Spaceflight
Spaceflight (also written space flight) is ballistic flight into or through outer space. Spaceflight can occur with spacecraft with or without humans on board. Examples of human spaceflight include th...
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SpaceX Starlink - Elon Musk shows first internet satellites ready for launch
SpaceX Starlink - Elon Musk shows first internet satellites ready for launch Elon Musk shows SpaceX’s first 60 Starlink internet satellites packed for launch This week will be massive for SpaceX. The ...
What If We Terraformed The Sahara Desert?
Why don’t we transform the Sahara desert into a lush rainforest?
First flight of the largest Airplane in the World STRATOLAUNCH carrier aircraft
Billionaire Paul Allen's private spaceflight company Stratolaunch has just unveiled the world's biggest airplane: a massive carrier plane with a wingspan longer than an entire football field. The colo...
Boeing’s Diversity and Inclusion Pronouncements Should Make Us All Uneasy
Boeing should be in the business of building planes that fly, not in creating a future utopia.
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...
The X3 Ion Thruster Is Here
These new space engines could get us to the Moon in 30 minutes. 😱 Follow Focal Point for more stories like this!
ESA Releases Stunning Photos Of Mars’ ‘Winter Wonderland’ Near Planet’s North Pole
Newly released images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission offer a timely look at the water ice near the Red Planet’s north pole, showcasing what the agency referred to ...
New Horizons Flyover of Pluto
Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer spectacular new perspectives of the many unu...
Sounds of Mars: NASA’s InSight Senses Martian Wind
Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium P...
What will NASA's InSight do on Mars?
The InSight mission will hopefully land on Mars on the 26th November. But how will it land, and what will it actually do while on Mars? SUBSCRIBE for more videos about our other planets. Subscribe! h...
Why NASA Is Sending An $850 Million Drill To Mars
NASA is sending an $850 million lander to Mars. Using a drill to dig deeper into the planet than ever before, Insight will be the first of its kind to study Mars’ interior. This mission will help us l...
Meet the first civilian who will orbit the Moon
This Japanese billionaire will be the first passenger on a SpaceX trip around the moon. And he's planning to take six to eight artists with him, free of charge. https://cnn.it/2Nl4hj3
NASA Is Sending A Helicopter To Mars
Behold the Marscopter! For the first time ever, a helicopter drone will be sent to survey the Red Planet. (via Seeker Universe)
History of spaceflight
Spaceflight became part of human achievement in the 20th century following theoretical and practical breakthroughs by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Robert H. Goddard. The Soviet Union took the lead in th...
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Space accidents and incidents
This article lists verifiable spaceflight-related accidents and incidents resulting in fatality or near-fatality during flight or training for manned space missions, and testing, assembly, preparation...
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Spacecraft
A spaceship is a vehicle, vessel or machine designed to fly in outer space. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, space c...
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Spacecraft propulsion
Spacecraft propulsion is any method used to accelerate spacecraft and artificial satellites. There are many different methods. Each method has drawbacks and advantages, and spacecraft propulsion is an...
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Rocket launch
Video of the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134A rocket launch is the takeoff phase of the flight of a rocket. Launches for orbital spaceflights, or launches into interplanetary space, are...
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Non-rocket spacelaunch
Non-rocket space launch (NRS) refers to concepts for launch into space where some or all of the needed speed and altitude are provided by something other than expendable rockets. A number of alternat...
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Escape velocity
In physics, escape velocity is the speed at which the sum of an object's kinetic energy and its gravitational potential energy is equal to zero. It is the speed needed to "break free" from the gravit...
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Atmospheric reentry
Atmospheric entry is the movement of an object into and through the gases of a planet's atmosphere from outer space. There are two main types of atmospheric entry - uncontrolled entry, such as in the ...
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Expendable launch system
An expendable launch system is a launch system that uses an expendable launch vehicle (ELV) to carry a payload into space. The vehicles used in expendable launch systems are designed to be used only...
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Reusable launch system
A reusable launch system (or reusable launch vehicle, RLV) is a launch system which is capable of launching a launch vehicle into space more than once. This contrasts with expendable launch systems, w...
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Sub-orbital spaceflight
A sub-orbital space flight is a spaceflight in which the spacecraft reaches space, but its trajectory intersects the atmosphere or surface of the gravitating body from which it was launched, so that i...
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Orbital spaceflight
An orbital spaceflight (or orbital flight) is a spaceflight in which a spacecraft is placed on a trajectory where it could remain in space for at least one orbit. To do this around the Earth, it must ...
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Interplanetary spaceflight
Interplanetary spaceflight or interplanetary travel is travel between planets, usually within a single planetary system. In practice, spaceflights of this type are confined to travel between the plane...
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Interstellar travel
Interstellar space travel is manned or unmanned travel between stars. Interstellar travel is much more difficult than interplanetary travel: the distances between the planets in the Solar System are t...
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