[ August 23, 2016 ] One of NASA’s cleanest spacecraft ever is ready to fly Atlas 5 – Spaceflight Now

[ August 23, 2016 ] One of NASA’s cleanest spacecraft ever is ready to fly Atlas 5 – Spaceflight Now

A member of the OSIRIS-REx team prepares the spacecraft for launch Sept. 8. The Atlas 5 rocket’s payload fairing is in the background. Credit: Ben Cooper/Launchphotography.com Five years after winning $1 billion from NASA to mount the first U.S. asteroid sample return mission, scientists and engineers will get their last look at the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft […]

Popular Yellowstone River closes after thousands of fish die – Fox News

BILLINGS, Mont. –  Montana wildlife officials indefinitely closed a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River and hundreds of miles of other waterways Friday, barring all fishing, rafting and other activities to prevent the spread of a parasite believed to have killed tens of thousands of fish. Fishing guides and rafting operators who run businesses […]

Eagle-Eyed NASA Mars Probe Celebrates 10 Years at Red Planet – Space.com

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA Mars spacecraft celebrates a major milestone today — a decade circling the Red Planet. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) arrived at the Red Planet on March 10, 2006 and has done yeoman’s work in the decade since. MRO images Mars in unprecedented detail, and its observations […]