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.
A significant milestone occurred in space history today: the first all-female spacewalk. NASA live-streamed the event to thousands of viewers worldwide.
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.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is making news with a stunning visualization of a black hole created by Jeremy Schnittman using custom software.