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Send your name to Mars

Send your name to Mars on the Insight.   Click send your name. “InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study … Continue reading

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Hold your breath! YU-55 is in the neighborhood

Earth will have a visitor a little closer than the moon. Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid … Continue reading

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Did we go to the moon?

Absolutely.  The conspiracy truly involves the cold war and  American technology at the time. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is slowly mapping out the moon and with that, the Apollo landing sites can be seen and although initial pictures were grainy, the … Continue reading

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Picture of your city from the International Space Station

Find pictures as viewed from the international space station.

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Send your name to Mars

Scheduled to launch between Nov. 25 and Dec. 18, 2011, Mars Science Laboratory is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that will assess whether … Continue reading

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A Salute to the Space Shuttles

I remember being in high school and seeing the Enterprise lift from a Boeing 747 and NASA’s ‘dry’ run of a glide test.   The large bulky delta winged shuttle lifted up as the Boeing dropped away.  In the background … Continue reading

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