Vikas Kaul

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The First Lunar Landing

[Aldrin - "I think it's pretty remarkable that, this early in the burn, we could estimate that. Good guess."]<p>[Armstrong - "We picked a number of …

Apollo Missions

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Celebrating 10 years of Mars Express

<b>At the beginning of June, the European Space Agency (ESA) celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Mars Express mission. The spacecraft, launched in</b> …

Spacial awareness: Ultimate guide to exploring space

For decades we’ve been trying to boldly go where no man has gone before. How successful have we been? All is revealed in this infographic.<p>For around half a century we’ve been trying to boldly go where no man has gone before. How successful have we been?<p>To answer the question, we have created this …

How-To's

August | 2013 | Ars Technica

Gaia: The 'impossible space mission' ready to fly

<b>"It blows your brain. I remember when we went and asked for this stuff we just fell about laughing. We said: 'Well, let's try; let's see what happens. These engineers are smart'. And, boy, they're smart - they did it!"</b><p>Cambridge University's Gerry Gilmore says astronomers thought they were …

Universe

50 Years of Space Exploration

'Jesus Discovery': Jerusalem Archaeology Reveals Birth Of Christianity

<i>The following is an excerpt by James D. Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici, authors of The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity</i><p>On the morning of Tuesday, June 29, 2010, outside the Old City of Jerusalem, we made an unprecedented archaeological discovery …

Two Stone Heads Found at Peru’s Chavín de Huántar

HUARAZ, PERU—Two sculpted heads thought to date to between 1200 and 1500 B.C. have been discovered at the Chavín de Huántar archaeological site. Many …