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2015-04-08 10:08:59

Huge news! According to our pal the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the glacier belts around Mars are made of...frozen water!

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2015-04-08 08:45:15

It was one month ago Monday that NASA’s Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, and the US space agency issued an update this week assuring that the probe was still in good health and performing “flawlessly” as it continued its research.

2015-04-08 08:26:10

LONDON, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of the semiconductor electronic components are vulnerable to radiation damage; radiation-hardened components with some design and manufacturing variations

2015-04-07 20:20:15

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sixth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch

2015-04-07 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures.

2015-04-06 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30 high school, college and university teams will launch student-built rockets during the 15th annual NASA Student Launch event

2015-04-06 16:21:09

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public has until Friday, April 24 to help name new features on Pluto and its orbiting satellites as they are discovered by NASA's New

2015-04-06 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking people around the world to share pictures and videos on social media that show there is no place

2015-04-06 12:20:44

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will plan, process and pack a steady supply of cargo for the International Space Station (ISS)--ranging from science

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2015-04-08 07:00:02

How shocking! This new NASA map shows what regions of the world are most likely to experience these sudden electrostatic discharges.


Latest Spaceflight 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...

Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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