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Showing posts with label asteroid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asteroid. Show all posts

Friday, January 1, 2021

NASA gets a budget but Congress cuts moon effort


NASA gets a budget but Congress cuts moon effort


Article Excerpt: "... The bill also extends the operation of the International Space Station from 2024 to 2030; grants acquisition authorities to accelerate the development of technologies; mandates research to ensure humans can operate safely in deep space for long duration; and directs NASA to step up its efforts to defend against asteroids. And the money, too: As part of the end-of-the-year omnibus spending package to keep the government running, Congress..."


Reference: www.politico.com

Friday, October 23, 2020

NASA robotic arm overflowing with spoils of asteroid Bennu


NASA robotic arm overflowing with spoils of asteroid Bennu


Article Excerpt: "... NASA bumped into a space rock this week and collected so much of it that larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside its spacecraft's sampling arm..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down On Asteroid


OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down On Asteroid


Article Excerpt: "... the Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended to the surface of an asteroid and touched it with its robotic arm to collect a sample of its rocky material..."


Reference: milaero.iconnect007.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

United Launch Alliance Launched NASA's OSIRIS-REx on its Journey to Bennu


United Launch Alliance Launched NASA's OSIRIS-REx on its Journey to Bennu


Article Excerpt: "... A United Launched Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launched NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 8, 2016. After four years, the spacecraft will attempt to make history by performing a Touch-and-Go maneuver on the asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and become the first NASA spacecraft to collect a sample from an asteroid..."


Reference: www.prnewswire.com

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Where Rocks Come Alive: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Observes an Asteroid in Action


Where Rocks Come Alive: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Observes an Asteroid in Action


Article Excerpt: "... Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, the OSIRIS-REx science team reports detailed observations that reveal Bennu is shedding material on a regular basis. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


Article Excerpt: "...Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA awarded Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

This story was originally published on Dec 5, 2018


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu


Article Excerpt: "... at about 11.8 miles (19 kilometers) from Bennu’s Sun-facing surface, OSIRIS-REx will begin a preliminary survey of the asteroid. The spacecraft will commence flyovers of Bennu’s north pole, equatorial region, and south pole, getting as close as nearly 4 miles (7 kilometers) above Bennu during each flyover. The primary science goals of this survey are to refine estimates of Bennu’s mass and spin rate, and to generate a more precise model of its shape ..."


Reference: www.astrobio.net

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples


Japan space explorer arrives at asteroid to collect samples


Article Excerpt: "... A Japanese space explorer arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3½-year journey and now begins its real work of trying to blow a crater to collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


SpaceX’s Planned Giant Rocket Could Chase Down Interstellar Asteroid


Article Excerpt: "... There may be yet another future use for SpaceX's huge Mars-colonization rocket. That rocket, called the BFR, could launch a probe toward 'Oumuamua, the interstellar asteroid that ..."


Reference: www.scientificamerican.com