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NASA's first-ever expandable space habitat has a bit of a problem – it won't inflate. Thursday's debut attempt to get air into the module failed to go according to plan, leaving engineers to ponder the problem overnight. An update is expected today.
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:31 am
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:47 pm
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Friday, May 27 to provide an update on the expansion operations for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) installed on the International Space Station. To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Cheryl Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tabatha Thompson at email@example.com, or call 202-358-1100 for call details. NASA and Bigelow Aerospace engineers are evaluating why, during its first two-hour attempt Thursday, the BEAM did not fully expand as internal pressure was gradually increased.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:27 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Downtown Huntsville Inc. are partnering for a third year to host an event celebrating the city and space agency’s enduring relationship. NASA in the Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 in Huntsville’s Big Spring Park East. “NASA is one of the key factors in Huntsville’s success story, and yet its location on Redstone Arsenal keeps it something of a mystery to the public,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:15 pm
NASA's plan to inflate an expandable habitat for the first time in space hit a snag today when the room — known as BEAM — failed to completely inflate. Today's test at the International Space Station has been postponed after NASA spent several hours attempting to pump air into BEAM, which is short for Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. "Engineers are meeting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss a path forward for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module," according to a NASA update.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:00 pm
The inflatable room, called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), is an experimental habitat built by the company Bigelow Aerospace. NASA wants to study the technology for future deep-space habitats, while Bigelow Aerospace has its sights set on private space stations and moon bases.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 4:00 pm
This morning, the International Space Station was scheduled to deploy its first ever expandable module starting at 5:30AM ET. The folded-up habitat, called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), was delivered last month by one of Space X's rockets and attached to the ISS. After that, ground controllers told ISS astronaut Jess Williams to start transferring air from the station to the module, in order to slowly inflate it, NPR reports.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 3:34 pm
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA called off an attempt to inflate an experimental habitat attached to the International Space Station after the fabric module failed to expand as planned on Thursday. Station crew member Jeff Williams spent more than two hours opening a valve to allow spurts of air to inflate the 3,100-pound (1,400 kg) module, the first expandable habitat to be tested with astronauts in space. “We’ll hope for better luck tomorrow,” astronaut Jessica Meir radioed to Williams from Mission Control in Houston.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 2:32 pm
It’s pump-it-up day at the International Space Station. NASA is releasing air into an inflatable room delivered last month by SpaceX.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:03 am
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 8:20 am
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DePaul Women's Studies Department Organises 'Safe Space' After Milo Event
The email went on to say that they want to “create a space in which we can come together … in the face of the hatred and attacks we've experienced against our identities and communities.” This so-called “healing space” would be used to “cultivate …
DePaul drama queens to create 'space for healing' after Milo Yiannopoulos causes campus deep harmTwitchy
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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 3:50 am
Goodbye, Space Selfies; Hello, Kickstarter Refunds
Good news and bad news, space fans. If you were kindhearted and previously donated some amount of money to a 2013 Kickstarter project in the hopes that, someday, your contributions would allow a telescope to fly up into space and shoot selfies of you …
'Space selfie' project canceled: Planetary Resources offers Kickstarter refundsGeekWire
Planetary Resources cancels 'space selfie' projectEngadget
Planetary Resources raises $21M to study Earth from spaceThe Seattle Times
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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:58 am
Louie Gohmert freaks out: NASA wouldn't send Matt Damon to space if he were gay!
