From sky gazing to space activities: These classes keep abreast of what is happening off-planet Earth. From human activities like Elon Musk’s SpaceX and others, to the James Webb Space Telescope capturing stunning images millions of miles away, to the occupation of the moon and Mars, including planets further afield. Updates on Nasa’s exploration of the Solar System, including the joint Artemis program, China’s space station, planned hotels in space and the latest International Space Station news. We will discover all the countries supporting space projects or launching rockets into space.
Each class is new content.
The Planets Class
All the planets in our solar system orbit the sun in the same direction, counterclockwise, when viewed from above the sun’s north pole. This is known as prograde motion.
The inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, are known as terrestrial planets because they are mostly composed of rock and metal. The outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, are known as gas giants because they are mostly composed of gas and ice.
Reaching the Moon Class
People and activities are building our future in Outer Space.
Starting with the colonization of the Moon.
Under the Artemis program, humanity will explore regions of the Moon never visited before, uniting people around the unknown, the never seen, and the once impossible. We will return to the Moon robotically next year, send astronauts to the surface in 2025, and build a long-term presence on the Moon by the end of the decade.
International Space Station + Mars History Class.
This class covers the latest update with the International Space Station, crew, and visitors. Crew members aboard the International Space Station conducted scientific investigations that included studying the behaviour of protein solutions, testing technology to monitor astronaut sleep quality, and examining the effect of exercise regimens that do not include a treadmill.
Then we look at the Planet Mars – Past, Present and Future.
Events Happening in Space.
This class covers various topics:
- Astronomers may have, for the first time, witnessed a sun-like star devouring a planet, shedding light on the fate that will befall Earth in about four billion years when our dying sun swells to engulf our world.
- Solar storms could smash into Earth.
- The Full Buck Moon of July.
- Hunt for dark matter and dark energy.
- Virgin Galactic aces its 1st-ever commercial launch.
- NASA’s ‘quiet’ X-59 supersonic plane.
- India to launch Chandrayaan 3 moon lander and rover.
- SpaceX Starlink satellites had to make 25,000 collision-avoidance manoeuvres.
- Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine exploded during June 30 test.
- A Space Hotel Could Open as Soon as 2027.
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Our Future in Outer Space.
Over half of the world’s biodiversity has disappeared since 1970, with an estimated one million animal and plant species now threatened with extinction. At a time when ecosystems, habitats and species are declining at unprecedented rates in human history, biodiversity protection is critical to the future sustainability of our planet, our health, our economy and space exploration.
In a significant development, on 19 December 2022, representatives from 188 countries adopted a new agreement at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Canada (COP 15).
The Framework consists of four overarching goals (each with a series of sub-goals) to be achieved by 2050 and 23 urgent action-oriented global targets for 2030.
The importance of biodiversity protection
Why accurate data is so important to achieve biodiversity goals.
So where does outer space come into the picture?
Advances in biodiversity data and mapping from outer space satellites
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Space Exploration: Private Companies’ Impact
We are on the cusp of a new era in human history. The visionaries and trailblazers we have explored throughout this class have shattered the boundaries of what was once deemed impossible.
Looking ahead, the next frontier of space exploration holds immense promise and potential. With companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Boeing, and Virgin Galactic leading the charge, we can expect to witness remarkable advancements in our understanding of the cosmos and our ability to explore it.
Private space exploration is not just about reaching new planets or setting foot on distant moons. It is about pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, expanding our understanding of the universe, and unlocking the secrets that lie beyond our own planet.
The pioneers of private space exploration have ushered in a new era of discovery and adventure. They have sparked a renewed curiosity in the cosmos and inspired a new generation of scientists, engineers, and dreamers. As we gaze into the stars, let us remember that the sky is no longer the limit – it is merely the beginning of a journey that will take us beyond borders and into the vast expanse of the universe – click here.