NASA released nearly 9,000 never-before-seen pictures of 10 different Apollo missions to Flickr on Monday. The spectacular pictures are free (...)
Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center finished testing of their brand-new flexible heat shield designed for future Mars exploration vehicles, according to an announcement by the space agency today. Also included? This amazing image of one test. Read more...
"The Martian" is science propaganda, and that’s a fantastic thing
See that border between India and Pakistan? Well, it's one of the very few international boundaries that can be seen at night, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. The satellite image was released by NASA last month and posted on the organization's Facebook page two days ago. The post has gone viral, with more than 17,000 shares. […]
If you’ve read Andy Weir’s The Martian, you know it’s a vulgar book. Mark Watney, its NASA botanist hero, doesn’t mince words when he learns that his fellow astronauts have left him for dead on the red planet. Fucked is the fourth word in the novel; it’s also the eighth. Show More Summary
When Navy flyboy Tom Cruise got too close for missiles and switched to guns in the spring of 1986, what seemed like an entire nation got up to follow him. Military recruitment booths popped up in theaters, eager to attract young Americans who’d just seen Maverick tell Charlie about the inverted dive he’d done at […]
The Cassini mission managed to take the image of Saturn's moons, Pandora and Titan, according to NASA.
As a card-carrying space nerd and NASA’s chief scientist, I love space movies, from Star Trek to Star Wars to my all time favorite—The Dish, an Australian comedy that celebrates that first moment when Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the surface of our moon. Show More Summary
A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Scientists have been searching for answers to why this vast water supply...
The Apollo 15 lunar module, Falcon, on the moon in 1971. (Photo: NASA) When astronauts go to the moon, they tend to litter. Besides the generic debris—spent bits of spacecraft; empty food bags; full vomit bags—other, more distinctive remnants of each Apollo mission remain. Show More Summary
The photos are presented seemingly as they were taken, with time-lapse captures taken through command module windows. The post These Crappy Apollo Images Are What Make NASA So Great appeared first on WIRED.
NASA just released thousands of unseen photos from the Apollo missions
The suborbital Black Brant IX sounding rocket will take off between 7 and 9 p.m.
Thousands of images snapped during the Apollo missions have been made available via the Flickr gallery of the Project Apollo Archive (PAA). The images, supplied by NASA, allow viewers to take a journey through the golden age of manned...Show More Summary
There’s over 8,400 shots!
Remember when Obama asked his new NASA administrator to “reach out to the Muslim world to make them feel good about their historic contribution to science and engineering”? What did that accomplish? Thanks to Obama, NASA doesn’t even have the ability to put someone in space anymore: US astronauts have to hitch rides with the […]
A picture speaks a thousand words, and when it comes to some place which is a whole lot more exotic than the rest, you can be sure that this holds true. After all, words might not do justice in conveying the message, which is why photography is such a useful medium to “speak” to the rest of the world. Show More Summary
While robotic travelers have been studying Mars for over the last 40 years, NASA’s next plan of action is to send humans there to colonize the planet. Enter Sfero, which is a 3D-printed habitat that just might be used by NASA. Question is are you willing to make the 200 day trip to get to the Red Planet knowing you will never return to Earth again?
Photos from space are almost always fascinating and images from the Apollo moon missions are pretty much the pinnacle of cool. Now, archivist Kipp Teague has put up a huge number of Apollo moon images up on The Project Apollo Archive...Show More Summary