Earlier this spring, NASA astronauts were set to conduct the first all-female spacewalk until a lack of properly-fitting space suits cut the historic moment short. Now, finally, the spacewalk has been rescheduled for this morning with astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir as they set out to repair a faulty battery charger on the International Space Station.Continue Reading 246 words
The 2020 Mars rover was recently seen showing off its dance moves, is this so the rover can dance with Britney on the Red Planet? Turns out the “break dancing” is a way for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to test the rover’s balance. As Space.com explained, engineers need to know the rover’s center […]Continue Reading 90 words
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Last summer, scientists discovered twelve new moons around the planet Jupiter, and they held a contest to name five of them. Not just any old name would do, mind you. The names had to meet certain requirement in order to be approved by the International Astronomical Union, According to Space.com, ‘Jupiter’s moons are all named […]Continue Reading 166 words
Early next week the Perseid meteor showers will hit their peak. According to the American Meteor Society, this year, the peak of the highly anticipated meteor shower falls on the night of Monday, Aug. 12, into the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 13. As Accuweather explained the Perseids are most active after midnight through […]Continue Reading 80 words
We are still feeling the warm afterglow of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and thought both these videos captured its essence well. The one above is from Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama which successfully launched nearly 5,000 model rockets at the exact moment Apollo 11 lifted off […]Continue Reading 176 words
By Miro Korenha, founder and publisher of Our Daily Planet In 1961 President Kennedy announced before a joint session of Congress the audacious goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade. He stated, “These are extraordinary times and we face an extraordinary challenge. Our strength as well as our […]Continue Reading 986 words
You don’t have to be an astronaut to go to the moon! National Geographic has created a really cool interactive Atlas of the Moons — ALL of the moons in our solar system. Earth is the only planet in our solar system with just one moon — and you can learn much more about it […]Continue Reading 156 words
When tonight’s full moon makes its debut (as well as a lunar eclipse for just about everyone in the world except for North America) it will appear unusually large. However this moon illusion is all in your head as Mother Nature Network explained, “the moon isn’t changing sizes, and while its distance from Earth does […]Continue Reading 102 words
By Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel Point Nemo, standing for no one, lies 4,000 meters below the ocean’s surface and it’s the spot where hundreds of fallen spacecraft lie in the “space graveyard”. Located between Australia and South America, this area is unpopulated and lacking in wildlife. Since the 1970s, at least 260 spacecraft have […]Continue Reading 354 words
As the Verge explained, “a new mission involving a drone-like lander will explore the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. The mission — called Dragonfly — received a coveted funding slot from NASA’s New Frontiers program, which funds ambitious missions to explore objects in our solar system.” Titan is the only moon in our solar system […]Continue Reading 352 words