Tag Archives: space exploration

My Flight With the Wannabe Space Pilots of the Mojave

It’s a brave new generation where civie Cessna jockeys get to fly with the best of the best. In spaaaaaaace!

Into the air with the aerospace engineers making themselves into the test pilots that the future needs.

Source: My Flight With the Wannabe Space Pilots of the Mojave | WIRED

NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program Can’t Afford Another Reset From the Next President

American astronauts aren’t likely to set foot on Mars unless the next president resists the temptation to hit the reset button on America’s human spaceflight program once again.

Source: NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program Can’t Afford Another Reset From the Next President

A Little 3-D Printer on the ISS Is a Huge Step for Space Exploration

On March 22, NASA will launch a 3-D printer to the ISS, ushering in the first off-world manufacturing facility.

Source: A Little 3-D Printer on the ISS Is a Huge Step for Space Exploration | WIRED

Gorgeous retrofuturistic space travel posters from NASA JPL

Go Spaceliner!

The Exoplanet Exploration Progam at NASA/JPL has commissioned a set of absolutely gorgeous posters for significant planets, moons, exoplanets, and nearby stars, each accompanied by text explaining their significance and what humans might do if we reach them.

Source: Gorgeous retrofuturistic space travel posters from NASA JPL / Boing Boing

Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home

Seems legit. Good God, let’s pull together to get this brave hero home!

Source: Anorak | Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home – could be a scam

Here’s What We’ll Do in Space by 2116

In a mere 60 years, we of Earth have gone from launching our first spacecraft, to exploring every planet and major moon in our solar system, to establishing an international, long-lived fleet of robotic spacecraft at the Moon and Mars.

Source: Here’s What We’ll Do in Space by 2116 – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

New Horizons Discovers Pluto Has Blue Skies and Frozen Water

There’s apparently more water our there than we previously thought! Luna, Mars, and now Pluto all have the wet stuff!

NASA’s New Horizons mission keeps sending home the hits. This week: blue skies and frozen water!

Source: New Horizons Discovers Pluto Has Blue Skies and Frozen Water