Starship poses the ultimate challenge in aerospace engineering: a fully and rapidly reusable, super heavy-lift launch vehicle, capable of taking 150 tonnes to low Earth orbit. That’s more payload than the Saturn V, and it’ll be fully reusable!
on November 6, 2020
The Artemis Program - NASA is working hard on getting humans back to the surface of the Moon. If all goes well, this could happen in 2024!
on September 13, 2020
How do you get back from orbit? Do you pump the brakes and fall right out of space? We do a summary of how you deorbit, go over the hardware that allows the Crew Dragon capsule to reenter and safely splashdown.
on August 2, 2020
We do an overview of NASA's Perseverance Rover (formerly Mars 2020), the rocket that will take it there, the timeline, and the landing sequence. All the while, drawing comparison to its older sibling, Curiosity, to see what’s changed and what has stayed the same.
on July 25, 2020
A timeline video that follows Bob and Doug from suit-up, transport to the launch site, entering the Dragon, fuelling, launch, and docking with the International Space Station. Weather scrub criteria is also included.
on May 24, 2020
Making a movie in space? Shooting out-of-this-world photographs? Space Shuttle pilot and International Space Station commander Terry Virts did this and more, before Tom Cruise! Everyday Astronaut's writers had a chance to interview him recently about his space films and his post-space career.
on May 21, 2020
Imagine a simple conversion error caused a multi-million dollar mission to go puff! A video released by Everyday Astronaut this week looks at how NASA lost the Mars Climate Orbiter in 1999. We explore how NASA’s team of contractors made a math boo-boo that cost them the mission just as it approached Mars.
on May 14, 2020
NASA just announced the lunar landers for the Artemis program. To everyone’s surprise, SpaceX’s massive Starship is one of three landers NASA chose alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics. Understandably, this is bringing up a lot of questions. Some of which we will answer in my next video/article: “Should NASA just cancel SLS and use Starship and/or other commercial launchers for Artemis?” But today I think we need to settle a lot of debates about these two rockets first. Now, more than ever, it is time we truly compare them head-to-head.
on May 1, 2020