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Goodbye Mr Spock, our kids’ kids will make that Star Trek

NASA has released the following photo on news of the death of actor Leonard Nimoy who was Mr Spock in the Star Trek cinema and television series. He is shown in 1976, with the first Space Shuttle Enterprise, in the open necked blue shirt in them middle of the image, and without the famous pointed [...]

NASA honors Nimoy

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The beloved “Star Trek” actor's work brought space home to so many millions of fans. Read the rest

Poetic NASA Visualization Shows How Everything Is Connected

NASA visualizes the 22,000 tons of life-giving dust that flows between Africa and South America. On Earth, there couldn't be a bigger difference between the Amazon rainforest and the African Sahara. The latter is a brown streak of wasteland; the former, green and teeming with life. Show More Summary

NASA gives green light to 3rd ISS spacewalk

Engineers determined no danger posed by water astronaut reported on earlier outing.        

Space station astronauts cleared for third spacewalk

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

After Terry Virts' helmet leaked during a spacewalk Wednesday, NASA has given the OK for another trip outside ISS this Sunday

NASA gives a heart-warming send off to Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy

After being hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease earlier this week, famed Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy died at age 83 Friday morning.  Nimoy is best known for his acting role as the exasperatingly logical alien, Spock,...Show More Summary

Ask a Scientist: Rochelle Diamond, Chair of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Allie Rubin Expressing individuality as a scientist can seem like a form of treason, which is why it’s so rare to see. It’s why the Internet collectively went berserk when a NASA employee sported a mohawk during the Mars Rover landing,...Show More Summary

NASA study looks to the ionosphere to improve GPS communications

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new NASA study focusing on irregularities in Earth’s upper atmosphere may help scientists overcome disruptions in GPS communication. The findings provide an insight into the causes of the disruptive regions, and represent the first time that such observations have been made from space. .. Show More Summary

So Vain: Mars Rover Curiosity Takes A Panoramic Selfie

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Note: Worthwhile much larger shot HERE, but NASA has a 32MB version that will BLOW YOUR EYEBALLS OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS if you click the image on THIS PAGE. This is the panoramic selfie taken by the Mars Rover Curiosity while on permanent vacation on the red planet. Show More Summary

“What the Hell is That?” A History of Weird Planetary Features

On Wednesday, NASA released a puzzling close-up shot of the dwarf planet Ceres taken by the Dawn spacecraft from a distance of about 29,000 miles. Two conspicuously bright spots sparkle on the tiny worlds cratered surface, a development that has the scientific community flummoxed. Show More Summary

Spacewalk Timelapse Makes Cable Routing Look Fun

A timelapse video shows two NASA astronauts as they became typical neighborhood cable technicians—except for the fact that they were wearing space suits.

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Light on Distant Planet

Scientists at NASA have seen the light. Now, if they could only figure out what in the world it is.

Ask Me Anything (on reddit) About NASA's Budget

Starting at 11am PST/2pm EST on Wednesday, the space policy team at the Society will hold an AMA (Ask Me Anything) about NASA's new budget and the process of space exploration.

The First Selfie in Space and More Stellar Vintage NASA Photos

Astronauts have been held up as pioneers in the American consciousness since Alan Shepard became the first US astronaut to venture into space. Such people came to represent the limitless potential of humanity. As if that weren’t enough, they were pretty exceptional photographers too. Show More Summary

NASA Upgrades Giant Rocket-Carrying Vehicle

For five decades a 6.3-million pound behemoth of a machine, like a baseball diamond perched atop tank treads, has moved NASA rockets from their hangars to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Now the two Crawler-Transporters, stalwart workhorses of the American space program, is getting its first major upgrade. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Endeavour: NASA's Space Shuttle Built from Spares

Fifteen years ago today NASA launched the space shuttle Endeavour on a mission to take the highly detailed images of the Earth’s surface. It was the company’s final, and most advanced space shuttle. To celebrate the lifetime of Endeavour, here are some interesting facts about this amazing spacecraft. Show More Summary

Scientists puzzled by 'bright spots' on surface of dwarf planet Ceres

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, researchers aren't sure what's causing the "bright spots" on its surface. The imaging orbiter snapped the above picture from 29,000 miles (46,000 km) away just last week, but u...

Map Animation from NASA Shows Five Months of Global Weather in Just Two Minutes

Its truly amazing how much data NASA has on tap at any given moment. This time, the agency has unleashed a loop of the planets precipitation between April and September of last year, making it a very timely #ThrowbackThursday. What we see is the broad swaths of land and ocean these storms travel over. Show More Summary

NASA invites filmmakers to use its footage for space-themed film festival

The space agency is offering up its five decades of footage and a $10,000 grand prize for the best short film using it.

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