Los Cosmos, a Russian state-owned space development company, announced on June 30 that Russian cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin, who is staying at the International Space Station, has participated online in a national vote which is asking whether a constitutional amendment should be proposed. According to Los Cosmos, this is the first time to vote from space… Read More Russian cosmonaut voted from space online for the first time in the world
On May 30 at 3:22p.m., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was schedule to launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station (ISS) under the auspices of NASA’s commercial crew program. It was postponed from the date May 27 which was originally scheduled to launch, but… Read More SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with ISS. What comes next?
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced on May 6, 2020 that it had found evidence of a black hole just 1000 light-years from Earth. The closest black hole ever discovered to Earth. The research team said the discovery was just the tip of the iceberg, and there may be many similar black holes in the… Read More Only 1000 light-years! Black hole closest to Earth discovered by European Southern Observatory
The 1600s: Galileo and spyglass Galileo is often incorrectly credited with the creation of a telescope. Instead, he significantly improved upon them. In 1609, he first learned of the existence of the spyglass, which excited him. He began to experiment with telescope-making, going so far as to grind and polish his own lenses. His telescope allowed… Read More Space development from the middle age until now