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Space News Archive - June 14, 2012

NASA's Bolden Visits SpaceX To View Dragon Capsule

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden joined SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk at the SpaceX Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas, Wednesday to see the first commercial space capsule to complete a mission to the International Space Station.

NASA Celebrates First Birthday For Aquarius

Aquarius, NASA's pioneering instrument to measure ocean surface salinity from orbit, launched a year ago (on June 10, 2011) aboard the Argentine Space Agency's Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC-D) observatory.

Engineers and scientists at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) have completed delivery of key hardware subsystems for NASA’s Magnetosphereic Multiscale mission (MMS).

The first of four instruments to fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has been delivered to NASA.

Saturnian Moon Titan Has Tropical Lakes, Cassini Finds

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered tropical lakes on Saturn's moon Titan, one of which is about half the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake.

Trial By Vacuum Brings Next Galileo Satellites Closer To Launch

The next two Galileo navigation satellites have now endured the harsh vacuum and temperature extremes of space on the way to their scheduled 28 September launch.

Chance Alignment Mimics Cosmic Collision

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a highly detailed image of a pair of overlapping galaxies called NGC 3314.

City-Block Sized Asteroid Whizzing By Earth Tonight

A huge asteroid the size of a city block will be skimming by Earth on Thursday night at 8:00 eastern time. The giant space rock is about 1,650-feet wide and is big enough to qualify as a potentially hazardous asteroid.

Small Planets Less Pickier For Host Stars Than Previously Thought

New observations show that small planets may be more widespread in our galaxy than previously thought.

NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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