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Safe Spacecraft? Use a Diaphragm | Video
http://www.space.com/23797-safe-spacecraft-use-a-diaphragm-video.html

NASA is vacuum testing the carbon fiber barrier between the Orion capsule and the propellent stage. Its main purpose is to keep dangerous gasses away from the spacecraft.

spaceflight
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:49:23 EST

Spacelab: Space Shuttle Flew Europe’s First Space Module 30 Years Ago
http://www.space.com/23796-spacelab-space-shuttle-30-years-anniversary.html

It does not seem out of place today, but the sight 30 years ago of a pressurized module mounted in the space shuttle’s payload bay was described in 1983 as an ‘odd-appearing assemblage.’ That sight was Spacelab, a $1 billion space laboratory.

spaceflight
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:27:50 EST

Comet ISON’s Ghost Seen By Two Spacecraft | Video
http://www.space.com/23795-comet-ison-s-ghost-seen-by-two-spacecraft-videomet_ison_ghost_stereo_soho.html

A wispy remnant of the comet survived its whip around the Sun, but is quickly starting to fade from sight. Imagery from NASA/ESA SOHO probe (Nov 30th – Dec 1st) and NASA’s STEREO spacecraft (Nov 28th and 29th) are time-lapsed.

science-astronomy
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:42:45 EST

Curious Clouds | Space Wallpaper
http://www.space.com/23794-clouds-and-star-cluster-ngc-3572-space-wallpaper.html

Astronomers at ESO have captured the best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572 as seen in this spectacular space wallpaper.

wallpapers
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:34:01 EST

China Moon Probe Off and Flying | Video
http://www.space.com/23792-china-moon-probe-off-and-flying-video.html

China successfully launched its first Chang’e 3 lunar lander and Yutu rover, bound for a soft landing attempt and a three-month mission to the Moon.

spaceflight
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:42:29 EST

How to Preserve Historic Moon Landing Sites for Posterity
http://www.space.com/23769-historic-moon-landing-sites-preservation.html

How does a country preserve its mark on the moon for decades to come? It may not seem like the moon is a busy space-traffic hub these days, but in the not-too-distant future, that could change.

spaceflight
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:11:54 EST

Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week – Dec. 1, 2013
http://www.space.com/23791-vote-now-best-space-stories-of-the-week-dec-1-2013.html

What was your favorite space news story of the last week?

countdowns
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:57:45 EST

Launch Photos: China’s Chang’e 3 Moon Rover Mission Blasts Off
http://www.space.com/23789-china-launch-photos-moon-rover-change3.html

See launch photos for China’s Chang’e 3 moon lander and Yutu rover on Dec. 2, 2013 local time (Dec. 1 EST) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

image-albums
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:12:48 EST

Best Space Photos of the Week – Dec. 1, 2013
http://www.space.com/23788-best-space-photos-of-the-week-dec-1-2013.html

From a stunning image of the Dragon’s Head Nebula to a photo of Comet ISON as seen by a NASA Mercury Probe, don’t miss these amazing space photos of the week for Dec. 1, 2013.

image-albums
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:10:21 EST

China’s 1st Moon Rover Launches On Lunar Journey
http://www.space.com/23790-china-launches-moon-rover-mission.html

China’s first-ever mission to land a rover on the moon has begun its journey toward the lunar frontier. China’s Chang’e 3 moon lander and its Yutu rover launched toward the moon on Dec. 2 local time (Dec. 1 EST). See what it means for China in space.

spaceflight
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:03:30 EST

China Will Launch Its 1st Moon Rover, ‘Jade Rabbit,’ On Sunday
http://www.space.com/23787-china-moon-rover-change3-launch.html

China will launch its first moon rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit) on Sunday (Dec. 1) at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Chang’e 3 moon landing mission. See what the moon rover mission means for China.

spaceflight
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:41:22 EST

How Do You Train to Become a Space Tourist?
http://www.space.com/23757-space-tourist-training-per-wimmer.html

Piloting fighter jets, floating in zero gravity and spinning at a belly-flattening speed in a centrifuge are not the things a regular tourist is asked to do before a dream holiday.

spaceflight
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:19:01 EST

Giant Electric Fields May Supercharge Particles In Earth’s Radiation Belts
http://www.space.com/23747-earth-radiation-belts-fast-electrons.html

