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Landing On Mars

February 19, 2010

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Image From Wide-infrared Survey Explorer

February 17, 2010

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NASA Spots Most Unusual “Comet”.

February 3, 2010

“This is quite different from the smooth dust envelopes of normal comets. […] The filaments are made of dust and gravel, presumably recently thrown out of the nucleus. Some are swept back by radiation pressure from sunlight to create straight dust streaks. Embedded in the filaments are co-moving blobs of dust that likely originated from […]

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Six Years After It Landed On Mars, The Rover Spirit Is Permanently Stuck In A Sand Trap.

January 28, 2010

Both Rovers Spirit and Opportunity are working five years well past their “Use By” date. Spirit Landed on January 4th, 2004. For the past three months, Spirit has been stuck in sand, and no amount of research or maneuvering seems to get it out. So they are thinking of shutting it down or just using […]

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This Week In Space

January 18, 2010

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50 Foot Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth Around Noon

January 13, 2010

“The object, called 2010 AL30is set to pass within 76,000 miles (122,000km) of the Earth, or just a third of the distance out to the moon, around lunchtime on Wednesday. Its discovery earlier this week has baffled scientists, with some astronomers speculating it may be space junk given its width is similar to a man-made […]

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25 Years Ago, NASA Scientist Used Jet Pack To Reach Crippled Satellite

December 10, 2009

“On November 14th, 1984, astronaut Dale Gardner used a Manned Maneuvering Unit to travel, untethered, from the Space Shuttle to the Westar 6 satellite. And caught it. And serviced it. And came home, safe and sound.” Source: Boingboing Related Posts:A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And PrototypesGreat […]

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Shuttle Atlantis Makes Picture Perfect Landing.

November 27, 2009

For the trip back to Earth, the shuttle carried 2,100 pounds of station gear, including a urine distillation centrifuge that failed shortly before Atlantis took off. A replacement will be carried aloft on the next shuttle mission in February…”

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The Ares X-1 Rocket On A Test Flight.

November 1, 2009

The rocket is a precursor for a Moon or Mars mission. It is criticized for being too expensive, underpowered and too late. The first mission was originally planned for 2015, but budget restraints and technical problems may delay the mission start. Source: NASA Related Posts:A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar […]

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Soyuz

September 28, 2009
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Russian security officers walk along the railroad tracks as the Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to launch the crew of Expedition 21 and a spaceflight participant on Sept. 30, 2009.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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STS 128 Launches

August 30, 2009
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  this is so cool   Save Related Posts:Awesome Photo Of The Shuttle Maintenance Bay. But Say Goodbye As The Shuttle Mission Is All But Over.Today Is Sad. This Is The Final Shuttle Mission. This Technology Has Been So Amazing.Only Three Shuttle Missions Remaining. Then It’s Over.There Are 13 People In Space Right Now. Within […]

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Free Spirit

August 5, 2009

The Spirit Rover on Mars was landed there in 2004 and has been operating many years past its mission requirements. Since May it has been stuck in soft sand and engineers have been trying to recreate the environment and work the rover out using the exact duplicate model. Related Posts:A Reminder That We Abandoned Three […]

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Two Minute Super Highlight Moonwalk Video.

July 21, 2009

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First Images From The LRO

July 5, 2009

From NASA “The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is the first mission in NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration, a plan to return to the moon and then to travel to Mars and beyond. The LRO objectives are to finding safe landing sites, locate potential resources, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new technology. The spacecraft will […]

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