Category: Space

Soviet dog spacesuit to be auctioned

Soviet dog spacesuit to be auctioned

Via Daily Mail It’s not unusual for some people to dress up their dogs in attention-grabbing coats and even miniature tutus. But any prized pup that wears an authentic spacesuit is very likely to be the best dressed canine at any dog show. Dog lovers will get the chance to buy just the outfit, because a genuine 1950s spacesuit will be […]

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Scientists spot white dwarf reigniting and exploding

Scientists spot white dwarf reigniting and exploding

Via Daily Mail It is a blaze of glory rarely seen in the universe.  Astronomers have proved for the first time that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae.  These incredible images  were created to show the stages of the spectacular death……

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Beam Your Message to Mars

Beam Your Message to Mars

Via Dave Reneke The peple over at Uwingu have a really cool new fundraiser effort going called “Beam Me to Mars”. Its a unique project and one that will tantalize and excite the imagination of any avid Red Planet enthusiast. The idea is this: in exchange for a donation that goes to support science research and education, you can beam […]

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Mind the Gap. The Great British Spaceport

Mind the Gap. The Great British Spaceport

By Andrew May/Mysterious Universe Last month the British government announced eight sites, at various locations around the country, that could potentially host a new spaceport before the end of the decade. The spaceport would have two main purposes: to launch commercial satellites into orbit, and to lob tourists into space on brief suborbital hops. Of all the nuclear powers, Britain is the […]

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Mercury And Mars – An Insight

Mercury And Mars – An Insight

Via Dave Reneke MARS is, and will remain, the focal point of NASA’s manned space program. The budget realities of our time, and the times to come, will keep other manned projects on the back burner.Here’s an interesting story: So far as NASA is concerned, manned Mercury exploration is not even on the stove. A greater appreciation for what Mercury […]

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Orbital manoeuvres in the dark: Apollo 11’s UFO

Orbital manoeuvres in the dark: Apollo 11’s UFO

By  Dwayne A. Day/The Space Review As Apollo 11 headed to the Moon, the astronauts looked out their window and noticed something—an object, flashing with some kind of regularity. According to Jay Barbree in his new book Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, after they returned to Earth, there was some tension about this subject while the astronauts were in their […]

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Boy, 8, wants to travel to Mars after gaining GCSE in astronomy

Boy, 8, wants to travel to Mars after gaining GCSE in astronomy

Via Leicester Mercury A star-gazing eight-year-old is over the moon at becoming the youngest student to gain an A grade in GCSE astronomy. Home-educated Sebastian Carrington passed the exam with flying colours with the help of his mum, Denise, and says his sights are now set on travelling to Mars…..

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SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

By John Carroll/KWTX,com A SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-air early Friday evening. The unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch around 5:45 p.m. during a test flight at the SpaceX testing facility in McGregor. According to a statement from the company, no injuries were reported…. VIDEO

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‘Thigh Bone’ on Mars Is Just Another Rock, NASA Says

‘Thigh Bone’ on Mars Is Just Another Rock, NASA Says

By Tariq Malik/Space.com A photo from NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars set the Internet abuzz this week with claims that the robot had found a “thigh bone” on the Red Planet. But not so fast. That so-called bone? Just a weathered Martian rock, NASA says…..

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Rare color footage of first spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, 1965

Rare color footage of first spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, 1965

VIDEO ip0onfire  description: Was looking through some archival footage and found this gem.   Taken from “The Moon” (original Russian title ЛУНА, 1965):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT1s5…

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