NASA image of Mars shows shape of a bear's face - The Washington Post

The formation, originally captured by NASA last month, immediately won fans on social media. It looked like the shape of a bear’s face, hundreds of millions of miles away. The discovery was published just one day before a 19-foot asteroid would pass by the Earth on Jan. 26.
#NASA #Mars #News #Science #Physics


5 days ago

NASA shares breathtaking image of Saturn and its rings, internet calls it ‘majestic planet’

The next equinox on Saturn is predicted to occur on may 6, 2025. The rings of the planet form the shape of the letter c when the majority of the rings are lighted.
#NASA #Saturn #News #Technology #Internet


2 weeks ago

Unearthly! 5 WEIRD things that happen in outer space

The more we get to know about space, the more it turns out to be weird. There are 5 unearthly things that happen almost exclusively in outer space.
#NASA #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 weeks ago

Pure GOLD! Where Earth's atmosphere meets space, NASA-funded gadget reveals big secrets

A NASA funded instrument has revealed some long-held secrets about the ionosphere. The ionosphere stretches roughly 50 to 400 miles above Earth's surface. This is the dynamic region where the atmosphere meets space. It is home to astronauts on the space station and to many satellites.
#TechNews #NASA #Earth #News #Technology #Gadgets


3 weeks ago

Old NASA satellite falls harmlessly from sky off Alaska

After almost 40 years circling Earth, a retired NASA science satellite plunged harmlessly through the atmosphere off the coast of Alaska. The satellite — placed in orbit in 1984 by astronaut Sally Ride — reentered late Sunday night over the Bering Sea.
#SallyRide #NASA #Alaska #News #Technology #Mobile


3 weeks ago

NASA Is Pumped About 2023: Here's Why - CNET

A pumped-up video gives a preview of all the space action to come in 2023. The video features commentary from NASA administrator bill Nelson.
#billNelson #NASA #News #Entertainment #Art


1 months ago

5 Big Moon missions that are set to take off in 2023; NASA to ISRO, space race is on!

The moon race between the u.s. And Russia ended decades ago. From observing the farthest galaxy from Earth (GN-z11) to shifting the orbit of an asteroid, scientists reached many new milestones in 2023.
#NASA #BigMoon #Russia #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

The year of the James Webb Space Telescope: 5 stunning images captured in 2022 - silive.com

The $10 billion telescope, named after the NASA administrator who served during the 1960s, revealed more awe-inspiring glimpses of outer space in stunning detail. The telescope’s first steps in 2022 have fundamentally transformed the expectations of astronomy and garnered new excitement for its unbounded potential.
#NASA #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

NASA's IXPE telescope sees aftermath of powerful explosion in deep space

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) recently observed the aftermath of a powerful cosmic explosion called a gamma-ray burst, dubbed GRB 221009A. It was at least 10 times brighter than the previous record-holder, GRB 130427A. The signal, originating from the direction of the constellation Sagitta, had travelled 1.9 billion light years to reach Earth.
#ImagingXrayPolarimetryExplorer #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

NASA captures a "snapshot in time" showing how a star is born among the Cosmic Cliffs - CBS News

The cosmic Cliffs is an area of space located at the edge of a gigantic, gaseous cavity within the NGC 3324 star cluster. Scientists found 24 previously unknown outflows from baby stars, revealing a gallery of objects that extend light-years from the forming stars.
#NASA #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

InSight, NASA's Mars lander, shutting down four years after touchdown

InSight was launched in 2018 and was the first spacecraft to document a marsquake. Its power levels have dwindled for months due to dust coating on its solar panels. The robot's last communication was nearly a week ago.
#NASA #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

Follow Along With NASA's First Deep Space Biology Experiment

NASA unveils new visualization tool to track the progress of BioSentinel, a first-of-its-kind experiment from NASA. The experiment is carrying living organisms over 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) into deep space to test the long-term effects of cosmic radiation on living things. The results of this experiment will help shed light on how humans and other organisms might respond to space travel.
#NASA #FirstDeepSpaceBiologyExperiment #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

Meteor shower: Geminids Meteor Shower 2022: Internet lights up with Night Sky Glitters, see video - The Economic Times

The Geminids meteor shower is one of the best and most constant annual meteor showers. It is made up of fragments of rock comets that pass close to Earth once a year. According to NASA, these meteors move at 78,000 mph and are 1000 times faster than a cheetah. They are expected to be active from November 19 to December 24, 2022.
#TheEconomicTimes #Geminids #Earth #News #Technology #Internet


