Space Technology

Moon landing

Was Neil Armstrong Nervous About the Moon Landing?

Environmental factors in space are dramatically different from Earth, because of these differences the daily rhythms of activity and heart rate of astronauts while they were in space were noted. Did you know, that on the infamous moon landing Neil Armstrong experienced an anxiety attack?  Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, experienced a …

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Josua Hutagalung Meteorite Indonesia

How Did An Indonesian Coffin-Maker Become An Instant Millionaire?

Josua Hutagalung, a 33-year-old man from Indonesia has become an instant news sensation in his hometown when a meteorite crashed into his how. But what was so special about the meteorite? An Indonesian coffin maker became an instant millionaire when a meteorite worth £1.4 million crashed through the roof of his house. The meteorite is …

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Buzz Aldrin Mars Cycler

Who Single-Handedly Calculated the Orbital Technique of Mars Cycling?

The Mars cycler is a type of spacecraft that travels between Earth and Mars regularly. An example of a Mars cycler is the Aldrin cycler. It is called the Aldrin cycler because of Buzz Aldrin. But how did this famous astronaut get a spacecraft to be named after him? Buzz Aldrin, devised an orbital system …

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How Many Tampons Did NASA Think Sally Ride Needed?

There are over 6,000 women working in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The number of women at the management level has also increased by 59 percent in the past decade. But even with the large number of women working for NASA today, there still seems to be a disconnect between the needs of …

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Who is NASA’s Longest-Serving Female Employee?

NASA started recruiting women and minorities for their space program in the 1960s. By the end of the decade, they had already employed thousands of women. But did you know who the longest-serving female employee is? Susan G. Finley has been with NASA since January 1958. She has been an engineer and programmer for space …

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Did Anyone Get Hit by the Debris of the Midcourse Space Experiment Satellite?

Scientists estimated that there would be less than one in 1 trillion chance of a person getting hit with any space debris. Getting hit by lightning would be far more possible, but did you know that an American became the first and only person getting struck by space junk? In 1997, Tulsa local Lottie Williams …

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Who was the First Person to Float Freely in Space?

Although he was most known for a NASA photograph depicting him soaring unrestrained in space, Bruce McCandless has partaken in various space missions other than that. Receiving many awards, such as the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, McCandless served his country in many ways, even representing humankind in space.  Using the Manned Maneuvering Unit, Astronaut Bruce …

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