MIT alum and physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space, was first a kid with big dreams in Lake City, S.C.
STS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and launched on Dec. 2, 1993.
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A penny-sized rocket thruster, designed by MIT's Paulo Lozano, may soon power the smallest satellites in space.
Scientists from MIT, Brown University, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and other institutions have mapped the moon's Shackleton crater with unprecedented detail, and found possible evidence for small amounts of ice on the crater's floor.
This time-lapse video focuses on the atmospheric line and 'airglow', which is a chemiluminescent process by which the atmosphere gives off its own light. Read more about the science behind 'airglow': http://auroranightglow.blogspot.com/ Video by Alex Rivest, PhD. High ...
Time-lapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station.
Earth from the International Space Station, as assembled by NASA's Johnson Space Center and MIT's Alex Rivest.
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Yodit Tewelde is a graduate student in the Planetary Science Program in EAPS. Childhood planetarium visits and a love of reading science fiction novels, meant Yodit always suspected space or space exploration was somewhere in a her future. In High School, while she ...
This video uses Man-Vehicle Lab's human centrifuge to discuss centripetal force and countermeasures for astronaut bone and muscle loss in space. It shows the mathematics required to calculate centripetal force, and performs an experiment on the centrifuge with an ...