Space archaeology, 21st Century shop class, quinoa curry, DIY radiation detector, astronomy tourism, crowdsourcing the search for gravitational waves and more in this week's recap from the world of amateur space exploration.Read More
After the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket last week, media across the country focused on the teenagers who lost their science projects in the accident. But failure won’t get in the students’ way - Nasa and its partners have committed to getting the students’ research into space.Read More
British teenager discovers a planet orbiting another star, UK rocketeers head to international competition, US storm-spotters help improve severe weather warnings and more in my recap of the news in amateur space exploration.Read More
Amateur images of Mars spark professional research, students and teachers conduct galactic research, crowdsourcing 1,230 public reports of earthquakes, teenagers' microgravity research, and amateur rocket projects are just some of the week's news in amateur space exploration.Read More
Mars One Monday, Indian student exploring Antarctica, high schoolers controlling robots in space, Galaxy Zoo discoveries, and more are among the highlights of the past week's news from amateur space exploration.Read More
The past week's news includes undergrads building a suborbital rocket, an Indian teen preparing to explore Mars by exploring Antarctica, a 400 billion star simulation of the Milky Way you can explore, crowdsourcing weather and earthquake reports, and more.Read More
The holiday season makes for a slow news week, but space is always out there - from the fight for dark skies over Canada, to interviews with amateur martians, to the amazing opportunities for middle school student research on the International Space Station.Read More
The latest news from around the world of amateur space exploration includes contests to launch Near Space balloons, crowdsourced mapping of galactic black holes, a crowdfunded mission to the Moon, the latest from Mars One, and moreRead More
This is a busy week for middle and high school space research. The SpaceX Dragon landed in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday returning 28 student experiments from the International Space Station. Tonight an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launches the Cygnus cargo module - with 18 more student experiments - to the International Space Station. 310,000 students across America and Canada have taken part in space research - with little burden on the ISS astronauts or Nasa’s budget - but some in Congress think that’s a bad thing.Read More
15 student research projects rode the Antares rocket to Nasa's International Space Station where astronauts will conduct experiments designed by primary and secondary school students. The STEM education program is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program.Read More
After their summer vacation six students from Ocean City High School will watch their experiment travel to the International Space Station. Thanks to the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, the six girls will study how the E. coli bacteria grows on lettuce while in microgravity - an important consideration for astronauts on future space stations, Moon bases, and Mars missions who will need to grow their own food. Getting food poisoning on Earth is one thing. In space…. The Press of Atlantic City interviewed the students and teachers who explained how they developed their application and how the experiment will work.
Spoiler: no astronauts will be harmed in the course of this experiment.
The Team America Rocketry Challenge held over the weekend leads todays headlines. In addition amateur meteor observations, smartphone astronomy, amateur outreach programs in India and the US, a free online astronomy course from The Planetary Society, weather-watchers in Puerto Rico, middle school student make progress towards orbit, and news from Mars One.Read More
Today’s headlines include student rocket teams in Colorado and New Jersey, a high school experiment on the International Space Station, an report on KickSat’s struggles, and a profile of a Canadian Mars One candidate.Read More
Today’s amateur headlines include more teachers flying on Nasa’s Sofia airborne observatory, Girl Scouts leading a community rocketry project, amateur satellites ready for launch, a low cost microgravity research lab is almost ready, reports on Mars One, and recaps of Mars One candidates.Read More