On September 13, 1985, U.S. Air Force pilot, Major Wilbert “Doug” Pearson, shot down a satellite while piloting an F-15A Eagle fighter aircraft. He became the first pilot ever to

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Astronauts can’t just pull off their helmets and take a big whiff to discover what the smell of space is like, but they have discovered that space has a distinct

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NASA/JPL Here is a collection of completely random facts about a fascinating blue planet very far from us that is named after a god of the sea. The planet Neptune.

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NASA/JPL If you would like an impossible challenge, try flying a kite or doing anything else in the winds on the planet Neptune. It’s guaranteed to be pretty ugly because

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Way back in 1977, Voyager 1 was one of two probes launched by NASA, with its primary mission being the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. It made a famous fictional

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  In August 1971, astronauts on the Apollo 15 mission placed a small aluminum sculpture and a plaque on the moon that commemorated the deaths of fourteen U.S. astronauts and

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The most well-known star by far is the North Star, but it’s not really just one star in the night sky. Polaris, or the “North Star,” is actually a set

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In 1975, the Soviet Union did something that had never been done in space before. They fired a gun from a space station, the one and only time such a

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On May 31, 2017, a new kind of aircraft that looks unlike any other was unveiled for the first time at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The

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In 1988, the Soviets launched a new type of spacecraft that had an almost identical appearance to the Space Shuttle belonging to the United States. The Soviets didn’t just copy

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When someone speaks of space, the area above our heads where the stars and planets sit, where are they talking about? Where exactly does space begin after someone leaves the

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