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Watch NASA fire up a giant rocket booster in the desert

Watch NASA fire up a giant rocket booster in the desertNASA is going to light a massive fire in the Utah desert tomorrow morning. The space agency plans to test out one of the solid rocket boosters that will be used on the Space Launch System (SLS), the giant expandable rocket that NASA is building to take humans into deep space. For the test, the engines on the booster will be ignited for two minutes at Orbital ATK’s test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 3:40 pm

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Will Be In Space For Five More Years

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Will Be In Space For Five More YearsThe Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing incredible images from space for over 26 years and it's going to keep doing it for five more years.NASA is contractually extending science operations for the iconic telescope until 2021, despite its intended 15 year lifespan. On Thursday, the agency awarded a sole source contract extension to the…

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 2:56 pm

ESA locking astronauts in an underground cave … for training

ESA locking astronauts in an underground cave … for trainingESA astronauts have a unique training system. Not only do they train hundreds of miles above the surface of the earth, but they also travel hundreds of miles down into the deep, dark recesses of our wonderfully exotic planet.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 10:56 am

SI delivers He recovery system to NASA

SI delivers He recovery system to NASASustainable Innovations (SI), a waste and energy innovator, has bagged a contract to supply a commercial-scale helium (He) recycling system to NASA.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 9:51 am

Recharge Wrap-up: NASA’s EV plane, GM and Navy partner on fuel cell drone sub

Recharge Wrap-up: NASA's EV plane, GM and Navy partner on fuel cell drone subMeet NASA's X-57 electric test plane. The Suzuki Baleno gets a mild hybrid system for Europe. Borgward wins Plus X Awards for its PHEV SUV. GM and the Navy are working on fuel cell undersea drones.NASA is building an all-electric test aircraft called the X-57. The lightweight plane's design balances speed with efficiency. The wings house two…

Posted on 26 June 2016 | 12:45 pm

A Russian teenager survived a meteor explosion and is now an NHL draft pick

A Russian teenager survived a meteor explosion and is now an NHL draft pickA Blue Jackets' third-round pick has an interesting backstory. The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted Vitaly Abramov in the third round of the NHL Draft on Saturday, making him the event's 65th overall pick. Abramov, now 18, was in school in his hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia, when a meteor exploded in the airspace above the city on Feb. 15, 2013.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 3:37 pm

NASA approves Hubble Space Telescope for 5 more years of operation

NASA approves Hubble Space Telescope for 5 more years of operationNASA has announced the Hubble Space Telescope, which was launched into space over twenty-six years ago, will continue to capture the final frontier through the year 2021 while at the helm of Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

Posted on 25 June 2016 | 11:57 am

NASA TV to Air Russian Cargo Ship Movement at Space Station

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A Russian cargo ship currently docked to the International Space Station will undock for a short test flight on Friday, July 1. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1:15 a.m. EDT.The Progress 62 cargo ship will automatically undock from the Pirs Docking Compartment of the space station and manually be guided in to re-dock. The maneuver will begin with undocking at 1:36 a.m. and take approximately 30 minutes, with re-docking planned for 2:10 a.m. …

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 7:50 pm

NASA tasks the Hubble Telescope with five more years of service

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 6:29 pm

In Case You Missed It: A Weekly Summary of Top Content from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Note to Editors: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s “In Case You Missed It” newsletter, delivered every Friday, is a quick summary of the week’s top content. It includes short descriptions and links to stories, videos and photos featured on Marshall’s web pages and social media accounts. To receive the ICYMI newsletter and Marshall news releases and advisories, self-subscribe by sending an email to msfc-request@newsletters.nasa.gov with “subscribe” (without quotes) in the subject line.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 5:10 pm

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Yves Behar’s Next Design Project Is A Co-Working Space – Fortune


Fortune

Yves Behar's Next Design Project Is A Co-Working Space
Fortune
Co-working spaces are aplenty these days in major metropolitan areas such as New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and LA. Thanks to companies like WeWork and LiquidSpace, people have access to an shared office where they can park their laptop, …
First Look: Design Entrepreneur Yves Behar Re-Imagines Future Of Work (Space)Forbes

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Posted on 27 June 2016 | 2:51 pm

Hubble Space Telescope Set to Keep Its Eye on the Cosmos Through 2021 – ABC News


Hubble Space Telescope Set to Keep Its Eye on the Cosmos Through 2021
ABC News
Hubble's incredible reach — made possible by the fact that its sight was not impaired by the distortions created by the Earth's atmosphere — allowed astronomers to get closer looks at space phenomena like never before, watching stars and planets as
This Week On The Space ShowSpace Fellowship

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Posted on 27 June 2016 | 2:39 pm

Rumor: Apple’s space gray ‘iPhone 7’ will be a ‘much darker color’ – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)


AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Rumor: Apple's space gray 'iPhone 7' will be a 'much darker color'
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Though Apple uses the same space gray branding for different products, the color is far from consistent. For example, the space gray found on the Apple Watch Sport is a darker shade than the Series 7000 aluminum used on the space gray iPhone 6s.
iPhone 7 now seems likely to come in Space Black to match Apple Watch, as other rumors emerge9 to 5 Mac
Rumored 'Deep Blue' iPhone 7 Said to Actually Be Very Dark Space GrayMac Rumors
iPhone 7 could come in Space Gray – but not as you know itTrustedReviews

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Posted on 27 June 2016 | 1:12 pm

