April 23rd, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
moon
Seth Jarvis

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the Moon, passed away today at the age of 82.

Robert Bigelow

Target Practice on Mars

One of the most anticipated steps in the instrument checkout on NASA’s Curiosity rover is the first use of Curiosity’s laser on a Martian rock, and this past weekend, Curiosity set its target on a 3-inch rock about 9 feet away from the rover.

Robert Bigelow

Curiosity’s Middle Name

Patience. For individuals that have become accustomed to nearly instant information access, the slow pace of data and images trickling from the newest rover on Mars may be frustrating.

Callista Pearson

Free “Passage to Pangaea” August 3

Clark Planetarium will be filled with dinosaurs on August 3.

Callista Pearson

Cruising to Mars

There’s always anomalies when scientists send new equipment out into space.

Callista Pearson

Blastoff!

Did you know that Curiosity had to be launched within a defined 3-week period or scientists would have had to wait another 2 years to launch? 

Callista Pearson

Free “Passage to Pangaea”

Clark Planetarium will be filled with dinosaurs on August 3.

Callista Pearson

Send Curiosity over!

Mars Rover, Mars Rover, please send Curiosity over!

Callista Pearson

How to ship a rover…?

How would you ship a billion dollars worth of hardware? 

Callista Pearson

Where to land Curiosity?

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory made a sequence of videos demonstrating the difficulty of getting to Mars. We wanted to share them with you in anticipation of the Mars Science Laboratory’s “Curiosity” rover landing that is scheduled to happen late in the…