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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...

David Jones
Tiny Nanocraft May Sail to Neighboring Star System
04/14/16 9:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 604 Words

Pete Worden, former director of the Ames Research Center at NASA , will lead the project. A team of experts on engineering, science and space exploration will advise its board, which includes Hawking, Milner and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg.

Avi Loeb,...

Richard Adhikari
Found on Mars: Cool, Clear Water?
09/29/15 2:21 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 584 Words

... narrow streaks going downhill at four locations on Mars are evidence of water flowing on the planet, NASA confirmed Monday. Called "recurring slope lineae," the streaks are approximately the length of a football field, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory . They...

Katherine Noyes
Kepler-438b and 442b: Are These the Planets We're Looking For?
01/08/15 10:51 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 978 Words

First identified by NASA's Kepler mission, all eight of the planets are located in their distant suns' "habitable zone," or the region where liquid water might exist on the surface of an orbiting planet. Only two of them, however, are likely made...

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