By: Ryan Armstrong
African-Americans have played a huge role in United States history and have had prominent roles in the development of astronomical science and the space program. African-Americans have helped to advance the study of the stars and several have made trips into space.African-Americans in the...
An overview on the types of jobs astronauts perform in space
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Without question, the riskiest and most specialized job that an astronaut can do in space is space walking, otherwise known as EVA or Extra Vehicular Activity. Over the course of the last decade and a half, NASA has made four trips to the Hubble Telescope...
By: Patrick Sills
The year was 1957, and the world as it was known would never be the same, for this was the year in which the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite. A few months later, the United States responded by launching Explorer 1...
African-Americans in astronomy and space
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Careers in astronomy and space require a lot of attention to detail and education. The requirements and standards to participate in these programs are some of the highest and most competitive careers. Let's take a look at some of the successes. Doctor Harvey Washington Banks...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
When an individual applies to NASA for consideration as an astronaut, they are really applying for admission to the Astronaut Candidate training program. The requirements for selection to this training program are incredibly rigorous. Once accepted, the Astronaut Candidate will have to quit their job...
By: Gillian Taber
Very carefully is probably the quick answer but clearly there is more to it than that. A little research can come up with some interesting facts and figures about just how much technology is involved in feeding an astronaut.John Glenn, in 1962, was charged...
What causes black holes
By: Fendy Sutandio
In General Relativity, a black hole is defined as a region of space time with gravitational field powerful enough to prevent light from escaping said region of space time. The mass, size and lifetime of a black hole could vary depending on how it formed...
By: Elliot Sway
Eating in space presented a new set of challenges for early explorers. Imagine trying to drink in an environment where your beverage didn't stay in a cup, but instead floated around in perfectly round droplets! Imagine trying to eat a sandwich in zero gravity without...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
The list of women who have contributed to the world of astronomy and space, whether as scientists, scientist astronauts, medical doctors, or military officers who command or fly spacecrafts is lengthy, and the contributions of these courageous women are and have been vitally important. Their...
By: Bridget Webber
Astronauts like to enjoy themselves and have fun sometimes, just as they do when back on Earth. The difference is, of course, that they have to make their own fun inside the space shuttle and so are limited when it comes to choices. However, many...

 

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