Smell of Burning Plastic and Smoke Reported On the ISS; Space Station Aging Fast

The alarms on the International Space Station went off on Thursday after the smell of burning plastic and smoke was detected. The crew saw the smoke and reported it happened when the batteries of the ISS were being charged. The incident happened at the Russian-built Zvezda module which serves as living quarters. The Russian space agency Roscosmos ...

Earth Talk: Off-Earth manufacturing

In July 2021, Richard Branson rocketed into suborbital space aboard a craft he helped fund, launching a new era of commercial space travel. About a week later, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos flew into space on his own Blue Origin rocket. Both rockets emitted plumes of white smoke and tons of kerosene, releasing more greenhouse gases in ...

NASA’s virtual reality: The most advanced way to train astronauts

It is not an easy job to be an astronaut. We are all used to live on a planet where there are limitless oxygen and at least some gravity – besides other important things. There are also a lot of risks out in space, and everyone willing to go there needs preparation. That’s why NASA’s ...

How Bad Was The Recent Incident Aboard the ISS?

There’s a lot going on in the news at the moment. The one-year-overdue Olympics are taking place in Tokyo and receive wall-to-wall press coverage. When the news isn’t about the Olympics, it’s either about the ongoing pandemic or the latest hot story in politics. Because of that, you might not have heard about a recent ...

Study finds Earth’s neighborhood in space has 40 percent more hydrogen atoms

With the recent discoveries, many are now looking towards exploring what lies beyond Earth and NASA is already preparing for upcoming missions. A new study found that the surrounding area of our own planet Earth has 40 percent more hydrogen than believed. A study published in the Astrophysical journal found that the latest observations made ...

NASA: There is no 13th zodiac sign

Those who believe in the zodiac can finally breathe. NASA has clarified a story that started circulating a few months ago: there is no 13th zodiac sign. The story appeared for the first time three years ago but was published Monday in Cosmopolitan’s UK edition and went viral. It stated that NASA had researched zodiac ...

A Massive Asteroid Will Hurl Past Earth at a Dangerously Close Distance in August

Although giant asteroids seldom crash with our planet, they occasionally pass within a reasonably close range before disappearing into the cosmic vacuum. Unfortunately, another asteroid is on its way to passing within a “potentially hazardous” distance of the Earth later this month, and the great bulk of mankind will be completely unaware. Should you be ...

Distant Grind: Looking at Planets Outside Our Solar System

This is a question that human beings have wondered about for thousands of years. Here’s how the ancient Greek mathematician Metrodorus (400-350 B.C.) put it: A universe where Earth is “the only world,” he said, is about as believable as a “large field containing a single stalk.” About 2,000 years later, in the 16th century, the Italian ...

Asteroids: NASA to develop spacecraft to explore metal-rich space rock Psyche

The idea of asteroid mining has intrigued space agencies all over the world as space rocks are rich in elements or components that are slowly getting depleted on Earth. NASA is set to develop a spacecraft that can explore one particular asteroid that is revealed to be abundant in metal. NASA has already begun the ...

SpaceX Will Start Offering WiFi from Satellites in August Despite Opposition, Risks, and Warnings

On June 29, 2021, Elon Musk spoke at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. He said SpaceX presently has about 70,000 active beta testers of the Starlink satellites in 12 countries, and that full, global commercial service will begin in August. Beginning next month, anyone who purchases a user terminal for $500 and ...