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#Supermoon , tonight!

Keep your eyes on the sky for a brighter and larger full Moon, as the Moon reaches its closest approach to Earth:

http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/lunar-perigee-science-beyond-sundays-supermoon-150828.htm

What's your favorite memory of a full moon?
You'll probably hear a lot about a 'supermoon' over the next few months. This is not a term that astronomers use, but here are some facts about what will actually happen.
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I like how you made it about the moon
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Private space stations have been making a lot of progress! With prototypes in space, modules slated for the International Space Station​, and more.

Next stop: Moon base?

#FlashForwardFriday  
Commercial space stations could become a reality within the next 10 years if entrepreneurs and NASA can properly manage the tricky transition from the government-run International Space Station to privately built and operated facilities.
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Bass from space mmwahh maaaooohhmmm they haven't dropped the bass yet :)
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"Comforting actions that make what you’re doing approachable, so that you’re more calm." Like, urinating on the wheel of a bus---a cosmonaut tradition.

What actions would you take before launching on a space mission?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-russian-astronauts-pee-on-a-bus-tire-before-launching-into-space-and-other-preflight-rituals
Imagine it: you're an astronaut and launch day for your first spaceflight has arrived. Years of intense study and training have culminated in this moment....
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lol, I never knew that 
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Japan's +ハクト/HAKUTO is visiting their Pittsburgh-based partner +Astrobotic Technology this week for a series of field tests with their robots, Moonraker and Tetris!

https://twitter.com/astrobotic/status/636479302410838017

Welcome to the #NewSpaceRace .
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“No matter how lonely you feel and how far you are, always look at the Moon and know I am with you. I love you to the Moon and back.”

Steven Jenks' mother finished every letter to him with those words, as he served in the army; now, after her passing, he wants to honor her words with a memorial on the Moon:

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-08/12/elysium-space-lunar-memorial-service

The memorial will be delivered by Elysium Space​ on board with Google Lunar XPRIZE team Astrobotic​.

#GLXP
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49 years ago today: the first look at home...from over the horizon.
 
The First Earthrise Was Captured 49 Years Ago Today

On August 23, 1966, Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft captured the first picture of Earth taken from lunar orbit. This image shows the photo as it was first seen in 1966, as well as a restored version of the photo created by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project using the original tapes and 1960s era technology.

Learn more about the restoration of this image here:
http://www.moonviews.com/2014/08/first-earthrise-photo-taken-48-years-ago-today.html

Learn more about the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2013/03/13/lunar-orbiter-image-recovery-project/

#NASA #Earth #Moon #Space #Science  
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What's going on with Rover
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#DidYouKnow---you can configure your own Moon mission! What would you send?

https://www.astrobotic.com/configure-mission

[From +Astrobotic---one of our #GLXP teams in the #NewSpaceRace!]
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Once the MOON ELEVATOR is in place, next on the agenda is theWATER WELL drilling equipment, to secure a water source for the first moon base!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is the wheel of the #Audi lunar quattro, from the commercial, Berlin-based space effort +Part-Time Scientists.

Welcome to the #NewSpaceRace .

Learn more about the lunar quattro---and the challenges it faces on the Moon---with this informative gallery from +Audi USAhttps://goo.gl/wicNzy
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The Moon had a crazy, fiery past.

Fire fountains! (And, massive oceans of lava!)

http://news.discovery.com/space/carbon-monoxide-fire-fountains-erupted-on-the-moon-150824.htm

#MoonFacts
Volcanic 'fire fountains' erupting from the lunar surface, similar to what occurs in Iceland today, most likely were fueled by carbon monoxide gas, a new study shows.
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Rovers: exploring new worlds, and places unseen. #Mars #Curiosity
 
Mars selfie! Our Curiosity Mars Rover used the camera on its robotic arm to take multiple images that were stitched into a self-portrait while investigating in the “Marias Pass” region: http://go.nasa.gov/1fpJkgS
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So amazing...😒
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Welcome to the new space race.
Introduction
The Google Lunar X PRIZE is a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the moon, travel 500 meters, and then transmit video, images and data back to the Earth; incentivizing space entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon, and beyond.

Website: http://lunar.xprize.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/glxp
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