NASA is going back to the Moon.
When the Orion Crew Capsule orbits the Moon there will be no one on board. But the mission will mark a key step in bringing humans back to Earth’s dusty sidekick.
As far as we know, only one person has ever been directly struck by space debris. That was back in 1997.
The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
International space law doesn’t explicitly prohibit anti-satellite missile tests — which makes uproar over Russia’s actions all the more significant.
Musk’s rivalry with Bezos might be a publicity stunt.
Many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs cooperate closely behind the scenes.
Potential conflicts in space over resources can be prevented by a commitment to peaceful collaboration.
As the space race is resumed, and expanded to include private corporations, it is more important than ever to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaboration.
Both Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson successfully rode to space on rockets made by their private companies Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, respectively.
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According to a new poll, people across political and demographic lines think the private space race is good for the future but still just an ego trip for the billionaires involved.
Glenn, in the NASA mailroom, received letters from fans of all ages.
John Glenn Archives, The Ohio State University
John Glenn would have turned 100 on July 18, 2021. Today’s space program is a giant leap more inclusive than when he made his pioneering orbit of the Earth in 1962.
It wasn’t long after Jeff Bezos announced his plans to go to space that Sir Richard Branson joined in, setting a launch date to beat Bezos by nine days.
Biden is asking companies to cover the tab for his infrastructure plan.
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The corporate tax was created on the principle that people and companies should be taxed based on what they receive in benefits – and US corporations have received an awful lot.
An artist’s illustration of the aeroshell containing NASA’s Perseverance rover guiding itself towards the surface of Mars.
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All eyes on Mars.
India has already managed what China has not.
Star trails in the desert.
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A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
About 770 Australian entities are already developing space-related infrastructure, most of which are privately owned.
Although it has yet to fly any paying passengers and is currently loss making, Virgin Galactic aims to be profitable by 2021.
India’s launch vehicle carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, India, in late July 2019.
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Are India and China engaged in a new space race? India’s increasingly ambitious space ventures, including its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, are evidence of the country’s interest in space exploration.
America’s space race with Russia revealed an education system that was not up to the task, with many children diagnosed with ADHD.
In identifying a failing education system as it trailed the Russians, America discovered many low-achieving youngsters had ADHD.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, humans stepped onto another celestial body and into history.
The first humans to land on the Moon, and the team that got them there, get all the glory. But what about the people who laid the foundation for this effort by mapping the Moon? Who were they?
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.