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NASA/JPL “What’s Up” for March 2014

Check out the latest NASA/JPL “What’s Up” video, featuring starlight blocked by a passing asteroid, planets marching across the sky and a lunar eclipse preview.

Infographic: International Relations in Space

Infographic: International Relations in Space. Image Credit: Joe Shervell

Infographic: International Relations in Space. Image Credit: Joe Shervell

Here’s a new infographic for your reading enjoyment. This Infographic covers the tremendous international cooperation in space exploration, as well as information onspace missions performed by all the space-faring nations in the world.

Additionally, the Infographic shows numerous ground-breaking events in space exploration, political issues, and highlights efforts to promote the sense of community in outer space.

Follow the “Continue Reading” link to check out the full Infographic!

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Fifty Amazing Facts About The Moon

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A while back I was approached by a media company asking if I would share an infographic they produced about the Moon.

Generally speaking, I’ve never been keen on passing around infographics, as they are usually full of inaccuracies.

However, I took some time to email the producers and express my concerns over a few inaccuracies that I noticed at a quick glance.

To my surprise, I received a reply to my email, and the producers were receptive to the suggestions I made.

Even more surprising, the company made a donation to my friends at Cosmoquest for my time.

Follow the “Continue Reading” link below to see the full infographic in its corrected, and mostly accurate glory!

   

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Apollo 11 Launch: July 16, 1969

On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched towards the moon from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The crew of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin successfully made it to the Moon a few days later, with Armstrong being the first human to step foot on the moon, and Aldrin joining him on the lunar surface a few minutes later.

Learn more from NASA at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/apollo/apollo11/index.html

NASA’s “What’s Up for June 2013″

Courtesy of the folks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we have asteroids, planets and rare meteor showers, oh my!

June skies alight with stellar happenings. Check out “What’s Up for June 2013″ at the video link shown above.

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