A dozen of Bordeaux wine bottles were sent to space to examine ageing

A surprising number of twelve bottles of Bordeaux wine have been shipped to the International Space Station to help researchers better analyze the effect of space-like extreme conditions on the ageing process of the alcoholic beverage. When and where The launch of the unusual payload…

Curiosity, the Mars Rover, took an amazing picture of the Martian horizon

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is truly one of the greatest triumphs of space exploration. Ever since its arrival on the red planet back in 2012, the rover has tirelessly  wandered the surface of the planet (covering about 21 kilometers as of 30 July 2019), escalated plenty…

SpaceX praises progress on testing commercial crew parachute

On the 3rd day of November, SpaceX revealed a scene from a video showing the latest test of their newest parachutes (“Mark 3”) for their Crew Dragon Spacecraft. SpaceX stated that they have now carried out 13 successful tests of their newest parachute design, after…

Venus Could have Hosted Life in the Past

Several decades ago, the Pioneer Venus mission allowed researchers to learn valuable data about Venus, including the fact that oceans were present on the surface at some point.  Other missions have gathered more information about the atmosphere and surface of the planet. By harnessing this…

Beresheet spacecraft carried “water bears” to the Moon (and may have survived)

You’ve heard of men on the Moon, but do you know about water bears? Thousands of tardigrades, also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets,” were aboard the Beresheet spacecraft when it crashed on the moon in April. The tiny creatures are incredibly resilient and…