NASA’s Earth Observatory has an interesting view of a sand dune breach and swirling sediment off the coast. Be sure to check out the slider to compare the before and after images. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=80523
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As someone who’s been known to enjoy her cupcakes with a side of science, I was excited to find out about the National Planetary Exploration Car Wash & Bake Sale, coming to a town near you on Saturday, June 9.
Some of Boulder’s biggest brains will be on the Pearl Street Mall this weekend — shining shoes.
Local gurus of the cosmos will join their astro-brethren across the country on Saturday for the “Planetary Car Wash & Bake Sale,” an event organized by Alan Stern, associate vice president of the Southwest Research Institute’s Space Science and Engineering Division in Boulder, to call attention to the deep budget cuts being proposed for NASA’s planetary science program.
You’re invited to attend the “Save Our Science” event for June 9th at the Red Rock Café in Mountain View. Dr. Jill Tarter, Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research, Dr. Nathalie Cabrol, Leader of the Planetary Lakes Lander Team, and other planetary scientists from the SETI Institute will speak about out against the devastating budget cuts proposed by the Obama administration, which threaten the future of solar system exploration and will hurt America’s intellectual talent pool.
Call it giving hand-me-downs to a younger brother, or charity to the needy, but we’re glad to see NASA get some help from the Department of Defense, which donated two unused space telescopes to the cash-strapped space agency (“Defense agency’s junk now NASA jewel,” Page A1, Tuesday).
Can Milky Way cupcakes, Saturn cake and chocolate chip Opportunity cookies prevent potentially deep cuts to NASA’s space exploration budget?
Living in Rocket City, USA, it’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “In that building, they’re working on something that’s never been done before.”
That about sums up Huntsville doesn’t it?
Has bacteria in astronaut poop left on the moon been genetically altered? Did solar wind and ultraviolet radiation destroy the flag at Tranquility Base, landing site for the first Apollo moon mission? Are the lunar rovers dented with micrometeoroid impacts?
A key Senate panel voted Thursday to approve $17.9 billion for NASA in fiscal 2012, a nearly 3 percent drop from this year’s funding level but enough to move forward with key science and space exploration priorities.
Although our nation’s space program faces an uncertain future, NASA’s fierce embrace of Twitter and other social media to connect with the public may prove to be the space agency’s saving grace.
NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) managers will hold a news conference on Monday, July 18, at ULA headquarters in Centennial, Colo., to announce a new Commercial Crew Development agreement.
With the Space Shuttle Atlantis finishing its final mission, the U.S. space program has reached a critical turning point. President Barack Obama in 2010 canceled the Constellation Program, ending exactly 50 years of U.S. manned space flight.
A bipartisan group of senators is ratcheting up pressure on NASA and White House budget officials to make a final decision on the design of a new heavy-lift rocket and announce the details within a few days.
NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15.
President Barack Obama’s plan to gut NASA and jettison its manned space flight program before a replacement craft and infrastructure is developed guarantees pink slips for tens of thousands of Floridians and other workers from space-related industries.
With the space shuttle program ending, what does NASA have to look forward to? The future of deep-space exploration is already taking shape, inside the walls of Johnson Space Center’s Building 220, the space agency’s “Skunk Works” lab for human spaceflight.
The last shuttle, Atlantis, sits on Pad 39A, ready for its valedictory flight.
It is the nature of a shuttle to look kind of lonely out there on the pad, kept at a safe remove from the control room, the hangars, the observation platforms.
To understand the importance of our space program, it’s first necessary to debunk some misconceptions about what NASA is and how it operates.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivered a speech Friday about the agency’s future. Below are excerpts from his speech at the National Press Club in Washington.
“Some say that our final shuttle mission will mark the end of America’s 50 years of dominance in human spaceflight; as a former astronaut and the current NASA administrator, I’m here to tell you that American leadership in space will continue for at least the next half-century because we have laid the foundation for success – and failure is not an option.”
The United States will continue to lead in space exploration despite the end of the space shuttle program, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said Friday during an appearance at the National Press Club.