Tag: space

  • NASA Fires Voyager 1 Thrusters After 37 Years

    Voyager 1 is the first man-made object to leave the solar system. 37 years after it was launched, NASA’s engineers fired the spacecraft’s backup thrusters. The primary thrusters have been getting weaker […]

  • Google Maps Navigates Through Solar System

    In addition to finding any place on Earth,  Google Maps now lets you navigate through space too.  It has recently added two dwarf planets, Pluto and Ceres, as well as […]

  • 60 Years Ago – Sputnik First Satellite in Space

    60 years ago , on October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union  launched the first man-made satellite into space. Sputnik showed that the Soviets were willing to overtake American technology.  The […]

  • NASA’s Mission to the Sun

    The American space agency NASA is planning a mission to the sun in order to explore the outer atmosphere of our solar system’s star. The Parker Solar Probe and will […]

  • Mission Cassini Coming To An End

    After 20 years in space NASA’s Cassini mission is coming to an end in April. The  spacecraft  , which was  launched  in 1997 to explore Saturn and its moons, is running out […]