Virgin Orbit Launches 10 Satellites to Orbit, Blasting Company into New Era of Commercial Space Travel

Julia Mariani

Virgin Orbit successfully launched 10 small miniature satellites as a part of a second powered test flight yesterday (Jan. 17th) at 1:50 p.m. EST. The mission, called Launch Demo 2, combined both the second test flight of Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket with the deployment of the miniature satellites, known as […]

James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Emerges from Nearly 100 Days of Cryogenic Testing

Julia Mariani

From July 10th to November 18th, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) remained sealed inside a cryogenic chamber at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. It’s successful emergence signals positive feedback that the spacecraft could withstand a climate similar to frigid outer space. According to Bill Ochs, the project […]

Theory of Microbes on Mars

Julia Mariani

Microbes could survive Mars’ thin atmosphere, according to recent research led by astrobiologist Rebecca Mickol at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. As the oldest form of life on Earth and the smallest, microbes are resilient. Fossils prove microbes existed more […]

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