Manned Space Travel and Space Programs

Manned Space Travel

  • Astronauts Facts & Information

    Did you know astronauts can grow taller in space? Learn many interesting facts about life in space, including what astronauts eat and what a typical weekend is like.
    By Lashan Clarke August 23, 2010 

  • Nothing But The Facts About Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon

    Everybody knows that Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon. But there are other interesting facts in Armstrong's life, that are not so commonly known. He was a hero of the Korean war, and suffered several accidents during his test-pilot career...
    By johnsinit August 9, 2010 

  • Space Travel, Worth the Cost?

    The exploration of space is a very expensive endeavor. It often raises the question, is space exploration and travel worth the cost? This question has been debated for years by politicians and scientists alike. In the following article I will discuss...
    By Eli Misel August 5, 2010 


  • Nations which Have Landed Astronauts on the Moon

    Which nations have landed astronauts on the moon? So far, only the United States of America. The Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969 gave the Americans a significant “first” in the Cold War era space race, but only after being highly...
    By johnsinit July 28, 2010 

  • A List of African American Women Astronauts

    If you were on a space mission in trouble, Mae Jemison is one astronaut you’d want on your crew. The first of several African American woman astronauts, Jemison, with her astonishing achievements, has been inspiring young women everywhere to go...
    By johnsinit July 25, 2010 

  • Japan’s Space Freighter – H-2 Transfer Vehicle (HTV)

    The new Japanese Space Freighter, the H-2 Transfer Vehicle has made its maiden voyage to the ISS. Also known as the HTV, the JAXA spacecraft will be essential to the future of the ISS as the Space Shuttle fleet is retired.
    By Jason C. Chavis July 20, 2010 


  • Astronaut Duties in Space

    Discover what astronauts do in space and learn exactly what responsibilities each rank and title carries. Learn about NASA testing requirements and what experiences and training a applicant must have to be considered for hiring as an astronaut.
    By Finn Orfano July 15, 2010 

  • Role of Computers in the Advancement of Space Research

    Without the advancement of computer technology we would not have the Hubble Space Telescope in space. From analyzing data gathered by these telescopes, to designing the complex systems needed to make them work, computer technology goes hand in hand with...
    By Jen Wenceslao July 10, 2010 

  • Lessons Learned from Destroyed Spacecraft

    Destroyed spacecraft such as the Soyuz 1, Challenger and Columbia have taught spacecraft engineers much about risk levels involved with space flight, Scientists have picked apart every detail of the accidents, and have learned much about the unique risks...
    By johnsinit July 10, 2010 

  • Back to the Future: The Changing Face of NASA Astronaut Height and Weight Requirements

    Though NASA astronaut height and weight requirements have changed somewhat over the years, there is no getting around these requirements. Read on to learn just what it takes to get into the highly competitive NASA corps of astronauts.
    By Dorothy Bland June 24, 2010 
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