Space: the next frontier!

I haven’t written on the blog in a very, very long time, but what better opportunity to do so than a monumental space achievement!

Look at this video. Simply amazing. This is real footage! This rocket went to space, came back and landed itself on its own on this unmanned floating barge in the middle of a choppy ocean. This makes it reusable, and thus dramatically lowers the cost of sending things to space.
The 14-year old private company behind this feat – the vision of one man – has done what no space agency has ever done in 60 years. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” said Isaac Newton, and thus SpaceX builds on decades of innovation & expertise in space technology by governments agencies like Roscosmos, NASA & ESA, to take us beyond and break new ground.
A revolution is taking place in terms of how we access space, and who can access space. What an exciting time to be alive!

photo credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute. Pluto and Charon as seen from New Horizons with a color imager on April 9, 2015.

Space as if you were there – a collection of jaw-dropping space videos

Year after year, space probes we send travelling in our Solar System send us back amazing images of our planetary neighbours. With bigger probes packed with more sensitive cameras and detectors, space has never been closer to your home. These videos will make you feel like you’re there. And perhaps one day you will be. In the mean time, sit back, relax, click on HD and fullscreen and enjoy.

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