Russia has announced plans to create a unique space hotel in orbit, in which can be placed seven people in four cabins.
According to new studies the mystery of a giant cloud on Saturn’s largest moon Titan may now be solved.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera spotted the curious impact using its narrow-angle camera, which has such a high resolution that it can often see small features from Apollo-era spacecraft that either landed or crashed.
Hypersonic aircraft X-43A is the fastest airplane in the world. This is unmanned plane, which at the time of testing showed fantastic speed 11 230 km / h, which is about 9.6 times faster than the speed of sound. Over the design and construction of aircraft X-43A worked specialists of NASA, MicroCraft Inc, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and others.
Latest in the history of the shuttle “Atlantis” on Thursday, landed safely at Kennedy space center in Florida. The landing broadcast by the site of NASA space agency.”Atlantis” with the expedition of STS-135 launched from the Kennedy space center July 8 and docked to the ISS on July 10.
The ARTEMIS P2 spacecraft was successfully entered into lunar orbit at 8:24 PM ET on July 17, 2011. The insertion process took three hours and 20 minutes and was overseen by flight engineers from NASA Goddard, UC Berkeley, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
On Saturday (July 16), 2011, NASA Dawn Spacecraft arrived at the huge asteroid Vesta, making it the first spacecraft ever to orbit an object in the solar system’s asteroid belt.The Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around Vesta after a four-year chase and will spend about a year studying the huge space rock.
Scientists were able to collect the largest digital camera ever built for a space mission. The camera consists of 106 individual electronic sensors. The resulting “one billion pixels,” will serve as a super-sensitive “eye” for the mission Gaia ESA, which aims to create a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way.Gaia will map a billion stars within our own Galaxy during its five-year mission, which will begin in 2013.
With the help of the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton space observatory researchers detected the outburst of the neutron star, called IGR J18410-0535 (right).The neutron star blazed up in a four-hour superflare after being swamped by the cloud. The neutron star blazed up at 10,000 times its normal brightness in X-ray wavelengths. IGR J18410-0535, is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide.