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Since GPS achieved Fully Operational Capability on July 17, 1995, GPS has become an essential navigational tool for civilians and military alike. Keeping the system up-to-date has proved to be a problem. Originally the system was supposed to be up and running in February of 2016 but has been delayed at least until 2023. The latest... Continue Reading →
NASA and other space agencies have launched missions to the moon, just not with astronauts. For example, the Japanese space agency once launched a satellite to completely map the surface of the moon in high definition detail. The main reason (not sure why you don’t know this) we stopped sending men to the moon was... Continue Reading →
It already is being used for military purposes right now as in spy satellites. Even very recently SpaceX was tasked to launch a U.S. spy satellite into orbit but it exploded and the satellite didn’t make it. In 1984 a Titan 34D rocket launched the KH-9 and KH-11 satellites for “reconnaissance,” and the DSP-2-6R satellite for missile detection. The list just starts there and goes... Continue Reading →
Proxima Centauri, is our nearest star, about 4 light years away. A light year is the distance light travels in one year, or 9,460,730,472,581 kilometers. That's 9.46 trillion kilometers, or about 5.88 trillion miles. The fastest space ship we ever built was the Juno spacecraft, which in 2016 broke all speed records in space with a... Continue Reading →
This is a no frill video (no audio) produced by scientists, to depict just how much junk "litter" we have floating around up in space, some of it going 35,000 miles per hour. Just something to think about.
This rather large SpaceX rocket is called the Falcon Heavy. Inside is the automobile below, which SpaceX hopes to launch in orbit around Mars with a flight schedule February 6, 2018 (assuming it doesn't blow up on the launchpad). You just can't make this stuff up. The automobile, which belongs to the founder of SpaceX... Continue Reading →
That sir, is not something anyone can answer at this point. It’s the stuff of future exploration with our probes.