Recently, British scientists revealed they had uncovered strong evidence that phosphine – a toxic, rancid gas produced by microbes – exists in the burning, acid-drenched atmosphere of Venus.
A space suit is a garment worn to keep a human alive in the harsh environment of outer space, vacuum and temperature extremes.
The term Terraforming was coined by Jack Williamson in a science-fiction short story ("Collision Orbit"). Terraforming or terraformation (literally, "Earth-shaping") of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth to make it habitable by Earth-like life.
During the launch of STS-107, Columbia's 28th mission, a piece of foam insulation broke off from the Space Shuttle external tank and struck the left-wing of the orbiter.
The Space shuttle carried 2 solid rocket boosters (SRBs). They each are made up of 4 segments and are bolted together to make one big long rocket motor. The segments have an O-ring – a type of gasket to keep hot exhaust gasses from leaking out.
To get NASA’s human rating certification systems must implement additional processes and procedures necessary to produce human-rated space systems.