• 28 2017 March

    What’s going to happen to the International Space Station? No one knows…

    For the past 17 years, humans have been a continuous presence in space. Every day since november 2000, at least three people have been orbiting Earth in the International Space Station at all times. But now NASA and the other participating countries are looking toward what’s going to happen to

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    For the past 17 years, humans have been a continuous presence in space. Every day since november 2000, at least three people have been orbiting Earth in the International Space Station at all times. But now NASA and the other participating countries are looking toward what’s going to happen to

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  • What’s going to happen to the International Space Station? No one knows…

    For the past 17 years, humans have been a continuous presence in space. Every day since november 2000, at least three people have been orbiting Earth in the International Space Station at all times. But now NASA and the other participating countries are looking toward what’s going to happen to

    March 28, 2017
  • SpaceX goes beyond moon, but scepticism about deadline lingers

    SpaceX is going to the moon. In 2018, Elon Musks enterprise wants to be the first private company to not only put people in space, but also to take them beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) for the first time in 45 years. The plans are very exciting, but there’s still

    February 28, 2017
  • What makes Trappist-1’s exoplanet discovery so unique?

    Trappist-1, a small star pretty close to Earth, has no less than 7 exoplanets orbiting it. The discovery is another new milestone in a series of many successful exoplanetary discoveries, but what exactly makes the Trappist-1 research so exciting? 4 questions about the big news. A team of Belgian and

    February 23, 2017
  • SpaceX returns to flight, but what caused its explosion?

    SpaceX has rounded off its investigation of the rocket that exploded somewhere last year. The company is back on track to ‘Return To Flight’, but what exactly happened with the Falcon 9 that blew up during a static fire test? What happened exactly? On September 1st, 2016, a Falcon 9-rocket

    January 9, 2017
  • Mercury-astronaut John Glenn (95) overleden

    Mercury-astronaut John Glenn, de eerste Amerikaan in een baan om de aarde, is overleden. De ruimtepionier overleed vandaag in zijn huis in Ohio op 95-jarige leeftijd. Dat meldt Glenns familie vandaag. Glenn werd op 20 februari 1962 de eerste Amerikaan die in een baan om de aarde vloog. Hij was

    December 8, 2016
  • Heeft commerciĆ«le ruimtevaart een toekomst?

    Elon Musk gaat naar Mars. Een miljoen mensen gaan op een geterraformeerde planeet leven, op en neer gebracht door de grootste raketten aller tijden die honderden keren op en neer kunnen. Althans, dat is de science-fiction-visie van mad genius Elon Musk. Ruimtevaart voor de massa, een kolonie op Mars… Is

    September 28, 2016
  • Wat is er met SpaceX’ raket gebeurd en wat gaat er verder gebeuren?

    Een raket van SpaceX is ontploft tijdens een test. Dat kan grote gevolgen hebben voor de toekomst van SpaceX’ lanceerprogramma, maar wat precies? We kijken naar de gevolgen van de mislukte test, en naar wat er precies is gebeurd. Wat is er precies aan de hand? Een Falcon 9 van

    September 1, 2016
  • What does ‘Brexit’ mean for the British space industry?

    Great Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a decision that will have significant economic consequences. What about the country’s space program, which relies heavily the on ESA? Let’s look at what ‘Brexit’ means for the UK space program. The UK is a member of ESA, which furthermore consists

    June 24, 2016

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