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OF LAS CRUCES

Expedition
Mars
Lunar​​
Quest

LAUNCH & LANDING
SCHEDULE


Targeted Date: May 5, 2018​​

Mission: InSight Mars Lander

Description: InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport), the first mission to explore Mars' deep interior, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. This NASA Discovery Program mission will be the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast.


Date: June 3, 2018​​

Mission: Expedition 55 Landing

Description: NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and crewmates Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Norishege Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will undock their Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan.

INTERESTING ARTICLES

How plant gravity perception is leading scientists to consider how a plant finds its water source in zero or microgravity. Check out this article at ​​nasa.gov

Is the key to speeding up the modernizaiton of our efforts in space, cheaper launch costs. Check out this article at spacenews.com

Astronomers have detected the brightest radio burst ever seen, but what is causing it? Check out this article at ​​​​​​​​universetoday.com

Living Dead star is like nothing ever seen before. Check out this article at ​​​scitechdaily.com

How being in space can change the way you see. Check out this article at ​​sciencedaily.com

Researchers create the most detailed simulation of the universe. Check out this article at ​​technology.org

summer space camp

"Education on the Station"

K - 8
Registration Open

Scholarships available

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India to put Igloo structures on the moon by use of robots and 3D printing? Check out this article ​ moondaily.com

Challenger Event Calendar
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    Last Day of School
  2. June
    Summer Camp