1 months ago

Micrometeoroid strike could be cause of Russian spacecraft leak

Coolant coolant leak could have been caused by tiny meteoroid strike, Russian space official says. NASA and Russian space agency say no astronauts were endangered by the leak. The coolant spewed from a radiator cooling loop on the exterior of Russia’s Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft. The leak forced mission control officers in Moscow to call off a planned spacewalk.
#TechnologyNews #Russian #Russia #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

NASA starts work on Orion capsule recycling • The Register

NASA's Orion capsule has arrived at a US naval base in San Diego, California, and will be dragged ashore for inspection. The capsule just returned from a relatively short trip in space as part of the Artemis I mission. It traveled 1.4 million miles (2.25 million km) around the Moon and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.
#NASA #Orion #ArtemisI #SanDiego #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

NASA to run first global water survey from space

Mission will conduct a comprehensive survey that aims to shed new light on mechanics and consequences of climate change. Surface Water and Ocean Topograph (SWOT) is designed to give scientists an unprecedented view of the life-giving fluid covering 70 percent of the planet. Data will enhance ocean-circulation models, bolster weather and climate forecasts, and aid in managing scarce freshwater supplies.
#NASA #OceanTopograph #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

NASA to conduct first global water survey from space

A NASA-led international satellite mission was set for blastoff from Southern California early on Thursday on a major Earth science project. The satellite will conduct a comprehensive survey of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers for the first time. The advanced radar satellite is designed to give scientists an unprecedented view of the life-giving fluid covering 70% of the planet.
#NASA #NASA #SouthernCalifornia #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

NASA Gears Up for International SWOT Mission Launch, Know All About Water Survey Expedition And Where to Watch Live Streaming

The SWOT mission is an Earth-orbiting mission that will map the planet’s surface water resources better than ever before. The mission will help to measure the effects of climate change on the planet's water, such as the processes by which small, swirling ocean currents absorb excess heat, moisture, and gases like carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The satellite will collect data on the height of the Earth's salt and fresh water.
#NASA #KnowAllAboutWaterSurvey #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Photos: A look at Orion, NASA’s new moon mission and the first since Apollo 17

On December 11, NASA's Orion capsule made a blisteringly return from the moon, parachuting into the Pacific off Mexico. The incoming capsule hit the atmosphere at Mach 32, or 32 times the speed of sound, and endured reentry temperatures of 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,760 degrees Celsius) At its farthest, the capsule was more than 268,000 miles (430,000 kilometers) from earth.
#NASA #Orion #Apollo17 #Pacific #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, December 12

The Federal Reserve is expected to boost its benchmark rate by another half of a percentage point this week. Microsoft is taking a 4% stake in the London Stock Exchange Group as part of a new, 10-year partnership. NASA hopes to put astronauts back on the moon in 2025, which would be more than 50 years after Americans last walked there.
#FederalReserve #Americans #News #Business #Markets


1 months ago

NASA Orion Spacecraft returns to Earth; completes Artemis I flight test mission

NASA's Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, at 9:40 a.m. PST Sunday after a record-breaking mission, traveling more than 1.4 million miles on a path around the Moon and returning safely to Earth. During the flight test, Orion stayed in space longer than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has done without docking to a space station.
#TechNews #ArtemisI #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

Mysterious Gamma-ray burst baffles scientists, causes NASA rethink on how black holes are formed

A recent NASA study could change the understanding of gamma-ray bursts and black hole formation. The GRB 211211A was the first to be traced to a neutron star merger origin. The high-energy burst lasted about a minute, and its follow-up observations led to the identification of a kilonova.
#NASA #News #Science #Physics


1 months ago

Orion splashdown in a few hours: Significance of NASA’s Artemis 1 mission

NASA’s Orion capsule is scheduled to splash down back to Earth on Sunday, December 11, at 12.39 PM EST (11.09 PM IST) It is expected to land near Guadalupe Island, off Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It is the first in a series of missions planned to not only take humans back to the Moon, but also explore the possibilities of extended stay there. As it hurtles towards Earth, its forward-facing surface will generate temperatures likely to reach 3,000C.
#NASA #Orion #Artemis1 #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

NASA's Orion capsule to splashdown in Pacific Ocean after historic Moon mission

Nasa will live stream Orion’s splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday. The spacecraft, which was launched on November 16, is set to end its three-week journey around the Moon. The final moments of Artemis-1 are extremely crucial as the future missions of the program will depend on its success. NASA will livestream the splashdown of Orion spacecraft on its app, NASA TV, and through its YouTube channel.
#Nasa #Artemis1 #Orion #PacificOcean #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

NASA Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft to splash down on Earth TODAY: Know how to watch live