Louie Gohmert (R-TX) argued on the House floor Thursday that the strive for LGBT rights is a mistake because NASA would never send a gay couple into space (except for Sally Ride). We'd, especially, never send a gay person into space to colonize Mars …
Louie Gohmert: No Gay Space Colonies!Right Wing Watch
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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:46 am
A new 'space taxi' may be in the works thanks to Russian company Energia
It might have been absurd when Rose said it to Jack in Titanic, but taking a taxi to the moon soon may not be such a stretch of the imagination if Russia has anything to say about it. According to news reports, Russian space company Energia has …
Uber For Space: Russian Company Wants To Create A Shuttle To The MoonInternational Business Times
Russian space corp unveils project for reusable 'shuttle' between ISS and moonRT
Reusable International Space Station rocket could be used to build first permanent human settlement on MoonMirror.co.uk
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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:14 am
Letter from the President — Space Report
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
The report is the result of an interagency process with the objectives to reduce risks to the United States and our allies in space; and to protect and preserve the rights, access, capabilities, use, and freedom of action of the United States in space …
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 10:39 pm
NASA Hits Snag While Inflating Space Station's New BEAM Habitat
NASA wants to study the technology for future deep-space habitats, while Bigelow Aerospace has its sights set on private space stations and moon bases. But when NASA astronaut Jeff Williams began the inflation process for BEAM on the ISS early this …
NASA's Attempt To Inflate Its Expandable Space Module FizzlesNPR
Space station crew runs into glitch inflating "BEAM" moduleCBS News
Glitch halts NASA's expansion of space habitat BEAMCNN International
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:28 pm
Artificial meteor showers could make a fearsome problem in space much worse
A horde of news outlets reported that Japanese company ALE plans to open the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with an artificial meteor shower, but the startup told Tech Insider that's a bit premature. "Our shooting stars are intended for large-scale events and we …
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:25 pm
What happened when an already-crazed city charged people to reserve space at a public park – Washington Post
What happened when an already-crazed city charged people to reserve space at a public park
Earlier this spring, San Francisco's parks department began a program allowing people to reserve corners of one of the city's most beloved public spaces, Dolores Park, for a fee. For $33, nonprofits and individual groups up to 50 people could claim …
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:14 pm
Space: The final business frontier
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson — three of the world's most high-profile businessmen — have all been seduced by the future of the space industry. Their respective companies (SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic) are among the leaders in …
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 4:58 pm
Now Is the Best Time to Spot the Space Station
… International Space Station with the moon hanging in the background. Photograph by NASA. Step outside on a clear night over the next few days, and you've got a great chance of seeing the International Space Station (ISS) as it glides across the …
ISS experiment will investigate how pills dissolve in spaceEngadget
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 3:38 pm
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NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Friday, May 27 to provide an update on the expansion operations for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) installed on the International Space Station. The teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:04 pm
NASA has selected Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. of Columbia, Maryland, to provide safety and mission assurance, audits and assessments support services for the agency’s Safety Center in Cleveland.
Posted on 26 May 2016 | 8:02 pm
NASA has selected Logical Innovations, Inc., of Houston to provide financial and business management services for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Procurement and other entities at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Posted on 25 May 2016 | 8:21 pm
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will be available for live satellite interviews from Moscow on Wednesday, June 1, before her launch to the International Space Station. She will answer questions about her upcoming mission aboard the world’s only orbiting laboratory from 9-10 a.m. EDT, airing live on NASA Television and streaming on the agency’s website.
Posted on 24 May 2016 | 8:00 pm
Using data from NASA’s Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes.
Posted on 24 May 2016 | 4:54 pm
Media accreditation now is open for the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, targeted for launch no earlier than approximately 1:32 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 16.
Posted on 23 May 2016 | 8:59 pm
NASA Televises, Hosts Events for Deployment of First Expandable Habitat on International Space Station
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be deployed to its full size Thursday, May 26, and begin its two-year technology demonstration attached to the International Space Station. NASA Television will provide coverage of the expansion beginning at 5:30 a.m. EDT.
Posted on 20 May 2016 | 9:40 pm
NASA has opened accreditation for media to attend the September launch of the first U.S. mission to sample an asteroid. NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will travel to and collect surface material from the asteroid Bennu, and return it to Earth for study.
Posted on 20 May 2016 | 8:32 pm
Media and social media followers are invited to watch as NASA tests the largest, most powerful booster in the world for the agency’s new deep space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), on June 28 at Orbital ATK Aerospace System’s test facility in Promontory, Utah. SLS and NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch astronauts on missions to explore multi
Posted on 18 May 2016 | 5:58 pm
Students in Winter, Wisconsin, will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Posted on 16 May 2016 | 4:19 pm