Astronautics
Astronautics (alternatively cosmonautics), is the theory and practice of navigation beyond Earth's atmosphere.The term astronautics was coined by analogy with aeronautics. As there is a certain degree...
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SpaceX Dragon capsule's picture perfect Atlantic splashdown
Dragon has returned to planet Earth. SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule undocked from the International Space Station and headed toward the Atlantic ocean, landing spot on Florida's coast in a successf...
Sir Richard Branson unveils new Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Sir Richard Branson unveils a new version of his Virgin Galactic Spaceship.
Jeff Bezos' Space Company Launches First Reusable Rocket
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk 's SpaceX on Monday by successfully landing an unmanned test rocket – a historic feat that could greatly reduce the cost of space travel. Amazo...
The Plasma Engine That Could Take Humans To Mars On A Single Tank: Breakthrough In Hall Thrusters Could See Them Power Deep Space Missions
Scientists in the French National Center for Scientific Research have created a 'wall-less Hall thruster' prototype that uses a 45,000 mph stream of plasma to push spacecraft forward. Hall thrusters a...
The latest disruptive space technology is a battery-powered rocket engine
Rocket Lab, a US and New Zealand-based defense research company, has exploited the increasing power packed by small batteries to develop a new rocket it’s calling the Electron. It says it will cost $4...
NASA | The MMS Mission's Unique Orbit
Scientist John Dorelli explains the MMS mission's orbit and why the four spacecraft fly in a tetrahedron formation. This complex arrangement enables scientists to gather data about magnetic reconnecti...
Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare
Earlier this month, NASA published a video introducing its concept submarine designed to explore Kraken Mare, one of the liquefied methane seas on Titan, the remarkably strange moon circling Saturn. T...
Falcon Heavy | Flight Animation
SpaceX released a 3D animation showcasing its Falcon Heavy rocket launch from Florida, with all three of the boosters safely returning to Earth. Earlier this month, an attempt to land a booster on a s...
Private Space Taxis on Track to Fly in 2017
Boeing and SpaceX are on track to start launching astronauts to the International Space Station
Space Future - Vehicle Designs
In order for people to be able to travel economically to space, for space tourism and for other purposes, we need reusable launch vehicles. All commercial transport industries use reusable vehicles - ...
GPS meteorology
GPS meteorology refers to the use of the effect of the atmosphere on thepropagation of the Global Positioning System's (GPS) radio signals to deriveinformation on the state of the (lower, neutral) atm...
Silbervogel
Silbervogel, German for silver bird, was a design for a liquid-propellant rocket-powered sub-orbital bomber produced by Eugen Sänger and Irene Bredt in the late 1930s for The Third Reich/Nazi Germany....
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SSIES
SSIES, or the Special Sensors-Ions, Electrons, and Scintillation thermal plasma analysis package is a suite of instruments built by the William B. Hanson center for Space Sciences at the University of...
Laser broom
A laser broom is a proposed ground-based laser beam-powered propulsion system whose purpose is to sweep space debris out of the path of other artificial satellites such as the International Space Stat...
X-ray telescope
An X-ray telescope (XRT) is a telescope that is designed to observe remote objects in the X-ray spectrum. In order to get above the Earth's atmosphere, which is opaque to X-rays, X-ray telescopes mus...
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Local Area Augmentation System
The Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) is an all-weather aircraft landing system based on real-time differential correction of the GPS signal. Local reference receivers located around the airport s...
Ion wind
Ion wind, ionic wind, coronal wind or electric wind describe the airflow induced by electrostatic forces linked to corona discharge arising at the tips of some sharp conductors (such as points or blad...
Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid
Neutral buoyancy simulation with astronauts immersed in a tank of water, in pressure suits, can help to prepare astronauts for the difficult task of working while outside a spacecraft in an apparently...
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Magnetic sail
A magnetic sail or magsail is a proposed method of spacecraft propulsion which would use a static magnetic field to deflect charged particles radiated by the Sun as a plasma wind, and thus impart mome...
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Praful Bhavsar
Praful Bhavsar is an Indian space scientist who has held several major positions in the Indian Space program including the Project Scientist for the first rocket launch into space from Indian soil on ...
Neutral buoyancy
Neutral buoyancy is a condition in which a physical body's average density is equal to the density of the fluid in which it is immersed. The buoyancy offsets the force of gravity that would otherwise ...
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ST-124-M3 inertial platform
The ST-124-M3 is a device for measuring acceleration and attitude of the Saturn V launch vehicle. It was carried by the Saturn V Instrument Unit, a 3-foot-high (0.91 m), 22-foot-diameter (6.7...
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MERIS
MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) is one of the main instruments on board the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Envisat platform.This instrument is composed of five cameras disposed side by s...
STS 71
STS 71 is a fossilized skull of the species Australopithecus africanus. It was discovered in Sterkfontein, South Africa by Robert Broom in 1947. In 1972 John Wallace connected STS 71 with STS 36, a lo...
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