NASA VIIRS First light image

VIIRS Opens Doors GREENBELT, Md. — The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on Nov. 21, 2011. This high-resolution image…

DIY Solar Collector

This is a great DIY Solar water heater project. Solar water heat may not be a sexy as solar electricity but it produces a lot more energy savings for the…

Russia’s stricken Mars probe ‘contacted’

MOSCOW, November 23 (RIA Novosti) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has said it established contact with Russia’s Mars mission probethat is stranded circling Earth. “ESA’s tracking station at Perth,…

NASA finds Water Lakes on Europa

NASA Probe Data Show Evidence Of Liquid Water On Icy Europa WASHINGTON — Data from a NASA planetary mission have provided scientists evidence of what appears to be a body…

Bad Day to be a Russian Satellite Engineer

Reuters quotes Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as saying that he believes those responsible for recent space program failures, like Phobos-Grunt, should be punished.  Phobos Grunt is a mission to Mars…

NASA’s future good or bad is up to us

  NASA future uncertain Editoral – This year basically ended the United States Manned launch vehicle effort. The Space Shuttle program ended and took away the ability of America to…

NPP First Light Image

On October 28th NASA launched the NPP mission. This is the newest satellite in it’s fleet of Earth Observation Satellites. The satellite is still being commissioned and most of the…

Greenhouse gas index continues climbing

(SOURCE NOAA ) NOAA’s Patricia Lang prepares to measure greenhouse gas levels inside a flask that is part of NOAA’s global air sampling network. Network measurements, made from remote sites…