The heat shield for NASA’s Orion EFT-1 spacecraft being unloaded off the agency’s Super Guppy heavy transport aircraft at Kennedy Space Center last Wednesday. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Shawn Jakway
For nearly 18 months work has continued on NASA’s Orion spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center, where the capsule is currently being constructed for its [...]
What a wonderful and amazing Scheme have we here of the magnificent Vastness of the Universe! So many Suns, so many Earths, and every one of them stock’d with so many Herbs, Trees and Animals, and adorn’d with so many Seas and Mountains! And how must our wonder and admiration be encreased [...]
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is due for launch in the coming days (liftoff should occur on Sept. 6). Image Credit: NASA.
With just two weeks remaining before its second Antares rocket is due to roar away from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., Orbital [...]
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A multi-year NASA science mission soon will be airborne over Houston to help scientists measure and forecast air quality from space.
The K10 planetary rover that the ISS astronauts controlled. Photo Credit: NASA/Dominic Hart
NASA regularly controls its robot explorers, sent to distant parts of the Solar System, from comfortable offices here on Earth. So it might seem that allowing astronauts in low-Earth orbit to control a robot on the Earth’s surface is not exactly [...]
The NASA Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) arrives at NASA Wallops to begin final processing for its trip to the moon later this year. Photo Credit: NASA
The NASA Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) arrived today at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility to begin final processing for its trip to the [...]
Artist’s impression of the LADEE spacecraft in lunar orbit. Image Credit: NASA / Ames
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is due for launch in September 2013 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. LADEE will study the composition and structure of the tenuous lunar atmosphere, including dust that may be lofted up from [...]