• Virgin Galactic Land Rover Partnership Driving to Sub-Orbital Tourism | Video

    Updated: 2014-04-23 15:57:28
    SPACE.com: In a marketing exercise, the private space tourism company has joined forces with the sport utility vehicle giant to unveil the Land Rover Discovery Sport compact SUV.

  • Spacewalk Photos: NASA Astronauts Replace Dead Space Station Computer (April 23, 2014)

    Updated: 2014-04-23 15:47:04
    SPACE.com: See photos of NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson as they spacewalk outside the International Space Station on April 23, 2014 to replace a dead backup computer on the outpost's exterior.

  • Apollo 12 astronaut auction

    Updated: 2014-04-23 15:45:40
    collectSPACE.com: Today In Space History: A selection of lunar mementos from the personal collection of Apollo 12 moonwalker Alan Bean form the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions next Space Signature auction. The May 14 sale features nearly 20 lots belonging to Bean, many never having been offered at public auction before, including a trio of artifacts carried out onto the Ocean of Storms. In addition to a pair of scissors and a pen, the auction offers a cloth strap from the life support backpack Bean wore on his moonwalks.

  • Apollo 12 astronaut's moon mementos up for auction

    Updated: 2014-04-23 15:45:10
    collectSPACE.com: Space History News: Apollo 12 lunar module pilot Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, is selling a small treasure trove of souvenirs he brought back from his 1969 lunar voyage. Bean has entrusted his moon memorabilia to Heritage Auctions of Dallas for their May 14 sale.

  • After Half a Century Space Advocacy/Policy Is Broken

    Updated: 2014-04-23 15:39:58
    NASA Watch : For the 1,000th time since 1974 a space speaker says "the plan has to excite the public and generate support in Congress." #FAIL #H2M— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) April 23, 2014 I have been listening to this space advocacy rah rah stuff since 1974. Its getting stale. And it doesn't work. New reasons are needed. #H2M— Keith Cowing (@KeithCowing) April 23, 2014 Here we go again for the 10,000th time - space guys are designing a spacecraft on a podium at some space conference. #H2M— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) April 23, 2014 Lou Friedman says "if the scientists could just stop carping about their favorite mission" - then he carps about his favorite missions #H2M— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) April 23, 2014

  • Clash of the Titans

    Updated: 2014-04-23 15:26:43
    NASA Watch : Musk and Gass Go Toe-to-Toe in Q&A, SpaceNews "Musk and Gass appeared March 5 before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee to answer lawmakers' questions and, in an unusual twist, were given the opportunity to submit written questions to one another... Musk and Gass Go Toe-to-Toe in Q&A, SpaceNews "Musk and Gass appeared March 5 before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee to answer lawmakers' questions and, in an unusual twist, were given the opportunity to submit written questions to one another and provide answers back to the panel. Neither side landed a knockout blow, but the exchange was illuminating nonetheless."

  • Closest to Mercury

    Updated: 2014-04-23 15:00:57
    CosmoQuest: The MESSENGER spacecraft is making its closest approach to the surface of the planet Mercury right now, just 199 km (123.7 miles) above the surface. It has also reached a new milestone, a full 3,000 orbits of the planet. Artist’s conception of MESSENGER at Mercury. Credit: NASA Before the spacecraft arrived in 2011, we had only imaged half of Mercury’s surface during a flyby mission by Mariner 10 in 1974. Now, we have millions of images and gigabytes of data products spanning the entire surface of Mercury. What we don’t have yet is a global crater database for the planet. That is what YOU are helping us to do with Mercury Mappers. We know from studies of the Moon and Mars that we can count craters in different regions to reveal the ages of surfaces and figure out when certain geological features formed. However, that is tricky for Mercury which is covered not only in primary craters, but secondary craters. These secondary craters don’t form from an object impacting the surface directly. Instead, these are formed in the debris created by such a primary impact. Mercury has a lot more secondary craters because, as it is so close to the ...

