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21. Reporter's notebook: 'Twas the night before Falcon Heavy

(Web Page; Wed May 30 09:48:00 CDT 2018)

We're now less than a day away from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test flight! It's been a long day here at Kennedy Space Center, and rather than try to put together a cohesive narrative, I thought I'd hammer out some quick snippets from my note...

Description: We're now less than a day away from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test flight! Here's a recap of today's news.

22. Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To be bold, be small (part 2)

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

All this week, Doug Ellison will be filing reports from the third European Planetary Science Congress, also known as Europlanet, taking place in Münster, Germany. Doug is the dictator-for-life of the online forum unmannedspacefligh...

Description: Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To be bold, be small (part 2)

23. All about BEAM, the space station's new inflatable module launching Friday

(Web Page; Tue Apr 05 10:47:00 CDT 2016)

This Friday, SpaceX plans to launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Packed inside Dragon's unpressurized trunk is a new station module called BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. BEAM is a technolog...

Description: This Friday, SpaceX plans to launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the ISS. Packed inside Dragon's trunk is a new inflatable station module called BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module.

24. An exoplanet-hunting space telescope turns and takes a photo of Earth

(Web Page; Fri Dec 08 17:34:00 CST 2017)

This article originally appeared on James Davenport's Medium blog and is reposted here with permission. In the early afternoon this Sunday, December 10, I will go out onto my back porch and wave at the sky. Since I live near Seattle it&...

Description: On December 10, Kepler—NASA’s prized exoplanet discovery telescope—will finally turn back and take a picture of the Earth.

25. Planetary Defense in the Moroccan Mountains

(Web Page; Thu Dec 06 17:34:00 CST 2018)

In 2013, astrophysicist Nidhal Guessoum wrote a paper in Nature calling for an Arab astronomy renaissance. He noted the rich history of Islamic astronomy, which had a golden age from the ninth to sixteenth century CE. Great observatories...

Description: A little-known observatory is s helping usher an Arab astronomy renaissance.

26. Deep Impact encounter minus 3 days

(Web Page; Thu Aug 29 17:58:00 CDT 2013)

Jul 1, 2005 | 09:34 PDT | 16:34 UTC: I'm on location for Deep Impact OK, I'm in...I arrived at an unusually empty Jet Propulsion Laboratory this morning in advance of the first Deep Impact encounter press conference. (It's empty because...

Description: OK, I'm in...I arrived at an unusually empty Jet Propulsion Laboratory this morning in advance of the first Deep Impact encounter press conference.

27. OPAG, Day 1: Getting to Europa

(Web Page; Thu Feb 04 19:32:00 CST 2016)

Next up at the Outer Planets Assessment Group meeting was an overview of the plans for future Europa missions. All of this was being done in an environment where, three times, NASA has committed to at least studying a future Europa missi...

Description: Next up at the Outer Planets Assessment Group meeting was an overview of the plans for future Europa missions.

28. Doing a science on Titan

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:31:00 CDT 2013)

Titan is probably one of the most interesting objects in the solar system. So why is Titan so cool? Titan really grabbed the attention of scientists after the Voyager spacecraft flew by it during the early 80s. Although I wasn’t ar...

Description: A tale from the scientific trenches: laboratory work to simulate Titan's rich atmosphere.

29. Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 4: Heaven & Hell

(Web Page; Tue Nov 12 02:45:00 CST 2013)

« Episode 3: TheHarmony of the Worlds Episode 5: Bluesfor a Red Planet » Halley's comet has caused a lot of trouble over the years. Wars, political upheavals, treachery, panic, and fear could all be expected i...

Description: Humans face the consequences of our own knowledge about the cosmos in this latest episode recap and analysis of Carl Sagan's classic series.

30. Dawn Journal: Checkout Complete, Interplanetary Cruise Underway

(Web Page; Mon Aug 04 09:51:00 CDT 2014)

Dear Aficidawnados, Dawn is climbing away from the Sun on a blue-green pillar of xenon ions as it begins a new chapter in its mission. After the remarkably successful initial checkout phase, the project is now in the interplanetary crui...

Description: After the remarkably successful initial checkout phase, Dawn is now in the interplanetary cruise phase.

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