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Space Trivia! ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Stars Test Their NASA Knowledge

Space Trivia! 'Star Trek Beyond' Stars Test Their NASA KnowledgeCapt. James T. Kirk may have been able to pass the Kobayashi Maru exam while training at Starfleet Academy, but trivia questions give him a run for his money in this new Q&A with NASA. 

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:14 pm

Sally Ride, Mae Jemison Among ‘Women of NASA’ Proposed as Lego Minifigs

Sally Ride, Mae Jemison Among 'Women of NASA' Proposed as Lego MinifigsNow, they are going where no man — or rather woman — LEGO minifigure has gone before: showcasing the role of female pioneers in the U.S. space program. "Women of NASA," a proposed LEGO set by a science writer and fan of the iconic toy brick brand, features LEGO minifigures in the likeness of five women who made lasting contributions to the space agency's exploration efforts. "Ladies rock outer space!" exclaimed Maia Weinstock, the designer behind the "Women of NASA" set and the deputy editor at MIT News, the news outlet of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:12 pm

Saturn ‘bends’ its rings in striking NASA photo

Saturn 'bends' its rings in striking NASA photoNASA's Cassini spacecraft snaps a mind-boggling view of Saturn's rings looking a little bent out of shape.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 8:20 pm

This Proposed Lego Set Honors Women In NASA

More than 40 American women have flown in space, and many others have worked at NASA as cosmonauts, analysts, researchers and engineers. Yet when most people think about the U.S. space program, it’s the names of men that tend to first come to mind: Buzz and Neil, Carl and Alan, Gus and Jim.But one female science writer is trying to change…

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 2:33 pm

NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion Team Recognize Wisconsin Suppliers at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2016– NASA’ s Space Launch System and Orion industry team are at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016 in Wisconsin this week to recognize local supplier companies and showcase the technologies …

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 1:00 pm

When Viking Was Voyager: The Surprising History Behind NASA’s Epic Mars Landing

When Viking Was Voyager: The Surprising History Behind NASA's Epic Mars LandingNASA's life-hunting Viking mission to Mars was the most complex robotic exploration effort of its day, but the space agency initially wanted it to be even more ambitious. Viking was one of NASA's most successful missions. The two landers also famously found ambiguous signs of microbial activity on the Red Planet, inspiring a debate about Mars life that continues to this day.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:24 am

NASA wants more private uses of the International Space Station

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 1:50 am

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba joins ‘Angels Live’

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba joins ‘Angels Live’…

Posted on 24 July 2016 | 6:30 pm

Watch beautiful bursts of plasma shoot from the sun in new NASA video

Watch beautiful bursts of plasma shoot from the sun in new NASA videoA NASA spacecraft watching the sun has captured a new video of Earth's nearest star burping out plasma. The video was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from July 9 to 10 and shows the special machinations of the star's complicated magnetic fields. SEE ALSO: The sun looks like it's doing a somersault in this dizzying GIF from NASA In some ways, it looks like this is a video played in reverse, but it isn't. "Each burst of plasma licks out from the surface only to withdraw back into the active region — a dance commanded by complex magnetic forces above the sun," NASA said in a statement. "SDO captured this video in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which are typically invisible to our eyes. The imagery is colorized here in red for easy viewing." Sometimes, these bursts of hot plasma do leave the sun, shooting out in the solar system as "coronal mass ejections."  If aimed the right way, these charged particles carried on the solar wind can slam into Earth's upper atmosphere, producing amazing auroras. If those solar storms are strong enough, they could affect the planet's electrical grids or even harm satellites in orbit. Spacecraft like SDO are charged with keeping a close eye on the sun, in part, to help warn researchers on Earth of any impending solar storms that might impact the planet. 

Posted on 24 July 2016 | 3:00 am

Angels Live: VIP pass at NASA

Angels Live: VIP pass at NASA…

Posted on 24 July 2016 | 12:31 am

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The Sand fire, as seen from space – Los Angeles Times


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The Sand fire, as seen from space
Los Angeles Times
Satellite imagery obtained Sunday during a flyover by NASA's Landsat satellite shows the burn scar left by the more than 30,000-acre Sand fire. The satellite image also shows smoke plumes and hot spots where the fire has continued to smolder.

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Posted on 26 July 2016 | 12:49 am

Label collaborates on "space-proof" turntable Icarus Craft to spin Carl Sagan’s "A Glorious Dawn" – RollingStone.com


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Label collaborates on "space-proof" turntable Icarus Craft to spin Carl Sagan's "A Glorious Dawn"
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To celebrate the seventh anniversary of Third Man Records and the label's 3 millionth record pressed, Jack White has planned an event where the Third Man team will attempt to play the first phonographic record in space, the label announced Monday.
Jack White and Third Man go for record space voyageDetroit Free Press
Third Man Records To Attempt To Play A Record In SpaceJamBase
Jack White to make “vinyl history” by playing the first record in spaceConsequence of Sound (blog)
Detroit Metro Times (blog)
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Posted on 26 July 2016 | 12:20 am

