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Atlantis on ‘Space Surgery’ Mission for Hubble Telescope

Where: Cape Canaveral, Florida, USAMay 11, 2009 : The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off on a two day space journey to the Hubble Space Telescope. Seven astronauts were on board to service and repair the telescope. The Hubble Telescope is a space research tool that was put into orbit outside the earth's atmosphere in 1990. It is one...

Hunting for Planets in Earth’s Galaxy

Where: Cape Canaveral, Florida, USAMarch 7, 2009 : The USA's space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched its Kepler Telescope successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The telescope is designed to search for planets orbiting stars other than the Sun in our galaxy, the Milky Way. William Borucki, principal science investigator of the mission, said,...

What were the Voyager Missions?

What were the Voyager Missions?
Imagine a journey that takes you a billion kilometres away from earth, to the edge of the solar system, from where you can look back over your shoulder and see our sun as just another star in the sky.We are not talking about a science fiction movie but the Voyager space mission. On August 20, 1977, the Voyager 2...