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Richard Adhikari
Fleet of FireFlies to Probe Space for Mineral-Rich Asteroids
01/24/13 9:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 546 Words

DSI will work with NASA and other partners to identify targets of opportunity. What DSI's Planning The company will build the 55-lb. FireFlies using CubeSat technology . A CubeSat is a miniaturized satellite for space research that usually has a volume of exactly...

Peter Suciu
SpaceX Chalks Up Giant Leap for Commercial Space Travel
05/25/12 1:56 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 834 Words

"The technology and engineering associated with the Dragon mission to the ISS is largely routine nowadays," said Delano. "The newsworthiness of this event is that the mission has been flown by a private company -- following substantial NASA funding and major engineering...

Katherine Noyes
SpaceX Dragon to Soar to Launch History on Falcon's Wings
05/18/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 920 Words

"It's almost like the lead-up to Apollo, in my mind," said Mike Horkachuck, NASA's project executive for SpaceX. "You had Mercury, then you had Gemini, and eventually you had Apollo.

"This would be similar in the sense that we're not...

Richard Adhikari
Who Watches the Watchmen, Part 2: Uncle Sam, Are You Naked?
06/02/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 722 Words

NASA didn't fare any better. A report of the results of an audit of NASA's IT security released in March noted several security flaws were found, and problems that were discovered during a previous audit last year had not been addressed.


Mike Martin
Hotshot Maneuver Propels Messenger Into Mercury's Orbit
03/18/11 2:32 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 680 Words

... a first-time ever maneuver, NASA's ME rcury S urface, S pace EN vironment, GE ochemistry, and R anging space probe -- aka "Messenger" -- entered Mercury's orbit Thursday. The sun's closest planetary neighbor, Mercury is hot and harsh, presenting conditions no...

Elbert Hannah
Powered by Linux
03/01/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 837 Words

Important Science and Research
NASA uses Linux. I remember viewing NASA news footage and feeling certain I saw computer monitors sporting what clearly was some form of an Xwindows session, and window trim told of Tom's Window Manager (twm). I...

Katherine Noyes
Voyager 1 Hurtling Through Solar System's Outer Limits
12/14/10 3:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1007 Words

Now about 10.8 billion miles from the sun, NASA's Voyager 1 probe has crossed into an area where the velocity of the hot ionized gas, or plasma, emanating directly outward from the sun has slowed to zero. Those solar winds are likely...

Katherine Noyes
Earth-Sized Planets May Be Everywhere - but How Many Are Earth-Like?
11/01/10 1:55 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 813 Words

... one in four stars similar to the sun may host planets as small as Earth, according to a new study funded by NASA and the University of California. Astronomers used the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii for five years to search 166...

Scott Brave
Looking for the Human Element in Enterprise Search
08/14/08 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1376 Words

Sites like , which serves more than 15 million visits per month, are seeing major benefits from social search. The Web site uses social search to understand a visitor's true intent and produce search results as well as content...

Katherine Noyes
Computer Problems Baffle ISS Flight Controllers
06/15/07 2:34 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 824 Words

Just in case, the crew then tried disconnecting the power cable between the new arrays and the modules in which the computers are located, but "there was no big impact," Bill Jeffs, a NASA spokesperson, told TechNewsWorld.

On Friday morning, the...

Chris Maxcer
3-D Images to Illuminate Sun's Secrets
04/24/07 2:25 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 759 Words

... pair of NASA spacecraft have recorded the first 3-D images of the sun, giving scientists and space weather experts a much-improved ability to monitor and predict solar storms that can disrupt communications satellites , interfere with widely-used GPS systems, and knock out...

Susan B. Shor
As Einstein Predicted, Earth Distorts Time, Space
10/22/04 4:15 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 445 Words

Pavlis of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt and the University of Maryland at Baltimore, explained to TechNewsWorld.

"The latter will be tested (bar any surprises), by the NASA mission LISA/LIGO which will launch sometime in 2010 or so. The...

ECT News Science Desk
Rocks Tell Stories: Spirit's First 90 Martian Days
08/19/04 8:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 648 Words

... findings from the NASA rover Spirit's first three months on Mars will be published Friday, marking the start of a flood of peer-reviewed discoveries in scientific journals from the continuing two-rover adventure. Researchers using Spirit's toolkit of geological instruments from early January...

Jay Lyman
Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen's Private Rocket Soars
05/14/04 10:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 830 Words

New NASA Way?

Foust praised the X Prize for promoting the vision since the mid-1990s, "long before suborbital spaceflight was fashionable."

"They deserve a lot of credit for spurring the development of SpaceShipOne and other vehicles," he said.

Peter Suciu
Musk Envisions Wagon Train to Mars
06/13/16 10:57 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 872 Words

SpaceX Marks the Spot
What could be a barrier to overcome is that SpaceX is a private company that lacks the resources of a government agency. NASA has promised to help with technical support for the planned 2018 mission, but...

David Vranicar
Lenovo: IBM Strike's Not Our Problem
03/11/14 3:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 500 Words

NASA Launches Asteroid Contest
NASA launched a set of "Asteroid Data Hunter" developer contests in a quest to enlist scientists and coders to help catalog small(ish) asteroids that could be hazardous to Earth.

NASA has a handle on 98...

Kris Holt
Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Sputters Back to Life
02/13/14 11:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 674 Words

'Is Anyone Out There?'
As with NASA rovers, Jade Rabbit was anthropomorphized after being given its own voice on the Chinese social network Sina Weibo, where it has more than 300,000 followers.

"Goodnight humanity," Jade Rabbit said two weeks...

Rachelle Dragani
Russian Spacewalkers to Install Videocams Providing ISS-View of Earth
12/27/13 1:37 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 676 Words

A camera inside the International Space Station captured this view of spacewalkers Oleg Kotov (upper left) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (lower right). (Image Credit: NASA TV)

Canada-based UrtheCast partnered with the Russian Federal Space Agency to launch two cameras, one high- and one...

Rachelle Dragani
MAVEN to Search Mars' Atmosphere for Evolutionary Clues
11/19/13 12:45 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 474 Words

NASA is gathering a wealth of new information about the surface of Mars from Curiosity, the rover roaming the surface of the planet.

However, the MAVEN mission "demonstrates that NASA is interested in understanding Mars as a complete planet -- not...

David Vranicar
Huawei Blasts US for Illegal NSA Spying
09/13/13 9:33 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

NASA confirmed that its Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first human-made object to reach interstellar space. The spacecraft, launched in 1977, is believed to be about 12 billion miles from the sun (Earth is a *mere* 93 million miles).


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