  • Humans to Mars: Show Me The Money

    Updated: 2014-04-23 14:47:33
    NASA Watch : NASA's lofty goal of a manned Mars mission doesn't match budget reality , opinion, Washington Post ... But our current trajectory won't get us there anyway; estimates of the cost of a human trip to Mars run into the hundreds of billions. "We're going to have to figure out ingenious ways to do it based on the present budget plus modest increases," Bolden said at the summit. Or maybe more than modest. William Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration, told the same audience of the need to "break the paradigm" of current funding. "We cannot do it at the same budget level we're at today. It's just not going to work."

  • CSExtra – Top Space News for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Updated: 2014-04-23 14:31:52
    , Search Skip to content Home About the Coalition Benefits of Space Newsroom Legislative Activity Blog Education Station Related Links Contact Us Newsroom Coalition News Book Reviews Follow : us CSExtra Top Space News for Wednesday , April 23, 2014 0 Comments April 23, 2014 Coalition News To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format , e-mail us at Info spacecoalition.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject . line To day’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe . NASA Administrator Charles Bolden opens Human to Mars Summit in Washington with defense of plans for human exploration of asteroids as step towards red planet . Critics question costs , say NASA should limit

  • Liquid spacetime

    Updated: 2014-04-23 14:27:46
    Space Fellowship: A very slippery superfluid, that's what spacetime could be like. What if spacetime were a kind of fluid? This is the question tackled by theoretical physicists working on quantum gravity by creating models attempting to reconcile gravity and quantum mechanics. Some of these models predict that spacetime at the Planck scale (10-33cm) is no longer continuous – as held by classical physics – but discrete in nature. Just like the solids or fluids we come into contact with every day, which c [...]

  • Astronauts Exit Station after Progress Undocks for Tests

    Updated: 2014-04-23 14:23:04
    Space Fellowship: NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have stepped outside the International Space Station for a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They set their spacesuits to battery power at 9:56 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s official beginning time. The backup computer failed April 11 after a routine health check by the Mission Control team in Houston. While the primary computer continues operating flawlessly NASA managers ordered to [...]

  • US Astronauts Taking Spacewalk to Fix Space Station Today: Watch Live

    Updated: 2014-04-23 14:07:49
    SPACE.com: Two NASA astronauts will take a short spacewalk to replace a dead computer on the International Space Station today. See how to watch it live here.

  • WBAL RADIO INTERVIEW ON ASTEROID PRESS CONFERENCE

    Updated: 2014-04-23 01:39:54
    What's Up? The Space Place: Hey Space Placers!Check out my 4-22-14 WBAL radio interview regarding the B612 Foundation press conference. Make sure you see the video as well.I'll have more this weekend on B612 Foundation and asteroids as I will be doing a column on the subject.Sky Guy in VA

  • Watch Live As Astronauts Conduct Urgent Spacewalk On Space Station

    Updated: 2014-04-23 01:00:38
    Can two astronauts fix a broken computer quickly on the International Space Station, preventing possible problems with the solar arrays and robotics? Watch live (above) to find out. The NASA spacewalk involving Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson is scheduled to start today (April 23) at 9:20 a.m. EDT (1:20 p.m. UTC), with coverage starting around […]

  • Surprise: Earth Is Hit By a Lot More Asteroids Than You Thought

    Updated: 2014-04-22 17:44:32
    “The fact that none of these asteroid impacts shown in the video was detected in advance is proof that the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a ‘city-killer’ sized asteroid is blind luck.” - Ed Lu, B612 Foundation CEO and former NASA astronaut When we think of recent large asteroid impacts on Earth, only a […]

  • Views of Earth From Space on Earth Day 2014

    Updated: 2014-04-22 17:21:25
    It’s been said that one of the reasons Earth Day was started back in 1970 was because of the images of Earth from space taken during the Apollo missions to the Moon. So, what better way to celebrate than to see how Earth looks today from space? NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of […]

  • Remembering John Houbolt: the Man Who Gave Us Lunar Orbit Rendezvous

    Updated: 2014-04-22 16:36:43
    The space community lost a colossus of the of the Apollo era last week, when John Houbolt passed away last Tuesday just five days after his 95th birthday. Perhaps the name isn’t as familiar to many as Armstrong or Von Braun, but John Houbolt was a pivotal figure in getting us to the Moon.(...)Read the […]

