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I spy with my little eye…Continuing an epic summer of celestial photography, NASA released a stunning image of the International Space Station on Sunday. The shot, captured by agency photographer Bill Ingalls, shows the ISS flying across the face of the moon at a breakneck five miles per second.There are currently six crew members on board…
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 10:20 pm
Scientists say a world they have dubbed HD 219134b is the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system.
Posted on 1 August 2015 | 12:27 pm
Just 21 light years away from Earth scientists have discovered a world dubbed HD 219134b they say is the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system and a potential gold mine for astronomers. WSJ’s Monika …
Posted on 1 August 2015 | 2:06 am
HAMPTON, Va., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As scientists continue to study the ever-changing volume of ice at Greenland and Antarctica, NASA has been collecting large-scale airborne measurements of polar ice since 1993 when little was known about the changes taking place there. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, NASA senior researcher John Sonntag will present “Bipolar Science: 20+ Years of Airborne Ice Measurements with NASA and Operation IceBridge” at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Young Theater. Media who wish to do so should contact Chris Rink at 757-864-6786, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by noon on the day of the talk for credentials and entry to the center.
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 6:01 pm
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 4:56 pm
The thing about clichés is that they are so often true and that what goes down also goes up, to flip one such expression – at least when it comes to space race ratings this week. After falling 33% among adults 18-49 last week from its July 16 show, ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club (0.8/3) rocketed up the exact same percentage this week. Now that is coming off a low last week and still in a struggling zone for any show, summer or otherwise. Still, the freshman 60s-set series…
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 4:15 pm
By: Joe OlivetoCredit: Wikimedia CommonsNASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen Armageddon. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with applications right here on Earth.In fact, you're…
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 2:03 pm
Ranking the importance of historical figures by playing a game called “Who is Bigger?” Poker, peeing and other pre-flight rituals of astronauts. Drones at play: Aerial views of playgrounds in
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 3:37 am
NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It’s a tiny burg called HD 219134b that’s just 21 light …
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 1:34 am
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Startups Rocket To The Front Of The Space Race
Capitalizing on the falling cost of launch services and the miniaturization of satellites, a new breed of startups are gearing up for the space race under the moniker of NewSpace. At a recent conference in San Jose, Calif., leading figures in this …
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:30 pm
Wreckage from Challenger, Columbia space shuttles on public display for 1st time
LA Daily News
This Tuesday photo shows a side body panel of space shuttle Challenger, left, and the cockpit widows of Columbia, right, displayed at the Forever Remembered exhibit and memorial for the astronauts that perished on the two shuttles at the Kennedy Space …
Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st timeYahoo News
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:14 pm
GOP pack fights for debate space
“The problem is there is a limited amount of space in print and on air,” he told the Hill on Friday. “There's a conflict here between the Republican Party in getting interest for its candidates and the production values associated with good television …
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 6:48 pm
See What International Space Station Looks Like Crossing the Moon
The photo, taken Sunday, shows the space station crossing the moon at approximately five miles per second, NASA said. It appears as a little black squiggle on the face of the moon. The space station orbits about 300 miles above Earth while the Moon is …
NASA's Latest Image Of The International Space Station Is BreathtakingHuffington Post
International Space Station: How to see it as it flies over the UK this monthMirror.co.uk
See the International Space Station from the UKAstronomy Now Online
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 5:16 pm
Space Station soars over Houston
The International Space Station has been flying over Houston this week, putting on a show during the early morning and evening hours. On Saturday night Houston photographer Ira B. Wise captured this awesome shot of the station above the Sam Houston …
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 3:22 pm
Best Space Stories of the Week — August 2, 2015
National Transporation Safety Board representatives announced that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash during a test flight last year was caused by its co-pilot deploying the commercial space plane's re-entry system too quickly. [Full Story: Deadly …
NASA Pings a Passing Space PeanutDiscovery News
Boffins: Spooky, spinning SPACE PEANUT butters up Earth with close flybyThe Register
NASA captures Earth flyby of 'space peanut'Dispatch Times
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 1:36 pm
Astronauts Test Virtual-Reality Headset for Space On Ocean Floor
It's a tech geek's dream fulfilled in the underwater lab hosting four "aquanauts" for 14 days this month, where they get to practice space exploration with a cutting-edge Microsoft virtual-reality headset. Microsoft's HoloLens, whose augmented-reality …
Aquanauts practice space exploration off Florida KeysFlorida Today
Why Did NASA End The Space Shuttle Program?Gizmodo Australia
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 1:35 pm
Japanese whisky to make space trip
Once the whisky returns from its space trip, experts will begin taste tests and scientific analysis to compare the samples with those aged in Japan. A Suntory spokeswoman told news agency AFP there were no plans to make the space-aged whisky available …
Suntory Is Sending Whisky Into Space (For Science)Forbes
Suntory whiskey to get aged in spaceFox News
World's best whisky is being sent to age in spaceThe Verge
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 10:31 am
Month in Space: Space Station Views and Our Closest Look at Pluto
Astronaut Scott Kelly captured this image of the Earth from the Cupola on the International Space Station. He tweeted the image on July 29, saying "The color psychology of orange is optimistic. From my view things are looking up down there." Scott …
Epic Yearlong Space Mission Documented in Time Magazine Web SeriesSpace.com
Tips for viewing the International Space Station9NEWS.com
Great Lakes Science Center audience speaks live with Space Station astronauts …cleveland.com
CNET -International Business Times -Gizmag
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 10:08 pm
Space industry needs more time to develop, general says
The U.S. will likely not have a competitive space launch industry by the industry-set goal of 2019, according to Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. "In our research, we assessed that industry timelines …
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 6:06 pm
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NASA has selected five proposals submitted to its Explorers Program to conduct focused scientific investigations and develop instruments that fill the scientific gaps between the agency’s larger missions.
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 8:38 pm
Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 6:11 pm
A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 — the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor.
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 4:05 pm
NASA has awarded contracts to 13 companies to provide advanced propulsion and communications system technologies as part of ongoing long-term aerospace research activities at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Posted on 28 July 2015 | 8:40 pm
NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories Inc., of El Segundo, California, to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The work supports ongoing research aboard the International Space Station and helps enable the journey to Mars.
Posted on 28 July 2015 | 5:29 pm
Summer camp students at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland and students from the city’s MC2 STEM High School will speak with Expedition 44 crew members aboard the International Space Station at 11:40 a.m. EDT Friday, July 31.
Posted on 27 July 2015 | 6:08 pm
Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of wonders.
Posted on 24 July 2015 | 6:25 pm
NASA currently is working in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to evaluate tools and techniques in preparation for future spacewalks on a variety of surfaces and levels of gravity, ranging from asteroids to the moons and surface of Mars.
Posted on 24 July 2015 | 4:44 pm
A new NASA challenge is looking for evidence to support a theory that electromagnetic pulses (EMP) may precede an earthquake, potentially offering a warning to those in the quake’s path.
Posted on 24 July 2015 | 3:02 pm
NASA has selected American Paragon Protective Services, LLC, of Austin, Texas to receive a contract to support the Protective Services Office Support Services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
Posted on 23 July 2015 | 8:09 pm