Space and NASA

If the ‘bots are taking over space, or exploring a distant planet – put it in this category, please.

Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten years ago this month, NASA Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars for 90 day missions. Much to the surprise of everyone, Spirit’s mission lasted nearly seven years, and Opportunity is still operational and making scientific discoveries to this day!

Love Space Exploration? Watch this Documentary!

PBS Nova has an awesome documentary about NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. I embeded it here but it is also available on Netflix and the PBS website. Click below for Chapters 1-4

Military’s Secret X-37B Robotic Space Shuttle Returns to Earth

Military’s Secret X-37B Robotic Space Shuttle Returns to Earth

Originally a NASA project, the X-37B became the military’s secret unmanned space shuttle in 2004. When the X-37B launched last April, no one knew what was really going on. Foreign media saw the launch as a signal of space militarization. Officials say the spacecraft is undergoing testing.

NASA’s Ares 1-X Rocket Test Launch – Video

Watch this awesome video of NASA’s Ares 1-X rocket doing a test launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on October 28th, 2009.

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Having been embedded in a rut of floury sand for several weeks now, NASA’s Mars Rover has successfully used its microscopic imager to shoot a collage of her underbelly.

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

NASA is currently planning on imaging the underbody of the immobile rover to see just how badly Spirit is trapped in the sand.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will Map the Moon’s Surface for Manned Missions

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, will collect data about the moon in support of future manned missions.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Stuck Spirit Mars Rover receives good news about her middle wheel. Diagnostics indicate it may not be jammed after all. Opportunity snaps a picture of herself.

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Earlier this month, Spirit, one of NASA’s Mars rovers, became stuck in deep sand. NASA engineers are working to find the best method of freeing the aging rover.

NASA Astronauts Start Repairs on Hubble Space Telescope

NASA Astronauts Start Repairs on Hubble Space Telescope

Crew from Atlantis carefully docked to the Hubble Space Telescope via the space shuttle’s robotic arm on Wednesday. A series of spacewalks are planned to repair and renew the aging telescope.