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Space: The Final Frontier. Exploring space developments and theorizing about how humans fit into the universe.

Lady Sunday3 days ago
The Black Knight Satellite
The history of the Black Knight Satellite, an object orbiting our planet in polar orbit, should not be so controversial. Polar orbit is an orbit that goes in the opposite direction that our planet nat...
daniel morris16 days ago
Stellar Cruise Part 5
When things finally come to a head, will the passengers and crew be ready... The Zala’s senior staff met every ship’s morning in the main conference room behind the bridge. The room was dominated by a...
Lewis Jefferies20 days ago
Water Has Been Found On Mars Causing 'Doctor Who' Fans To Go Crazy!
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has proven that water on Mars actually exists. An maging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious s...
Lewis Jefferies20 days ago
NASA Names Pluto Craters After Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who
Pluto was downgraded from a Planet to a Dwarf Planet in 2005. Pluto's surface has always been unknown. But not now. On the 14th July 2015, New Horizons spacecraft was the first to get detailed and acc...
What Was the Solar System's Mysterious Interstellar Visitor Last Week?
Last week, something unusual was detected moving through the Solar System, a small object which didn't seem to behave like any known comets or asteroids. In fact, its behaviour suggested that it origi...
Simon Mcbride2 months ago
Interstellar Object
One of the first sci-fi books I ever read was Rendevzous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke. I was only about twelve years old, and it left a lasting impression. My imagination has been running overtime fo...
ULA Launches Classified NROL-52 Payload for the NRO
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With a mighty roar, and after a string of delays, United Launch Alliance (ULA) finally sent the classified NROL-52 mission to orbit on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Offi...
Sentinel-5P Rides to Orbit on Former ICBM Launcher
A Rockot (Russian: Рокот [Rokot]) three-stage launcher provided the boost into orbit for the European Space Agency’s newest environmental observation satellite, the Sentinel-5 Precursor – also known a...
US Air Force Declares First GPS III Satellite 'Available for Launch'
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the US Air Force declared that the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite will be “Available for Launch” in 2018. The “AFL” declaration from the Air Force is the f...
Astronauts Breeze Through U.S. EVA-45
Less than a week after completing one spacewalk, International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 53 astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei set out on another extravehicular activity (EVA). This excu...
SpaceX Notches 15th Falcon 9 Launch in 2017 with SES-11 Mission
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Hot on the heels of a Falcon 9 launch on the West Coast, SpaceX sent its 15th rocket into space in 2017. The SES-11/EchoStar-105 mission came less than 60 hours after the ...
Astronomers Strike Gold (Literally) in the First Observations of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars
There was some big astronomy news this week, as astronomers announced the first direct observation of gravitational waves produced by the collision, or merging, of two neutron stars. This collision ev...
Simon Mcbride2 months ago
Red Dust
Right now, Mars is waiting for our bootprints, its dust drifting on the light Martian breeze in anticipation of its settling over our habitats, coating them in red. When we reach Mars, it will not be ...
China Eyes Manned Lunar Landing by 2036
Recent and rather bold statements made by Chinese officials suggest that the country is moving forward toward its goal of sending Taikonauts to the surface of the Moon. China is the third country (aft...
Russian Launch Services Operator Eyes Lunar Mission in Early 2020s
While several private companies are vying to claim their share of the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) by landing a spacecraft on the Moon before 2017 ends, they aren't the only ones with a focus on Earth's...
Independent Contractor to Blame for Electron Rocket Failure
An internal review of Rocket Lab's May 25, 2017, test flight of an Electron rocket from its Mahia, New Zealand, launch site determined that the vehicle was terminated due to an issue with an independe...
pionic 3 months ago
Black Holes and the True Nature of Space
These are my greetings from one hologram to another. No really, according to science there’s a strong possibility that you and I are nothing more but encoded information spread on a flat 2-dimensional...
1 Year After Falcon 9 Explosion, SpaceX Makes 2017 Its Banner Year
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One year ago, on Sept. 1, 2016, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Florida during a seemingly routine static fire test. The fireball destro...