ROSETTA is the name of an international space project lead by the European Space Agency (ESA). Most Americans are familiar with NASA, but don’t realize that NASA collaborates with the ESA for important missions like Rosetta.
Launched in 2004, Rosetta arrived at Comet 67P in August 2014. This is the first mission to rendezvous with a comet, deploy a lander, take close-up comet photos, and run experiments. On November 12, 2014, Philae successfully landed on the surface of the comet and will be conducting experiments until its batteries and solar power are depleted or until the comet gets close to the sun.
The mission website contains up-to-date information about the mission including exciting photos and video. Their blog contains timely photos of the mission. The ESA Kid’s page provides background information about space and space travel. For more information about NASA’s involvement, go to the NASA Rosetta page.
For the European Space Agency Rosetta mission page, go to http://rosetta.esa.int/
For the Rosetta Project Blog, go to http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/
For the Twitter Feed go to https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta
For the ESA Kids page, go to http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/
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For the NASA Rosetta project page, go to http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/