The Women Behind the New Horizons Mission and New Pluto Map

The women of the New Horizons team, photographed at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on July 11, 2015, just three days before the spacecraft’s closest approach to Pluto. Kneeling from left to right: Amy Shira Teitel, Cindy Conrad, Sarah Hamilton, Allisa Earle, Leslie Young, Melissa Jones, Katie Bechtold, Becca Sepan, Kelsi Singer, Amanda […]

An Orion Spacecraft With Helicopter Blades?

Engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have tested out a design that could see the Orion Spacecraft return to earth – using rotor blades. Image Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – It was one of the rocket designs that appeared during the early days of the space age, a concept that now […]