Tag: Space Exploration

Moving Forward with the Search for Life on Europa

Jupiter’s moon of Europa has long been in the sights of the science community as a prime candidate for the search for life in our solar system. In 2012, after the Hubble Space Telescope detected […]

Luxembourg Goes into the Asteroid Mining Business – Luxembourg!

Today the Luxembourg government announced it’s going into the asteroid mining business. It plans to provide incentives and a favorable regulatory climate to encourage the industry to flourish in the small country. The goal is […]

Can You Hear Me Major Tom? Comet Lander Not Responding

A little more than a year ago on November 12, 2014, the Philae lander had a rough landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Instead of neatly landing on the comet’s surface, it bounced a few times and […]

Duel of the Space Telescopes: Hubble vs. Webb

In 1990 I joined NASA at Kennedy Space Center as a bright-eyed engineer straight out of college, and the Hubble Space Telescope was inside the payload bay of the Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery at launch pad […]

Goodbye Planetary Rovers – Hello ‘Hopters’

On July 4th, 1997, the Sojourner rover touched down on Mars as a part of the Mars Pathfinder mission. It proceeded to send back an amazing array of imagery of the Martian landscape that captivated […]