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NASA Discovers Closest Rocky Exoplanet To Earth

NASA announced on Thursday that astronomers using the Spitzer Space Telescope have confirmed the discovery of the closest rocky planet outside the solar system. The close proximity of this alien world makes it an ideal target for extensive research in the years to come.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/07/30/nasa-discovers-closest-rocky-planet-outside-the-solar-system/

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Watch A Live Stream Of Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is set to peak around 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 28, offering stargazers the first good opportunity to catch a “shooting star” this summer. The meteor shower should be visible to all, but it will favor viewers in the Southern Hemisphere and the southern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/07/28/watch-webcast-of-delta-aquarid-meteor-shower-july-2015/

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Watch Live Stream Of Kepler-452, Home To Earth 2.0

The Slooh Community Observatory will be hosting a live webcast on Saturday discussing the discovery of Kepler-452b, the first Earth-sized planet discovered to orbit a star similar to the sun. The broadcast will provide live views of Kepler-452, the parent star of the newly discovered planet.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/07/25/watch-live-broadcast-of-kepler-452/

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Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, passed away on this day in 2012.

Before beating out 1,000 other applicants for a spot in NASA’s astronaut program, the Los Angeles native double-majored in Physics and English at Stanford University. Upon receiving bachelor’s degrees in both subjects in 1973, Sally continued to study physics, completing a master’s degree in 1975 and a Ph.D. in 1978.

On June 18, 1983, after years of rigorous training following her Ph.D program, Ride joined the Challenger shuttle mission and earned her famous title of “first American woman in space.” In the role of mission specialist, Ride helped deploy satellites and worked other projects before returning to Earth on June 24.

She completed a second flight but a third was cancelled after the Challenger disaster, which she investigated as part of the presidential commission for the accident.

Following NASA, Ride became both the director of the California Space Institute at the University of California, San Diego, and professor of physics at the school in 1989. In 2001, she started Sally Ride Science (where she served as president and CEO) to create educational programs and products to help inspire girls and young women to pursue their interests in science and math.

Ride received many honors for her contributions to the field of science and space exploration, including the NASA Space Flight Medal, the NCAA’s Theodore Roosevelt Award, and inductions into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Sally Ride passed away on July 23, 2012, after a 17-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer, but her legacy lives on through her work and through space and science professionals and enthusiasts all over the world.

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Dwarf planet or not, Pluto is 'King of the Kuiper Belt'

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has put to rest an 85-year-old debate about the true size of Pluto. Using images captured by the spacecraft, mission scientists have determined that Pluto has a diameter of 1,473 miles, making it the largest known object in the Kuiper Belt.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/07/13/pluto-dubbed-king-of-the-kuiper-belt/

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King or Peasant, still a dwarf planet.  ;-)
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On July 21, 2011, the Space Shuttle Program ended.

After completing 200 orbits of the Earth for nearly thirteen days, Atlantis made its 33rd -- and final -- landing on July 21st, 2011, as STS-135 was the final mission of the Space Shuttle program. For thirty years, a generation of astronauts embarked on a wide range of dynamic missions utilizing the five shuttles that comprised the Space Transportation System (STS). As humanity’s first reusable spacecraft, these robust shuttles provided the means for two of NASA’s finest achievements -- launching the Hubble Space Telescope and constructing the International Space Station.

"The space shuttle changed the way we view the world, the way we view the universe," STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson said soon after landing. "America's not going to stop exploring. Thanks for protecting us and bringing this program to a fitting end."

Since the completion of STS-135 three years ago, NASA still remains unable to send Americans to space, and must rely upon the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos for passage to the ISS. Hoping that an American-based commercial alternative would be available by 2015 under the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), NASA had an original contract with Roscosmos at roughly $62.7 million per seat aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. However, because of the failure on Congress’ part to fully fund the CCP at optimum levels, that goal was made impossible. Still requiring a means to transport Americans to and from the ISS, on April 30th, 2013, NASA was forced to extend that contract until 2017.

This extension also comes at a price. The price of one Soyuz seat now requires NASA to pay Roscosmos approximately $8 million more, at $70.7 million per seat.

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1. STS-135 Landing Blog http://goo.gl/OUYT5
2. NASA to Pay $70 Million a Seat to Fly Astronauts on Soyuz http://goo.gl/bQKAY

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+Susie Wrenn have you sought help? Didn't think so.......
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Viking 1: The First Successful Mars Lander

While today may belong to the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, it's important not to forget another important anniversary for NASA - the landing of the Viking 1 spacecraft on Mars!

On July 20th, 1976, the Viking 1 lander separated from the orbiter and touched down at Chryse Planitia, a flat lowland region in the northern hemisphere of Mars. Immediately following touchdown, the lander made history by taking and transmitting the first complete photograph taken from the surface of Mars. The image (http://goo.gl/6C5L6m) was of the Viking 1 lander's foot as an indication of how far it had sunk into the Martian surface. Between itself and its companion, Viking 2, this historic photograph was just the first of more than 50,000 images taken from the Martian surface, as well as from orbit, and transmitted back to Earth.

