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Tag: NASA

Stop the Earth, I want to get off (science news).

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stop the Earth, I want to get off (science news).

Around 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars. Applications were received from every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories. However, the process is just beginning for […]

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NASA will temporarily suspend production and testing of Space Launch System and Orion hardware (science news).

March 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
NASA will temporarily suspend production and testing of Space Launch System and Orion hardware (science news).

NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, tells SFcrowsnest that NASA is to temporarily suspend production and testing of Space Launch System and Orion hardware. He said, “NASA leadership is determined to make the health and safety of its workforce its top priority as we navigate the coronavirus situation. To that end, the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility and […]

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NASA seeks applicants to visit the Moon and Mars (news).

March 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
NASA seeks applicants to visit the Moon and Mars (news).

NASA has begun accepting applications for future astronauts. Aspiring spacers have until March 31st 2020, to apply. The call for more astronauts comes at a time when the agency is preparing to send the first woman and next man to the Moon with the Artemis program. Exploring the Moon during this decade will help prepare […]

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Starliner lands successfully (science news).

December 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Starliner lands successfully (science news).

The CST-100 Starliner spacecraft completed the first land touchdown of a human-rated capsule this Sunday at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico, wrapping up the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Starliner settled gently onto its airbags in a pre-dawn landing. The landing followed a deorbit burn, separation […]

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NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe – all thanks to NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft is enduring scorching temperatures to gather data, which are being shared for the first time in four new papers that illuminate previously unknown […]

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Students asked by NASA to name new Mars Rover … what could possibly go wrong?

August 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Students asked by NASA to name new Mars Rover … what could possibly go wrong?

Red rover, red rover, send a stupid name for Mars 2020 right over! Yes, NASA is rather bravely asking students to propose a name for its next Mars rover mission. Hmmm. Darth McSith-Face, anyone? Red Robbie the Planet Destroyer? Dalek-Bucket Donald? Come on, get your frack on and let’s be creative, here! Starting Tuesday 3rd […]

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NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. (California), to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly technologies could be important for America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. Archinaut One is expected to […]

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NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

May 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

NASA is, they say, going back to the Moon by 2024. In this short video, William Shatner explains the hows and whys of our return to that funny little chunk of rock in the sky. 

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NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

April 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is a competition to create 3d-printed bases for the Moon, Mars and beyond using resources available off-world. April 2019 will see a $2 million prize purse go to the team best able to autonomously construct a habitat in a head-to-head habitat print run in April 2019. The challenge is managed through […]

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NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had this to say to SFcrowsnest yesterday, speaking about their plans to go from the Moon to Mars. “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request […]

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