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NASA scientists have a new device up their sleeves to help find life on other planets. The rectangular box is being called the "Chemical Laptop," but it's really more of a portable, automated chemistry lab that can be built into future NASA rovers. The Chemical Laptop has one primary goal, according to NASA: to find molecules associated with life.
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On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Robert Gregg, the chief aerodynamicist for Boeing Commercial Airplanes will present “The Evolution of Winglets to the Max” at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Young Theater. Media who wish to do so should contact Chris Rink at 757-864-6786, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by noon on the day of the talk for credentials and entry to the center. During the 1973 oil crisis, NASA Langley aeronautical engineer Richard Whitcomb designed and tested a vertical wingtip that he called a winglet – a device that reduces wingtip vortices and creates less drag.
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 2:42 pm
Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survival …
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 11:31 pm
Thanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 12:40 pm
NASA has installed the first mirror built by Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. on the space agency’s James Webb Space Telescope, an orbiting observatory designed to see across space to the remnants of the earliest moments of the universe. NASA said Wednesday that workers assisted by a robotic arm placed the 88-pound mirror, the first of 18 mirror segments that will act as a 21.3-foot single mirror for the multi-billion-dollar telescope.
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Astronauts give thanks and preview their "traditional" space meal in a video greeting from the International Space Station just in time for Thanksgiving. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, who is nearing the end of his one-year mission, and Kjell Lindgren took a moment to celebrate the season in a video preview of their Thanksgiving dinner, where they discussed what they're thankful for and grabbed a few quick bites of their zero-gravity feast. The two NASA astronauts, along with Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui, will get the day off from their 250-mile-high (400 kilometers) research on Thursday, and will share their Thanksgiving meal with the others aboard the space station: Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Volkov.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 7:30 pm
NASA announced on Wednesday that it had successfully installed the first of 18 mirrors on the new James Webb space telescope. The work took place at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland …
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 5:35 pm
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New mining law might violate UN's outer space treaty
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IN SPACE – JULY 16: In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA) on July 16, 2008, The Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on Mars, is pictured from ESA's Mars Express. The data was acquired on September 25 …
US Congress announces open season on space resourcesPress TV
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Text of H.R. 1508: Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act of 2015 …GovTrack.us
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Posted on 29 November 2015 | 4:07 am
Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism
The bill's timing might, at first, seem surprising – after all, Nasa, the US space agency, is almost constantly fighting against budget cuts – but is easily explained by the entrance of new space explorers on to the scene, namely the Silicon Valley …
Posted on 29 November 2015 | 12:05 am
New Hanover continues quest for youth sports space
The club finally attained its goal in the spring when it opened a facility near Castle Hayne with office space, a weight room and a large artificial turf surface. It can hold as many as three games at once, depending on age groups, and provides a …
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Posted on 28 November 2015 | 10:02 pm
Northwest Arkansas group to present Open Space Plan publicly
11 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission has completed the final draft of an Open Space Plan for the region and will present it at three public workshops.
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Posted on 28 November 2015 | 9:29 pm
Al Markim, Who Played Astro In Pioneering 'Tom Corbett, Space Cadet,' Dies At 88
But it was his performance as Astro (at far right in photo) in the pioneering, wildly popular Space Cadet — which aired from 1950 to 1955 and appeared, at one time or another, on all four of the existing networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, DuMont) — that earned …
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Posted on 28 November 2015 | 8:13 pm
NASA's space station resupply program to relaunch
NASA's commercial space program returns to flight this week as one of its private cargo haulers, Orbital ATK, is set to launch its first supply shipment to the International Space Station in more than 13 months. Orbital plans to launch its Cygnus …
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Posted on 28 November 2015 | 7:23 pm
Space Photos of the Week: The Smiling Cheshire Cat Galaxy
NASA/Ocean Biology Processing Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Gallery Image. Slide: 4 / of 8 . Caption: In the very center of this photo is VY Canis Majoris, an incredibly bright red hypergiant star. It's one of the largest known stars in the …
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Posted on 28 November 2015 | 12:04 pm
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After spending some time on the International Space Station, many astronauts discover that they cannot see as well as they do on Earth. The effect is so well known that members of the crew routinely pack “space glasses” to correct their vision in orbit.
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Posted on 28 November 2015 | 11:13 am
How Gnarly Bay Brought 'SPACE' to Life
Gnarly Bay, who I wrote about a few months back, have just released their latest film, “SPACE.” It's a film that explorers the idea of space, but not in the conventional sense. I spoke with Dan over at Gnarly Bay who talked about the inspiration for …
Posted on 28 November 2015 | 2:05 am
A Broken Toilet in Space is a Special Brand of Horror
This story takes during STS-33, a classified flight space shuttle Discovery in November 1989. This story is retold by Wanye Hale who was serving as Orbit 1 team Flight Director with a shift starting at noon on Thanksgiving day, and he swears it was …
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 5:56 pm
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NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 2:57 pm
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about former NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 9:20 pm
NASA Television will broadcast an event marking the arrival of a full-size test version of the service module provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 30 at the agency’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 5:29 pm
NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK is targeting Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 4:30 p.m. EST.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 3:45 pm
NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America’s space program.
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 2:59 pm
NASA selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, and deliver a certified engine. SLS will use four RS-25 engines to carry the agency’s Orion spacecraft and launch explorers on deep space missions.
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 9:07 pm
NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.
Posted on 20 November 2015 | 9:10 pm
NASA Announces New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance ‘Tipping Point,’ Emerging Space Capabilities
NASA has secured partnerships with 22 U.S. companies through two solicitations to advance the agency’s goals for robotic and human exploration of the solar system by shepherding the development of critical space technologies.
Posted on 19 November 2015 | 10:00 pm
NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected four minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement awards totaling approximately $2 million to help strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools.
Posted on 18 November 2015 | 8:53 pm
Students from East Side Middle School in New York will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station at 9:40 a.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 19 during an event hosted by TIME For Kids.
Posted on 18 November 2015 | 6:16 pm