This biennial flagship event brings together the entire space community, including government, industry, academia, research and financial communities. The conference will offer the space community unrivalled opportunities to meet, network, do business and shape the landscape for the coming years.
Three new Expedition 61 crewmembers will launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft: NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates. They will be joining their fellow crewmembers They will lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz rocket at 1257 GMT. Watch Live here.
ALIEN Worlds and ARIEL: Enabling planetary science across light-years – join us at Space Store to hear Dr Chris Pearson from the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory talk about this incredibly fascinating subject!
61st Anniversary of NASA’s first day of operations
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation bringing the National Astronautics and Space Administration into existence on July 29, 1958. The decision came after the success of the Sputnik program.
World Space Week, is the largest space event on Earth with more than 5,000 events in over 80 countries celebrating. The 2019 theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.”
Today, space agencies across the world are planning lunar missions. The Moon is thus the logical choice for the focus of World Space Week 2019 especially as it is the 50th Anniversary of the first lunar landing.
Sputnik 1 is launched from the soviet union, 1957. Sputnik was only 23 inches in diameter but weighed about 184 pounds. At 500 miles up, at the speed of 18,000 miles an hour, Sputnik circled the globe every 96 minutes, making 1,440 orbits around the Earth before beginning its re-entry.
20th Anniversary of Galileo probe flyby of Europa.
Galileo came within 351 kilometers (218 miles) of Europa, and briefly passed behind the frozen moon. After the flight over Europa, Galileo was able to observe another three of Jupiter’s moons: Amalthea, Thebe and Metis.
10th Anniversary of the first live tweet from Space
NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer on the ISS sent the first live, unassisted tweet from space. Astro_TJ, wrote: “Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! 🙂 More soon, send your ?s.”