We’re Heading Back to the Moon and Then On to Mars By Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when “one small step for man” became “one giant leap for mankind.” In that moment, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins helped […]

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now performing Sol 2470 duties. Reports Scott Guzewich, an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Curiosity finds itself parked in front of a fascinating area of martian bedrock with clearly lighter and darker colored areas next to each other. “This will be a ‘full’ contact science location […]

  I am pleased to take part in the Griffith Observatory celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, with events on multiple days. Check out the full schedule of activities and watch some programs live online! As part of the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory Golden Moon Festival, I’ll be detailing my new […]

China’s Tiangong -2 space lab is scheduled on Friday to make a controlled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. The space lab is 10.4 meters long, with the maximum diameter of 3.35 meters and a takeoff weight of 8.6 tons. With its solar panels unfolded, its wingspan is about 18.4 meters wide. Taking the plunge According to […]

  Sotheby’s third annual Space Exploration auction will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. The live auction begins in New York on July 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM MDT.  The sale is highlighted by the earliest, sharpest and most accurate surviving video images of man’s first steps on the moon: […]

A new national survey has taken the pulse of Americans as they reflect on Apollo 11 and the space program. The survey was carried out by Jon D. Miller, Director of the International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy, Institute for Social Research, based at the University of Michigan in  Ann Arbor.   Landmark […]

“Most people are familiar with the 16mm movie of the Apollo 11 landing,” explains Mark Robinson, leader of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) at Arizona State University. “However that viewpoint was looking out the right window, entirely missing the hazards that Armstrong saw as the Eagle approached the surface. The LROC team simulated what […]

A scientific team has reported on a way to make Mars habitable with a layer of aerogel – and by using the material it can mimic an Earthly greenhouse effect. The researchers are from Harvard University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Edinburgh. “A system for creating small islands of habitability would allow […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now performing Sol 2467 science tasks. New imagery from the robot includes these scenic shots:  

I’m pleased to be taking part in “Apollopalooza” at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Date: July 15 Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum 7711 East Academy Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80230 United States For overview information, go to: Keynote Presentation: Leonard David And also […]