Category Archives: Space/ AstroPhysics

Send Your Name on NASA’s Journey to Mars, Starting with Orion’s First Flight

If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Your name…

‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared…

Where to grab space debris

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally…

Hypergravity proposals requested for spin your thesis! 2015

The ESA Education Office is issuing a call to university students who want to take advantage of next year’s opportunity to conduct hypergravity experiments. The sixth SYT campaign, which will take place September-October 2015, is open…