NASA’s Artemis rocketship on course for moon after epic launch

Reuters 11/17/2022

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – With a dash of launch-pad heroics and 8.8 million pounds (4 million kg) of thrust, NASA’s colossal new rocket soared into space for the first time early on Wednesday, sending a next-generation capsule…

NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense

Agence France Presse 09/23/2022

WASHINGTON — Bet the dinosaurs wish they’d thought of this. NASA on Monday will attempt a feat humanity has never before accomplished: deliberately smacking a spacecraft into an asteroid to slightly deflect its orbit, in a key test…

To the Moon and beyond: Nasa’s Artemis program

Agence France Presse - @inquirerdotnet 08/28/2022

CAPE CANAVERAL, United States — The Artemis program is Nasa’s plan to return humans to the Moon as a stepping stone for an eventual voyage to Mars. Twelve men walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972…

Mars rover Perseverance takes first spin on surface of red planet

Reuter 03/06/2021

LOS ANGELES  – NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance has taken its first, short drive on the surface of the red planet, two weeks after the robot science lab’s picture-perfect touchdown on the floor of a massive crater, mission…

Alien ‘super-Earth’ may offer clues about atmospheres on distant worlds

Reuters 03/05/2021

WASHINGTON  – Scientists have spotted a planet orbiting a star relatively near our solar system that may offer a prime opportunity to study the atmosphere of a rocky Earth-like alien world – the type of research that…

‘Something we’ve never seen’ – Mars rover beams back selfie from moment before landing

Reuters 02/20/2021

LOS ANGELES  – NASA scientists on Friday presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the six-wheeled vehicle dangling just above the surface of the Red Planet moments…

NASA rover faces ‘seven minutes of terror’ before landing on Mars

Reuters 02/15/2021

LOS ANGELES — When NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, a robotic astrobiology lab packed inside a space capsule, hits the final stretch of its seven-month journey from Earth this week, it is set to emit a radio alert…

WATCH: NASA shares top images of Earth from 2020

Niña V. Guno - @NGunoINQ 01/10/2021

From outer space, Earth looked majestic as ever amid the life-changing and unprecedented events that took place in 2020. Astronauts have been snapping away from the International Space Station (ISS), and NASA has compiled 20 of its…

This footage of astronauts on the moon looks like it was filmed with a smartphone

AFP Relaxnews 10/24/2020

Around three years ago, NASA uploaded most of its film archives to its website and gave viewers free access. The agency put over 140 000 videos and photos in total onto the online platform. Using artificial intelligence,…

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

Associated Press 07/30/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills, and lasers — blasted off Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the…

LOOK: NASA features photo of ‘inverted city’ beneath clouds

Ian Biong 06/26/2020

A mind-boggling photo of what appears to be an upside-down city beneath the clouds has been featured as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Astronomy Picture of the Day on June 24. Despite being unaltered, the…

SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

AP 06/02/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The first astronauts launched by SpaceX declared victory Monday in NASA’s cosmic capture-the-flag game. They quickly claimed the prize left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last…

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