Go Away, Gravity! – The Ventures of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic 

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch photo by U.S. Air Force.

Elon Musk has a net worth of $11.9 billion while Richard Branson has a net worth of $4.8 billion. If they stacked their respective fortunes in $1 bills atop each other, the tower would reach six million miles, almost 25 times the distance between the earth and the moon. And that is, in a metaphorical way, exactly what the two plan to do. Continue reading

NASA Refocused – Mission Earth? 

Refocusing NASA Objectives

A few of us were around to remember the mass hysteria caused when the very first human begins managed set foot on our lunar neighbour. Video was streamed, headlines were were written, madness ensued and, most importantly, minds were set to wonder. 4 days later a spacecraft, containing the brave trio, returned to earth and all aboard instantly became international superstars. Continue reading

US Air Force’s Secretive X-37B Space Plane [Infographic] 

The x-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned space test vehicle for the USAF.

The X-37B is an unmanned space test vehicle for the United States Air Force, based on NASA’s original X-37 design. It is a lot smaller than the Space Shuttle and is launched via an Atlas V booster. The first test flight was in April 2010, followed by a second test flight in March 2011. Here are the basic facts of the X-37B robotic space plane: Continue reading

What does Felix Baumgartner’s jump mean for the science world? 

Felix Baumgartner in Free Fall

On October 14th, over seven million people would watch live as Felix Baumgartner tumbled out of a capsule tied to a balloon hovering 128,100 feet in the air. Another fifty million would watch his descent on YouTube in the next 24 hours. During his fantastic freefall, Felix would become the first person to break the sound barrier unaided and survive, reaching an estimated speed of Mach 1.24. Continue reading

RIP. Neil Armstrong 

Neil Armstrong

Yesterday, August 25, we lost a true hero. Neil Armstrong died at the age of 82 due to complications from blocked coronary arteries. He was an inspiration to many and has taught us to dream big about the future of humanity in space. He will be forever remembered. RIP. Continue reading

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