The history of NASA's Mercury Program
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
The Mercury Space Program was made up of six manned flights, and was mandated with three main objectives; to orbit a manned space craft around earth; to experiment with man's abilities to function in the weightlessness and cold of the void of space; and to...
The history of NASA's Gemini Program
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
The Gemini Space Program was mandated with three main objectives; to subject and research the effects of Space flight of up to twelve weeks on both man and space craft; to safely and precisely dock with a manned space capsule; and to perfect the method...
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Astronauts have come a long way with regard to how they eat in space, from Tang and freeze-dried meals that they had to suck through a straw, to actually eating heated or even cooked meals on tables or trays, with forks and spoons, in the...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The second United States manned space program was named by the two-man crew. They named it after the third constellation of the Zodiac, and its twin stars. Gemini went public in January, 1962. Like all NASA programs the goals are clear cut and specific. They...
By: Nikki Upton
The Magnificent structure that is Olympus MonsBeing the largest volcano in the Solar System at 27KM above the mean surface level, Olympus Mons is among the most interesting of Martian features, and has therefore raised many questions about how it came to be. The giant...
What to do if you see a UFO
By: Denise Calaman
Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs can be anything from unidentified military craft to flying pie tins or an alien craft with blinking lights and a whirling, rocket powered engine. According to a recent Fox News Poll 35 percent of Americans say that they believe in...
By: Mike Mueller - 512349
The crab nebula, also known as M1, is the gaseous remnant of a supernova that was observed and documented by the Chinese on July 4, 1054 AD and was reportedly visible in the full light of day for 23 days and remained visible at night...
By: Cody Hodge
The SETI program, or the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence program has been looking for alien civilizations for decades now, and has had no luck finding anything. Why is that? Is it because we truly are alone, or is it because we just don't have the...
Who discovered the Crab Nebula?
By: C de Burlet
Astronomy and the discovery of new celestial objects can be an unfair business. Sometimes astronomers discover new, fascinating objects, but somehow these discoveries are forgotten, or fellow astronomers carry away the fame.This is the case with the discovery of the Crab Nebula. For actually...
Who discovered the Crab Nebula?
By: Joseph Malek
For those of you who have an interest in astronomy, as I do, it is claimed that the Crab Nebula was first seen in the night sky as a very bright light by Chinese astronomers on July 4th, 1054. That bright light was the super...

 

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