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If you want to learn more about the virtual and augmented reality craze that (many hope) is about to hit world, you may want to watch this livestream. It’s from the Vision VR/AR Summit, an event taking place on February 10 in San Francisco and featuring speakers from notable VR companies like Valve, Sony, and […]
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 5:21 pm
NASA published a 360-degree image on the Curiosity rover's official Facebook page last week that was meant to let viewers "explore Mars" with their smartphones. Luckily, a new version has just been uploaded to the YouTube channel of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and it looks much better. You can click-and-drag around the image in your browser, but you'll want to view it in the YouTube app on your phone for the full effect.
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:35 pm
On Wednesday (Feb. 3), technicians installed the 18th and final primary mirror segment on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), an $8.8 billion observatory that's scheduled to launch in 2018 to investigate some of the biggest questions in astronomy. "Scientists and engineers have been working tirelessly to install these incredible, nearly perfect mirrors that will focus light from previously hidden realms of planetary atmospheres, star forming regions and the very beginnings of the universe," John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., said in a statement. JWST is billed as the successor to NASA's iconic Hubble Space Telescope.
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:46 pm
Pluto just keeps getting weirder. NASA released new images last week of what the space agency described as "floating hills," essentially massive icebergs drifting in a sea of frozen nitrogen. These hills, which can be several miles across, are located in the middle of the Sputnik Planum, or the icy plains of the planet's heart-shaped…
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Even space geeks want in on Super Bowl Sunday. Ahead of Sunday's face-off between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, NASA shared two cosmic ways for nerdy sports fans to show their allegiance. See also: Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far Never forget, science nerds love sports too. Which nebula will you retweet? BONUS: Forget Puppy Bowl, Hamster Bowl is the REAL Big Game
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Only a few miles away is the NASA Ames Research Center, where engineers can use wind tunnels, water channels and other tools to study the aerodynamics of rockets, airplanes — and even footballs. In Ames' Experimental Aero-Physics Branch lab, scientists use a fluid dynamics chamber to recreate the conditions of an object flying through the air. "What we are looking for in the smoke patterns is, at what speed the smoke patterns suddenly change," Rabi Mehta, chief of the Experimental Aero-Physics Branch at Ames, said in a statement.
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 1:04 pm
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North Korea's space agency's logo means nothing — literally
On the heels of last month's purported hydrogen bomb test, North Korea maintains it has a sovereign right to pursue a space program — which is why the rogue nation claims it launched a long-range rocket on Saturday. The "complete success" of the …
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 4:41 pm
Detroit Free Press
As Birmingham businesses close, prime space opens up
Detroit Free Press
Roughly 6,550 square feet of prime commercial space is about to become available at the corner of Maple and Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham. How the property is developed is sure to become a hot topic of discussion over the next few months.
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:33 pm
GPS and the World's First "Space War"
Twenty-five years ago U.S.-led Coalition forces launched the world's first “space war” when they drove Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. Although the actual fighting did not take place in the upper reaches of the atmosphere, satellite-based global …
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 2:01 pm
Asteroid mining could be space's new frontier: the problem is doing it legally
When Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hoisted the Stars and Stripes on the moon, the act was purely symbolic. Two years earlier, mindful of Cold War animosity, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) had decreed that outer space, including the moon and other …
Space: the final stake-outBig Issue North
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:49 pm
North Korea Launches Satellite to Space
USSTRATCOM officials told CNN that at least two new space objects were detected after the liftoff; these are likely the satellite and the rocket's first stage, an expert told CNN. Officials in the United States, Japan, South Korea and a number of other …
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, USReuters
N. Korea's 'Space Mission' Seen as Missile DevelopmentVoice of America
North Korea Might Have Just Launched A Missile Into Space, But Seriously, Enjoy The Super Bowl!PerezHilton.com
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:44 pm
NASA's Front-Line Defense Against Killer Rocks From Space
The Solar System Dynamics group of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab is, as physicist Marina Brozovic explains, is like “flight control for the solar system.” Basically, it's the best line of defense between you and the flaming chunks of space rock hurtling …
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:03 pm
Amazon's Epic Party, Avocados In Space: Here Are The Top 5 Ads Of Super Bowl 50
Let's be honest, it's only been mere hours since the adstravaganza known as Super Bowl 50 has ended so you may still have empty beer cans under your bed, wing sauce smeared on your pajamas, and "puppymonkeybaby" ringing in your ears. But life …
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:58 am
Astronaut Scott Kelly is watching Super Bowl 50 from space
If people sitting in the nosebleeds at Levi's Stadium thought they had a sky-high view of the Super Bowl, they had nothing on Scott Kelly. The American astronaut enjoyed the Panthers-Broncos game from the comfort(?) of the International Space Station.
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:42 am
The Boston Globe
An expanding universe of space apps
The Boston Globe
From the reusable rockets by SpaceX to the stunning photos of dim and distant Pluto, space is all over the news. While becoming an astronaut is out of reach for most of us, there are plenty of apps that can take your mind on a journey to the final …
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Posted on 7 February 2016 | 10:51 pm
Super Bowl 50 Has Some Surprising Space Twists
Hey, football fans! As you gear up for today's Super Bowl 50, you might be surprised how much space is involved – and we're not just talking about the satellite television feed that will beam the big game into your living room in glorious high-definition.
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Posted on 7 February 2016 | 1:53 pm
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The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell:
Posted on 5 February 2016 | 9:52 pm
The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope.
Posted on 4 February 2016 | 3:48 pm
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s progress on its journey to Mars. These events follow President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget
Posted on 2 February 2016 | 8:37 pm
Students from five elementary schools and five middle schools in Colorado will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working on the International Space Station at 12:35 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 4. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Posted on 2 February 2016 | 5:53 pm
The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.
Posted on 2 February 2016 | 4:04 pm
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Todd May director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. May was appointed Marshall deputy director in August 2015 and has been serving as acting director since the Nov. 13, 2015 retirement of Patrick Scheuermann.
Posted on 1 February 2016 | 9:17 pm
NASA has awarded a contract to MORI Associates, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, for information technology and external communications services at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Posted on 1 February 2016 | 9:09 pm
NASA has opened media accreditation for the next launch of a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, during a 30-minute window that opens at approximately 3 a.m. EST.
Posted on 29 January 2016 | 10:19 pm
NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a 5.5-hour spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Posted on 29 January 2016 | 4:07 pm
NASA Television will air the announcement of the selection of a fleet of small satellites to launch on the inaugural flight of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS). The event is at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. CST) Tuesday, Feb. 2, from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Posted on 28 January 2016 | 5:39 pm