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Here's How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They're Headed

Here's How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They're Headed When you drive, the second most important thing you should keep your eyes on is the dashboard of your car (the first thing being the road).In space, however, it’s the controls that are the most essential for navigating and operating your spacecraft.

Wandering satellites and space debris can now be found by a giant NASA antenna

Wandering satellites and space debris can now be found by a giant NASA antenna And just sometimes, NASA can’t figure out where one of its satellites went.While it may read as something of a joke, there’s not much funny about losing millions of dollars of space equipment.

Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars

Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars At the moment, NASA and other space agencies are operating satellites in orbit around Mars.A beautiful new video making use of a high-resolution camera orbiting Mars aboard a NASA spacecraft shows you just that.

NASA prepares the Cassini spacecraft for its daring final Saturn mission

NASA prepares the Cassini spacecraft for its daring final Saturn mission The Huygens lander separated on Christmas Day to dive into Saturn’s atmosphere, leaving Cassini to study the Saturn system alone.“What we learn from Cassini’s daring final orbits will further our understanding of how giant planets, and planetary systems everywhere, form and evolve.

NASA and Cassini discover ‘the big empty’ between Saturn and its rings

NASA and Cassini discover ‘the big empty’ between Saturn and its rings NASA’s Cassini spacecraft embarked on its grand finale last week, diving through the 1,200-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings in a maneuver that brought the spacecraft closer to the ringed planet than any man-made object had been before.The spacecraft sent back a bunch of striking images along the way (see the gallery above).