By: InspiredWritingResearch
The influence of the Cold War on space exploration was profound and culminated in the gradual thawing of icy relationships and eventual collaboration between the two protagonists.The end of the Cold War was to lead to a new era of technological advances including the...
By: InspiredWritingResearch
A stargazers guide to amateur astronomy needs no better introduction than the stunningly beautiful sight of an inky black sky sparkling with crystals, especially on a frosty night. Since man first gazed skywards, society has been transfixed by this compelling and hypnotic mystery of nature...
By: InspiredWritingResearch
It's easy to remember the difference between stars and planets if we think of stars as gas,and planets as matter. Stars are,apparently, really gigantic hydrogen bombs which emit their own light, while a planet is one of the large solid masses which...
By: InspiredWritingResearch
The history of the V-2 rocket hails back to the times leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Preparations were under way on the German side for the development of a terrifyingly effective new super weapon. By the time of London's onslaught...
By: InspiredWritingResearch
One of the most ancient legends about the Sun comes from Egypt. It concerns Kephera - 'The Sun God Of The Egyptians' and age-old feud between the Sun himself and his mortal enemy and jealous rival, black Apep of the dark underworld. This version concerns...
By: Robert Heintzman
Our Moon is the only celestial body visited by humans. Those voyages into space taught us many things about our satellite and inspired many of us to dream of traveling further out to visit other planets and moons in our solar system. The knowledge gained...
By: Jerry Hodge
Gravity is in effect, the pull or attraction, one object has on another. The larger the mass and density, the greater the pull or attraction of the object. Distance is also an important factor with the effect gravity has on an object. Gravity is what...
By: Mona Gallagher
From the first solid fuel, gunpowder filled bamboo rocket to the giant Saturn moon rocket, history records the interest and use of rockets from early civilization. For thousands of years, documents record the progress of rocketry by China, France, Germany and many other countries. All...
By: Tenebris
An eclipse, also known as an occultation, is the temporary blockage of either sun or moon as seen from earth. Although an occultation occurs any time three celestial bodies move into direct alignment, we commonly use the term "eclipse" to refer only to occultations of...
By: Paul Lines
"Fly me to the moon."How those words must have run through the mind of 36 year old Christa (Sharon) Corrigan McAuliffe as the Space shuttle lifted off from its cradle on that fateful day in 1986, 28 January, little realising that within a few...

 

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