Tonight, NASA will crash a rocket into the moon — on purpose, of course. You can watch online and read all about it in my latest story:
Who said the Hubble servicing mission would be hard? Two astronauts did in 3 hours what was supposed to take 5, and fixed one of the Hubble’s most important instruments, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph.
And they did it wearing the equivalent of boxing gloves, putting Earth-bound handymen everywhere to shame.
Now that it’s been spruced up, the STIS and its new partner, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, will help us understand what the universe is made of.
Read more about the COS.
Check out these links to my first freelance pieces for PopSci.com, the Web site of Popular Science magazine.
LCROSS, NASA’s Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite
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