Space exploration

Space exploration is the discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of evolving and growing space technology. While the study of space is carried out mainly by astronomers with telescopes, the physical exploration of space is conducted both by unmanned robotic space probes and human spaceflight.
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  • What 'Branding' in This Age of Renewed Interest in Space Means for Entrepreneurs
    Houston Chronicle

    What 'Branding' in This Age of Renewed Interest in Space Means for Entrepreneurs

    Caption Close Today, we are entering a renewed and re-energized era of space exploration and commercialization that to my belief is having a profound effect: It's instilling in consumers a deep-rooted desire to achieve something beyond themselves. We've seen this before. In the 1970s, the Shuttle program was called "the realization of the 1960s civil rights dream of equality.”  It represented hope and an opportunity to stand for something. As Michael Griffin, the previous administrator of NASA said, “...we humans have, since the earliest civilizations, built monuments. We want to leave something behind to show the next generation, or the generations after that, what we did with our time here.”

  • Former AP photographer Peter Cosgrove dies at age 84
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    Former AP photographer Peter Cosgrove dies at age 84

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Peter Cosgrove, a former Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and the presidential recount, has died. He died of a heart attack in his sleep on Saturday in Orlando, Florida at the age of 84. During a journalism career that spanned almost 50 years, the last eight years as a staffer with The Associated Press, Cosgrove covered President Nixon's meeting with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu at Midway and four Apollo moon-mission crew recoveries at sea. He was aboard the USS Hornet when the first moonwalkers, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and pilot Michael Collins, returned to Earth and

  • Nasa at 60: Amazing photos of space exploration released from archives
    The Independent

    Nasa at 60: Amazing photos of space exploration released from archives

    A self-portrait of the mars rover, pictures of footprints on the moon and satellite images of the most remote places in our solar system have all been taken from Nasa’s archives to commemorate the 60th birthday of the world’s most famous space agency. The collection contains over 400 pictures that show Nasa’s achievements in space travel as well as the humans that have driven them. Accompanying the photos is text charting Nasa’s past, present and future from the book’s editor, Piers Bizony, and Nasa historians.

  • Canada poised to play critical role on future Mars mission
    Yahoo Canada News

    Canada poised to play critical role on future Mars mission

    Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk tells Yahoo News Canada what the country's future is in space exploration, and how critical research could help Canadians, too.

  • Year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's disease defenses on alert
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    Year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's disease defenses on alert

    In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut, after a news conference in the Russian-leased Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome. Nearly a year in space put Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, according to a report released on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. Kelly is the twin brother of U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly of Arizona, who is running in 2020 to take over the late U.S. Sen. John McCain's seat from Sen. Martha McSally.