Twin probes sent to investigate Earth’s Van Allen Radiation belts have found a possible explanation for why some electrons zip around at speeds close to that of light.

science-astronomy
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:00:06 EST

Chang’e 3 Photos: China’s 1st Moon Lander & Rover Mission
http://www.space.com/23786-china-moon-rover-mission-photos-change3-lander.html

See photos from China’s Chang’e 3 moon rover and lander mission launching in December 2013. The mission includes the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover.

image-albums
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:35:29 EST

Space Shuttle Replica Vandalized with Graffiti in Houston
http://www.space.com/23785-space-shuttle-replica-vandalized-with-graffiti-in-houston.html

A replica of a NASA space shuttle on display in Houston was defaced Wednesday (Nov. 27), when vandals sprayed racial and political graffiti on the side of the full-size mockup. The offending markings were quickly covered over within hours.

spaceflight
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:15:16 EST

Unmanned Russian Cargo Ship Docks with Space Station
http://www.space.com/23784-russian-space-station-cargo-ship-docks.html

An unmanned cargo ship docked with the International Space Station today (Nov. 29), delivering a load of cosmic holiday goodies to the residents of the orbiting outpost.

spaceflight
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:01:48 EST

ISON’s Dance with the Sun | Space Wallpaper
http://www.space.com/23783-comet-ison-time-lapse-sun-encounter-space-wallpaper.html

This time-lapse space wallpaper shows Comet ISON approaching and leaving during its slingshot around the sun — represented by the white circle — on Nov. 28, 2013. The ISON images clearly outline the curve of the comet’s orbit path.

wallpapers
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:23:40 EST

Comet ISON Is Alive!? Survives Sun Swing? | Video
http://www.space.com/23782-comet-ison-is-alive-survives-sun-swing-video.html

Reports of Comet ISON’s demise may have been premature. Its nucleus may still be intact and the coma is brightening as of Nov. 29, 2013 although the outbound ISON seems smaller after its encounter with Sol.

news
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:15:20 EST

Comet ISON: Incoming Sungrazer
http://www.space.com/19973-comet-ison.html
Comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers in Russia, will arrive in Earth’s neighborhood in November 2013.

references
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:00:57 EST

Photos of Comet ISON: A Potentially Great Comet
http://www.space.com/19372-comet-ison-photos-2013-great-comet.html

See photos of the comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), or Comet ISON, which could amaze the world in late 2013.

image-albums
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:21:22 EST

Comet ISON’s Thanksgiving Day Sun Encounter: Complete Coverage
http://www.space.com/23724-comet-ison-complete-coverage.html

The potentially dazzling Comet ISON will make its closest pass with the sun on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). The comet’s brightness will probably rapidly increase as it passes nearly 730,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) above the surface of the sun.

skywatching
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:52:24 EST

Comet ISON Gets Roasted by Sun and Vanishes, But Did It Survive?
http://www.space.com/23780-comet-ison-survival-sun-roasting.html

Call it a cosmic holiday miracle. The much-anticipated Comet ISON appeared to disintegrate during its Thanksgiving Day slingshot around the sun Thursday, but something — it seems — may have survived.

science-astronomy
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:51:34 EST

Comet ISON: Potential ‘Comet of the Century’ News, Photos and Video
http://www.space.com/topics/comet-ison
The much-anticipated Comet ISON will swing through the inner solar system in late 2013 as scientists watch. See SPACE.com’s latest news, photos, videos and ways to observe Comet ISON as it swings by Earth and the sun.

topics
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:52:35 EDT

SpaceX Aborts Thanksgiving Rocket Launch Due to Engine Trouble
http://www.space.com/23779-spacex-aborts-thanksgiving-rocket-launch.html

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket fired its engines and was moments away from liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, but the commercial booster aborted the launch after computers detected the engines were too slow to build up thrust.

spaceflight
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:17:10 EST

Photos: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket to Launch Landmark Satellite Mission
http://www.space.com/23727-spacex-falcon-9-rocket-launch-photos-ses8-satellite.html

See photos from SpaceX’s SES-8 satellite launch mission atop a an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket

image-albums
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:40:16 EST

SpaceX Aborts Thanksgiving Rocket Launch (Video)
http://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html

SpaceX called off its attempts to launch an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SES-8 communication satellite today at 6:44 pm ET after time ran out to complete a system check following an earlier abort.

