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Goodbye, Cassini

By | September 30, 2017

The spacecraft Cassini, after 13 years of studying Saturn, recently ended its mission by diving into the planet. The mission was designed to end this way so that there would be zero chance that the spacecraft will run into any of Saturn’s moons in decades to come, running the risk of contaminating them with Earth organisms. If the… Read More »

Where to see US spaceships

By | May 31, 2017

Most of America’s crewed spaceships, from the earliest days through the space shuttle, are on display someplace in this country. You can visit the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft, most of the Apollo command modules, and the space shuttles. There are even a few unflown lunar modules and lunar rovers on exhibit. These spacecraft are distributed over 20 museums in… Read More »