Moon rock collected by the 1972 Apollo 17 mission is put on display in the Oval Office

When the Apollo 17 crew returned from the moon they brought back a 3.9-billion-year-old lunar rock that is now on display inside the White House’s Oval Office. The small boulder held by a metal clamp and encased in glass, sits located on a bookshelf that features items intended to remind Americans of the ambition and … Read more Moon rock collected by the 1972 Apollo 17 mission is put on display in the Oval Office

NASA prepares to fire up engines on ‘the most powerful rocket ever built’

Space Launch System test: NASA prepares to fire up engines on ‘the most powerful rocket ever built’ that can reach 17,500mph and will one day carry astronauts to Mars The $18 billion Space Launch System is the largest rocket engine ever built The SLS will fly astronauts to the Moon and Mars as part of … Read more NASA prepares to fire up engines on ‘the most powerful rocket ever built’

Mars’s answer to the Grand Canyon probed by NASA

By Ryan Morrison  A trio of spaceships from Earth are on their way to Mars in search of life and to better understand the atmosphere and environment of the Red Planet. Orbiter missions from the United Arab Emirates and China, as well as rovers from the Chinese and American space agencies are due to arrive … Read more Mars’s answer to the Grand Canyon probed by NASA

World’s largest free-floating iceberg loses a 70 square miles chunk from its northernmost section

World’s largest free-floating iceberg loses a 70 square miles chunk from its northernmost section after slamming into the continental shelf surrounding South Georgia island Iceberg A68a is on a collision path with South Georgia island NASA satellites captured an image showing it lost a large chunk along the way The pieces is measures about 70 … Read more World’s largest free-floating iceberg loses a 70 square miles chunk from its northernmost section

NASA awards Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin contract for space missions starting in 2025

NASA awards Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and its 301-foot tall New Glenn rocket contract for future space missions starting in 2025 NASA has named Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket a potential mission provider The Jeff Bezos-owned firm will have the opportunity to take contracts This includes sending satellites into orbit or launching supplies to the … Read more NASA awards Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin contract for space missions starting in 2025

New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel

New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel when they land on the Red Planet in 2033 The system is designed with  two sides – one splits the water to form a hydroxyl ion and the other splits it again to produce oxygen It produces 25 times more oxygen … Read more New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel

NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video from SPACE

NASA astronaut Victor Glover shared his first video from space as he and three other astronauts soared above the Earth while traveling to the International Space Station. Glover is part of the Crew-1 mission that launched aboard the SpaceX‘s Crew Dragon capsule, nicknamed ‘Dragon Resilience,’ on November 15. This is Glover’s first trip to space … Read more NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video from SPACE

NASA says Mars astronauts will need conscientiousness above all

The typical astronaut has a degree in science or math, spent countless hours working as a pilot and is in good health, but the right stuff will not matter for those looking to go to Mars – they will need ‘conscientiousness.’ A study led by Western University found space fairing heroes who wish to survive … Read more NASA says Mars astronauts will need conscientiousness above all

NASA reveals sending the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024 is ‘unlikely’

NASA reveals sending the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024 is ‘unlikely’ due to lack of funding, scheduling issues and the impact of the coronavirus had on operations NASA’s Artemis mission was set to kick off in 2024, but a report says otherwise The report cites a number of concerns like … Read more NASA reveals sending the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024 is ‘unlikely’

Nitrogen dioxide emissions drop by a FIFTH globally due to lockdown

Emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrogen dioxide have been slashed by a FIFTH since February due to the coronavirus pandemic, NASA finds NASA analysed nitrogen dioxide emissions at 5,756 sites in 46 countries  Compared 2020 figure with the multi-year average for previous years  Revealed an average drop of 20 per cent from February around the … Read more Nitrogen dioxide emissions drop by a FIFTH globally due to lockdown

NASA’s Victor Glover becomes the first black astronaut to call the Internal Space Station home

Four astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Monday evening, but one of them has made history following the 27 hour journey. NASA astronaut Victor Glover is the first black person to live on the orbiting lab for an extended stay – he will call the massive ship home for the next six months. … Read more NASA’s Victor Glover becomes the first black astronaut to call the Internal Space Station home

‘It’s a historic night’: Mike Pence flies to Florida to watch NASA-SpaceX launch

‘It’s a historic night’: Mike Pence flies to Florida to watch NASA-SpaceX launch four astronauts to International Space Station Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence were the faces of the Trump administration at Sunday night’s NASA-SpaceX launch of Resilience  ‘It’s a historic night,’ Pence said to guests at a reception before the … Read more ‘It’s a historic night’: Mike Pence flies to Florida to watch NASA-SpaceX launch

Leonid meteor shower to light up the night sky next week with 15 shooting stars every hour

Leonid meteor shower to light up the night sky next week with 15 shooting stars every hour visible across the world The Leonid meteor shower is set to peak on November 16 through November 17 This is an annual event, but this year will be more visible than last year The moon is set to only … Read more Leonid meteor shower to light up the night sky next week with 15 shooting stars every hour