Space News Archive - September 28, 2009
The third image of ESOâ€™s GigaGalaxy Zoom project has just been released online, completing this eye-opening dive into our galactic home in outstanding fashion.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, which is toting an $8.7 million University of Colorado at Boulder instrument, will make its third and final flyby of Mercury on Sept. 29 -- a clever gravity-assist maneuver that will steer it into orbit around the rocky planet beginning in March 2011.
The founder of Cirque du Soleil along with two other astronauts prepared for launch to the International Space Station on Monday aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket.
- A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.