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February 11, 2013

The Hypersonic Spaceplanes of Yesteryear

Last month, the German Aerospace Center announced its SpaceLiner. This still-on-paper hypersonic suborbital spaceplane is theoretically capable of taking up to 50 passengers at a time to […]
February 10, 2013

Astronaut Icon: The Space Suit – Project Gemini

While the Project Mercury suit was designed solely as a secondary source of protection for the astronauts, the Project Gemini suit needed to be fully functional […]
February 9, 2013

What are the odds there is life in outer space?

Ever since humans acknowledged the enormity of the universe, we have intuited that life must exist somewhere, either in our galaxy or some galaxy far, far away. If […]
February 6, 2013

Astronaut or Mission Control?

Being an astronaut is a dream shared by children and adults alike. It’s an understandable dream; to leave the Earth and simply be in space, looking […]
February 4, 2013

NASA's barnstorming Gemini capsule-moon plan

In the heat of the Space Race in the early 1960s engineers thought up a wild barnstorming scheme for getting Americans to moon before the Soviets. […]
February 4, 2013

AXE Company Wants to Launch 22 People Into Space

The men’s personal care product company AXE has teamed up with famed moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to send 22 people into space, and make sure they smell […]
February 3, 2013

Space Babies: Our favorite Super Bowl Commercial

This year sees and unprecedented amount of space themed super bowl commercials. Our favorite here at Astronaut.com though is the “Space Babies” ad from Kia….enjoy. Related […]
February 1, 2013

A somber 10-year anniversary for space shuttle Columbia

Ten years ago Friday, the shuttle Columbia crumbled to Earth after 16 days in the heavens. As the shuttle passed over Texas en route to a […]
January 31, 2013

SciFi to SciFact #5 Laser Beams

Although Star Trek and Star Wars seems to be at the center of the media frenzy reporting the first tractor beam technology, they have long forgotten […]