NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on Friday, March 6. “Dawn is about to make history,” said Robert Mase, project manager for the…

US Spacesuits

US Spacesuits

This suit built in 1935 by BF Goodrich was the third such suit made for aviator Wiley Post. The first practical design, it featured an inner rubber bladder and a rubberized fabric outer layer which was glued to a frame with joints to facilitate movement. Post used his suit to fly to an altitude of…

17 Images That Pay Tribute To The Beauty of Space

17 Images That Pay Tribute To The Beauty of Space

Our list of 17 of the best images showcasing the beauty of space. If you have any suggestions leave a comment after the post. 1. Merging Clusters in 30 Doradus   2. Splendid Planetary Nebula, snapped by Hubble Telescope   3. Earth Rise on the Moon   4. Pillars of Creation – star forming region…

Astronaut Andre Kuipers Shares Stunning Images of Earth from Space

Astronaut Andre Kuipers Shares Stunning Images of Earth from Space

In space, 28,000 km/h, 400 km above Earth, Dutch astronaut and physician Andre Kuipers is currently on a 191-days research mission at the International Space Station. Lately, he’s been sharing with the world some of the most amazing views of our beloved home planet up from his perspective. Don’t feel surprised to know that the breathtaking imagery is shot using only his Nikon D3S and…

Short Space Film “Wanderers” Reminds Us We Are All Explorers

Short Space Film “Wanderers” Reminds Us We Are All Explorers

Wanderers is an inspiring vision of humanity’s expansion beyond planet earth, showing digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from photos and maps that we might find if we remember that we are explorers as well as tool-builders, and venture to seek these yet undiscovered worlds. The short film shows stunning glimpses of…

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