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: Alison Bowler
Ununpentium Symbol: Uup Atomic Number: 115 Atomic Mass: 288 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: Unknown Boiling Point: Unknown Number of Protons: 115 Number of Electrons: 115 Number of Neutrons: 173 Classification: Metallic Man made Crystal Structure: Unknown Density @ 293 K: Unknown Color: Unknown...
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...
By: Nish Laverz
This debate has been going on for centuries. Iaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz argued about whether time was truly fundamental to the universe at the start of th 18th century. 525,600 minutes = 1 year. The greatest trick the universe ever pulled was convincing...
By: Alison Bowler
Uranium Symbol: U Atomic Number: 92 Atomic Mass: 238.0289 amu (atomic mass units) Melting Point: 1132.0 C (1405.15 K, 2069.6 F) Boiling Point: 3818.0 C (4091.15 K, 6904.4 F) Number of Protons: 92 Number of Electrons: 92 Number...
What is the Risk of the Large Hadron Collider
By: Tenebris
"Obviously, the world will not end when the LHC switches on."- LHC project leader Lyn Evans Soon CERN will switch on the Large Hadron Collider again after having repaired the recent helium leak - or, more accurately, bump up the experiments which had already...
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...

 

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