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GROTON, Conn. (AP) — As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 12:36 pm
The Green Propellant Infusion Mission aims to revolutionize spaceflight by demonstrating improved overall propellant efficiency while reducing the toxic handling concerns associated with the traditional hydrazine propellant. The Aerojet Rocketdyne-provided Green Propellant Propulsion Subsystem was delivered to Ball Aerospace in August and was integrated onto the Ball Commercial Platform (BCP-100) spacecraft bus in less than two weeks. Prior to launch, the subsystem will be loaded with a non-toxic propellant called AF-M315E, developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 9:00 am
The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The Martian,’ a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s book about one man’s struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the number one spot at the box office this weekend.In the movie, Matt…
Posted on 4 October 2015 | 5:10 pm
Movie-goers, at least from the looks of it, are thoroughly enjoying Ridley Scott’s galactic blockbuster The Martian, which opened in theaters Friday and stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on the airless surface of Mars.
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More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800 dpi. NASA didn't just send astronauts to the Moon to do scientific exploration, it also sent them equipped with a handful of Hasselblad cameras. Thanks to some tiresome work from a few enthusiasts, every photo taken on the Moon (and many of the ones taken on the way there and back) has been uploaded in high resolution to one massive Flickr gallery.
Posted on 2 October 2015 | 9:54 pm
A historic NASA spacecraft makes more than just a cameo appearance in "The Martian," the new Ridley Scott movie about an astronaut stranded on Mars. The 20th Century Fox film, which opened in U.S. theaters on Friday (Oct. 2), follows NASA's third crewed mission to land on the Red Planet in 2035. By the movie's timeline, Ares 3 crew member Mark Watney (Matt Damon) walks on Mars 23 years after the space agency's most recent real-life "martian," the robotic rover Curiosity, arrived to search for environments habitable to supporting past and present life.
Posted on 2 October 2015 | 8:58 pm
It looks like the entire crust of Charon has been split open. At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the solar system’s largest moon relative to its host planet. The team also found that the plains south of Charon’s massive canyon have fewer large craters than the regions to the north, suggesting that they’re significantly younger.
Posted on 2 October 2015 | 8:44 pm
NASA is hard at work on designing the perfect aircraft to land on Mars. Just a couple of weeks ago, the space administration showed a new wing shape it is testing for future Red Planet-bound planes. As …
Posted on 2 October 2015 | 8:27 pm
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Shared space, where the streets have no rules
(CNN) The future of urban roads may be one where motorists, pedestrians and cyclists act as one. Spaces where these usually segregated members of the population live — or move — by the same rules. Most importantly, these rules would be social, not …
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 1:04 pm
St. Paul: A desire for green space makes Frogtown Farm and Park blossom – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
St. Paul: A desire for green space makes Frogtown Farm and Park blossom
Soyini Guyton — one of those neighbors, who now heads the Frogtown Farm board — told the story of how this seed got planted Saturday at a grand opening for St. Paul's newest green space. "As usual," said Guyton describing a gathering in the summer of …
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 12:17 pm
Downtown Birmingham's Baker's Row nearing completion of second office space in …
The project is 30,157 square feet and has a covered parking area. It has two remaining spaces to be leased: one to be used an office, and a 12,000-square-foot space that Corporate Realty is talking to potential tenants for use as a restaurant or office …
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 12:10 pm
Is space warfare inevitable?
Virtually everyone agrees that outer space should remain free of weapons. But decades of diplomatic efforts to ensure that it does have failed to produce a significant new agreement among nations. And with the United Nations set to discuss space arms …
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 10:53 am
Happy World Space Week!
With that being said, World Space Week emphasizes these amazing strides that have been made with space telescopes, deep space probes and other interplanetary satellites and landers have shown us the magic. See the gallery below for amazing pictures …
Mars discovery could drive increased commercialisation and militarisation of spaceNEWS.com.au
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 10:00 am
Americans need excitement that comes with space
Las Vegas Sun
We have to get serious about space again. We need the injection of self-confidence, the boost to morale, the thrill of innovation that we got from going to the moon. The argument for disemboweling NASA was that with the money we would feed the poor, …
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 9:03 am
Turkey 'intercepts' Russian jet violating its air space
Ankara (AFP) – Turkey said on Monday its F-16 jets had at the weekend intercepted a Russian fighter plane which violated Turkish air space near the Syrian border, forcing the aircraft to turn back.
Turkey intercepts Russian jet in its air spaceKPAX-TV
Turkey intercepts Russian jet in airspacePA home page
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 8:38 am
Indiana-born space pioneer Silverstein gets posthumous honor
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana-born space pioneer who played key roles in the Mercury and Apollo programs has been posthumously inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame. Terre Haute native Abe Silverstein was inducted Friday into the Dayton …
Indiana-born space pioneer gets posthumous honorWISH-TV
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 8:16 am
NASA submarines? Space agency consults Navy sub force as it considers manned …
This Nov. 15, 2013 photo released by NASA shows the three-story Human Exploration Research Analog habitat at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The space agency, which is contemplating a future journey to Mars, is working with a military laboratory …
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:19 am
The Martian and the New Soundtrack of Space
The Martian's music, for the most part, is not the stuff of traditional space opera, but something decidedly less epic. In the director Ridley Scott's sonic vision—an element ported directly and cannily from the plot of the book that inspired the film …
Stevens: 'The Martian' shares similar characteristics with other outer space …The Daily Orange
Toronto doctor using 3D printer to solve the problems of space travelToronto Star
The Martian in real life: Nasa set to grow vegetables in space conditionsFirstpost
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Posted on 4 October 2015 | 1:01 pm
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Thirteen NASA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)-sponsored CubeSats are scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Thursday, Oct. 8, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Prelaunch media briefings and launch commentary coverage will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Posted on 1 October 2015 | 8:25 pm
A group of students from Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, will get the chance to speak with an astronaut who once studied in their classrooms and now is working and living on the International Space Station.
Posted on 1 October 2015 | 5:18 pm
NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids.
Posted on 30 September 2015 | 8:00 pm
NASA has awarded a contract to Arctic Slope Technical Services, Inc. (ASTS) of Beltsville, Maryland for information technology support for programs and projects at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Posted on 30 September 2015 | 8:00 pm
NASA has awarded a contract to National Instruments Corporation of Austin, Texas, to provide system design software and measurement and control systems hardware while consolidating the procurement of agency end-user software licenses.
Posted on 30 September 2015 | 8:00 pm
NASA has selected Integrated Mission Support Services, LLC of Merritt Island, Florida to fulfill the Kennedy Environmental and Medical Contract (KEMCON) at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Posted on 29 September 2015 | 7:55 pm
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the next launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 61, to resupply the International Space Station Thursday, Oct. 1. NASA TV coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Posted on 28 September 2015 | 6:24 pm
Renee Wynn took the helm Monday in leading the agency’s information technology efforts and capabilities as NASA’s new chief information officer (CIO).
Posted on 28 September 2015 | 6:15 pm
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
Posted on 28 September 2015 | 2:23 pm
NASA has selected 27 organizations from across the United States to begin negotiations for cooperative agreement awards totaling $42 million to implement a new strategic approach to more effectively engage learners of all ages on NASA science education programs and activities.
Posted on 25 September 2015 | 8:00 pm