Space - logo of Saturn.If you have an interest in UFOs and life from other planets, the chances are you also have an interest in space, the universe, and the questions and mysteries of the cosmos.

And while the claims of aliens and flying saucers are indeed exciting, and certainly no less credible, the mysteries of the stars and planets are equally captivating in their own right.

Here you will find articles looking at the planets in our solar system, as well as the ones we are discovering daily, and the ultimate question of whether “intelligent life” will ever become “known” to us here on Earth…?

Steps Toward A Permanent Residency In Space: The Journey To The International Space Station

First Published: April 25, 2021 - Reading Time: 30 minutes

Although the International Space Station didn’t come to life until the final years of the twentieth century, its roots go back to the very beginning of the Space Race, if only in concept. Following NASA’s successful moon landings as the sixties morphed into the 1970s, the Soviet Union would once more take the lead in this, albeit less dramatic but no less important part of the Space Race. Ultimately, the space station projects of the seventies and eighties set the foundations of what would become the International Space Station, and period of collaboration in space exploration…

Success And The Realization Of A Nightmare: The Space Shuttle Era

First Published: April 11, 2021 - Reading Time: 23 minutes

There is little doubt that the Space Shuttle Program, which ran for three decades between 1981 and 2011 is a classic era in space exploration, and one where interest in such matters surged. However, it was also one that witnessed two tragic incidents resulting in the deaths of 14 astronauts - tragedies compounded by apparent missed warnings and lessons not learned…

The Handshake In Space – The Apollo-Soyuz Project

First Published: January 16, 2021 - Reading Time: 10 minutes

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was not only the first collaborative effort between the United States and the Soviet Union in space, but it marked the start of a thawing of the attitudes of each side during the Cold War. And while the fall of the Soviet Union was still a decade and a half away, the desire to work together was displayed before billions of people watching the event around the world. Indeed, the importance of the project should not be understated, and is truly a historic moment in the timeline of space exploration…

Close Calls And Controversy: The Last Hurrah Of The Apollo Missions

First Published: January 6, 2021 - Last Updated: April 11, 2021 - Reading Time: 25 minutes 1 comment

The Apollo program would deliver the missions that would firmly establish the United States as the clear winners of the Space Race, making them the dominant force in space exploration. However, far from being perfect missions, there were several heart-stopping moments during the course of the missions, perhaps specifically so when crewed vehicles were sent to the moon…

The Realm Of The Gods: The Apollo Program, The Moon Landings, And A New Dawn

First Published: December 31, 2020 - Last Updated: April 11, 2021 - Reading Time: 21 minutes

While the moon landings essentially won the Space Race for the United States, the historic occasion truly marked a change in the attitude of the Americans and the Soviet Union. Although the Cold War would rage for a further two decades following this achievement, there appeared to be a discreet climbing down of hostility, at least as far as space exploration was concerned…

Into The Heavens: The First Humans In Space And The Underlying Drive Of The Cold War

First Published: December 22, 2020 - Last Updated: December 22, 2020 - Reading Time: 15 minutes

After the tentative steps of the late 1950s, the sixties saw the Space Race accelerate dramatically. And with those advancement came tragic consequences for both sides. Following the initial advancements of the Soviet Union, the United States eventually nosed in front in the race to reach the stars and beyond…

High-Altitude Rockets, Satellites, And Spacecraft: The Early History Of The Space Race

First Published: November 29, 2020 - Last Updated: December 4, 2020 - Reading Time: 18 minutes 1 comment

When we think of the Space Race most of us likely also think of the Cold War – a race between the United States and Soviet Union to reach the stars and explore space. The fact is, though, the origins of the space go back even further, to the rocket designs of Nazi scientists who would then continue their work on both sides of the ideological divide following the war, and taking humanity on arguably one of the greatest journeys in history…

Going to Mars: The Problems, The Mission & The Possibilities

First Published: July 4, 2020 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 38 minutes

If there is any cosmic body other than the Moon that has fascinated humanity for thousands of years it is Mars, the red planet that is, at least to the outer regions, is our nearest planetary neighbor. Given that we have already explored the Moon, albeit only partially, it perhaps makes sense that we should also look to set foot on Mars. And there are plenty of active plans for us to do just that sooner than many of us might think…

Will Private Space Missions Shine Light On The Mars Conspiracies?

First Published: February 21, 2019 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 11 minutes

Our nearest planetary neighbor, Mars, has intrigued humans since ancient times. And while we have yet to set our collective foot on the red planet, the day would appear to be drawing ever closer. The real question might be, will it be NASA who reach Mars first? Or will one of the increasing private companies prove to be first. And if so, what will that mean for the information available to the general public…?

Cloud Cities On Venus: Exploring Earth’s Forgotten Cosmic Neighbor!

First Published: October 18, 2018 - Last Updated: September 30, 2020 - Reading Time: 16 minutes

While we know that it would be impossible for a manned mission to our cosmic neighbor, Venus. Despite it being very similar to our own home planet, if we ever did manage to land on the surface, we would be incinerated by the inferno-like temperatures that exist there. However, scientists believe there could be a possibility that humans might be able to exist in the clouds of Venus, on huge floating cities…

The Exoplanets – Alien Worlds Far Outside Our Solar System

First Published: September 13, 2018 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes

If we imagine for one moment the infinite nature of the Universe, then it shouldn’t really surprise us that there are likely over 100 billion galaxies out there in the far reaches of space. And each of these galaxies themselves will likely house thousands of solar systems and planets. We are discovering new planets all the time, but some, are more interesting than others, particular those that might support life…

Alien Life In The Jupiter System And The Potential Colonization Of Europa

First Published: September 6, 2018 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 11 minutes

Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, it a destination, or more likely its moons, in particular, Europa, is one that scientists believe will not only support life but may already do so. Plans are most definitely being made to investigate the icy moon further, and while a manned mission may be several decades away yet, once we do arrive there the discoveries will undoubtedly be historic…

Space Debris: The Urgent Problem It Presents For Space Exploration

First Published: March 28, 2018 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 17 minutes

Most of us very likely imagine, if we were traveling in a spaceship and leaving the Earth’s atmosphere, that once we were in space were would see an eternal blackness and nothing more. However, the fact is, our planet is literally surrounded with old satellites, waste from long-past space missions, and all manner of “space debris” that is becoming an increasing problem for the future of space exploration…

SETI@Home – Donate Your Computing Power to Search for ET

First Published: March 22, 2018 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 16 minutes 2 comments

Given the absolute vastness of space – indeed the eternity of it – the search for alien life is an infinite one. And one that will take as many people as possible assisting. The SETI@Home program gives anyone with access to a computer the chance to do exactly that – to join the search for extraterrestrial life and perhaps become part of the greatest find in human history…

Chances Are, We Really Aren’t Alone! And Science Agrees!

First Published: January 14, 2018 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 4 minutes

Many people scoff and dismiss the idea of life existing elsewhere in the Universe without a second thought. However, the fact is, that statistically speaking, and backed up by scientific evaluation and formulae, that it would almost be an impossibility for life not to exist somewhere in the deep, infinite reaches of space. Of course, whether that life is “intelligent” or merely microbial in nature is perhaps the key question…