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EROS notes satellite launch anniversary

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The EROS Center north of Sioux Falls is celebrating a year of success of Landsat 8.

NASA launched the Earth-observing satellite into space from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base one year ago Tuesday.

The U.S. Geo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bound for Mars? Four Minnesotans are semifinalists

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Bob Shaw
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Four Minnesotans say they want to go to Mars — and eventually die there.
No, they are not insane.
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One has named them and about 1,060 others as semifinalists in the sele…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bound for Mars? Four Minnesotans are semifinalists

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Bob Shaw
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Four Minnesotans say they want to go to Mars — and eventually die there.
No, they are not insane.
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One has named them and about 1,060 others as semifinalists in the sele…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OPINION: Searching galaxy for alien life just got a bit easier

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bloomberg News

“Where is everybody?” Enrico Fermi famously asked 63 years ago. His question was cosmic: Our modest little eight-planet solar system is part of the Milky Way, which has at least 100 billion stars. The Milky Way, in turn, is o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Groups discuss Landsat 8 in Sioux Falls

June 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Nearly 120 scientists and engineers from around the world are meeting in Sioux Falls this week to discuss operational and technical issues regarding the new Landsat 8 satellite.
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Space-tourism company to offer two seats to the moon

December 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It had to happen: A start-up company is offering rides to the moon. Book your seat now though it’s going to set you back $750 million (it’s unclear if that includes baggage fees). Continue Reading

What you’ll see during supersonic skydive

October 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Felix Baumgartner makes his 23-mile supersonic skydive over southeastern New Mexico Tuesday morning, more than two dozen high-definition and high-resolution digital cameras will be recording the event. Some views will be streamed live, but with a 20-second delay. Continue Reading

‘Once in a blue moon’ happens tonight

August 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tonight is the blue moon. Of course, it won’t actually be blue unless you happen to be near a volcano. Volcanic ash and forest fires can turn the moon blue. The secret? It’s the ash. Continue Reading

UND’s Space Studies Department to hold ‘public star party’

August 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND’s Space Studies Department and the university’s astronomy club will be holding a “Public Star Party” event at 9 p.m. Friday at Clifford Hall, Room 210, on campus. Continue Reading

NASA builds menu for planned Mars mission in 2030s

July 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking. Continue Reading