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After 11 Years, Martian Rover Completes a Full Marathon

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image: NASA) Clocking in at 11 years and 2 months, it's a truly awful marathon time. But it's the first marathon ever completed on the surface of another world. On Tuesday, NASA's Opportunity rover crossed the 26.219 mile mark during its sojourn across the red planet. Show More Summary

NASA's asteroid capture mission is a testbed for trips to Mars

NASA is finally done assessing its two options for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). Its final choice? Option B: it plans to grab a chunk of its target asteroid and take the boulder-sized piece to the moon's orbit. While Option A sounded more exci...

NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon

It sounds almost like a late '90s sci-fi flick: NASA sends a spacecraft to an asteroid, plucks a boulder off its surface with a robotic claw, and brings it back in orbit around the moon. The post NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon appeared first on WIRED.

Meet NASA's Winning Asteroid Redirect Spacecraft, and the Asteroid It May Visit

NASA has decided to pluck a small boulder off a large asteroid, instead of bagging an entire asteroid outright, the agency announced Wednesday.

NASA opts to grab a boulder, not the whole asteroid

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA will attempt to pluck a sizable boulder from an asteroid and haul it back to this way for analysis

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission Now Has Nothing to Do With Protecting Earth

Remember how NASA was planning on "redirecting an asteroid" so the agency could learn how to protect the planet from catastrophe should a large asteroid end up on a collision course with Earth? Well, the new plan is to land on a massive asteroid, grab a small boulder, put that boulder in orbit around the Moon, and call it a day. Show More Summary

NASA Details Plans To Pluck Rock Off Asteroid, Explore It

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the $1.25 billion plan to launch a solar-powered unmanned spaceship to an asteroid in December 2020. Show More Summary

NASA On Alert As Huge Asteroid 2014-YB35 Set To Make Close Earth Approach At 23,000 MPH On Friday

Asteroid 2014-YB35, about 1,000 meters wide, is set to pass close to Earth Friday, travelling at more than 23,00 mph, according to NASA. The rock is expected to pass safely at a distance of about 2.8 million miles, about 11.7 times farther away than the moon. Show More Summary

SpaceX tests the safety rockets for its manned space vehicles

NASA's Commercial Crew Program is an initiative to get private companies to ferry personnel to-and-from the International Space Station. SpaceX is doing its very best to show that it can do the job, and has successfully tested one of the most importa...

Asteroid redirect mission won’t really redirect a whole asteroid, NASA announces

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

NASA's proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission has been buzzing for awhile now, but unfortunately the space agency has gone with their decidedly less sexy plan b: Instead of trying to pull an entire small asteroid into an inflatable container...Show More Summary

Some California Rice Farmers Would Rather Sell Water Than Plant Crops

According to NASA scientists, California has about one year’s worth of water left. One of Southern California’s largest water districts is trying to get ahead of things by offering to buy groundwater from rice farmers for more than they might make from their crops.

Russia will resume space tourism in 2018

Russia's Roscosmos space agency is in a bind. It makes money ferrying American astronauts to the International Space Station, but it's going to have a lot of unclaimed seats once NASA starts using capsules from Boeing and SpaceX. The solution? It's r...

NASA refutes Mann and Rahmstorf – Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not Slowing

From the “we told you so yesterday” and the “settled science” department. This study was released in 2010, and they used actual measurements, rather than proxy data and reconstructions like Mann did. Gee, what a concept! NASA Study Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not Slowing 03.25.10 PASADENA, Calif. – New NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional…

Mars has nitrogen, one of the keys to life: NASA

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found nitrogen on the surface of Mars, a significant discovery that adds to evidence the Red Planet could once have sustained life, the space agency said. By drilling into Martian rocks, Curiosity found evidence of nitrates, compounds containing nitrogen that can be...

50 Years Ago, NASA Astronauts Smuggled A Sandwich Into Space

On March 23, 1965, astronaut John Young reached into his pocket and offered his crewmate Gus Grissom a corned beef sandwich. It was in the middle of the Gemini 3 mission, and let’s be clear, they were in space. It was a silly little prank but one that, man, really pissed off Congress. More »      

Science Channel to Air Live Space Launch

Space Launch Live: NASA’s One-Year in Space to Take Place on Friday, March 27

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