April 2017

Using Nuclear Warheads To Deflect Asteroids

         The international treaty that governs the exploration and exploitation of space by the members of the United Nations forbids the placing of weapons in Earth orbit or on other astronomical bodies. One of the great fears is that a space faring nation could place nuclear weapons in orbit which would give it an advantage in a possible exchange of nuclear warheads with another country.

Congress Has Until 2024 To Decide Fate Of International Space Station

       The International Space Station is a habitable man-made satellite in a low orbit above the Earth. It is the largest man-made body in orbit and can be seen with the naked eye. It is made of pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays and other components. The first components were launched in 1998 aboard Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets and United States Space Shuttles.