Remembering Project Mercury: 58 Years Since America’s 1st Manned Space Program

Project Mercury: America’s 1st Manned Space Program April 9, 1959, just six-months after the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, formed the Mercury 7 astronauts (formerly Argonauts after the Greek work for explorers) called Project Mercury (Space.com, 2014). The original Mercury astronauts are pictured (above) around a table admiring an Atlas model. Standing, left […]

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How Safe is Space Travel?

Space travel is very dangerous. Probably the most dangerous 62 mile trip (Karman Line) that humans have tried to do. Space is not without inherent risks. Officially, only 3 people have ever died in space. Just because there are only 3 people to have ever officially died in space, doesn’t mean they were the only […]

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Juno Spacecraft Captures Stunning Image of Jupiter’s North Pole

August 27, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured stunning images of Jupiter’s north pole. According to NASA, the images were taken from 2,500 miles above Jupiter’s clouds, during the first of 36 flybys Juno will make around the planet. “First glimpse of Jupiter’s north pole, and it looks like nothing we have seen or imagined before,” said Scott Bolton, principal […]

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