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Funk and 12 other women had been part of a 1959 private program run by NASA scientist, Dr. William Randolph Lovelace II. Lovelace had just come back from Moscow and wanted to test whether women were as capable of spaceflight as men, or even more superior. (Some believed that as women tended ...
University of Akron students will help NASA test new augmented reality technology for astronauts. UA was one of 10 sites nationwide selected to assist the space agency. The technology will help astronauts better complete tasks outside of their spacecraft, such as repairing equipment and exploring the ...

"It's definitely an area of thin ice, as you can see finger rafting near the holes and the color is gray enough to indicate little snow cover," IceBridge project scientist Nathan Kurtz said in a NASA release. "I'm not sure what kind of dynamics could lead to the semi-circle-shaped features surrounding the holes.
Speaking at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, NASA's William Gerstenmaier, an associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, told Bloomberg news an updated timeline NASA hopes to get what was previously called the Deep Space Gateway ...
Kevin Murphy, NASA Program executive for Earth Science Data Systems, will be featured in a data science lecture hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on Tuesday. Larry Di Girolamo, professor in Atmospheric Sciences, said in an email he invited Murphy to discuss how NASA ...
During his lengthy confirmation process to become NASA's new administrator, Oklahoma conservative Jim Bridenstine got pilloried for being a divider rather than a uniter. Noting Bridenstine's attacks on Marco Rubio during the 2016 presidential election, Florida Senator Bill Nelson characterized ...

The video plots the data gathered during the first four years of NASA's NEOWISE mission, which has spotted and characterized more than 29,000 objects since December 2013. Most of those are asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, but the total includes nearly 800 near-Earth objects ...
Vice President Mike Pence swore in Jim Bridenstineas the 13th NASA administrator today (April 23) during a ceremony at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event included a video chat with three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). "It is a great privilege for me to ...
NASA today is a very different beast from the NASA of the 1960s. Though many would call that decade NASA's golden age, we'd argue that NASA's innovation and influence is even greater today. Since the Apollo program, NASA has faced funding cuts, competition from other nations for space leadership, ...
VIENNA — Hurricane Irma turned the vast mangrove forests of the Everglades into a tree graveyard, new NASA images reveal. The mass tree casualties were revealed by light detection and ranging (lidar) surveys of the iconic swampland both before and after the massive storm. Irma shaved several feet off ...
“With Kepler, we now know the planets exist, we have the size of the planets and in some cases, we have the masses,” said Dr. Stephen Rinehart, a project scientist for the mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “With TESS, we're going to be able to get the masses for most ...
To cook the perfect steak, start with a marbled cut of beef one and a half inches thick, work in some good olive oil, rub with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, and throw on a well-heated grill for three to five minutes on each side. To cook the perfect steak for someone orbiting about two hundred miles above Earth, you need ...
Like a ship cruising the seas or a fighter jet going supersonic, astronomic objects also make shock waves through the medium in which they travel. According to a video released by NASA, studying these interactions, called bow shocks, provides scientists with valuable information about the phenomena ...
(CNN) TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control ...
COLORADO SPRINGS — In his last major speech as NASA's acting administrator before retiring, Robert Lightfoot said he believes the space agency needs to do a better job assessing risks and making decisions in order to carry out its exploration plans. In a keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium ...
Congressional Democrats and Republicans have waged repeated battles over funding for earth science research at NASA, with Democrats wanting more and Republicans less. But yesterday, the two sides came to an agreement on how much to spend on the earth sciences that allowed them to advance ...
The management of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is to be audited by the agency's watchdog. The probe was announced in a tweet by NASA's Office of Inspector General (OIG), and is sure not to have ruined the morning coffee of Uncle Sam's army of scientists. The SLS mega-rocket is supposed to ...

