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An interactive world map with photos taken from the ISS

A map with photos taken from the ISS

In this superb interactive world map you can find a collection of 650 photos taken by astronauts, aboard the International Space Station (ISS).   Watch the map…

By |September 2, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space

NASA’s gigantic Space Launch System

Space Launch System

This is an artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars.

By |August 29, 2014|Categories: Space

Northrop Grumman developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane

XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane

Northrop Grumman with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane design for DARPA, shown here in an artist’s concept.

By |August 26, 2014|Categories: Space

SpaceX Rocket Explodes in Texas

SpaceX Rocket

SpaceX rocket prototype explodes in Texas on Aug. 22, after an anomaly in the system. No injuries are reported.    Image © SpaceX

By |August 23, 2014|Categories: Space

NASA’s fuel-less Space Drive may actually work

Starship Enterprise

NASA last week presented an “impossible” fuel-less Space Drive, a microwave thruster that may actually work.

By |August 5, 2014|Categories: Space

Oxygen-creating instrument for the Red planet

MOXIE

NASA will include MIT’s MOXIE experiment on the Mars 2020 rover mission to study how to create oxygen out of the Martian atmosphere.   Image © NASA

By |August 5, 2014|Categories: Physics, Space

Iberian Peninsula at Night

Iberian Peninsula from ISS

An early evening photo of the entire Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal and Andorra), from one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station, on July 26, 2014.

By |August 2, 2014|Categories: Space

NASA’s next generation spacecraft’s cockpit

Orion's cockpit

NASA’s next generation Orion spacecraft has many innovations. One of the most significant changes is the cockpit with touchscreen interfaces.

By |August 2, 2014|Categories: Space

Mars 2020 Rover will explore the Red planet as never before

Mars 2020 Rover

NASA is planning the next mission to Mars and the agency just announced how the new rover, that launches in 2020, will be.

By |August 1, 2014|Categories: Space

Next-Generation Microshutter Array Technology

Microshutter Array

A close-up view of the next-generation microshutter arrays — designed to accommodate the needs of future observatories — during the fabrication process.

By |July 31, 2014|Categories: Space
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