By: Tenebris
When there's a ring around the moon,Rain or snow is coming soon.A ring around the moon is caused by the refraction of moonlight against ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. The halo is always white or pale in colour, but sometimes a narrow...
Considering whether time travel is possible and should be allowed
By: David Kidwell
When I consider the question whether time travel is possible, I have to smile a little. The very idea nearly gives me goose bumps, and my imagination practically runs away with itself into a whole new realm of hope for the future and the kinds...
An overview on the types of jobs astronauts perform in space
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Astronauts perform a myriad of types of jobs in space, from military, private and business affairs to the building, maintaining and repairing of the International Space Station (ISS). The launching, repairing and maintenance duties for objects like the Hubble Telescope, as well as military and...
The selection process to become an astronaut
By: Mona Gallagher
The selection process for becoming an astronaut is long and requires extraordinary dedication to the training process, but this is no ordinary job. It's the chance of a lifetime. People who love science, adventure, and technology (in any order) appear to be natural candidates for...
The history of NASA's Mercury Program
By: Mona Gallagher
Project Mercury was the first American manned space program initiated in 1958 under President Eisenhower's administration. Prior to 1958, the world knew little about the space program and virtually nothing of the rocket launches that preceded Mercury by a dozen years. However, the Soviet Union...
The history of NASA's Gemini Program
By: Mona Gallagher
The Gemini program was an extension of the Mercury project leading to the Apollo manned space flight programs required to execute President John F. Kennedy's proposed manned lunar landing by the end of the decade. The Gemini program set intermediate and clear-cut goals to increase...
The history of NASA's Mercury Program
By: Greg Dunn
Six days after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created on October 1, 1958, The Mercury Program came into being. NASA was created in response to the Soviet Union's October 4, 1957 launch of the satellite Sputnik. The Mercury Program, to be followed...
By: Bridget Webber
The first African American space hero to become prominent was Benjamin Banneker. Born in 1731, Banneker's ancestry was that of slavery. He, himself was born a free man but would have come up against much prejudice from the outside world, who had never come across...
The contributions of women to astronomy and space exploration
By: Mona Gallagher
In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova from the Soviet Union became the first woman to fly in space. Prior to being trained as a Cosmonaut, her prior flight experience was that of an amateur parachute jumper. Women in the United States were subject to stringent qualifications and...
By: Victoria Jeffrey
Our beautiful moon is the brightest heavenly body in our night sky. This milky orb has long been a thing of lore, shrouded in shadows and legends.With its mysterious phases and the effects its movements have on the Earth it has fueled many myths...

 

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