Day: April 15, 2019

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 8, 2019

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 15, 2019 Astronauts on the International Space Station completed the third spacewalk since March 22 and continued preparations for resupply ships from both SpaceX and Northrop Grumman carrying important science experiments as part of their cargo. International Space Station (ISS). Animation Credit: NASA Here are details on some […]

Skylab and Space Shuttle Astronaut Owen Garriott Dies at 88

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Rest In Peace. April 16, 2019 Former astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, 88, died today, April 15, at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Garriott flew aboard the Skylab space station during the Skylab 3 mission and on the Space Shuttle Columbia for the STS-9/Spacelab-1 mission. He spent a total of 70 days in […]

Sending American Astronauts to Moon in 2024: NASA Accepts Challenge

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NASA logo. April 15, 2019 The president directed NASA to land American astronauts on the Moon by 2024, and the agency is working to accelerate humanity�s return to the lunar surface by all means necessary. �We�ve been given an ambitious and exciting goal. History has proven when we�re given a task by the president, along […]

Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon

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NASA – LADEE Mission patch. April 15, 2019 Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor. The findings will help scientists understand the history of lunar water � a potential resource […]

Moon�s South Pole in NASA�s Landing Sites

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NASA – Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) patch. April 15, 2019 NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years, and the agency has its sights set on a place no humans have ever gone before: the lunar South Pole. Water is a critical resource for long-term […]