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15 Years in Space for NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope

Initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission, NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has gone far beyond its expected lifetime -- and is still going strong after 15 years.

SOP newswireFirst Images From NASA'S Cloudsat Have Scientists Sky-High - The first images from NASA's new CloudSat satellite are already revealing never-before-seen 3-D details about clouds.
SOP newswireA Celestrial Roll Over - Saturn's moon Enceladus - an active, icy world with an unusually warm south pole – may have performed an unusual trick for a planetary body. New research shows Enceladus rolled over, literally, explaining why the moon's hottest spot is at the south pole.
SOP newswireCassini Spacecraft Snaps Titan and Saturn's Rings - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, peaks out from under the planet's rings of ice.
SOP newswireNASA Instrument Provides New Data on Floods and Droughts - Large hurricanes, such as Katrina and Rita, carry massive amounts of moisture deep inland, well beyond the coast where they come ashore. Weather radar shows rain in the atmosphere but not where it has fallen on the surface. While rain gauges measure how much rain has fallen in specific locations, their coverage is limited.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)(Cape Canaveral FL.) Robonaut Looks to the Stars and Beyond - There was great dismay in the astronomy community as well as amongst space enthusiast, in general, when NASA announced earlier this year that the agency would be forced to let the Hubble space telescope die due to old age, sometime around 2007.
SOP newswire1.6 Billion People Who Presently Lack Access To Electricity - The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development today in New York concluded a two-week review of ways to help the 1.6 billion people who presently lack access to electricity, including through the development of new technologies, market incentives and cooperation among developing countries.
SOP newswireRobot Might Hitchhike to Space - Lemurs, those wide-eyed, active, monkey-like animals running around the island in the movie
SOP newswireTelescope Sees Trail of Comet Crumbs - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has snapped a picture of the bits and pieces making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3, which is continuing to break apart on its periodic journey around the sun. The new infrared view shows several chunks of the comet riding along its own dusty trail of crumbs.
SOP newswireJPL Open House: An Invitation to Explore New Worlds - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., invites the public to "Explore New Worlds" without leaving Southern California.
SOP newswireNASA and Partners Release New Movies Of Titan - New views of the most distant touchdown ever made by a spacecraft are being released today by NASA, the European Space Agency and the University of Arizona. The movies show the dramatic descent of the Huygens probe to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan on Jan. 14, 2005
SOP newswireNASA Launches Satellites for Weather, Climate, Air Quality Studies - Two NASA satellites were launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on missions to reveal the inner secrets of clouds and aerosols, tiny particles suspended in the air.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Cholene Espinoza Discusses Her Success with Judyth Piazza - Cholene was the second woman to fly the U-2 out of three total in Air Force history. Cholene has logged over 200 hours of combat over Iraq and Bosnia and was awarded the Air Medal and Aerial Achievement medals for her service.
SOP newswireNew Launch Date for CALIPSO - The launch of NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO mission has been rescheduled until Tuesday morning after a refueling aircraft for the radar tracking plane was unavailable Sunday morning. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:02 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 2.
SOP newswire CALIPSO Launch Scrubbed - Today's attempt to launch the CALIPSO and CloudSat satellites was scrubbed at T-48 seconds due to loss of the primary and backup phone communications between the Mission Director Center at Vandenberg
SOP newswireNASA Mars Rovers Head for New Sites After Studying Layers - NASA's Mars rover Spirit has reached a safe site for the Martian winter, while its twin, Opportunity, is making fast progress toward a destination of its own.
SOP newswireNASA's Mars Reconnaissance Craft Begins Adjusting Orbit - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yesterday began a crucial six-month campaign to gradually shrink its orbit into the best geometry for the mission's science work.
Rich James (Marketing)Spitzer Reveals Stellar Smoke - Where there's smoke, there's fire - even in outer space. A new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a burning hot galaxy
R.J. SmithMars Explorer In Perfect Orbit - Somewhere deep in the cold vacuum of space last week, a small man-made object settled into a perfect orbit around our nearest celestial
Jennifer GibsonFor increased gas mileage, perhaps try nail polish remover - Some people say adding acetone to gasoline can drastically increase gas mileage. Some people say that's a myth. Who's right?
Leon (Producer) LeonPotential Liquid Water on Enceladus - NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on
Leon (Producer) LeonLandsat Earth-Imaging Satellite Back in Business (USDS) - Washington -- The Landsat 5 Earth observation satellite is back in operation after imaging operations temporarily
Saly Alhady(Cairo Egypt) - Andromeda: M31- Secret Of The Sky - Most of us don't know much about galaxies, and some of us don't care to know except for brief information here and there about our Milky Way Galaxy...
Sean StubblefieldWarp Speed, Now! - A new theory in quantum physics recently announced proposes the potential development of a hyperdrive engine that, theoretically, would propel a vessel into and through a hyperspace dimension to achieve a mode of faster than light travel.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Plane Touches Down Near Sebastian Inlet - Vero Beach, FL - A single engine piper pacer 125 was forced to land on AIA, just south of the Sebastian Inlet.
Leon (Producer) LeonJudyth Piazza chats with Roy Beisswenger host of the All-Ultralight Radio Show - UltraFlight Radio discusses fixed wing, rotorcraft, powered parachutes, hang gliders, powered paragliders and more. If you are flying or have always dreamed of flying, this is the show for you.
Sean StubblefieldWhere Is My Jetpack?! - The future is not quite what we thought it would be. Your space travel priviledges are suspended until further notice..
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