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NASA Invites Public to Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule
NASA Invites Public to Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule   2 Sep 2014
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016. Read More
New Horizons
New Horizons Commanded into Last Pre-Pluto Slumber   29 Aug 2014
Rest up, New Horizons - you have a busy 2015 ahead. Read More
Mars Exploration Rover: Opportunity
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover   29 Aug 2014
An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory. Read More
Spitzer Space Telescope
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup   28 Aug 2014
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
03 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, LADEE Launch Science Museum of Virginia
06 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, LADEE: Launch
06 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, Official LADEE Launch Viewing Location: Robert Reed Park
06 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, Times Square: LADEE Launch Broadcast
08 Sep 2014 10th Anniversary, Genesis: Samples Return to Earth
12 Sep 2014 55th Anniversary, Luna 2: Launch
13 Sep 2014 20th Anniversary, Ulysses: Maximum South Solar Latitude (-80.2 Degrees)
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