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New Rover Snapshots Capture Endeavour Crater Vistas

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

'Ridout' Rock on Rim of Odyssey Crater

'Ridout' Rock on Rim of Odyssey Crater. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured new images of intriguing Martian terrain from a small crater near the rim of the large Endeavour crater. The rover arrived at the 13-mile-diameter (21-kilometer-diameter) Endeavour on Aug. 9, after a journey of almost three years.

 

 

Full Story: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-259

First 3D Video Transmission Live From Space

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Half a century after humankind entered outer space, an ESA-developed camera produced live-streaming 3D images for the first time in the history of space travel – showing the International Space Station like never before.

Full Story: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMWLEOT9RG_index_0.html

A Slight Change to AstroNews on Twitter & Facebook

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

If you’re following AstroNews on Twitter or Facebook, then you’re going to notice a slight difference: previously, the story links took you straight to the original story on the web (for example, on NASA’s website.)

I’ve recently started posting stories on WordPress and have activated two applications that will simultaneously post new stories on Twitter and Facebook. However, now the links will take you to AstroNews’ new home on  Wordpress, not the original story online. It’s just the way those applications work; these applications are a feature of WordPress and I have no control over their functionality in this manner.

The story on AstroNews will have a summary paragraph and a link to the original story, so readers will still be able to see the source for themselves.

For the record, I’m not doing this to boost hits to my blog, but rather to save me a lot of time when it comes to posting stories, especially as I may be travelling somewhat over the next few months.

Please feel free to comment below 🙂

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Space Station Commercial Cargo Carrier Arriving At NASA Wallops

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA’s partnership with industry to develop transportation to the International Space Station reaches another milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The cargo module for Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Cygnus spacecraft, which will carry supplies to the station, is scheduled to arrive at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/aug/HQ_M11-173_Cygnus.html