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WASHINGON — NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft has made it possible for scientists to construct the first comprehensive sky map of our solar system and its location in the Milky Way galaxy. The new view will change the way researchers view and study the interaction between our galaxy and sun.

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First IBEX maps reveal fascinating interactions occurring at the edge of the solar system

GREENBELT, Md. — NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission, or IBEX, successfully launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean at 1:47 p.m. EDT, Sunday. IBEX will be the first spacecraft to image and map dynamic interactions taking place in the outer solar system. (more(PDF))

As a young boy, the mission manager for the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) dreamed of returning to the neighborhood to impress friends with his knowledge of flight. The IBEX mission will provide Greg Frazier with just the example he needs to showcase his knowledge of what it takes to reach the stars. (more(PDF))

The mandate of NASA’s Launch Services Program is to be able to launch any vehicle, anytime, from anywhere in the world. (more(PDF))

The first NASA spacecraft to image and map the dynamic interactions taking place where the hot solar wind slams into the cold expanse of space is ready for launch Oct. 19. The two-year mission will begin from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. (more(PDF)

"Exploration is not an option we choose, but a desire written in the human heart." President George Bush spoke those words during a speech before NASA senior leadership in 2004 to announce a new vision for space exploration. A leadership team responsible for leading this nation’s space explorations and embodying just such a desire to explore. (more(PDF))

Greenbelt, Md. — NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, designed to image global interactions at the outer reaches of the solar system, today began its move to Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif. (more(PDF))

At the edge of our solar system in December 2004, the Voyager 1 spacecraft encountered something never before experienced during its then 26-year cruise through the solar system — an invisible shock formed as the solar wind piles up against the gas in interstellar space. This boundary, called the termination shock, marks the beginning of our solar system's final frontier, a vast expanse of turbulent gas and twisting magnetic fields. (more(PDF))

San Francisco, CA. — NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has followed its twin Voyager 1 into the solar system’s final frontier, a vast region at the edge of our solar system where the solar wind runs up against the thin gas between the stars. (more(PDF))

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