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09/18/2019ESA expertise aids UAE spaceflight
The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first ever astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, is set to fly to the International Space Station, where he will be supported on the ground by ESA-trained operations personnel at a newly-established control centre in Dubai, UAE.
03/09/2018BepiColombo gets green light for launch site
Europe’s first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch.
05/09/2012NASA's JUNO Spacecraft Images Big Dipper
En route to Jupiter, NASA's Juno mission has snapped a quick photo of a familiar sight in the nighttime sky--the Big Dipper.
07/07/2016Team Begins Powering up Science Instruments
The engineers and scientists working on NASA's Juno mission have been busying themselves, getting their newly arrived Jupiter orbiter ready for operations around the largest planetary inhabitant in the solar system.
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05/27/2019Europe to Mars – and back!
Europe has been in orbit around Mars for more than 15 years and is almost a year away from launching its first rover mission, but ambitions are already running high to go one step further: returning a sample from the Red Planet.
04/28/2009New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record
- NASA's Swift satellite and an international team of astronomers have found a gamma-ray burst from a star that died when the universe was only 630 million years old, or less than five percent of its present age.
10/22/2018Zooming in on Mexico’s landscape
As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency and other Mexican scientific public entities, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed view of the different types of vegetation growing ac...
09/01/2010NASA Sets Media Deadlines For Next Space Shuttle Flight
- NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the November space shuttle flight to the International Space Station.
10/19/2009JPL Develops High-Speed Test to Improve Pathogen Decontamination
A chemist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has developed a technology intended to rapidly assess any presence of microbial life on spacecraft.
04/15/2009Scientists Prepare for Return to Pine Island Glacier
Polar scientists believe Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier to be thinning because of warm ocean waters below.
12/21/2017ESA’s next satellite propelled by butane
ESA’s next miniature satellite will be its first able to change orbit. Thanks to a compact thruster resembling a butane cigarette lighter, the cereal box-sized satellite will fly around its near-twin to test their radio communications.
11/17/2010Call for Media: Graduation ceremony for ESA’s new astronauts
ESA PR 25-2010 On Monday 22 November 2010, the European Space Agency (ESA) will hold, at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, the official ceremony for its new astronauts, marking the completion of their Basic Training.
02/22/2017NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.
02/01/2011Monster Cyclone Yasi Eyes Australia in NASA Image
> Australians are bracing for Tropical Cyclone Yasi, forecast to be the strongest cyclone the continent has ever seen.
12/04/2009WISE Launch Scheduled for Dec. 11
Launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is scheduled for Dec. 11.
06/17/2016Logo Found inside BEAM, Contest Begins
Bigelow Aerospace placed a small logo inside the BEAM on the AVV cap. Tom Londrigan, a previous employee of Bigelow Aerospace during the Genesis program, happened to spot the logo from some of the imagery that was released. Due to his keen eye, Bigelow Aerospace has awarded Tom $1,000 in cash. Over time, Bigelow Aerospace will continue to place the logos on future payloads destined for the BEAM with cash prizes available to individuals who are first to spot the logos.
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09/18/2019Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders
Scientists analysing the treasure trove of images taken by ESA’s Rosetta mission have turned up more evidence for curious bouncing boulders and dramatic cliff collapses.
03/19/2010Enjoy the Podcast of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate
The Hayden Planetarium has posted a link to the podcast of the 10th Annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate held on March 15 in New York City. It was a packed house with more than 900 in attendance. The debate panel included Dr. Robert Zubrin, founder of The Mars Society. Buzz Aldrin made a surprise appearance, followed by a question and answer session.
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