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30 min ago | Ars Technica
Space Shuttle Enterprise : namesake of the Star Trek spaceship, and one of NASA's greatest, and biggest, behind-the-scenes testing tools. NEW YORK-The space shuttle Enterprise has been ensconced aboard the USS Intrepid for just over two years.
4 hrs ago | KFVS12
The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as early as next week at an outcrop of rocks called Pahrump Hills.
8 hrs ago | Scientific American
Kevlar can fend off bullets traveling at hundreds of meters per second no problem, but the supertough synthetic fiber is no match for debris hurtling through outer space at several kilometers per second. In June, engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics in Germany ran a space-debris simulation to test the fiber.
12 hrs ago | Russia Taday
The authentic spacesuit worn by famous Belka and Strelka, the first ever dogs in space, is set to be sold at an auction Saturday. Fans of Soviet space memorabilia will be able to buy it online - for a barking mad starting price of just $5,100.
Still Serving Veterans, Soldier 1 Corporation, Turning Point Consultants LLC, Distinct Grace, Blue Star Veterans, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center teamed up for Huntsville's inaugural "9/11 Honor Walk: Remember. Heal.
A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday. Thanks to a relatively strong solar storm, those living in northern parts of the United States had a chance to take in the vivid colors that normally can only be seen from extremely high latitudes.
Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch space tourism flights have ties to southern New Mexico's Spaceport America. The Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday that SpaceX, Boeing Co.
NASA's first Orion space capsule, designed to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, is ready for fueling ahead of its debut unmanned test flight in December. On Thursday , the space agency's Orion space capsule was transported from an operations and checkout building at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida to a nearby building, where it will be fueled before launching into space in December.
Ashley Baldwin tracks developments in astronomical imaging with a passion, making him a key source for me in keeping up with the latest developments. In this follow-up to his earlier story on interferometry, Ashley looks at the options beyond the James Webb Space Telescope, particularly those that can help in the exoplanet hunt.
The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that will be used to build the core stage of America's next great rocket, the Space Launch System . SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and eventually Mars.
Jeremy Hansen says no specific time frame is being discussed, but the Canadian astronaut says he feels he'll be taking his first trip into space by 2020. NASA has said no Canadians will be heading up to the International Space Station anytime soon because all flights have been booked through the end of 2016.
The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday. Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected tonight The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday.
While the development of NASA 's Space Launch System , the heavy lift rocket upon which hopes of human space exploration beyond low Earth orbit rest, with an expected first test launch sometime in 2018, opposition in some quarters still persists. In a Thursday post , space blogger Rand Simberg, noting a great deal of supporting posts on social media, suggested that supporters of the big rocket suffer from a form of "missile envy" referring to a 1985 book by left-wing political activist Helen Caldicott that posited a Freudian explanation of the nuclear arms race.
Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus , new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere . The observations point to a more complicated magnetic environment than previously thought - which in turn helps us better understand this neighboring, rocky planet.
Former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson has the distinction of being the only American not on the planet when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred 13 years ago. Culbertson was about 250 miles above Earth - inside the still-under-construction International Space Station with two Russian cosmonauts - when he saw the huge column of smoke streaming from Lower Manhattan where the Twin Towers fell.
Those sci-fi concepts you dreamt about as a kid seem to be on the cusp of reality more and more these days. From DARPA's tanks that duck and self-healing implants to Martine Rothblatt's glance into digital immortality , these are all concepts people are taking so seriously that they're closer to truth than fiction.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:09 pm
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