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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just as Curiosity revs up its scientific mission on Mars, NASA has selected a new mission to the Red Planet.
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, […]
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. […]