NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft is still on its journey to Pluto, calculated to successfully reach the “dwarf planet” in July of 2015.
LADEE, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, is an unmanned spacecraft that is bringing us back to the moon, by proxy.
Comet ISON is hot news among amateur astronomers, with thousands of people tuning in with their telescopes world-wide to capture the ‘Comet of the Century.’ Is ISON really so impressive?
A new satellite was launched at the end of October 2011 to monitor weather and climate from space. The first measurements were made in November 2011. By comparing the heat output from the Earth with the energy absorbed from the sun, scientists expect to be able to measure directly the extent to which the future global […]
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has closed the book on the Space Shuttle program, which begs the question: what is the focal point now for space exploration? Is there a still an ongoing role for the International Space Station’s (ISS) to support NASA’s space research and exploration? Why ask these questions? Without the […]
A new space telescope is in development and construction by Northrop Grumman, called the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This new telescope is not a replacement for the Hubble, it is its successor. Unlike Hubble’s primary optical and ultraviolet light observations of space with some infrared ability, the JWST will use infrared as its primary […]