NASA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-students-help-nasa-ozone-study-soar-over-saint-louis <p>If you happen to be near the Saint Louis Science Center planetarium at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, look up. You might see a weather balloon.</p><p>Students at Saint Louis University are launching them as part of a study sponsored by the U.S. space agency NASA.</p><p>The mission aims to improve our understanding of air pollution and global climate.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29155 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis Wow! NASA video shows 'mind-bogglingly gorgeous' solar eruption http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wow-nasa-video-shows-mind-bogglingly-gorgeous-solar-eruption Before we run through the news of the day, let's pause for something spectactular: <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=151653121" target="_blank">a new video</a> from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It shows a "massive filament" eruption on the sun that occurred last Friday. <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/05/solar_filament_video/" target="_blank">As Britain's The Register says</a>, it is "mind-bogglingly gorgeous."<p>The eruption apparently stretched out a "half million miles into space," The Register adds. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:54:32 +0000 Mark Memmott 4495 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wow! NASA video shows 'mind-bogglingly gorgeous' solar eruption ‘Curiosity’ reaches Mars tonight: Wash U researcher helps rover traverse red planet http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/curiosity-reaches-mars-tonight-wash-u-researcher-helps-rover-traverse-red-planet <p>Not long after midnight central time tonight, <a href="http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/">the rover known as Curiosity</a> will land on Mars.</p><p>It will take the rover seven minutes to get from the Mars atmosphere to the planet&#39;s surface. But because it takes about twice that long for signals to travel from Mars to Earth, scientists won&#39;t know anything about the landing until after it&#39;s already over.</p><p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 11:39:21 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘Curiosity’ reaches Mars tonight: Wash U researcher helps rover traverse red planet Missing moon dust returned to NASA from St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missing-moon-dust-returned-nasa-st-louis <p>Houston now has one fewer problem to worry about.</p><p>Moon dust apparently smuggled years ago from Johnson Space Center is now back in Houston - from St. Louis.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:06:30 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1490 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missing moon dust returned to NASA from St. Louis Space Shuttle Challenger remembered on 25th anniversary of tragedy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/space-shuttle-challenger-remembered-25th-anniversary-tragedy <p>Twenty-five years ago, the <a href="http://history.nasa.gov/sts51l.html">Space Shuttle <em>Challenger</em></a> broke apart shortly after liftoff, killing all seven crew members on board.</p><p>Here in St. Louis, the <a href="http://www.clcstlouis.org">Challenger Learning Center</a> is offering a variety of <a href="http://www.clcstlouis.org/documents/CLC25thchallenger2_000.pdf">programs</a> honoring the <em>Challenger</em> crew and their families.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:11:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 414 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Space Shuttle Challenger remembered on 25th anniversary of tragedy