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Life’s Elusive X-Factor? Cocktails at The Carlye With NASA’s Senior-most Scientist on Origins of Life, Andrew Pohorille
I made my way from the train east across Park Avenue to 77th Street, passing the building made famous by Redford as the CIA's American Literary Historical Society, then made a turn south to The Carlyle Hotel. I had a meeting there, in Bemelmans' wonderland of murals with the senior-most scientist on origins of life at NASA, Andrew Pohorille –…
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 4:22 pm
A galaxy so bright it shines with the luminosity of 300 trillion suns has been discovered by a NASA spacecraft.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 2:47 pm
Talk about brilliant! NASA says it has discovered the brightest galaxy ever seen–a super-distant collection of stars that shines with the intensity of more than 300 trillion suns.This artist's concept depicts the new record holder for the most luminous galaxy in the universe. The light from the galaxy, WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is brighter…
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
In the new Disney film "Tomorrowland," now in theaters, NASA provides the launch pad — literally and figuratively — for the movie's plot to unfold. The feature film, which drew its initial inspiration from the theme park land by the same name, juxtaposes the end of NASA's space shuttle program in 2011 with the space age future Walt Disney envisioned when he opened the original Tomorrowland in 1955. But that is not the future that Casey Newton (actress Britt Robertson) faces as "Tomorrowland" begins.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:35 am
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 3:53 am
HOUSTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will fund 24 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. …
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will announce on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.The announcement will air live on NASA Television and NASA.gov at 2 p.m. EDT from the NASA TV studio at the agency’s Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in Washington. There is limited seating in the NASA TV studio for media who would like to attend in person. To arrange access, email Laurie Cantillo at email@example.com no later than 10 a.m. Tuesday. …
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have renewed a partnership agreement to continue critical research in the area of aircraft engine icing. On hand to sign the renewal agreement Thursday at the NRC offices in Ottawa, Ontario, were Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington, and Ian Potter, the NRC’s vice-president of engineering.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA announced Thursday two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. Through both solicitations, NASA is seeking industry-developed space technologies that can foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA missions. “These solicitations form an increased focus on collaborations with the commercial space sector that not only leverage emerging markets and capabilities to meet NASA’s strategic goals, but also focus on industry needs,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT Thursday with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health. Dragon is the only space station resupply spacecraft able to return a significant amount of cargo to Earth. It is the U.S. company’s sixth NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission to the station and carried more than two tons of supplies and scientific cargo when it lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 14.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
Space – Google News
Photos: Space crayons and parachuting dogs — a new view of the Soviet space …
It is one steeped in history, having carried Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, into space (and back). It has faced much harder crossings than British customs officials. But its latest journey is a significant one: It marks the first item …
Alexei Leonov: First man to walk in space launches new Science Museum …The Independent
Space walk Russian recalls missionBelfast Telegraph
UK to host biggest ever Soviet space show outside RussiaYahoo News
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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 9:00 am
Shuffling of Polk County office space leads to proposed $1.1 million project
Grand Forks Herald
The shuffle will allow the county to utilize about 5,600 square feet of unused space on the justice center's second floor, as the county attorney and public defender offices, as well as the gathering place for prospective jurors, will move into the …
Posted on 23 May 2015 | 6:40 am
SpaceX Dragon Departs International Space Station
The capsule successfully left the International Space Station after being released by its robotic arm operated by astronaut Scott Kelly. According to NASA, the capsule then "began a series of departure burns and maneuvers to move beyond the 656-foot …
SpaceX Dragon successfully departs from the International Space Station …ExtremeTech
Watch the SpaceX Dragon Leave the Space StationTIME
SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific with space station cargoYahoo News
Universe Today -ABC News -Space.com
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Posted on 23 May 2015 | 1:59 am
Space Florida launches "We are go" campaign
Rockets are launching from the Space Coast at a steady clip — nine already this year — but a myth persists that the nation's space program is dead, shut down with NASA's shuttle program. With "three little words," a new, state-funded ad campaign aims …
Florida To Boost Space Coast With $1.5 Million Media CampaignWMFE
NASA's Space Launch System gets big push from House Appropriations …AL.com
NASA begins modification of B-2 test stand at Stennis Space CenterSpaceFlight Insider
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:33 pm
Emre's Picks: Check out these quality space apps
Strong apps with a local connection are hard to find, but the three below shine in categories that many in Brevard County can appreciate: science and space. Taking my passion for both of those topics into account, here's my take on three mobile apps …
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
Science News for Students
Collecting trash in space
Science News for Students
But all of these million-dollar marvels of technology can be knocked out by a collision with space junk — debris from satellites and other Earthly technology orbiting high above the planet. Now, a teen from Jordan has designed a satellite to chase …
Scientists may have found a solution for space pollutionGrist
Nano-satellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from spaceDVIDS (press release)
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 5:06 pm
Watch This Stunning Video of Astronauts Docking at the Space Station
Commuting to work isn't easy in space. After Scott Kelly, Gennady Padalka and Misha Kornienko blasted off from Kazakhstan aboard their Soyuz spacecraft in the early morning hours of March 29, it took them six hours to reach the International Space Station.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
The US has space experts worried about an extra-terrestrial land grab
Asteroid miners eager to raise funds to raid space rocks—some of which are packed with minerals valued in the trillions of dollars—are faced with a legal code that was never meant to apply to private enterprise in space, since it was written well …
US Congress passes bill on space miningMINING.com
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
Wall Street Journal
The House just passed a bill about space mining. The future is here.
Washington Post (blog)
The United States has already shown its penchant for claiming ownership of space-based things. There are not one, not two, but six U.S. flags on the moon, in case any of you other nations start getting ideas. (Never mind that the flags have all faded …
US House Passes Bill to Spur Commercial Ventures in SpaceWall Street Journal
House passes space mining bill allowing companies to keep what they find in …GeekWire
House passes bill to benefit commercial space industryUSA TODAY
Clapway -Newsmax -New Scientist
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 11:11 am
New York Times
US Military Space Plane Begins a Fourth (Mostly) Secret Mission
New York Times
A secretive United States Air Force space plane is on a fourth trip into orbit. As with the previous flights, the Air Force revealed few details about what the unmanned X-37B spacecraft, which resembles a smaller version of NASA's retired space …
Secret space plane hitches ride into orbitUSA TODAY
Secret space plane, solar sail launch aboard Atlas VCNN
Preview: X-37B spaceplane to journey back into space WednesdaySpaceflight Now
Discovery News -Quartz -WKMG Orlando
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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
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The International Space Station Program will take the next step in expanding a robust commercial market in low-Earth orbit when work continues Wednesday, May 27, to prepare the orbiting laboratory for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew and cargo vehicles. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the activity beginning at 8 a.m. EDT.
Posted on 22 May 2015 | 6:48 pm
NASA will announce on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT Thursday with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:43 pm
NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have renewed a partnership agreement to continue critical research in the area of aircraft engine icing.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:14 pm
NASA announced Thursday two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. Through both solicitations, NASA is seeking industry-developed space technologies that can foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA missions.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:12 pm
Registration is open for U.S. and international media to cover the July 22 launch of Jason-3, the fourth mission in a series of satellite missions that measure the height of the ocean surface.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:19 pm
NASA is seeking proposals from universities for early stage technology development that will support the agency’s long-term plans for human exploration of Mars and scientific study of our solar system and beyond.
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
Media accreditation is open for the June 26 launch of NASA’s next commercial cargo resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida to the International Space Station.
Posted on 20 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as part of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.
Posted on 20 May 2015 | 6:49 pm