Keith Cowing

  • Posted Screen Captures Of Today's ISEE-3 Listening at Morehead State University to Space College

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  • Posted Looking for Original ISEE-3 Telemetry Tapes to NASA Watch

    Keith's note: We have had multiple folks ask if we have any received data telemetry tapes from ISEE-3 or the others in the series (ISEE-1 or ISEE-2). If anyone has any of these tapes it would be incredibly useful...

  • Posted New Rocky Planet May Have Liquid Water to Astrobiology

    San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane and an international team of researchers have announced the discovery of a new rocky planet that could potentially have liquid water on its surface....

  • Posted Earth-Size Planet Found that Might Hold Liquid Water to SpaceRef

    In a dim and faraway solar system, astronomers have for the first time discovered a rocky, Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water -- a necessary ingredient for life as we know it....

  • Posted Big Kepler News Today: Earth Sized Planet - Possibly With Liquid Water to NASA Watch

    Earth-Size Planet Found that Might Hold Liquid Water, University of Michigan "In a dim and faraway solar system, astronomers have for the first time discovered a rocky, Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water -- a necessary ingredient for life...

  • Posted Hubble Provides A Cross-section of the Universe to SpaceRef

    An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history....

  • Posted NASA Advisory Council Meeting Today to NASA Watch

    NASA Advisory Committee meeting agenda, dial-in/Webex instructions .@milesobrien asks about Education & Public outreach for SLS. NASA guy says it is not important. Miles says "sure it is". #NASA— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) April 17, 2014...

  • Posted Effect of Planetary Illumination on Climate Modelling of Earthlike Exomoons to Astrobiology

    From analytical studies of tidal heating, eclipses and planetary illumination, it is clear that the exomoon habitable zone (EHZ) - the set of moon and host planet orbits that permit liquid water on an Earthlike moon's surface - is a...

  • Posted Grand Canyon Geology Lessons on View to SpaceRef

    The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world....

  • Posted We're Looking for Original ISEE-3 Telemetry Tapes to Space College

    We have had multiple folks ask if we have any received data telemetry tapes from ISEE-3 or the others in the series (ISEE-1 or ISEE-2). If anyone has any of these tapes it would be incredibly useful as we could...

  • Posted First Radar Vision for Copernicus to SpaceRef

    Launched on 3 April, ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe's ambitious Copernicus environmental monitoring programme....

  • Posted Concordia Calling to SpaceRef

    Are you a team player who is unafraid of long isolation? Do you have a medical degree and a healthy love of extremes? ESA is offering the chance of a lifetime to run space experiments in one of the world's...

  • Posted Meteorites Yield Clues to Mars' Early Atmosphere to Astrobiology

    Geologists who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars unlocked secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks....

  • Posted NAC Has 6 New Members for Bolden Not To Listen To to NASA Watch

    NASA Names Six New Members to Advisory Council "The six new members are Wanda Austin, Wayne Hale, Scott Hubbard, Miles O'Brien, Thomas Young, and Kathryn Schmoll. The group has a wide range of expertise in the aerospace field. They are...

  • Posted NASA: ISEE-3 - An Old Friend Comes to Visit Earth to Space College

    Video: Top-down view of the orbit of ISEE-3 (ICE) relative to the inner solar system. We see the orbit alternates with the spacecraft occasionally closer, then further from the Sun than Earth. Image Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio It...

  • Posted ISEE-3: An Old Friend Comes to Visit Earth to SpaceRef

    It launched in 1978. It was the first satellite to study the constant flow of solar wind streaming toward Earth from a stable orbit point between our planet and the sun known as the Lagrangian 1, or L1....

  • Posted New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origin to Astrobiology

    Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and...

  • Posted Fluctuating Orbital Tilt Does Not Preclude Possibility of Life to Astrobiology

    A fluctuating tilt in a planet's orbit does not preclude the possibility of life, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington, Utah's Weber State University and NASA. In fact, sometimes it helps....

  • Posted Meteorite Impact Craters May Have Hosted Early Life on Earth to Astrobiology

    A new study from Western University explores the possibility that Earth's earliest life forms may have been cultivated by a meteorite impact event....

  • Posted ISEE-3 Reboot Project Update to NASA Watch

    Can This 1970s Spacecraft Explore Again?, io9 "Imagine the heartbroken wailing and the cries of denial. Insert the demands to find out just how much it would cost to rebuild the antennas in time, and the blank stares when told...

  • Posted io9 Asks if ISEE-3 Can Be Returned to Service to Space College

    Can This 1970s Spacecraft Explore Again?, io9 "Imagine the heartbroken wailing and the cries of denial. Insert the demands to find out just how much it would cost to rebuild the antennas in time, and the blank stares when told...

  • Posted Motherboard Takes a Look at ISEE-3 Reboot Project to Space College

    Everyone But NASA Wants To Wake Up This Long-Dormant Spacecraft, Motherboard "Where organizations lose their interest--which is to say, funding--the crowd is there to step in. It's true if there isn't money for a Veronica Mars movie, and it's true...

  • Posted GAO Report on NASA Large-Scale Projects to NASA Watch

    NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects, GAO "NASA projects have continued to make progress in maturing technologies prior to the preliminary design review. This year, 63 percent of projects met this standard, up from only 29 percent of projects in...

  • Posted Pad 39A Goes Commercial to NASA Watch

    NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad "NASA Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions began, is beginning a new mission as a commercial launch site....

  • Posted Total Lunar Eclipse to SpaceRef

    The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014....

  • Posted Helium Leak Delays SpaceX Launch to NASA Watch

    Dragon Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed; Station Crew Preps for Spacewalk "Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew, was scrubbed due to a helium...

  • Posted Dragon Launch Scrubbed While Station Crew Prepares for Spacewalk to SpaceRef

    Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew, was scrubbed due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 first stage. The next launch...

  • Posted Great Moonbuggy Race Winners to SpaceRef

    NASA today declared the winners of the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held April 11-12 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Student racers from the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Reno, Nev., claimed...

  • Posted Birth of New Moon for Saturn? to SpaceRef

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn thatmay be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons....

  • Posted ISEE-3 Reboot Project (IRP) to Space College

    Our plan is simple: we intend to contact the ISEE-3 (International Sun-Earth Explorer) spacecraft, command it to fire its engine and enter an orbit near Earth, and then resume its original mission - a mission it began in 1978. ISEE-3...