How Blue Origin's Suborbital Rocket Ride Works (Infographic)

by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist   |   September 15, 2015 03:26pm ET New Shepard, named after Mercury astronaut and Apollo moonwalker Alan Shepard, is Jeff Bezos’ scheme for high-altitude, near-space tourism. A propulsion module (rocket) lobs the crew to an altitude of 307,000 feet (93,573 meters) –  well above the height required to earn NASA astronaut […]

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Watch 2000+ Comets Whiz Past The Sun | 1998 to 2010 Animated

The NASA and the European Space Agency’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has been detecting icy space rocks for two decades. The 3000th new observation came on September 13th, 2015. SOHO data from 1998 to 2010 – compiled here – show the orbits of sun-grazers and others. Credit: NASA/GSFC To source

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Launching 'The Mars Generation': Teen on Mission to Get People to Mars

The Mars Generation, launched on Sept. 15, 2015, aims to prepare the next generation of space buffs by getting youth excited about space and science education.Credit: The Mars Generation Abigail Harrison wasn’t alive to see the moon landings. She wasn’t alive to witness the first space shuttle launch. And she’s not even old enough to […]

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