  • National Space Society Congratulates SpaceX on the Success of CRS-3 and the First Flight of the Falcon 9R

    Updated: 2014-04-22 16:02:05
    The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) congratulates SpaceX on the successful launch of Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3) from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 18th at 3:25 pm EDT.  … Continue reading →

  • Puzzle of the 55-Cancri Planetary System Solved --"Just 39 Light Years Away"

    Updated: 2014-04-22 14:22:02
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy NASA Team Finds Pristine 3-Million-Year-Old Landscape Under Greenland Ice Sheet Main Earth's Early Atmosphere New Clues to Origin of Life on Earth and Beyond Today's Most Popular April 22, 2014 Puzzle of the 55-Cancri Planetary System Solved Just 39 Light Years Away Because 55 Cancri is so bright that it can be seen with the naked eye , astronomers have been able to measure the velocity of this star from four different observatories over a thousand times , giving the planets in this system much more attention than most exoplanets receive , quot said Penn State assistant professor Jason Wright , who led a program to scrutinize this and several other planetary systems . The 55 Cancri planetary system is

  • Earth's Early Atmosphere --New Clues to Origin of Life on Earth and Beyond (Today's Most Popular)

    Updated: 2014-04-22 07:38:48
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Puzzle of the 55-Cancri Planetary System Solved Just 39 Light Years Away Main Red Galaxies Revealed to Have Massive Central Bulges and Black Holes April 22, 2014 Earth's Early Atmosphere New Clues to Origin of Life on Earth and Beyond Today's Most Popular For decades , scientists believed that the atmosphere of early Earth was highly reduced , meaning that oxygen was greatly limited . Such oxygen-poor conditions would have resulted in an atmosphere filled with noxious methane , carbon monoxide , hydrogen sulfide , and ammonia . To date , there remain widely held theories and studies of how life on Earth may have been built out of this deadly atmosphere . cocktail In 2011, scientists at the New York

  • Dragon Tug

    Updated: 2014-04-22 00:39:13
    With the Dragon capsules fully capable of ISS interaction now, how hard would it be to use the dragons for ISS tugs as is? One of the quite useful pieces of on orbit hardware is a space tug that off … Continue reading →

  • Stunning Original Drawing of the Latest SpaceX Launch

    Updated: 2014-04-21 17:40:08
    Here’s something you don’t see much anymore: an original pencil drawing of a launch. This drawing by Wendy Clark from the UK is reminiscent of the pre-spaceflight days, before we had actual images of launches, and just our dreams of spaceflight. This isn’t the first time Clark has drawn a launch (here’s an article we […]

  • Elon Musk and Spacex plan to recover and refly a first rocket stage in 2015

    Updated: 2014-04-21 16:47:46
    skip to main skip to sidebar Pages Home April 20, 2014 Elon Musk and Spacex plan to recover and refly a first rocket stage in 2015 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Tweet According to Hans Koenigsmann , SpaceX's vice president of mission assurance , the next Falcon 9 launch scheduled for May will also try for a water . recovery The next step , assuming sea crews are unable to recover the rocket from Friday's launch , is to return a first stage to a precision touchdown on land and determine what might be necessary to prepare it for another . flight Musk hopes SpaceX can recover a Falcon 9 booster this year and fly a used first stage for the first time in 2015. SpaceX plans to clad the rocket's single-engine upper stage with a heat shield with an eye

  • Three more mini-Plutos found and six others are being tracked out of thousands of dwarf planets that are expected

    Updated: 2014-04-20 16:43:35
    skip to main skip to sidebar Pages Home April 20, 2014 Three more mini-Plutos found and six others are being tracked out of thousands of dwarf planets that are expected Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Tweet Last week astronomers reported the discovery of 2012 VP113 nicknamed Joe Biden after the vice president , or VP , of the US . This potential dwarf planet was spotted on the outer fringes of the solar system , in a region called the inner Oort cloud . Days later , the same team reported two more potential dwarfs , known as 2013 FY27 and 2013 FZ27. Both of these objects are in the Kuiper belt , a grouping of relatively small bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune that is also home to Pluto and three other known dwarf planets . Astronomers suspect the

