Happy Birthday, ISS!
November 20th, 2013, is not just a birthday for the International Space Station. The day marks 15 years of the ISS program, which also serves as a halfway point for the projected 30-year program. The International Space Station looks forward to many more years of innovations in future technologies and medical research.
“We are looking at another 15 years of operation potentially out to the end of the 2020s, 2028,” Boeing’s director of ISS Utilization and Exploration, Mike Raftery, explained. “This is going to be a really exciting time moving forward.”
Rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars - This scene shows the "Murray Ridge" portion of the western rim of… t.co/K4DJ9uODGf - @NASA
Stay 'Up All Night' to Watch the Geminids! Join @NASA_Marshall's webchat next Friday at 11pm ET on the meteor shower: t.co/Ru18myWxdl - @NASA
Get ready for a solar system worth of #NASA news @theAGU starting Monday. Here's a peek: t.co/STkRRm1pN9 #agu13 #SanFran - @NASA
Astronaut Rick Mastracchio (astrorm) tweeted this image on Dec. 4 from the #ISS and wrote, “A wider… t.co/0CqXuyp30r - @NASA
You are what you eat - @Astro_Pettit, @AstroMarshburn & @Astro_Mike talk #ISS space food w/ astronaut Cassidy: t.co/je0yTQlDGh - @NASA
Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' blasts off to the moon
Welcome to the lunar club, China. A rocket carrying a moon rover blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, southwestern China at 1:30 a.m. local time Monday (9:30 a.m. Sunday Pacific time).Read More
NASA: Comet ISON now likely just dust
"There's no doubt that the comet shrank in size considerably as it rounded the sun, and there's no doubt that something made it out on the other side to shoot back into space," the agency wrote. "The question remains as to whether the bright spot seen moving away from the sun was simply debris, or whether a small nucleus of the original ball of ice was still there."Read More
Indian Craft Leaves Earth's Orbit on Way to Mars
The spacecraft fired its main engine for more than 20 minutes to reach the correct velocity to leave the Earth's orbit, the Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organization said. "The Earth orbiting phase of the spacecraft ended. The spacecraft is now on a course to encounter Mars after a journey of about 10 months around the sun," the statement said.Read More