Come Celebrate the Apollo 11 Landing 45th Anniversary! November 17, 2014

Come celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, along with the A-MAN International Science Discovery and Learning Center!

Monday, November 17, 2014
Noon – 2 pm
Los Angeles World Airport Flight Museum
6661 W. Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90009

For over 2 decades, the A-MAN Inc. STEM Center has served Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Carson and Compton youth and families! For more information, sponsorship, etc. call (310) 412-2680.

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JPL open day is *NOW*

JPL has opened its door this weekend!

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Come along this Saturday or Sunday for  way cool experience.

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Gateway To Space 2014 – A Regional NSS Space Development Conference

St. Louis Space Frontier, a chapter of the National Space Society, will host “Gateway to Space 2014,” a regional space development conference on November 7-9, 2014 in downtown St. Louis. The three-day conference will be packed with out-of-this-world panels, keynotes, sessions, seminars, tours, and special events.

Registration is now open!

Read more here

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“The James Webb Space Telescope: Mission, Design and Progress to Launch.” AIAA-Los Angeles-Las Vegas Dinner Meeting, August 2014

On August 21, Dr. Jonathan Arenberg of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems spoke on “The James Webb Space Telescope: Mission, Design and Progress to Launch.” The telescope will look back 13.8 billion years—farther than any other telescope—to find galaxies that existed shortly after the Big Bang. JWST’s infrared imaging instruments and giant mirror will also help us to see what happened just after the dark ages, at the first light and the deionization of hydrogen; to understand how stars and protoplanetary systems are born; and to determine the origins of life.

Read the full article here

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NASA Television MAVEN Orbit Insertion Coverage

How and why has Mars been been losing its atmosphere over billions of years? This past November, NASA launched the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission to answer this question. And soon it will enter orbit!

NASA Television coverage of the MAVEN orbit insertion begins at 9:30 p.m. EDT and concludes at 10:45 p.m. on Sept. 21. The orbital insertion is targeted to begin at 9:37 p.m. The program will be carried on NTV-1 (Public) and NTV-2 (Education). A clean feed for media will be carried on NTV-3 (Media Channel). The media feed will contain views of the MAVEN Mission Support Area only, without graphics or interviews.

A post-orbit insertion news conference is targeted for about two hours after orbital insertion.

Click here for more MAVEN information

For NASA Television downlink information, scheduling information and streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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Neptune has another visit, 25 years later…

On Monday, August 25, New Horizons crossed the orbit of Neptune, 8 years and 8 months after launching…and just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2′s visit. 

A cosmic coincidence?

Next stop: Pluto or bust!

Full story here

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What happens to an astronaut after coming back down to Earth?

A new sitcom may have some funny answers!

ABC just committed to the pilot production of An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth, based on astronaut Chris Hadfield’s memoir…read more

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When NASA launched Stardust, they had no idea how to retrieve its samples…

On August 14, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley announced an amazing discovery from NASA’s Stardust probe: During its deep space voyage, the probe had captured seven tiny pieces of interstellar rocks, making them the first confirmed samples of intact dust from beyond the Solar System.

However, most of us don’t appreciate how difficult it’s been for the researchers to dig those particles out of the probe, let alone figure out what they are…read more 

 

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See Cygnus Cargo Carrier’s successful return to Earth

On Sunday, August 17, Cygnus returned from its voyage to the ISS—in a triumphant streak of fireworks! Congratulations to Orbital Sciences!

Click here for the full story and some stunning photos.

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NASA Announces Science Instruments for Mars 2020 Rover Expedition to the Red Planet

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