spaceflight

New NASA Documentary Chronicles 50 Years of Spacewalks

Spacewalks have been described by astronauts as magical, amazing, and “holy moly!” This new 30-minute NASA documentary called “Suit Up!”…

6 years ago

What Are The Benefits Of Space Exploration?

Why explore space? It's an expensive arena to play in, between the fuel costs and the technological challenge of operating…

7 years ago

See What Astronauts See In This Stunning ISS Timelapse

Yes, it's another time-lapse video made from photos taken by astronauts aboard the ISS. Yes, it's been digitally remastered, smoothed-over,…

7 years ago

How Do Gravitational Slingshots Work?

Have you ever heard that spacecraft can speed themselves up by performing gravitational slingshot maneuvers? What's involved to get yourself…

7 years ago

How Big is Rosetta’s Comet?

Pretty darn big, I'd say. The illustration above shows the relative scale of the comet that ESA's Rosetta and Philae…

7 years ago

Support a Good Cause To Win a Trip To Space

Well, technically not space*, but suborbital, and that'd still be way cool! And what's even cooler is that you can enter…

7 years ago

Is NASA Dead? Not Even Close.

If you're a frequent reader of Universe Today you know that, despite the end of the Shuttle program and the…

8 years ago

ESA’s Gaia Mission Launches to Map the Milky Way

Early this morning, at 09:12 UTC, the cloudy pre-dawn sky above the coastal town of Kourou, French Guiana was brilliantly…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 326: Atmospheric Dust

When you consider the hazards of spaceflight, it’s hard to get worked up about dust bunnies. And yet, atmospheric dust…

8 years ago

Why Is Balancing So Hard After Spaceflights? Astronaut Posture Could Hold Clues

OTTAWA, CANADA - Astronauts appear to hold their heads more rigidly in relation to their trunks after returning to Earth…

8 years ago