science-astronomy
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 17:18:16 EDT

SpaceX Thanksgiving Launch Aborted One Second Before Lift-off | Video
http://www.space.com/23778-spacex-thanksgiving-launch-aborted-one-second-before-lift-off-video.html

The engines were automatically shutdown due to an anomaly on Nov. 28th, 2013. It will carry the SES-8 telecommunications satellite to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Window has not closed for the day, Nov. 29th has another launch window.

spaceflight
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:03:05 EST

RIP Comet ISON? Icy Visitor Missing After Sun Flyby | Video
http://www.space.com/23777-rip-comet-ison-icy-visitor-missing-after-sun-flyby-video.html

The comet has most likely disintegrated under the high heat and gravitational stress of the Sun on Nov. 28, 2013. It is not visible in Solar Dynamics Observatory footage and NASA scientists confirmed that they do not see it.

science-astronomy
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:23:02 EST

Comet ISON Still Alive As It Nears Thanksgiving Perihelion | Time-Lapse Video
http://www.space.com/23776-comet-ison-still-alive-as-it-nears-thanksgiving-perihelion-time-lapse-video.html

The possible ‘comet of the century’ continues to brighten as it nears its 1:45pm EST – Nov. 28th, 2013 date with the Sun (the point of its closest approach). The NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft has captured imagery.

science-astronomy
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:56:01 EST

Comet ISON’S Tail Starts To Bend On Thanksgiving Sun Approach | Video
http://www.space.com/23775-comet-ison-s-tail-starts-to-bend-on-thanksgiving-sun-approach-video.html

As the comet approaches perihelion on Nov. 28th, 2013, it has significantly brightened and its tail has started to bend . The NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft has captured imagery.

science-astronomy
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:49:35 EST

SpaceX Sets Table for Thanksgiving Rocket Launch Today: Watch It Live
http://www.space.com/23774-spacex-thanskgiving-rocket-launch-webcast.html

The private spaceflight company SpaceX has set the table for a Thanksgiving Day rocket launch from Florida today (Nov. 28) after a two-day delay due to a technical glitch. Liftoff is set for 5:39 p.m. EST (0039 GMT). Watch live online.

spaceflight
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:42:40 EST

Comet ISON Makes Thanksgiving Day Sun Flyby Today: Watch It Live Online
http://www.space.com/23773-comet-ison-thanksgiving-sun-flyby-webcast.html

Comet ISON is slated to skim just 684,000 miles above the surface of the sun today (Nov. 28) in a maneuver that skywatchers and scientists alike have been anticipating since the comet’s discovery in September 2012. Watch it live h

skywatching
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:22:29 EST

Red Dwarfs: The Most Common and Longest-Lived Stars
http://www.space.com/23772-red-dwarf-stars.html
Most of the star nearest to Earth are red dwarfs, but they are too dim to be seen with the naked eye.

references
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:20:29 EST

See Comet ISON Slingshot Around Sun: Live SOHO Spacecraft Views
http://www.space.com/23771-comet-ison-sun-approach-soho-telescope.html

Astronomers all over the world are training their eyes and telescopes on Comet ISON as it approaches its closest distance to the sun on Thursday (Nov. 28), with several unblinking space telescopes offering live views of the comet’s solar encounter.

science-astronomy
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:39:47 EST

Did Falling Meteorites Injure 7-Year-Old Florida Boy?
http://www.space.com/23770-meteorites-injure-florida-boy.html

Don’t write off Chicken Little quite yet! A seven-year-old boy in Florida may have been struck by small meteorite fragments that fell to the ground as he was playing outside over the weekend, family members said.

science-astronomy
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:25:59 EST

Space Food Photos: What Astronauts Eat in Orbit
http://www.space.com/12274-space-food-photos-astronauts-nasa-meals.html

From tasty Earth treats to dehydrated drinks, see what astronauts eat in space.

image-albums
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 02:24:32 EDT

Thanksgiving in Space: How to Cook a Zero-G Turkey Dinner
http://www.space.com/23768-space-station-thanksgiving-food.html

You can even celebrate Thanksgiving in space. Tomorrow (Nov. 28), people all over the United States will chow down on turkey, cranberries, desserts and other special dishes in honor of Thanksgiving, and Americans in space will do the same.

