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Friday: September 4, 2009

NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.

The newly-released pictures form part of over 1,500 telescopic images recorded by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera between April and early August.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | mars | detailed | photos | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.

You can order 'Plutophile' bumper stickers to proclaim your firm support for Pluto, print out a Pluto Fan Club card -- which allows you to declare, 'In my heart, Pluto will always be a planet' - or sign an online petition.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:18 PM | Tags (6) | iau | nasa | planet | pluto | plutophiles | space |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Treadmill named after Stephen Colbert to be launched into space this Monday.Treadmill named after Stephen Colbert to be launched into space this Monday.

Post also contains the priceless video of Colbert getting the news about said treadmill being named after him.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:20 PM | Tags (4) | nasa | space | stephencolbert | treadmill |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.

But a National Research Council (NRC) report out Friday calls for the return of the institute, 'formed for the explicit purpose of being an independent source of revolutionary aeronautical and space concepts,' according to its charter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | advanced | elevator | exploration | nasa | shuttle | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.

I feel safer already. I read all of my catastrophic-Earth-destroying news from blogs anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:23 PM | Tags (6) | asteroid | blog | collision | detection | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Top ten surprises on the NASA moon landing tapes.Top ten surprises on the NASA moon landing tapes.

9) Buzz Aldrin won $20 bet by eating a pound of moon dust.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:29 AM | Tags (7) | landing | letterman | lunar | nasa | space | tapes | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

1969 moonwalk video refurbished, will be released to public in September.1969 moonwalk video refurbished, will be released to public in September.

[the footage] was in a batch of 200,000 tapes that were degaussed -- magnetically erased -- and reused to save money. So NASA took television video copies of what Apollo 11 beamed to Earth 40 years ago to a Hollywood film-restoration company, which made the pictures look sharper.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:27 AM | Tags (6) | 1969 | footage | moonwalk | nasa | refurbished | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Ten ways to get involved with NASA.Ten ways to get involved with NASA.

A wide variety of different things for different ages for those interested.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:37 PM | Tags (4) | nasa | neat | space | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


You just might be surfing the interplanetary internet by 2011.You just might be surfing the interplanetary internet by 2011.

...development DTN has advanced quickly over the past year, and NASA missions are planning to adopt the network by 2011. In November 2008 NASA test-drove the network by sending space images to and from the EPOXI spacecraft, some 20 million miles (32 million kilometers) from Earth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:40 PM | Tags (7) | internet | interplanetary | galactic | nasa | network | space | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

NASA gearing up to intentionally crash probe into the moon.NASA gearing up to intentionally crash probe into the moon.

LCROSS is not the first mission to crash into the moon. Last week, Japan's Kaguya lunar orbiter was intentionally commanded to slam into the lunar surface at the end of a successful observation mission.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:55 AM | Tags (4) | space | nasa | moon | crash |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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