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How 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration

How 3D Printing Could Aid Space ExplorationA new era in human spaceflight and exploration has begun, advocates of 3D printing say. The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part Monday (Nov. 24), manufacturing a piece of itself called an extruder plate. The humble part is just the first of many objects that will be created off Earth over the coming years, helping humanity explore far beyond its home planet and even establish outposts on distant worlds, some experts say. "For the space station even, it will decrease risk, decrease cost and increase efficiency," Niki Werkheiser, 3D Print project manager at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said of 3D printing late last year.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:53 pm

Space Station’s 3D Printer Makes 1st Part

Space Station's 3D Printer Makes 1st PartThe International Space Station's 3D printer has produced its first part, ushering in what proponents hope will be a new age of off-Earth manufacturing.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:53 pm

90,000 Messages Will Be Beamed to Mars Friday

90,000 Messages Will Be Beamed to Mars FridayRadio telescopes will beam tens of thousands of messages to Mars this Friday (Nov. 28) to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Red Planet exploration.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 7:05 pm

Spot Mars Shining Near Crescent Moon Tonight

Spot Mars Shining Near Crescent Moon TonightThis evening, look low near the west-southwest horizon about an hour after sunset for a slender (14 percent illuminated) crescent moon. The Red Planet is now setting about 3.5 hours after sundown. The Red Planet is still bright enough to stand out prominently among the faint star fields in eastern Sagittarius, and the planet has now retreated to a distance of 168 million miles (270 million km) from Earth. On April 8, Mars was opposite the sun in Earth's sky and on April 14 Mars made its closest approach to Earth since Jan. 3, 2008, coming to within 57.4 million miles (92.4 million km) of the planet.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 4:52 pm

‘Interstellar’ Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?

'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could potentially allow rapid travel between widely separated points — from one galaxy to another, for example, as depicted in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," which opened in theaters around the world earlier this month. The novel came out in 1985, while the movie (which also stars Matthew McConaughey, apparently a wormhole connoisseur) was released in 1997.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 2:46 pm

Is Dark Energy Gobbling Dark Matter, and Slowing Universe’s Expansion?

Is Dark Energy Gobbling Dark Matter, and Slowing Universe's Expansion?Dark energy appears to be devouring dark matter and slowing the expansion of the cosmos, a new study suggests. Dark matter makes up the backbone of the universe, and there is five times as much of it in the universe as regular matter that makes up the visible objects in the universe like planets and stars. Physicists have yet to directly detect dark matter and no one knows what it's made of. Now, the new research suggests that dark matter might be slowly disappearing before physicists have even caught a glimpse of it.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:14 pm

Cosmic Case of Missing Stars Baffles Scientists

Cosmic Case of Missing Stars Baffles ScientistsA massive population of stars is missing, and scientists are stumped as to where it could be. New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope challenge a previous theory for the apparent disappearance of a massive number of stars. Because some star clusters around our Milky Way galaxy have fewer stars than observations suggest they should, astronomers suspected many of these stars were ejected from their clusters to ultimately find new homes in the Milky Way. "If these kicked-out stars were there, we would see them — but we don't!" Frank Grundahl of Aarhus University in Denmark, a co-author on the paper, said in a statement. The finding draws into question whether the missing stars were ever present at all, in globular clusters around Fornax or the Milky Way.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:14 pm

Photographer Captures Meteor, Aurora and Big Dipper in 1 Amazing Photo

Photographer Captures Meteor, Aurora and Big Dipper in 1 Amazing PhotoThe stunning green glow in this image comes from an aurora at Glacier National Park in Montana.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 10:25 pm

NASA Unveils Most Amazing View of Jupiter’s Moon Europa Ever (Video)

NASA Unveils Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa Ever (Video)An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before. The original photos of Europa were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter and its moons from orbit in the 1990s. NASA officials reprocessed Galileo's data using modern imaging techniques that improved on an enhanced-color view of Europa the agency created in 2001. The new photo, released on Nov. 21, shows the largest proportion of Europa's surface at the highest images resolution, NASA officials said.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 10:25 pm

Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team

Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS TeamWith support from NASA, the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation(HI-SEAS) program launched in 2013 to study how astronauts might interact during long deployments in isolation from the rest of Earth, such as those required for a manned trip to Mars. Now in its third experiment, which began on October 15 and continues until June 15, the current HI-SEAS crew includes:Martha Lenio (Commander), Jocelyn Dunn (Chief Scientist), Sophie Milam (Executive Officer), Allen Mirkadyrov (Crew Engineer), Neil Scheibelhut (Medical Officer), and Zak Wilson (Chief Engineer). When I got the HI-SEAS opportunity I had so many people supporting me and cheering me on, but what really made me want to go was the thought that I might be one of the rare people that got to fulfill a promise to their five-year-old self. I want to know I've contributed to human space exploration and that my time in this dome will make astronauts' lives better in the future, but I also want to do this for the kid inside me that never let me give up the outlandish (outworldish?) dream of space travel and encourage kids everywhere to hold on to their dreams and make them come true.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:55 pm

