See the dramatic new video From the Earth to the Moon online. This short film from executive producer David Kring and director/editor John Blackwell provides inspirational views of the lunar surface, highlights areas yet to be explored, and reveals details of possible future landing sites.
The deadline to apply for the Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award is September 14, 2012. This award is for undergraduate or graduate students, of any nationality, working in any country, in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology. The award, which will include $2500, is to be applied for the study of impact craters, either on Earth or on the other solid bodies in the solar system, which areas of study may include but shall not necessarily be limited to impact cratering processes, the bodies (asteroidal or cometary) that make the impacts, or the geological, chemical or biological results of impact cratering. Details about the award and the application can be found online.
The NASA Astrophysics Data Systems (ADS) is is a digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics with three bibliographic databases containing more than 9.7 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. There are also full-text scans of much of the astronomical literature which can be browsed or searched via a full-text search interface. Integrated in its databases, the ADS provides access and pointers to a wealth of external resources, including electronic articles, data catalogs and archives.
The National Science Digital Library is the National Science Foundation’s online library of resources and collections for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The NSDL contains 123 collections and over 125,000 records (metadata, paradata, and annotations), in addition to other supporting user and technology services. New resources are added to the Library every week. Use of the NSDL website and related search and reference services is completely free, as are the majority of the resources discoverable through NSDL.
The latest issue of Horizons, the bimonthly publication of the Houston Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is available online. Articles in this issue include:
Planetary Resources: Flight of Fancy or Real Wealth?
Will Europe Participate in the Orion MPCV Project of the USA?
Earlier issues are also available online.
NASA has made available a collection of e-books in three different file formats (EPUB, MOBI, and PDF files) to accommodate as many electronic reading devices as possible.
Recent titles include:
Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program (2012) edited by William Wallack and George Gonzalez
Rockets and People, Volumes 1 – 4 (2005-2012) by Boris Chertok
NASA’s Contributions to Aerospace, Volumes 1 – 2 (2010) edited by Richard Hallion
Breaking the Mishap Chain: Human Factors Lessons Learned from Aerospace Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight Test, and Development (2012) by Peter Merlin, Gregg Bendrick and Dwight Holland
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured at the Astronomy Picture of the Day website, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in Kansas City, Missouri has several space-related online exhibits on their website including Thinking Outside the Sphere, Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas, and The Face of the Moon: Galileo to Apollo.