Archive: 08/3/2005

Messenger spacecraft on way to Mercury

NASA's Messenger spacecraft swung by Earth for a Tuesday gravity assist that propelled it deeper into space on its long journey toward Mercury.

Aug 03, 2005
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Gemini Samples Spectrum Of 2003 UB313: Pluto-Like Surface

The Gemini Observatory has obtained a preliminary spectrum of 2003 UB313, the lastest so-called "10th planet". These observations were obtained on January 25, 2005 by Chad Trujillo, a Gemini staff member who is also on the ...

Aug 03, 2005
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NASA, Industry Partner Test 20-Meter Solar Sail System

NASA has reached a milestone in the testing of solar sails -- a unique propulsion technology that will use sunlight to propel vehicles through space. Engineers have successfully deployed a 20-meter solar sail system that ...

Aug 03, 2005
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