Pressure core of NASA's Orion spacecraft delivered to Kennedy Space Center

Pressure core of NASA's Orion spacecraft delivered to Kennedy Space Center

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Pressure core of NASA’s Orion spacecraft delivered to Kennedy Space Center After months of work in New Orleans, the core of NASA’s Orion spacecraft slated to take astronauts around the moon arrived at Kennedy Space Center. Post to Facebook Sent! A link […]

NASA's Opportunity rover to get some sun as Mars dust storm wanes

NASA's Opportunity rover to get some sun as Mars dust storm wanes

NASA/JPL The plight of NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover since a massive dust storm encircled Mars on June 10 has captured the attention of stargazers everywhere. Questions abound about the rover’s status and whether or not it can wake from its slumber since the Martian skies darkened with dust. A lack of sunlight meant the solar-powered […]

NASA Mars rover UPDATE: NASA unsure if Opportunity will survive dust storm

NASA Mars rover UPDATE: NASA unsure if Opportunity will survive dust storm

The Martian rover has been silent for close to three months now after the robot was powered down to weather the storm. More than 80 days ago NASA’s scientists put Opportunity to sleep in a bid to conserve its solar-powered batteries. The Martian sandstorm has grown beyond control since it first began brewing in May […]

Hidden figures: Katherine Johnson clocks 100, honoured with life-size statue

Hidden figures: Katherine Johnson clocks 100, honoured with life-size statue

Things We Saw Today: Happy 100th Birthday to NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson! Just a day before, she sat with hundreds of friends, family members and fans at West Virginia State University in Institute to celebrate with the unveiling of a statue and a scholarship dedicated in her honor. The institution said that the scholarship of […]

Apollo space memorabilia to be auctioned in Derbyshire

Apollo space memorabilia to be auctioned in Derbyshire

Image copyright PA Image caption A Mercury capsule helmet and umbilical head wire, which is part of the collection Rare space exploration memorabilia, including items from Nasa’s Apollo missions, are being sold at auction. Spaceflight writer Phill Parker is selling his lifelong collection, which consists of nearly 200 lots. It includes an astronaut’s drink tube […]

As sea levels rise, NASA's new laser satellite will monitor polar ice decline

As sea levels rise, NASA's new laser satellite will monitor polar ice decline

Earth’s poles are the frontlines in the dramatic tale of climate change, where the impacts of increased temperatures can be seen firsthand as massive ice sheets break off and crash into the sea. Tracking glaciers helps understand the consequences of climate change elsewhere — see, for example, sea level rise — and scientists will soon […]

Chris Flisher: Mars becomes a hero

Chris Flisher: Mars becomes a hero

Week of Aug. 27 The planet Mars is the hero this week as it stations to go direct after roughly two months of retrograde action. All planets enter into retrograde cycles (except the Sun and Moon) and all take a back seat or are less influential when that happens. When Mars, whose attributes are action, […]

Nudist colony: Naked mole-rats to get 24/7 webcam at Smithsonian's National Zoo

Nudist colony: Naked mole-rats to get 24/7 webcam at Smithsonian's National Zoo

WASHINGTON — They’re naked, buck-toothed and nearly blind, but that isn’t stopping a colony of 17 naked mole-rats from trying to take the internet by storm at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The zoo announced that their latest round of guests will be available for public viewing starting Sept. 1, in a brand-new enclosure that has been […]

Black market fishers fined $17000 in Qld

Black market fishers fined $17000 in Qld

Two men have been fined a total of $17,000 after they were caught operating a black market fishing operation in far north Queensland. The men were found with 103 coral reef fish including coral trout and red throat emperor onboard their boat after being intercepted near Little Broadhurst Reef off Townsville in September 2017. Fisheries […]

15 of Spitzer's Greatest Discoveries From 15 Years in Space

15 of Spitzer's Greatest Discoveries From 15 Years in Space

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spent 15 years in space. In honor of this anniversary, 15 of Spitzer’s greatest discoveries are featured in a gallery. Launched into a solar orbit on Aug. 25, 2003, Spitzer trails behind Earth and has been gradually drifting farther away from our planet. Spitzer was the final of NASA’s four […]

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