Countering the Threat Posed by Orbital Debris

In this computer simulation, the sheer amount of orbital debris becomes apparent—as does the need to find a way to prevent it. Image Credit: NASA

There’s a lot of junk up there. Around 20,000 bits and pieces of satellites and old rocket parts, bigger than 5 cm (2 inches) across, are floating around […]

Garvey's P-18 Rocket Takes Student-Built Payloads to Edge of Space

The P-18 rocket, built by Garvey Spacecraft Corporation, is hefting a variety of payloads to the very edge of space. Image Credit: Garvey Spacecraft

Who says that students can’t participate in the exploration of space? So far, Garvey Spacecraft Corporation’s Prospector 18, or “P-18,” rocket has conducted four missions where it has launched […]