Results tagged “Apollo”

Measuring Earth Moon Distances By Laser

The Earth-Moon-Sun system has traditionally provided the best laboratory for testing the strong equivalence principle.

Nearly half a century ago we sent people on improbable voyages to another world - because we could.

Recent news stories claim that Apollo astronauts reported hearing strange music during their mission. NASA has debunked this claim with a statement issued today.

NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

As part of NASA's Day of Remembrance on the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident, Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Approaching the Moon As Seen By Apollo 12

Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 55/EE - Orbital, Trans-Earth Coast

Some Capsules Float Nose Down

The Skylab 4 Command Module bobs in an apex-down configuration (stable two).

Soaring Over Lunar Mt. Hadley

Apollo mission planners selected an adventurous landing site for Apollo 15 located on a relatively small patch of lava plains, called "mare" on the moon.

Day of Remembrance

Sent by SpaceRef editor Keith Cowing: Arlington Memorials - right now. Remember. #AdAstra #51l #STS107 #Apollo1.

High resolution imagery from the Lunar Orbiter program, forgotten for nearly 50 years, has been retrieved from original data tapes.

A Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation's artist concept depicting mankind's first walk on another celestial body.

Traces of water have been detected within the crystalline structure of mineral samples from the lunar highland upper crust obtained during the Apollo missions, according to a University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues.

CINEMA CubeSat To Be Launched Aug. 2

"Eleven tiny satellites called CubeSats will accompany a spy satellite into Earth orbit on Thursday, Aug. 2, inaugurating a new type of inexpensive, modular nanosatellite designed to piggyback aboard other NASA missions. One of the 11 will be CINEMA (CubeSat for Ions, Neutrals, Electrons, & MAgnetic fields), an 8-pound, shoebox-size package which was built over a period of three years by 45 students from the University of California, Berkeley; Kyung Hee University in Korea; Imperial College London; Inter-American University of Puerto Rico; and University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. "This is a new way of doing space research, funded by the National Science Foundation with launch arranged by NASA," said CINEMA principal investigator Robert Lin, professor emeritus of physics and former director of UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory. "This is our first try, but if everything works, we're going to get a lot of good science out of this." CINEMA will obtain images of the "ring current," an electrical current that encircles the Earth and which, during large magnetic "space storms," can blow out power grids on the ground. By next year, CubeSat will be joined by three identical satellites -- two launched by Korea and another NASA-launched CubeSat -- that together will monitor the 3-dimensional structure of the ring current and warn of dangerous activity." More

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