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An Aircraft Without A Pilot Can Change The Way We Launch Satellites

A new startup that claims they will be able to launch a satellite every 180 minutes. Aevum is located in located in Huntsville, Alabama and their main focus will be to launch small (tiny, as they describe) satellites into space every 3 hours using an air launch system they developed called Ravn. Jay Skylus, who […]

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Photojournalists Explain the Madness and Glory of Shooting SpaceX Missions

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, you’ll find some of the best young photojournalists this side of the Milky Way. This unique group of people are some of the most unwavering, innovative, and creative in their craft and have taken on the task of recording modern human history. Specifically, the history of human exploration and how […]

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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Building Blocks of Life on Red Planet

NASA announced new martian findings brought to us by the Mars Curiosity Rover. Curiosity arrived on Mars six years ago in what Dr. Paul Mahaffy, the Director of NASA Goddard, describes as “exciting seven minutes of terror”. When the robotic emissary drilled down into the surface of Mars, it detected organic molecules and pattern consistency […]

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High School Students Experiment With Growing Food on International Space Station

As we make more advancements in space travel, scientists need to ensure that the astronauts are prepared with anything and everything. Whether that be equipment, supplies, and of course, food. As we know, astronauts are spending more and more time living in space.  For example, Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth in March after spending […]

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She’s a Physicist and Professional Ballet Dancer, is Astronaut Next?

Left brain versus right brain. Logic versus emotion and creativity. That’s just how humans operate; they are either super smart or super creative, right? Actually, not so much. Star Letters had the opportunity to discuss this with Merritt Moore, a professional ballet dancer that currently performs with the Norwegian National Ballet. Merritt not only danced […]

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Enjoy Watching the Royal Wedding? Thank the Space Program for Making that Possible

(Image Credit: Getty Images) On Saturday, May 19th, there was a highly buzzed about event that the world tuned in to watch together, whether it was for enjoyment or just curioustity. In case you lived under a rock, Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. In just the […]

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We Went to an Air Show and It Was Awesome

Okay, so Star Letters spend a lot of time talking about space, rockets, aliens, and even Star Wars…but today we are going to shake it up…kind of.  Okay maybe not so much. Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to go to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida for Air Fest 2018.  All day […]

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Proposal: Let’s Get Drunk in Space With Delicious Space Beer

With companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin making massive leaps toward the existence of space tourism and long duration space exploration, we at Star Letters have been concerned about one thing… WILL WE DRINK BEER IN SPACE? IF SO WHAT KIND? And if we do, is it going to be out of a squeezy pouch […]

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NASA’s InSight Mission: Learning From Mars’ Past

On Saturday, May 5th, the InSight rover, led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),  will launch atop a ULA Atlas V rocket to…. Mars! Not only is this the first interplanetary launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but this is the very first mission to study the interior of Mars, and the first […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Launches Another Flight Test With Eyes on Space Tourism

On Sunday afternoon, Jeff Bezos-founded Blue Origin launched an eighth suborbital test flight of their New Shepard rocket from Van Horn, Texas at 12:06 PM Central time. The crew capsule part of the launch system reached 351,000 feet, 1,000 feet past their target reach. The vehicle used for this mission, known as Mission 8, was […]

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