The main scientific objective of the SMILES mission is to study the recovery and stability of the stratospheric ozone, also known as the ozone layer.
04.03.12 - NASA, in cooperation with the FAA, will conduct training and photographic flights on Thursday, April 5, over the Washington, D.C. area.
As the International Space Station circles Earth, it has been tracking individual ships crossing the seas beneath.
03.29.12 - The “Edoardo Amaldi” Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) docked automatically to the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 6:31 p.m. EDT Wednesday March 28, 2012.
03.26.12 - Dextre's first research and development experiment is testing how robots could refuel satellites.
03.23.12 - Did you ever use a flashlight to send a Morse code message to your neighbor at night as a kid?
03.23.12 - When the European Space Agency's Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ship arrives at the Space Station on March 28, it will be packed with supplies.
03.23.12 - The European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket from the European space port in Kourou, French Guiana, at 12:34 a.m. EDT Friday, beginning a six-day journey to the International Space Station.
Among the many issues space programs face as they develop plans to send a human mission to Mars, the question of life support ranks near the top.
03.19.12 - Did you panic when you heard in recent news that two massive solar flares from the Sun were hitting Earth's atmosphere?