NASA Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft to splash down on Earth TODAY: Know how to watch live. The spacecraft will splash down in the Pacific Ocean near Guadalupe Island at 12:39 EST (11.09 PM IST) on Dec. 11. NASA teams aim to launch the Orion spacecraft on December 10, 2022.
#NASA #Artemis1Orion #Orion #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


1 months ago

Watch SpaceX launch 40 OneWeb internet satellites Thursday

SpaceX will launch a big batch of internet satellites for the communications company OneWeb on Thursday (Dec. 8) A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 40 OneWeb satellites is scheduled to lift off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:27 p.m. EST (2227 GMT) It will be the fourth launch and landing for this particular booster.
#SpaceX #Falcon9 #KennedySpaceCenter #News #Technology #Internet


2 months ago

NASA’s Orion capsule makes its closest approach to moon

NASA's Orion capsule passes 79 miles above the lunar surface. It is the closest approach to the moon for a spacecraft built to carry humans since Apollo 17 flew 50 years ago. The uncrewed Orion capsule reached its farthest point in space last week. It flew farther than any previous “crew-class” spacecraft on the 13th day of its mission.
#NASA #Orion #Apollo17 #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA's Lucy asteroid-scouting mission resumes work on solar arrays

NASA's Lucy spacecraft has resumed high-data-rate communication with Earth and is operating well in space. Lucy conducted the first of three planned Earth flybys on Oct. 16 exactly a year after its launch. One of the spacecraft's solar arrays did not fully unfold and latch in the days following launch.
#NASA #Lucy #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission faces power conditioning issue ahead of lunar fly-by

NASA’s Orion spacecraft performed its second required trajectory correction burn at 10.13 PM IST on Sunday, December 4. The spacecraft encountered an issue with its power conditioning distribution unit (PCDU) shortly after connecting with the Deep Space Network’�s Canberra ground station at 12.11 AM IST on Monday.
#NASA #Artemis1 #Canberra #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Watch NASA's Artemis 1 Launch Abort System rip into space

New video shows Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System (LAS) tower ripping away from the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and spacecraft stack. LAS is NASA's version of 'The Force' needed to pull astronauts from the SLS rocket swiftly and safely in case of emergency. The LAS tower tears away into space to reduce the mass of the Orion capsule before its trip to the moon.
#NASA #Artemis1LaunchAbortSystem #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Astronauts will give the space station a power boost during Saturday spacewalk

The International Space Station will receive a power boost during a spacewalk on Saturday. NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio will install a solar array outside the space station. The plan is to add a total of six iROSAs, which will likely boost the station’s power generation by more than 30% once all are operational.
#JoshCassada #NASA #InternationalSpaceStation #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA Says SLS Moon Rocket Exceeded Expectations

NASA has conducted a preliminary review of the inaugural Space Launch System launch. The space agency released a stunning supercut of the launch, which includes dramatic POVs from the rocket as it soared into the dark Florida skies. The 5.75-million-pound rocket took off from Launch Pad 39B at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 1:47 a.m. ET on November 16.
#NASA #SpaceLaunchSystem #Florida #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission leaves distant retrograde orbit for return to Earth

Artemis 1 mission’s Orion spacecraft fired its main engine for about one minute and 45 seconds to depart a distant retrograde orbit of the Moon on December 2. The spacecraft will fly about 127 kilometres above the surface of the moon on Monday, December 5. Orion broke the record for the farthest distance from Earth travelled by a human-rated spacecraft when it went 258,655 miles away.
#NASA #Artemis1 #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Astronauts Test NASA’s Pressurized Lunar Rover for Artemis Mission

The new rover design must last 10 years and be self-sustaining for astronauts. The design requires that astronauts can live and work comfortably inside the rover for and extended period of time. The pressurized rover will function as a mini base for the astronauts to live in while away from the permanent lunar base camp that NASA is planning to build.
#NASA #ArtemisMission #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

2022 Space Telescope Advent Calendar - The Atlantic

The 15th annual Space Telescope Advent Calendar features images from NASA’s Hubble telescope and its brand-new James Webb Space Telescope. Every day until Sunday, December 25, this page will present a new, incredible image of our universe from one of these two telescopes. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for daily updates.
#NASA #SpaceTelescopeAdventCalendar #TheAtlantic #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Europa Clipper instrument delays worry scientists eyeing 2024 launch

NASA's Europa Clipper mission to explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa is facing tight schedules getting instruments installed and ready for the planned 2024 launch. Scientists believe that, under its icy crust, the moon hides a global ocean. The mission is meant to launch in 2024, arrive at Jupiter in 2030, and fly past Europa dozens of times.
#NASA #EuropaClipper #Jupiter #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Watch NASA's Orion Spacecraft Attempt to Break Free From Lunar Orbit

