Space Technology

Planets are Round because of Gravity. A Planet’s Gravity Pulls Equally from All Sides. Gravity Pulls from the Center to the Edges Like the Spokes of a Bicycle Wheel.

The ancient Greeks used simple observations of the Sun to prove the Earth’s roundness and size over 2,000 years ago. But did you ever wonder why planets are round or how do they hold their shape? Gravity causes planets to be round. Gravity pulls equally from all sides of a planet. Like the spokes of …

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Astronauts on the International Space Station Do Not Shower for Six Months. Instead, They Use Damp Towels and Waterless Shampoo to Keep Themselves Clean.

An astronaut is a person who has been trained, equipped, and deployed as a commander or crew member aboard a spacecraft by a human spaceflight program. Although the phrase is typically reserved for professional space travelers, it is occasionally applied to anybody who journeys into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists. But do you …

Astronauts on the International Space Station Do Not Shower for Six Months. Instead, They Use Damp Towels and Waterless Shampoo to Keep Themselves Clean. Read More »

Scott Kelly

Astronaut Scott Kelly Came Back from Living in Space and was Two Inches Taller Than His Identical Twin.

When identical twin brothers Scott and Mark Kelly were children, their mother reportedly found it so difficult to tell them apart that she once drew a mustache on Mark’s face to be sure. But do you know that Scott Kelly gained a few inches after going into space? Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from space two …

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Phobos

One of the Moons of Mars Orbits Around the Red Planet Much Faster That It Rotates. It Completes an Orbit in Just 7 Hours and 39 Minutes.

Mars has two moons: Phobos and Deimos. American astronomer Asaph Hall was discovered in August 1877 and named after the Greek mythological twin characters Phobos (fear and panic) and Deimos (terror and dread). They accompanied their father, Ares, into battle. The Romans called Ares, the god of war, Mars. But do you know fast Phobos …

One of the Moons of Mars Orbits Around the Red Planet Much Faster That It Rotates. It Completes an Orbit in Just 7 Hours and 39 Minutes. Read More »

Black Hole Universe

There is a Cosmological Model That Says Our Observable Universe is Inside a Black Hole

Our universe is so vast that it appears that nothing exists outside of it. Experts suspect that our universe may be contained within a fourth-dimensional black hole. Our universe began as a singularity, a point in space that was infinitely hot and dense. The scientific community describes black holes in the same way. But did …

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Roger Fischer Codes

In 1981, Roger Fischer Had an Idea for a Volunteer to Have ICBM Launch Codes Put in Their Chest Cavity. In the Event of an Emergency, the Volunteer Needed to Carry a Knife to be Killed With.

Roger D. Fisher is a Harvard Law School emeritus professor known for his innovative work in the field of peaceful conflict resolution and his best-selling book Getting to Yes: Negotiation and Agreement Without Giving In. But did you know what his idea was for the ICBM launch codes? In 1981, Roger Fischer proposed implanting ICBM …

In 1981, Roger Fischer Had an Idea for a Volunteer to Have ICBM Launch Codes Put in Their Chest Cavity. In the Event of an Emergency, the Volunteer Needed to Carry a Knife to be Killed With. Read More »

Neil Armstrong Visited Langholm

Neil Armstrong Visited Langholm, Scotland in 1972. He Read a 400-Year Old Law Declaring That Any “Armstrong” Caught in the Town Should be Hanged.

Langholm, the traditional seat of Clan Armstrong, presented the spaceman with an extraordinary honor, which he accepted. Onlookers gathered in awe to see the greatest hero in space exploration strolling through their cobblestone streets. But did you know there is a peculiar law in Langholm, Scotland? Neil Armstrong visited the Scottish town of Langholm in …

Neil Armstrong Visited Langholm, Scotland in 1972. He Read a 400-Year Old Law Declaring That Any “Armstrong” Caught in the Town Should be Hanged. Read More »

Space Ace

Major Wilbert “Doug” Peterson is the First Space Ace. He Managed to Perform the First and Only Air-to-Space Kill in History by Shooting Down a Satellite with an F-15A Fighter Jet.

The United States Air Force made history on September 13, 1985. The first air-to-space missile was launched on this day, successfully destroying an orbiting satellite. This remarkable achievement gave America the upper hand against the Soviet Union during the US-Soviet Space Race. But did you know about the first space ace? Major Wilbert “Doug” Peterson …

Major Wilbert “Doug” Peterson is the First Space Ace. He Managed to Perform the First and Only Air-to-Space Kill in History by Shooting Down a Satellite with an F-15A Fighter Jet. Read More »

Isabella Payne

The International Space Station has an Amateur Radio Station Aboard Used by Astronauts to Contact Schools While They are in Orbit. During Their Downtime, They Call Other Amateur Operators on Earth.

On August 2, 2022, an eight-year-old girl from Kent, England, used her father’s amateur radio station, M0LMK, to communicate with the radio station aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, commander of NASA SpaceX Crew-4, who launched on April 27 for a six-month mission, responded to Isabella Payne’s call.  The ISS has …

The International Space Station has an Amateur Radio Station Aboard Used by Astronauts to Contact Schools While They are in Orbit. During Their Downtime, They Call Other Amateur Operators on Earth. Read More »

Haumea

Haumea is an Egg-Shaped Dwarf Planet That Can Be Found in Our Solar System. Its Shape is Due the to Incredibly Fast Rotation, and It Even Has Two Moons.

Our solar system is made up of our star, the Sun, and everything gravitationally bound to it, including the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, as well as dwarf planets like Pluto, dozens of moons, and millions of asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. But have you heard about Haumea? Our Solar System …

Haumea is an Egg-Shaped Dwarf Planet That Can Be Found in Our Solar System. Its Shape is Due the to Incredibly Fast Rotation, and It Even Has Two Moons. Read More »