Tag Archive: NASA

Jul 29 2015

ReelNASA: RED 4K Camera Captures Riveting Footage of Unique Fluid Behavior in Space Laboratory

Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable …

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Jun 22 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 23 | NASA’s Vision for Space with Charles Bolden

  In this episode of Star Talk, we get to hear answers to how important space exploration is, what’s next for NASA, with missions to Mars and Jupiter’s moon Europa. Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden. And Neil is joined in the studio by astrophysicist Dr. Michael Shara and Bill Nye. …

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Jun 18 2015

NASA: Technology May Help Protect Wildland Firefighters

NASA has put research into this flexible, high-temperature space material that may also some day improve the safety for firefighters and to improve fire shelter systems.  

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Jun 12 2015

NASA: Preparing America for Deep Space Exploration: Episode 7

A quick look at what’s been going on in the Orion, Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations programs in April, May and June of 2014.  

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Jun 06 2015

NASA: Preparing America for Deep Space Exploration: Episode 6

Where are all the aliens? The universe is too big and too old, why have we not met aliens yet? Do they live in computers? Were they wiped out by an ancient super intelligence? Or are we just to primitive to understand their motives? Whatever the answer is, it is incredibly important for our own …

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May 31 2015

NASA: Nick Siegler | Planet Hunting

The Search for Planets, Habitability, and Life in our Galaxy What will the first evidence of life outside our own solar system look like? And what future technologies are required to discover that evidence? Exoplanet-hunting space-borne telescopes must suppress the bright glare from stars up to ten billion times in order to directly image the …

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May 28 2015

NASA: NASA Announces selection of science instruments for mission to Europa

NASA announced on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. NASA received 33 proposals for science instruments to fly onboard a Europa mission, which would conduct repeated close flybys of the small moon during a three-year period. …

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May 24 2015

NASA: Preparing America for Deep Space Exploration: Episode 4

On sea, land and in the sky, NASA’s Orion, Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations continued making progress toward sending humans beyond Earth’s orbit during the past quarter.  

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May 05 2015

NASA JSC Engineering: Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV)

NASA’s new prototype MRV, Modular robotic vehicle, is built to explore planets. But it would be a dream for all those gadget lovers and those afraid of parallel parking.  

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May 05 2015

NASA: Greased Lightning GL-10 Successful Transition Test

NASA Langley researchers designed and built a battery-powered, 10-engine remotely piloted aircraft. The Greased Lightning GL-10 prototype has a 10-foot wingspan and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an airplane. In this video, engineers successfully transition the plan from hover to wing-borne flight in tests at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. …

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Apr 11 2015

AVHUB: NASA Shuttle Endeavour Los Angeles Final Flight

Space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew over many Los Angeles area landmarks on its final ferry flight Sept. 21, 2012, including the Coliseum, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Disneyland, Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios, downtown Los Angeles, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Malibu coastline and the California Science Center, where Endeavour will be displayed. …

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Feb 27 2015

NASA: First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall. The GPM Core Observatory launched one year ago on Feb. 27, 2014 as a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and acts as the standard to unify precipitation measurements from a network of 12 satellites. The result …

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Feb 19 2015

NASA: 360 Talks | Super Ball Bot

Could the next planetary rover be a Super Ball Bot? There are several advantages to a ball-like design and that’s why NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program is studying its feasibility.  

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Feb 15 2015

NASA JPL: Reflections on the Pale Blue Dot

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot photograph and here Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s co-author and widow, reflects on the meaning of Voyager’s “pale blue dot” image of Earth. When Voyager I turned around to take a photo of Earth on its way to Saturn.   Carl Sagan wrote the following about …

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Feb 10 2015

NASA Glenn Research Center: Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare

What would a submarine to explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan look like? This video shows one submarine concept that would explore both the shoreline and the depths of this strange world that has methane rain, rivers and seas! The design was developed for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, by …

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Feb 08 2015

NASA: A View From The Other Side

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data.  

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Feb 06 2015

Science Friday Podcast: How Budget Plans on Earth Might Stop Opportunity Rover on Mars

  This week, NASA unveiled its preliminary budget plans for the coming years. The budget request contains $1.36 billion for planetary science. The Mars rover Opportunity, however, is slated to receive no money in 2016. NASA officials said that the budget was a matter of balancing priorities in a time of limited funds, and that …

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Jan 27 2015

NASA: The Plan to Launch America

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will held a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems. Under Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts for NASA’s Launch America initiative, Boeing and …

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Jan 25 2015

NASA: 11 Years and Counting | Opportunity on Mars

The Mars Opportunity rover has driven 25.9 miles (41.7 kilometers) since it landed in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars on Jan. 25, 2004 (Universal Time, which was Jan. 24, PST). That is farther than any other off-Earth surface vehicle has driven. The rover’s work on Mars was initially planned for three months. During that …

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Jan 22 2015

NASA: Spinoff 2015

NASA has a long history of transferring technologies from their original mission applications to secondary uses. For example, Mars continues to be a rich destination for scientific discovery and exploration, and NASA’s missions there have inspired a variety of practical, terrestrial benefits. Spinoff 2015 features stories about some of these technologies, including shock absorbers used …

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