The NASA scientist who made it count
What do astronauts Alan Shepard (the first American to reach space), John Glenn (the first American to orbit the Earth), and Neil Armstrong (the first human to walk on the Moon) have in common? Perhaps some of us might respond: "They are astronauts", "They are Americans", "They are American astronauts", or "They exhibited the courage to go to outer space". However, for this story, I want to stress the main reason why they have someone in common. They all had their flight paths calculated by NASA mathematician Katherine Goble Johnson (1918 - 2020).
Moon rocks on display at Forsyth County library’s ‘Oceans on the Moon’ event on Tuesday
(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) Looking for a free summertime event that’s “out of this world?”. The Sharon Forks Library branch of the Forsyth County Public Library system will have actual moon rocks available for patrons to examine at the “Oceans on the Moon?!” program on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 pm.
Alien Signals May Have Been Detected, Say Chinese Scientists
Chinese scientists claim to have discovered what they believe to be the traces of an extraterrestrial civilization's signal, per Bloomberg. As part of their quest for proof of aliens, the researchers recently found strange signals from space and are working to figure out what they are.
NASA to Spend $100,000 Studying UFOs
NASA announced that they will spend $100,000 on a 9-month study to better understand UFOs. The study will be conducted by astrophysicist David Spergel, former chair of the astrophysics department at Princeton University.
Laika, The Dog Who Paved the Way for Manned Spaceflights
Photo by Александр Македонский/Pexels. The space race was on during the 1950’s and 60’s between the Soviet Union and the United States. It was a time of intense competition as each superpower tried to become the first to achieve spaceflight. Both the Soviet space program and NASA, conducted many tests involving animals before sending crewed missions.
Satellite Images Reveal the White Alps Are Turning Green Because of Climate Change
Satellite Images Reveal the White Alps Are Turning Green Because of Climate ChangeWikimedia. A high-resolution satellite data from 1984 to 2021 has, in a study published by researchers from the University of Lausanne and the University of Basel, found that the white alps are disappearing due to global warming.
Egypt's Extraterrestrial Stone Becomes the First Evidence of a Supernova on Earth
Samples of the extraterrestrial Hypatia stone next to a small coinUniversity of Johannesburg. After a recently concluded analysis, scientists now claim an extra-terrestrial stone found 25 years ago in an Egyptian desert is the first evidence on earth of a rare supernova explosion outside of our solar system. Researchers from the University of Johannesburg’s science faculty have concluded that the space rock, which they named “Hypatia,” is a remnant of a type la supernova.
The First Mexican-Born Woman in Space Due to Launch Soon
A history making flightNASA/Josh Valcarcel, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. The Blue Origin flight was due to launch Friday 20th May, but was delayed because of technical issues.
The New Jersey Millionaire Returning to Space for Second Flight
A ticket to Space for a few million?Wikimedia commons. The fifth human spaceflight with Blue Origin's New Shepard was delayed last week. A new date hasn't been set yet for the 6 customers who've bought tickets for the space experience.
The Colorado astronauts who lost their lives going to space
Amongst NASA’s fallen astronauts, include University of Colorado Boulder alumni Ellison Onizuka and Kalpana Chawla, who died in space shuttle accidents 17 years apart. Both are remembered on campus in the Heritage Center and on a memorial in front of the Fiske Planetarium.
The Blood Moon Total Eclipse 5/15/2022
In case you missed the blood moon last night here it is.
Miss the total lunar eclipse? This is what we saw.
My time-lapse camera did not do well during the lunar eclipse. I had to switch to another camera at the last minute. So the moon time-lapse is what I am calling my moon silent film. Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse. Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Denver. Began: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 7:57 pm. Maximum: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 10:11 pm 1.413 Magnitude. Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 12:50 am. Duration: 4 hours, 53 minutes
How I Photograph The Longest Lunar Eclipse In 400 Years!!
This is how I photographed the longest lunar eclipse in 400 years! Photographed on November 19, 2021
University of Florida researchers grow plants in "moon dirt" for the first time ever
Have you ever wondered if plants could be grown on the moon? Several scientists at the University of Florida did, and what they discovered is pretty intriguing. Helen Field/Getty Images (Canva Pro license)
Mars, Venus, Titan. Could human beings live on another planet?
Will there be life on other planets? This is the question we have been asking ourselves for thousands of years. And it is something that scientists do not rule out, since there are organisms that survive water scarcity, extreme cold, and heat, at high altitudes... However, could human beings live on another planet?
Skywriting Spotted by NOAA: Is Earth Telling Us To ‘Go’?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released an image captured by Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) East that features a message from Mother Earth that says "Go."
Thrilling moments of the launch of James Webb Telescope
You may never have believed it would happen, but the James Webb Space Telescope has launched, and it no, its rocket didn’t explode in a fireball on the way up. But that doesn’t mean we are all good to go just yet, the telescope has some risky months ahead of it.
Get Elon Musk's Starlink Satellite Internet Service in the US
Elon Musk has taken ambition to another level. He's co-created Paypal, founded Space-X, and currently leading Tesla from electric vehicles, to the releasing of humanoid robots called Tesla bots in the near future. The Musk Foundation is the home of Mr. Musk's philanthropic interests, yet his internet service providing company is called, Starlink.
Space Foundation Discovery Center hosts Family Symposium and Star Party on April 6th
(Colorado Springs, CO) The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is the perfect place to learn about space, science, and technology, and there are some great family-friendly activities during the first week of April.