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?
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.
It’s been more than 40 years since the first man walked on the Moon. Today, NASA is preparing to return. How much do you know about the first expeditions? Let’s find out with this Walking on the Moon Quiz.
Throughout the Solar System, planetary atmospheres vary to great degrees. Learning about the different features of each, helps humans understand the changing dynamics of Earth and fulfills our general need to explore.
How would you like to be the first human to travel to another star? Well, don’t get too excited because it might never happen. Your DNA, on the other hand, might just make it with the help of a robot.
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.
Shrouded in mystery, the X-37B has recently touched down from it’s last mission. Learn more about the US Air Force’s orbital test vehicle, its launching timetable, the secret mission and the future of the program.
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.
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.
Find out interesting facts about Guion Bluford and his career as a NASA astronaut!