The Moon has been with us for quite a while and Milky-Way.kiwi is going to celebrate our long term companion by declaring this Moon Week.
India launched its first interplanetary mission in 2013, sending the Mars Orbiter Mission to Mars to have a look at the planet’s surface and atmosphere.
We are getting a better and better at understanding how planetary systems are formed. This article tracks the historic development of the heliocentric model and how that relates to understanding the formation of our own Solar System.
We are understanding a little more about the Super Massive Black Hole at the centre of our galaxy and observations are also revealing that Einstein was right about his theory of general relativity.
The discovery of hydrogen in the plumes shooting out of Enceladus got everyone excited that the conditions might be right for life inside the icy moon. Now a lab experiment confirms that life could really be possible in those conditions likely to be found on Enceladus.
The European Space Agency launched the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter in 2016 and it is nearly in its target orbit around Mars and will soon begin is mission of looking for evidence of past life.
The Mars InSight lander is due to launch in a couple of months and this article briefly covers what this mission is all about.
The market for low cost access to space is heating up. This article looks at the aerospike engine and how that might influence low cost space launches.
If you put something into space then you have to think about what happens to it in the future so that it doesn’t cause problems for anyone else, either in space or on Earth. A […]
The International Space Station is due for retirement from 2024 when no one has yet committed any funds for its continued use. This articles reviews what options might then be available after 2024 to replace the current functions.
The launch schedule for January, hopefully this will be more successful than last month where a few launches were postponed until this month for various reasons.
Charles Polk, General Manager of The Martian Trust is telling MilkyWayKiwi what is The Martian Trust
With all the talk of going back to the moon, we thought it’d be good to recap on who is doing what in the coming years about returning to the Moon.
2018 is shaping up to be a hot year when it comes to the launch systems to be developed to get humans to Mars.
Oumuamua is still exciting people as to the possibilities of what it might be. Fortunately scientists have been looking at the collected data and have yet to identify it as an alien spaceship – only just an interstellar asteroid.
A great reason to look up at the night sky is that you might see a supernova like the the one that Albert Jones spotted in 1987.
With the US President’s recent signing of the new US space policy it timely to catch up on how NASA is progressing with the Space Launch System
There’s been a lot of discussion about Oumuamua, with some suggesting it could be a stricken alien ship.
The rocket launch scheduled from Earth for the rest of December, if all goes well.
Source: NASA’s Spaceward Bound Visits New Zealand