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April 22, 2014
MOON DAILY
John C. Houbolt, Unsung Hero of the Apollo Program, Dies at Age 95
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 22, 2014
"In the space race of the 1950s and '60s, the leading voices were rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and ... another guy. Household names included Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard and ... oh, you know, the fellow who pushed the idea of a separate crew capsule and lunar lander. America wouldn't have won the race, the Eagle wouldn't have landed in 1969 and the Apollo 13 crew would never have survived if it weren't for an engineer from [the] NASA Langley Research Center. John C. Houbolt." So reads a feat ... read more
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MOON DAILY

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the m ... more
SATURN DAILY

Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon
Writing in the journal Icarus this week, Professor Carl Murray from Queen Mary's Astronomy Unit reports that recently discovered disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's outer bright A ring result ... more
MOON DAILY

Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon
Russia plans to organize a permanent base on the moon rather than leave it after several successful missions, the Russian deputy defense minister in charge of defense and space industries said. "The ... more
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SATURN DAILY

Join in the Cassini Name Game
As NASA's Cassini mission approaches its 10th anniversary at Saturn, its team members back here on Earth are already looking ahead to an upcoming phase. Starting in late 2016, the Cassini spac ... more


ECLIPSES

NASA's LRO Mission and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse
When people in North America look up at the sky in the early morning hours of April 15, they can expect the moon to look a little different. A total lunar eclipse is expected at this time, a phenome ... more
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Russian Federal Space Agency is elaborating Moon exploration program
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has created a team of specialists, which will elaborate the Moon program. The scientists plan to launch three spacecraft - two landing and one orbital - ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

New Catalog Brings NASA Software Down to Earth
From the rudimentary but effective Apollo Guidance and Navigation System that landed the first humans on the lunar landscape to the code used to manage robotic missions to explore other planets, sof ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

EXO WORLDS

The Importance of Planetary Plumes
The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for finding black holes. It can pick out thousands of galaxies in a patch of sky the size of a thumbprint. The most powerful space telescope ever built, the Hubb ... more
MARSDAILY

What's so hard about counting craters?
Providing a rare glimpse of the trade secrets of planetary scientists, the journal Icarus published a study this month that compared lunar crater counts by eight professionals with crowdsourced coun ... more
MOON DAILY

Science, Discovery Channels to broadcast private race to the moon
Just a week after Google announced its Lunar X competition, teams of engineers and scientists are racing to build a robotic spacecraft that can successfully land on the moon. A prize of $30 million awaits the first to accomplish the feat - and so does television stardom. ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
MOON DAILY

Take the Plunge: LADEE Impact Challenge
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude over the moon. LADEE will continue to make important science observations before i ... more
SATURN DAILY

Gravity measurements confirm subsurface ocean on Enceladus
In 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent pictures back to Earth depicting an icy Saturnian moon spewing water vapor and ice from fractures, known as "tiger stripes," in its frozen surface. It w ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

MOON DAILY

Land a Lunar Laser Reflector Now!
As we consider the next spacecraft to land on the Moon, let's not overlook an increasing problem in scientific research. The laser reflectors already on the Moon are getting old, and need to be repl ... more
MOON DAILY

New research finds 'geologic clock' that helps determine moon's age
An international team of planetary scientists determined that the Moon formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system, according to a paper to be published April 3 in Nature. Th ... more
SATURN DAILY

Cassini reports sub-surface ocean on Enceladus
Enceladus-one of Saturn's smaller satellites-has joined the ranks of Titan and Europa as a moon that appears to have liquid water splashing around inside of it, researchers say. New gravity data fro ... more
SATURN DAILY
Meteorites Yield Clues to Red Planet's Early Atmosphere

Opportunity Rover Driving Up To Crater Rim

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte


SATURN DAILY
Saturn's rings reveal how to make a moon

Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon


SATURN DAILY
Dwarf planet 'Biden' identified in an unlikely region of our solar system

Planet X myth debunked

WISE Finds Thousands Of New Stars But No Planet X


SATURN DAILY
John C. Houbolt, Unsung Hero of the Apollo Program, Dies at Age 95

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Russia plans to get a foothold in the Moon

MOON DAILY

Scientists date Moon at 4.470 billion years
The Moon was formed about 95 million years after the birth of our Solar System, in a collision that also settled the structure of Earth as we know it, according to the latest attempt at dating that impact. ... more
MOON DAILY

Misleading mineral may have resulted in overestimate of water in moon
The amount of water present in the moon may have been overestimated by scientists studying the mineral apatite, says a team of researchers led by Jeremy Boyce of the UCLA Department of Earth, Planet ... more
ECLIPSES

A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses
For people in the United States, an extraordinary series of lunar eclipses is about to begin. The action starts on April 15th when the full Moon passes through the amber shadow of Earth, producing a ... more
MOON DAILY

Unique camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction
The only camera to return from NASA's moon missions in 1969-1972 was sold at an auction in Vienna Saturday for 550,000 euros ($760,000), far outdoing its estimated price. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

MOON DAILY

A Wet Moon

MOON DAILY

ASU camera creates stunning mosaic of moon's polar region

MOON DAILY

Expeditions to the Moon: beware of meteorites

MOON DAILY

China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover rouses from latest slumber

MOON DAILY

NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

MOON DAILY

Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

MOON DAILY

Spacesuits And Moon Notes Among The Stars At Bonhams NYC Auction

ROCKET SCIENCE

MIT team proposes storing extra rocket fuel in space for future missions

ROBO SPACE

Robotic Exploration of Moon, Mars a Priority

MOON DAILY

Russia to launch three lunar rovers from 2016 to 2019

China has no plans for lunar base project

Feature: The "masters" behind China's lunar rover Jade Rabbit

Preparation for Chang'e-5 launch on schedule

China capable of exploring Mars

Control circuit malfunction troubles China's Yutu

China's Lunar Lander Still Operational

China Focus: Uneasy rest begins for China's troubled Yutu rover

Is Yutu Stuck?

Japan's Pocari Sweat bound for the moon: maker

NASA takes major step in hunt for asteroids

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