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  • Happy 46th anniverary to Apollo 8
    Happy 46th anniverary to Apollo 8
    At 7:51 am PST(10:51 am EST or 15:51 UTC) was the 46th anniversary of one of the major milestone in NASA's race to reach the moon by the end of the decade. Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean ending the first mission to orbit the Moon....
  • Tellus Museum adds historic space artifacts, new exhibits in 2014
    Tellus Museum adds space artifacts, new exhibits in 2014
    Newly added science exhibits and a clearer view into the celestial heavens were only a few of the top events occurring at the Tellus Science Museum near Atlanta during a fast-paced 2014.The fourteenth year of the 21st century opened at Tellus with...
  • The crew of Apollo 8
    2014 is like 1968, but with no Apollo 8
    December 24 marks the 46th anniversary of the famous broadcast from lunar orbit by the crew of Apollo 8 in which they read from the Book of Genesis. The mission sent three American astronauts around the moon at the end of 1968, that hell year of...
  • Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
    Tom Coburn takes a Parthian shot against NASA programs
    The soon to be former Senator Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal om Tuesday to take a Parthian shot against NASA. He had a number of policy prescriptions that mainly consisted of ending some of the space agency...
  • Sun's Fury
    Solar Flare Threatens the Earth
    The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star.The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, one of the most powerful types of flares possible, and was captured on camera...
  • The 2015 Nissan Rogue is gone girl
    The 2015 Nissan Rogue is gone girl
    The first generation Nissan Rogue did not bring that much to the party as far as looks and ground shaking offerings when it was launched back in 2008, appealing mostly to the femme set. The latest incarnation of the compact crossover, the 2015...
  • U.S. Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) (R) talks with Subcommittee Chairman Rep. John Abney Culberson (R-TX) (L)
    Can Rep. John Culberson save NASA's space exploration program?
    Sunday, the Houston Chronicle’s Eric Berger has published the seventh in his series of articles about the American space program and what ails it. The piece focuses on Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, who has two fascinating aspects. The first...
  • Kepler spacecraft
    Kepler spacecraft spots new 'super-Earth' 180 light years away
    NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has had quite a time over the last two years. Since 2009, the Kepler observatory has been floating through space taking a galactic census on Earth-like planets. The camera mounted on the Kepler is remarkably precise...
  • Astronaut Barry Wilmore holds a 3D printed ratcheting socket wrench
    NASA astronaut creates first 3D printed tool on the International Space Station
    NASA has installed a 3D printer on the International Space Station with a view of trying to find out how useful it will be for future deep space travelers. In November, the printer produced its first object, a part for itself with the logo &ldquo...
  • Venus
    NASA planning a floating zeppelin city on Venus
    Get your grey ash plants ready, NASA is planning a cloud city project for Venus, says IFLScience today. The plan, called High Altitude Venus Operational Concept, or HAVOC, would create a floating city above the clouds of the morning star buoyed by...
  •  the south pole of the planet Venus is seen in a false-color view provided by the Venus Express space probe April 12, 2006
    NASA's plans for Venus exploration include a 'cloud city'
    A Thursday story in SyFy’s Blastr reports on a proposal from a team at NASA to pursue a program to explore Venus, the second planet from the sun. The idea would not be to land on Venus, which is a hell world with an atmospheric pressure 90...
  • NASA's Kepler K2 mission
    NASA's Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback, discovers first exoplanet
    NASA's planet hunter, the Kepler spacecraft, has made a dramatic comeback on its K2 mission with the discovery of the first exoplanet. The discovery was in essence a byproduct of the repurposing of Kepler for K2, as engineers and astronomers...
  • Asteroid mission
    NASA to pick asteroid mission concept in early 2015
    NASA is evaluating two options for its future Asteroid Redirect Mission and plans to choose one of the concepts early next year, an agency official said Dec. 17.The first option would use a robotic spacecraft to capture a small, near-Earth...
  • X 51 Waverider
    NASA's scheme to lower the cost of space travel uses a rail gun and a scramjet
    Popular Science reported on Wednesday that NASA engineers have developed a concept for a launcher that may greatly reduce the cost of space travel. The scheme involves the use of a two mile long rail gun and a launch vehicle that contains a...
  • Possible Methane Sources and Sinks
    NASA reverses itself on methane and possible life on Mars
    Yesterday was a good day for those proposing that extraterrestrial life currently exists on Mars. In a Dec. 16 paper published in the journal Science, NASA says that significant methane levels were detected by the Curiosity Rover over a two month...