June 22, 2013

Space Travel Agent

Craig Curran, an accredited travel agent for Virgin Galactic, the world’s first space tourism business, has sold exactly two tickets since getting the job in early […]
June 20, 2013

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

One of six women selected in NASA’s 1978 astronaut class, Sally Ride was the first of them to fly. When she rode aboard the space shuttle […]
June 20, 2013

Who’s Out There? Nobody Much on Io?

Thirty-four years ago Linda Morabito saw a crescent-shaped object on Io, the moon nearest to Jupiter. Her discovery was the first extraterrestrial siting of a volcanic […]
June 19, 2013

NASA presents an astonishing billion-pixel tour of Mars

It’s a guided tour — from about 150 million miles away. [frame type=”lifted” align=”none”][/frame] A stunning panoramic image from the Curiosity rover offers an incredibly detailed […]
June 19, 2013

10 things you might want to know about our solar system

So – you’re interested in Astronomy? Here are 10 things you might want to know about our solar system 1. Our Solar System is over 4 […]
June 18, 2013

Superman’s Singularity

*For those of you that haven’t seen Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie, this may be a bit of a spoiler! In an effort to […]
June 17, 2013

First Woman in Space: Valentina

Valentina Tereshkova was born in Maslennikovo, near Yaroslavl, in Russia on 6 March 1937. Her father was a tractor driver and her mother worked in a […]
June 16, 2013

Astronaut Questions: An Astrodad's Perspective

Leroy Chiao served as a NASA astronaut from 1990-2005. During his 15-year career, he flew four missions into space, three times on space shuttles and once […]
June 15, 2013

Astronauts’ wives describe their own mission from NASA

One month ago, the wife of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was asked how she planned to celebrate his return home after five months orbiting the Earth […]