Solar Sails- Harnessing the Sun for Space Travel

Hi Folks! This week we have some exciting news regarding the topic of Solar Sails. What are solar sails you may ask? Solar sails have been around for a while now and was championed by noted astronomer, and cosmologist, Dr. Carl Sagan. The concept of the spacecraft is simple, light travels as molecules, called photons, …

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SpaceX Launch for Human Flight Test

A look into the SpaceX launch of the Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station #NASA #SpaceX #CrewDragon #39A

NASA’s Return to the Moon

A look into NASA's renewed focus on the Moon Missions in the near future.

This Week in Science Policy: April 4.3 Edition

...and a STEM Career and Technical Education Bill American Institute of Physics  This past Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced a bill, Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act, to direct the National Science Foundation to issue more grants to STEM degrees, such as associates and certificates, and other educational opportunities, like internships and …

Mars Exploration: A Future Home for Humans?

Since mankind began exploring space, one the main thoughts that stem from space exploration is our ability to colonize other worlds. To expand mankind's reach to planets, not of our own, with the hopes of calling space our home. One planet that shows tremendous promise is the planet Mars. Comparatively, Mars is 15% smaller than …

This Week in Science Policy: April 4.1 Edition

European Space Agency: Antarctica Loses Grip According to the European Space Agency (ESA), Antarctica's underwater land mass has decreased by 1,463 km, roughly the size of Greater London. The ice mass loss has been measured by the ESA's CubeSAT, an orbital satellite that measures that ice sheet elevation. What's disconcerting about this ice loss is that …

A Moon Colony: The Space Journey Continues

Since the days of the Apollo Mission, mankind has rarely traveled beyond low Earth orbit. This stagnation has led to lost opportunities to explore our Moon, and more importantly, a gateway to other worlds within the Solar System. However, that may change in the coming years with the NASA mission to build a Deep Space …