The World Learns of the Retirement of Astronaut Scott Kelly. October 2015, Commander Scott Kelly set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space by an American astronaut, 382. For the ISS year long mission, Kelly spent 340 consecutive days in space. On March 11, 2016, American Astronaut Scott Kelly announced his […]

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The Best Student Project. As a high school student or even into university, I would have loved to be able work on a science experiment that would end up on a space mission. The opportunity to interact with the team at NASA, and then to see our hard work producing results from outer space would […]

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New Research Into The Amount of CO2 Our Forests Can Absorb. Scientists have long believed that the world’s forests play an important role in limiting the amount of atmospheric CO2, as they act as a carbon sink, absorbing CO2 and expelling oxygen. This role is vitally important as we struggle to limit atmospheric carbon while […]

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The Risk of Drone Collisions is on the Rise. It is expected that in the US, consumers will purchase 400,000 unmanned aerial vehicles ( drones) just over this Christmas period alone. Already with legislation lagging behind technology, the number of close calls between drones and commercial aircraft is alarming and adding so many new remote […]

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The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Webb is an international project led by NASA with its partners, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency.

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Space Exploration Missions Need a Reliable Source of Energy. It takes a considerable amount of energy to launch any rocket into space and escape the pull of gravity from earth. This energy is provided using different types of liquid chemical fuels or sometimes solid fuels.

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New Understanding of the Process for Converting Magnetic Energy from Solar Flares. A solar flare occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. Radiation from the event is emitted across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves at the long wavelength end, through optical emission to x-rays and […]

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World’s First Electric Satellite But Certainly Not The Last. ( Tek-ThinK) Electric technology is quickly proving that it can replace combustion processes for pretty much everything we do. I mean there are now consumer choices for electric cars,motorcycles,ATV’s ,boats and more. Rocket propulsion is also a form of combustion technology with the thrust of the […]

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The Mars Rocket Motors Are a Critical Component for Mission Success. According to NASA their new Space Launch System ( SLS)  will be the most powerful rocket they have ever built, enabling astronauts in the Orion spacecraft to travel deeper into the solar system.  When completed, SLS will enable astronauts to begin their journey to […]

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Testing the Rocket Engine for the Mars Mission In case you missed this today on NASA TV here is the replay showing the sixth developmental test of an RS-25 rocket engine. Four of the former space shuttle main engines will power the core stage of the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket , which will […]

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