Tag Archives: Outer space

24Feb/16

NASA’s laser-powered spaceship could travel to Mars in 72 hours

NASA scientist Philip Lubin is working on perfecting laser technology that could propel a light spacecraft to Mars in as little as three days.
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26Jan/16

America remembers Challenger, 30 years on

The U.S. is preparing to recognize the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster when the space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, killing all six astronauts and teacher, Christa McAuliffe who were onboard.
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15Dec/15

ESA scientists watch first Briton taking off from Baikonur to ISS

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) watch their colleague Tim Peake’s take-off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan as he becomes the first Briton to visit the International Space Station.

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07Dec/15
Earth in Full View

Earth in Full View

Earth in Full View
The Apollo 17 crew caught this breathtaking view of our home planet as they were traveling to the Moon on Dec. 7, 1972. It’s the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap. Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula.

09Oct/15

NASA releases photos from Apollo missions

IN SPACE (NASA) – Space enthusiasts got a special treat this week as NASA released more than 11,000 photos from its Project Apollo Archive, the vast majority of which feature pictures taken during the lunar missions. NASA posted the photos on the Project Apollo Archive Flickr account, and they span from the first manned test flight in 1968, Apollo 7, to NASA’s last lunar mission, Apollo 17, in 1972.
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07Oct/15

Israeli team signs first launch deal in Google moon race

With the deadline to win a $20 million first-place prize just two years off, pressure is mounting on the 16 rivals from around the world hoping to complete a privately-funded moon landing.

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02Sep/15

20 km high space elevator tower planned

(REUTERS / THOTH TECHNOLOGY / ESA) – Though a tried and tested way to launch space missions, firing rockets isn’t fuel efficient.

Thoth Technology of Canada says its planned 20 kilometre high space elevator tower could solve that.
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