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Abandoned in Place: Forgotten space launch sites left to the sands of time – CNET


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Abandoned in Place: Forgotten space launch sites left to the sands of time
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The war was over, the world was in recovery, and the time had come to look to the future — in particular, space: that wonderful, shining, final frontier (inspired, in part, by war engineering efforts). And, even better, there was a competitor

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 6:00 am

This peculiar cup could give astronauts the espresso experience in space – CNET


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This peculiar cup could give astronauts the espresso experience in space
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Designed by a team consisting of Mark Weislogel, a professor in the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Group at Portland State University who has spent quite some time pondering the problem of drinking coffee in space, his colleague researcher Drew Wollman, …

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 1:05 am

Space station’s 3-D printer pops out 1st creation – Fox11online.com


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Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation
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In this undated photo provided by NASA, International Space Station Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds up the first object made in space with additive manufacturing or 3-D printing. Wilmore installed the printer on Nov. 17, 2014, and helped crews on …

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 12:37 am

Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing – Space.com


Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing
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Mike Snyder, lead engineer for the company Made In Space, which designed and built the 3D printer currently aboard the International Space Station, contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Human spaceflight reached an …

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:03 pm

At the Adler, paintings that fired outer space imaginations – Chicago Tribune


At the Adler, paintings that fired outer space imaginations
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Bonestell has been dubbed the "father of modern space art," which might sound marginal until you hear that folks from Robert A. Heinlein, the science fiction writer, to Carl Sagan, the cosmologist, have attributed their career choices to being moved by …

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 9:59 pm

The First 3-D Printer in Space Makes Its First Object: A Spare Part – NBCNews.com


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The First 3-D Printer in Space Makes Its First Object: A Spare Part
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After a series of calibration tests, the first 3-D printer to fly to outer space has manufactured its first potentially useful object on the International Space Station: a replacement faceplate for its print head casing. "An astronaut might be
NASA completes first successful in-space 3D-printing projectCNET
Space Station's 3D Printer Makes 1st PartSpace.com
The First Object Has Been 3D Printed In SpaceForbes
Computerworld -Gizmodo
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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 9:07 pm

Taylor Swift Singles Out Harry Styles During ‘Blank Space’ Performance, Shows … – The Inquisitr


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Taylor Swift Singles Out Harry Styles During 'Blank Space' Performance, Shows
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By now most of the internet has seen Taylor Swift's extremely theatrical performance of her song “Blank Space” and the American Music Awards. If you missed it, you can check out the haunted mansion set and the spooky costumes at Daily Motion.
Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' app is not the future of music videosMacworld
Taylor Swift Performs 'Blank Space' on 'The Voice'! (Video)Just Jared
Taylor Swift Performs "Blank Space" on The Voice — WATCH VIDEO HERE!Gossip Cop
Just Jared Jr. -PopCrush
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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:50 pm

How 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration – Space.com


How 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration
Space.com
A new era in human spaceflight and exploration has begun, advocates of 3D printing say. The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part Monday (Nov. 24), manufacturing a piece of itself called an extruder plate. The humble

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 8:43 pm

Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space – Boing Boing


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Strange thrust: the unproven science that could propel our children into space
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For many decades, a fantasy among space enthusiasts has been to invent a device that produces a net thrust in one direction, without any need for reaction mass. Of course, a reactionless space drive of this type is impossible. Or is it? By Charles Platt.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 7:38 am

New crew arrives at International Space Station – Fox News


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New crew arrives at International Space Station
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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan.
The first zero-g real coffee machine arrives at the Space Station (thanks to ExtremeTech
This App Lets You Say Hello to an Astronaut in SpaceTIME
Russian Soyuz Delivers Crew of 3 to International Space StationSpace.com
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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 1:19 pm

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NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Opens Cube Quest Challenge for Largest-Ever Prize of $5 Million

Registration now is open for NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Sets Prelaunch Activities, Television Coverage for Orion Flight Test

The first flight test of Orion, NASA’s next-generation spacecraft that will send astronauts to an asteroid and onward to Mars, is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4. NASA will host a series of news conferences and flight test commentary on NASA Television, as well as media events at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

New Crew Arrives at Space Station to Continue Scientific Research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station (ISS).

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge

Ten new projects are providing opportunities for the public to participate in NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge, which accelerates the agency’s asteroid initiative work through innovative partnerships and collaborations.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, to provide launch services for the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Awards Agencywide Acquisition of Liquid Hydrogen Contract

NASA has awarded the agencywide Acquisition of Liquid Hydrogen contract to Praxair, Inc. of Danbury, Connecticut.

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Tech Research Grants

NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America’s space program.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 4:00 pm

NASA Teams with South Korean Agency to Further Improve Air Traffic Management

NASA and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for future cooperation on the development of advanced air traffic management technologies, benefiting airline passengers and citizens of both nations.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 4:00 pm