On today’s date just two years ago today, SpaceX, a space transportation company in California, launched for the first time the Falcon 9 rocket. This was (and is) an important occurrence in the timeline of development of commercial space travel…aka regular people getting to travel in space. The Falcon 9 was launched into low-Earth orbit

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting Mars since 2006, but some recent pictures taken by the powerful camera aboard this vessel are giving us something new to consider. The camera, HiRISE, allows us to see extremely detailed images from the Mars and showed some craters that give scientists reason to believe there is presence

Rise and Shine to see Planets

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 by

It’s almost summer and you might already be out of school for the year. Maybe you are home-schooled and have a different schedule. No matter what you’re doing these days, here’s a great reason NOT to sleep in during the month of May. All through May, in the wee hours of the morning it is

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Did you know that it’s possible for you to become a citizen of Mars, without ever leaving your house? NASA has created a fun site that allows you to see what it would be like to live as a Martian. From the main page, you are taken into Citizenship Hall where you can take a tour of

From time to time, we all need to take a little break. After nearly 10 months of homework, pop quizzes and waking up early, summer vacation usually can’t come soon enough for students. Your parents probably get a day off from work every now and then too. Did you know that even Mars rovers need

Mars Rover Gets Mind of Its Own

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 by

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: Mars Rover Gets Mind of Its Own By Staff March 2010 NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity is getting a chance to call its own science shots on the red planet.

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