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How Far Can Man Really Travel in Space?

For centuries, mankind has dreamed of visiting and living amongst the stars. Naturally, we must also be able to make the daily commute between planets and even solar systems, should this ever become a new home for Mankind. But how to do this and how far can we go? Is it even possible? According to NASA studies, yes travel is possible. We already are, of course, with chemical propulsion as in everyday jets. However this just is not practical in the vastness of outer space. The moon, closest extra terrestrial object to our planet, on average takes about 40 days to reach traveling at 1000 miles per hour. The moon also resides about 240,000 miles away. Another planet, Mars is...

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How Does NASA Take Such Great Pictures In Space?

Over the years NASA, has released a wide array of stunning photos of space phenomena. These photos include everything from spectacular solar flares of our sun to close up photos of the moons of Saturn and Jupiter to galaxies which are light years away and the alien landscape of Mars. All of this is done with technology developed on Earth and put into space by NASA. The HubbleThere are many types of technology and vehicles used to take space images. One of the most famous is the Hubble Telescope. The Hubble was designed as a long range telescope and placed in orbit around the Earth in order to get clearer photos without an atmosphere. It has long outlived the design...

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The Importance of Astronauts Working Out in Space

There are four things an astronaut will always do during their time in space. Eat, sleep, calling home to family, and exercise. That last one is very important for maintaining their health. The reason is because the effects of zero gravity on the body over time are not good ones, and no one knows this more than astronauts who have returned from a long duration in space. What many astronauts experience upon return is fatigue, atrophied muscles, and loss of bone density. The problem lies in the way our bodies adapt to the type of work we do. When we work out, we gain muscle and bone density, however the exact opposite will also happen if you don't. To prevent...

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Apollo 13 Medallion Containing Flown To Moon Metal

THESE APOLLO 13 MEDALLIONS ARE THE LATEST IN THE SERIES OF MEDALLIONS CONTAINING FLOWN TO THE MOON METAL. THEY MEASURE 1.75 INCH DIAMETER AND CONTAIN METAL THAT FLEW TO THE MOON ON-BOARD THE APOLLO 13 SPACECRAFT. THE FRONT DEPICTS THE APOLLO 13 EMBLEM IN A BEAUTIFUL THREE DIMENSIONAL RENDER, WITH THE REAR SHOWING THE MOMENT EVERYTHING CHANGED FOR THE CREW, WHEN AN OXYGEN TANK EXPLODED IN THE SERVICE MODULE. BOTH SIDES HAVE A BLACK ENAMEL RING BEHIND THE TEXT. THE SOURCE FOR THE FLOWN METAL THAT IS MINTED INTO THE MEDALLIONS, COMES FROM THE RINGS THAT BOUND AN APOLLO 13 FLOWN CHECKLIST.THE TOTAL NUMBER MINTED IS 2500.EACH ORDER COMES WITH A PROTECTIVE CIRCULAR PLASTIC CASE, A PLASTIC COIN STAND AND A...

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VOSTOK 1 - YURI GAGARIN FLOWN ARTIFACT PRESENTATION

THERE ARE A FEW EXTREMELY RARE SPACE FLOWN ARTIFACTS WHICH NEVER SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE: JOHN GLENN MERCURY MA-6 AND YURI GAGARIN - VOSTOK 1. THESE REPRESENT THE FIRST ORBITAL FLIGHTS OF A RUSSIAN AND AN AMERICAN ASTRONAUT IN HISTORY. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PASSIONATE COLLECTOR TO OWN A FLOWN ARTIFACT PERFECTLY CERTIFIED FROM THE WORLD'S FIRST MANNED SPACEFLIGHT WHEN YURI GAGAIN BECAME THE FIRST MAN IN SPACE. SINCE THEN VERY FEW FLOWN ARTIFACTS FROM VOSTOK 1 HAVE SURFACED THE MARKET, SOME LEGAL, SOME MORE ILLEGAL, SOME WITH WEAK PROVENANCE, SOME WITH BETTER PROVENANCE BUT STILL NOTHING SERIOUS. WE WERE GLAD TO OBTAIN A FLOWN HOLLOW BOLT FROM THE VOSTOK 1 CAPSULE WITH PROVENANCE AND CERTIFICATION BY OLEG...

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