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Book Review – Mission: Mars – Get Ready for the Future of Space Exploration

November 9th, 2013

Mission: Mars – Get Ready for the Future of Space Exploration by Pascal Lee; Scholastic Inc., New York; $6.99 (paperback); September 2013. Looking for a link to Mars for that special Christmas present? Here’s a book recommended for ages 9-12, but readers of all ages can find value in this fun and fact-filled publication. The […]

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Lunar Landmark Named for Sally Ride

December 19th, 2012

The Earth’s moon now includes a near North Pole landmark named in honor of Sally K. Ride, American’s first female astronaut. The site was named for Ride on Dec. 17, moments after it became the crash site for NASA’s twin GRAIL mission spacecraft, Ebb and Flow. Ride, who died of cancer in July 2012, was […]

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Asteroid Exploration

Get a View! Newly Discovered Hazardous Asteroid to Zip By Earth

September 12th, 2012

As big as a 14-story building – that’s the size of a newly discovered space rock that is now labeled as a “potentially hazardous asteroid” – which means that it could collide with Earth in the distant future. Asteroid 2012 QG42 was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona on August 26, 2012. This […]

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Virtual Reality Tools Available for Mars Explorers – That Means You!

August 9th, 2012

Now that NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has reached the red planet, you can keep an eye on the mission in 3D. Best yet…without need for special glasses! But you will need to install the Unity web player in order to begin! To enjoy a virtual experience that allows you to follow Curiosity’s movement on Mars, […]

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Spacecraft 3D: Augmented-reality Apps for Apple devices

July 12th, 2012

There’s a great way to study the 3-D nature of NASA spacecraft. Thanks to space specialists at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a new application can bring robotic spacecraft to life. It’s available for free on the iPhone and iPad…and just in time for the early August landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars. […]

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