Manned Space Travel

  • The Soyuz Program (Part 2): Notable Manned Missions

    The ill-fated Soyuz manned missions failed because of technological negligence. Space enthusiasts have always wondered why Soyuz 1 crashed and what happened to Soyuz 11. These missions, and the success of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, are discussed in this...
    By Anurag Ghosh June 23, 2010 

  • The Soyuz Program (Part 1): Soyuz Spacecrafts

    The Soyuz program developed into a variety of civilian and military projects, after the the Luna program was abandoned for technological reasons. Information about the Soyuz spacecraft and launch vehicle is described here in brief.
    By Anurag Ghosh June 22, 2010 

  • Crew Members of the Space Shuttle Mission STS-78

    Who were the crew members of the Space Shuttle mission STS-78? Seven astronauts, representing the United States, France and Canada, served aboard the Space Shuttle mission STS-78 Columbia.
    By Jason C. Chavis June 21, 2010 


  • Facts and Information About Susan J. Helms

    Susan J. Helms is a famous astronaut who flew aboard the space shuttle and the International Space Station. In addition, she has become a highly-decorated Major General in the US Air Force.
    By Jason C. Chavis June 12, 2010 

  • Disadvantages to Manned Missions to Space

    While manned missions can result in the injury or death of humans, they also offer a unique perspective on exploration. However, robotic missions can go places humans can not and often for far less money.
    By Jason C. Chavis May 27, 2010 

  • Rocket Science - How Rocket Engines Work

    Rocket engines produce tremendous power by burning propellant in a combustion chamber, then forcing the hot gases through a smaller section known as the throat to increase their velocity. This is known as the Venturi effect. The gases are then allowed...
    By George Adcock May 27, 2010 


  • Nothing But the Facts About SETI - The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

    The concept of SETI, is very mysterious and enthralling. We have been listening to the universe for decades now in the hope that our silent friends across the boundless void would conjure up some signals for us to detect. Here are some facts about SETI...
    By Ricky May 27, 2010 

  • The History of the Soviet Space Program – Part III – The Seventies

    Even though they were beaten in the “moon race” by the Americans, the Soviets continued their space domination in the 1970s, constructing the new Soyuz spaceship series and launching a top secret Almaz project. Read about those years of the...
    By johnsinit May 24, 2010 

  • Svetlana Savitskaya – First Woman to Walk In Space

    Svetlana Savitskaya, from Soviet Union, was the second woman in space and the first woman to walk in space. On 25 July, 1984 she walked in space for almost 4 hours. This article presents the biography of this formidable woman.
    By johnsinit May 24, 2010 

  • Nothing But The Facts About: Svetlana Savitskaya

    In 1984 Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space. Below are some notable facts from her biography.
    By johnsinit May 24, 2010 
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