Russia is well represented in space history as the first nation to successfully put the first object into orbit and the first person into space. Despite their well-known achievements, there is a...Read More
This week a spacecraft on a five-year journey will finally arrive at its destination. NASA’s Juno Spacecraft was launched on August 5th, 2011 from Cape Canaveral and will arrive at Jupiter this...Read More
This year marks the 55th Anniversary since Yuri Gagarin became the first human to make it through our little blue planet's atmosphere and out into space.
For many years, the United States and the...Read More
A year (actually 341 days) of orbiting at an average of 370km above Earth aboard the International Space Station is finally coming to a close for American astronaut Scott Kelly. Over the past 12...Read More
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first space EVA (extra vehicular activity), or “spacewalk”. An EVA is when an astronaut wears a special space suit (called an EMU, Extravehicular...Read More
Approved in 2001 and launched in 2006, New Horizons is a NASA space probe sent to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Costing $650 million (USD) over 15 years, only 25 cents per person in the US...Read More
On January 27, 2015, NASA released the sharpest picture of dwarf planet Ceres that orbits the Sun at about 2.77 AU (414 million kilometers).
Dawn was launched on September 27, 2007 by NASA from...Read More