VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the third stage of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with several solid rocket motors attached sits on NASA’s Space Launch Complex-2. The Delta II will carry NASA’s National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite into space. NPP [...]
Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 astronauts helped test the Lunar Roving Vehicle deployment system at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the NASA center responsible for designing and testing the rover. Image credit: NASA _____________________________________________ These official NASA photographs are being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by [...]
The moons of Jupiter and Saturn: Astronomers are learning more and more about the moons of our solar system. Ultra long-distance probes are opening up new opportunities, allowing scientists to study them on the same level as the moons’ mother planets. In this edition of “Space”, the astral satellites that make up the systems of [...]
Russia is set to take space travel to a new level by building nuclear powered spacecraft. The new propulsion system could make it possible to go to Mars and beyond, as well as protect the Earth from asteroids.
The Menindee Lakes, New South Wales, Australia are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 30 crew member on the International Space Station. The Menindee Lakes comprise a system of ephemeral, freshwater lakes fed by the Darling River when it floods. The lakes lie in the far west of New South Wales, Australia, near [...]
An artist’s concept shows the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle and future destinations for human exploration beyond Earth orbit: the moon, an asteroid and Mars. NASA has selected the design of a new Space Launch System that will take the agency’s astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and provide [...]