space

  • How To Watch The Space Shuttle's Last Flight

    Repost: This post got buried after going live yesterday and since it’s more important than silly new Macs, it desevers a bit more time on the front page. Tomorrow Today will be the last time the space shuttle Discovery launches into orbit. And, we’ve got the places for you to watch it all go down live. Read More

  • Nasa To Bother Temple 1 Comet Again, See How Things Have Gone For It Lately

    Where will you be tomorrow morning at 0437 GMT? If you’re a Nasa engineer odds are you’ll be glued to your many monitors, keeping a watchful on your Stardust spaceshipas it approaches the Tempel 1 comet. The Nasa spaceship will be approaching the comet in part in order to take a look at the impact crater created by a previous spaceship’s probe back in 2005. Read More

  • Mars 500 Simulation Hits Halfway Point Today


    Today marks the halfway point for the crew of the simulated mission to Mars. Mars 500, as it’s called, is a study that mocks the conditions of space travel inorder to study the effects on astronauts. The 18-month study has volunteers from Italy and Russia placed in a sort of Biodome structure where they can’t leave, eat only space food, and shower once per week. Read More

  • Looking For The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift? Don't Buy Your Loved One A Star!

    We’re knee-deep in Valentine’s Day festivities here at CG, so I thought I’d take a moment to help you figure out what not to buy your significant other. One thing you don’t want to get them? A star, or any other sort of celestial property. I have just as much right to sell you the Great Wall of China as a company has to sell you a star or an asteroid. Don’t be fooled! Read More

  • We Need To Build A Fishing Net In Space To Protect Us From All Of The Junk

    This is nothing if not a fun story, and the world could use more fun stories. It would appear that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with Nitto Seimo Co (an honest-to-goodness fishing net company), has come up with a plan to create a giant “fishing net” of sorts that would surround the planet. Why would we want a giant net around the planet? Oh, you know, just to… Read More

  • Boulder's eSpace Center Wants To Make Aerospace A Startup-Friendly Industry

    Private sector space tech companies — from Virgin Galactic to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) — have been doing what only government agencies were empowered to do in earlier generations, launch vehicles into space, improve the fuel efficiency of aircraft, and more. A Boulder-based incubator called The eSpace Center for Space Entrepreneurship still thinks the industry could be… Read More

  • Mars 500 Simulation Wrapping Up, Will Soon 'Land' On The Red Planet

    We need more stories like this next one. A crew of six researches has been locked inside a “steel capsule” (presumably not the Elimination Chamber) for an astounding 520 days on a mock mission to Mars. The point of the mission is to study how long-term spaceflight affects the human mind and body. Do people freak out like in that episode of Ren & Stimpy? Do they lose a… Read More

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis To Make Its Final Launch In June

    NASA is putting a cap on the long-running Space Shuttle program with STS-135, the final flight by Space Shuttle Atlantis, just recently announced to be taking place on June 28th. There are no more missions planned after this, and the 30-year old shuttle program will finally give way to its successor. This will presumably the Constellation Program, aimed at creating unified architecture for… Read More

  • Happy Holidays From The International Space Station

    Astronaut Pro Tip: Shave your head before entering zero gravity environments. You’ll feel like Captain Picard (because you’re on a spaceship) combined with the nearly mind-over-body control of Professor Xavier. Plus, you won’t look like a fool on the annual Christmas card. Read More

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