Space Adventure's Space Frontier
At a fee of $980 dollars a year, one can join the Spaceflight Club at Space Adventures where this fee can be set aside as credit toward the price of a future spaceflight. And at $100m per seat to go to the moon, apparently the recession has read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Space Travel

Price Cuts on Space Travel
With space tourism getting ready to get into gear by 2010, tickets have been selling for $200,000 each, through agencies such as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two, as compared to the previous $20 million dollar rides offered by Space Adventures read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Space Travel

The International Astronautical Federation, or IAF
In 2007, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)discussed the issue of space tourism, while this coming October 9-16, 2009, its 60th Congress in Daejeon, Republic of Korea is being organized by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Outer Space

NASA's Planetary Protection Concept
We all know that washing our hands prevents germs from spreading and is the number one preventive in the health care field for disease prevention. A simple habit, only soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer that does not require water is read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Outer Space

The Keppler Spacecraft—NASA's Search for Earth-Sized Planets
At the time of this writing the Kepler spacecraft is ten days into its six-year mission, about 250,000 miles away from Earth. Moving at a rapid speed of 10 million miles a year, the NASA spacecraft is carrying one of NASA's largest cameras that read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Outer Space

Analysis: Milky Way May be Home to Thousands of Intelligent Civilizations
When a big name like CNN bringing forth an article about the 13 billion-year-old Milky Way possibly being home to thousands of intelligent civilizations, a little more weight is garnered for believers in life on other planets—especially Earth-like read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Extraterrestrials

Successful Liftoff for Space Shuttle Discovery
After five delays, the NASA space shuttle Discovery STS-119 has finally taken off toward the International Space Station in order to fit it with a final pair of power-generating solar wings. With the recent delay involving leaking hydrogen gas read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Outer Space

The Dangers of Space Debris and Garbage
With space debris forming a wide-spreading mass of wreckage orbiting Earth, it should come to no surprise that astronauts were forced to flee from their International Space Station onboard a Russian escape spaceship today, due to a high-speed read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Outer Space

2009 - The International Year of Astronomy
NASA has announced this is the year of the International Year of Astronomy, when Galileo used his telescope in 1609 to observe the heavens for the very first time. With over 400 years of universe exploration and to celebrate Galileo's birthday read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Outer Space

Little Rover Hates Her Job
Even though both twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have won over the hearts of the world in the past five years, Spirit has been the one which has grabbed everyone's attention with her past not-so-subtle statements, "I Hate Mars!" read more

By: Nancy L. Young-Houser
Category: Universe > Mars