Historical context We are in the middle of the cold war when the United States and the Soviet Union were competing the so-called space race. In 1957 the URSS sent in space the first satellite, Sputnik 1; in 1961, they sent Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space and in 1963 Valentina Tereskova was the […]Read More HIDDEN FIGURES: The NASA Untold story
UWC HISTORY & FOUNDING IDEAS In the turbulent world of the 21st century, UWC’s aims and objectives are as relevant today as they were in 1962 – perhaps even more so. UWC was founded in 1962 when Atlantic College in south Wales, UK admitted its first students. At a time when the Cold War was […]Read More The United World Colleges Concept.
Curiosity is one of NASA’s rover which is exploring Mars: it’s one of the biggest technological successes of the space agency but it has problems with rough surfaces. The rocky and rough surface of the planet tested really hard the special rover’s tires which are visibly consumed and damaged in certain point.Read More Indestructible tires by NASA?!
BEAM by Bigelow Aerospace…What is it? How is it? What is its function?Read More BEAM!
60 years ago, on the 31st of January 1958, the US launched its first satellite called Explorer 1: it launched the longest-running space exploration program in history.Read More From Kaputnik to Successnik
NASA Astronaut Class at the Johnson Space Center in Houston: Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Robb Kulin, Kayla Barron, Bob Hines, Raji Chari, Loral O’ Hara and Jessica Watkins.Read More Class of 2017
Primo articolo in italiano🇮🇹 First article in Italian🇮🇹Read More Un’auto rossa per il pianeta rosso?! Veramente?
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Voyager 1 is in “Interstellar space” and Voyager 2 is currently in the “Heliosheath”, which is the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. Both Voyagers use real spacecraft trajectories and are updated every five minutes. Distance and velocities are updated in real-time at https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/ Read More Voyager: Where are the Voyagers in this moment?
Paolo Angelo Nespoli was born in Milan on the 6th of April 1957. He grew up in Verano Brianza, a small town near Milan and in 1977 he graduated in “Paolo Frisi” high school in Desio. From 1977 to 1980 he frequented the military skydiving school in Pisa where he got qualified as skydiving sub-officer […]Read More Paolo Nespoli: a 60 years old man in space