Friday, January 20, 2017

Perspective

General Electric has announced quarterly revenues of over $33 billion.

The proposed NASA budget currently before Congress calls for about $19 billion for the coming fiscal year.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mud Cracks On Mars

Curiosity has found what are likely mud cracks on its way up Mount Sharp.

It's more evidence that Mars had extended wet periods in the past.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Venus Wave

Scientists have found a huge, long-lasting wave high in the atmosphere of Venus that seems to be associated with a mountain range.

Similar formations appear on Earth.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Eugene Cernan

Eugene Cernan, the last Apollo astronaut to stand on the Moon, passed away yesterday at 82.

He was also one of only three Apollo astronauts to fly to the Moon twice.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Return To Flight

SpaceX successfully launched a bevy of satellites over the weekend.

It was the company's first launch since a Falcon 9 exploded last year.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

ARM

NASA is delaying letting contracts for its Asteroid Redirect Mission.

NASA cites budget issues, but the delay also gives the incoming Trump administration time to review the project.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Moon Express

Moon Express has secured the necessary funding to attempt to land on the Moon and win the Google Lunar X-Prize.

Deadline for the prize is December 31, 2017.