Category: Space

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Via NBC News Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane exploded and crashed during a test flight on Friday, killing one crew member and seriously injuring another, authorities said.The explosion scattered debris across a two-mile swath of the desert floor outside Mojave, California, and came after the plane was released from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane. SpaceShipTwo was testing its rocket engine in flight […]

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Space agency attempted to steal evidence of extraterrestrial life, claims Sri Lankan politician

Space agency attempted to steal evidence of extraterrestrial life, claims Sri Lankan politician

Via Open Minds A politician in Sri Lanka says a team of “white gentlemen” from an international space agency tried to steal meteor fragments that prove alien life exists in order to hide from the world that “creationism is a blatant lie.” According to the Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror newspaper, Minister Wimal Weerawansa, the leader Sri Lanka’s Jathika Nidahas Peramuna […]

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Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch

Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch

Via BBC News An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia. Antares, a 14-storey rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility. The cause of the cargo ship malfunction has yet to be determined….. VIDEO

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Will we make it to Mars before Earth is destroyed?

Will we make it to Mars before Earth is destroyed?

By Top Secret Writers

By Gabrielle Pickard As anticipated doomsdays come and go and we are still here unharmed. It’s quite easy to get complacent that Earth and humanity will be one day wiped out. But then again, what are the real chances we’ll actually make it to Mars either? The question is, what will come first, man accomplishing the long trip to the […]

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An All-Female Mission to Mars

An All-Female Mission to Mars

Via Dave Reneke February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, “Should a Girl Be First in Space?” It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan Shepard above the stratosphere, followed by dozens of other spacemen over the next […]

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UWS To Unveil Aboriginal Astronomy Subjects

UWS To Unveil Aboriginal Astronomy Subjects

Via Dave Reneke Astrophysicist Professor Ray Norris began his career in England attempting to disprove any astronomical significance to ancient sites like Stonehenge, only to eventually discover, ‘‘in horror,’’ that he was wrong. After lengthy research, he said he realised those early English peoples did, in fact, have a deep understanding of the skies above them. Fast forward more than […]

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Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video

By Alyssa Newcomb/ABC News VIDEO The moment a bright light streaked across the night sky in Trussville, Alabama, was captured on video last night. The sighting came as the Earth passed through the debris cloud from Halley’s Comet, which produces the annual Orionid meteor shower……

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A close encounter over Plymouth?

A close encounter over Plymouth?

Via Plymouth Herald An unfamiliar flare of light has been captured by a Plymouth photographer, prompting questions as to its origin. Steve Hayward, who was taking a long-exposure shot of the International Space Station, noticed the fleck of light on the bottom of the photo. He was unsure what it could be, so immediately posted it on Plymouth Astronomical Society’s […]

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What Will Happen? Green Comet Approaches Mars

What Will Happen? Green Comet Approaches Mars

Via Dave Reneke  On Sunday, October 19th, Comet Siding Spring will pass only 140,000 km away from Mars. For comparison, that’s about 1/3rd the distance between Earth and the Moon.This is going to be very interesting indeed! For a while last year, astronomers thought the comet might actually hit Mars, setting off a cataclysmic climate change experiment, but now we […]

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Mystery Shuttle Lands After Two-Year Flight

Mystery Shuttle Lands After Two-Year Flight

Via Sky News The US military’s top-secret version of the space shuttle has completed a nearly two-year-long classified mission. The space plane, known as the X-37B, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Southern California coast on Friday after circling the Earth for 674 days. What the shuttle was doing during that time remains a mystery….

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