spaceflight

Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 14, 2018: Joe Pappalardo’s “Spaceport Earth”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

5 years ago

Flying Into the Sun? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Mission

NASA is planning a mission to get as close as possible as we can to the Sun and reveal its…

6 years ago

The Mars Project! Von Braun’s Ideas for a Mars Mission. Collaboration with Vintage Space

In a special two part episode, Fraser collaborates with space historian Amy Shira Teitel at Vintage Space to investigate what…

6 years ago

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?…

6 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…

6 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…

6 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…

6 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…

7 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…

7 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…

7 years ago