Space news around the web
(CNN) Thousands of samples from the Genesis space capsule have arrived at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where the project's curator must assemble a giant jigsaw puzzle that could hold clues to the origins of the solar system.
Submitted on Oct 10, 2004 by Tormod
(CNN.com) When SpaceShipOne screams skyward this month on a mission to win an international human spaceflight competition, its rocket motor will be more powerful than ever, according to its designers.
Submitted on Sep 14, 2004 by Tormod
(BBC NEWS) Private spacecraft was successfully launched and reached an altitude of 100 kms.
Submitted on Jun 21, 2004 by Uncle Martin
(The Guardian) We've come a long way since Sputnik. At any given moment there are dozens of satellites orbiting the Earth, relaying telecommunications, monitoring climate change, mapping the planet and spying for the military. The data stream is almost as endless as its potential uses.
Submitted on Apr 22, 2004 by tormod
(BBC) Methane has been found in the Martian atmosphere which scientists say could be a sign of present-day life on Mars.
Submitted on Mar 29, 2004 by tormod
(CNN) Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin told a presidential commission Thursday that the challenge facing NASA today is unlike any other of its past human spaceflight missions.
Submitted on Mar 26, 2004 by tormod
(New Scientist) A small asteroid will be closest by Earth () 40000 KM away) today evening. It was discovered just before 6 days.
Submitted on Mar 24, 2004 by alps
(Space.com) A salty sea once washed over the plains of Mars at the Opportunity rover's landing site, creating a life-friendly environment more earthlike than any known on another world, NASA scientists announced Tuesday.
Submitted on Mar 23, 2004 by tormod
(USA Today) They risked their lives for the Hubble Space Telescope and did so gladly. Now, many of the astronauts who worked on Hubble hundreds of miles above Earth are dismayed, bewildered or both by NASA's decision to pull the plug on the mighty observatory.
Submitted on Mar 22, 2004 by tormod
(BBC) Researchers are testing technology that could allow a lander to melt through the ice crust of Jupiter's moon Europa to reach the water ocean beneath.
Submitted on Mar 16, 2004 by tormod