Skip to main content

The Latest

  • NASA names piece of the moon after astronaut Sally Ride
    NASA names piece of the moon after astronaut Sally Ride
    NASA announced that the space agency has named the site where twin spacecraft impacted the moon Monday in honor of the late astronaut, Sally K. Ride, America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission team.Last Friday...
  • NASA GRAIL impact Sally Ride
    NASA names GRAIL impact site for Sally Ride
    On Monday, NASA added to the Moon's pot-marked appearance after deliberately crashing its twin GRAIL probes into the lunar surface just before the tiny spacecraft ran out of fuel. Now, less than two days after impact, the space agency has...
  • GRAIL spacecraft
    GRAIL Moon mission ends with a bang
    After orbiting the Moon for over a year, the twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft, aka Ebb and Flow,completed their mission yesterday, after impacting on the Moonat about 2:28 p.m. PST (5:28 EST), as planned.Since the...
  • Grail lunar gravity map
    NASA sends GRAIL EBB and Flow crashing into the moon; Sally Ride honored
    According to NASA, the two Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft, Ebb and Flow, that had been in lunar orbit for nearly a year was sent crashing into the side of a mountain on the lunar North Pole late Monday afternoon,...
  • Planned crash into the moon
    NASA to crash two GRAIL satellites into the moon
    As a young boy, I may have shared the joy in building something out of blocks only to watch it crash down. Apparently the brilliant minds at NASA still enjoy doing the same thing. A crash of two satellites into the moon on December 17th, 2012 is...
  • NASA GRAIL crash into Moon today
    NASA to intentionally crash twin GRAIL probes into Moon today
    Later today, about 5:30pm EST, NASA's twin GRAIL probes will end their mission in a violent manner by smashing into the Moon's surface. The reason for the carnage? The twin probes' fuel is about to run out after a successful mission...
  • NASA GRAIL crash into Moon today
    NASA to crash GRAIL probes into Moon today
    Later today, about 5:30pm EST, NASA's twin GRAIL probes will end their mission in a violent manner by smashing into the Moon's surface. The reason for the carnage? The twin probes' fuel is about to run out after a successful mission...
  • NASA to intentionally crash two probes into the moon Monday
    NASA to intentionally crash two probes into the moon Monday
    Two NASA moon probes used to help scientists learn more about the internal structure and composition of the moon will end their $496 million mission on Monday by being intentionally crashed into a mountain near the moon's north pole.NASA said...
  • GRAIL lunar probes
    NASA GRAIL begins new year with lunar orbit
    NASA announced the successful orbit of the second Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft GRAIL-B on January 1, 2011.According to NASA "GRAIL-B achieved lunar orbit at 2:43 p.m. PST (5:43 p.m. EST) today. GRAIL-A...
  • Spacecraft A arrives at the Moon, spacecraft B on its way (video)
    Spacecraft A arrives at the Moon, spacecraft B on its way (video)
    A view from mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the GRAIL-A spacecraft was captured into lunar orbit on Saturday.The spacecraft fired its main engine for 39 minutes during the lunar orbit insertion maneuver.GRAIL-A's...
  • GRAIL NASAtweetup for Rocket and Spacecraft Launch
    NASA GRAIL twin spacecraft arrive at Moon New Years Eve and Day
    The NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) will study the inside of the moon from crust to core. Using Waves and bouncing off of each other and the moon to take and do these measures. Think of the land surveyors who use their...
  • Two satellites will map the moon's gravity
    NASA's GRAIL MoonKam: A break in the weather lets us focus above the sky
    The full moon on September 12th was known as the corn harvest moon, and thanks to clearing after a week of rain, many were able to view it. The flooding in Ellicott City(original photos and video)and concern along the Susquehanna down to Havre De...
  • nn
    Holy GRAIL: ULA Delta II sends twin spacecraft on its way to the moon
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- High level upper winds tried again to delay the start of the Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission - but the United Launch Alliance Delta II heavy rocket would not be denied its date with history. GRAIL is...
  • NASA's GRAIL satellites
    NASA readies for Sept. 8 GRAIL moon mission
    PASADENA, Calif. -- On September 8from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, NASA will launch two satellites that will go to the Moon to study more about our lunar neighbor's deepest insides. TheGravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory,...