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ExoMars update: TGO is in orbit around Mars! Schiaparelli -- we don't know.

First off, a bit of good news: ESA’s Trace Gas Orbiter (the first major element of the ExoMars program) has successfully entered orbit around the planet Mars!   306 more words


News Update: Rosetta Mission comes to end, crash landing on comet 67P

Today at about 11:40 am (BST) the Rosetta spacecraft collided with the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a mission time of nearly 13 years.

What was the Rosetta Mission? 556 more words


Image of the Day: A Martian Island

An image captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of an island formed by an ancient flood.

Source: nationalgeographic.com


Houston, we have landed!- Part 2

Scrolling through the brochures in the hotel lobby, I came across one for the Space Center, Houston. It talked about a tram tour and a new exhibit at the… 1,247 more words


OSIRIS-REx is on its way!!!

OSIRIS-REx, the hotly anticipated asteroid sample return mission bound for asteroid 101955 Bennu, has blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Station’s SLC-41!

Rocketcam footage of liftoff: 386 more words


The Philae lander has been found!

The Philae lander, lost shortly after touchdown on the Comet 67P Churyumov/Gerasimenko, has been found.  ESA mission controllers had been able to broadly narrow down its location, but until now have been unable to find the lander itself because Rosetta has been too far away to take pictures of sufficient resolution. 144 more words


KTRU Tuesdays: Space Shuttle Enterprise Orbiter

Today’s clip comes from Stan Barber’s special on the Space Shuttle Enterprise orbiter from 1977. He spoke to NASA engineers Dwayne Koontz and Dick Hoover about the orbiter’s launch, its controls, and Enterprise’s mission. 13 more words