New study hopes to explain the effects of space traveling in humans

A group of researchers has studied the effects of space traveling in humans, with the use of an unconventional method called the Twins Study. It consists of analyzing two identical twins data during a whole year, with one brother in space and the other one on Earth. Scott Kelly spent 340 days in the International Space ...

Who Owns the Satellites Adding to Dangerous Levels of Space Junk and Other Catastrophic Risks?

For centuries, humans have looked to space and the stars for answers. The fascination is more than philosophical – it’s coupled with the need to solve problems here on Earth. Today, as Visual Capitalist’s Therese Wood details below, there are seemingly countless benefits and applications of space technology. Satellites, for instance, are becoming critical for ...

NASA collectibles and gift ideas for space lovers

For some of us, the universe’s celestial bodies and astronomy are the centers of the world. Almost all space lovers are fascinated by the great cosmos and find our world’s hidden mysteries awe-inspiring. Not knowing what lies beyond our planet can keep us forever hooked on space ventures and information. If you happen to know ...

Cannabis going to the International Space Station – SpaceX

Boldly going where no cannabis has gone before, Front Range Biosciences and SpaceCells USA Inc. announced plans to send cannabis to the International Space Station, aboard the SpaceX CRS-20 cargo flight scheduled for March 2020. No no, we’re not about to recreate the Pink Floyd laser light show, in zero gravity, 350 km about the ...

Stewart pitched for Space Force site

As the Trump Administration is developing its newest branch of the military, the Space Force, there is a movement underway to pitch New York Stewart International Airport as a site for one of its monitoring centers. Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus said the main facilities will likely be at the Kennedy and Johnson space centers, ...

SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

On May 27, two American astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, are planning to launch from the Kennedy Space Center on a mission to the International Space Station. By Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies If successful, this will mark the ...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Begins Launching 4,425 New 5G Satellites Into Low Orbit For StarLink

In Brief The Facts: Musk’s SpaceX has begun launching satellites into Earth’s orbit that will provide 5G infrastructure to the world. They will be launching hundreds more over the year. Reflect On: Are we acting too quickly on dangerous technology without safety testing? Are we as humans more connected to having the latest greatest technology ...

Earth’s Magnetic Field Mysteriously Weakening In Specific Locations, Throwing Off Satellites And Spacecraft

The Earth’s magnetic field, which protects life on our planet by blocking the majority of harmful solar radiation, is mysteriously weakening in specific locations. Over the last two centuries, it has lost nearly 10% of its strength, leading some to speculate that a multi-century pole reversal has begun. What’s more, scientists have identified a large, ...

How SpaceX lowered costs and reduced barriers to space

SpaceX launched its first test of an unmanned Dragon vehicle today, which is designed to carry humans into low Earth orbit and to the International Space Station. If the test is successful, later this year, SpaceX plans to launch American astronauts from United States soil for the first time since 2011. While a major milestone ...

NASA scientists compare twins’ DNA after one of them went to space

Two years ago, NASA sent one of two identical twins to space. Yesterday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration informed the results of an experiment never performed before. Scott and Mark Kelly were gathered and recruited by NASA to see what differences they would have if one of them spent a long time in space. ...