Photos and text by Dylan Slagle
Millions of people flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the “path of totality” in order to experience a total solar eclipse. During the event, the moon passes in between the sun and the Earth, appearing to block the sun.
On Jan. 27, 1967, Apollo 1 crew members Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee lost their lives in a flash fire while rehearsing the launch.
After keeping the command module locked up for 50 years, NASA put the burned capsule on public display at the Kennedy Space Center as a tribute to the astronauts.
John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95, the Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs said on December 8, 2016.
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams of the US and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The three are returning after 172 days in space where they served as members of the Expedition 47 and 48 crews onboard the International Space Station.
Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) land near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on March 2, 2016. U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth on after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars.
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who was born and raised in the Baltimore area, recently completed a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From May to November 2014, he literally had a window on the world as the space station circled in low orbit around Earth.
Now Wiseman is back visiting several locations in the region, including the Maryland Science Center, where he is displaying some of his amazing videos and pictures that he took during his stay on board the ISS.
Reuters reports Boeing Co’s proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company’s program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program.
The $4.2 billion, five-year contract allows Boeing to sell rides to tourists, Boeing Commercial Crew Program Manager John Mulholland told Reuters, adding that the price would be competitive with what the Russian space agency now charges to fly tourists to the orbital outpost.