  • Kepler-Mission Update -- NASA's Scientists' Insights on Discovery of 1st Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone

    Updated: 2014-04-19 14:00:00
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Getting Closer and Closer Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets Main Cosmos : A Spacetime Odyssey' Monday's Episode 7 Preview Background for The Clean Room April 19, 2014 Kepler-Mission Update NASA's Scientists' Insights on Discovery of 1st Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone Whether we are an extremely rare fluke a phenomenon that only happens once in a universe or in a galaxy teeming with life is a very basic question not only of science , but of our existence , said Dimitar Sasselov a planetary astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who was not involved in the discovery . It’s the first time in human history we have a good shot at

  • "Getting Closer and Closer" --Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets

    Updated: 2014-04-19 13:00:00
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Darwin's DNA Eight of Human Genome Comes from RNA Viruses Weekend Feature Main Kepler-Mission Update NASA's Scientists' Insights on Discovery of 1st Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone April 19, 2014 Getting Closer and Closer Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets Five years ago today , on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies to find planets around other stars within a field of view 1 400th the size of the Milky Way in search of potentially habitable worlds . Since then , Kepler has unveiled a whole new side of our galaxy one that is teeming with planets . Because of Kepler we now know that most stars have planets ,

  • Watch SpaceX launch live

    Updated: 2014-04-18 18:22:43
    Science Buzz Be a part of the Buzz Register or log in Site Navigation Site Navigation Blog Topics What’s in the Mississippi Get all the dirt on compost KAYSC Heritage Crew Future Earth Archive Features Object of the Month Scientist on the Spot Changing Seasons Browse Images Browse Tags Community Latest comments Contribute Buzz points Scientists Teachers Community Guidelines Member Gallery Exhibit Buzz kiosks About Where is Science Buzz Awards Credits Your feedback will help us improve this website Copyright Information Privacy Help On this day Watch SpaceX launch live by mdr on Apr . 18th , 2014 Up and away : SpaceX's Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch . today Courtesy Maggie Osterberg via Fiickr Graphic by Mark Ryan The scheduled launch of SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket is a go for today at 2:25

  • Epic Discovery! NASA Announces First Earth-Size Planet Found That Could Support Life

    Updated: 2014-04-17 18:43:12
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy New Kepler-Mission Discovery Livestreamed by NASA Today 2 PM EDT Is It a Twin Earth Main Darwin's DNA Eight of Human Genome Comes from RNA Viruses Weekend Feature April 17, 2014 Epic Discovery NASA Announces First Earth-Size Planet Found That Could Support Life This is really a tip-of-the-iceberg discovery , said study co-author Jason Rowe , an astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View , Calif . who spent a year analyzing data gathered by  NASA s Kepler Space Telescope that led to finding the planet known as Kepler-186f . We can infer that other ones are likely to exist . And that’s going to be the job of future missions to find them Scientists have discovered the alien planet , Kepler-186f ,

  • New Kepler-Mission Discovery Livestreamed by NASA Today 2 PM EDT --Is It a Twin Earth?

    Updated: 2014-04-17 14:30:00
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Diverging Evolution of Early Earth and Mars Revealed by Meteorites Main Epic Discovery NASA Announces First Earth-Size Planet Found That Could Support Life April 17, 2014 New Kepler-Mission Discovery Livestreamed by NASA Today 2 PM EDT Is It a Twin Earth NASA will host a news teleconference at 11 a.m . PDT 2 p.m . EDT Thursday , April 17, to announce a new discovery made by its planet-hunting mission , the Kepler Space Telescope The journal Science has embargoed the findings until the time of the news conference . For a detailed background briefing , see our post  Getting Closer and Closer Kepler Mission Findings Reveal Alien Star Systems in a Milky Way Teeming with Planets The briefing participants are

