Tag Archives: NASA

Everything you need to know about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission!

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OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer) is NASA’s latest sample return mission, which launches just after midnight tonight. The probe will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, beginning its journey towards the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx will … Continue reading

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How are Apollo samples looked after? No problems here Houston!

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Group members John Pernet-Fisher and Katherine Joy recently visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas to attend the New Views of the Moon 2 symposium, and to undertake some preliminary Apollo science planning work.  The location of NASA’s mission … Continue reading

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What is the next phase of human and robotic space exploration activities?

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International space agencies are working together to map out the possible architectures for the next phase of human and robotic exploration activities including to asteroids, the moons of Mars and, eventually Mars itself and beyond. See http://www.globalspaceexploration.org/wordpress/ for more information … Continue reading

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New Horizons and beyond!

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Launched from Cape Canaveral nine years ago, the New Horizons probe is preparing for its monumental flyby of the Pluto system today. The flight of the probe has taken it past the likes of Mars and Jupiter, which provided it … Continue reading

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion Capsule – A new era of space travel?

As many of you know, a large area of our group’s research is based around extra-terrestrial materials; interplanetary dust particles, meteorites and lunar rocks to name just a few. As such, we are highly interested in the future of manned … Continue reading

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#ISON or #ISOFF

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(I want to apologise for the horrific pun I used in the title, I couldn’t help myself!) I was originally going to edit the previous blog post I put up after the NASA hangout last night, but it would appear … Continue reading

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Lunar and Planetary Adventures in Houston: Part 2

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Hello readers! It has been almost 8 weeks since my last post and I cannot believe how quickly time has flown! It is now my final week in Houston and my project is coming to an end. Last week was … Continue reading

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Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston

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Hello! Over the last month or so I and a few of the other interns have been able to experience some of the big attraction around Houston. Now by big attractions I am speaking mainly about NASA’s amazing Johnson Space … Continue reading

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Weekly News Round-Up 21.06.13

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Happy Friday! Well would you look at that – we’ve managed to do these updates on time for 3 weeks in a row now! A great improvement over last month, keep up the good work.  So what’s going on this … Continue reading

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Lunar and Planetary Adventures in Houston – Part 1

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Houston, we have liftoff – welcome to my first ever blog! My name is Dayl Martin and I am a current undergraduate student at the University of Manchester. I have just completed my third year of the four year MEarthSci … Continue reading

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