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Mittwoch, September 19, 2018

Frankfurter Runschau: Nach Verschwörungstheorien: Observatorium öffnet wieder

Nach der mysteriösen Schließung des Sunspot Solar Observatory kursierten zahlreiche Verschwörungstheorien. Nun wird das Observatorium wieder geöffnet. Und eine Begründung für die Schließung gibt es auch. [mehr...]

Montag, September 17, 2018

NASA’s SDO Spots 2 Lunar Transits in Space

On Sept. 9, 2018, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO, saw two lunar transits as the Moon passed in front of the Sun. A transit happens when a celestial body passes between a larger body and an observer. This first lunar transit lasted one hour, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. EDT and obscured 92 percent of the Sun at the peak of its journey. The second transit happened several hours later at 9:52 p.m. and lasted a total of 49 minutes, ending at 10:41 p.m. EDT. This transit only obscured 34 percent of the Sun at its peak.

Frankfurter Rundschau: Schließung von Observatorium befeuert Verschwörungstheorien

Dienstag, Juni 27, 2017

NASA at Mars: 20 years of 24/7 exploration

No one under 20 has experienced a day without NASA at Mars. The Pathfinder mission, carrying the Sojourner rover, landed on Mars on July 4, 1997. In the 20 years since Pathfinder's touchdown, eight other NASA landers and orbiters have arrived successfully, and not a day has passed without the United States having at least one active robot on Mars or in orbit around Mars.

Mittwoch, August 29, 2012

NASA: Music from the Mars - Students Reach for the Stars with will.i.am

Musician will.i.am addresses students at JPL during an event celebrating the first time in history that a recorded song has been beamed back to Earth from another planet. [more...]

Sonntag, August 26, 2012

NASA: Neil Armstrong in the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission -- 1969

Neil Armstrong: 1930-2012
Armstrong in the lunar module Eagle on the surface of the moon. July 20, 1969.  
 Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82. [mehr...]

Dienstag, Mai 22, 2012

Donnerstag, Mai 17, 2012

welt online: Die heikle Mission des Raumschiffes "Dragon"

Für die Nasa ist es der Start in eine neue Ära: Nach mehreren Aufschüben soll am Samstag das erste privates Raumschiff zur ISS fliegen. Ob alles klappt, ist fraglich - die Mission ist heikel. [mehr...]

Dienstag, Februar 21, 2012


NASA Picture
On February 20, this year, WA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a very significant event.  On that day in 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft. On this mission, Glenn flew over Perth and the people of Perth turned on their lights to acknowledge his mission. Glenn observed that the city was clearly visible from space and Perth became known worldwide as the ‘City of Light’.  This early space exploration mission set the stage for the Gemini and Apollo programs which culminated in NASA landing men on the moon. [more...]

Samstag, August 20, 2011

NASA TV: 30.05.2011: The Pope Addresses the Astronauts of the Shuttle Endeavour - Der Papst spricht mit den Astronauten der ISS

NASA Answers Your Questions About Comet Elenin

Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no exception. Elenin will pass about 22 million miles (35 million kilometers) from Earth during its closest approach on Oct. 16, 2011. [more...]

ELENIN Function (Java applet)

Elenin website

Dienstag, Juli 19, 2011

NASA TV LIVE - Spaceshuttle on the way to earth


Inside the Zvezda service module on the International Space Station, space shuttle Atlantis and station crew members take a break from an extremely busy work agenda for photos and a social period.

Not much time remains for such reunions, as undocking and separation activities are scheduled for a little over 48 hours from the time this photo was made.

The STS-135 crew consists of Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim; the Expedition 28 or station crew members are JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, NASA astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum, and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and Sergei Volkov.

Photo credit: NASA
July 16, 2011