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
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
Some might find it ironic that an organization like NASA, who studies our atmosphere, is ok with rockets polluting it so much. Or isn’t it weird that Elon Musk, the same person who is pushing sustainable energy with Tesla also has a rocket company that runs on fossil fuels? So today we are going to do a deep dive into this. We are going to see just how much of what rockets emit, go over how much different fuels and engine types pollute, then we will compare their emissions against other forms of transportation and other global polluters.
on March 20, 2020
There’s a new trend going around in the commercial space industry when it comes to launch abort systems. All three commercial companies who are putting abort systems on their crewed vehicles have ditched the classic launch abort tower we’ve seen dominate abort systems in the past.
on April 25, 2019
How SpaceX and Boeing will get Astronauts to the ISS. A comparison of the Crew Dragon, Starliner, Soyuz and Space Shuttle.
Today we’re going to take a deep dive on the two new spaceships that will be responsible for taking humans to and from the International Space Station from the United States. We’ll compare the Boeing Starliner riding an Atlas V rocket to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon on their Falcon 9 Rocket. And to see how we’ve progressed in the world of human spaceflight, we’ll also compare all these systems along side Russia’s Soyuz capsule and the United State’s retired Space Shuttle in a side by side comparison. We’ll look at the designs, the rockets they’ll ride, dimensions, cost, safety considerations, and any other unique features that each vehicle offers. Considering I’ve been up close and personal with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule, and Boeing’s Starliner, I’ve got some good insight on some of these vehicles, so let’s get started!
on February 22, 2019