NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to launch on a mission to orbit, map and collect samples from the asteroid Bennu, and return to Earth 7 years later. OSIRIS-REx: http://www.asteroidmission.org/ Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/NASA
Ocean Satellite Renamed for Noted Scientist
Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/NASA A key ocean observation satellite launching this fall has been named after Earth scientist Michael Freilich, as announced Jan. 28 by NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Freilich was head of NASA’s Earth Science division from 2006 until retiring in February 2019. The Sentinel-6A/Jason CS satellite, scheduled to launch this fall from Vandenberg Air Force base in California, will now be known as Sentinel-6 Mike Freilich. The Sentinel-6 mission aims to continue high precision ocean altimetry measurements in the 2020–2030 timeframe using two identical satellites launching five years apart -- Sentinel-6A (now renamed) and Sentinel-6B.
More videos by this producer
The common roundworm shares a surprising amount of genetic material with humans - enough, in fact, to make them the good substitutes for astronauts in low-gravity medical studies. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. More on Space Aging! http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/
On January 31, 1958, the United States joined the "space race" with the successful launch of the Explorer 1 satellite, marking the birth of space science. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Explorer 1 Site: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/explorer-1/ Explorer 1 Book: https://www.jpl.nasa.g