Posts Tagged "Exploration of Space"

Pluto, the images of New Horizons

By mounting the images captured by the space probe to Pluto New Horizons, NASA has produced a new video

The last flight of the shuttle Atlantis

The shuttle Atlantis took off at 14:20 local time (18:20 UTC, the 20:20 in Italy) for mission STS-132 scheduled to last 12 days. The return is scheduled for 26 May. The main objective of the mission will carry a Russian module Rassvet Mini-Research Module. This will be the last trip of the shuttle Atlantis, and [...]

Europe prepares a mission to the moon by 2017-2018

ESA, the European Space Agency is preparing a mission to the moon to be completed by 2017/2018. This was announced on the sidelines of a press conference held in Cape Canaveral, Simona Di Pippo, director of human spaceflight European Space Agency. The mission is being prepared would provide the launch, aboard a Soyuz rocket from the base [...]

NASA: "On the moon there is no water"

There is water on the Moon and in quantity. NASA has come to this conclusion at the end of the experiment of "bombing" lunar made about a month ago. The Centaur rocket hit the surface of the Moon, the crater Cabeus where not get the sunlight, creating a crater and generating debris (which reached a [...]

40 years ago the moon landing

July 20, 1969 at 22:56 hours of the US east coast (the 2:56 and 4:56 UTC on July 21 Italian time) Neil Armstrong touched the surface of the moon down from the ladder of the lunar module LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) After he got out of Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. The third astronaut, Michael Collins, remained at the controls [...]

NASA discovered high-definition movies of the Moon Landing

Almost forty years after landing on the Moon (20 July 1969) NASA has found the original tapes with footage that documented that event. The magnetic tapes were lost almost immediately and since then we have seen that event only with low-quality images, such as those seen in the following video the way [...]

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the first images

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter probe was launched on June 19, which aims to gather information for a future lunar expedition has transmitted its first images of the Moon. The LRO entered lunar orbit on June 23. The two chambers of the LRO, known as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) were activated [...]

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Launched last June 19, at 17:32 local time (22:32 Italian time) from Cape Canaveral with the Atlas Centaur rocket two spacecraft headed for the moon. The first spacecraft, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully entered lunar orbit at 6:27 of June 23 after nearly five days travel. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) [...]

An ocean on a moon of Saturn?

The satellite Enceladus of Saturn (the sixth satellite of Saturn in size) may have a salty ocean beneath the icy crust. It is the hypothesis advanced by some scientists on the British scientific journal Nature, but this hypothesis is not all scientists agree. The probe Cassini mission) of NASA that is [...]

The crash of the probe Kaguya moon

The Japanese probe Kaguya was launched in September 2007 to the Moon and on June 11 he completed his mission, after which it was made crash on the lunar surface. Below the video, released by the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA), which was created based on the data [...]

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