spaceflight

What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

Here's a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. Brief shrieks of radio waves coming from space. What are they?…

4 years ago

SpaceX Just Re-Used a Rocket. Why This Changes Everything

SpaceX just flew a rocket to space for the second time. It was a fairly normal launch, but this accomplishment…

5 years ago

What is Low Earth Orbit?

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is a popular place. It is where the majority of space missions are sent, where all…

5 years ago

Who Was The First Woman To Go Into Space?

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space, blazing a trail for all the female astronauts and cosmonauts…

5 years ago

How Far Can You Travel?

If you accelerate at 1G, you can create artificial gravity inside your spaceship. And there’s the added advantage that you…

5 years ago

What Is Air Resistance?

Simply put, air resistance (aka. drag) describes the forces that act opposite to an object's velocity as it travels through…

5 years ago

When Can I Die on Mars?

Elon Musk recently announced SpaceX's plans to send a spacecraft to the surface of Mars by 2018. It’s never been…

5 years ago

Can We Really Get to Alpha Centauri?

It’s going to be almost impossible to travel to another star, but a new idea was announced that might get…

5 years ago

SpaceX Provides a Peek Inside Their New Crew Vehicle

SpaceX released new images today of the sleek interior of "Crew Dragon," SpaceX’s spacecraft designed to carry humans to the…

6 years ago

Who Was The First Man To Go Into Space?

Picture if you will two titanic powers struggling to see who will be the first to conquer space. Between them,…

6 years ago