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NASA's MAVEN spacecraft prepares for orbital insertion

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Mission operators working from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are undergoing final adjustments for orbital insertion of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, due to take place September 21. Achieving a stable...Show More Summary

NASA Ames to launch science experiments to space station on SpaceX rocket

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch four life science experiments to the International Space Station aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. The researchShow More Summary

Oceana Magazine: Arctic Assets

Arctic sea ice. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr Creative Commons) Earlier this year, Oceana released a report, “Frozen Future: Shell’s ongoing gamble in the U.S. Arctic,” that detailed Royal Dutch Shell’s involvement with Arctic offshore drilling. Show More Summary

NASA announces “the return of human spaceflight launches to the USA”

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other senior officials are gathered today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a ceremony to announce that NASA will resume human space flight in the United States. The announcement will reveal which spacecraft will transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Read the rest

Wake Forest Baptist Researcher Awarded NASA Grant to Study Effects of Space Travel on Hip and Knee Joints

Jeffrey S. Willey, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded a grant by NASA's Space Biology Program to study how space flight can cause degeneration of skeletal joints and to test ways to prevent this damage.

NASA scientists watching, studying Arctic changes this summer

In this animation, the Earth rotates slowly as the Arctic sea ice advances over time from March 21, 2014 to August 3, 2014. (Photo Credit: NASA) Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Rare Midsize Black Hole

NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals provide compelling evidence that the object, known as M82 X-1, is one of only a...Read More

NASA Finds 'Impossible' Engine May Be Usable For Space Flight

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works. Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston have found that a microwave thruster system that requires no propellant does indeed generate a small amount of thrust, Wired UK reported on July 31. Show More Summary

Interesting sat view: A train of 5 tropical cyclones in the Central and Eastern Pacific

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and “Earth’s thermostat” A train of developing tropical low pressure areas stretch from the Eastern Pacific Ocean into the Central Pacific and they were captured in an image from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite on August 1. … Continue reading ?

The amazing system that tested the most powerful rocket engine ever

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A photo of the Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine—"the most powerful single-nozzle liquid-fueled rocket engine ever flown"—being tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Five of them powered the first stage of the Saturn V. Watch and listen to all of them being tested—in Dolby 5.1 sound. It's amazing. Read more...

A New Structure Is Discovered at the Center of Our Galaxy

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It looks like this: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Science and Astronomy:“What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center,” said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the feature. Show More Summary

Ocean News: New Arctic Shipping Route Proposed, East Coast Sees Surge in Coastal Flooding Events, and More

Arctic Ocean sea ice. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr Creative Commons) - A new analysis focusing on sea level rise found that coastal flooding has dramatically increased in frequency along the Eastern Seaboard in recent years. The analysis found that flood levels met or exceeded NOAA’s flood thresholds more than 20 days a year in six coastal cities. Reuters

NASA Unearths Fascinating Film Of Early Experimental Planes

NASA’s Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center has unearthed original footage of experimental aircraft from as far back as the 1940s. It shows really cool views of aeroplanes, like the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket and the X-15 space plane. More »      

The Science "Heart" of the James Webb Space Telescope Inserted --Our Universe Beyond Hubble (VIDEO)

The "heart" of the James Webb Space Telescope hung from a cable 30 feet in the air as it was lowered slowly into the massive thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The"heart" of the JWST is the...

3D printer cleared for astronauts to make parts in space

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

A 3D printer has passed its final set of NASA checks, clearing the way for the device to launch toward the International Space Station in August. A series of trials at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama has verified...Show More Summary

3D printer cleared for astronauts to make parts in space

A 3D printer has passed its final set of NASA checks, clearing the way for the device to launch toward the International Space Station in August. A series of trials at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama has verified...Show More Summary

NASA's Orion spacecraft stacks up for first flight

With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA's Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday,...Show More Summary

This Is How Light Travels Through The Layers Of The Sun

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center released this pretty neat animation back in 2012, which shows how light streaming up from inside the sun through its many layers. Did you know that the light that shines on our Earth takes some 40,000 years to travel through the sun’s layers? I did not, and now I am amazed. More »      

Two NASA Satellites see System 92b headed north in Bay of Bengal

At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, TRMM's Precipitation Radar data were also used to construct a simulated 3-D view of 92B's rainfall structure looking toward the east from India. TRMM PR pulled away a veil...Show More Summary

NASA sees developing tropical cyclone in Bay of Bengal

At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, TRMM PR data were used to create a 3-D image that showed a simulated view of the tropical disturbance's rainfall structure. In the 3-D image, tall storms were shown reaching heights of over 14km (about 8.7 miles) and returning reflectivity values of over 52dBZ to the satellite. read more

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