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November 21, 2011

NASA Offers Kids A Look Into NPP

Elementary Students, Families Invited To Third Sunday Experiment

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sunday, November 20th from 1300 - 1500 EST. It's a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP).

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Getting A Shuttle Down The Street

Retired Orbiter To Be Towed Through LA Streets To Its Museum Home

It is somewhat slower than space shuttle Endeavour was designed to travel, and might even be a bit slower than the crawler speed that used to carry the orbiter to launch complex 39A. At some point next year, the retired spacecraft will be towed through the streets of Los Angeles to its new home at the California Science Center.

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Chinese Spacecraft Returns To Earth Following Docking Experiment

China Progressing With Plans For Its Own Space Station

The Chinese Shenzhou 8 spacecraft, which twice docked successfully with the Tiangong 1 module launched separately, returned to earth Thursday. China says it is working towards building its own space station, after being denied participation in the ISS program.

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