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With everyone’s attention always focused on NASA’s Curiosity Rover, let’s not forget China’s groundbreaking Yutu Rover that’s on the Moon right now gathering useful data.
China is also planning on launching a second rover to join Yutu and take more high-definition pictures of the Moon in 2015.
Aerospace engineer here. The reason it can fly in this configuration is because of magic.
How does Santa bring presents to the ISS, does he cooperate with NASA, ESA etc?
This video, based on a lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009, explains the experience charmingly—and also, for this earthlubber, somewhat terrifyingly. (It’s also long; for the roller-coaster-y experience, skip ahead to minute 10:07 or so, and watch from there.)
So: You’re in the Soyuz. What does the first contact with Earth’s atmosphere feel like? Here’s […]
Human beings haven’t travelled beyond low Earth orbit ever since.
Apollo 17 was the eleventh manned space mission in the NASA Apollo programme. It was the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the sixth and final lunar landing mission. The mission was launched at 12:33 a.m. EST on 7 December 1972, and concluded […]