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NASA Memory Lane (41)

Aug. 20, 1989.

25 Years Ago, Voyager 2 Captures Images of Neptune

NASA – NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of… 211 more words

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Programe NASA: New Frontiers (1)

“New Frontiers” este un program NASA de explorare robotică a Sistemului Solar început în anul 2002, ce include misiuni medii, din punctul de vedere al costurilor și dificultății, care nu pot fi acoperite de bugetul redus “Discovery” dar nu necesită nici resursele uriașe ale programului “Flagship”. 592 more words


Pluto-bound spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit

TORONTO – It’s been a long voyage, but a Pluto-bound spacecraft has passed another milestone just a year from reaching its final destination.

The New Horizons spacecraft crossed the orbit of Neptune, the final major crossing on its way to tiny Pluto, due to arrive on July 14, 2015. 65 more words


25 years ago we met this beauty...

On August 25, 1989, Voyager 2 passed by Neptune, giving us the first pictures of this beauty, up close and personal.  Before then, all we had were pictures of a dot in the sky.   152 more words


A Long Way from Home

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has crossed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with Pluto in just under a year – on July 14, 2015. 92 more words


New Horizons Crosses Neptune's Orbit

NASA announced earlier today that the New Horizons spacecraft has crossed Neptune’s orbit. New Horizons is on its way toward Pluto. It will perform detailed studies of Pluto when it flies by in July next year and then hopefully continue on to study some Kuiper Belt objects.