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After multiple delays, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo vehicle successfully lifted off on Friday afternoon, beginning the company’s third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.
After dutifully carrying out its mission, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe crashed into the surface of the Moon on Thursday at an extremely high rate of speed – a planned impact designed to gather information on high speed lunar impacts.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment
Dr John C. Houbolt, so little known, but a man of great ideas and bravery, died April 16, 2014, at the age of 95.
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air a news conference at noon EDT on Sunday, April 13 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
While the eclipse is something to look forward to for late-night amateur astronomers, the upcoming celestial event will be a bit of a complication for NASA scientists in charge of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is currently studying the moon while in lunar orbit.
From the rudimentary but effective Apollo Guidance and Navigation System that landed the first humans on the lunar landscape to the code used to manage robotic missions to explore other planets, software has always been at the core of NASA’s mission successes.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude over the moon. LADEE will continue to make important science observations before its planned impact into the lunar surface later this month.
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center are gradually lowering LADEE's orbital altitude to fly approximately 1 to 2 miles above the surface of the Moon.
Jack Swigert was a NASA astronaut and one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born as John Leonard 'Jack' Swigert, Jr. on August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado. He attended the Blessed Sacrament School, Regis Jesuit High School, and East High School to complete his primary education. He then went to the University of Colorado at Boulder and played varsity football. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and then went on to earn a master of science...
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