Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rolling Hills & Broad Valleys in Ismeniae Fossae | ESA Mars Express

Hubble Views Old and Mysterious Cluster | Messier 15

Curiosity's Path to Mount Sharp | NASA JPL

NASA Ames' Persistent Star

China Unveils Space Station Research Plans | SpaceNews.com

Carl Sagan Archive Opens at U.S. Library of Congress

Neil deGrasse Tyson at U.S. House Science & National Labs Caucus

NASA | Mars Evolution

Black Hole Torus: Wind and Reflections | NASA Chandra

Trigger-Happy Star Formation | NASA Chandra & Spitzer

Super-Typhoon Haiyan Seen From ISS

How Does a Spacecraft Take a Picture? | NASA

Monday, November 11, 2013

Space Agencies of The World, Unite: The U.N.'s Asteroid Defense Plan

How Astronomy Benefits Society and Humankind

Soyuz Undocking, Reentry and Landing Explained | ESA

NASA | MAVEN: NASA's Next Mission to Mars

Typhoon Haiyan Heads Toward Vietnam | NASA Aqua Satellite

NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour Over New Zealand | STS-113

NASA Curiosity Rover & MAVEN Spacecraft Explore Mars

NASA ScienceCasts: What Happened to Mars? A Planetary Mystery

Rare Photo of NASA Space Shuttle Heat Shield from Orbit | STS-98

NASA Space Shuttle RPM Maneuver - ISS View

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Helix Nebula: Detailed Image 3 | Hubble

Helix Nebula: Detailed Image 2 | Hubble

Infrared Iris | NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

Helix Nebula: Detailed Image 1 | Hubble

SpaceX Video Captures 'Re-Lightable' Engine

Mars Guide: Active Sand in Nili Patera

Is the U.S. Yielding Spaceflight Leadership to China? (Op-Ed)

Surprise Cloud Around Vast Star | ESO Observatory

Zooming in on Active Galaxy NGC 1433 | ESO

Composite View of Galaxy NGC 1433 | ALMA & Hubble

Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space | NASA Juno

Bill Nye and Jupiter's Super Storm | NASA Juno Mission

MARS 2013 Morocco Mars Analog Field Simulation

Mars as Video Art: Colorful Dunes

Mars Guide: Artynia Catena

Mars Guide: Brain-Coral Texture on Crater Floor

Mars Guide: Crater with Surrounding Bench in Sinus Meridiani

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dare Mighty Things: NASA’s Rock Stars Go Beyond Mars

Adam Steltzner is a NASA engineer who works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). View his riveting presentation on the success of the Curiosity rover mission. Adam describes how the sky crane his team designed at JPL performed an elaborate, impossible-seeming sequence to lower the huge Mars rover Curiosity to the planet's surface from a hovering rocket guided totally by artificial intelligence. Humans wouldn't know if it worked until it was all over. Hence the terror. The actual Mars landing took place on August 6th, 2012.

Adam Steltzner: Beyond Mars, Earth from The Long Now Foundation on FORA.tv

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spectacular View of V838 Monocerotis Light Echo | Hubble

Hubble Catches Titan Chasing Its Shadow at Saturn

Bill Nye: Is Jupiter Like a Piece of The Sun? | NASA Juno Mission

Mars as Art: Colorful Dunes

The Galactic Bubble RCW 120 | ESA Herschel Space Observatory

Spiral Galaxy M81 Details | Hubble Space Telescope

Martian Crater Rich in Opal | NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Hubble/GALEX/Spitzer Composite Image of Messier 81

Milky-Way Near the Constellation of Cygnus

Hubble Captures Full View of Uranus' Rings on Edge | Annotated

Hubble Captures Full View of Uranus' Rings on Edge

Uncovering Another View of the Veil Nebula | Hubble

Mars Guide: Gullies and Curved Ridges at the Base of Crater Walls

Mars Guide: Spectacular Richardson Crater Dunes

Mars Guide: Light-Toned Layered Rock Outcrop in Ladon Valles

Mars Guide: Sand Dune Changes

NGC 1132 in Visible Light and X-Ray | Hubble & Chandra

Extreme Star Cluster Bursts Into Life

Virgo Cluster Galaxies and Their Globular Star Clusters

Close-up of Jupiter's New Red Spot | Hubble

Lord of the Stars | Hubble Space Telescope

Saturday, October 12, 2013

SpaceX Grasshopper 744m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

Cumulonimbus Cloud Over Africa | International Space Station

Moon Rock From Apollo 11 on International Space Station

Space Shuttle Discovery & Isla de Providencia, Columbia, Nicaragua

Calgary, Alberta - Canada | International Space Station

Algerian Desert | International Space Station

Moscow and St. Petersburg at Night | International Space Station

Google & NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

A Missile Launch Seen from Space: An Unexpected Surprise! | ISS

Thursday, October 10, 2013

China to Launch Change'-3 Lunar Probe at Year End

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at Night | ISS

Hubble's Full Photomap of Pluto

The Changing Faces of Pluto | Hubble Space Telescope

Pluto - "The Dwarf Planet" | Hubble Space Telescope

NYTimes.com: Scott Carpenter, Mercury Astronaut Who Orbited Earth, Dies at 88

Scott Carpenter, Pioneering NASA Astronaut and 2nd American in Orbit, Has Died at Age 88.

