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  • NASA to send astronauts to boulder pulled off asteroid
    NASA to send astronauts to boulder pulled off asteroid
    NASA has selected somewhat of an oddity for their next manned space flight mission. The organization has taken aim at landing astronauts on an asteroid. That isn’t in itself strange, as many of NASA’s recent projects have revolved...
  • Astronauts exploring a boulder in lunar orbit
    NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission unlikely to be funded
    When NASA announced that the Asteroid Redirect Mission was not going to move an asteroid to lunar orbit, but rather take a boulder from an asteroid and move it to lunar orbit, renewed questions were raised about whether the project is worth doing....
  • American-Russian crew to begin a year in space Friday
    U.S.-Russian crew to begin historic year in space Friday
    American astronaut Scott J. Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are poised to lift-off from western Kazakhstan on Friday en route to begin a historic flight aboard the International Space Station as they spend one full year in space.No...
  • Happy 87th birthday James Lovell
    Happy 87th birthday James Lovell
    Today we celebrate the 87th birthday of one of the most famous astronauts of the Gemini and Apollo programs. A man that flew on four mission (Gemini 7 & 12, Apollo 8, &13) and survived the most infamous missions in NASA history. A man that...
  • NASA probe snags boulder from an asteroid
    NASA's ARM will take a boulder from an asteroid and take it to lunar orbit
    NASA announced Wednesday more details of its controversial asteroid redirect mission. The space agency has chosen to not snag an asteroid in deep space and move it to a retrograde orbit around the moon. Instead, an uncrewed spacecraft with a solar...
  • James Webb Space Telescope
    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope on track for 2018 launch, but concerns remain
    The House Subcommittee on Space Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on the James Webb Space Telescope, due to be launched in late 2018, on Tuesday. While a spokesperson for NASA was upbeat about the project finally being on...
  • Honeywell And NASA Hip-Hop Physics Educational Series
    Honeywell And NASA brings Hip-Hop Physics Educational Series to Middle School
    Honeywell and NASA's award-winning, hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, is making its way to Northeastern U.S. middle schools this spring. Aiming to inspire students to learn and enjoy math and science in a...
  • Weather satellites
    NASA awards contract to build weather satellite
    NASA has awarded a contract to Virginia-basedOrbital ATK to build the second Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) weather satellite.The award, which the agency announced March 23, also contains options for two more JPSS spacecraft. If all options...
  • Ceres from NASA's Dawn
    The case is made for a Ceres settlement
    With NASA’s Dawn space probe orbiting Ceres, the dwarf planet residing in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, some are imagining what might come after. The Next Big Future on Monday mused about the advantages of...
  •  Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems Dream Chaser prototype space-access vehicle
    Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser could land at Ellington Space Port near Houston
    Despite having been rejected in NASA’s commercial crew program, Sierra Nevada has been very busy trying to develop its lift body spacecraft, the Dream Chaser. Having rolled out a smaller, cargo version of the spacecraft for the second round...
  • Gemini 3 was full of first
    Gemini 3 was full of first
    It was 9:23 am (EST) the morning of March 23, 1965 in Cape Canaveral, Florida that a Titan II rocket set on launch complex 19. On top of that rocket was the Gemini 3 capsule containing astronauts Virgal “Gus” Grissom and John W. Young....
  • Possible entrance to lunar lava tube
    Scientists conclude that lunar lava tubes safe for human settlers
    NASA may have abandoned plans to return to the moon for now, thanks to President Obama’s mandate, but other countries and a lot of private groups are interested in setting up shop on the lunar surface. According to a Thursday story on the...
  • Aurora Borealis and Australis
    Mysterious dust cloud detected around Mars
    Two unexpected phenomena have been observed in the Martian atmosphere by NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and an aurora that reaches well into the Martian atmosphere.It...
  • Ceres from NASA's Dawn
    NASA's Dawn detects ice plume rising from Ceres
    As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft moved into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet residing in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, scientists were in rare excitement about two bright dots that were spotted on its rocky surface....
  • Hunt asteroids for NASA with a desktop app
    Hunt asteroids for NASA with a desktop app
    Space is gigantic; even for the people whose job it is to know space inside out, it can be too much. So, with that problem in mind, NASA released a desktop application this week so that amateur astronomers can help them hunt down asteroids...