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Another Brave Frog Bites the Dust at NASA

We all heard the story and the famous photo of the intrepid frog that try to fly alongside a powerful rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Island in Virginia. The agency was launching the LADEE mission to the moon atop a Minotaur V rocket. “The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in […]

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Pyramid-Sized Asteroid to Creep by Earth Tonight

A friendly neighborhood asteroid named 216 NF23, which is said to be a little larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza, is speeding through the solar system at 20,000 mph. The asteroid caused a stir earlier this week when a trajectory showed the object coming pretty damn close to Earth. NASA classifies the asteroid as […]

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Medical Student in Egypt Spreads the Excitement of Space Exploration

By Yumna Majeed STEM-themed education platforms are becoming a new trend around the world and it’s helping pave a new road of opportunities for both teachers and students. Teaching technology, engineering, and mathematics by using fresh and innovative methods are making it easier for kids to develop an interest in the sciences. Star Letters in on […]

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Star Letter 013: The Modern Age of Spaceflight (to Venus?)

Okay, we will say it. We miss the Mars Rover, Opportunity. It’s still unresponsive during this massive dust storm. We are hoping that Oppy will be waking up soon, as is NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here on Earth, however, there is a startup company in Alabama that is working on a technology that will be […]

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How Robust Space Access Allows Humans to Track Infectious Diseases

by Melissa Molseed When we think of Earth Observation and the practical applications of satellite imagery, it is safe to say that climate change, mapping services and weather services are usually the first use cases that come to mind. Google Maps has been using satellite imagery in their mapping service since 2005 and the first […]

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