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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘spacecraft’

Mars Flying Saucer Test Postponed By NASA

NASA is preparing to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere in order to test the technology that may be used to land on Mars. However, the test has been postponed many times due to incliment weather conditions. The next chance to launch the flying saucer will be on June 14. According to the agency, the flying saucer test will be …

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Saturn Moon Titan Has Something Earth Needs

Our solar system seems to be shrinking. Planning on moving to Mars? The idea sounded crazy in the past; however, recent strides show that this may become a reality within the near future. Now evidence has surfaced that a moon within our solar system has more in common with Earth than what may have been originally thought. One of Saturn’s …

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NASA: Deep Impact Spacecraft Officially Dead

Earlier this month, NASA revealed that its scientists and engineers were still attempting to contact the Deep Impact spacecraft. Contact with the probe was lost in early August, and researchers now believe Deep Impact suffered a software glitch, causing its computers to constantly reboot. With the spacecraft unable to control its attitude, NASA’s attempts to contact the probe were made …

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Orbital Sciences Sends its First Commercial Cargo Ship to ISS

The AP reported yesterday that the Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully launched a rocket from the eastern shore of Virginia. The occasion was marked, as most occasions are, by a tweet: We have #Cygnus separation! Look out ISS, here we come. #COTSDemo — Orbital Sciences (@OrbitalSciences) September 18, 2013 OSC’s Cygnus capsule is bound for NASA’s International Space Station with 1300 …

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NASA Still Trying to Contact Lost Deep Impact Spacecraft

NASA today provided a brief update about the Deep Impact spacecraft, which the agency has lost contact with. NASA scientists and engineers are still attempting to contact the probe, but have had no success. Just over one month ago, on August 8, NASA lost contact with the Deep Impact spacecraft. The agency now believes that the probe’s software has glitched, …

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Moon Mission Launch: NASA’s LADEE, A Success

Yesterday, NASA launched a new moon probe, which has the technical name of Lunar Atmospheric Environment Explorer (LADEE). It was launched late on Friday night, September 6, and lived up to all of the hype and then more. The probe was launched from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. It is always quite a sight to see …

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Cassini Saturn Photo Great Opportunity For “Cosmic Awareness”

Cassini spacecraft is set to capture a rare photo of Earth today as it sits to one side of Saturn’s rings, and Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini’s imaging team, says the picture is a great opportunity for us to stop for a moment and think about the enormity of what’s happening all around us. “I just thought it would …

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