Space News Archive - July 23, 2012
Scientists attempting to better understand the formation and the present-day layering of planet Earth have turned to ancient meteorites, which they say could hold important clues to some of the Solar System's earliest chemical processes.
A probe that is being touted as the "highest detection performance commercial Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite ever built" was successfully launched into a sun-synchronous polar orbit on Sunday.
An rocket carrying an experimental project blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning just after 7 a.m. EST.
NASA astronaut Joe Acaba will host a two-hour special radio broadcast on the Internet radio station Third Rock Radio while aboard the International Space Station, 240 miles above Earth.
President Obama has named six NASA individuals as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
While most of us on Earth are more curious about what it’s like working in an environment without gravity, a new curious element of the abyss has risen up. What is that smell?
A light bulb-shaped eruption leaps from the Sun and blasts into space in this archival image from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO.
World-class scientists, engineers and educators have gathered in Munich, Germany, this week to discuss the latest developments in remote sensing and exchange ideas with other members of the international scientific community.
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has taken her final journey, passing on at the young age of 61 years old.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.