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Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ingenuity rover launches heli-drone for first off-world planetary flight (science news).

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter just became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet, today. The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne at 12:33 Local Mean Solar Time (Mars time) – a time the Ingenuity team determined would have optimal energy and flight conditions. Altimeter data indicate Ingenuity climbed to […]

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NASA’s space tech still making life better on Earth in 2020 (news).

December 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
NASA’s space tech still making life better on Earth in 2020 (news).

The 2020 edition of NASA’s Spinoff Report – see https://spinoff.nasa.gov – highlights companies and sectors that have benefited from cooperation with NASA. Whether it’s upgrading air traffic control software or honing the food safety practices that keep dinner tables safe, NASA has worked for more than six decades to ensure its innovations benefit people on […]

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NASA’s stunning Jupiter flight video (news).

November 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
NASA’s stunning Jupiter flight video (news).

Kevin M. Gill has created a stunning Jupiter fly-by video using data from the June 2020 Juno mission spacecraft’s instruments, giving us a pilot’s eye seat of what it would be like to buzz Jupiter. Strap yourself in, space cadet, for a 2,100-mile high zoom-zoom-zoom over Jupiter’s cloud tops, before Jupiter’s monster gravity field boosts […]

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Moon landers selected by NASA (science news).

May 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Moon landers selected by NASA (science news).

While things on Earth might not be going totally swimingly, we’re at least still keeping one eye on the stars and beyond – in this case, NASA has selected the three firms they want to develop different designs for lunar landers and the expanded Moon missions on the way – the agency’s Artemis program. Blue […]

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SpaceX and NASA partner for human astronaut launch (space news).

April 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX and NASA partner for human astronaut launch (space news).

SpaceX and NASA are getting together for a May 27th 2020 Falcon s launch of the Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first two NASA astronauts to fly […]

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Strange hidden world uncovered by NASA (science news).

April 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Strange hidden world uncovered by NASA (science news).

A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered a strange Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star’s habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water. Scientists discovered this odd planet, called Kepler-1649c, when looking through old observations from Kepler, which the agency […]

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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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