Photos: This Is What The Sand Fire Looks Like From Space – LAist


Photos: This Is What The Sand Fire Looks Like From Space
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As the massive Sand Fire rages on in the Santa Clarita Valley, NASA has released images that show how the fire's smoke—and its scorch marks—are visible from space. The Sand Fire, which as of Monday morning had encompassed approximately 33,117 …

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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:01 pm

Man spotted rappelling off Space Needle is part of reality TV series – KOMO News


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Man spotted rappelling off Space Needle is part of reality TV series
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SEATTLE — The man who appeared to be rappelling off the Space Needle Monday morning is part of a reality television series. The stunt was first spotted by passersby on Sunday, and on Monday morning, a man could be seen dangling again from the …

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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:23 pm

Marvel’s Groot and Rocket will head to space on NASA’s newest mission patch – Washington Post


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Marvel's Groot and Rocket will head to space on NASA's newest mission patch
Washington Post
Because NASA is full of some delightful dorks, the space agency's latest mission patch is going to feature two beloved Marvel comic universe characters: Rocket Raccoon and Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy." The two characters are front-and-center on …
'Guardians of the Galaxy' characters team up with NASA for space adventureRT
Groot and Rocket Raccoon are the stars of this year's official space station lab patchThe Verge
Marvel's Rocket Raccoon and Groot Are Headed to SpaceNBCNews.com
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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 1:42 pm

How to free up space on your Android phone or tablet – CNET – CNET


How to free up space on your Android phone or tablet – CNET
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No more room at the inn, and no expansion slot for adding more? Here are some strategies for reclaiming precious Android storage.

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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 12:48 pm

Space Trivia! ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Stars Test Their NASA Knowledge – Space.com


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Space Trivia! 'Star Trek Beyond' Stars Test Their NASA Knowledge
Space.com
Capt. James T. Kirk may have been able to pass the Kobayashi Maru exam while training at Starfleet Academy, but trivia questions give him a run for his money in this new Q&A with NASA. With the release of "Star Trek Beyond," which premieres today (July …
Why Deep Space Nine is the unexpected western of the Star Trek universe, and deserves a revisitNational Post
'Star Trek' delivers a space thrill rideQuad City Times
First Look – Test Flight of Star Trek's U.S.S. Discovery – YouTubeYouTube

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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:33 am

Stacking Dolls in Space: Concentric Bubbles Seen Around Star … – Space.com


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Stacking Dolls in Space: Concentric Bubbles Seen Around Star …
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Three supernova remnants ("bubbles") nesting one inside the other were found surrounding a young star cluster in the spiral galaxy M33.

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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:29 am

US military creates ‘Space Mission Force’ to wage satellite war – Engadget


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US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war
Engadget
If a major war ever happens, low-Earth orbit could turn into a combat zone. To that end, the US Air Force Space Command has created the "Space Mission Force" to train soldiers to operate military satellites in response to threats. "Adversaries have
US Air Force creates Space Mission Force to prevent war in spaceGeek
US Air Force's next space surveillance system on target for 2021SpaceNews
US Air Force plan for 'Space Mission Force' to protect America using killer satellitesDaily Mail
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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:03 am

Sorry, Donald Trump, being ‘first’ in space doesn’t matter anymore – Mashable


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Sorry, Donald Trump, being 'first' in space doesn't matter anymore
Mashable
It doesn't matter if we're 'first' in space. Let's leave nationalism behind for the sake of exploration everywhere.

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Posted on 24 July 2016 | 1:01 pm

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NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA’s Journey to Mars.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 8:00 pm

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.

Posted on 20 July 2016 | 5:08 pm

NASA, Industry Boost Opportunities for Small Businesses with Mentor-Protégé Agreement

NASA and Boeing will announce a Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program agreement Tuesday, July 26, at Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Posted on 18 July 2016 | 7:51 pm

NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies

NASA has selected five U.S. aerospace companies to conduct concept studies for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. Such a mission would continue key capabilities including telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging in support of the agency’s Journey to Mars.

Posted on 18 July 2016 | 5:05 pm

NASA Scientists to Discuss 2016 Climate Trends, Impacts

Climate experts from NASA will discuss recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, as well as research now underway to better understand their impacts, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 19.

Posted on 18 July 2016 | 1:06 pm

NASA Sends Trailblazing Science, Cargo to International Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after Monday’s launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.

Posted on 18 July 2016 | 4:25 am

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch

After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.

Posted on 15 July 2016 | 4:24 pm

NASA to Discuss Next Mars Rover on Facebook Live

NASA will host a Facebook Live event at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 15, to talk about the science and technology aboard NASA’s next Mars rover, Mars 2020, and the significant step the agency is taking on its Journey to Mars, proceeding with final design and construction of the robotic explorer.

Posted on 14 July 2016 | 7:20 pm

Next Space Station Cargo Launch From Virginia Targeted for August, NASA Opens Media Accreditation

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Posted on 14 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

NASA, USAID Open Environmental Monitoring Hub in West Africa

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.

Posted on 14 July 2016 | 11:30 am