Space News Archive - July 03, 2012

Gaia's Antenna Checks Out Under ESA Tests

ESA announced on Monday that its Gaia billion-star surveyor's main antenna's test is running on schedule.

Former Astronaut Alan Poindexter Dies In Jet Ski Accident

Former astronaut Alan G. Poindexter, who flew on space shuttle missions to the International Space Station, died on Sunday from injuries following a jet ski accident.

Flame On! New Image Shows Flame Nebula In Its Full Glory

The cosmos is full of outstanding imagery, and a new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has shot back another outstanding image back to Earth.

New Hubble Image Shows Space Geyser

The Hubble Space Telescope has unleashed a new image of a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star.

NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson has left the space agency.

NASA invites its social media followers to a two-day NASA Social on Aug. 22-23, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the launch of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).