Space News Archive - June 23, 2011
As 2011 unfolds, the sun is once again on the eve of a below-average solar cycleâ€”at least thatâ€™s what forecasters are saying.
Data products from the Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI) developed by the NRL Spacecraft Engineering Department and Space Science Division were officially transitioned for use in operational systems at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) on June 9, 2011.
The new main engine to power Europeâ€™s successor to its Ariane 5 space launcher was brought a step closer on June 22.
MESSENGER Co-Investigator Scott Murchie, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md, will be awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor that NASA bestows to an individual working outside the government.
June is Lightning Safety Awareness Month. Lightning is the number two killer of severe weather.
A US government research agency is looking for commercial firms to dream up a way to send people to a star and the Pentagon is offering a $500,000 prize for anyone who can come up with a realistic idea.
New image reveals vast nebula around famous supergiant star.
Two NASA research airplanes will fly over the Baltimore-Washington region and northeast Maryland this summer as part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to measure ground-level air quality from space.
Analysis of samples returned by NASA's Genesis mission indicates our sun and its inner planets may have formed differently than scientists previously thought.
NASA's exploration future will be the subject of a media teleconference at 12 pm EDT on Monday, June 27, with the agency's Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati and Chief Technologist Bobby Braun.