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09/21/2014 10:58 AM
Watch Live as MAVEN Meets Mars!
Watch here live, below, for the Mars orbital insertion of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, on Sunday, September 21 (or early Sept. 22 depending on your time zone) from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. EDT, 01:30 to 02:45 UTC). The NASA TV broadcast feed will originate from the Lockheed Martin Facility in Littleton, […]

09/21/2014 10:41 AM
Spectacular Nighttime Blastoff Boosts SpaceX Cargo Ship Loaded with Science and Critical Supplies for Space Station
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blazed aloft on a spectacular middle of the night blastoff that turned night into day along the Florida Space coast today, Sept. 21, 2014, boosting a commercial cargo ship for NASA and loaded with 2.5 tons of ground breaking science experiments, 20 ‘mousetronauts’ and critical […]

09/19/2014 04:19 PM
SpaceX Commercial Resupply Dragon Set for Sept. 21 Blastoff to Station – Watch Live
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is on the cusp of launching the company’s fourth commercial resupply Dragon spacecraft mission to the International Space Station (ISS) shortly after midnight, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, continuing a rapid fire launch pace and carrying NASA’s first research payload – RapidScat – aimed at conducting Earth science from the […]

09/19/2014 11:59 AM
Weekly Space Hangout – Sept. 19, 2014: Private Spaceflight!
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Sept. 19, 2014: Private Spaceflight! (73 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | One comment | Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

09/19/2014 08:50 AM
Space Station Extension May Cost More Than NASA Expects: Report
NASA’s anticipated $3 billion to $4 billion annual budget for the International Space Station is “overly optimistic”, a new report from NASA’s Inspector General says. Transportation costs will likely rise when NASA uses commercial spacecraft to access the station instead of Russian Soyuzes, the report said. Also, if international partners don’t commit to extending the […]

09/19/2014 08:15 AM
Lazy Giant Galaxies Gain Mass By Ingesting Smaller Neighbors
The Anglo-Australian Telescope in New South Wales has been watching how lazy giant galaxies gain size – and it isn’t because they create their own stars. In a research project known as the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey, a group of Australian scientists led by Professor Simon Driver at the International Centre for Radio […]

09/19/2014 08:04 AM
How NASA’s Next Mars Spacecraft Will Greet The Red Planet On Sunday
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter is oh-so-close to its destination after a 10-month journey. It’s scheduled to arrive in orbit Sunday (Sept. 21) around 9:50 p.m. EDT (1:50 a.m. UTC) if all goes well, but there are a few things that need to happen, in order, first. One big obstacle is already […]

09/19/2014 07:49 AM
219 Million Stars Create the Most Detailed Catalogue of our Milky Way Yet
On the darkest of nights, thousands of stars are sprinkled across the celestial sphere above us. Or, to be exact, there are 9,096 stars observable across the entire sky. Divide that number in half, and there are 4,548 stars (give or take a few) visible from horizon to horizon. But this number excludes the glowing […]

09/19/2014 07:33 AM
Stunning Photo Alert! Winners Announced for “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” Competition
The winners of the 2014 “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition have been announced at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich England, and British photographer James Woodend’s gorgeous image of the aurora dancing across the Icelandic night sky was named the overall winner. This is the sixth year for the competition, which is run by the […]

09/19/2014 06:50 AM
Look Up! The Space Station Must Be The Ultimate Stargazing Location
While NASA often speaks about the power of Earth observation from the International Space Station, the picture above from one of the astronauts on board now shows something else — you can get an awesome view of the Milky Way. With the view unobscured by the atmosphere, the picture from Expedition 41 European astronaut Alexander […]

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