Tag Archives: NASA

Reaching Orbit – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a…. Space Station?

The Chinese continue to increase their investment in space technology and exploration, but that doesn’t come without a fair share of challenges. China launched their first space station, Tiangong-1, in September 2011 as a crewed lab and experiment for a … Read more

Reaching Orbit – Juno and Nuclear Reactors in Space

New Image of Jupiter Juno captured this color enhanced image of a huge storm on Jupiter. (Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran) I’ve written about the Juno mission previously, sharing stunning pictures of the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. … Read more

Out of This World – The Refabricator

Long-term space travel is fraught with challenges. NASA, in cooperation with numerous commercial and international organizations, is getting creative to solve some of the major limitations that are inherent with space travel. Preparing for the unforeseen is naturally a difficult … Read more