A look at the Russian space shuttle Buran
By: Kevin Grieves
In 1974 engineers of the Soviet Union began work on the Buran ("Blizzard") project, which was a response to NASA's Space Shuttle programme. The goals of the programme were wholly military as opposed to the Shuttle which was also used for commercial and scientific missions...
The first woman in space
By: Kevin Grieves
Immediately after the Soviet Union's success in putting the first man into space in 1961, the head of cosmonaut training on the Russian space programme, Nikolai Kamanin, suggested to his superiors that it was their patriotic duty to again beat the Americans by being the...
Recommended books for learning about UFOs
By: Tina Christensen
When you are looking into UFO's many have just plain curiosity or have had an experience of a kind and want to know more. To read about other's experiences you need to know where to look first. There are so may books out there about...
How Pluto got its name
By: Kevin Grieves
In 1894 the American businessman Percival Lowell founded an observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he dedicated himself to astronomical research. His theories about canals on Mars resulted in the scientific community ostracising him and his observatory. He also theorised that the orbits of Uranus and...
By: Janet Grischy
Not everyone thinks we should colonize the moon. Some cite the expense, the danger, and the waste of resources aimed at space. Surely, enough troubles on earth call for immediate attention, some say. The Matanuska Colony faced, and faces, similar criticism. It was a project...
By: Jimmy Nightingale
As J. B. S. Haldane once said (well, he said a version of this, but this version has been attributed to both Haldane and Arthur Stanley Eddington): "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine" In 1960...
Should we Colonize Mars
By: M. Andrew Sprong
I agree with Doctor Stephen Hawking about the subject of extraterrestrial colonization. In order for humanity to survive minor cosmic events, such as asteroid or cometary collisions with Earth, we need to prepare a second seat of civilization. We are in constant peril of extinction...
Explanation of the Big Bang
By: Charles Loveless
A Universe Beginning "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein I am not an educated scientist. I'm just a man who likes to think. I've explained an idea here in the terms that I understand. It might be fiction by the standards of...
By: Xen
I was a believer when I was young. When I was young enough to have already read through all the books my elementary library had on the paranormal (a few times), I was witness to the Great Hudson Valley UFO. It was not a...
Jupiter: Basic facts
By: Anja Emerson
Far more massive than all the other planets combined, this magnificent gas giant graces the night sky as a guardian of the solar system. Named after the principal god of Roman mythology, it was known since prehistoric times and viewed as a symbol of power...

 

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