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91. LADEE prelaunch facts

(Web Page; Thu Sep 05 19:21:00 CDT 2013)

Are you ready for LADEE to launch tomorrow? Launch is scheduled for September 6, 2013 at 8:27 p.m. PDT (September 7 at 03:27 UTC).Tomorrow morning, I will be on National Public Radio's On Point at about 8:45 a.m. PDT / 15:45 UT, talking ...

Description: I glean all the important facts about NASA's next Moon mission from their prelaunch press kit. Launch is scheduled for September 6, 2013 at 8:27 p.m. PDT (September 7 at 03:27 UTC).

92. Detecting Spacetime Distortions

(Web Page; Tue Mar 25 08:16:00 CDT 2014)

It’s rare that a new discovery can stop an astrophysicist in their tracks and leave them lost for words. We’re used to media hype around results that are not really all that big a deal, and usually, by the time something hits...

Description: Katie Mack explains why the BICEP2 detection of primordial gravitational waves has left astrophysicists at a loss for words.

93. Growth. Peak. Collapse. Planetary exploration from 1959 - 1989

(Web Page; Tue Sep 09 01:50:00 CDT 2014)

In prior posts, I have discussed NASA’s place within the federal budget, and the space science budget within NASA. In this post, I want to look at the role of planetary science at NASA, and what we get for varying levels of investm...

Description: The first three decades of planetary exploration tell a story that sounds all-too-familiar to modern day space advocates. Growth, peak, and then collapse of hard-earned capability. This is the story of planetary science for the first half of its existence.

94. Discovery Next

(Web Page; Sun Mar 01 15:43:00 CST 2015)

The Discovery program is unique in NASA’s planetary program. Within the budget constraints of each selection, the scientific community is free to propose any mission to any destination. In the last selection, the finalists were the...

Description: To paraphrase Forrest Gump, the Discovery program is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. The creativity of the scientific community has given us a wide assortment of missions in the past and is likely to surprise and delight us again.

95. What's up in the Solar System in August 2012

(Web Page; Sat Mar 28 19:33:00 CDT 2015)

Welcome to the monthly roundup of our Solar System's envoy of electronic explorers! All human eyes are focused on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity as it completes its eight-month journey to Mars this Monday. In a span of ten minute...

Description: Welcome to the monthly roundup of our solar system's envoy of electronic explorers! All eyes are on Curiosity as it approaches Mars this weekend. Who will lend support at the Red Planet?

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