This Week in Space! October 20, 1970 – the Soviet Zond 8 mission

This week in 1970 the Soviet Union launched the last spacecraft of its Zond (Russian for “probe”) program. Known as Zond 8, the spacecraft was sent to take images of the lunar surface.

First All-Female Spacewalk Watched by Thousands of Viewers

A significant milestone occurred in space history today: the first all-female spacewalk. NASA live-streamed the event to thousands of viewers worldwide.

We Asked NASA: Is It Possible to Hack into a Spacesuit?

Along with nuclear missile silos and the U.S. stock market, few other targets provide such a tantalizing challenge for U.S. foes as hacking our space endeavors.

Take a First Look at NASA's Black Hole Simulator

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is making news with a stunning visualization of a black hole created by Jeremy Schnittman using custom software.

This Week in Space! October 20, 1970 – the Soviet Zond 8 mission

First All-Female Spacewalk Watched by Thousands of Viewers

We Asked NASA: Is It Possible to Hack into a Spacesuit?

Take a First Look at NASA's Black Hole Simulator

There are hundreds of satellites, 8,000 tons of junk and more than 500,000 pieces of debris that are tracked as they circle the planet. This orbital debris and the speeds at which it travels increases the potential danger to both manned and unmanned space vehicles due to the increased potential for collision-related damage.
The peerless Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí once proclaimed there are no straight lines in nature. Born in the 1850s, he clearly lived in a time when Saturn’s mysteries were still somewhat enigmatic. Gaudí is proof that intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.