Addressing Psychological Challenges for Space Exploration

Psychological issues are not something that many of us would ever attribute to an astronaut. Just saying the word astronaut suggests a hardened test pilot or brave modern explorer, not someone facing a psychological issue or challenge.

Can We Prevent a Killer Asteroid Striking Earth?

Humanity faces a variety of natural disasters on a daily basis. Volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes claim the lives of roughly 60,000 people every year. And a major disaster – such as a supervolcano eruption – could threaten the continued existence of mankind altogether.

Don’t Miss This Once in a Generation Meteor Shower Thursday Night

Few things are as captivating and awe-inspiring as witnessing a meteor shower under perfect atmospheric conditions. Fortunately, Thursday, November 21, stargazers will have an opportunity to do just that.

This Week in Space! November 18, 2013 – NASA’s MAVEN Mission

This week in 2013, NASA launched the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission to explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind.

Addressing Psychological Challenges for Space Exploration

Can We Prevent a Killer Asteroid Striking Earth?

Don’t Miss This Once in a Generation Meteor Shower Thursday Night

This Week in Space! November 18, 2013 – NASA’s MAVEN Mission

Assuming an asteroid is on an imminent collision course with Earth, there are a number of ways we might prevent it. The asteroid could be slowed down, sped up, or by slightly changing its trajectory just enough so that it does not intersect with Earth’s orbit when and where Earth happens to be.
Humanity faces a variety of natural disasters on a daily basis. Volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes claim the lives of roughly 60,000 people every year. And a major disaster – such as a supervolcano eruption – could threaten the continued existence of mankind altogether.