Category Archives: Space Exploration

Britain Adds Funds to Repurpose ESA ATV as Orion Service Module

European Space Agency (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Image Credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Photo optique video du CSG The European Space Agency (ESA) announced they will inform NASA they are ready to build an ATV derived Service … Continue reading

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Uwingu – New Startup to Fund Space Exploration, Research, and Education

Uwingu LLC, a space-themed start up is seeking crowd-sourced funding to launch an ongoing series of public engagement projects. Uwingu’s mission is to use those proceeds to generate funding for space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world. Uwingu … Continue reading

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Successful Landing of Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Rover – Historic Next Step in Mars Exploration

The successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, early Monday morning marks a significant and historic achievement on the way to the eventual human exploration of Mars. “Curiosity’s successful landing demonstrates the feasibility of delivering ever-heavier payloads … Continue reading

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Coming August 5th: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror Landing on Mars

In this 5-minute video, team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. For more information see getcurious.com.

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Mars is calling: Be part of the conversation!

NASA is busy replanning the future Mars Exploration Program — and wants to hear from you! NASA has opened a forum for public input on its Mars Exploration Program, the purpose of which is to achieve high-priority science goals and … Continue reading

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NASA Events And Future Forum Mark 50 Years Of Americans In Orbit

Feb. 16, 2012 WASHINGTON — Feb. 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the day in 1962 when U.S. Sen. John Glenn piloted his Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first U.S. orbital. In the next two weeks, NASA Television will broadcast … Continue reading

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Atlantis – And Then There Were None

Atlantis Reentry as seen from the International Space Station Image Credit: NASA Atlantis Cockpit View of Kennedy Space Center Image Credit: NASA TV Atlantis Approach to the Runway Image Credit: NASA TV Atlantis Touchdown at Kennedy Space Center Image Credit: … Continue reading

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Craters on Vesta

Craters on Vesta Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the protoplanet Vesta with its framing camera on July 18, 2011. It was taken from a distance … Continue reading

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