By Sarah Webb on November 21, 2011
The American Museum of Natural History‘s new exhibit, Beyond Planet Earth, which opened last Saturday through August 12, 2012, provides a window through the past and an optimistic glimpse at the future of space exploration. As I moved through the historical portion at a press preview last Tuesday, Russian spacecraft pinged, and news reports captured [...]
By Sarah Webb on May 3, 2010
Mars, the many missions to study the planet, and the question: is there or was there some kind of life on the planet? When I was working on a Mars-related story recently, a researcher pointed me to this hilarious Dutch commercial. Not a bad way to pass the time while we wait.
By Sarah Webb on May 27, 2009
The rovers are still my favorite NASA mission, for reasons I’ve already written about. Even if the rovers quit tomorrow, the rover science team of Steve Squyres of Cornell and company would still have decades of data to comb through and analyze. Last Friday, they published more of the Opportunity data in the journal Science [...]
By Sarah Webb on January 5, 2009
The Mars rovers may not make the news as much as they once did, but Spirit and Opportunity are still the little Mars missions that could. Spirit bounced its way through a successful landing on Mars 5 years ago, on January 3, 2004. The rovers feel like old dear work colleagues that I revisit from [...]