Gail Iles, RMIT University A NASA spacecraft the size of a golf cart has been directed to smash into an asteroid, with the intention of knocking it slightly off course. The test aims to demonstrate our technological readiness in case … Continue reading Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA’s latest DART mission
Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies On Nov. 15, 2021, U.S. officials announced that they had detected a dangerous new debris field in orbit near Earth. Later in the day, it was confirmed … Continue reading Russian anti-satellite weapon test: What happened and what are the risks?
Tim Thompson, Teesside University As space travel for recreational purposes is becoming a very real possibility, there could come a time when we are travelling to other planets for holidays, or perhaps even to live. Commercial space company Blue Origin … Continue reading Death in space: here’s what would happen to our bodies
– here’s how space tourism could affect older people Nick Caplan, Northumbria University, Newcastle and Christopher Newman, Northumbria University, Newcastle Is space really the final frontier? William Shatner is set to find out as he boldly goes where no 90-year-old has … Continue reading William Shatner to be oldest astronaut at 90
Here’s the real reason you probably haven’t heard of it Noah Wardrip-Fruin, University of California, Santa Cruz Before Pong there was Computer Space, the first commercial video game. The progenitor of today’s US$175 billion industry debuted on Oct. 15, 1971, at … Continue reading Computer Space launched the video game industry 50 years ago
. Yaël Nazé, Université de Liège Les images du télescope spatial Hubble, devenues des icônes, ont fait son succès auprès du public. Ces superbes clichés soulèvent beaucoup de questions auprès du public : on me demande souvent s’il s’agit de « vraies » … Continue reading Comment sont façonnées les fabuleuses images du télescope Hubble
Alice Gorman, Flinders University On October 5, an unusual crew will fly to the International Space Station. Director Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresild will spend a week and a half on the station shooting scenes for the Russian movie Challenge. Peresild plays a surgeon who must conduct a heart operation on a sick cosmonaut. This is an exciting — if controversial — development for the station, which orbits around 400 km above Earth. Commercial use of its facilities could be a funding avenue to keep it in orbit. A Japanese documentary and an American movie, starring Tom Cruise, are … Continue reading From poo politics to rubbish disposal: 5 big questions about the International Space Station becoming a movie set
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a major command of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. AFSPC supports U.S. military operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch and cyber operations. Operationally, AFSPC is under the Combatant Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. More than 40,000 people perform AFSPC missions at 88 locations worldwide, including military, civilians and contractors. This includes approximately 22,000 military personnel and 9,000 civilian employees, although their missions overlap. On 1 December 2009, the intercontinental ballistic missile mission was transferred to the new Air Force Global Strike Command. AFSPC gained the cyber operations mission … Continue reading Guardians of the High Frontier – Air Force Space Command & United States Space Surveillance Network