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2009 Monthly Sky Guides
Learn what is happening in 2009 and what has happened in the past. Discover highlights of the night sky and learn what to look for in the year 2009. Check the appropriate sky guide every month.
Living In Space
Living In Space - Space Exploration - NASA names Purdue University Team To Help Develop Life-Supporting Ecosystems In Space for space exploration and the International Space Station - as well as future space stations - long term flights - colonies living in space or other planets would benefit from the Purdue University life support research.
La Nina Will Have No Effect on 2006 Atlantic Hurricanes
NASA oceanographers agree that the recent La Nina in the eastern Pacific Ocean is not expected to have an effect on the Atlantic hurricane season this year. That is good news, because normally a La Niña tends to increase Atlantic hurricane activity and decrease Pacific Ocean hurricanes.
Retired Astronaut Eugene Cernan Visits Torino Olympics
On December 11, 1972, the Apollo 17 crew were the last men to set foot on the moon. The last to leave the surface to ascend into the lunar module was Eugene Cernan who stated, "America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow." Recently, Eugene Cernan, now retired from NASA, visited Torino, Italy as a guest of the Omega corporation, Official Timekeeper of the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
NASA and the Olympics - How NASA Spin-Offs Help with the Olympic Dream
A spin-off is a product that is developed from technologies or materials that were originally developed for the space program. Olympics athletes have also benefited from NASA spin-offs. It's not just Olympics athletes who benefit from NASA spin-offs. NASA technology can be found in many areas of our lives. And, it may be one of the tickets to the gold at the next Olympics.
About Astronomy and Space Daily News Articles
The latest Astronomy and Space headlines and articles from About Astronomy & Space.
Are You a Space Nerd? - The New Cool of Being a Space Nerd
Nerds Rock. First, computer entrepreneurs became billionaires. It was a great day for geeks when the founder of Microsoft, a fellow geek, began making more money than the highest paid athletes. Many of these computer gurus became as well known as rock stars. Then, Napolean Dynamite hit the big screen and gave nerdiness a cool that not even the Revenge of the Nerds movies could.
Deadly Christmas Tsunami Strikes - Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis
On December 26, 2004, tsunamis swept across the Indian ocean, spawned by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra. Aside from Indonesia, the island nation of Sri Lanka likely suffered the most casualties, with the death toll reported at 21,715 on December 29th.
Earth's Moon: Mining or Tourism?
Colonizing Our Neighbor, The Moon. More than 30 years after the last person left the moon, are we on the verge of returning?
Hurricane Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast and New Orleans - Affects NASA as Well
On Monday, August 29, hurricane Katrina slammed into the gulf coast of the US, bringing death and destruction. Now, several days later, the full affects of Katrina are not yet known, and it appears it will be quite some time before they can be measured, much less remedied. It now seems clear that New Olreans and the other cities nearly wiped off the map will never be the same.
NASA Television (NTV), a resource to provide real-time coverage of Agency activities and missions, is now available live on About Astronomy & Space. View NASA TV right on your monitor and check the schedule for broadcasts and launches.
SpaceShipOne Captures X Prize
It is official. With an announcement osted on the X Prize website, Scaled Composites's SpaceShipOne has completed its second required flight and secured the $10 million Ansari X Prize. Blasting to an altitude of 364,000 feet (70 miles), eight miles beyond what was needed, pilot Brian Binnie "made history," in the words of Peter Diamandis, co-founder of the X Prize Foundation, whose $10 million award was intended to spur civilian spaceflight.
Zero Gravity Like the NASA Astronauts
Americans are about to discover the thrill of “zero.” Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G), the first and only company approved by the FAA to conduct Weightless Flights for the general public, and Diet Rite, the original and only zero-calorie soda of its kind, have teamed up to provide Americans with the first opportunity to experience the fun and exhilarating feeling of weightlessness, an experience previously available only to astronauts.
Eclipses and Humans
A look at eclipses and how people have observed and used them throughout our history.
Losing the Dark
Too many lights at night have adverse effects on humans and wildlife. Learn how to light safely and properly and return the dark of night!