  • Diverging Evolution of Early Earth and Mars Revealed by Meteorites

    Updated: 2014-04-17 14:14:13
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy The Universe May be Permeated by an as Yet Unknown Field Main New Kepler-Mission Discovery Livestreamed by NASA Today 2 PM EDT Is It a Twin Earth April 17, 2014 Diverging Evolution of Early Earth and Mars Revealed by Meteorites Geologists who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars unlocked secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks . The results will help guide researchers’ next steps in understanding whether life exists , or has ever existed , on Mars and how water—now absent from the Martian surface—flowed there in the past . Their study shows that the atmospheres of Mars and Earth diverged in important ways very early in the 4.6 billion

  • "Number of Potentially Habitable Planets in the Milky Way May Be Double" --NASA

    Updated: 2014-04-16 16:28:08
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Saturn's Rings Do They Reveal the Creation of a New Moon Main The Universe May be Permeated by an as Yet Unknown Field April 16, 2014 Number of Potentially Habitable Planets in the Milky Way May Be Double NASA New findings may have the effect of expanding that perceived habitable zone by 10 to 20 percent , almost doubling the number of potentially habitable planets in our galaxy . A fluctuating tilt in a planet’s orbit does not preclude the possibility of life , according to astronomers at the University of Washington , Utah’s Weber State University and NASA . In fact , sometimes it helps . These tilt-a-worlds , as astronomers sometimes call them turned from their orbital plane by the influence of

  • SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Probability of Extraterrestrial Life

    Updated: 2014-04-15 14:15:00
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Saturn's Enigmatic Hexagon Yields Clues to the Hydrogen-Gas Giant's Hidden Atmosphere Main Saturn's Rings Do They Reveal the Creation of a New Moon April 15, 2014 SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Probability of Extraterrestrial Life Massive Earth-like planets that have both continents and oceans may be better at harboring extraterrestrial life than those that are water-only worlds . A new study gives hope for the possibility that many super-Earth planets orbiting distant stars have exposed continents rather than just water-covered . surfaces Super-Earths likely have more stable climates as compared to water-worlds , and therefore larger habitable zones where alien life could thrive . In the new

  • NASA Refutes Rumors that Source of Mars' Flash of Light is Alien Life

    Updated: 2014-04-11 14:57:43
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy The Daily Galaxy' Twitter Followers Soar Above 300,000 Main Strange Quark Stars Does One Actually Exist in a Nearby Supernova April 11, 2014 NASA Refutes Rumors that Source of Mars' Flash of Light is Alien Life Since Curiosity landed on Mars in 2012, there have been several rumors that evidence has been found of Martian life in the forms of fossils , statues and even a carved alien skull and that NASA has covered up the existence of alien life on the . planet Adding the list this week , NASA has denied claims that a flash of light in a photo taken by Curiosity , is proof that the rover has found alien life as rumored on many UFO websites . The photos , taken by Curiosity on the 2nd and 3rd of April ,

  • Colossal Asteroid Impact 3.3 Billion Years Ago --"Dwarfed the Dinosaur-Extinction Event"

    Updated: 2014-04-10 15:46:19
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Mars' Crater Landing Site for NASA's Spirit Rover Harbored an Ancient Lake Main The Daily Galaxy' Twitter Followers Soar Above 300,000 April 10, 2014 Colossal Asteroid Impact 3.3 Billion Years Ago Dwarfed the Dinosaur-Extinction Event We knew it was big , but we didn’t know how big , Donald Lowe , a geologist at Stanford University . said A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs slams into Earth . The collision punches a crater into the planet’s crust that’s nearly 500 kilometers about 300 miles across : greater than the distance from Washington , D.C . to New York City , and up to two and a half times

  • Extinct Galaxy Observed Orbiting Milky Way --"A Fossil of the Early Universe"

    Updated: 2014-04-09 11:20:00
    The Daily Galaxy Great Discoveries Channel : Sci , Space , Tech Follow the Daily Galaxy Massive Galaxies of Early Universe Powered by Black Holes Reveal the Nature of Dark Energy Main Image of the Day : Sparkling Blue Ring of Cosmic Relics April 09, 2014 Extinct Galaxy Observed Orbiting Milky Way A Fossil of the Early Universe Thirteen billion years ago our universe was dark . There were neither stars nor galaxies there was only hydrogen gas left over after the Big Bang . This early universe was hot and ionized . But as the universe expanded , it cooled , and 380,000 years after the Big Bang , protons joined electrons to make neutral hydrogen atoms , which block light . As stars and galaxies evolved whose radiation ionized the universe anew , allowing light to speed through space unimpeded

