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2013-09-21 16:20:04

Moon Express Tests Flight Software on NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype robotic lander. HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC) is collaborating with Moon Express, Inc. to test the company's flight software on NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype robotic lander. The collaboration is intended to help foster the development of commercial lunar landers for future low-cost missions to the Moon. (Photo:...

NASA: There Really Is No 'Dark Side Of The Moon'
2013-09-18 09:54:33

[ Watch the Video: Moon's Dark Side Doesn't Exist ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released NASA video reminds us that there is no such thing as a dark side of the moon – just a far side. Created from a patchwork of images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the video shows a 360-degree rotation of a fully-illuminated moon. "It shows every surface of the moon being full," NASA lunar geologist Noah Petro told the New York Daily News....

Frank The Frog Ride
2013-09-12 13:15:17

[ Watch the Video: Rocket Frog Catapults To Internet Stardom ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Internet is a funny place. It’s a place where videos of baby-snatching hawks and clumsy twerkers turn out to be less than true - a hoax perpetrated by people who merely want to pull a fast one on a gullible public. Therefore it may be hard to believe that a picture jumping around on the web today is true, but NASA has confirmed it. Funny thing about NASA is, they...

DSCOVR Mission On Track To 2015 Launch
2013-09-11 12:32:31

NASA The development of NOAA's upcoming Deep Space Climate Observatory known as DSCOVR, a satellite designed to monitor and warn of harmful solar activity that could impact Earth, last week cleared a major review and is on track to launch by early 2015. The Key Decision Point C Review was conducted by the joint NASA-NOAA Program Management Council reviewed the complete budget and development plans for DSCOVR through launch to its end of life. Passing the review allows the NASA DSCOVR...

LADEE Initial Systems Checkout Phase Successfully Completed
2013-09-11 10:03:06

[ Watch The Video - LADEE Launches! ] NASA After a spectacular launch, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft was placed by the Minotaur V launch vehicle into an elliptic orbit around Earth, as the start of our journey to the moon. After adjusting some fault protection settings to enable the reaction wheels, mission controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., successfully completed the initial systems checkout phase, and...

Origin Of Moon Water
2013-09-11 08:38:28

[ Watch the Video: Origins Of Moon's Water Explored ] John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have found that the Moon is wetter than previously thought - though it is still drier than the driest desserts on Earth. In turn, this has generated renewed interest in identifying the source of this water. Now, a team from The Open University in the United Kingdom has found that a young, still forming Earth may...

2013-09-09 12:20:56

TASC provides mission support to rocket launch powering NASA lunar mission CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. helped ensure the success of the inaugural mission of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Minotaur V rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Sept. 6 by providing independent mission assurance, launch site support and engineering analysis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/PH48590LOGO ) The Minotaur V mission launched the NASA Lunar...

2013-09-09 08:35:21

First Ever Space Laser Communication Package May One Day Replace Radio Waves BRISTOL, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation is protecting four science payload instrument packages carried aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) space mission and the spacecraft itself. DUNMORE's multi-layered insulation (MLI) materials defend electronics and other mission-critical technology from extreme temperatures between -195 degrees F to more than 300...

LADEE Launches Towards Moon
2013-09-07 04:32:33

[ Watch the Video: LADEE Launches! ] Lee Rannals & Staff for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission launched on Friday night, and is now making its way towards the Moon. The latest lunar mission from NASA seeks to gather more information about the moon's atmosphere, as well as understand environment influences on lunar dust. LADEE took off towards the moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard a...

2013-09-06 08:20:16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is launching an official Instagram profile that will take its fans on an out-of-this-world journey through images of Earth and beyond. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "We're constantly looking to expand our social media portfolio to include tools that will best tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery," said NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley. "Instagram has a passionate following of users...


Latest Exploration of the Moon Reference Libraries

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2010-10-29 20:38:34

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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