Curious about Curiosity?

If you are interested in curiosity’s historic¬† landing on Mars, have a look at AstroSarah’s Blog.

http://astrosarah.wordpress.com/

Dr Sarah explains what curiosity is and the job it will be doing on Mars.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for some terrific links to more information.

NASA Clip

Have a look at this NASA clip that explains all about the Curiosity landing including the “Seven minutes of Terror!!!”

 

 

Space Shuttle Launch

The Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission successfully launched just over 4 days ago.

It is going to the International Space Station to deliver parts, bring crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and will include 3 spacewalks.

How cool is that?

For more information, some really amazing video footage (including the launch) a blog and profiles of the crew check out:  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

Is there water on the moon?

Thanks to Pics 4 Learning for the photo

Thanks to Pics 4 Learning for the photo

Well, that is what the LCROSS mission is trying to find out!

LCROSS stands for Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite

On October 9th 2009 NASA was hoping to find out by crashing a rocket into the moon. By doing this, they are aiming to create an impact crater that forces water and ice vapour above the lunar surface for analysis.

Exciting Stuff!

For more information, have a look at the NASA LCROSS site at: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/overview/index.html

NASA also set up a site for amateur observers at: http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/index.htm

At the amatuer site you can watch a movie about the mission and even the Download the song “Water on the Moon” written by LCROSS Deputy Project Manager John Marmie! Performed by John Marmie and Jeff Petro.

Check it out!