NASA launches new website featuring images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth as it rotates.
IN SPACE (NASA) – Space enthusiasts got a special treat this week as NASA released more than 11,000 photos from its Project Apollo Archive, the vast majority of which feature pictures taken during the lunar missions. NASA posted the photos on the Project Apollo Archive Flickr account, and they span from the first manned test flight in 1968, Apollo 7, to NASA’s last lunar mission, Apollo 17, in 1972.
Thirteen CubeSat miniature satellites launch on an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA is launching an official Tumblr profile that will give Tumblr users a regular dose of space in a blog-like format through text, photos, videos and more.
A NASA camera onboard its Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captures the rarely seen dark side of the moon.
NASA will air a live webcast about the historic event starting Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1130 GMT); watch it live here, courtesy of NASA TV.
Here is a look at NASA’s New Horizons coverage schedule for the Pluto Flyby:
8:30 to 9:15 p.m. – NASA TV program, Phone Home, broadcast from APL Mission Control
NASA TV will share the suspenseful moments of this historic event with the public and museums around the world. The New Horizons spacecraft will send a preprogrammed signal after the closest approach. The mission team on Earth should receive the signal by about 9:02 p.m. When New Horizons “phones home,” there will be a celebration of its successful flyby and the anticipation of data to come in the days and months ahead.
9:30 to 10 p.m. – Media Briefing: New Horizons Health and Mission Status; live on NASA TV
(NASA TV) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on an unexpectedly spotted Pluto, the most distant planetary body ever explored.
NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently caught a glimpse of five of these secluded beasts. While hidden from view from most other telescopes, NuSTAR can spot them by detecting the highest-energy X-rays, which can penetrate through the enshrouding gas and dust.
Philae lander probe, thought lost, wakes up in the shadow of a comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) says.
Second test flight set for NASA’s supersonic saucer from Hawaii.