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How Cognitive Computing Will Power Future NASA Missions

by Angela Guess Mark Pomerleau recently wrote for GCN, “Despite the conclusion of the space shuttle program, NASA shows no signs of slowing down.  The space agency’s recently released draft 2015 Technology Roadmaps outline NASA’s plans across 15 technology areas, ranging from nanotechnology to exploration systems. Show More Summary

The Shifting Politics of NASA's Astronaut Program

Ever since President George W. Bush's decision to retire the space shuttles in the aftermath 2003's Columbia disaster, NASA's human spaceflight program has been adrift. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

US Air Force reveals what's inside its top-secret space plane, this time

We're not weaponizing space! It's just CubeSats, ion-drives, and solar sails The US Air Force has responded to fears that it is weaponizing space through its secret space shuttle by providing some details of what it will contain at launch on Wednesday.…

Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes his first trip into space

Before arriving at the Russian Space Station Mir, astronaut Chris Hadfield lived through the quiet thrill of waiting for the shuttle’s solid rocket boosters to ignite and spew close to 8 million pounds of thrust. Continue reading ? The post Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes his first trip into space appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Big Bird Actor Caroll Spinney Narrowly Escaped Being A Passenger On The Doomed Challenger Flight

Big Bird was supposed to be one of the passengers on the Challenger space shuttle, according to the actor who spent years inside the "Sesame Street" character's costume. Caroll Spinney, who played Big Bird for 46 years, told HuffPost...Show More Summary

'Big Bird' Almost Went Up in Challenger Shuttle

Big Bird was almost a passenger on the doomed Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Caroll Spinney, who has played the Sesame Street character for 46 years, has a new documentary— I Am Big Bird —and he discussed the dark tidbit while discussing the film with Today. NASA thought that if...

Big Bird Was Almost On Doomed Space Shuttle Challenger

Recently, Caroll Spinney, the voice behind the beloved Sesame Street character, has revealed that Big Bird almost suffered a tragic death as part of the doomed Challenger mission back in 1986. Here's the story. Click To Continue Rea...

I Am Alive Again

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: The seven astronauts supposedly killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion are quietly living out their lives in the U.S.

Adventure Days in the Future

Experience days website Into the Blue has done some crystal ball gazing to see the type of activities which could be on offer in the next fifty to one hundred years, What about a retro space shuttle flight? The space shuttle was the first reusable spacecraft, which launched using a detachable rocket and fuel tank. Show More Summary

Russia’s Topol Missile Complex to Go on Display in Moscow Park

The missile will go on display at a renewable exhibition of weapons and military equipment at the VDNKh. The complex will be installed next to a mockup of the Buran space shuttle.

Hubble is 25

3 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The US-European Hubble Space Telescope is 25 years old. It was launched into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery on 24 April 1990. The BBC is celebrating Hubble's birthday with a small collection of mind-blowing images it has sent to Earth over the years (CLICK). Show More Summary

First Three X-37b Missions Were Vehicle Characterization, 4th Next Month for Experiments

The U.S. Air Force on Friday made its first public confirmation that the X-37B unmanned space shuttle will be launched next month on the fourth flight of an Orbital Test Vehicle.“We are excited about our fourth X-37B mission,” said Randy Walden, the director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. Show More Summary

‘Prosperity gospel’ pastor Creflo Dollar defends private jets for Jesus — and wants a space shuttle, too

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Responding to media criticisms regarding his attempt to crowd fund a $65 million Gulfstream G650 jet, Pastor Creflo Dollar defended the acquisition to congregants at his church in College Park, Georgia. In a five-minute video, Dollar preaches to the assembled masses that, despite the “devil...

Stunning shot of massive star cluster unveiled as Hubble anniversary image

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

On this day 25 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in what marked the beginning of an incredible journey, and the start of a new golden age in the exploration of our Universe. In celebration of this auspicious occasion, NASA has released the official image for Hubble's 25th anniversary in low-Earth orbit. Show More Summary

25 years of the Hubble telescope in 25 stunning photos

The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery 25 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1990. Continue reading ? The post 25 years of the Hubble telescope in 25 stunning photos appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Honda Shuttle Revealed: Japan-only Jazz Wagon

With parking spaces (and land in general) being at a premium in Japan, it's little wonder that the Japanese have an appetite for diminutive cars. But what do you do when you need the load-lugging capability of a proper wagon but don't...Show More Summary

In Remembrance

25 years ago today, the space shuttle Challenger was lost 73 seconds into her flight. Seven souls were lost. At the time, I was at home -- school had been canceled due to snow. Though a was a space nerd even then, I wasn't watching the launch. Show More Summary

Rand Paul's Alex Jones Problem: Paul Told 9/11 Truther Radio He Couldn't Win Election Without Him

Does Paul believe he owns a debt to this guy? A fringe right-wing radio host who believes the government was behind 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, and several other catastrophes, has been a key figure in the political rise of Sen. Show More Summary

Ep. 127: The US Space Shuttle

You’ve heard us talk about capsules, you’ve heard us talk about space suits, well today we take a look at the only currently in use reusable space craft. It’s a not a bird, its not a plane – It’s the US Space Shuttle. And to make it interesting – we’ve sent Scott Miller, Astronomy Cast student web developer, down to watch the launch so he can bring us back us first hand story.

10 Companies With Perks as Great as Google's

Have you heard that Google’s new offices will have a shuttle launch pad, so employees who need inspiration can take a 24-hour space tour around the Earth? Okay, we totally made that up. But for a second, you almost believed us, right? Google’s employee perks are famous. Show More Summary

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