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NASA releases 'astronaut's-eye view' of Orion spacecraft's re-entry

Ever wonder what an astronaut would see as he or she splashed back to earth aboard a NASA spacecraft? A new video released by the space agency allows you to experience just that, providing an "astronaut's-eye view" of re-entry into the...Show More Summary

Are 3D Printers Basically Replicators?

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After hearing the news that NASA had "emailed " a wrench up to an astronaut on the ISS through its 3D printer, there was one word that kept coming up: Replicator. So, do we finally have a working replicator on our hands? Read more.....

Video: Ride along with Orion as It Plummets Back to Earth

A new NASA video provides an astronaut's-eye video of the final ten minutes of Orion's test flight.

UFO Shoots Laser Near Space Station? NASA Says There’s An Explanation For This Bizarre Sighting

A UFO appears to fire a red laser beam toward Earth from outside the International Space Station, in a video excerpted from the live NASA online video feed from the ISS on December 5. But what does NASA have to say about this latestShow More Summary

NASA's SDO captures images of 2 mid-level flares

The sun emitted a mid-level flare on Dec. 18, 2014, at 4:58 p.m. EST. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation...Show More Summary

After a hardware failure, the Kepler spacecraft finds a second life — and an important new exoplanet

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

NASA's Kepler spacecraft should have been rendered useless by a 2013 hardware failure, but instead its secondary mission -- called K2 -- has just yielded its first major discovery in the form of a particularly exciting exoplanet. The...Show More Summary

California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from worst drought ever

New research from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena shows that California’s drought is so bad it will take 11 trillion gallons to recover. That number is hard to fathom, but to give you an idea, it’s: twice as much as the Colorado River’s annual

Kepler keeps going, finds new ‘super-Earth’

Artist’s rendering of NASA’s Kepler space telescope in the second phase of its life. Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle NASA’s Kepler space telescope, once thought “beyond repair,” has found a planet two and a half timesShow More Summary

Ridley Scott Sends 'The Martian' Script Page Into Space

7 hours agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

The script title page for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' takes a ride on the maiden voyage of NASA's Orion Spacecraft. [...]

Ramadan Outshines Christmas (From Space)

City lights in the U.S. increased in brightness by up to 50 percent during the holiday season. Image by NASA's Earth Observatory/Jesse Allen. For the first time, researchers are able to observe changes in light intensity and light output over time from images taken from space. Show More Summary

Script Page from Ridley Scott’s The Martian Sent to Space

The page went up with NASA's Orion test mission, and includes a drawing by Ridley Scott The post Script Page from Ridley Scott’s The Martian Sent to Space appeared first on

Here's How Planetary Science Will Spend Its $1.44 Billion in 2015

The story of NASA's 2015 budget ended on December 16th, when President Barack Obama signed the massive omnibus spending bill into law. NASA's increased budget is locked in, as is the increase to Planetary Science. Here's how Planetary spends its additional money.

NASA Emailed a New Wrench To the ISS 

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You know that moment where you overhear a loved one talking about something they really need, and realize you just stumbled onto the perfect thoughtful Christmas present? That's what just happened on the ISS, where an astronaut recently opined about needing a wrench—and then received one over email and printed it out. Read more...

The Future Is Now Because NASA Just Emailed A Wrench Into Space

QuicktoshuntheartistsformerlyknownastheNASAstudentvolunteerswhoperformedtheirownrendition ofMeganTrainor’s“AllAboutThatBass,”NASAjustdidsomethingfuturisticandsupremelymoreawesome.CommanderBarryWilmoreaboardtheInternationalSpaceStation(ISS)required awrenchforanunspecifiedtask.Insteadofincludingoneonthenextsupplylaunch,NASAemailedWilmoretherequestedtool.

NASA Just Emailed A Wrench Into Space

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Astronaut Barry Wilmore needed a socket wrench, but there was just one problem. Wilmore is currently on the ISS, over 200 miles above the nearest hardware store. So, what did NASA do? Easy, they emailed him one. Read more...

Enormous Jewel-Like Galaxy Cluster Found --"From an Early Epoch"

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have made the first determination of the mass and other properties of a very young, distant galaxy cluster. The Chandra study shows that the galaxy cluster, seen at the comparatively young age of about...

NASA: Let's Explore Venus in Solar Zeppelins and Build Cloud City There

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There's a lot we can learn about Earth's atmosphere from studying Venus, however, it's Venus' crushingly thick air—precisely what we want to study—that is preventing us from sending manned missions there. But this radical zeppelin could finally help us unlock the secrets of our celestial neighbor. Read more...

Kepler Just Discovered a New Super-Earth, Against All Odds 

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In May 2013, NASA's exoplanet-seeking spacecraft, Kepler, seemed doomed. Two of four wheels that stabilized its telescope had malfunctioned—and NASA appealed to scientists from around the world for ideas to salvage its mission. Yesterday, it announced the discovery of a brand-new super-Earth 180 light years from our own. Read more...

NASA just e-mailed a wrench to space

First time an object designed on Earth transmitted to space for manufacture.

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