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Is a Human Mission to the Clouds of Venus Possible?

A city among the clouds sounds like something out of Star Wars, but a NASA Concept called HAVOC or High Altitude Venus Operational Concept proposes just that. Well, not exactly like Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back, but a giant airship floating among the clouds of Venus. Yes, you read that right. (Video Credit: NASA) […]

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Star Letters 009: The Search for E.T and the Loch Ness Monster Continues…

(Image Credit: Universal Studios) Alright, readers, who is ready for some answers about the unknown creatures in our universe!? Well, so are we.  But, these few highlights from this week will have to do for now. First off, get your scuba gear ready, adventurers! Nessie enthusiasts, mark your calendars for January 2019. Scientists from the […]

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Star Letters 008: Beer and Water is All We’ll Need to Live in Space

Happy Friday, Earthlings!  We’re back this week with another Star Letter. This week’s theme is necessity. From water on one of Jupiter’s moons, to the head of NASA admitting to the existence climate change (thank GOODNESS!), and the fact that we are one step closer to heavily drinking in outer space. But wait…speaking of space […]

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Can Elon Musk and SpaceX Transform Space Exploration With New Rocket?

SpaceX has successfully launched the maiden flight of its new Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 geostationary satellite. The next and final incarnation of SpaceX’s workhorse rocket, the most launched in the world in 2017, lifted off from historic Apollo 11 Pad 39A at 4:14 PM Eastern and […]

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Star Letters 007: A Feast Of Space For The Untrained Eye

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…the sky. But don’t worry, it’s not boring and unexciting.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  We could go on and on about the wonders of space and the universe (which we often do), but we want to focus on how to see the cosmos as clear as possible.   […]

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Bangabandhu-1: A Developing Nation Hitches An Affordable Ride With SpaceX

The southern coast of Bangladesh is lined with a torrent of rivers that empty into the Bay of Bengal. This is where a majority of the countries 250 million people live and the density of the population is extreme. For years, the fledgling nation has been crippled by widespread poverty caused by lack of natural […]

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Happy Birthday to SpaceX, The Company That Started a New Space Age

Over 16 Years ago, Elon Musk went to the Russians to try and buy decommissioned ICBMs––missiles used for warfare but left unused when the Soviet Union collapsed. They laughed in his face, and on the flight home, Musk had an idea: Let’s build this rocket ourselves. Elon Musk’s spaceflight company, SpaceX, has revolutionized the design […]

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Star Letters 006: SpaceX and NASA Trek On Toward Mars With Coastal Missions

We know that Earth and Mars are supposedly very similar in terms of planetary structure, but how similar? NASA’s InSight mission could help us find some answers.   For the first time ever, an interplanetary mission will be launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in a ULA Atlas V rocket.  When it lands […]

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Don’t Miss the Rest of 2018’s Incredible Astronomical Events [Infographic]

By: Susan Baxter After more than 150 years, we witnessed the spectacular and breathtaking Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31, 2018. It is a rare lunar event that combines a blue moon, a supermoon, and total lunar eclipse happening all at once. People from different parts of the world had the chance to get […]

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SpaceX Will Advance on Mars With Debut of New Reusable Rocket

The Elon Musk-founded launch provider SpaceX has made a staggering leap in its push to invent and refine the reusable rocket––a machine that was thought to be out of our reach for the last 60 years. Just about every old-school entity from NASA to Boeing to the Air Force initially wrote off Musk and his […]

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