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NASA’s Orion Capsule Makes Safe Return to Earth

Nasa has brought back to Earth, Orion, its next-generation astronaut ship after a near-26-day mission to orbit the Moon. The Orion capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after a fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere and a descent...

Why NASA Names Its Spacecraft After the Ancient Greek Gods

Throughout its 64-year history, NASA has named several of its spacecraft and missions after ancient Greek gods and mythological figures. But what is the connection between NASA and ancient Greek mythology? From the Apollo program, which ran between 1961 and...

The Death of Actaeon and the Capriciousness of Fate

Disasters are inevitable, even in Greek mythology; a great example of this is the unfortunate fate suffered by the young protagonist of the ancient myth of Actaeon and Diana. By Alastair Blanshard Why do bad things happen to good people? It is a question...

NASA Calls Off Second Attempt to Launch Artemis Moon Rocket

On Saturday, NASA postponed the launch of its new Artemis I Moon rocket for the second time in a week, as controllers were unable to stop a hydrogen leak on the vehicle. On Monday, NASA called off the scheduled launch. NASA...

NASA Calls Off Artemis Launch to the Moon

On Monday, NASA called off the scheduled launch of the first rocket in its Artemis project, which aims to send astronauts back to the Moon. The launch director "has called a scrub for the day." An engine bleed that "couldn't...

NASA to Launch Artemis 1 Moon Mission

NASA's Artemis 1 confirms the launching of its first moon mission after facing cancelations, Congressional hearings, COVID-19, and other technical delays. NASA's decades-long push is to have a launch slated in late August or early September at its Kennedy Space...

The Ancient Greek Tradition of Birthday Cake

The global tradition of blowing out candles on a birthday cake might be rooted in an ancient Greek votive ritual to honor the goddess Artemis

10 Things Most People Get Wrong About Greek Mythology

Ironically, Greek Mythology is itself the subject of many myths that are widely believed by many people around the world.

Archaeologists Find New Treasures at the Temple of Artemis in Evia

Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the Temple of Artemis, which is located east of Amarynthos in Evia, central Greece.

Greek Goddess Artemis Statue Found in Egypt

The Egyptian-Swiss mission working in the old town of Aswan, Egypt, has unearthed a small incomplete statue that is likely to depict the Greek goddess Artemis, according to the Ahram website. The archaeologists team led by Egyptologist Wolfgang Muller, uncovered...