virtual is the new physical space
with the rise of VR, the world will be one borderless community. physical limitations will vanish and the virtual space will open up for more efficient and seamless experience to socialize and work.
Responsible for some of the most jaw-dropping images of universe. Helped determine rate of expansion of cosmos and set its age to be 13.8 billion years. Launched in 1990, it will be replaced in 2018.
To look down at earth from edge of atmosphere and then jump. Few have dared. In 2012 Felix Baumgartner became first to break sound barrier during jump from 39 km reaching top speed of 1360 km/h.
Immense space between star systems. Stars are born out here during the course of hundreds of millions of years. Voyager 1-spacecraft has travelled furthest into outer space and captured sounds of it.
Organization aimed at using space for the betterment of humanity. Proposes human settlements in giant spaceships and on asteroids."If the dinosaurs had a space program, they would still be here."
Old satellites, rocket stages and fragments from collisions orbit the earth. 20,000 pieces larger than 5 cm. In 2014, the international space station moved three times to avoid collision with junk.
Founded 2002 by Elon Musk. Designs, manufactures, launches advanced rockets, spacecrafts. "A future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not."
Undiscovered by mankind. Astronomers agree chances of alien life in our galaxy are good. Steven Spielberg's film "E.T.:The Extra-Terrestrial" was a silent protest to NASA's stalled space program.
Write shortis to explain anything. The smallest caterpillar in the jungle, or the biggest planet in space. The challenge: do it in 200 characters and 1 image. Keep it short and interesting.
A glass-like structure covering a large urban area. Common fixture in science fiction and necessity to colonize space. A dome structure was proposed to protect Manhattan from pollution in the 70's.
NASA's first fatal spaceflight accident riveted the American public in 1986. Upon its tenth departure, a fuel tank exploded, killing crew of seven including high school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
First space station of any kind, launched by Soviet Union in 1971. First manned station when crew of three boarded for 23 days. Accident killed all upon re-entry. No more visits were made to Salyut 1.
First animal to orbit earth in 1957. Found on the streets of Moscow at age three. Other animals had entered space before, primarily monkeys. As the rocket had no recovery plan, Laika died in space.
Used for rapid space travel in science fiction. Space is contracted in front of us and expanded behind us. A space vacuum occurs allowing faster-than-light travel. Not impossibility according to NASA.
Short informative stories written by enthusiasts like you. Space, Earth, fish, plants, people. Short, interesting, timeless. 200 characters + 1 image. 10 sec to read, easy to remember, great to share.
Called "the father of modern philosophy," Descartes (1596-1650) was a polymath who made significant contributions in multiple fields. His most famous philosophical dictum is "I think, therefore I am."
Planet made up of 400°C hot ice. Extreme gravity keeps water solid despite heat. Not fit for life but brings hope to find habitable planets in similar solar systems. 30 light years away from earth.
Low temp preservation of humans with the hope of revival by future science. Approx 300 people are currently in cryopreservation. Dr. James Bedford first in 1967 as Time Magazine wrote “Never Say Die”.
Non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Every day helping over 2000 people get access to clean water for the first time. 5.2 million so far :)
Clean water keep kids in school, especially girls. Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water, proper toilets at schools means girls don’t have to stay home for a week per month.
Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns. Access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known.
The simplest things, like hand washing, can reduce water-related deaths by 35%. Children are especially vulnerable to waterborne diseases, not strong enough to fight diarrhea and dysentery.