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JWST – The James Webb Space Telescope

by Dave Fischer James Webb Space Telescope – Deployed Credit: NASA Video The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is an infrared observatory, and a partial successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. JWST does not view visible light because light from … Continue reading

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Desert RATS

by Dave Fischer If you want humanity to explore the Solar System, you have to test the systems you plan to use for moving around and living. And where is there a readily available harsh environment for such testing? Arizona. … Continue reading

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Pintle Injector Rocket Engines

by Dave Fischer We have had several queries concerning “pintle injectors” (make sure you read the last paragraph of this post), as these are mentioned in the Space-X page on the Falcon 9, where it refers to the Merlin rocket … Continue reading

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Hubble Sees Suspected Asteroid Collision

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has observed a mysterious X-shaped debris pattern and trailing streamers of dust that suggest a head-on collision between two asteroids. Astronomers have long thought that the asteroid belt is being ground down through collisions, but such … Continue reading

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Water on the Moon- the article

A Whiff of Water Found on the Moon By Richard A. Kerr Science Yes, the moon is a “wetter” place than the Apollo astronauts ever could have imagined, but don’t break out the beach gear just yet. Although three independent … Continue reading

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NASA INSTRUMENTS REVEAL WATER MOLECULES ON LUNAR SURFACE

Sept. 24, 2009 Dwayne Brown Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1726 dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov DC Agle Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 818-393-9011 agle@jpl.nasa.gov RELEASE: 09-222 NASA INSTRUMENTS REVEAL WATER MOLECULES ON LUNAR SURFACE WASHINGTON — NASA scientists have discovered water molecules in the polar regions of … Continue reading

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The Atlantica Expeditions – The First Undersea Colony

The first Atlantica Expedition will begin on August 2nd, 2010. Three Aquanauts – Dennis Chamberland, Claudia Chamberland and Terrence Tysall, will submerge in the Leviathan Habitat and set a new world’s record for uninterrupted stay beneath the surface shattering the … Continue reading

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The Glories of Our Journey

By Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto It is only fitting that just before humanity celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the surface of the Moon, that a current NASA lunar mission acquires imagery dissolving many misconceptions and proving … Continue reading

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STS-125 Mission Status Briefing 05-19-09

Tony Ceccacci, STS-125 Lead Flight Director, Eric Smith Hubble Space Telescope Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters and David Leckrone, Hubble Space Telescope Senior Project Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center, discuss the success of the mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble … Continue reading

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Climate Engineering Or Space Solar Power Which is the Better Option?

Obama looks at climate engineering The president’s new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air. John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since … Continue reading

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