Former NFL star Michael Strahan says outer space blast was ‘unreal’

Former NFL star Michael Strahan says outer space blast was ‘unreal’

Former NFL star Michael Strahan lifted off from a field in west Texas and headed into space this morning on billionaire Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard rocket. “It’s unreal,” said Strahan as he emerged from the space craft after it had touched down in a barren stretch of Texas scrubland. “I want to go back.” Strahan, … Read more

United States Hosts US– EU Space Dialogue

United States Hosts US– EU Space Dialogue

As part of our deep ongoing collaboration on outer space issues, officials from the United States and the European Union met for the 11th US-EU Space Dialogue in Washington, DC Officials discussed cooperation on Earth observation and disaster response, global navigation satellite systems, spaceflight Safety and space situational awareness, and opportunities for trans-Atlantic cooperation to … Read more

Rubin Observatory/LSST Cosmological Survey – Applications Physicist I in Batavia, IL for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Rubin Observatory/LSST Cosmological Survey – Applications Physicist I in Batavia, IL for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Details Posted: 29-Jun-22 Location: Batavia, Illinois Required Education: Doctorate Salary: Competitive Categories: Astronomy and Space Science Computer Science: Computer Design and Engineering Physics: Physics Sector: Government and National Lab Function: Other We Are: Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the US Department of Energy. We support discovery science … Read more

Think Different

Think Different

Look up. Just 62 miles above us lies the border of space. About an hour’s drive if you were to make the journey by car. Or three minutes if you take the trip in a rocket ship. “Space travel, in three words, is ‘you go fast,’” says William Shatner in a documentary about the space … Read more

The Promise of a New Space Age

The Promise of a New Space Age

Nature abhors an empty vacuum. —Marvin Minsky Alta Journal contributor Timothy Ferris gave a talk recently where he made the point that modern science does not consider space to be empty. Even 19th-century physics thought the vacuum had properties of permittivity and permeability, which measured the forces of magnetic and electric fields, respectively, and together … Read more

The Gaia Mission Keeps Unlocking Secrets of the Galaxy

The Gaia Mission Keeps Unlocking Secrets of the Galaxy

There are probably 200 billion stars in the Milky Way, stretched across space in a disk shaped like a ninja’s throwing star. It’s so big that, traveling at the speed of light, it’d still take you 100,000 years to traverse it. But if you could find the ideal point in space to stare at these … Read more

To boldly go: Government floats new Plan for Space Sustainability

To boldly go: Government floats new Plan for Space Sustainability

Does an environment without an atmosphere still require protecting? The answer from the UK government is an emphatic ‘yes’, following the announcement it is to launch a new Plan for Space Sustainability. Speaking at last week’s 4th Summit for Space Sustainability in London, Science Minister George Freeman revealed the UK government is keen to lead … Read more

Voids Made by Dying Stars Have Been Detected in Our Galaxy’s Interstellar Gas

Voids Made by Dying Stars Have Been Detected in Our Galaxy’s Interstellar Gas

It often feels like when people die, they leave a void behind. In the case of massive stars, that happens to be physically true. A new analysis of the tenuous gas that drifts between the stars in the Milky Way galaxy has revealed the imprint of bubbles that expand into space when a massive star … Read more