spaceflight
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:04:05 EST

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Paths Seen from Space (Photo)
http://www.space.com/23767-thanksgiving-holiday-travel-space-photo.html

Amid one of the busiest travel weeks for Americans, NASA released a nighttime image of the nation from space, illuminating the arteries of transportation that will get so much use around Thanksgiving Day.

tech-robots
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:43:34 EST

Weird Black Hole’s Incredible Brightness Perplexes Scientists
http://www.space.com/23755-black-hole-brightness-mystery.html

The incredible luminosity of a black-hole system known as ULX-1 may force a rethink of the leading theories that explain how some black holes radiate energy, researchers said.

science-astronomy
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:49:15 EST

Comet of the Century? Sun-Grazing Comet ISON Explained (Infographic)
http://www.space.com/19796-comet-ison-explained-infographic.html

Comet ISON could become a spectacular night sky object in November 2013. Find out why here.

infographics
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:23:02 EST

Cosmic Glitter | Space Wallpaper
http://www.space.com/23766-eso-149-3-space-wallpaper.html

This sprinkling of cosmic glitter makes up the galaxy known as ESO 149-3, located some 20 million light-years away from us, as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.

wallpapers
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:08:29 EST

Still Intact Comet ISON Enters SOHO’s Field Of View | Video
http://www.space.com/23765-still-intact-comet-ison-enters-soho-s-field-of-view-video.html

On Nov. 27th, 2013, the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured ISON as it closes in on its Thanksgiving Day date with the Sun. It’s traveling at 240,000 mph and is currently surviving the high heat, according to Spaceweather.com.

science-astronomy
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:52:30 EST

Space History Photo: Bell Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV)
http://www.space.com/23763-bell-lunar-landing-training-vehicle-lltv.html

The NASA 952 undergoes testing following the crash of a sister Lunar Lander Training Vehicle.

spaceflight
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:27:55 EST

Red Planet or Bust: 5 Manned Mars Mission Ideas
http://www.space.com/23762-manned-mars-mission-ideas.html

A number of organizations, both public and private, are drawing up plans to send astronauts toward the Red Planet, whose allure as an otherworldly destination and potential host of alien life has beckoned scientists and dreamers for hundreds of years.

spaceflight
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:49:37 EST

Thanksgiving On Space Station: What’s On The Menu? | Video
http://www.space.com/23761-thanksgiving-on-space-station-what-s-on-the-menu-video.html

Food scientist Vickie Kloeris gives SPACE.com’s @MiriKramer the run down on the food that the ISS crew will be eating on Thanksgiving 2013.

spaceflight
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:24:37 EST

Dragon’s Head Nebula Is a Beauty, Not Beast, in Amazing Telescope Views (Video)
http://www.space.com/23748-dragon-head-nebula-photos-video.html

Stars in a little explored region of the Large Magellanic Cloud — one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way — shine in an amazing new photo taken by a telescope in Chile.

science-astronomy
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:13:42 EST

NASA’s Ailing Kepler Spacecraft Could Hunt Alien Planets Once More with New Mission
http://www.space.com/23760-nasa-kepler-spacecraft-k2-planets-mission.html

Engineers may have found a way to restore much of the space telescope’s lost pointing ability, suggesting that a proposed new mission called K2 could indeed be doable for Kepler.

search-for-life
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:16:03 EST

Dragon’s Head Nebula Explored With Very Large Telescope | Video
http://www.space.com/23750-dragon-s-head-nebula-explored-with-very-large-telescope-video.html

A lesser known region of the Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 2035 (right), has been photographed using the European Southern Observatory telescope in Chile. The effects of new star birth and stellar death are on display.

science-astronomy
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:05:56 EST

Comet ISON Nears Sun for Thanksgiving Encounter in NASA Video
http://www.space.com/23759-comet-ison-near-sun-nasa-video.html

A NASA spacecraft has captured its best video yet of the icy Comet ISON streaking toward a Thanksgiving Day encounter with a sun, a cosmic encounter the comet might just not survive.

science-astronomy
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:37:21 EST

Could Incoming Comet ISON Lose Its Tail to a Thanksgiving Sun Storm?
http://www.space.com/23758-comet-ison-solar-storm-thanksgiving.html

Experts with NASA say another comet’s tail-clipping encounter with the sun in 2007 presents a forbidding example of what could happen to Comet ISON.

science-astronomy
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:45:56 EST

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