Infinite Warfare Has Space Grappling Hooks And Spider Seeking Grenades – Dexerto


Dexerto

Infinite Warfare Has Space Grappling Hooks And Spider Seeking Grenades
Dexerto
As the Infinite Warfare trailer creeps up on 3 million dislikes on Youtube, developers Infinity Ward have been on a charm offensive with the media to convince everyone that Space isn't bad. A number of publications have released interviews with key

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Posted on 27 June 2016 | 11:04 am

One-Week Countdown Begins for Juno Mission’s Daring Arrival at Jupiter – Space.com


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One-Week Countdown Begins for Juno Mission's Daring Arrival at Jupiter
Space.com
Getting up-close and personal with Jupiter is a serious challenge for space probes, because the Jovian giant is surrounded by a belt of very intense radiation that can quickly fry most spacecraft electronics. So rather than orbiting the planet, Juno
Juno spacecraft demonstrates viability of solar power in deep spaceEnformable
Juno probe closes in on Jupiter after five-year journey from EarthThe Guardian

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Posted on 27 June 2016 | 10:55 am

County leases newly acquired Redstone open space to outfitter – Aspen Daily News


County leases newly acquired Redstone open space to outfitter
Aspen Daily News
The 35-acre Coke Ovens Open Space was acquired by the county in April, and Open Space and Trails staff identified 24 acres as prime for agricultural leasing. The property was listed for lease in May, and only one suitor, Avalanche Outfitters, came calling.

Posted on 27 June 2016 | 10:12 am

China launches new Long March 7 rocket in preparation for planned space station – The Verge


The Verge

China launches new Long March 7 rocket in preparation for planned space station
The Verge
China's Long March 7 rocket launched successfully for the first time this weekend, the second in a trio of new boosters the country will use to launch and supply its planned Tiangong-3 space station. The 53-meter-tall Long March 7 carried a number of
China On Schedule To Launch Second Space Station This YearManufacturing.net
China on Schedule for Launch This Year of 2nd Space StationABC News
China plans for space station with most powerful rocket launchNew Scientist
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Posted on 27 June 2016 | 9:39 am

Sky and Space to launch 200 nano-satellites with Virgin Galactic – ZDNet


ZDNet

Sky and Space to launch 200 nano-satellites with Virgin Galactic
ZDNet
Australian Securities Exchange-listed telecommunications company Sky and Space Global has announced signing a letter of intent with Virgin Galactic to use its vehicle LauncherOne to launch up to 200 nano-satellites into space from 2018.
Sky and Space Global lands Branson dealThe Australian
Australia's Sky and Space is using Virgin Galactic to launch nanosatellitesBusiness Insider Australia
Sky and Space picks Virgin Galactic for satellite launchTotal Telecom
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Posted on 27 June 2016 | 6:27 am

The empty space de Blasio won’t let charters use – New York Post


New York Post

The empty space de Blasio won't let charters use
New York Post
Mayor de Blasio last week insisted that he actually supports charter schools. If he wants to prove it, he could stop denying them the use of vacant classroom space. City school buildings have 150,000 seats going unused. At least 67 schools have more

Posted on 26 June 2016 | 11:43 pm

Patti Grace Smith is a space pioneer — and bureaucrat — whose story inspires – The Seattle Times


The Seattle Times

Patti Grace Smith is a space pioneer — and bureaucrat — whose story inspires
The Seattle Times
Last week's NewSpace conference was mostly about entrepreneurs, investors and inventors, but there is more to the story of the boom in commercial-space ventures. Government nurturing has played a role, too. Hating government, especially government …

Posted on 26 June 2016 | 5:06 pm

NASA Breaking News

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NASA TV to Air Russian Cargo Ship Movement at Space Station

A Russian cargo ship currently docked to the International Space Station will undock for a short test flight on Friday, July 1. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1:15 a.m. EDT.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 7:30 pm

NASA Brings Journey to Mars and Beyond to ESSENCE Festival

Visitors to the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans will have a chance to explore the universe through a range of activities, including first-ever festival stage presentations, during NASA Week, a celebration of space exploration to be held June 29-July 3, in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival, which begins June 30.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 4:14 pm

Transportation Department, NASA, Partners Visit Charlotte to Open Test Lab to Streamline Air Travel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today marked the official opening of a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 3:28 pm

NASA Extends Hubble Space Telescope Science Operations Contract

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 8:22 pm

NASA to Discuss, Broadcast Booster Test for Space Launch System Rocket

The booster for the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), which will power the agency’s astronauts on the journey to Mars, will fire up for a major ground test at 10:05 a.m. EDT (8:05 a.m. MDT) Tuesday, June 28, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

Posted on 23 June 2016 | 7:38 pm

NASA Administrator Bolden and Transportation Secretary Foxx to Announce New Technology at Charlotte International Airport

NASA, the FAA, American Airlines the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport are collaborating on a five-year effort to streamline aircraft arrival, departure and airport surface operations; research and testing will be led out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 5:07 pm

Next SpaceX Commercial Cargo Launch Now No Earlier Than July 18, US Media Accreditation Remains Open

The next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission for NASA to the International Space Station now is targeted for launch no earlier than 12:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 18.

Posted on 21 June 2016 | 9:43 pm

NASA Uploads App for Apple TV

Apple TV? There’s a NASA app for that.

Posted on 21 June 2016 | 9:13 pm

Three Space Station Crew Members Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.

Posted on 18 June 2016 | 9:47 am

NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name

With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”

Posted on 17 June 2016 | 1:50 pm