Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This is the biggest space story of the year simply because of the instant raising of awareness it engendered, even in the most non-scientific communities, that we (and our planet) are part of a much larger and very active existence.
"The Chelyabinsk airburst was the largest since Tunguska in 1908, but unlike that and other historic events, the strike was recorded by a full suite of modern technology: satellites photographed the meteor, security and personal video cameras filmed the path across the sky, and sensors picked up infrasound waves as lumps hit the ground..."
Posted by AVN Staff at 5:30 AM
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Details of the Spacewalks the Expedition 38 Crew will Conduct to Repair the International Space Station.
"Lead U.S. Spacewalk Officer Allison Bolinger discusses the details of the three spacewalks the Expedition 38 crew will conduct to replace a faulty pump module on the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins will venture out of the station's Quest airlock on Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to remove a pump module that has a failed valve and replace it with an existing spare that is stored on an external stowage platform. The pump is associated with one of the station's two external cooling loops, which circulate ammonia outside the station to keep both internal and external equipment cool. "
Posted by AVN Staff at 11:51 AM
Friday, December 20, 2013
The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station.
Posted by AVN Staff at 9:10 PM
Posted by AVN Staff at 9:06 PM
A little boy in Denver has taken it upon himself to convince the government to restart NASA's shuttle program.
A real astronaut called six-year-old Connor Johnson personally to offer his support (video below)!
Posted by AVN Staff at 9:03 PM
Posted by AVN Staff at 9:02 PM