Spaceflight covers topics related to human presence in outer space. Learn about weightlessness, astronauts and space tourism in this section.
The Zoo Hypothesis: Are Aliens Watching Us Like Animals in a Zoo?
Communicating With Aliens Is Hard. Communicating With Alien AI Could Be Harder
Could Dark Matter Spawn 'Shadow Life'?
What Is a Harvest Moon?
The Mysteries of Mercury Retrograde Unveiled: A Cosmic Phenomenon
A Comprehensive Guide to the Layers of the Earth
10 Best Ideas for Interplanetary Communication
How can the moon generate electricity?
How Terraforming Mars Will Work
Moon's Glass Beads Hold Billions of Tons of Water
Quiz: Apollo 11, the First Moon Landing
Who was James Webb?
The Fastest Fictional Spaceships
10 Fictional Spacecraft We Wish Were Real
How Lunar Rovers Work
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It's launch time for the first privately funded space flight. In the course of battle for the X Prize, a group called Scaled Composites has built and tested SpaceShipOne, a sub-orbital spacecraft intended to carry tourists on the ride of their life. Learn all about the craft.
In space, poop is often a problem. Maybe it will be part of the solution, thanks to a study showing waste can become protein and fat.
That's one small step for man ... one giant lie to mankind?
By Mark Mancini
We like to think that we aren’t alone in saying a spaceship was the one and only thing we truly yearned for as children. After all, many spent years locked in front of a television, captivated by remarkable space battles, galaxies far, far away, aliens, black holes, and the like. We’ve seen things you couldn’t […] The post The Coolest Spaceships in Science Fiction appeared first on Goliath.
By Jim Halden
In the confined cabins of spacecraft, like the space shuttle or space stations, carbon dioxide, which is toxic, poses a problem for astronauts. Keep reading to see how that CO2 is eliminated.
Blasting a spacecraft into space is one thing. Bringing it back in one piece is another. Spacecraft are likely to burn up into bits if they aren't specially insulated and designed for the ride.
By Jane McGrath
Believe it or not, to get to space and back, NASA relies on a piece of technology that's been around for centuries. Just what is a gimbal, anyway?
These outer space abodes will have to protect inhabitants from extreme temperatures, radiation and flying moon dust. One man is actually selling deeds for lunar property at $20 a pop. Seriously?
Maybe Schwarzenegger had it right when he talked about the importance of pumping iron. Astronauts spend as long as four hours a day exercising. But why?
By John Fuller
The space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union began in the early 1950s. What followed was an era of cooperation between the United States, and now Russian, space programs with the building and operation of the International Space Station.