Space News Archive - July 30, 2008


The Martin jet pack was unveiled on Tuesday at AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, an annual aviation convention in east-central Wisconsin. In theory, the device can fly an average sized pilot 30 miles in 30 minutes on a 5-gallon tank of gas.


Less than a month after launch, the NASA-French space agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason 2 oceanography satellite has produced its first complete maps of global ocean surface topography, surface wave height and wind speed.

The U.S. space agency and Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library, have created a comprehensive Internet compilation of NASA images.


Mars Express closed in on the intriguing Martian moon Phobos on July 23rd, flying past at 3 km/s, only 93 km from the moon. The ESA spacecraft’s fly-bys of the moon have returned its most detailed full-disc images ever, also in 3-D.


Scientists have confirmed that at least one body in our solar system, other than Earth, has a surface liquid lake.

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NASA scientists and contractors have been spending time running tests in a simulated environment located in Moses Lake, Wash. that they believe resembles the conditions on the surface of the moon.

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