Manned Venus Flyby

VenusFlybyDid you know that the NASA was planning a Venus flyby in the 70’s it was basically like sending Skylab and an Apollo capsule there and back. It’s just sad to see all theses missed opportunities, it’s wasn’t a pipe dream where you would have to invent and develop new vehicle and technology, all this project was based on spare equipment from the moon missions.

check this entry : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manned_Venus_Flyby

 

‘Meteor Smoke’ Linked to Noctilucent Clouds

A key ingredient of Earth’s strangest clouds does not come from Earth. New data from NASA’s AIM spacecraft shows that “meteor smoke” is essential to the formation of noctilucent clouds.

FULL STORY: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/07aug_meteorsmoke/