Panning across PGC 6240 | Hubble Space Telescope

Zooming in on PGC 6240 | Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Image of PGC 6240

Hebes Chasma 3D | ESA Mars Express

Hebes Chasma Mesa | ESA Mars Express

Hebes Chasma | ESA Mars Express

Shocking Secrets of the Crab Pulsar | Hubble

Uranus in Natural Colors | Hubble Space Telescope

The Dog Star, Sirius A, and Tiny Companion | Hubble

Liege, Belgium at Night | International Space Station

Monday, September 23, 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson - A Great Friend of NASA!

Recommended Videos to Watch:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Testimony Before 

U.S. Senate Science Committee

March 7, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming!

The Most Astounding Fact - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Official TV Trailer | COSMOS | FOX Broadcasting

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Carl Sagan Experience

Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy 55th Birthday NASA!

The space agency was founded today in 1958!
On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, leading to the birth of NASA on Oct. 1, 1958. 

Let's Look to the Future!
In honor of NASA's 55th Anniversary Mashable put together this great infographic that shows NASA's planned expeditions through 2030!
NASA's Planned Missions Through 2030
Illustration by Bob Al-Greene

  View Full Size version at: http://mashable.com/2013/07/29/nasa-55th-anniversary/

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

U.S. Politician Strongly Supports NASA Manned Mars Mission!

House Ranking Member Donna F. Edwards Introduces Legislation to Authorize NASA, Cites Need to Return Agency to Path of Greatness with 
One Clear Goal: "Mars!"

"NASA is critical to the Nation and its economic strength. 
This Authorization bill is a vitally important opportunity to set the policy direction and authorize the funding needed to ensure America's global leadership in space" said Congresswoman Edwards. She added, "Unfortunately, in the past few years, NASA has been asked to do more despite being provided with fewer resources. This is intolerable as NASA is the Nation's crown jewel for spurring innovation, highly-skilled and good paying jobs, and inspiring the next generation of scientists. This fiscally responsible bill puts NASA back on track to greatness and provides flexibility in how the agency is to implement engineering and scientific details." — Rep. Donna F. Edwards
The Future of Civil Space Exploration - CSIS - July 8, 2013
Featuring: The Honorable Donna F. Edwards (MD-4)
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Space, 
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Website: DonnaEdwards.house.gov
She is the first African-American woman to represent Maryland in the U.S. Congress and a dedicated NASA supporter. After working for Lockheed Martin in the Spacelab program at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, she attended and earned a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire.

Rep. Edwards Speaks at CSIS Event in Washington, DC

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
CSIS Website: CSIS.org
Event Introduction and moderation by:
James A. Lewis
Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and Public Policy Program, CSIS
"Investments in the nation’s space program have spurred innovation and inspired future generations to look to the next frontier. Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards discusses the importance of federal investment in civilian space activities and the role of NASA as a driver for inspiration, innovation, and economic growth.

Congresswoman Edwards touches on the technological developments derived from the historic Apollo missions and the case for the United States to maintain a robust, globally competitive space program.

She discusses the need to establish a unifying vision for deep space exploration, outlining the challenges and benefits of a mission to Mars. Her remarks are  followed by a discussion with James Andrew Lewis, senior fellow and director of the Technology and Public Policy Program at CSIS, and a Q&A session.

Congresswoman Edwards represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, comprising portions of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties. She serves on the Science, Space and Technology Committee and is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Space."

Rep. Edwards and Bartlett at Kennedy Space Center
Rep. Edwards Meets NASA & JAXA ISS Astronauts

Rep. Edwards & Shuttle Discovery STS-119 Crew

Friday, July 05, 2013

NASA Administrator Dr. Charles Bolden C-SPAN Q&A

NASA Administrator Dr. Charles Bolden C-SPAN Q&A
On June 30, 2013, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was interviewed on the one-hour C-SPAN program, "Q&A." The program covered his upbringing in the segregated South, his military service in Vietnam, and various political issues related to today's NASA space policy. Dr. Bolden is the first African American to head the space agency on a permanent basis.

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. (born August 19, 1946) is a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and a former NASA astronaut, space shuttle commander and pilot of four shuttle flights between 1986-1994.

A 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he became a Marine aviator and test pilot. After his service as an astronaut, he became Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy.

On May 23, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Bolden as NASA Administrator and Lori Garver as Deputy NASA Administrator. Bolden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 15, 2009.
Credit: SpaceKSCBlog & Wikipedia

Official NASA Biography
Administrator Bolden's Speeches

Space Shuttle Commander & Pilot

#NASA #Administrator #Bolden #Leader #Veteran #African #American 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Simply Stunning Views of the Earth from Space!

NASA Astronaut Dr. Don Pettit, Ph.D. is a passionate and innovative photographer. Cinematographer Christoph Malin has put together this amazing timelapse video footage from the International Space Station (ISS) further documenting Dr. Pettit's work and shedding light on his great creativity.

ISS Star Trails
Aurora Visible from ISS

Italy & Mediterranean Sea from ISS