November 2013

World View Wants To Take You To Space Without Rockets

November 25th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , |

For private citizens who want to go into space, the options are pretty limited right now. In the near future, though, that’s bound to change, as a number of companies are actively working on offering manned commercial space flight. Among those companies, though, probably one of the most intriguing is [...]

NASA Maps Dangerous Asteroids That May Threaten Earth

November 21st, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you've seen films like "Armageddon," you know the potential threat asteroids can be for Earth. To meet that threat, NASA has built a map like no other: a plot of every dangerous asteroid that could potentially endanger our planet … at least the ones we know about. NASA released [...]

Happy 15th birthday, International Space Station!

November 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday Wednesday, marking the day in 1998 when a Russian rocket lifted the first piece of what is now the largest manmade structure ever built in space. The launch of the module named Zarya ("Sunrise" in Russian) kicked off an unprecedented international undertaking [...]

‘Picture-Perfect’ Mars Probe Launch Has NASA Over the Moon

November 19th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists and NASA officials are euphoric today (Nov. 18) after the smooth launch of the space agency's next Mars probe, which is now streaking toward a date with the Red Planet in September 2014. The Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft [...]