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2013-02-05 12:21:23

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., will join industry representatives Feb. 6 and 7 to meet with General Assembly members to promote aerospace in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This is the eighth "Aerospace Days," which include meetings with legislators, briefings to various committees such as science and...

Curiosity Conducts “Pre-Load” Tests As It Prepares To Drill Into Martian Rock For First Time
2013-01-30 08:24:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA´s Curiosity rover is preparing to use its drill to bore into a Martian rock in the coming days. The rover carried out “pre-load” testing on January 27, placing the drill tip on a series of four locations on the rock and pressing down to test whether the amount of force applied to the hardware matches predictions formulated by NASA engineers. The team next planned to have Curiosity conduct an overnight...

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Nocturnal Picture On Mars For First Time
2013-01-24 14:54:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's newest Martian rover has snapped a nocturnal image of a rock on the Red Planet for the first time. Mars Science Lab's Curiosity used its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera attached to its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument. Scientists used MAHLI to take a close-up nighttime look at a rock target known as "Sayunei," in an area called "Yellowknife Bay"...

See The Curiosity Rover Tonight At The Premiere Of "The Changing Face of Mars"
2013-01-23 11:31:08

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Space enthusiasts will be able to get "up close and personal" (bring your camera) with a full-scale replica of the Curiosity Mars rover before the free Jan. 23 public premiere of the documentary film "The Changing Face of Mars." The model, about the size of a small SUV automobile, will be on display outside Caltech's Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Also on display will be the "first image of Mars." The unusual origins of this historic image is one...

Old Satellites May Be Repurposed By DARPA
2013-01-22 20:41:31

[ Watch the Video: Phoenix Program Demonstration of Latest Advances ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One new satellite repurposing program could bring old satellites out of retirement, giving them a new goal as they remain in orbit. DARPA said on Tuesday it is developing a new program for the old satellites that hurdle through space 22,000 miles above the Earth. The goal of the Phoenix program is to fundamentally change how space systems could be...

NASA Sends Mona Lisa To The Moon
2013-01-17 19:23:47

[ Watch the Video: Mona Lisa on the Moon ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA routinely uses lasers to track the position of their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) as it floats around the moon. Recently, these scientists decided to show off what else they could do with these lasers by using them to communicate with the LRO. To demonstrate this new functionality, the scientists chose a famous work of art to beam to the LRO– the Mona Lisa. After...

Mars Rover Curiosity's Team Selected To Receive Space Foundation Award
2013-01-16 10:42:18

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory The NASA mission that had the nation holding its breath as it tested an ingenious but never-before-used landing technique, and continues to amaze with new discoveries about Mars has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Space Foundation's John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project is using the rover Curiosity to investigate whether the study area within Gale Crater has offered environmental...

Mars Rover Gets Ready To Drill
2013-01-16 04:13:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity rover is making its way towards a flat rock with pale veins that could provide more insight into the history of Mars. Once the rover rolls up to the rock in the coming days, NASA engineers plan on drilling it for a sample during the Mars Science Laboratory mission. Curiosity sits inside Mars' Gale Crater, investigating whether the planet ever had conditions to host microbial life. The rover landed on the Red Planet...

2013-01-15 16:20:23

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet. If the rock meets rover engineers' approval when Curiosity rolls up to it in coming days, it will become the first to be drilled for a sample during the Mars Science Laboratory mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The size of a car, Curiosity is inside Mars' Gale Crater...

2013-01-14 13:10:17

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) Tuesday, Jan. 15, to provide an update about the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars' Gale Crater. The Mars Science Laboratory Project and its Curiosity rover are five months into a two-year prime mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life. For teleconference dial-in information, reporters must send their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Elena Mejia at...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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