15,000 pieces of trash in orbit

– Space debris increased by 3% during the first half of this year, according to the latest quarterly report by the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. In six months the amount of space trash surrounding the Earth went from 15,090 to 15,550, that is 4.6% more than last year because in July 2009 the number […]
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Impressive Space Shuttle Video

A small camera mounted on one of the booster rockets that propel the space shuttle provides video and sound that help us get an idea of what it feels like to fall earthwards from 146.000 meters (a more than 90 miles) above the Earth. The video, which was captured on May 31, 2008 during the […]
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Space Station repairs fail

Two of the Space Station astronauts tried to make some urgent repairs that involved replacing an ammonia cooling pump that failed, this included a spacewalk. On Saturday morning, NASA astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Douglas Wheelock left the International Space Station to undertake what officials called one of the most challenging repairs ever undertaken on […]
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Telescope will track deadly asteroids

– Scientists in Hawaii are using the world’s largest digital camera to look for potentially deadly asteroids, objects that according to the U.S. space agency (NASA), could affect Earth satellites in 2011. In October a rain of diachronic is expected, that is, small rocks that could also impact the International Space Station, stated Spanish daily […]
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