The uncrewed Orion spacecraft will attempt to depart distant retrograde orbit (DRO) Thursday afternoon. The spacecraft will move to a trajectory that will take it to within 80 miles (128 kilometers) of the lunar surface. Orion will reach Earth on December 11 and perform a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. ET.
#NASA #Luna #Orbit #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA adds more objectives to Artemis 1 as Orion continues its exceptional performance

NASA has added seven more objectives to the Artemis 1 mission as Orion spacecraft continues to exceed expectations in deep space. The spacecraft is on the 15th day of its mission after it launched atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on November 16 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Orion has also been oriented into a tail-to-sun attitude to understand the range of Orion’s thermal performance.
#NASA #Artemis1 #Florida #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Artemis 1 moon rocket aced its debut launch, NASA says

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket hit all of its marks during its first-ever liftoff two weeks ago, agency officials said. The SLS appeared to perform exactly as planned, and further analyses support those initial impressions. The rocket's systems performed as designed and as expected in every case, the agency said.
#NASA #SLS #Artemis1 #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA Sets New Space Flight Record with Artemis 1 Orion Capsule

NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion Capsule has set a new space flight record for spacecraft designed to carry humans by traveling 4,01,798 kilometers from Earth. The record was previously held by Apollo 13 which logged the record on 14th April 1970 by traveling 400,171 kilometers.
#NASA #Artemis1OrionCapsule #Apollo13 #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA Artemis 1 mission: Orion sends back views of Earth and Moon

NASA’s Orion spacecraft captured and sent back imagery of the Earth and Moon together as the spacecraft reached the farthest distance that it will travel away from our planet. Earlier, the spacecraft beat a record set by the Apollo 13 mission. The spacecraft is continuing to work as expected and continues its journey in a distant retrograde orbit.
#NASA #Apollo13 #Artemis1 #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Space Gifts Ideas: Lego, NASA, Books and More

The new space race has everyone excited for more powerful rockets, treks to Mars, and everything in between. Not a day passes anymore without something cool happening in this area. The good news is there are plenty of gift options for the space nut in your life, including yourself.
#Lego #Mars #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Artemis 1 biology cubesat aces lunar flyby, readies for mission

NASA's BioSentinel cubesat launched on Artemis 1 mission on Nov. 16, 2022. It aims to generate new knowledge about the potential health risks posed by long-duration missions to deep space. Researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center in California want to use the data to find potential solutions that could aid future human explorers.
#NASA #Artemis1 #California #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA's Orion capsule enters far-flung orbit around moon

The Orion capsule entered lunar orbit more than a week after launching on the $4 billion demo. It will remain in this broad but stable orbit for nearly a week, completing just half a lap before heading home. It's expected to reach a maximum distance of almost 270,000 miles (432,000 kilometers) in a few days.
#NASA #Orion #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Moon mission success! NASA Orion spacecraft enters lunar orbit

NASA's Orion spacecraft is to take astronauts to the Moon in the coming years. It will take Orion about a week to complete half an orbit around the Moon. The spacecraft is expected to go up to 40,000 miles beyond the Moon on Saturday. Orion will then begin the journey back to Earth, with a landing in the Pacific Ocean scheduled for December 11.
#NASA #Orion #Moon #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA Turns Light Echoes From Black Hole into Sound, Internet Calls it 'Cosmic Music'

Video shows sound coming from a black hole located 7,800 light years from Earth. The black hole in question has a mass that is between five to ten times that of the Sun. It is pulling material from a companion star that is orbiting around it. A barrage of internet users responded to the video, one called it “cosmic music from our universe”
#NASA #Earth #News #Technology #Internet


2 months ago

NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully enters lunar orbit

Flight controllers successfully insert Orion spacecraft into lunar orbit. Orion will fly about 40,000 miles (64,400 kms) above the moon. The spacecraft will break the record for farthest distance travelled by a spacecraft designed to carry humans to space and safely return them to Earth.
#NASA #lunar #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Orion snaps 'selfie' with Moon ahead of entering orbit • The Register

NASA's uncrewed Orion capsule is due to fire its engines for an insertion burn. It will place the craft into a distant retrograde orbit (DRO) about 50,000km from the lunar surface. DRO provides a highly stable orbit requiring little fuel, allowing NASA to fully test Orion's systems.
#Moon #NASA #Orion #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA and ISA's new space observatory helps solve mystery of supermassive black holes

Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) launched last December as a collaboration between the U.S. Space agency NASA and the Italian Space Agency. The researchers studied an exotic object called a blazar at the center of a large elliptical galaxy named Markarian 501 located about 460 million light years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Hercules.
#NASA #Earth #News #Science #Physics


2 months ago

Diversity in space: Europe space agency to unveil recruits - The Washington Post

The European Space Agency is unveiling its newest astronaut recruits Wednesday. Over 22,000 applicants came forward in the hiring push announced February of last year by Europe’s answer to NASA. The hiring campaign didn’t specifically address ethnic diversity, but stressed the importance of “representing all parts of our society”
#EuropeanSpaceAgency #Europe #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA Orion capsule buzzes moon, last big step before lunar orbit

It's the first time a capsule has visited the moon since NASA's Apollo program 50 years ago. The capsule accelerated well beyond 5,000 mph (8,000 kph) as it regained radio contact, NASA said. It will spend close to a week in lunar orbit, before heading home on Dec. 11.
#NASA #Apollo #Orion #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA’s Orion capsule arrives at moon, just before lunar orbit

First time a capsule has visited the moon since NASA’s Apollo programme 50 years ago. Orion's arrival marks the first time the U.S. Space agency has been to the moon. It will spend close to a week in lunar orbit, before heading home on December 11.
#NASA #Orion #Apollo #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

From tomatoes to medical kit, what NASA sends in ISS resupply mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will send a supply mission to International Space Station (ISS), loaded on SpaceX Falcon 9 scheduled for launch on Tuesday (Wednesday as per Indian time). SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission for the ten astronauts camping in the space. The supply also has a Moon Microscope kit for an in-flight medical diagnosis.
#NASA #ISS #SpaceXFalcon9 #InternationalSpaceStation #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Orion Capsule: NASA's Orion capsule has reached the moon, whipping around the back side and passing within about 80 miles

Prem Watsa ruled out sale of stakes in Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), telling ET he has big plans for it and calling the facility the “best airport in the world’s” He has also ruled out selling stakes in the airport.
#PremWatsa #NASA #OrionCapsul #Orion #BangaloreInternationalAirport #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA's Orion capsule reaches Moon, likely to find orbit by Friday

NASA's Orion spacecraft arrived at the moon on Monday, whirling around its backside and passing within 80 miles (128 kilometres) It is the first time a capsule has been to the moon in fifty years. The record for the furthest distance travelled by a spacecraft designed for astronaut was set by Apollo 13 in 1970.
#NASA #Orion #Apollo13 #Moon #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

An update on NASA's plans to go back to the moon - 60 Minutes - CBS News

An update on NASA's plans to go back to the moon. Artemis 1, NASA's new moon rocket, carrying an unmanned Orion crew capsule, rose into Florida's night sky. Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson told us NASA plans its next moon launch – Artemis II - in 2024, this time with a crew on board.
#CharlieBlackwellThompson #NASA #Artemis1 #Orion #Florida #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA Moon mission 'exceeding' expectations

The spacecraft is to take astronauts to the Moon in the coming years -- the first to set foot on its surface since the last Apollo mission in 1972. The spacecraft's four solar panels, about 13 feet (four meters) long, deployed correctly and are providing more energy than expected, NASA officials say. Orion is already some 200,000 miles (320,000 kilometers) from Earth and preparing to perform the first of four main thrusts.
#NASA #Apollo #Moon #Moon #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

NASA Collaborates With Meta To Create Realistic VR Experience Of Tonight's Moon Launch - Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) - Benzinga

NASA, Meta Platforms Inc. And three other tech shops are creating history by streaming a space launch in real-time virtual reality for the first time to a global audience. The full 360-degree streaming will also be available via 5G in several locations and planetarium domes across the globe.
#NASA #MoonLaunch #News #Technology #VirtualReality


2 months ago

CAPSTONE Becomes First Probe to Enter Unique Halo Orbit Around the Moon

CAPSTONE reached a near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO) around the Moon on Sunday, November 13. The 55-pound cubesat will now test this promising orbit in preparation for the Gateway lunar space station. The mission is a scout for NASA’s Artemis program, which seeks to return humans to the Moon later this decade.
#CAPSTONE #Artemis #Moon #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago

Success! NASA's tiny CAPSTONE probe arrives at the moon

NASA's CAPSTONE probe arrived in lunar orbit on Nov. 13, 2022. The 55-pound (25 kilograms) probe slipped into orbit around the moon on Sunday evening (Nov. 13) It is the first cubesat ever to visit Earth's nearest neighbor. The probe will verify the stability of this orbit, which a spacecraft has never flown in before.
#NASA #Earth #News #Science #OuterSpace


2 months ago