In a mix of the old and the new, Lockheed Martin is recycling a Space Shuttle cargo container to create a prototype deep space habitat for NASA. The full-scale experimental module to be built at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida will...Show More Summary
The space agency is bringing its historical footage to the masses, and there are some gems in there.
On Jan. 18, 1986, the shuttle Columbia landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert after a Florida touchdown was canceled because of rain. This flight by Columbia carried then-Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees NASA, into space. During his career,...
Siddhartha Dalal got his introduction to probabilistic analysis in the wake of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Dalal’s research on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences found that NASA’s estimates of a 0.5 percent risk of the o-ring gasket failure that caused the explosion was dramatically off-target. Show More Summary
The STS-135 crew got morning wakeup calls from Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Michael Stipe, and Elton John.
Because any trip to see a Soviet shuttle is worth it as long as no one's wearing handcuffs at the end. More »
It's got silos so large you could fit a space shuttle inside.
The University of Michigan has played home to some interesting developments in the self-driving space. Now its dedicated research facility, Mcity, is putting some of its expertise into practice by launching the campus' first driverless...Show More Summary
Google engineer Adam Woodworth has created a timelapse video that features him building the LEGO Space Shuttle (1682) set. It ends with a surprising space shuttle launch. A post shared by Adam Woodworth (@ajwoodpiece) on Jun 11, 2017...Show More Summary
Video. As a follow-up to turning the classic LEGO Solo Trainer set into a fully-functional RC plane, aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth is back with an even more impressive build. He somehow made this tiny 27-year-old LEGO Space Shuttle actually fly. More »
We love to make LEGO builds around here, but when an aerospace engineer plays with LEGO, he makes them fly. I’m talking about engineer Adam Woodworth, who made his LEGO Space Shuttle lift off. Set #1682,…
By now even the brave souls living on a space shuttle have probably seen the Real Housewives Of Orange County season 12 preview, which features a frustrated Shannon Beador blaming her weight gain on Vicki Gunvalson. Apparently Dr. Moon...Show More Summary
RECYCLING: Space station welcomes 1st returning vehicle since shuttle. The Dragon supply ship pulled up Monday, two days after launching from Florida. This same capsule dropped off a shipment in 2014. SpaceX recycled it for an unprecedented second trip. Until their 2011 retirement, NASA’s shuttles made multiple flights to the space station. But it’s the […]
Only two spacecraft, besides the space shuttle, have flown into orbit more than once.
The Pentagon's research and development shop is moving one step closer toward building a hypersonic space plane that could shuttle satellites or people into space in record time. In an announcement on Wednesday, DARPA said that Boeing,...Show More Summary
I’m on a brief vacation in America’s wide-open spaces, so I offer this updated version of a drawing done a few years ago when NASA’s space shuttle program ended. At the time, the American space agency had no way to get to the International Space Station without hitching a ride with the Russians....
When the Space Shuttle hit the Earth's atmosphere on its return trip from the cosmos, it was traveling at 17,000 miles per hour—25 times the speed of sound. Were it not for the protection of the ceramic tiles that acted as heat shields, the entire spacecraft would have burned to nothing.
BIG LIFT: SpaceX Launches Super-Heavy Communications Satellite. The 23-story-tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad, which once hosted NASA’s space shuttles and Apollo moon rockets, at 7:21 p.m. EDT (2321 GMT). It was the sixth of more than 20 missions SpaceX plans to fly this year. Perched on top of the two-stage rocket was […]
What's the first thing you think about when you think of NASA's space shuttle program? Sally Ride? Spinning in microgravity? The Challenger explosion? That episode of The Simpsons? You might not think about the US military and intelligence community launching spy satellites, but you should. Show More Summary