Space News Archive - October 18, 2011
ESA’s ice satellite is rolling left and right in orbit to help it continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.
NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station operations.
Less than a month after one defunct satellite plummeted back to Earth, it appears as though a second is on its way, and the debris could reach our planet's surface by the end of the month.
The US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is getting a generous gift of $250,000 from the city to help with the center’s immense debt.
Volcanologists from the Universities of Leicester and Durham have forensically reconstructed the impact of a meteorite on Earth and how debris was hurled from the crater to devastate the surrounding region.
Two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg have revealed for the first time the existence of a new signature of the birth of the first stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way.
NASA's Fermi team recently released the second catalog of gamma-ray sources detected by their satellite's Large Area Telescope (LAT).
When opportunity knocked, NASA heliophysicist Doug Rowland answered.
Virgin Galactic and U.S. officials dedicated the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday.
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