NASA's New Altair Lunar Lander Simulation In Action

The Constellation program may be in trouble, but that doesn't mean NASA's boffins are sitting around playing Asteroids, and flying rocket models. They are still planning to get back to the Moon, and they built a cool simulator for it: » 11/30/09 4:53pm 11/30/09 4:53pm

From Earth To Moon Redux: How The Next Moonshot Will Happen

May 2019: Our scheduled return to the moon. There's plenty of laboring to be done on the Constellation Program before then, but the foundation is set. Here's how you—as an astronaut—would experience the mission: » 5/09/09 12:30pm 5/09/09 12:30pm

First Historic Image of Planet 3106 Trillion Miles From Earth

Thanks to the distortion-reducing power of the ALTAIR » 9/18/08 5:40pm 9/18/08 5:40pm adaptive optics system on the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii, three University of Toronto scientists were able to capture images of the star 1RXS J160929.1-210524 from a distance of about 500 light years away. The image is believed to be the first ever of a…