Space Technology

  • The Deep Impact Probe Mission

    Comets are icy balls of rock that orbit the Sun in eccentric orbits that have beautiful tails that trail behind them. The study of comets has been an important part of astronomy for centuries, culminating with NASA's Deep Impact Probe.
    By Andy Dziuba September 26, 2010 

  • Kliper Spacecraft - Multi-Use space Craft - Development Overview

    The Kliper spacecraft was envisioned as a reusable space vehicle to replace the Soyuz. The concept began in 1994 and went through several iterations: wingless, winged, and a hybrid. In June, 2007, the Kliper project was officially halted. Why?...
    By johnsinit September 15, 2010 

  • Suborbital Passenger Flight – Will Suborbital Transport Ever Take Off?

    Space is the ultimate frontier. Already astronauts have safely conducted manned flights to the moon and lived in space stations. Is space tourism for the everyday man and woman just around the corner? Well don't pack your bags just yet there are...
    By Dorothy Bland September 12, 2010 

  • Robotics in Space: Robots on a Mission

    Space robots and robotic space explorers are tasked with missions to assist astronauts in space, explore our planet, Solar System and the cosmos. More and more countries are opting for robotic missions. This article is explores these marvels of technology...
    By Reeja Mathew August 29, 2010 

  • Current Planetary Missions - The Missions To Other Planets

    Do you wonder how our interplanetary missions are going? Here is an update. NASA has some really nice things in store over the next 7 years.
    By pms19650 August 29, 2010 

  • Discoveries the Hubble Telescope Has Made

    The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most popular space telescopes in service. Are you interested in finding what discoveries the Hubble telescope has made? Then read further to find about its history and amazing discoveries.
    By Reeja Mathew August 22, 2010 

  • WMAP: The Coolest Telescope Ever

    The WMAP space telescope, launched in 2001, has given the world an insight into the inner workings of the universe. It has shed light on mysteries like dark matter, dark energy, even the curvature of the universe. Learn more about these discoveries...
    By Andy Dziuba July 15, 2010 

  • About SOFIA: Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

    The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a US / German partnership that places an infrared observatory on-board a 747 to allow astronomical observations from above most of the water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere...
    By johnsinit July 10, 2010 

  • Uses of Rockets----Today's War Rockets

    The military of virtually all nations have made rockets a mainstay of their arsenal in the 21st century. Obviously the U.S. and Russia have the more sophisticated systems, but Israel, France, and yes, Iran have highly effective systems.
    By George Adcock July 10, 2010 

  • Facts about the Size of the Space Shuttle

    You’ve probably seen the Space Shuttle launch a dozen times, and have seen images of it as it approaches or leaves the International Space Station, but it is difficult to get a perspective on how big the shuttle is. Read on for some information...
    By RC Davison June 21, 2010 
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