Exploration: June 2012 Archives

ExxonMobil: "The United States ranks 17th in the world in science. It's time to raise the bar and elevate our academic standards. Let's do what's best for our students by investing in our teachers. Find out more at exxonmobil.com/letssolvethis"

Keith's note: This video is playing as an advertisement on the CNN.com homepage right now. Look at all the other nation's flags on the Moon. This is a more subtle - yet still blunt way to send a message about the importance of education and technological preeminence to America - instead of adopting NASA Astronaut Andy Thomas' earlier clumsy and crude method wherein Chinese astronauts are shown to have trampled the American flag left on the lunar surface as they plant their own.

- NASA Astronaut Andy Thomas is Still Bashing China On The Job, earlier post
- NASA Exploration Ideas - With Added China Bashing, earlier post

VASIMR and Explorers

The Explorers Club Hosts Plasma Rocket Demo With Astronauts Scott Carpenter and Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz

"The demonstration of the VASIMR rocket engine prototype, called the VX-200 (for VASIMR Experimental at 200 kilowatts), will be hosted at the Ad Astra research facility by The Explorers Club, the international exploration organization, at 2 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2012. Also attending will be legendary astronaut Scott Carpenter who flew in 1962 as part of the Mercury program, and Ad Astra's Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz who has flown to space seven separate times, all aboard the Shuttle."

NEEMO 16 Underway

NASA's Undersea Mission Submerges in the Atlantic

"An international crew of aquanauts is settling into its home on the ocean floor, where the team will spend 12 days testing concepts for a potential asteroid mission. The expedition is the 16th excursion of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO)."

Challenger Center to host Exciting Interactive Webcasts with NASA NEEMO



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