Future Mars dwellers may actually be able to use locally-sourced materials for their buildings. Four University of California, San Diego engineers were able to press Mars-like dirt into bricks in a study funded by NASA. No other materials were necessary to keep the blocks together. And the bricks were incredibly tough - even more than steel-reinforced concrete. [...]
This summer will be one small step for Lego fans, and one giant leap for nerd-kind. Lego Ideas is launching a NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket set on June 1, 2017, to help space fans everywhere pull off historic moon missions from the comfort...Show More Summary
To this day, the Saturn V remains the largest and most powerful rocket NASA has ever blasted into space, which is perfectly reflected in Lego’s new Apollo Saturn V model. That model stands a full meter (over 39 inches) in height, with the Apollo lunar lander, lunar orbiter, and astronauts, hidden away inside. Read more...
A highly successful test of a prototype power generator at the University of Dayton Research Institute bodes well for NASA's plans to expand its exploration of Mars with the next rover mission.
NASA stalls, net neutrality goes on life support, coal wins, and pollution reigns.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it. Flight controllers regained contact with Cassini on Thursday, a day after...
After more than 16 years of operation, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft was decommissioned on March 30. The EO-1 satellite was a component of NASA's New Millennium Program to validate new technologies that could reduce costs and improve capabilities for future space missions. Show More Summary
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the U.S. space agency said. A stream of pictures...Show More Summary
Waiting for Cassini: Scenes from a late night at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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First in a sequence of dramatic manoeuvres that will end with the spacecraft burning up in the planet’s atmosphere Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has plunged between Saturn and its rings. This is the first pass in a sequence of 22 weekly dives that will result in the destruction of the spacecraft on 15 September. Show More Summary
NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Three shots of Saturn’s atmosphere taken by Cassini NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to a close. After years of orbiting around th… Read The post A Spacecraft Just Flew Between Saturn and its Rings for the First Time — and There are Pictures appeared first on Towleroad.
Making space seem real and beautiful isn't just marketing. It's good for science, too. The post How NASA Visualizes Stunning Worlds Without Really Seeing Them appeared first on WIRED.
The space agency is now likely to miss Congress' original deadline by three years.
The view of a planet that’s 746 million miles away just got a little clearer, thanks to a historic first by NASA's Cassini probe. The spacecraft completed a dive between Saturn and its rings, capturing data and images of the planet never seen before. The first photos began pouring into...
A team of scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been in Chile's Atacama Desert to test a new computer—in part because the region is so arid and lifeless that it makes an able stand-in for Mars. Sending robotic probes to...Show More Summary
Cassini just sent back these images.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it.
Vertical wind shear can weaken a tropical cyclone and that's what's happening to the now weaker Tropical Depression Muifa in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. NASA gathered rainfall information about the storm as wind shear continued to weaken it.