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Aug 30, 2012

Neil Armstrong -- A Test Pilot's Test Pilot

America and the world salute Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on the moon and who died Aug. 25,....More
Aug 30, 2012

NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe Mission Takes Flight

Atlas soars with NASA radiation mission probes. Photo Credit: NASA TV ....More
Aug 27, 2012

Weightlifting on ISS Mitigating Bone Loss

NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus works out on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device aboard the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA....More
Aug 27, 2012

Isaac Prompts NASA to Bump Radiation Mission Launch to Thursday

ULA Atlas 5 with NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe Mission satellites awaits weekend roll back. Image Credit: NASA TV....More
Aug 27, 2012

Stormy Weather Prompts Saturday Scrub of NASA Radiation Mission Launch

NASA radiation mission awaits third launch attempt. Photo: NASA- TV. Efforts to launch NASA's twin Radiation Belt Storm Probe mission spacecraft....More
Aug 25, 2012

Curiosity -- Pictured on Descent to Mars

The team trying to co-ordinate NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft reckoned there was a roughly 60% chance of snapping Curiosity on its way....More
Aug 24, 2012

Radition Belt Storm Probe Mission Scrubbed by Range Tracking Issue

United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 lift off scrubbed by on board C-band beacon problem. Photo Credit: NASA TV NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe twin....More
Aug 23, 2012

Curiosity Photo and Video

The photo is from Curiosity's first test drive: Forward 3 meters, 90º turn, then back. Credit: NASA The video was made from still images Curiosity....More
Aug 22, 2012

Photo: Curiosity's Arm (from Mars)

Not much more to say beyond 'awesome photo.' Credit: NASA....More
Aug 13, 2012

Curiosity's Brain Transplant

As part of the preparations to start science missions and driving on the surface of Mars, the Curiosity team is busy uploading new software to the....More
Aug 09, 2012

A Flight through the Universe

Almost two years ago I wrote a review of the book A Grand and Bold Thing about the Sloan Digital Sky Survey....More
Aug 09, 2012

Mountain on Mars -- a 'Curious' New Perspective

When the first images from Curiosity arrived from Mars last night, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission scientists were surprised at the....More
Aug 08, 2012

Martian Debris Field

Images from MRO’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera show the Curiosity on the surface surrounded by the remnants of the....More
Aug 06, 2012

Curiosity - first photos of the crater rim

As the press conference finished around 1am Pacific time, Odyssey was starting to relay more imagery back from Curiosity. Although raw and far from....More
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