What makes Viking 1 especially worth noting is that it was not only the first attempt by the United States at landing on Mars, but it was also the first spacecraft to successfully do so and perform its mission. While the Soviet Mars 3 mission was the first to achieve a soft landing of a spacecraft on Mars it stopped transmitting data 15 seconds after landing. During those few seconds of transmission, it sent the first partial photograph taken from the surface of Mars although nothing in it was identifiable.

During its operation on the Martian surface, Viking 1 became the record holder for longest Mars surface mission at 2307 days, until Mars Rover Opportunity took the record in 2010.

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Today as I was setting on the porch a thought came into my mind and it went a little something like this: To start Microsoft windows 10 has 3d holographic imaging that is suppose to project an image of a person on Mars via digital If it can project a 3d hologram of a person could it not project a 3d a video game such as Castle Age, Country Life with a Casino game. Make Mars a world of games. at the cost of $100 per person per month this money would be used to fund both this game world and the axial Mars missions to come. This can be created it will take much imagination along with some very high tech science though what else would be expected?
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On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics & Space Act.

On July 29th, 1958, less than a year after Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act establishing NASA as a civilian space agency. The new agency absorbed the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, including its budget, resources and personnel. Prior to the formation of NASA, space exploration was considered to be largely a military enterprise. NASA would begin operations on October 1, 1958.

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NASA Captures Image Of Pluto Eclipsing The Sun

The latest image revealed from NASA’s historic flyby of Pluto casts the dwarf planet in a completely new light. The image, captured shortly after New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto, shows a halo of light surrounding the dwarf planet.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/07/24/nasa-captures-stunning-image-of-pluto-eclipsing-the-sun/

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This is a great image. When I first saw it published, it reminded me of Titan.

If I read the encounter diagram correctly, the Pluto-Sun occultation was 1 hr after close approach whereas this photo was 7 hrs after, so NH can't be in eclipse.
You can also see a distinct crescent phase in this image, with the Sun off image to the upper right.
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NASA Discovers First Earth-Sized Planet Orbiting A Sun-Like Star

NASA announced on Thursday that astronomers using the Kepler space telescope have discovered the first Earth-sized planet found in the habitable zone of a star similar to the sun. The planet is the closest analogue yet in what astronomers call their search for “Earth 2.0.”

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On this Earth-sized planet orbiting a Sun-like star is there is Google+-like social network??? and how do we overcome relativity to put them in our circles???
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NASA Discovers Second Mountain Range On Pluto

New Horizons has revealed a second set of mountains in the southwestern margin of Pluto’s heart-shaped feature. The image, revealed on Tuesday, shows the mountains lie in between a dark, heavily cratered region to the west and bright, icy plains to the east.

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On July 21, 1998, astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American to fly in space, passed away.

While NASA has been sending American astronauts into space for over half a century, it all began with one - Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. An American test pilot, Shepard was selected as one of the first seven astronauts by the then newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Coined the ‘Mercury 7’, NASA’s first batch of carefully selected and trained individuals were to pilot the manned spaceflights of the Mercury program. In January 1961, Alan Shepard was selected from this group to pilot the Freedom 7 mission, which would make him not only the first American in space, but also would have made him the first human to reach this threshold.

Unfortunately, due to delays by unplanned preparatory work, the flight was postponed nearly seven months after the initial planned date. In this time, more specifically less than a month prior to Shepard’s flight, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin would leapfrog Shepard to become the first person in space and to orbit the Earth. On May 5, 1961, Shepard piloted the Freedom 7 mission and became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space.

Following his involvement with Mercury and Gemini, Shepard would command America’s third successful lunar landing mission - Apollo 14. The first mission to successfully broadcast color television pictures from the surface of the Moon, Shepard piloted the Lunar Module Antares to the most accurate landing of the entire Apollo program.

This photo of Earth was captured using the 70mm Earth-Sky Camera mounted on the Freedom 7 spacecraft.

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Alan Shepard made the first American sub-orbital space flight,went on to command Apollo 14. So he got to see this little marble from the surface of the moon.
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Penny4NASA was founded to uphold the importance of space exploration and science. We believe wholeheartedly that our federal funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at a mere 0.48% of the total, does not reflect the hugely important economic, technological and inspirational resource that this agency has been throughout its 50+ year history. With approximately $10 coming back into the economy for every $1 spent, thousands of new science and engineering students becoming inspired continuously, and the multitude of technologies that NASA research has both directly and indirectly made possible, we believe that NASA needs to be funded at a level of at least 1% of the U.S. federal budget. This isn't a partisan argument, and this isn't a fiscal budget argument, this is the American people saying that as a society our tax dollars to reflect that importance of science and space exploration. And 0.48% doesn't cut it. We are calling for NASA budget to be increased to at least 1% of the US federal budget.
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