NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn in 9 days. It will bravely make it’s plunge on September 15th.
Team members reflect on what has made the NASA/ESA Cassini mission such an epic journey — the extraordinary spacecraft, tremendous science and historic international collaboration. This video uses a combination of animation and actual imagery returned over the course of the mission.Read More
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Richard Stember is a NASA Solar System Ambassador volunteer who shares his passion for space with the public. Is this something that would interest you? You can apply to be an ambassador, too! For more information about NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors program, visit https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/ssa/home… .Read More
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most…Read More
On July 23, 2017, astronomers detected a small asteroid now designated Asteroid 2017 001, three days after it passed by at 1/3 the moon’s distance from the EarthRead More
SpaceX is targeting launch of Iridium-2 from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch window is at 1:25 p.m. PDT, or 20:25 UTC, on Sunday, June 25. A backup launch opportunity opens at 1:19 p.m. PDT, or 20:19 UTC, on Monday, June 26.Read More
Boeing Tests Starliner’s Seats Boeing As Boeing continues to work toward launches of the CST-100 Starliner in 2018, teams tested the spacecrafts seats in a lab to ensure astronauts will land safely on dry land after the Starliner returns to Earth.Read More
NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Feb 22, 2017 Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. Over 21 days, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each…Read More