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capturing an asteroid
2013-04-06 07:40:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA is reportedly planning to capture a small asteroid with a robotic spacecraft, and then move the space rock closer to Earth so that astronauts could travel there, analyze it and return home with samples. Those plans were announced Friday by US Senator Bill Nelson, the chairman of the Senate Science and Space Subcommittee. The Florida senator said that Present Barack Obama is requesting that approximately $100 million be added...

2012-01-10 07:14:23

Agency Will Work Cooperatively to Resolve Artifact Ownership Issues The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the ownership of early space exploration mementos and artifacts: "Earlier today, I had a good meeting with former Apollo astronauts Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan, Charlie Duke, Rusty Schweickart and other representatives of former astronauts and agency personnel, where we discussed how to resolve the misunderstandings and ownership questions...

2010-01-26 07:30:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Give that special someone some SPACE this Valentine's Day with a membership to a unique society - the Astronaut Autograph Club (AAC). Sign them up today and your Valentine will receive a personalized letter and an autographed photo from legendary Astronauts and Space Icons for every month of the year! Nowhere else on Earth can they get such a unique gift, as the club promises a full year of unforgettable photos and inside stories from...

2009-07-17 14:25:00

Forty years ago, Apollo astronauts set out on a daring adventure to explore the Moon. They ended up discovering their own planet. How do you discover Earth "¦ by leaving it? It all started with a single photograph. Apollo 8 was the first crewed Saturn V launch and the first time humans were placed in lunar orbit. Mission plans called for the astronauts to photograph possible landing sites for future missions. Before this, only robotic probes had taken images of the Moon's far side. As...

2009-05-21 05:30:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- You may never fly in space, but a new club is offering "space geeks" everywhere the opportunity to own items that have. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation announced today its newest endeavor, 2009 Space Artifact Series, which offers its members three artifacts flown in outer space! Now's your chance to own a piece of the astronauts' spaceship seat from possibly the most riveting mission in space exploration history, Apollo 13, from...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'