Posts Tagged ‘NASA’s’

Watch NASA’s second attempt at inflating the first expandable habitat on the ISS

Watch NASA’s second attempt at inflating the first expandable habitat on the ISS

After failing its first attempt, NASA will try once again to deploy its first expandable habitat. The space agency will start inflating the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on Saturday morning, starting at 9AM ET. You can watch the event live on NASA TV. Astronauts will enter it three to four times a year NASA’s...

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Congress wants to make it harder for the president to change NASA’s long-term plans

Congress wants to make it harder for the president to change NASA’s long-term plans

NASA’s priorities are vulnerable to new presidential administrations, but a bill debated today in Congress could make it more difficult for the White House to alter the agency’s long-term goals. The bill is called the Space Leadership Preservation Act, and it’s designed to give Congress more direct power over NASA’s projects and policy-making processes. According...

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Congressional committee says NASA’s Mars mission is in critical need of a plan

Congressional committee says NASA’s Mars mission is in critical need of a plan

At a special hearing today, members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology tore apart NASA’s Journey to Mars initiative, claiming the program needs a much more defined plan and clear, achievable milestones to work. Those in attendance also doubted the feasibility of a long-term Mars mission; they cited the massive amount...

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Two graphic designers are trying to preserve NASA’s famous 1970s ‘Worm’ logo

Two graphic designers are trying to preserve NASA’s famous 1970s ‘Worm’ logo

A logo should immediately convey a company’s identity. With the right visual style, it can communicate the goals and ambitions of an organization without the use of words. But as crucial as it is to pick the right logo, these graphics aren’t unbending. Companies change or update their graphics over the years, often at...

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How NASA’s Curiosity rover could settle the debate over methane on Mars

How NASA’s Curiosity rover could settle the debate over methane on Mars

Later this year, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover could solve a big mystery that has plagued the scientific community for half a century: does Mars have methane in its atmosphere? Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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NASA’s mission to Pluto is the best PR money can buy

NASA’s mission to Pluto is the best PR money can buy

The New Horizons space probe that’s currently beaming back images of Pluto and its moons has made its way to the outer reaches of our solar system on a budget of just $ 700 million. Spread over the course of 15 years, the cost of this NASA mission is less than it takes to run most professional...

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Flooding Arkansas River imaged by NASA’s Aqua satellite

Flooding Arkansas River imaged by NASA’s Aqua satellite

Brooks HaysFORT SMITH, Ariz., May 27 (UPI) — Recently, NASA’s Aqua satellite spotted the flooded river gushing through Oklahoma and Arkansas. Latest News – UPI.com

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The Weekender: Rats, self-driving semi-trucks and NASA’s ‘impossible engine’

The Weekender: Rats, self-driving semi-trucks and NASA’s ‘impossible engine’

Hello fellow weekend-goers, and welcome back to The Weekender. This week, we stood on the frontlines of the war against rats, we sat behind the wheel of a self-driving semi-truck, and we broke down the physics of NASA’s ‘impossible engine.’ We’ll also be setting you up for a stellar weekend back on this terrestrial...

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This is the last image sent by NASA’s Messenger before it crashed into Mercury

This is the last image sent by NASA’s Messenger before it crashed into Mercury

At approximately 3.26PM ET yesterday, NASA’s Messenger probe slammed into the planet Mercury at speeds of around 8,750mph or two and half miles per second. The picture above is the last image it beamed back to Earth before ending its 10-year mission, four years of which were spent orbiting Mercury, the solar system’s smallest...

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NASA’s new electric vehicle prototype is built for drifting

NASA’s new electric vehicle prototype is built for drifting

NASA’s new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype is an advanced electric rover, developed by the space agency in partnership with the car industry, that boasts four liquid-cooled wheel motors, remote control capabilities, and dynamic driver feedback. The battery-powered vehicle could eventually help us explore new worlds — but perhaps more importantly, it’s also capable of some...

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