The Journey to Pluto, the farthest world ever explored – TED-Ed by Alan Stern

As of 1989, mankind had successfully sent craft to every known planet in the solar system except one: Pluto. Located in an mysterious region called the Kuiper Belt, Pluto is a scientific goldmine, and could hold clues to the formation of our solar system. Alan Stern explains how NASA’s New Horizons mission is going to allow us to see Pluto for the first time. Lesson by Alan Stern, animation by Eoin Duffy. Continue reading

Canadian Grade 8 Experiment Flames Out in NASA Explosion

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When an unmanned Antares rocket exploded shortly after liftoff Tuesday, October 28 in Virginia, a designed-in-B.C. student science experiment went up in flames with it.

More than 2,200 kilograms of supplies, science experiments, and equipment bound for the International Space Station (ISS) were destroyed in the blast. NASA said no injuries were reported and the cause of the explosion is unknown.  Read more…

Retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, provides his perspective on the Antares explosion. See video… 

The Antares explosion was a setback for the Kamloops students but they remain hopeful for another chance.  See video…