science/space/topics/space-travel

Are You a Moon Mission Mastermind?

The Apollo spacecraft flew to the Moon nine times. Each mission was different and discovered new data about the Moon. Each also had its own times of drama and excitement–one more than the others. How much do you remember or know about the Apollo missions? Are you a Moon-mission mastermind?

Spacecraft in Pictures

The Space Age has given us some of the most exciting images in history. Rockets blasting off, spacecraft landing, images from other worlds. Here are a collection of some spacecraft in pictures that excited the world.
Famous Female Astronomers - a List and Description

Famous Female Astronomers - a List and Description

There have been many important female astronomers. Women astronomers have helped expand our frontiers by being the first to discover how to calculate the distance to far away galaxies, among other firsts. Women have been important astronomers since 400 AD, and maybe even before that.
The Parts That Are On A Spaceship: The Shuttle System

The Parts That Are On A Spaceship: The Shuttle System

Ever wonder about the parts that are on a spaceship? Here’s an overview of the external parts of the space shuttle, including the shuttle system as it sits on the launch pad. The space shuttle is “the most complex machine ever built”, according to NASA.
The Inside of a Spacecraft

The Inside of a Spacecraft

Manned spacecraft are responsible for carrying payload and astronauts into orbit. But what does the interior of a spacecraft really look like? In this article we will explore what the interior of the space shuttle looks like and how astronauts perform day to day activities.