Elizabeth Howell

About Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is the senior writer at Universe Today. She also works for Space.com, Space Exploration Network, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and LiveScience, among others. Career highlights include watching three shuttle launches, and going on a two-week simulated Mars expedition in rural Utah. You can follow her on Twitter @howellspace or contact her at her website.

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Rocket Replay: Watch Europe’s Last Space Station Automated Transfer Vehicle Soar

by Elizabeth Howell July 30, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The last of Europe’s five automated transfer vehicles made a flawless launch to orbit yesterday (July 30). So far, all is going well with ATV Georges LemaĆ®tre as it brings a load of cargo to the International Space Station. You can […]

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NASA’s First Space-Tweeting Astronaut And ‘Big Bang Theory’ Guest Flies To A New Position

by Elizabeth Howell July 30, 2014

The first astronaut who tweeted from space is leaving NASA, the agency announced yesterday. Mike Massimino (best known to his 1.29 million followers as @astro_mike) — and also one of several astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope — will now bring his skills to a full-time position with Columbia University in New York. Remove […]

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Astrophoto Heaven: Video Time-Lapse Shows Spectacular Sky Above Desert National Park

by Elizabeth Howell July 29, 2014

Channelling all U2 fans: this stunning timelapse above Joshua Tree National Park is a walking tourism brochure for astrophotographers. The pictures were taken in September and November 2012 (the latter during the Leonid meteor shower) and just put up on Vimeo a few days ago. Can you spot any famous astronomical objects? Read below to […]

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Astronaut Dance: If We Were Going To Space, We’d Do This Too

by Elizabeth Howell July 29, 2014

Anyone want to take bets on what this astronaut was listening to? This is a short silent video of Thomas Pesquet, a European astronaut, doing a dance in the kitchen during NEEMO 18 — the latest NASA underwater mission to test asteroid technologies. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Venus Express Survives Close Encounter With Hellish Atmosphere

by Elizabeth Howell July 29, 2014

It was a daring maneuver, but the plan to put Venus Express lower in the planet’s thick atmosphere has worked. For the past month, the European Space Agency steered the long-running spacecraft to altitudes as low as 81 miles (131 kilometers) for a couple of minutes at a time. Now the spacecraft has been steered […]

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