Dream Chaser is ready to fly

  Dream chaser spacecraft completes first test flight in 4 years. The Dream Chaser completed a glide test flight on November 11th, launching from a helicopter and landing at California’s Edwards Air Force Base. Notably, it’s this vehicle’s first flight in 4 years, and its first successful landing demonstration — when this ship last flew in […]

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Cave on moon could house astronauts

Tokyo (AFP) – Scientists at Japan’s space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said Thursday. Data taken from Japan’s SELENE lunar orbiter has confirmed the existence of the 50 kilometer (31 miles) long and 100 […]

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The Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

The moon likely had an ancient, temporary atmosphere — similar to the pocket of gases that surround Earth — around 3 to 4 billion years ago, according to a new study. Scientists at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston found that the atmosphere was caused by ancient […]

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The Aurora

The aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between gaseous particles with charged particles. Variations in color are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common aurora color which is green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth.

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