Astronauts will go outside the International Space
Station Thursday to repair an ammonia leak on a
America, and in the broadest sense possible, all
of humanity, has lost its first emissary to set
foot on another world – Neil Alden Armstrong.
Low-resolution video is now available of the
Curiosity rover\’s landing — better known to some
as the \”seven minutes of terror.\”
The so-called \”seven minutes of terror\” captured
the attention of the world as Curiosity blasted
through the Martian atmosphere to a safe landing.
As space lovers everywhere watched the live feed
of NASA\’s Curiosity landing, another star was born
— but this one wasn\’t in the sky. He was
in the NASA control room.
The $2.5 billion, one-ton nuclear powered rover has been flying towards Mars since launching from Earth last November. The 154 million mile journey to date has gone very smoothly but the most treacherous and dangerous part of the mission for Curiosity is yet to come in the last 7 minutes before scheduled touchdown.
A high-speed U.S. Navy Stiletto boat is
attempting to retrieve an Inflatable Reentry
Vehicle Experiment NASA launched at Wallops
Flight Facility in Virginia.
Clear skies made it easy to see the International
Space Station as it flew over the D.C. area Monday
Those living or working on the Eastern Shore and
Chesapeake Bay will be able to catch a glimpse
of a rocket launch Thursday
With Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby celebrations colliding this weekend, Saturday is gearing up to be a memorable day.
The space shuttle Enterprise is scheduled to depart Dulles International Airport Friday morning and make its trip to a new home in New York City.
An incredible solar explosion erupted from the sun this week.
Discovery, bound for the Air and Space Museum Tuesday, was the the shining star of the space shuttle program.
The space shuttle Discovery is gearing up for its final journey Tuesday morning.
A modified 747 airplane will carry the Space Shuttle Discovery on its back Tuesday morning from Florida to Washington.
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