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"If the dinosaurs had had a space program, they would not be extinct." - Carl Sagan

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We are our own extinction event. And I fear that our Maker will be back before we get our space program to the point where we can leave... not that we have anywhere to go.
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On June 30, 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, carrying ESA’s Huygens probe, arrived at Saturn.

Today Cassini celebrates 11 years exploring the Saturn system. Originally intended for a four-year primary mission, Cassini has received two mission extensions allowing the spacecraft to collect more than 514 GB of science data and over 332,000 stunning images of the planet and its many moons.

Read more: http://pennyfornasa.tumblr.com/post/122866456648/on-june-30-2004-the-cassini-spacecraft-carrying

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You forgot the earlier pass bys where they found Torroidal rings, etc. Enuff for now; but, try to play some Classical or traditional music that has real dramatic dissonace notes. Then you befgin to discover such as the Asteroid belts origin: the origin implicit within a very good starting point of universal true principles as Johannes /keplers Harmony of the Spheres if you deisire real rigor and succeding hypotheses.
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SpaceX Rocket Exploded Shortly After Liftoff

SpaceX’s seventh cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded just minutes after liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday. It is the third cargo resupply mission to the space station to fail in the last year.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/06/28/spacex-rocket-explodes-after-liftoff/
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Ouch. On his birthday, too...
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Watch The First Live Broadcast Of An Exoplanet Passing In Front Of Its Host Star

The Slooh Community Observatory, in cooperation with the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, will be broadcasting the first ever live viewing of a planet outside the solar system as it passes in front of its host star on Saturday.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/06/27/watch-the-first-live-broadcast-of-an-exoplanet-observation/

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+Stephen Langer no borders, nations, currency. Doubtful, but sounds nice.
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NASA Is "All Systems Go" For A Mission To Europa

A mission to Europa is now under development after NASA gave the green light to a mission concept which would send a spacecraft to conduct flybys of Jupiter’s icy moon sometime in the 2020s to assess the world’s potential habitability. The mission concept passed its first major review by the agency, allowing the mission concept to enter the formulation stage of development.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/06/22/nasa-is-all-systems-go-for-a-mission-to-europa/

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Excellent. Probably should have been done 20 years ago, though.
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This Trailer For NASA's New Horizons Mission Will Get You Pumped For Pluto.

A stunning teaser for NASA’s New Horizons mission will leave you brimming with anticipation. The video was commissioned by the National Space Society in honor of the highly anticipated arrival of NASA’s New Horizons probe at Pluto this summer.

Watch it here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/06/19/trailer-for-nasa-new-horizons-mission-to-pluto/

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Should be a lot better than the moon landing movie now technology has advanced so much🎥🎬
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On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space.

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 herself the 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.

Sadly, on July 23, 2012, Sally Ride passed away 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.

Celebrate Sally Ride's legacy by advocating for an increase in NASA's budget: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

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Asteroid Day Raises Awareness About Asteroid Threat

The Asteroid Day campaign kicked off its inaugural celebration on Tuesday marking the 107th anniversary of the Tunguska Event. The campaign was formed on Dec. 3, 2014 with the goal of creating a global day of awareness around the threat posed by near-Earth objects.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/06/30/asteroid-day-raises-awareness-about-asteroid-threat/

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The day of the leftovers of planets creation by the sun,
Asteroid belt of the sun,
It will correspond to the ring of Jupiter-type planets.
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Russian Cosmonaut Sets Record For Most Time Spent In Space

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has now spent more time in space than any other person in history. The Russian cosmonaut broke the record for the most time accumulated in space while aboard the International Space Station at 5:42 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 28.

Read more: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/06/29/russian-cosmonaut-sets-record-for-most-time-spent-in-space/

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Watch Live Coverage Of SpaceX's Third Rocket Landing Attempt

SpaceX is making its third attempt to land and recover the first stage of a rocket for reuse as a part of the company’s seventh cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon spacecraft will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, June 28 at 10:21 a.m. EDT.

Watch Live: http://www.penny4nasa.org/2015/06/27/spacex-attempts-third-rocket-landing/

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Oh well, it didn't fail the landing this time. It just never landed (in one piece that is) ;-)
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LDSD: NASA's Flying Saucer

Today is World UFO Day, and if you saw a "flying saucer" a couple weeks ago in the skies over Hawaii, don't worry, it wasn't a UFO, it was a test flight of NASA's next generation spacecraft. The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) conducted its second test on June 8th, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. 

The inflatable re-entry vehicle’s purpose is to aid in the eventual safe landing of larger payloads on the Martian surface. As part of the June 8th's test flight -- which launched at 7:45am HST, the LDSD was floated to a height of 120,000 feet (37 kilometers) by a giant balloon before it successfully separated as planned at 11:35am HST. Soon after separating, an onboard rocket took the craft to an altitude of 180,000 feet, where the Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (SIAD) -- the first braking technology of its kind -- deployed near Mach 3 speeds at 11:37am. 

"Developing and demonstrating entry, descent and landing technologies such as supersonic decelerators is critical to enabling our journey to Mars," said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "The technologies tested on LDSD are giving us data and insight into the capabilities we’ll need to land more mass than we currently can on Mars, which will enable more capable robotic missions, as well as human precursor missions to the Red Planet."

Only fourteen seconds after SIAD inflation, a 100 foot wide parachute -- the largest supersonic parachute ever flown -- was released. This parachute is more than double the surface area of the parachute utilized to slow down Curiosity's Martian descent in August of 2012. However, the parachute began to generate large amounts of drag, and ultimately a tear appeared in the canopy at about the time it was fully inflated.

"Early indications are that we got what we came for, new and actionable data on our parachute design," said Mark Adler, project manager for LDSD at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "At present, our data is in the form of low-resolution video and some other nuggets of data which were downlinked in real-time. But this will soon change when our test vehicle makes port, and we have the opportunity to inspect the ultra-high resolution, high-speed imagery and other comprehensive information carried in the memory cards on board our saucer."

Sources:
1. LDSD Mars Landing Technology Flight Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q5SQBC_e64
2. NASA's LDSD Project Completes Second Experimental Test Flight
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-ldsd-project-completes-second-experimental-test-flight
3. LDSD test of Mars landing technology suffers chute failure
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/nasa-ldsd-test-mars-landing-tech/

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On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne - a space plane built by a private aviation firm - made the first privately-funded manned space flight, setting them up to win the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE. And that was just the beginning... #XPRIZE
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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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