Space News Archive - May 23, 2011


A California woman is being questioned about her claims that she had a sample from the lunar surface for sale.


An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off on May 20 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, ST-2 and GSAT-8, into their planned transfer orbits.


Two UK astronomers have found that the giant black holes in the center of galaxies are on average spinning faster than at any time in the history of the Universe.

NASA announced the winners of its "Original Song Contest" after six weeks of public voting.


The European Union (EU) said on Monday that the launch date for the first two satellites of its Galileo navigation system will be October 20.

NASA is inviting the general public and journalists to a special concert at 7 pm EDT on Wednesday, May 25, at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington to honor American achievements in human spaceflight.


Stanford University astrophysicist Risa Wechsler andother researchers have found that only four percent of galaxies are similar to the Milky Way galaxy.


Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy.

NASA has announced plans for the agency's second annual IT Summit, a gathering of industry leaders who will explore the outer reaches of information technology.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").