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Tracking Satellites in McMurdo at NASA’s Near Earth Network Ground Station

One of the more interesting facilities at McMurdo station is NASA’s NEar Earth Network Ground Station. The facility is comprised of a server and management office in McMurdo proper, as well as a large satellite dish, covered with a radome, on the edge of Arrival Heights, just outside of town. From NASA: October 3, 2014 …

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An Astronaut at the South Pole: Dr. Scott Parazynski Visits The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Here at the south pole, we get lots of visitors – and many of them are extremely interesting. This past week I had the honor of meeting NASA Astronaut Scott E. Parazynski, MD. Dr. Parazynzki is now working as the Medical Director of the United States Antarctic Program. Having dinner with both Dr. Parazynzki as …

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Curiosity Rover Successfully Lands On Mars!!

Congratulations to the NASA/JPL-Caltech crew for successfully landing the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity Rover on Mars! Here are the first images taken by Curiosity on the red planet.. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s statement: NASA is back on Mars – and getting ready for the next mission to the Red Planet! After an astounding 154 million …

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First Look – Flight of the Orion

NASA: Flight of the Orion… from Full {Circle} Werks on Vimeo. This short animated film depicts the flight and orbit of the NASA's new spacecraft that will take humans far beyond low-Earth orbit. We used some original Apollo audio samples and created some bespoke effects, music and atmos to create a complex audio collage from …

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Richard Cook Speaks About The Mars Curiosity Rover: “From A to Z: Getting Curiosity to the Launch Pad”

Looking for something to watch to disconnect from the family for a while? Here’s MSL Deputy Project Manager Richard Cook’s excellent lecture “From A to Z: Getting Curiosity to the Launch Pad“, in which he covers the entire process of designing and deploying the Mars Curiosity Rover, now on its way to Mars. Out of …

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