With a March 2007 spaceflight in hand, American space tourist-in-training Charles Simonyi celebrated with a launch of his own Thursday as he debuted a personal website where he’ll document his trek to the International Space Station (ISS). Simonyi [image], 58, is now set to launch towards the ISS on March 9, 2007 aboard a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft that will
About 2,500 astronomers and experts who meet today in Prague the Czech capital for the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) general assembly have voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet. Pluto had been considered a planet since its discovery in 1930 by the American Clyde Tombaugh. So to now have pluto effectively airbrushed out of school and university
NASA has now finally admited that they have lost the original moon landing footage of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon which took place in July 1969. The magnetic tapes were originally stored at the US National Archives but 2612 boxes, including the Apollo recordings, were later returned to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, Maryland but the problem is that many of
Astronomers are gathering in the Czech capital, Prague, hoping to define exactly what counts as a planet. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) hopes to settle the question of Pluto, which was first spotted in 1930. Experts are divided over whether Pluto – further away and considerably smaller than the eight other planets in our Solar System – deserves the title.
Space Adventures the company that blasted the first space tourists into orbit is now offering future clients the chance to do space walks, but not without an extra cost of $15m (£8m) that of which is on top of the $20m cost of the flight. Private space explorers will get to have about 1.5 hour accompanied extra-vehicular-activity (EVA) outside the
It’s now been 10 years since the cloning of Dolly the Sheep at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, where she lived between 5th July 1996 to the 14th February 2003. But the creator of Dolly the Sheep, Professor Ian Wilmut, has now said that he is “disappointed” that Britain did not develop cloning technology involving animals, as more could have been done
The Space Shuttle Discovery has now launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center on the 4th of July 2006 (US Independence Day) at 1438 EDT (1838 GMT) heading it’s way to the International Space Station (ISS). However though it was a successfully launch, NASA is luckey to be lauching at all as this is the first shuttle flight of 2006 and
I think I remember seing something about Genpets posted ages ago on some forum, but as I was just reminded about it after seeing it posted on Miel’s Blog I thought I might as well post it here as well. Say Hello to the all New Genpets from Bio.Genica! The Genpets are Pre-Packaged, Bioengineered pets implemented today! That’s right, Genpets are not toys or robots.
Check out this impresive CGI-animated meteorite collision simulation video, it’s pretty cool but scary if you ask me. The diameter of the meteorite is slightly bigger than the breadth of Honshu Japan. The collision point is located at the 3,000km south from Japan in the ocean. The velocity of the meteorite is 70,000km/h Via: TecheBlog | A Welsh View
For the first time since Apollo, NASA will be sending a rocket to the moon for the deployment of a probe in 2008! April 10, 2006 — NASA announced today it will send a rocket to crash into the moon, an early step to delivering the first astronauts to the planet since the last Apollo missions more than 30 years