Emily Lakdawalla's blogs from 2009
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/24 02:39 CST
Quick Dawn update: Gravity assist indeed went well
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/18 12:58 CST
Planetary Society Statement on Europa Mission Selection
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/18 10:29 CST
News flash: Jupiter flagship mission selected to launch first
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/16 09:02 CST
LOTS of analysis of the flagship mission options - Europa or Titan?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/13 09:34 CST
Lunar missions: the start of an ending for one, the start of a beginning for another
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/09 04:00 CST
Catching up on some news: LPSC, MESSENGER at perihelion, Google Mars, Okina impact
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/02 04:54 CST
A set of Mars image data taken by the Hubble Space Telescope a year ago was just released to Hubble's data archive. It was captured by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on January 30, 2008 when Mars was about 115 million kilometers from Earth.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/28 03:13 CST
Rather than try to interpret what's going on, I'm just going to repost in full a "rover mission status report" (always an ominous subject heading) I just received from the JPL media relations office. I'll post updates when any are available.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/24 10:33 CST
Next in The Planetary Society's 365 Days of Astronomy doubleheader is Planetary Society President Jim Bell, whose show, airing today, is on "Five Years of Living Vicariously on Mars."
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/23 10:17 CST
365 Days of Astronomy Podcast: Voyage Past the Sideways Planet
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/22 01:46 CST
Please send me your questions for Planetary Radio Q and A
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/22 12:36 CST
ANSMET blogs: So close to the 500-meteorite mark...
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/16 03:57 CST
Mini-SAR: Another Chandrayaan-1 instrument checks in
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/14 05:49 CST
Tonight at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, Jim Bell and Bill Nye will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the landing of the rovers; Jim will be showing lots of pretty 3D pictures.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/14 03:53 CST
2008 - the Year in Pictures - Now a wall calendar!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/06 11:57 CST
Scott Maxwell is one of those many guys (and gals) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who rarely gets his name in the news but who is absolutely indispensable to the success of a space mission. I don't know what his official title is, but whatever it is, it's not as good as the colloquial name given to his position: Rover Driver.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/05 11:59 CST
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