Space News Archive - July 20, 2009
A day of spacewalking and plumbing repair are in store for the Endeavour and Expedition 20 crews aboard the International Space Station.
NASA has launched a series of events to commemorate its most notable journey into space â€“ the lunar landing of Apollo 11.
When the lunar module took off from the surface of the moon 40 years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were relying on 4 cubic tons of N2O4 â€” one of the most important rocket propellants ever developed â€” to return them to lunar orbit and rendezvous with the Apollo Command and Service Module.
A team of international astrophysicists, including Dr Maria Lugaro from Monash University, has discovered a new explanation for the early composition of our solar system.
During a public reunion of the first crew to ever set foot on the surface of the Moon, the legendary astronauts of Apollo 11 called on the US to aim for Mars as a new venue for manned exploration.
Many Indian astrologers say this week's total solar eclipse is a bad omen that will bring violence and turmoil across the world.
On Monday, European Space Agency Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain addressed the historic significance of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon on the 40th anniversary of manâ€™s first footsteps onto the planet.
A star does not die without getting noticed and may even leave the universe with "fireworks."
Scientists have found evidence that another object has bombarded Jupiter, exactly 15 years after the first impacts by the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.