Hawaiʻi Plays Key Role in NASA’s Next-Gen Space Comms System

Hawaiʻi Plays Key Role in NASA’s Next-Gen Space Comms System

Image courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Since the dawn of space exploration, spacecraft and astronauts have communicated using radio frequency (RF) systems. As technology progressed and the data-gathering ability of rovers, probes, and satellites...
NASA Astronaut Speaking at UH-Hilo on Hubble Telescope

NASA Astronaut Speaking at UH-Hilo on Hubble Telescope

Come down to the University of Hawai’i at Hilo on Nov. 15 for an exciting space talk from a five time shuttle astronaut and MIT Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Jeff Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman will discuss what went wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope and how...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Asteroid Mission Today

Credit: NASA Launching on Sept. 8, 2016 from Space Launch Complex 41 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, OSIRIS-REx will travel to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu and bring a small sample back to Earth for study. Watch the video below for more information....

50 Year Anniversary of the First Image of the Earth from the Moon

The Earth from the Moon. Credit: NASA Fifty years ago, on August 23, 1966, NASA captured the first images of Earth from the moon. According to a story on Mashable.com, Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped the above photograph during a mission to locate potential landing spots for...

Picture Shows Geology of Saturn’s Moon Dione

Dione. Credit: NASA Dione reveals its past via contrasts in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The features visible here are a mixture of tectonics — the bright, linear features — and impact cratering — the round features, which are...