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Venus NRAO
2015-03-11 08:48:34

The clouds obscuring the surface of Venus can be easily penetrated by spacecraft radar, but now scientists from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have used powerful ground-based radar technology located here on Earth to create surface maps of the planet.

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2015-03-08 15:45:58

What are the weird looking rocks on Mars? And will Opportunity's memory be fixed? We are sitting on the edge of our seats.

2015-03-06 16:21:04

GREENBELT, Md., March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of science this April 2015 with a variety of events open to the public.

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2015-03-06 11:01:58

This looks like a good spot. NASA picks the prime target for its next mission to Mars.

Mars Arctic Ocean
2015-03-05 14:00:51

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

2015-03-04 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest, most powerful booster ever built for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will fire up for a ground test at 11:30 a.m.

curiosity rover
2015-03-04 13:03:46

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.

2015-02-27 23:18:52

Antenna systems and services will support the NWS’s Geostationary Weather Satellite Antenna System mission in the United States and territories Plano, TX,

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2015-02-27 11:22:14

The first CubeSats (or tiny probes) designed to travel to deep space are going to launch in 2020, and the ESA is seeking innovative ideas for the probes.

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2015-02-25 11:32:42

An unusual comet was spotted by the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) as it travelled near the sun late last week, and unlike most other comets that make such a voyage, this one actually lived to tell the tale.


Latest Spacecraft Reference Libraries

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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