NASA Selects Two New Deep Space CubeSat Missions


WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — Good things really do come in small packages.

When we think of space satellites that assist with communications, weather monitoring and GPS here on Earth, we likely picture them as being quite large—many are as big as a school bus and weigh several tons. Yet there’s a class of smaller satellites that’s growing in popularity. These miniaturized satellites, known as nanosatellites or CubeSats, can fit in the palm of your hand and are providing new opportunities for space science.


A Profile of Mr. Mars, Michael Malin

Air & Space Magazine has a profile of Michael Malin, whose self-named company processes the images sent down by NASA’s Mars spacecraft. This is an excerpt from Andrew Chaikin’s new book, A Passion for Mars: Intrepid Explorers of the Red Planet.