National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Wed January 25, 2012
The Two-Way

'Blue Marble 2012': NASA's 'Most Amazing' High Def Image Of Earth So Far

Originally published on Wed January 25, 2012 3:41 pm

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The "Blue Marble" image of Earth snapped by the crew of Apollo 17 in 1972 is one of the most famous photos ever taken. When it appeared, we all suddenly saw the world in a much different way.

In the years since, NASA has added other "Blue Marble" photos to its collection, and has used technology to enhance and sharpen the images.

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Sat November 26, 2011

Cruising To Mars: The Rover's Tasks

NASA launched the Mars Science Laboratory from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday. The MSL is five times heavier than the rovers currently on Mars and has twice as many scientific instruments. It will take nine months for the spacecraft to reach the Red Planet, and there's plenty of things for it to do before then.


Wed August 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Stay On Target: NASA's Rover Reaches Huge Crater On Mars

A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater sweeps southward in this view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. NASA adjusted the colors in this image. Fans of the film Capricorn One may want to see the original orange-tinted image.

You may not have realized it, but a piece of U.S. property was recently driving around on the surface of Mars. Tens of millions of miles away from the debt crisis, the heat wave and other big events of the summer, NASA's rover Opportunity just completed a 13-mile trip to allow scientists to examine a Martian crater.

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Mon July 25, 2011

Loveland-Based Company Announces Two Contracts with NASA

Program Director Randy Paffenroth, Ph.D.
Numerica Corporation

One Colorado research and development company is announcing two separate contracts with NASA.  They’ll work on issues regarding safety and mission design.

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Tue July 19, 2011

Centennial-Based Rocket Maker Enters Partnership with NASA

An Atlas V lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral in 2002 carrying the HOT BIRD 6 broadcast satellite.
International Launch Services

Centennial-based United Launch Alliance, or ULA, announced Monday that it’s partnering with NASA, to explore the safety of using one of their rockets to send astronauts into orbit.

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