JAXA HAYABUSA asteroid sample return analysis beginning

Source (JAXA) – HAYABUSA is a space science mission launched in 2003 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA. The challenge assigned to the mission was to explore an asteroid and…

Kepler Announces 11 Planetary Systems Hosting 26 Planets

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets MOFFET FIELD, Calif. (NASA)–  These discoveries nearly double the number of verified planets and triple the number…

Most impressive Earth Blue Marble image ever from newest satellite

Incredible pictures of Earth from new satellite The newest Earth Observation Satellite,  NASA’s Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) mission took this stunning image on January 4th, 2012. Suomi NPP…

Why did Phobos Grunt really fail?

Recent headlines were filled with a plethora of information about the reentry of the doomed Russian Spacecraft Phobos Grunt. There have been many rumors and speculation as to why it…

Earth Warming 2011 Ninth-Warmest Year on Record

Global Warming is taking place, data undeniable (Source NASA) – The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues…

Phobos-Grunt re-entry status

Latest status for Phobos-Grunt Re-entry 1/16/11 – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, leader of defense and industrial sector, put the investigation into the Phobos-Grunt crash case under his personal…

Space Launch System (SLS) Configurations

NASA SLS Rocket facts and specifications

SLS rocket will be the largest rocket since the Apollo Saturn V. NASA issued a report NASA’s Space Launch System and Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle persuent to Section 309 of the…

Largest Iceberg ever recorded finally breaks up, Ross Iceshelf B-15

Ross Iceberg B15 ends 12 years after it broke off When Terra Earth Observation Satellite was launched by NASA in December of 1999 the timing was perfect. In March of…