Astronauts Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14) and Fred Haise (Apollo 13) talk about their missions to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 16 landing on the moon. Photo Credit: Julian Leek
With all the fanfare of the shuttle Discovery fly out to Washington this week another great milestone in space was […]
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Ready for Jan. 29 Launch
The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2) with the Delta II rocket and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory protected by the service structure on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. SMAP is NASA’s first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles.
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