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Book Review: Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree

by Ken Kremer July 28, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter “Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight” is a thoroughly enjoyable new biography about the first human to set foot on the Moon on NASA’s Apollo 11 mission written with gusto by Emmy winning NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree. Jay […]

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To Help Mars Rovers Phone Home, NASA Asks For Ideas To Close Looming Communications Gap

by Elizabeth Howell July 25, 2014

Remember during the government shutdown when it looked as though a NASA Mars mission would be delayed? Launch preparations continued because delaying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft — which could have pushed its window back by years — would cause “imminent risk to life or property”, administrator Charles Bolden told Universe Today […]

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Apollo 11 Splashdown 45 Years Ago on July 24, 1969 Concludes 1st Moon Landing Mission – Gallery

by Ken Kremer July 24, 2014

The three man crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 45 years ago today on July 24, 1969 – successfully concluding Earth’s first journey to land humans on another world and return them safely to our Home Planet. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on […]

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Insta-Mars: Crew Wraps Up Mock Mission With Pictures Of Their Hawaiian Adventure

by Elizabeth Howell July 21, 2014

It’s the final countdown for a hardy group of people who have been on “Mars” for the past four months. On Friday (July 25), the HI-SEAS crew will make their return after simulating Red Planet exploration in Hawaii. And you can bet there are certain things they are missing about the outside world, or “Earth”. […]

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How Humanity’s Next Moon Explorers Could Live In Lunar ‘Pits’

by Elizabeth Howell July 18, 2014

Just look at that new video from NASA showing the first moon landing site in three dimensions. It’s tempting to touch on the surface nearby the Eagle lander there in the center and do some prospecting. You’ll notice a lot of craters in that video, which is based on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. Across the […]

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