  • NASA video of recent solar flares

    Updated: 2014-04-07 20:33:15
    Science Buzz Be a part of the Buzz Register or log in Site Navigation Site Navigation Blog Topics What’s in the Mississippi Get all the dirt on compost KAYSC Heritage Crew Future Earth Archive Features Object of the Month Scientist on the Spot Changing Seasons Browse Images Browse Tags Community Latest comments Contribute Buzz points Scientists Teachers Community Guidelines Member Gallery Exhibit Buzz kiosks About Where is Science Buzz Awards Credits Your feedback will help us improve this website Copyright Information Privacy Help Science links NASA video of recent solar flares by mdr on Apr . 07th , 2014 I'm certain this must mean winter is finally over but I'm not . optimistic : Average Select rating Poor Okay Good Great Awesome No votes yet All tags Tags nasa the sun solar flares space

  • Dr. John Lewis Wins National Space Society’s Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering

    Updated: 2014-04-07 18:05:37
    The National Space Society takes great pleasure in awarding a 2014 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category to Dr. John S. Lewis.  This award is in recognition of his major contributions to the study of the formation … Continue reading →

  • Ironic

    Updated: 2014-04-07 00:53:51
    So I’m sitting in a friends yard watching the Blue Angels give it their best at the Sun-N-fun fly in thinking about how to modify their propulsion while all the people around me are oohing and aahing. Same with the … Continue reading →

  • The Space Elevator Blog celebrates 8 years!

    Updated: 2014-04-01 22:28:37
    Yes, today this blog celebrates its 8th anniversary - it’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for such a long time… Much has happened in the Space Elevator field since I first began my missives.  In no particular order they are: The Space Elevator Games - this joint venture between NASA and the Spaceward Foundation [...]

  • So Close, Yet So Far Away: Dawn’s Trajectory Explained

    Updated: 2014-04-01 01:59:59
    By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the dwarf planet Ceres, Marc Rayman, Dawn’s chief engineer, shares a monthly update on the mission’s progress. Artist’s concept depicting the Dawn spacecraft thrusting with its ion propulsion system as it travels from Vesta (lower right) to Ceres (upper left). The galaxies in [...]

  • Slice of History: Analytical Chemistry Lab

    Updated: 2014-03-31 22:57:18
    By Julie Cooper Each month in “Slice of History” we feature a historical photo from the JPL Archives. See more historical photos and explore the JPL Archives at https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/. Analytical Chemistry Lab — Photograph number P-53B In 1952, the majority of the 1,000 employees at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory were men, and most of the women working on [...]

  • March 2014 ISEC eNewsletter released

    Updated: 2014-03-31 18:35:36
    The latest issue of the ISEC eNewsletter has just been released.  Lots of good information in this issue including how to register for the upcoming 2014 Space Elevator Conference (you ARE going, aren’t you?), updates on the ISEC Research Committee, ISEC being a supporter of the upcoming NSS/ISDC conference and more. Check it out here. And remember, [...]

  • Orbital’s Antares/Cygnus Team Wins National Space Society’s Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering

    Updated: 2014-03-31 15:11:44
    The National Space Society takes great pleasure in awarding a 2014 Space Pioneer Award for the Science and Engineering category to Orbital Science Corporation’s Antares/Cygnus Team. The National Space Society will present the Space Pioneer Award to Mr. Frank Mauro, … Continue reading →

  • www.spaceelevatoronline.com

    Updated: 2014-03-27 01:21:05
    Hey, a new Space Elevator website?  Oh happy day! Surely with a URL like www.spaceelevatoronline.com, this is a Space Elevator related site?  Maybe a blog, like this one, or some other technical site?  Perhaps a Q&A site where you can ask questions about a Space Elevator and get answers? Sadly, no… This is the home for a new [...]

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