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In the wake of Thursday's launch abort of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft, NASA and the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, are determining the cause of the malfunction that resulted in the successful ballistic landing and recovery of American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, as well as considering the future of the International Space Station (ISS). The only means of fe
NASA has laid out a detailed plan of its goals over the next six years and beyond that includes the commercialization of low Earth orbit, the long-term return of US astronauts to the Moon, and testing of technologies for a future manned Mars mission. Written in response to the Trump administration's mandate that the space agency concentrate more on deep space exploration, the National Spac
A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place for an office building at NASA's field centre in Cleveland, designed by Mexican firm Ten Arquitectos, to coincide with the space agency's 60th anniversary. Read more
The Earth's spin isn't as consistent as it may seem. In fact, it naturally drifts and wobbles on its axis over time, and that's generally chalked up to the way mass is distributed and redistributed across the planet's surface. Now, NASA scientists studying data gathered across the entire 20th century have identified three broad processes that play a part... Continue Reading NASA study unco
NASA's Cassini probe burned up in Saturn's atmosphere about a year ago, but a newly-released image shows that its last days were anything but idle. Four days before its fiery end, Cassini's ISS narrow-angle camera captured a mosaic view of the Saturnian largest satellite Titan's north polar lakes filled with liquid methane and ethane, raising new question about the enigmatic moon... Contin
A revolutionary new satellite entered orbit and a veteran rocket retired today as NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. At 6:02 am PDT, ICESat-2 rode into the sky atop the last Delta II booster as it headed north into a polar orbit 290 mi (467 km) above the Earth on a mission to monitor
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NASA engineers have added a new twist to a cutting edge aerospace technology by demonstrating how a new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator can fold a 300-lb (136 kg) wing section from an F/A-18 Hornet supersonic fighter plane. Taking place at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, the test involved replacing the folding mechanism a Hornet wing tip with a high-temper
NASA is marking the 15th launch anniversary of its Spitzer Space Telescope with the release of a VR tour of the TRAPPIST-1 system, and a cosmic selfie app. Spitzer blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on August 25, 2003 atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket... Continue Reading NASA celebrates Spitzer's 15th anniversary with VR experience and selfie app Categ
Think NASA and what springs to mind? It’s probably the Apollo missions to the moon. Or maybe it’s the International Space Station. But the organisation, which celebrates its 60th anniversary […] The post 10 everyday products you never knew NASA had invented appeared first on ShinyShiny.


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