National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) http://kunc.org en Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend http://kunc.org/post/space-thief-or-hero-one-mans-quest-reawaken-old-friend More than 30 years ago, Robert Farquhar stole a spacecraft.<p>Now he's trying to give it back.<p>The green satellite, covered with solar panels, is hurtling back toward the general vicinity of Earth, after nearly three decades of traveling in a large, looping orbit around the sun.<p>If Farquhar, a former mission design specialist for NASA, gets his way, the agency will command the spacecraft to fire its thrusters, veer close to the moon, and slip back into the spot where it was intended to be when it was launched in 1978 — and where it was when Farquhar and his accomplices "borrowed" it.<p>Bac Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:10:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 54742 at http://kunc.org Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend Bon Voyage, Voyager: Old Friends Take Stock http://kunc.org/post/bon-voyage-voyager-old-friends-take-stock For the scientists who have emotionally traveled with NASA's Voyager mission for decades, 2013 will be remembered as the year they knew Voyager 1 had finally become the first explorer from Earth to enter the mysterious realm of interstellar space.<p>Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, both blasted off in 1977, more than 35 years ago. Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter, then Saturn — and then on toward the unknown region that lies between stars.<p><a href="http://cassini-mimi.jhuapl.edu/SMK_BriefBiography_19-051.htm">Tom Krimigis</a>, 75, works at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Lab. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:44:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 53155 at http://kunc.org Bon Voyage, Voyager: Old Friends Take Stock On Anniversary Of Apollo 8, How The 'Earthrise' Photo Was Made http://kunc.org/post/anniversary-apollo-8-how-earthrise-photo-was-made The first humans to catch a glimpse of the Earth rising over the moon nearly missed seeing it at all, let alone capturing the snapshot that became one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.<p>NASA has released an animation commemorating the 45th anniversary of <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo8.html#.UriLnvuabf0">Apollo 8</a>, the first manned mission to orbit the moon. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 53031 at http://kunc.org On Anniversary Of Apollo 8, How The 'Earthrise' Photo Was Made VIDEO: Watch CU Boulder’s MAVEN Launch To Mars http://kunc.org/post/video-watch-cu-boulder-s-maven-launch-mars <p>A University of Colorado Boulder led mission to Mars blasts off Monday morning. It’s the first time CU Boulder has led such a mission.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:18:21 +0000 Nathan Heffel 52063 at http://kunc.org VIDEO: Watch CU Boulder’s MAVEN Launch To Mars Satellite Photos Show How Far Coloradans Have Moved Into Wildfire Zones http://kunc.org/post/satellite-photos-show-how-far-coloradans-have-moved-wildfire-zones <p>Are wildfires getting more severe or are more Coloradans moving into fire prone areas? Seen from space, development in the wildland&nbsp;urban interface near Colorado Springs has grown significantly.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:02:55 +0000 Nathan Heffel 51708 at http://kunc.org Satellite Photos Show How Far Coloradans Have Moved Into Wildfire Zones