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NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2014 Annual Report

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining NASA’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials. …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:42 pm

Check Out These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASA

Check Out These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASANASA These images combine the light detected from … Continued The post Check Out These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASA appeared first on Business Insider.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:35 pm

These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASA Reveal The Invisible Universe

In honor of the United Nations’ marking 2015 as…

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:35 pm

Snapchat Scripted Series ‘SnapperHero’ Launches From AT&T, Astronauts Wanted

Snapchat Scripted Series ‘SnapperHero’ Launches From AT&T, Astronauts WantedIt may seem like the most unlikely social-media platform to host a scripted superhero series, but Snapchat, the evanescent mobile-messaging app, will be getting just that from AT&T and its digital-media unit Fullscreen in collaboration with digital-media production house Astronauts Wanted. The series,  SnapperHero, launches today on Snapchat, best known for its tens of millions of young users who appreciate that the images and text they send through the service…

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:57 pm

NASA Launching Satellite Thursday to Track Earth’s Dirt from Space

NASA Launching Satellite Thursday to Track Earth's Dirt from SpaceNASA's next Earth-observing satellite is ready to launch Thursday (Jan. 29), and it could vastly improve the way scientists monitor droughts around the world. The space agency's Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite (SMAP) is scheduled to launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force base atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at 9:20 a.m. EST (1420 GMT) on Jan. 29, and at the moment, weather is looking good ahead of liftoff. The SMAP satellite is designed to measure the moisture of Earth's dirt more accurately than ever before, according to NASA. This measurement is important because it can help scientists create more accurate weather models, learn more about drought conditions and even predict floods, NASA officials have said.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:30 pm

NASA Marks Space Disaster Anniversaries with Day of Remembrance

NASA Marks Space Disaster Anniversaries with Day of RemembranceNASA is honoring its fallen astronauts with a special day of remembrance Wednesday (Jan. 28), the 29th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle tragedy. "NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery," agency officials said in a statement. Various NASA centers are also hosting their own observances, officials added.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 3:30 pm

Blizzard 2015: NASA Photos Show Scope of Winter Storm From Space

As the Northeast digs out from a wild winter storm, NASA has released images showing what the snow and strong winds looked like from space.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:59 pm

All systems go for Thursday’s NASA satellite launch at VAFB

All systems go for Thursday's NASA satellite launch at VAFBKent Kellogg has spent the past six years working on NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:08 am

Asteroid that buzzed Earth has a plus one, NASA says

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The mountain-sized asteroid that made a close pass by Earth on Monday has a small moon in tow, radar images released by NASA show. Asteroid 2004 BL86 flew about 745,000 miles (1.2 million km) from Earth, about three times farther than the moon, with closest approach coming at 11:19 a.m. EST (1619 GMT) on Monday. While it posed no threat to Earth, the flyby did provide astronomers an opportunity for some close-up studies without having to launch and operate a robotic probe. Radar images taken by NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California, show the 1,100-foot (325 meter) wide asteroid has a small moon in orbit, NASA said.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 11:04 pm

NASA Just Released The Best Images Of A Dwarf Planet We’ve Ever Seen

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft will be the first time…

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 7:44 pm

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Blizzard 2015: NASA Photos Show Scope of Winter Storm From Space – ABC News


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Blizzard 2015: NASA Photos Show Scope of Winter Storm From Space
ABC News
As the Northeast digs out from a wild winter storm, NASA has released images showing what the snow and strong winds looked like from space. An image from a satellite operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association showed the …
Monster Winter Storm Spotted from Space (Photo, Video)Space.com
Watch NASA's awesome video from space of that nasty Nor'easter that's hitting GeekWire
The Blockbuster Nor'easter as Seen From SpaceDiscover Magazine (blog)

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 11:02 pm

‘Maker Space’ Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital – NPR (blog)


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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital
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All around the country, computer hackers, artists, and other do-it-yourselfers are meeting up in "maker spaces," to share tools and build cool stuff together, such as robots or musical instruments. Maker spaces are popping up in all sorts of places

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 11:01 pm

How to Fight for the “Fight for Space” Documentary – Universe Today


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How to Fight for the “Fight for Space” Documentary
Universe Today
“This is a unique space documentary, as it covers the space program from a policy perspective,” Hildebrandt said, “looking at the detailed reasons why the NASA budget has been cut over the years, why certain decisions were made, and what the future of

