Tag Archives: Space

Solar Cycle 24 not following Sun Spot Activity Predictions

Every eleven years the sun experiences a peak of sun spot activity, we are nearing this peak period now but activity is low and below predictions. As you can see…

Voyager 1 Probe Searching Deep Space Near Edge of Solar System.

KnowledgeOrb reported earlier this year that Voyager 1 was nearing exit of the solar systems helosphere, or the edge of the solar system. NASA’s reports that Voyager 1 spacecraft has…

Two Multi-Billion Dollar Spy Satellites Looking for Use at NASA

NASA Seeks Concepts for Innovative Uses of Large Space Telescopes Former Spy satellites will be given to NASA in order to address NASA’s goals in astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary sciences, and…

Virgin Galactic has Successful Glide Test of Space Ship Two

Virgin Galactic   had a successful drop test if its passenger-carrying suborbital space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2) on June 26, 2012. They report on there website that they have had seven successful…

Thruster Tests Complete for NASA Partner Boeing’s Crew Capsule

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne has successfully completed a series of tests on a thruster destined for Boeing’s Commercial Space Transportation spacecraft, designated CST-100. Boeing is one…

Voyager 1 nearing exit of the solar systems helosphere

NASA – For nearly 35 years, NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has been hurtling toward the edge of the solar system, flying through the dark void on a mission unlike anything…

NASA Selects Low Cost, High Science Earth Venture Space System

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected an ocean wind study proposal led by the University of Michigan from among 19 submitted to the agency’s Announcement of Opportunity for small spaceflight investigations…

China to Launch First Manned Mission to Orbiting Space Laboratory

China will launch its first manned mission to its orbiting space laboratory in mid-June, according to state media reports and the country’s human spaceflight agency. They will be using a March…