Curiosity’s Sequel, and the Key to Finding Alien Life

SciShow Space News shares the latest developments from around the universe, including the Curiosity’s arrival at its final destination, and new insights into what clues we should really be looking for in our search for alien life.

What’s it like on Venus?

SciShow Space takes you on a tour of Venus, a world with such an extreme environment that you might call it “Earth’s evil twin.”

Our New Galactic Neighborhood, and a Tar Comet?

SciShow Space shares the latest news from around the universe, including new insights into the giant supercluster of galaxies that we call home, and the first “data baby” from Rosetta’s rendezvous with a comet.

How Much of Me Is “Star Stuff?”

Carl Sagan famously observed that we are all made of “star stuff.” But what does that mean? And how much of you is really made of dead stars? SciShow Space explains!

humanoidhistory:

September 8, 1969 — The Apollo 12 rocket moves slowly (very slowly) atop the crawler-transporter from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

September 8, 1969 — The Apollo 12 rocket moves slowly (very slowly) atop the crawler-transporter from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA)

The Most Powerful Rocket Ever, and Gecko Sex in Space

SciShow Space News shares the latest developments from around the universe, including NASA’s plan to build the world’s most powerful rocket, and the fate of Russian geckos sent to have sex in space.

The Smallest Star in the Universe

SciShow Space (with the special help of Phil Plait!) takes you to the smallest star in the universe, and explains how astronomers figured out that’s what it was!

Epic Meteor Adventure and Ozone Mystery

SciShow explores two celestial mysteries: the origins of a meteorite that crashed into a house in California, and who’s releasing chemicals into the atmosphere that were banned more than 25 years ago?

Astronaut Weightlessness Training

SciShow Space takes you behind the scenes of astronaut training, to show how crew members and their equipment are tested in microgravity, all while never having to leave Earth.

spacewatching:

Inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians dressed in clean-room suits have installed a back shell tile panel onto the Orion crew module and are checking the fit next to the middle back shell tile panel. Preparations are underway for Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1.
Orion is the exploration spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to destinations not yet explored by humans, including an asteroid and Mars. It will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. The first unpiloted test flight of the Orion is scheduled to launch later this year atop a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to an altitude of 3,600 miles above the Earth’s surface. The two-orbit, four-hour flight test will help engineers evaluate the systems critical to crew safety including the heat shield, parachute system and launch abort system.

spacewatching:

Inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians dressed in clean-room suits have installed a back shell tile panel onto the Orion crew module and are checking the fit next to the middle back shell tile panel. Preparations are underway for Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1.

Orion is the exploration spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to destinations not yet explored by humans, including an asteroid and Mars. It will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. The first unpiloted test flight of the Orion is scheduled to launch later this year atop a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to an altitude of 3,600 miles above the Earth’s surface. The two-orbit, four-hour flight test will help engineers evaluate the systems critical to crew safety including the heat shield, parachute system and launch abort system.