Registration now is open for NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse.Competitors have a shot at a share of $5 million in prize money and an opportunity to...Show More Summary
Who would've known human waste could be used to propel spacecraft from the moon back to Earth? Researchers responded to the call from NASA and came up with a process to convert waste to methane and propel spacecraft to Earth.
We can land on a comet, but we haven't yet sent a hunk of meat into space? What's the deal NASA? To promote the release of his new book "Meatspace," author Nikesh Shukla attached a tandoori lamb chop to a weather balloon, rigged with...Show More Summary
It’s hard to think of a tiny marine animal like a shrimp being extreme, but there is a type of shrimp living deep in the Caribbean sea that is so extreme that NASA says it holds clues to alien life forms. The shrimp are called Rimicaris...Show More Summary
There were plenty of engineering-themed toys on view at this weekend's Toy and Game Fair in Chicago, but none of them came close to NASA's contribution in terms of sheer cred. On hand at the fair were NASA reps who demonstrated a mechanism built from the agency's new LittleBits kit. Read more...
Last week we showed you how NASA simulates space here on Earth, with everything from advanced virtual reality to monstrous thermal vacuum chambers. But all of that still can't prepare you for how an object, or an experiment, will behave in zero gravity. Sometimes you just have to fly. Read more...
Attention, scientists, hobbyists and anyone in between who can design a mean CubeSat, or a mini cube-like satellite, for space exploration: registration is now open for NASA's Cube Quest contest, and the agency's giving out cash prizes worth a total...
Six astronauts from the US, Russia and Italy are now on board the International Space Station for the 42nd expedition of its type. And if that number rings a bell, you’re not alone, hence this celebratory poster from NASA:
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On October 28, 2014 an Antares rocket carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies meant for the International Space Station exploded. Just a few seconds after liftoff there was a failure in a first stage booster AJ-26 engine, causing...Show More Summary
Late last month, NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket, filled with 5,000 pounds of cargo intended for the International Space Station, exploded seconds after liftoff. At the time, news sources only had access to amateur footage, but now that...Show More Summary
NASA has released a video depicting the initial deployment of an undertaking designed to study a phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection. The launch of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission will see four identical spacecraftShow More Summary
In about 4 billion years, our sun will become a red giant star, engulfing the inner planets and basking the outer planets in its ebbing heat. When the happens, according to a NASA scientist, Saturn's moon Titan, which resembles a frozen version of Earth billions of years ago, could evolve its own indigenous life. Read more...
If this stunning shot of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, looks familiar, that's because you've (sort-of) seen it before. The shot was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft back in the '90s, and released in 2001. But the image released 13 years ago had a much lower resolution, and its colors all needed to be enhanced. Show More Summary
The Rosetta/Philae probe landing on a comet last week has reignited in earthlings a passion for space exploration. But now that NASA's shuttle fleet is grounded and most spacecrafts belong to private companies, there is no group that is really pushing the
A group of college students has created an environmentally friendly drone -- think veggie leather. Led by one of NASA's synthetic biology experts, they made an unmanned aerial vehicle almost entirely out of biodegradable materials. After a crash, these little fliers would basically disappear. Read full article >>
NASA is studying twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly to understand the affects of long space missions on the body and brain. Read the rest
The Egg Nebula lies roughly 3,000 light years from Earth. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an incredible image of the "preplanetary nebula" as it showcases the discarded material from a dying star. Preplanetary nebulas eventually become planetary nebulas, Phys.org notes, though they don't actually have anything to do with planets. Show More Summary
It's going to be a long, long time before anyone gets to see Jupiter's moon Europa first-hand, but NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory just provided the next best thing. It has released a "remastered" image of the icy celestial body that shows what it...
"The nearest thing to an artist-in-residence from outer space." That's how Isaac Asimov once described Robert T. McCall, the renowned illustrator, conceptual artist, space-scene painter, official NASA artist, and creator of legendary movie posters including 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read more...