Space Agencies – Government Supported

Governments around the world spend billions of dollars supporting and developing space research and programs. The agencies in charge, like the Unites States’ – NASA; Europe’s – ESA; Italy’s – ASI; Canada’s – CSA; Japan’s – JAXA; China’s – CNSA and Russia’s – RFSA, to name a few, stretch far and wide to provide the technology and expertise to explore the cosmos and put people into space.

A Guide to the International Space Station

Do you know how big the International Space Station and when it was completed? Or what are its main goals? Read our guide and find out how the ISS was formed, its key objectives, missions, modules and what are its accomplishments so far.

How NASA’s Mission Control Works

Find out how NASA’s Mission Control works, what the Flight Control Room is and the team of officers and engineers working to ensure the mission’s success.

Facts on the Mir Space Station

The Mir space station was the first successful orbiting space station after NASA’s Skylab. For its 15 years in orbit it served as a research platform for Russia and many other countries that sent astronauts and cosmonauts to stay on board. Get some facts and history on the Mir space station.

A General Discussion of Space Station Design

Long the mainstay of Sci-Fi films set in space, the space station is an essential element in colonizing the “final frontier”. But, what is a space station, and what are the elements needed to design one?

The Next Mission to Mars: The Mars Laboratory Rover – Curiosity

The Mars Science Laboratory Rover, known as Curiosity, is NASA’s next major mission to the Martian surface. Scheduled for a two-year exploration to begin in 2012, Curiosity seeks to find evidence of past or present life. The mission is the next step following Spirit and Opportunity.