A Senate Subcommitee yesterday approved an $18 billion funding bill for NASA and comes just as NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is getting ready to launch the Antares rocket that will help resupply the International Space Station.
The Senate bill provides money for projects ranging from a manned deep-space mission to Mars and the deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope to a joint venture with private companies to transport U.S. astronauts to the space station in the next few years.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A rocket set to be launched from Virginia's Wallops Island Flight Facility will study how the first galaxy was formed.
NASA says the Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment - or CIBER - is scheduled to be launched June 4.
CIBER will study when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe and how brightly they burned their nuclear fuel. CIBER principal investigator Jamie Bock says the experiment is of "fundamental importance to astrophysics."