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JR Raphael
SpaceX Private Rocket Blazes Post-Shuttle Trail
09/30/08 11:32 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 661 Words

SpaceX blames design issues for its past problems, the most recent of which resulted in the loss of three government satellites and the ashes of "Star Trek" actor James Doohan and Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper. (The rocket vanished on its way into space, an apparent consequence of timing trouble.) Now, SpaceX says it's ready to move forward with trials for its larger rocket -- which could, it hopes, end up being used by NASA ...

Katherine Noyes
Teachernaut Set to Blast Off on Space Shuttle Endeavour
08/08/07 11:36 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 660 Words

Morgan served as the backup to Christa McAuliffe under the NASA Teacher in Space program between September 1985 and January 1986, training with the Challenger crew at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Following the Challenger disaster, she resumed her career teaching second, third...

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Daily Cybercrime and Security Report
03/14/01 11:27 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 500 Words

CNN: Michigan Teen Accused of Hacking NASA Sites
14-Mar-01 08:56:39 ET

Story Highlights:
"A 15-year-old Michigan boy has been charged with breaking into at least three NASA computer systems and altering their Web sites..."

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"Stephen Nesbitt, who investigates computer break-ins...

Richard Adhikari
Space Explorers Hole Up in Hawaii to Simulate Life on Mars
10/23/14 2:54 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 791 Words

... third in a series of four simulated missions to Mars planned by NASA kicked off last week at a remote site on the Hawaiian island of Mauna Loa. A six-person team, comprising the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation 3 mission, is...

Rachelle Dragani
Voyager's Intrepid Flight a Reminder of Human Audacity
09/13/13 3:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 636 Words

They made their way to the Voyager 1 on April 9, causing the plasma around the spacecraft to vibrate like a violin string, according to NASA.

The pitch of those waves corresponded to an electron density that is to be expected...

Rachelle Dragani
Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, It's Off to the Asteroid Mines We Go?
08/13/13 4:45 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 790 Words

NASA Wants In, Too
The research was released around the same time NASA announced plans for a mission designed to help scientists learn more about the resources and experience needed to mine asteroids. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is set to launch...

Richard Adhikari
1-2 Celestial Punch Raises Questions About Space Object Defenses
02/16/13 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 777 Words

The two celestial events were not connected, NASA said; they approached the Earth from different trajectories. Yet they are just two of several meteors and asteroids that have come close to the Earth in the past few years.

There are between...

Peter Suciu
Interplanetary Internet: Small Step for Lego Robot, Giant Leap for Space Exploration
11/09/12 2:10 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 759 Words

... NASA and the European Space Agency have tested a prototype system that could truly give new meaning to long-distance calling. It could help enable Internet-like communications between Earth and other planets. NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 33 commander, using a laptop on...

Katherine Noyes
From Venus With Love: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Celestial Show
06/05/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 962 Words

In the United States, the transit will be best viewed at sunset, treating those on Earth to a rare view of what NASA describes as "the swollen red sun 'punctured' by the circular disk of Venus."

To avoid burning their eyes, viewers...

Erika Morphy
Endeavour's Last Mission Could Help Unravel Dark Matter Mystery
05/16/11 10:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 545 Words

EDT Monday morning, 19 years after its first launch on May 7, 1992, the space shuttle Endeavour left NASA's Kennedy Space Center for its 25th and final flight. Space shuttle Endeavour roars into orbit from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A as...

Katherine Noyes
Historic Photos Reveal a Mercury Never Seen Before
03/30/11 2:38 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 977 Words

... NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft on Tuesday and Wednesday captured and delivered to Earth the first photographs of Mercury ever taken from within the planet's orbit. The crater near the bottom of this image is a beautiful example of a relatively small, simple,...

Mike Martin
Spacewalkers Take O-Ring Glitch in Stride
03/03/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 550 Words

... seals are NASA nemeses, bringing down the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, delaying the Shuttle Discovery's launch late last year, and now hampering the space walking abilities of Shuttle Discovery astronaut Steve Bowen, whose space suit experienced a minor leak just before...

Katherine Noyes
Scientists Contemplate Water Factory on the Moon
10/25/10 2:37 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 712 Words

Credit: NASA

Specifically, not only is the soil within the moon's shadowy craters "rich in useful materials" -- including pure ice crystals -- but the moon is chemically active and even has a water cycle, NASA announced on Thursday.

The findings...

JR Raphael
One Giant Leap for Malware
08/28/08 11:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 614 Words

... it proof that no one's above the common malware attack: NASA's own International Space Station laptops fell victim to an infection attempt, the space agency has revealed. The bug was caught and stopped before any damage was done, but the incident...

Jack M. Germain
Data Brawn Meets Interface Brains
07/09/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1234 Words

Crisis Situation
To better understand Imagitek's work, consider NASA's decision to put Prodagio to use. When the Columbia tragedy occurred, the United Space Alliance and NASA were in immediate need of a secure way to gather and organize investigation...

Katherine Noyes
Virtual Space Travel, Part 2: Surfing to Mars
06/14/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1122 Words

... that NASA has entered the virtual world with its two islands in Second Life , public outreach, collaboration and space exploration may never be the same again. On its CoLab Island , outreach and collaboration are the focus, as Part 1 of...

Katherine Noyes
Atlantis to Haul Columbus Science Lab to ISS
12/03/07 1:13 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 825 Words

... NASA launch crews were making final preparations Monday for this week's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, which will install the European Columbus science laboratory on the international space station (ISS). Mission STS-122 is slated to lift off at 4:31 p.m. EST...

Katherine Noyes
The Final Frontier, Part 1: Commercial Space Travel Takes Off
05/17/07 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1094 Words

However, space travel has largely been restricted to trained astronauts working in large, government-sponsored programs such as those conducted by NASA , having first gone through years of preparation and screening. Only recently have we seen exceptions like Simonyi and Anousheh Ansari,...

Katherine Noyes
Eastern U.S. Summer Temps Could Reach Blazing New Highs by 2080
05/11/07 11:15 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 699 Words

They will likely soar into the low to mid-90s during typical summers in the 2080s, according to a new NASA study, the results of which were announced this week and appear in the journal Climate .

In extreme seasons with little rain,...

Katherine Noyes
Key Hubble Telescope Cameras Feared Lost
01/30/07 10:49 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 637 Words

... problem that arose in NASA's Hubble Space Telescope over the weekend means that many of the orbiting telescope's key capabilities may be permanently lost, officials announced Monday. The observatory entered protective "safe mode" on Saturday as a result of a power...

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