SPACE The Final Frontier
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Still in its protective shrink wrap, space shuttle Atlantis has been raised and tilted into display position at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Atlantis starred in a daylong parade and celebration as the shuttle was moved into an exhibit hall at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Sol Our Sun is a normal main-sequence G2 star, one of more than 100 billion stars in our galaxy. diameter : 1,390,000 km . mass : 1.989e30 kg temperature : 5800 K (surface) 15,600,000 K (core)
When America's space shuttle program ends in September, the U.S. will be completely dependent on Russian rockets for launching men and women into space -- and bringing them back. But what will happen to America's astronauts if relations between the U.S. and Russia sour? Until American companies come to market with commercial rockets and launch vehicles to replace the shuttle, the only nation ever to put a man on the Moon won't even be able to put a man into orbit.
The first man to walk on the moon has blasted off at the Obama administration's stripped-down space plans, describing the president's proposals as "devastating."
Obama outlines Nasa Mars mission
The latest eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano is entering its fifth day as it continues to shoot ash, steam and smoke miles into the atmosphere. NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the volcano on Saturday capturing astounding images of the ash plume from the eruption.
The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull has brought disruption to the skies over Europe. The maps above show how flights have been restricted to flying around the ash cloud, shown in red. Where the shading is darkest, it indicates the cloud is extending higher into the atmosphere.
Up close with a giant space truck
Scientific data sharing has become big news in the wake of the theft of e-mails from the Climatic Research Unit and ensuing investigations.
NASA Sees Re-Suspended Ash from the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano > View larger image By May 26, 2010, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this photo-like image, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Volcano had slowed its eruption.
British scientists discovered the ozone hole over Antarctica in 1985