Space Technology

  • Uses of Rockets—From Military Artillary to Space Travel

    Rockets have been used as weapons of war for more than 2000 years. In recent years they have been used for atmospheric research, high speed flight research, and even more destructive war weapons. Today, they even take us into outer space.
    By George Adcock June 13, 2010 

  • Reflectors on the Moon - What are they there for?

    Reflectors on moon are one proof manned and unmanned missions to the Moon. This article details the history and uses of these simple devices.
    By Reeja Mathew June 13, 2010 

  • History of Rocket Development--From the Edge of Space to the Conquest of Space

    As the V2 and Aerobees were stretching into the upper reaches of the atmosphere at White Sands, other sounding rockets were coming on the scene. Some would morph into space launch vehicles at Cape Canaveral at the beginning of the space age. But the Soviets...
    By George Adcock June 1, 2010 

  • The Major Discoveries of the Space Age

    The last half century has been an exciting time to be an astronomer. The rise of technology has opened up new avenues for study, with inventions like the radio telescope and satellites. Today we are able to observe the universe around us in ways that...
    By Andy Dziuba May 28, 2010 

  • Government Funding for Space Exploration

    Should the government fund space exploration? With changing dynamics in the landscape of politics and the world, the space program faces a dwindling importance in priority to many people. Will this mark the end of NASA and what does the future hold?
    By Jason C. Chavis May 28, 2010 

  • Chinese Robots in Space: Unmanned Missions of the Chinese Space Program

    Compared to the rest of the world, the Chinese space program is in its infancy. In a country that is rapidly industrializing, the Chinese are devoting their resources to unmanned missions in space.
    By Andy Dziuba May 27, 2010 

  • Nothing But the Facts About the Cassini Saturn Mission

    Cassini first began its study of the Saturnian system back in June of 2004 and continued exploring the system until June 2008. Cassini has recently had its mission extended. For more information, read on.
    By Nicky LaMarco May 24, 2010 

  • Deep Space Network DSN – What is it and What Does it do?

    Have you ever wondered how we communicate with our manned and unmanned spacecraft? We are still in the early stages of space communication, but we have a system that has been working well for over 50 years. Read on to learn more about this system...
    By sdoy79 May 24, 2010 

  • Colonization in Space: Is it Possible?

    With a finite amount of resources on Earth, we will soon run out of materials. A large store of raw materials exist just beyond our reach, in our solar system. This article is about the current technologies and ideas about the future for our inevitable...
    By Andy Dziuba May 21, 2010 

  • Learning the Difference Between a Geostationary and Geosynchronous Satellite

    Confused by the terms, geostationary and geosynchronous orbits? They are very easy to tell apart and each provides advantages depending on what type of satellite you are launching into orbit. Read on for the details.
    By RC Davison May 19, 2010 
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