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2015-03-20 11:46:16

Step right up, folks! See Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet!

mercury
2015-03-19 14:57:13

Since 2011, NASA’s MESSENGER probe has been orbiting and gathering data on Mercury and the latest published research based on mission data has revealed never-before-seen features on our Solar System’s third planet.

2015-03-19 12:34:45

Rover.com Reveals New Data Proving the Company Is Not Only Changing the Industry but Significantly Growing the Market SEATTLE, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-18 16:21:54

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected United Launch Services, LLC, of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the agency's Solar Probe Plus (SPP)

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2015-03-18 13:44:52

Y is there a Y-shape on Venus? For 5 decades, it's been a mystery, but a new type of wave in space might be responsible.

2015-03-18 12:21:22

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained

2015-03-16 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the Satellite 2015 Conference & Exhibition held at the Walter E.

amateur astronomers
2015-03-16 13:07:24

A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers.

2015-03-16 00:20:20

MOJAVE, Calif., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today that executive John H.

2015-03-15 16:20:03

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries


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History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

John Grunsfeld
2012-10-18 12:19:21

John Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Mace Grunsfeld in October of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Illinois throughout his childhood and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976. Upon his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1980. He then furthered his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master of Science in physics in...

Léopold Eyharts
2012-10-02 09:49:07

Léopold Eyharts is a Brigadier General in the French Air Force and an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut. Eyharts was born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. After completing his basic academics, he joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 to study aeronautical engineering. Eyharts graduated in 1979 as an engineer. By 1980 he became a fighter pilot and was sent to the Istres Air Force Base in France. Initially he was assigned to an operational jaguar squadron...

Andrew Feustel
2012-09-17 09:28:01

Andrew Feustel is a NASA astronaut and an American Geophysicist. He was born Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel on August 25, 1965 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan. He graduated from Lake Orion High School and subsequently received an Associate’s degree from Oakland Community College. During this time, he worked at International Autoworks as an auto mechanic. He then transferred to Purdue University, where joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as a...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.