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 8:53 pm

Boeing expected to win first operational space taxi order – Spaceflight Now


Spaceflight Now

Boeing expected to win first operational space taxi order
Spaceflight Now
Kathy Lueders, head of NASA's commercial crew program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, said Monday that Boeing is likely to receive the space agency's first order for a commercially-operated operational human-rated spacecraft. Officials said …
Boeing, SpaceX Announce Space Taxi Development: No Check For Roscosmos Tech Times
Private Space Taxis on Track to Fly in 2017Yahoo News
Private space firms SpaceX and Boeing on track to launch NASA astronauts soonBlastr
Manufacturing Global -Clapway -The Space Reporter
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:46 pm

Quantum computer as detector shows space is not squeezed – UC Berkeley


UC Berkeley

Quantum computer as detector shows space is not squeezed
UC Berkeley
experiment tests isotropy of space As the Earth rotates every 24 hours, the orientation of the ions in the quantum computer/detector changes with respect to the Sun's rest frame. If space were squeezed in one direction and not another, the energies of
Public Release: 28-Jan-2015 Quantum computer as detector shows space is not EurekAlert (press release)

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 6:56 pm

Boeing, SpaceX on track for commercial crew flights to station in 2017 – Spaceflight Now


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Boeing, SpaceX on track for commercial crew flights to station in 2017
Spaceflight Now
Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, said her company's upgraded Dragon V2 ferry craft should be ready for an initial unpiloted flight to the space station in late 2016 with the first
SpaceX, Boeing on Track to Get Astronauts into Space by 2017TIME
The new space race: SpaceX vs BoeingCNBC
Made in Space completes first round of 3D prints on the Space StationVentureBeat
Yahoo News
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:27 pm

When Kerbal Space Program Meets Skyrim – Kotaku


When Kerbal Space Program Meets Skyrim
Kotaku
But what does it take to create a robot dragon in Kerbal Space Program, a game centered around building space rockets? Patience, time, and lots of trial and error, apparently. The dragon is featured in the second episode of Viking Space Program, a KSP …

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:32 pm

NASA Marks Space Disaster Anniversaries with Day of Remembrance – Space.com


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NASA Marks Space Disaster Anniversaries with Day of Remembrance
Space.com
NASA is honoring its fallen astronauts with a special day of remembrance Wednesday (Jan. 28), the 29th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle tragedy. Space agency officials are conducting ceremonies at several different sites around the country …
Archive: Space Shuttle Challenger explodes in 1986New York Daily News
Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 29 years ago today, Jan. 28, 1986PennLive.com
The space shuttle Challenger exploded 29 years ago today. Here's the speech Washington Post (blog)
AL.com -Poynter.org -newsnet5.com
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:36 pm

Sports group may move to Space Coast Stadium – Florida Today


Florida Today

Sports group may move to Space Coast Stadium
Florida Today
VIERA – The United States Specialty Sports Association is interested in moving its national headquarters from Kissimmee to Space Coast Stadium. The USSSA bills itself as the world's largest multi-sport athletic organization, boasting 3.9 million members.

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:44 am

Why the Time Seems Right for a Space-Based Internet Service – MIT Technology Review (blog)


MIT Technology Review (blog)

Why the Time Seems Right for a Space-Based Internet Service
MIT Technology Review (blog)
In the late 1990s there were plans to deliver similar space services. “The dot-com bust dried up their financing and it never really got off the ground,” says Forecast International analyst Bill Ostrove. Those projects might have failed anyway, though
Why the startup space race is good for youReuters Blogs (blog)
Bloomberg the CompanyBloomberg
The official and unofficial stories of Google in spaceThe Guardian
RCR Wireless News -TheStranger.com
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:41 am

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NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2014 Annual Report

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining NASA’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

UPDATE – NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from the U.S. in 2017

(Updates how media can participate via phone) — NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems.

Posted on 22 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from U.S. in 2017

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems.

Posted on 21 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.

Posted on 21 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA Spinoff 2015 Features Space Technology Making Life Better on Earth

NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient airplanes, and create shock absorbers that brace buildings in earthquakes.

Posted on 21 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA Joins White House, from Ground and Space, to Discuss State of STEM Education in America

NASA will join the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) Wednesday, Jan. 21 for its third annual State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SoSTEM) event. The event will air live on NASA Television, beginning at 1 p.m. EST, and also will be live-streamed online.

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA TV Coverage Set for Launch of Newest Earth-Observing Mission

NASA is preparing for a Thursday, Jan. 29, launch of the first U.S. Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture. The agency’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) will lift off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:20 a.m. EST (6:20 a.m. PST) on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.

Posted on 16 January 2015 | 4:00 pm

NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.

Posted on 16 January 2015 | 4:00 pm