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Space News Archive - April 26, 2012

Dawn Reveals Asteroid Vesta's Secrets

Findings from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure.

Smokey Bear To Get A Ride To The Space Station

American astronaut Joseph Acaba says he has chosen Smokey the Bear, the mascot of the United States Forest Service, as the mascot for the new crew heading to the International Space Station.

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase.

3.4 Billion Pixel Telescope Plans Move One Step Further

The U.S. Department of Energy has given the go ahead for a proposed 3.4 billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to move on to the next step of development.

NASA's Space Technology Program is seeking proposals to develop solar array systems to enable space electric propulsion systems of the future.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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