Monday’s Space Links

Welcome to another week of marvelous space links. What happened since we last blogged about space stuff? Gizmodo covers some remarkable new images of Neptune. What’s even cooler is these images were gathered from Earth as opposed to an orbiting telescope like Hubble. Technology really is amazing. TechCrunch covers the

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Parker Solar Probe to launch in August

Soon, a new mission will swoop toward the sun. It won’t be Helios’ chariot. It won’t be Ra traveling on his solar barques. Instead, it will be the first spacecraft to study the sun up close. In the past, NASA and other space agencies have studied the sun through observational

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Tuesday’s Space Links

As this blog grows and changes, we’re adding a new semi-regular feature. This piece will round up the latest space news and notes for your easy consumption. It’s not comprehensive, but these stories all have relevance to space exploration. If you have a link you’d like featured, drop me a

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ICON Spacecraft Launch delayed

NASA’s continues to explore the frontiers of space. One of its neatest missions, the Ionospheric Connection Exploration (ICON) satellite, was supposed to launch in June. However, that launch has been delayed. Let’s learn a little about one of the newest exploratory missions in our solar system. What is ICON? Artist

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Stephen Hawking’s genius

Imagine a muscle cramp. It starts small and grows into a fire, coursing through your leg, your arm, your neck, disappearing in 30 seconds. Imagine that fire engulfing your body for 55 years. Imagine that pain, that disease stealing your mobility, your voice, your ability to breathe. Stephen Hawking changed

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A new Expedition to ISS

NASA’s next mission leaves for the International Space Station on June 6. Who are the astronauts going up to ISS? What will they do there? Let’s break down Expedition 57. Who’s the crew? Joining NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Commander Drew Feustel on ISS is Serena Aunon-Chancellor. Expedition 56-57 crew

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Alan Stern and David Grinspoon discuss the New Horizons mission

In 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made interplanetary-travel history by taking the first up-close photos of Pluto. Dr. Alan Stern was the principal investigator for this exciting mission, writing a book about its successes with David Grinspoon. The two authors were featured as part of Space Center Houston’s Thought Leader

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – ESA Director General Johann Woerner

How are NASA and the European Space Agency working together? Learn all about this partnership and more in this April, 19, 2018 installment of our Thought Leader Series featuring ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Woerner. Woerner discusses NASA and international cooperation, as well as ESA’s current activities and future plans and

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