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How You'll Die On Mars

27 minutes agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit We're on our way to Mars. NASA has a plan to land astronauts on its surface by the 2030s. Private spaceflight companies like SpaceX have also expressed interest in starting their own colonies there, while the infamous Mars...Show More Summary

This Is How NASA Tests Its Spacecraft-Saving Parachutes

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

How do you test the parachutes that will save spacecraft as they tumble towards the surface of a planet from the reaches of space? In the world’s largest wind tunnel, of course. Read more...

Help me 3D print homes for a NASA mission to Mars

How might future visitors to Mars build shelter? NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge aims to foster an innovative, sustainable solution, says Sam Ortega

First Eastern Pacific tropical depression of the season

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed during the early morning of Thursday, May 28, 2015, well southwest of Mexico. An image of the storm taken from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite shows the depression in infrared light as it was born in the early morning hours before…

Boeing awarded first commercial manned space mission contract

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Commercial passenger spaceflight has gone on the books with Boeing announcing that it's received the first contract ever issued to a private company to carry out a manned space mission. The NASA task order means that Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft will ferry crews to the International Space Station (ISS) on two to six missions by the company... Show More Summary

NASA begins testing InSight Mars lander in anticipation of a 2016 launch

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has begun a comprehensive series of tests for its Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander. Once on the Red Planet, the lander will operate as a stationary science platform,...Show More Summary

"Our Invisible Universe" --The Foamy Structure of Spacetime

A new study combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope, and the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array (VERITAS) in Arizona is helping scientists set limits on the quantum nature of space-time on extremely tiny scales....

Mars lander gets set for mission to probe planet's depths

NASA's InSight rover is being put through its paces in preparation for its trip to Mars next year

Time-Lapse Footage Shows Workers Assemble a NASA RS-25 Rocket Engine in Only Two Minutes

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Time-lapse footage shows workers at NASA’s Stennis Space Center assembling an RS-25 rocket engine in only two minutes. The RS-25 rocket engine was used on NASA’s Space Shuttle program, and will be used in the new Space Launch System that could send craft on missions to Mars.

New Horizon's Latest Pluto Pics Reveal A Complex And Varied Surface

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 20 million miles (32 million kilometers) since it last beamed back images of Pluto. The latest set of photos hint at a complicated and high-contrast surface — including more evidence in support of the theory that the dwarf planet features a bright polar cap. Read more...

SciFi Thursday: Neil Gaiman Talks About 'Sandman' Prequel

20 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Plus, Google Maps for the Roman Empire, and NASA talking about 'Tomorrowland'

NASA Delays Approval on International Space Station Projects

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has yet to staff a key committee that prioritizes science projects on the International Space Station (ISS), a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said.

NASA relocates storage closet on space station

Vacated port will serve as a backup for manned Boeing or SpaceX capsules.        

Life on Europa? NASA Mission to Jupiter Moon Packed With High Tech Tools

The NASA spacecraft set to pay a visit to Jupiter's icy moon Europa will use an array of instruments to assess its ability to support life, the agency announced Tuesday.

Curiosity takes a detour

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has been forced to alter its route after being faced with dangerous terrain. The current objective of the robotic explorer is o investigate a geological boundary between two distinct forms of bedrock as aShow More Summary

Dust from asteroid mining spells danger for satellites

Both NASA and private firms want to drag resource-rich asteroids closer to home to mine them, but that could stir up dust that could collide with satellites

NASA Discovers New Planet Covered With Marijuana, ‘Weed Planet’ Hoax Goes Viral

Marijuana supporters will definitely find the latest discovery relatively interesting. It has been reported that a new planet covered with marijuana was recently discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)....Show More Summary

Unanswered questions leave ISS crews in holding pattern

Amid uncertainty over future Russian space station missions, NASA orders first crew flight from Boeing and awaits information

The 10 most beloved tweets by NASA astronauts in space

From 250 miles above Earth's surface, NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station are completely isolated from the rest of humanity. Yet, they are a continuous part of our daily lives through social media websites like Twitter — they even have their own handle: @NASA_Astronauts. Show More Summary

Planet Marijuana

yesterdayHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: NASA has discovered a new planet completely covered in marijuana.

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