By: Jacob Coburn
The Cold War was really a scientific race between Russia (then the Soviet Union) and the United States for such things as nuclear ambitions and space exploration. Though no actual fighting occurred, the event did prompt some of the most profound changes in the world...
By: Jeff Franklin
Considerations for the Future of AstronomyThe three most important considerations that would be the primary focus for the future of astronomy, I believe, would be: 1) the continuing watch for NEO's (near earth objects) or more accurately named: earth (orbit) crossing asteroids; 2) the continuing...
The history of the Apollo program
By: Shelly Mcrae
In 1961, then President John F. Kennedy made a statement to the American people. "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth...
By: Mark Hopkins
The first man (or woman) to land on Mars has probably been born already. It is the planet most suitable for humans to try to live on, but despite this is quite inhospitable and hard to reach. At its closest, it comes to within 36...
By: M Edman
'The History of Space Exploration . . . In my mind I thought, I don't have to read a history of space exploration for the reality is that I've actually lived it.To this day, I can clearly see, in my mind's eye, the space events of the...
By: M Edman
'According to recently published articles and journals, it seems that the great minds of our age are apparently agreeable to one accord . . . that the boundaries of the universe, the depth of all that it contains, and the underlying forces that sustain and motivate it, will...
By: Kristi Walker
Getting Started with Amateur Astronomy The sky and all she holds, has been a symbol of fascination for every culture for as long as man has beheld her. The sky and stars have been maps to ancient cultures and sailors the world over. The sun...
By: Mark Dykeman
When bursts of light seem to streak from the sky towards the ground, you may be witnessing a meteor shower. These streaks of light are usually harmless. On rare occasions, a meteor shower will produce a rock or meteorite large enough to survive its descent...
By: Ron White - 265611
Once you get started in astronomy, you'll want to get a few maps and charts of the sky. These will help you understand the stars you are viewing, and help you find stars you want to see. There are a variety of maps and charts...
By: Robert Heintzman
Neil Armstrong earned his place in history as the first man to walk on an extraterrestrial body, the Moon, on July 20, 1969. Knowing the historical significance of that first step, Armstrong did not take his first words lightly and spent some time thinking about...

 

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