Constellation

NASA Next Gen Spacecraft Unveiled

NASA Next Gen Spacecraft Unveiled

On October 11, 2010 President Barack Obama canceled NASA’s Constellation Program. The program aim was to develop the means to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and later to the Moon, and Mars. Five months after it was canceled. ...

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How Supergiant Stars Lose Mass

How Supergiant Stars Lose Mass

Two teams of astronomers, one from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, and one from the Paris Observatory, France, have recently used the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope to study Betelgeuse, the second brightest star ...

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Herschel Delivers Its First Images

Herschel Delivers Its First Images

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the Herschel Telescope about a month ago; recently, it started delivering its first images. The pictures taken are of higher quality than most space images, allowing astronomers to improve their study of nearby ...

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Ares I Passes Preliminary Design Review

Ares I Passes Preliminary Design Review

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently held a successful preliminary design review for the Ares I rocket – NASA’s crew launch rocket scheduled to replace the aging space shuttle sometime in the next decade. Over 1,100 specialists reviewed ...

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