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Posts tagged space travel

March 19, 2009

 

Astronauts working on Space Station

Stress in Space

Imagine being cooped up for months inside a space capsule or station with other astronauts, constantly checking equipment to make sure everything works.

June 24, 2008

 

Mars & Phobos

The Colonization Conundrum

You want to build a spaceship that can travel from Earth to the newly established colony on Mars, but there's no way a human crew can survive the trip.

June 15, 2008

 

A Photograph of the Moon

The Vibrating Moon

The startling experience of five British monks from the twelfth century who saw an enormous explosion occur on the moon. The moon still be vibrating today.

December 19, 2006

 

a cup of teh tarik

Teh Tarik

Have you ever tried this Malaysian favorite? We've heard that it's out of this world. Literally!

November 21, 2006

 

Apollo astronaut by the US flag planted on the moon

Whose Moon?

Another space race? Probably not, but space programs around the world are making exciting plans for the moon.

November 14, 2006

 

a 1959 soviet stamp depicting the Luna 2 moon landing

You Can Just Crash at My Place

Most of us picture astronauts bouncing gracefully on the moons surface, but what we don't see are the crash landings!

June 27, 2006

 

xray

Bed Rest, Space Travel, and Bones

Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.

August 25, 2005

 

Up, Up and Away

In our high-tech, wireless world, space flight is no longer as big a deal as it once was. Still, a rocket launch is a big deal. Even small-scale rockets are relatively large, complex machines requiring a huge amount of force to propel them beyond the earth’s atmosphere and into space. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Space Elevator

Visionaries began to seriously consider space elevator fantasies in the 1960s. But it was only in the past decade that scientists discovered material strong enough to construct an elevator cable capable of surviving the rigors of supporting a large chamber as it climbs into space.

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