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On July 20, 1969, 44 years ago today, those famous words “one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” were spoken. ILC Dover will always be proud! http://ow.ly/i/2EHjR
ILC Dover is proud to be apart of today’s spacewalk. Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency switched their spacesuits to battery power at 8:02 a.m. signaling the start of today’s 6 hours … Continue reading
The current space suit is made out of four main components. 1.) Liquid Cooling Ventilation Garment (LCVG) Credit: NASA The LCVG has 300 feet of 1/8” dia. tubing woven into a stretchy spandex that comfortably hugs the body and carries … Continue reading
Since the beginning of our existence, man has wondered how to explain the world around him. This desire for a deeper understanding led to science, which may not have all the answers, but has led humanity to reach these great … Continue reading
For today’s fun fact Friday, does anybody know how many stars are hypothesized to be in the sky? If so, what can you think of on Earth that there is more prevalent? Thanks to NASA/ESA for this beautiful picture of … Continue reading
For today’s fun fact Friday, can anyone tell me what celestial bodies in space we’re made from?
We wanted to have a little fun this weekend and see what type of show our space fans prefer. Would you rather watch Sci-Fi, like Star Trek, or a science-savvy comedy, like Big Bang Theory?
Credit: CNN Singapore has built 18 synthetic supertrees, which each have about 200 different types of plants inside. Solar panels scale the trees, allowing sunlight to be easily stored, while their shape acts as thermal storage systems. Credit: Science is … Continue reading