The Earth looks like a strange sci-fi planet when NASA astronaut Scott Kelly looks down and sees the Nile cutting across the faraway landscape. The views from the International Space Station are out of our world.
Captured from the outside of an unmanned scientific rocket, the German Aerospace Center has released stunning new footage of a minutes-long trip into the universe, and back down to Earth. It's a video that will make your head spin: Captured from the outside of an unmanned scientific rocket, the German Aerospace Center has released stunning new footage of a seven-minute trip into space and back.
Last Monday, NASA released its newest photo of the Earth from outer space, taken July 6 by the DSCOVR spacecraft, which is located 1 million miles away from our planet. Writing in Medium about a new image of Earth released July 20 by NASA scientists and dubbed the "new Blue Marble," astronaut Scott Kelly said, "There's something remarkable about a single snapshot of Earth - an intact view of our planet in its entirety, hanging in space."
On the Hubble Servicing Mission 4, astronaut Mike Massimino encountered a screw that refused to budge. The now infamous screw, which was attached to a handle of the space telescope that needed to be removed, caused some anxiety in 2009.
Smithsonian Institution has started a massive Kickstarter campaign to raise at least $500,000 to display Neil Armstrong's original spacesuit among other things that will be put up for display. Funds are being collected for the presentation of Neil Armstrong's moon landing in the setting of NASA's urge to explore space .
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope continues to zero in on the first "alien Earth" despite being hobbled by a malfunction more than two years ago. Last Thursday , mission scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-452b , which they and NASA officials described as the most Earth-like exoplanet yet found.
I FEEL guilty when I watch footage on TV about planets and find it more boring than being stuck in a ten-mile traffic jam. New images beamed from space are met with such excitement that I wonder whether I am abnormal in failing to react with jubilation.
Steve Inskeep reports the program built custom equipment to help the astronauts demonstrate concepts such as gravity but the equipment was lost when the rocket carrying it to the International Space Station blew up shortly after launch last month. Please keep your community civil.
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When he came to them, Pharaoh said to him: Surely I deem thee, O Moses, to be one bewitched. He said: Truly thou knowest that none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth has sent these as clear proofs; and surely I believe thee, O Pharaoh, to be lost."
I wasn't intending to post anything on a Sunday night, but I happened on this mind-blowing photograph shot and posted to Twitter by Scott Kelly from the International Space Station. So I just had to share it.
These relics from the Soviet Union's Buran program were built in the 1980s as competitors to NASA's space shuttles - reusable orbiters that could bring people to and from space on a regular basis until the program's retirement in 2011. These Russian shuttles never flew to space except for one test flight in 1988 .
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In the ultimate quest for life beyond Earth, some of Jupiter's largest moons hold great potential, and Europe plans to explore that potential in the coming years. What's more, their mission just hit a major milestone.
Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Eureka! The National Children's museum will launch an inspiring programme to teach children about space with the help of a British astronaut.
July 14, 2015 was a historic day for space science. Nasa's New Horizons completed its three billion mile and decade-long journey through the solar system while making its closest approach to Pluto, about 7,750 miles above the surface of the planet -- roughly the distance between New York and Mumbai -- making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.