Aerospaceguide.net: Newsletter 60, Monday 31st, December, 2012
Due to demand the Space Newsletter is back in action. Its 1 year since the last
* Most Spectacular Pictures from AeroSpaceGuide in 2012.
This page has some of the most amazing astronomy / space pictures online. To
navigate to other pages with pictures, use the navigation at the bottom of the
* AeroSpaceGuide Homepage
Since the last newsletter, AeroSpaceGuide Homepage has had a few face-lifts.
Social media buttons have been added. Also there are more nice pictures on the
homepage and easier access to the Space Pictures section.
* Mars Science Laboratory
Mars Science Laboratory is a NASA robotic space probe mission. It landed
Curiosity, a Mars Rover in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.
The aim of the mission is to study the geology and climate of Mars and to search
for Martian life. Data collected will also be useful for a future manned mission
* Doctor Who Series 7
Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1 was shown on television in 2012. The second part of
Series 7 will be shown in Spring 2013. This page is a brief guide to the
episodes of the series.
* Orion Exploration Flight Test-1
Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 is the 1st planned un-crewed test flight of the
Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Lockheed Martin Space Systems will conduct
the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 in 2014 under contract to NASA.
* SpaceX CRS-1
SpaceX CRS-1 was the 1st commercial resupply mission to the International Space
Station. It was launched on October 7, 2012. It was also the first private
contracted NASA mission to the ISS.
SPACE NEWS IN BRIEF
1. NASA Renames Radiation Belt Mission to Van Allen Probes.
NASA has renamed twin satellites, originally known as the Radiation Storm Belt
Probes to the Van Allen Probes in honor of James Van Allen.
2. NASA announced in 2012 a new Mars Mission called InSight.
As part of its Discovery program, NASA announced the selection of the InSight
lander mission to investigate the interior of Mars.
3. NASA's 1st Cygnus Space Mission to ISS in 2013.
Read about the Antares Rocket. It will launch NASA's 1st Space Mission to the
International Space Station of Orbital Science's Cygnus spacecraft. Launch date:
maybe in Spring 2013.
Happy New Year 2013.
See you next year.
Newsletter No. 59 " Commercial Space Race "
Moved some of the books from the New Book Releases page to various pages in the Space Books section.
Newsletter No. 55 " Space Tourism "
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your knowledge by trying the
Quiz. Its use great fun and educational. Great for families,
students and teachers. Topics covered include the Solar System,
Planets, Spacecraft, Space Missions, Entertainment related and
The first manned mission to land on
the Moon was
Apollo 11. It was launched on
July 16, 1969 on a Saturn 5 Moon Rocket. It carried Neil Armstrong
and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. On July 20 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin
became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited
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Space Shuttle Books,
Star Wars Books
The first Space Shuttle tragedy
occurred on January 28, 1986, when the
Space Challenger Disaster happened killing all seven people on
The Challenger Mission was
the 25th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th launch of the Space
Shuttle Challenger. It was launched from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space
Center in Florida.
Women in Space
Features a timeline of famous
firsts for women astronauts, cosmonauts, space shuttle pilots and
commanders and more in the
Women in Space page.
The age of
Space Tourism has begun. On April
28, 2001, Dennis Tito, a California-based multi-millionaire,
became the first ever space tourist. He was launched into space in
a Russian Soyuz capsule. The second space tourist was Mark
Shuttleworth who also visited the International Space Station.
Virgin Galactic plans to commence sub-orbital space flights
National Space Centre is a visitor attraction dedicated to
space and is located in Leicester, England, UK. It contains
interactive exhibitions, some of Britain's largest rockets and
satellites, a planetarium and the Challenger Learning Centre. The
centre hosts many exciting weekend events including lots of school
holiday specials. It is run as an educational charity and offers
science workshops for school children of all ages.
This is one of the best
looking pages I have done. It summarises our
Solar System consists of the Sun and the eight planets, their
moons, dwarf planets, asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, Oort Cloud,
comets, meteoroids and interplanetary dust.
SPACE NEWS IN BRIEF
1. New Russian
Russia will start manned launches from the new cosmodrome
Vostochny in the Far East Amur Region from 2018. President Putin
signed a decree on November 6 on building a new cosmodrome, which
will be located in the Amur Region. It's called Vostochny.
The construction will take place ten years. Design and
experimental works will last two years. The first launches are due
by the year 2015. By 2018, launches under manned spacecraft
2. Doctor Who News
(a) It's with great sadness to announce the first producer of
Doctor Who, Verity Lambert has passed away in November. Verity
produced Doctor Who when the series began in 1963.
(b) Billie Piper is to re-materialise on Doctor Who, reprising her
role as the time-travelling adventurer's sidekick Rose Tyler. She
may appear in three of the 13 episodes to be shown in 2008. It is
rumoured Davros may return.
(c) Voyage of the Damned, the Christmas special will run for 71
minutes instead of the usual 60 on the BBC in the UK on Christmas
3. China publishes first moon picture
China published the first picture of the moon captured by
Chang'e-1 in late November, marking the success of the country's
first lunar probe project. The framed black-and-white photo was
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
your comments to the Space Projects Yahoo Club.
wish to debate a subject, you can also use the
Projects Yahoo Club. It is a forum where you can leave your
opinion, thoughts, feelings and ideas. Here are some ideas.
- Should the next
space first be an ALL CREWED FEMALE on the Space Shuttle or
- What do you think is
the future of Space Tourism? Do you have a dream?
- Would you spend 1
week holiday in space in first class, sipping champagne and
looking at our lovely Earth? Sounds nice?
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