Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NASA paid Musk millions to make sure his employees don't smoke pot
Astronaut organization seeks role advising Artemis
Remembering Alexei Leonov, the first human being to walk in space
NASA's 'Mole' Is Digging Below The Surface of Mars Again Thanks to an Ingenious Hack
The Mystery of Moon Water
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
The Last Moonwalker and Other Stories
A New Spacesuit for Artemis Generation Astronauts
Is nuclear power the future of green energy?
The American crackdown on Chinese intelligence

Monday, October 14, 2019

Remembering Alexei Leonov, the first human being to walk in space

Alexei Leonov was the first human being to walk in space on March 18, 1965. He was outside for just over 12 minutes before reentering to the Soviet Voskhod 2 capsule.

Leonov also came very close to achieving the distinction of being the first human being to die in space. While he was outside the Voskhod, his suit inflated so much that he could not get back inside his spacecraft. He released enough oxygen from his suit to barely make it back inside alive.

New material selectively captured CO2 molecules and turns them into useful products
How NASA sold the American public on space, going to the moon
Britain's first moon lander set to walk on lunar surface in 2021
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
A Brother on the Moon
NASA shows interest in SpaceX's Starship orbital refueling ambitions
NASA chief: SpaceX and Boeing have critical tests ahead but could fly astronauts in early 2020
Warp speeds in 'Star Trek' are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it

Friday, October 11, 2019

How to stop million-dollar satellites from becoming space junk

When a satellite is launched and placed into Earth orbit, whether it is for communications, GPS or a reconnaissance, it continues to operate as long as it has fuel or until something breaks down. Then the satellite, often worth hundreds of millions of dollars, becomes space junk, colliding with other dead satellites and becoming a hazard to space navigation.

NASA Wants to Encourage Private Space Stations
NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover's Sky Crane Landing Tech
Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age
The Last Moonwalker and Other Stories
NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020
Elon Musk and NASA chief get on same page, vow to complete Crew Dragon
As NASA tries to land on the Moon, it has plenty of rockets to choose from