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2001 Mars Odyssey (U.S.)

Destination: Mars. Launched: April 7, 2001. Arrival: Oct. 24, 2001. Mission: To conduct mineralogical mapping of the planet and study the radiation risk to humans over the course of three ye…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Director: Stanley KubrickCast: Keir Dullea, William Sylvester and Gary Lockwood Now considered a masterwork, this futuristic tale was probably the single most cryptic and daring film to come o…

Space Movies

Some of the galaxy's best space-related movies by Beth Rowen and Mark Zurlo Related Links Scariest MoviesIrish Movies SlideshowThe Presidency on FilmDinosaur MoviesDisney Movies…

Ongoing Missions

Voyager (U.S.)Ulysses (U.S. and European Space Agency) Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) (U.S.)Cassini-Huygens (U.S., the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency)2001 Mars Odyssey (U.S.)…

U.S. Staffed Space Flight Programs

Mercury. Project Mercury, initiated in 1958 and completed in 1963, was the United States' first human-in-space program. It was designed to further knowledge about humanity's capabilities in…

Our Base in Space

The International Space Station Faces Setbacks During Construction by Beth Rowen Thousands of people from 1…

Space Fungus?

Even in sterile space craft, bacteria thrive by David Johnson Fungus thrive in spacecraft like this module, part of the International Space Station. (Source:NASA) Related Links Day One at Inte…

Notable Staffed Space Flights

Here is a table of staffed space flights including the names of astronauts, duration of the flights, and launch dates. Designation and country Date Astronauts Flig…

The Odyssey

Contents Preface to First Edition Preface to Second Edition The Gods in Council--Miverva's Visit to Ithaca--The Challenge from Telemachus to the Suitors. Assembly of the People of Ithac…