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WEBB telescope reveals first images: let's look at the Universe with new eyes!

Webb Telescope First Image revealed

Launched last Christmas, the Webb Telescope has finally given us the gift we have all been waiting for. Seeing the first images that have been released by scientists is exciting. It has been about six months since the launch of this instrument - a concentrate of cutting-edge technology and scientific knowledge - and, we can now say, the wait was absolutely worth it.

European-Built Service Module Arrives in U.S. for First Orion Moon Mission

The European Service Module for NASA's Orion spacecraft is loaded on an Antonov airplane in Bremen, Germany. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 06.11.2018]

NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism

Volcanic deposit on the Moon. Credits: NASA, ASU

[NASA Press Release - 12.10.2014]
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.

NASA Lunar Mission Wins 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award

LADEE in lunar orbit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 08.10.2014]
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission has received the Popular Mechanics 2014 Breakthrough Award for innovation in science and technology. The 10th annual Breakthrough Awards recognize innovators, engineers and scientists responsible for changing our world.

Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed

LRO image of a Lunar Pit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 17.07.2014]
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes – steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

NASA Honors Historic First Moon Landing, Eyes First Mars Mission

Apollo 11 Crew Portrait. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 14.07.2014]
NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

LADEE in lunar orbit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 18.04.2014]
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17.

LADEE to Continue Gathering Data Up to Planned Lunar Impact

LADEE approaches lunar orbit. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 03.04.2014]
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude to continue making science observations prior to its planned impact on the moon’s surface on or before April 21.

NASA Challenge Invites Students to Design Exploration Systems

A prototype of an inflatable lunar habitat. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 03.04.2014]
College and university students have an opportunity to help design systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through NASA's Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge. Applications for the fifth annual challenge will be accepted through April 30.

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