Look up.The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is today (8/12) and tomorrow (8/13) with up to 200 meteors per hour. NASA will host a live broadcast of the Perseid meteor shower via Ustream beginning tonight (8/12) at 9 PM CDT. If skies are cloudy watch it here NASA MSFC
NASA satellites provide useful data about our planet every day of the year and along the way some beautiful images to view on Earth Day. The trip begins at the San Quintín Glacier in Chile and ends showing Aurora and Moonglow over Western Europe.
Early Monday morning, NASA’s $2.5 billion Curiosity rover safely landed on Mars after eight months of interplanetary travel. The car-sized, one-ton rover now begins a two-year mission of exploration and discovery as it roams the surface of the red planet.
Lots of little kids dream about becoming astronauts — and for some lucky grown-ups, those dreams could become a reality. NASA recently concluded an open call for civilians to apply for a spot in the next astronaut class.