Category: Space

NASA and the journey to Mars

NASA is planning for the 2023 manned trip into deep space and around the moon. Then, what they hope to be a decade later, the trip to Mars. Astronauts Jessica Meir and Victor Glover, Lead Systems Engineer Yves Lamothe, Orion Mission Planner Nujoud Merancy and Spacecraft Integration and Evolution Manager Chris Crumbly all participated in...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 5-11

Uber settles for $28.5 million lawsuit Ride-sharing app Uber has been under fire with two separate lawsuits concerning the language of its safety practices. According to the lawsuits, despite the company’s claims to provide the “safest ride on the road,” Uber drivers are not fingerprinted or checked against the national sex-offender registry. The “safe ride fee” Uber...

Engines, Rockets, and Engineers

To fly humans to Mars we will need a very big rocket to lift the hardware needed to live on another planet for several months before heading home. The planned habitat will likely be the same size a two-story house. This means the rocket will be bigger than the mighty Saturn V of the Apollo...