New Florida law says when space debris falls from the sky, property rights still apply

The world watched over the weekend as a failing Chinese Long March 5B space rocket re-entered Earth’s orbit with little control over where it would crash. Ultimately, most of the rocket disintegrated in the atmosphere before spreading debris across the Indian Ocean west of the Maldives. The closer-than-many-think call prompted criticism from NASA, now led ...

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars opens up new frontiers in space exploration

History has been made on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter just achieved the first powered and controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is a small, lightweight, drone-like helicopter that was carried on the Perseverance rover. They launched from Earth together in July 2020 and landed on Mars on Feb. 19, 2021. Ingenuity’s sole mission is to ...

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal – but he wasn’t a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to be the first tourist to visit the International Space Station. ...

NASA develops inflatable greenhouse to grow crops on the moon and Mars

NASA scientists designed an inflatable cylinder greenhouse that could help astronauts grow food when arriving at other planets. Astronauts have successfully grown vegetables and plants aboard the International Space Station, but with the newest project, NASA expects to develop long-term methods to help sustain astronauts working in deep space. The project is being developed by NASA ...

The Kenya Space Agency Has Revealed That They Will Be Launching Two Small Rockets From Malindi

The Kenya space agency has revealed to launch two small rockets from Malindi. Yes, you read that right, did you even know we have a space agency? so if you’ve been thinking of studying something related to space management it seems it won’t go to waste. In collaboration with the University of Rome yours truly ...

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. ...