Space Missions

We're lucky to live in a time when space exploration is on the rise. Private companies like SpaceX have sent so many satellites into space that a rocket launch has become almost a trivial event. There are many exciting upcoming missions to our Moon, the planets, and asteroids. Astronomers launch huge telescopes into space that may uncover mind-blowing secrets about the Universe itself. Here, you'll learn about noteworthy space missions of the future and the past.

Starlink Satellites

How to See Starlink Satellite Train 2024

~8 min
Astronomical News

Learn how to see Starlink satellites in the sky from your location and get info on the upcoming Starlink launches.

Vostok 1 Spacecraft

April 12: Anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight

~6 min
Astronomical News

On April 12, we celebrate the anniversary of the first human spaceflight. Learn more about modern astronauts and space missions!

Space Mining Infographic

Space Mining: The Future of Humanity

Infographics

What resources can be mined in space? How much are asteroids worth? Find the answers in this infographic!

Space Movie or True Story?

Space Movie or True Story?

Quizzes

Did a NASA astronaut really play golf on the Moon? Have astronauts ever tried to carry a nuclear bomb to the Sun? In this quiz, you'll need to decide whether an event occurred in a sci-fi movie or in real life. Test your knowledge of cinema and space exploration history!

UFO Infographic: Sky

Relax, It's Not Aliens: Man-Made Objects Mistaken for UFOs

Infographics

What are those strange lights in the sky? Uncover the truth behind UFO sightings! 🛸 Explore our infographic to discover how everyday objects can masquerade as mysterious aerial phenomena. 🎆 From colorful lights to spiraling formations, you'll never believe what's really up there!

Zarya ISS Module

Celebrating 25 Years of the Zarya ISS Module: The Dawn of International Space Cooperation

~2 min
Astronomical News

Marking 25 years since the launch of Zarya, the first module of the International Space Station. No boring numbers on this great day – just a brief explanation of why Zarya is dope. 🔥

ISS Test

Interesting Facts About the ISS

Quizzes

How many people live on the ISS? Where do they get oxygen and electricity? Which country has never visited the station? Take this quiz to get answers to these and many other questions and test your knowledge about the International Space Station.

First cat in space

The Story of Félicette: How the World Almost Forgot About the First Cat in Space

~4 min
Astronomical News

60 years ago, France sent a stray cat into space. 🐈🚀 Learn the sad story behind the great space journey of the only cat in space!

Tiangong Space Station with the flag of China

Quiz: Tiangong Space Station 🛰️🇨🇳

Quizzes

Tiangong (“Heavenly Palace”) is China’s new space station, which was completed in late 2022. Take this quiz to learn many interesting facts about the Tiangong space station, including: - How big it is compared to the ISS; - How quickly it was assembled; - How many people it can host; - And many more! Let’s see how many answers you can get right!

Space junk

The Problem of Space Junk — How We Block Our Way Into Space

~6 min
Astronomical News

A berry-size piece of debris can damage or even destroy a spacecraft. Learn more about space junk: what it is, what people left in space, and how we can get rid of it.