A new means of propelling spacecraft being developed at the University of Washington could dramatically cut the time needed for astronauts to travel to and from Mars and could make humans a permanent fixture in space.
Posted on Oct 20 2004 @ 01:19 by Tormod Guldvog
On Jan. 14, 2005, the Huygens probe will plow into the orange atmosphere of Saturn's moon, Titan, becoming the first spacecraft to attempt to land on a moon in our solar system since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 touched down on Earth's moon in 1976.
Posted on Oct 15 2004 @ 05:03 by Tormod Guldvog
After a three-year mission to collect samples of the sun, the Genesis spacecraft crashed on its return to Earth. It is not yet known whether the scientific payload can be salvaged.
Posted on Sep 8 2004 @ 01:51 by Tormod Guldvog
The Cassini spacecraft, which began its tour of the Saturn system just over a month ago, has detected lightning and a new radiation belt at Saturn, and a glow around the planet's largest moon, Titan.
Posted on Aug 6 2004 @ 04:14 by Tormod Guldvog
This stunning image from the Cassini spacecraft, currently orbiting Saturn, shows for the first time some of the surface features of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
Posted on Jul 5 2004 @ 05:51 by Tormod Guldvog
The international Cassini-Huygens mission has successfully entered orbit around Saturn.
Posted on Jul 2 2004 @ 01:10 by Tormod Guldvog
After nearly seven years of asking, "Are we there yet?" the Cassini-Huygens mission is poised to enter Saturn's orbit.
Posted on Jun 30 2004 @ 04:50 by Tormod Guldvog
On it's way to the orbit injection around Saturn on June 30th, Cassini flew by Phoebe, a small moon with a puzzling history.
Posted on Jun 13 2004 @ 12:33 by Tormod Guldvog
NASA has decided the potential science value gained by sending Opportunity into a martian impact crater likely outweighs the risk of the intrepid explorer not being able to get back out.
Posted on Jun 6 2004 @ 11:43 by Tormod Guldvog
ESA's comet-chaser Rosetta has successfully performed its first scientific activity - observation of Comet Linear.
Posted on Jun 3 2004 @ 05:03 by Tormod Guldvog