A lot of people knew the Space Shuttle had ceramic tiles to protect its nose from reentry heat. That’s mostly because the tiles fell off a lot and each one was a unique shape, so it got a lot of press coverage. However, you didn’t hear as much about the parts of the orbiter that got really hot: the forward part of the wings and the tip of the nose. Show More Summary
For decades, tin foil fashionistas have attributed a number of sinister happenings to the atmospheric research program known as HAARP, including hurricanes, earthquakes and even the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia. After this...Show More Summary
As in all cases of designing a complex system, no matter if a new building, a new space shuttle, a new computer or a new software application is to be designed, an architecture provides a kind of master plan for defining the structure of the system. Any good architecture is based on the fundamental
THERE WERE PLANS TO DO THIS WITH SPACE SHUTTLE EXTERNAL TANKS: NASA Funds Plan to Turn Used Rocket Fuel Tanks Into Space Habitats. NASA is very good about being on the cutting edge of space exploration, but it’s less good about making non-cutting edge space exploration efficient and cost effective. The agency is acutely aware […]
Fighting fire with foam--and a resume that includes the space shuttle.
WHY THE SHUTTLE WAS A MISTAKE: A Few Observations on Reusable Space Hardware, or Why the Space Shuttle was an engineering masterpiece and a logistical nightmare.
By 2018, NASA's Space Launch System, which is replacing the Space Shuttle program, might have finally reached space, if things remain on schedule. Until then, there's a lot of work to be done, including testing the massive rockets that...Show More Summary
In part 2 of our series on the evolution of NASA's Journey to Mars, Michael Griffin gives the Constellation moon program a new look in an attempt to shorten America's International Space Station access gap after the space shuttles retire. But by 2009, the program is behind schedule and over budget.
The Genovation GXE has broken the world land-speed record for a street legal all-electric vehicle — hitting 205.6 miles-per-hour during recent supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, Florida — according to a new press release from the company. Show More Summary
NASA’s next cargo delivery vehicle—a spunky little space plane that looks like it could be an offspring of the space shuttle—is getting ready to fly. The svelte and snub nosed Dream Chaser will soon be shipped to the Mojave desert in California where it would begin a series of ground tests that would eventually culminate […]
The Space Shuttle's main thruster burning hydrogen. (Photo: Public domain) Quantum computing is the future of computing, and, like traditional computing, can get pretty complicated. But one of its chief advantages over traditional computing,...Show More Summary
For the moment, I rule the Pokémon gym at the Space Shuttle Endeavour. For the moment, I rule the Pokémon gym at the Space Shuttle Endeavour. — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) July 23, 2016 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/756910728565624832
Sometimes, all it takes is one typo to wreak international havoc. From the coding error that destroyed a $7 billion space shuttle at take off, to the database mistake that released 450 dangerous criminals from prison, All Time 10s brings you 10 computer glitches that cause chaos. Show More Summary
Collins has been critical of the Obama administration and NASA’s current mission for a few years now. The post So, Space Shuttle Pilot Eileen Collins Speaking at the RNC. That Was Interesting appeared first on WIRED.
Former Shuttle commander bemoans NASA's woes while ignoring vibrant private industry.
Mike Fossum's hands were shaking as he photographed the shuttle's plasma trail.
CLEVELAND — Eileen Collins was the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission. She spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention about the importance of space exploration. And she was supposed to endorse Donald Trump. But...Show More Summary
Republican National Convention live updates: Day 3 speakers include Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, Mike Pence July 20, 2016, 2:46 p.m. What to know about the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which is in its third day:• Watch Day 3 of the convention live with us.• What's coming up tonight:...
Note: Keep your volume in check, phone falling in water sounds like a space shuttle taking off. This is a video of Gragas The Rubble Rouser (who looks way more like a Steven or Joseph to me) live-streaming himself walking off a bridge into a pond trying to catch a water Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Show More Summary
You interact with millions of lines of Google code every day. There’s a lot of code that springs into action every time you check your Gmail or plug in a search. Google is powered by billions of lines of code. But just how much codeShow More Summary