Lone Star Flight Museum to Land Where NASA Astronaut Jets Take Off

Artist’s rendering of the new Lone Star Flight Museum being built at Ellington Airport in Houston, Texas.Credit: Lone Star Flight Museum HOUSTON — For 24 years, former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar came to Ellington Field to fly. On Monday (Nov. 9), she returned to the southeast Houston airport, the home to NASA’s aircraft operations, to dig — […]

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Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet

One year since Philae made its historic landing on a comet, mission teams remain hopeful for renewed contact with the lander, while also looking ahead to next year’s grand finale: making a controlled impact of the Rosetta orbiter on the comet. To source

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Comet 67P Tumbles Through Space | Space Wallpaper

About this Image The navigation camera on Rosetta captured this image of Comet 67PChuryumov-Gerasimenko tumbling through space with gases escaping the larger lobe with an unnatural glow. [Read more about Comet 67P .] Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 To source

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Don't Miss Your Last Chance to See Saturn for Awhile

Half an hour after sunset Thursday night, November 12, look for Saturn and the thin crescent moon low on the southwestern horizon.Credit: Starry Night software. If you’ve been looking for Saturn lately, you’ve seen it rapidly sinking towards the sun in the southwestern sky just after sunset. In reality what is happening is that Saturn […]

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Strategic Command Issues Statement on Trident Missile Test that Freaked Out the West Coast

With images like these, it’s no wonder California — not to mention the Twittersphere — freaked out Saturday evening when an unannounced test of a submarine-launched Trident missile lit up the evening sky. Photographer Porter Tinsley and her wife were on the shore of California’s desolate Salton Sea taking long exposures and time lapses with […]

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Finding 'Spooky': Why Hunting Asteroids Is Hard

This artist’s concept shows the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE spacecraft, in its orbit around Earth. In September of 2013, engineers brought the mission out of hibernation to hunt for more asteroids and comets in a project called NEOWISE.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Newspapers, news channels, radio programs and social media were on fire last month with […]

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