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NASA to announce manned moon mission ?

Now that the US elections are over attentions may soon be turning to a new manned mission to the moon. According to space policy expert Professor John…

Team to drill down to the Earth’s mantle

A $1 billion mission to retrieve the first ever fresh samples of our planet’s mantle has been proposed. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program is set t…

The Jet Propulsion Lab: Up-Close & Personal

I recently took a trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in nearby Pasadena to interview a couple of the rocket scientists who successfully guided the Curiosity Rover to the surface of Mars. One of them is now involved with driving the rover around the Red Planet. I’ll post those two interviews separately in the days [...]

NASA unveils their next Mars mission

A new mission planned for 2016 will be the first to take a look at the deep interior of the Red Planet. The dust from Curiosity’s landing has barely s…

Meet Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA’s “Mohawk Guy”

Bobak Ferdowsi is Flight Director on the Mars Science Laboratory mission (aka Curiosity). You may know him better as that guy with the mohawk seen at JPL Mission Control during Sunday/Monday’s Curiosity landing. In the video below, Shira Lazar interviews Ferdowsi about Curiosity, his experience of the landing, and what it’s like to [...]

11 Eye-Opening NASA Wakeup Calls

NASA has been waking up astronauts using music since the Apollo Program. Sometimes those wakeup calls get pretty weird. 1. STS-111 – “I Got You Babe” from Groundhog Day On June 19, 2002, the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour awoke to a tinny rendition of “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher, taken [...]

Shenzhou-9 capsule returns to Earth

China’s latest space mission has been a resounding success as the crew landed after 13 days. The mission played a pivotal role in China’s ambition to …

Seth The International Street Artist

The extremely colorful street artist known only as Seth has a global mission in mind-cover every continent with street art containing characters which look like the native people. Seth’s works can be found all over the world, and his characters look like local people rather than idealized super beings. And they’re so cute and colorful it’s [...]

Shenzhou-9 docks with Tiangong-1

China’s latest space mission to dock a manned capsule with their orbiting space lab has been a success. The mission was launched on Saturday with thre…

Launch preps for China’s 4th manned mission

Three astronauts are scheduled to visit the Tiangong 1 laboratory on China’s fourth manned space mission. This mission will also see China’s first fem…