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So far, Earth is the only place in the universe that we know for sure is home to life, but there's evidence that its chemical building blocks may start stacking up in space. Now, NASA astrophysicists have managed to create DNA sugars in a vacuum chamber that simulates interstellar space, and in follow-up studies found other sugar derivatives in meteorite samples... Continue Reading NASA ex
Normally when smaller satellites need to be fired into space, they are packed in around bigger payloads on larger launch vehicles as a kind of ride-sharing arrangement. NASA's Venture Class Launch Services program aims to use a new breed of smaller rockets to let them ride in luxury on their own personal, purpose-built spacecraft. The agency has carried out its very first launch as part of
NASA has announced the dates for the first flights of the commercial manned space capsules that will be used to ferry astronauts from the United States to the International Space Station (ISS). The planned eight launches of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the Boeing CST-100 Starliner to be conducted between January and December of 2019 include unmanned orbital tests, launch pad abort tests, man
the X-59 could take its first flight in 2021 if all goes according to plan. The post lockheed martin to develop quiet supersonic X-59 jet for NASA appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Following a two-year journey, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is beginning to close in on its target, the primitive asteroid Bennu. As part of its preparations for this highly anticipated encounter, mission control has successfully carried out an important dress rehearsal starring the robotic arm that will be used to grab samples of dust and rock from the surface... Continue Reading NASA prob
After five years, NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission has a landing site penciled in. From a list of 60 candidate sites, the space agency has chosen Jezero Crater as the touchdown point for the nuclear-powered unmanned explorer designed to seek out places where life might once have existed and collect soil and rock samples for return to Earth via a future mission... Continue Reading NASA select
After nine years, NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission came to a final end Thursday as the space agency sent the radio commands ordering the onboard computer to shut down the unmanned space telescope's systems. The "goodnight" commands were sent via the Deep Space Network from Kepler's operations center at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in
NASA has shared images of the California Camp Fire as seen from space. The wildfire started on November 8 and quickly spread, ultimately destroying nearly 8,000 buildings and burning 135,000 acres, according to Cal Fire, as well as claiming at least 50 lives.Some of the images were captured using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer on NASA's Terra satellite, according to the space agency
Most of the time drone pilots steer using video game-style controllers, or just virtual thumbpads and buttons on a phone screen. But helicopters and planes are steered by joystick-like controllers, so why aren't drones? Fluidity Technologies is working on just such a controller, with the FT Aviator now on Kickstarter... Continue Reading Former NASA astronaut debuts joystick drone controlle
NASA has published the first 8K footage from space on its YouTube channel.The three minute video, filmed aboard the International Space Station, details "the in-space experience and see how the international partnership-powered human spaceflight is improving lives on Earth, while enabling humanity to explore the universe."Throughout the video, more than a dozen experiments and devices are shown,


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