The various NASA and European Space Agency Space Probes have produced wonderful results: gorgeous pictures, incredible scientific data, treading where no human can go, and much more. The problem is that there really hasn’t been any comprehensive way to keep track of all the various Space Probes out there. Sure each NASA probe will have a detailed page on the NASA page, but since each probe is a different project with different webmaster, servers and engineers each one will have a different layout style (NASA’s style guide seems to be limited to suggestions). Not to mention finding those Space Probe pages can involve quite a bit of google-fu sometimes, especially if you are forgetting the name and mission (“The probe on Mars? Which one?”). The situation isn’t horrible, mind you, but it could be so much better.
Enter Spaceprob.es, which was launched on Feb 19th of this year and covers 29 active Space Probes:
spaceprob.es’ main page has a simple layout showing 29 active Space Probes in descending order of their distance from the Earth. This puts the long-running Voyagers well at the top of the heap, while the Martian probe (all 7 of them ) indicate Mars’ present distance from Earth (334.92 million miles as of this writing).
Clicking on a Space Probe’s graphic leads to a special page with more details, including the space probe’s history, mission, as well as links to the latest news and special links to the probe’s major findings and images.
SpaceProb.es was started by two women, Ariel Waldman and Lisa Ballard, who have an active history with NASA and are presently doing this as a project of love. You can help support them by buying one of their silhouette sticker sets or an art print.