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By: Brendan Byrne ValueWalk.com NASA is planning to build the first ever robotic submersible to explore the solar system, and hopes to send it to Saturn’s moon Titan. The lack of liquid water on most celestial bodies means that our exploration of … Continue reading
That’s a problem. Via KATC.com: A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s unmanned rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia, just six seconds after liftoff. … Continue reading
In retaliation for imposing sanctions, Russia will also bar its rocket engines from launching US military satellites (Reuters) — Russia is to deny the US future use of the International Space Station beyond 2020 and will also bar its rocket … Continue reading
ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its Philae lander to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in Nov. 2014. Its expected to deliver for several weeks to several months, depending on how long it takes the solar cells to be covered in dust. … Continue reading
A malfunctioning cooling pump was removed in the first of a multiple space walk repair mission for ISS astronauts. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed Spacewalk #1 on Dec. 21, 2013. Read more here.
(AP) — China on Saturday successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, the next stage in an ambitious space program that aims to eventually have a Chinese astronaut … Continue reading
YouTube/NASA Goddard: These images from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory show Comet ISON growing dim as it made the journey around the sun. The comet was not visible at all in NASA’s Solar … Continue reading
(ITN)–Comet Ison is expected to pass just about 621,000 miles (1 million km) from the sun’s surface on November 28 and will be visible to the naked eye in December as it nears Earth. NASA scientists are not sure if … Continue reading
YouTube/NASA: Aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, both Expedition 38 flight engineers, send down their best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving.