MakeUseOf: 5 Sites for Space Geek to Celebrate and Relive the First Moon Landing

MakeUseOf: 5 Sites for Space Geek to Celebrate and Relive the First Moon Landing. “July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the day man first stepped on the moon. Relieve this historical moment through live recreations, virtual museums, documentaries, and other cool web tools.”

Futurism: A New Website Tracks The Just-Launched Solar Sail Spaceship

Futurism: A New Website Tracks The Just-Launched Solar Sail Spaceship . “Last month, a spacecraft called LightSail 2 — which uses a solar sail to propel itself using sunlight — was sent into space. Now a new website run by The Planetary Society, the space research organization that developed the solar sail, publishes every update it sends down.”

CNET: NASA teams with Google to create huge, stunning visual universe

CNET: NASA teams with Google to create huge, stunning visual universe. “The NASA visual universe was created via machine learning, which analysed the space agency’s extensive archives to present its images in an awe-inspiring constellation. Drilling down into the extensive archives allows you to see over 150,000 images all clustered into individual categories from ‘astronauts’ to ‘hubble’ to ‘Discovery’ and ‘Independence Day’. “

Australian Defence Magazine: New website to explain space law

Australian Defence Magazine: New website to explain space law. “The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities. The Australian Navigational Guide Explaining Laws for Space (ANGELS) website will be created in a project of the same name, by the University’s Adelaide Law School and law firm International Aerospace Law and Policy Group (IALPG). A grant of nearly $100,000 from the Law Foundation of SA has financed the project.”

Sky & Telescope: Amateur Planet Hunters Have a New Online Resource

Sky & Telescope: Amateur Planet Hunters Have a New Online Resource. “Searching for planets outside our solar system might seem like a task best left to the pros. But amateurs have quite a bit to contribute as well. That’s the impetus for a new online database for collecting and archiving amateur exoplanet observations. The database, managed by the non-profit American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), will provide a central hub for the long-term monitoring that is essential for refining the orbits and properties of known exoplanets as well as looking for hints of worlds that have yet to be discovered.”

Phys .org: Jodrell Bank Observatory release 50 year-old audio archive of Soviet Zond 6 lunar mission

Phys .org: Jodrell Bank Observatory release 50 year-old audio archive of Soviet Zond 6 lunar mission. “Jodrell Bank is releasing audio recordings of a Soviet space mission from fifty years ago, just as the race to the moon was approaching the finish line. On November 10th 1968, the Soviet Union launched Zond 6. Its mission was to loop around the moon and return to Earth safely. Although there was nobody on board, it was planned as a precursor to a crewed flight around the moon, racing to beat the American’s Apollo 8 whose launch was scheduled for December 1968.”

Ubergizmo: SpaceX’s Moon Mission Will Be Live Streamed In VR

Ubergizmo: SpaceX’s Moon Mission Will Be Live Streamed In VR. “SpaceX recently confirmed more details about its Moon mission that’s planned for 2023. It also revealed the identity of the company’s first paying passenger for the trip around the moon who will be accompanied by eight artists on the trip as well. If you’re not one of those people, don’t worry, you will be able to experience the entire mission in virtual reality.”