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Ventura County Students Aviation Career Day | Compete For $850 In Cash Prizes For School

Ventura County Students Aviation Career Day | Compete For $850 In Cash Prizes For School

What:      Ventura County High School Aviation Career Day When:     9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 Where:    Commemorative Air Force Museum Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA Why:       An event for all high school and middle school students in Ventura County to learn about various aviation careers available in this growing industry. […]

NASA and Russia to work on new Lunar Space Station

NASA and Russia to work on new Lunar Space Station

It’s time to move on to the next stage in mankind’s space exploration. Artistic depiction of the station. Credits: NASA. The Cold War will definitely remain one of the darker pages of mankind’s history, but it brought an unexpected upside: the Space Race. The rivalry between the USSR and the United States sent us to […]

NASA’s asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

NASA’s asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

It has to pick up an extra boost. OSIRIS-REx will slingshot around Earth today. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Arizona Today at 12:52 p.m. eastern time, an old friend will drop by to say hello—and get a firm push in the right direction before it heads on its merry way. It can’t stay too […]

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Cassini program manager at JPL, Earl Maize, left, and spacecraft operations team manager for the Cassini mission at Saturn, Julie Webster embrace after the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> […]

See Cassini’s last glimpses of the Saturn system

See Cassini’s last glimpses of the Saturn system

Momentous images from the spacecraft’s grand finale. View between the rings Cassini peeks between Saturn and its rings in July, 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute On September 14, Cassini’s cameras will capture their final pictures. These last few snapshots will make their way back to Earth, the last entries in what Linda Spilker—Cassini’s Project Scientist—referred to […]

Cassini Makes its ‘Goodbye Kiss’ Flyby of Titan

Cassini Makes its ‘Goodbye Kiss’ Flyby of Titan

Cassini made its final, distant flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan on Sept. 11, which set the spacecraft on its final dive toward the planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view › Larger view”/> NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of the planet’s giant moon Titan. […]

NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Activities

NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Activities

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is shown during its Sept. 15, 2017, plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere in this artist’s depiction. Cassini will use its thrusters to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible while sending back unique data about Saturn’s atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> […]

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years

NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years

An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August […]

NASA needs your help during the August eclipse

NASA needs your help during the August eclipse

Don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. Solar Eclipse NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a solar eclipse. NASA On August 21, a shadow will fall across North America—and we can’t wait. Towns along the eclipse path of totality are eagerly making plans to accommodate the thousands of visitors expected to trek out for the celestial […]

A Final Farewell to LISA Pathfinder

A Final Farewell to LISA Pathfinder

An artist’s concept of the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, designed to pave the way for a mission detecting gravitational waves. NASA/JPL developed a thruster system on board. › Larger view › Larger view”/> With the push of a button, final commands for the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission were beamed to space […]

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