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.
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.
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.
NASA and the LEGO company are teaming up to introduce children to the world of science and the endless opportunities of space. With the aid of a small LEGO shuttle that is to be launched with the Space Shuttle Discovery, their new program will take off.
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.
Today the use of animals in scientific research is an ethical issue. But, at the beginning of the space program it was not quite the same. A few facts about Russian Space Dogs is about how dogs paved way for the manned missions into space.
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?
Through a long design process, historical events of political change and gut-wrenching tragedy, the history of the space shuttle program transcended simple space exploration and became a symbol for American ingenuity and global progress.
The International Space Station has been manned by humans since November 2, 2000, representing one of the longest endeavors of space exploration attempted. These 3 facts about the International Space Station are designed to give one a look at the day-to-day life, dangers and politics of the ISS.
To launch a Space Shuttle required more than just the push of a button. Many preparations, tests, checks and operations had to occur even before the craft got to the pad.
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