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Alan Bean, moonwalker turned artist, dies at 86 - Spaceflight Now
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION. Former astronaut Alan Bean in his Houston art studio. Credit: Smithsonian Institution. Alan Bean, a Navy test pilot and astronaut who walked on the moon and then spent two months aboard ...
NASA shares the story of how a SpaceX launch completely melted this poor camera - Mashable
On May 22, a SpaceX rocket launch left one poor, seemingly high-end camera horribly disfigured and forever ruined. Now, NASA has shared the specifics of what happened. Bill Ingalls, the space and aeronautics agency's photographer, is the one who was ...
Human comprise just 0.01% of the total weight of life on Earth, but have destroyed far more - Quartz
If you're the type of person who thinks about the expanse of the universe and starts to sweat, turn away now. If you're the type who draws comfort from the insignificance of humanity, here's a chart to keep at hand for whenever you're struggling to ...
Pluto May Actually Be A 'Giant Comet,' New Study Suggests - HuffPost
Astronomers changed Pluto status from planet to dwarf planet, but it's possible that it's not any kind of planet at all. In a study published in the journal “Icarus,” scientists have found fascinating similarities between Pluto and the 67P comet ...
Sky matters: Saturn is well-placed to inspire a generation of young kids - Irish Examiner
I still recall the first time I saw the planet Saturn through a small telescope from my parent's back garden in Clondalkin, writes Dr Niall Smith. I was 10 years old and this giant planet that I had read so much about was now actually visible to me ...
Human spaceflight: Fast facts - WSLS 10
(CNN) - Here's a look at human spaceflight programs in the United States and around the world. Facts: The United States ended its human spaceflight program with the launch of Atlantis on July 8, 2011, and landing on July 21, 2011.
Pluto Is A 'Giant Comet' - I4U News
Researchers have developed a new theory about how Pluto may have formed at the edge of our solar system. Pluto is an unusual object as it is mostly made of ice and is even smaller than the Earth's moon. Pluto's status as a dwarf planet has already been ...
William Shatner's Name is Traveling To The Sun On a High Tech Solar Probe - Outer Places
While William Shatner is best known for portraying daring space captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, he has a tendency to end up in space in other ways. Because a large chunk of current NASA employees probably grew up watching Star Trek, Shatner is ...
Only Few Birds Survived The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid - I4U News
Around 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid struck the Earth and caused dinosaurs to go extinct. The asteroid hit at a point near what is now called Chicxulub and generated force one million times larger than the largest atomic bomb. The event ...