The unexpected spinoffs from the weaponized rocket technology from World War Two ultimately led to the more peaceful space launch applications we have today. Continue reading →
Forty-five years ago, Surveyor 3 launched to the Moon. Two years later parts of it came back.
It's been 40 years since we first saw Mercury up close, and the flyby raised more questions than it answered.
Valentina Tereshkova was one in a class of female cosmonauts, more of whom might have flown had the Vostok program not been cancelled. Continue reading →
Albert Einstein wasn’t always convinced that the universe began with a Big Bang. Continue reading →
It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
Inspired by a prehistoric material used by our ancestors to create cave drawings 30,000 years ago, scientists have found an ingenious method to keep the upcoming European Solar Orbiter cool. Continue reading →
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
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