August 2017

New three man crew reaches ISS to boost NASA research projects

By | 2017-08-14T22:35:16+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

A group of astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, July 28, giving NASA a boost to its US-led research projects on board the ISS. It is the first time that NASA has four astronauts in space to help support on-going research. It was a Russian Soyuz capsule which carried the three spaceflight veterans that arrived at the station as the ISS sailed around 250 miles or [...]

Excitement grows as total solar eclipse approaches

By | 2017-08-10T18:36:28+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

The upcoming solar eclipse in the US on August 21 is expected to become the “most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history,” according to one astronomer who is closely following the eclipse. Many cities and even small towns that are along the path of the solar eclipse will be welcoming millions of people who will be coming to view the event. In fact, many events and programs [...]

July 2017

NASA seeking information on deep space power for their cislunar deep space gateway module

By | 2017-07-31T19:53:10+00:00 July 31st, 2017|

NASA is taking the next likely step in the development of a deep space gateway in cislunar space. This is the speculation after they have requested for information about one of its core modules. A request for information (RFI), which was released by NASA on July 17, to seek information from the industry regarding its capabilities to develop a Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). It is a module that will [...]

Team Miles, a Tampa-based group will have a spot on NASA’s most powerful rocket inaugural voyage

By | 2017-07-26T11:49:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|

Team Miles is now ready to launch it's miniature satellite Team Miles, a 17-member Tampa-based group, will have a spot on NASA's most powerful rocket inaugural voyage as it paves the way for exploration of Mars in the future. Team Miles engineered a miniature satellite that will be on an unmanned rocket Space Launch System which NASA aspires to launch into deep space in 2019. Team leader, Wes [...]

Carnival of Space #519

By | 2017-07-24T21:55:40+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

Welcome to the 508th edition of the Carnival of Space! The Carnival of Space is a vibrant community of writers and bloggers sharing a common passion, the world that lies beyond our home planet. Each week the Carnival brings you the latest news from the interstellar community and The Evolving Planet is truly honoured to host this week's edition! This week, we'll start things off with UniverseToday: Ancient Impacts Shaped [...]

Watch a rocket launch from space!

By | 2017-07-31T20:05:43+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

We've all seen rocket launches before but usually from ground level. Now, thanks to the satellite company Planet, we can view a rocket launch from a different perspective. One of Planet's Dove satellites, tiny satellites around the size of a shoebox, caught two and a half minutes of the flight of a Soyuz rocket, capturing a photo every second. The timing couldn't have been better as Planet realized only five [...]