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61. Goodbye, Delta II rocket

(Web Page; Tue Sep 11 10:37:00 CDT 2018)

This Saturday, the last-ever Delta II rocket will blast off from Vandenberg Air Force in California carrying NASA’s ICESat-2 spacecraft to orbit. ICESat-2 follows up on a previous mission of the same name and carries a laser altime...

Description: This Saturday, the final Delta II rocket will launch NASA's ICESat-2 spacecraft into orbit.

62. One-Click Image Keyword Search Reusable (Full list, footer)

(Web Page; Sun Nov 18 11:17:00 CST 2012)

INNER PLANETS &MISSIONS the Sun Mercury Venus Earth the Moon Mars Phobos Deimos asteroids asteroid 1 Ceres asteroid 2 Pallas asteroid 21 Lutetia asteroid 243 Ida and Dactyl asteroid 25143 Itokawa asteroid 253 Mathi...

63. Advocacy Update: The Society Traveled to Washington

(Web Page; Fri Jan 25 14:16:00 CST 2013)

Staff and representatives of the Planetary Society continued to petition Congress for restored funding to NASA's Planetary Science Division in January by traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional staffers, legislators, NAS...

Description: The Planetary Society makes another visit to Capitol Hill to advocate for Planetary Science funding at NASA.

64. Exciting Times Ahead: 2010 Will Sizzle, and 2011 Will Really Cook!

(Web Page; Mon Mar 25 18:05:00 CDT 2013)

It's great to help Emily out with guest blogging this week. I'm planning to write almost every day. Today, I'm kicking the week off with a look at the unusually intense confluence of far flung planetary exploration that's just around the...

Description: Today, I'm kicking the week off with a look at the unusually intense confluence of far flung planetary exploration that's just around the corner, starting the middle of next year.

65. Sean Solomon

(Web Page; Mon Dec 08 16:17:00 CST 2014)

Sean Solomon is the director of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, the largest of the Earth Institute’s research centers. Prior to arriving at Columbia, in July 2012, Solomon served for 19 years as Director of the Carnegie Institu...

Description: Sean Solomon, Principal Investigator for MESSENGER, Columbia University

66. SpaceX's Grasshopper makes leap toward reusability

(Web Page; Mon May 28 13:43:00 CDT 2018)

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket passed its most ambitious test yet with flying colors last week, rising 12 stories into a cloudless Texas sky before hovering and settling gently back down onto its launch pad. It was the third flight of the p...

Description: SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket passed its most ambitious test flight yet, rising 12 stories before hovering and settling gently back down onto its landing pad.

67. Maybe, possibly, a nuclear-powered Discovery mission?

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:02:00 CDT 2012)

One of the people who emailed me over the last few weeks to remind me to post about the selection of GRAIL was one Alan Stern, whose title is Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters (meaning he's ...

Description: Maybe, possibly, a nuclear-powered Discovery mission?

68. What's up in the solar system in October 2011

(Web Page; Sun Feb 09 17:59:00 CST 2014)

Without a doubt the most exciting events in space in October are Cassini's two, count them, two extremely close flybys of Enceladus, spaced only eighteen days apart, on October 1 and 19 (and followed by a third one on November 6). Just t...

Description: Without a doubt the most exciting events in space in October are Cassini's two, count them, two extremely close flybys of Enceladus, spaced only eighteen days apart, on October 1 and 19 (and followed by a third one on November 6).

69. What's up in the solar system in July 2011

(Web Page; Tue Oct 29 17:02:00 CDT 2013)

Time again for my monthly look at what's going on with the robots exploring the solar system! It'll be a month full of routine activities for our intrepid explorers performing ongoing science at Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, and Saturn...

Description: Time again for my monthly look at what's going on with the robots exploring the solar system! It'll be a month full of routine activities for our intrepid explorers performing ongoing science at Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, and Saturn.

70. What's up in the solar system in November 2011

(Web Page; Wed Feb 19 19:00:00 CST 2014)

For a few weeks over November and December, a rare launch window to Mars opens, and then slams shut agin. Mars launch windows only happen once each 26 months, so if you miss the window, you have to wait more than two years for the next o...

Description: For a few weeks over November and December, a rare launch window to Mars opens, and then slams shut agin. Mars launch windows only happen once each 26 months, so if you miss the window, you have to wait more than two years for the next one.

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