April 6, 1999
The concept of ion propulsion, currently being demonstrated on the Deep Space 1mission, goes back to the very beginning of NASA and beyond. The path from concept to reality has not been short or direct, but it has been interesting.
April 5, 1999
Eight years ago today NASA launched the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. While the CGRO has revolutionized our understanding of cosmic gamma ray bursts, these distant explosions remain one of the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics.
April 1, 1999
Scientists will describe initial results from a program to catch meteoroids in flight at the NASA/Ames Leonids Workshop April 12-15, 1999.
March 30, 1999
The second Blue Moon of 1999 takes place this Wednesday night. This article explains how to see it and explores the history of the expression "Blue Moon."
March 29, 1999
A dramatic new time-lapse movie from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows for the first time seasonal changes and raging storms on the planet Uranus.
March 26, 1999
Scientists may be closer to unravelling the mystery of Gamma-ray Burststhanks to one of the most powerful cosmic explosions ever recorded.
March 24, 1999
Specially made photographic emulsions, made by NASA scientists, assist in advanced studies of fusion research at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
March 22, 1999
The Universal Multi-Zone Crystallizator is a precision furnace from Hungary which may finally get a chance to fly due to collaboration between scientists at NASA and Hungarian Universities.
March 22, 1999
Well understood and well used scientific insturments will help verify a new instrument as they all fly on JAWSAT.
March 19, 1999
Thank you all for your support! Last night at the 1999 Webby Awards, this site was awarded the People's Voice Award for best Science site on the Web!