Bruce Blackburn, designer of ubiquitous NASA logo, dies at 82

NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- Bruce Blackburn, a graphic designer whose modern and minimalist logos became ingrained in the nation’s consciousness, including the four bold red letters for NASA that is known as the “worm,” and the 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial star, died Feb. 1 at a nursing home in Arvada, Colorado, near Denver. He ...

First NASA flight director’s personal collection coming to Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, TX.- Chris Kraft never piloted a mission in space. But he did make NASA fly. Kraft was NASA’s first Flight Director, he solely directed all of the Mercury missions, was head of missions operations for Project Gemini, was crucial in the success of Apollo and even oversaw the development of the Space Shuttle program. ...

The Exploration of Space as a Project of Humanity

The exploration of space began with national rivalries at the time of Sputnik, but since about Apollo-Soyuz (1975) it has become an international project.  Besides NASA’s Perseverance on Mars since February 18, China has Tianwen-1 (Questions to Heaven-1) about to touch down, and the United Arab Emirates has Misabar Al Amal (Hope) on the way.  Perseverance itself ...

California Startup Has Announced Plans To Begin The World’s First Space Hotel

California startup has announced plans to begin the world’s first space hotel. California-based startup orbital assembly corporation has announced plans to begin the construction of the world’s first space hotel in 2025. set inside the voyager station — a new space station that could be operational as early as 2027 — the hotel will host ...

Here Are the Three Private Citizens Who Paid $55 Million Each to Visit the ISS Next Year

Three private citizens – Larry Connor, Mark Pathy, and Eytan Stibbe, will be hitching a ride to the ISS after paying about $55 million each. Accompanying them on this trip is Michael Lopez-Alegria – a former NASA commander, who had been in space several times. They will be going aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule in 2022. ...

SpaceX Lands Starship, Offers Free Trip Around the Moon

Private space company SpaceX has had a monumental week.  On Wednesday, the company’s Starship test model SN10 made a high altitude test flight to 10 kilometers and landed back on the launch pad. The previous two attempts with SN8 and SN9 reached their test altitude but suffered RUDs (Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly, or in simpler terms, ...

Photographs capturing important moments in space history to be offered at auction

LONDON.- The public will be offered an amazing opportunity to obtain a piece of important space history when Dreweatts auctioneers holds an exciting sale of Space Exploration Photography and Ephemera on March 17, 2021. This landmark sale is to include more than 600 photographs chronicling the history of man’s exploration of space, from early expeditions, ...

S. Korea to invest 615 billion won on space projects this year

South Korea will invest 615 billion won in space projects this year, including 189.7 billion won to launch its first locally built Nuri rocket in October and 322.6 billion won on developing new satellites. According to the Ministry of Science and ICT, the country will also invest 52.6 billion won on space exploration, which includes ...

HOW NASA’S PERSEVERANCE MARS TEAM HAS ADJUSTED TO WORK IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

From the moment the mission began in 2013, the women and men working on what would become NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover knew they’d encounter unexpected challenges on their way to Mars. After all, no NASA mission to the surface of the Red Planet has done otherwise. But with its launch period opening on July 17, the team, ...

SpaceX scheduled to launch new Starlink satellites this week amid FAA violation issue

SpaceX has been building Starlink satellites in space, and the American aerospace manufacturer has already deployed a total of 1,023 satellites after 18 launches so far. Now it is set to send a new batch of satellites to complete its v0.9 and v1.0 Starlink project. This is SpaceX’s ambitious project that aims to construct an ...