The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to be the new administrator of NASA after a long, drawn-out roll call in which Sen. Jeff Flake switched his vote. The final tally was 50 to 48 to cut off debate and move forward toward a final confirmation vote. A majority ...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a new grant that supports the development of an autonomous spacecraft that could make decisions using Blockchain technology without human intervention, news outlet Space.com reported April 18. Jin Wei Kocsis, an assistant ...
School children have been asking a Nasa astronaut some big questions about space – including whether she believes in aliens and what it's like when you orbit. US astronaut Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answered questions from curious children at Moorfield Primary in Stockport as part of a ...
Twelve humans have set foot on a planetary body beyond Earth. All 12 were men, walking on the Moon during the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of the Apollo missions. Allison McIntyre, who oversees NASA's Space Vehicle Mockup Facility in Houston, the home base for astronaut training, said it's only ...
Two NASA scientists recently returned from a two week, 470-mile (760 kilometers) expedition in one of the most barren landscapes on Earth. NASA cryospheric scientist Kelly Brunt and ICESat-2 deputy project scientist Tom Neumann were mapping a section of the latitude line at 88 degrees south in the ...
NASA is seeking out new planets, and it will use Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch its newest planet-hunting satellite into space. The initial launch, scheduled for Monday, April 16, was postponed. SpaceX has rescheduled the launch of NASA's new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite for Wednesday, April 18 ...
NASA should rethink its approach to the risks of spaceflight as it prepares for a new wave of exploration, the space agency's outgoing chief says. “Protecting against risk and being safe are not the same thing,” Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot told a standing-room crowd here today at the 34th ...
GALVESTON, Texas - What NASA researchers learn flying an F-18 Hornet in the skies off Galveston, more than 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico, could change how you fly. NASA Project Manager Peter Coen said the agency would "like to essentially cut the flight time in half for most destinations." ...
NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is set to launch next year for a journey around the moon, will mark the first time that a deep-space craft has been built using 3-D-printed parts. The space agency wants to conduct a new set of lunar missions, as well as exploration to other destinations including Mars.
SpaceX and Boeing are both contracted to develop vehicles to carry US astronauts to and from low Earth orbit, a capability we've lacked since the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet in 2011. However, these efforts have been plagued by constant delays, which has required NASA to get creative in figuring ...
Humans have navigated by starlight for thousands of years, but NASA has a new appreciation for the twinkling bodies in our night sky. Using perfectly timed X-ray flashes from pulsars, scientists are building a Galactic Position System that will work quite similar to the global one here on earth. NASA sends ...
Left unstated was the fact that, at 15 months, Lightfoot has had by far the longest tenure of any acting administrator at NASA. This is because the nomination of Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine has languished for months before the US Senate—NASA has not had a formal administrator since ...
SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, has launched a series of successful cargo missions to the Space Station along with the occasional failure. In February it launched a Tesla convertible into orbit around the sun with its new powerful Falcon Heavy. This is the first time that NASA has directly ...
And the search for alien worlds and perhaps alien life will take another step outward this week when TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is launched by NASA into orbit around the Earth. The satellite will spend at least two years scrutinizing the sky for exoplanets — planets around other stars ...
SpaceX hopes to be ready Wednesday evening to launch a planet-hunting NASA science mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A first attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, was scrubbed several hours before Monday's planned 6:32 p.m. ...
The Curiosity Rover has done its share of exploring Mars by land, but now, NASA is looking to take to the skies above the Red Planet. A team of Japanese and American engineers is hoping to send a team of drones inspired by bees, aptly named “Marsbees.” NASA has granted the innovative researchers ...
When Apollo 16 launched 46 years ago, NASA was in the prime of its moon-faring days. It was the sixth mission to the lunar surface—though only the fifth one that actually landed—and came after a series of other trips in which astronauts reached the moon but did not touch down on it. However, it turned ...
SpaceX is launching NASA's $337 million satellite. 8 Hours Ago. SpaceX is set to launch NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS on a Falcon 9 rocket Monday evening. TESS aims to discover thousands of planets during its two year mission. Watch CNBC Live TV ...
DENVER (CBS4) – Some engineering students at University of Colorado Denver took on a challenge from NASA and took second place. team CU Denver ... The 14-person team built the craft to compete in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge; and compete they did. “We competed against 70 ...
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.
Highsnobiety aims to provide our readers with the latest updates in the sneaker world. However, we cannot verify the reliability of any unauthorized leaks or rumors unless this information is provided directly by the brands themselves. Brand: Vans x NASA. Model: Old Skool. Key Features: A deconstructed ...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — NASA's next exoplanet-hunting spacecraft is poised for an on-time liftoff Monday (April 16). The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is ready to go, as is its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ride, mission officials said during a pre-launch briefing today (April 15). "We just got ...
NASA's newest galactic scout is ready for duty. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (dubbed TESS for short) is set to embark on a two-year mission to scour our cosmic neighborhood for potentially habitable worlds. But first, it'll need a boost from SpaceX. Exhaust plumes billowed around Pad 40 at ...
With help from NASA's Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft, astronomers have identified more than 2,000 planets beyond our solar system over the past decade. Now the space agency is sending up a new satellite that promises to be even better at sniffing out alien worlds — with the hope that we may finally ...
NASA's next planet-hunting telescope will swing its gaze from point to point in the sky, searching for worlds that could be habitable. The telescope, known as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), will launch no earlier than Monday (April 16). Its ultimate goal is to provide a catalog of planets all ...
The warmest parts depicted in the video — the deeper-down bits that glow yellow — top out at 9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 13 degrees Celsius), NASA officials said. The darker regions are even chillier; the coldest spot is about minus 117 degrees F (minus 83 degrees C), they added. The Juno team ...
An illustration of NASA's proposed Deep Space Gateway in orbit around the moon. Credit: NASA plans to issue a draft solicitation for the Power and Propulsion Element (far left) of its Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in April, as it leaves the door opening to acquiring more than one. Credit: NASA.
(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Author Margot Lee Shetterly signs copies of her book "Hidden Figures" and meets students, parents and administrators from the recently renamed Mary W. Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City at a breakfast at the University of Utah Friday March 30, 2018.
When NASA's next mission to Mars blasts off in May, it will become the first spacecraft launched from California to travel to another planet. Project manager and California native Tom Hoffman jokes that he's breaking up the East Coast's monopoly on interplanetary launches. But mostly, the Vandenberg Air ...
"The Arctic sea ice cover continues to be in a decreasing trend and this is connected to the ongoing warming of the Arctic," said Claire Parkinson, senior climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland. "It's a two-way street: the warming means less ice is going to form and more ice is ...
NASA's next trip to Mars is little more than a month away and the scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory showed off the technology that will be riding onboard ... NASA said the early morning launch should provide spectacular views throughout Southern California, rivaling those from the SpaceX launch last ...
That's what smartmindmag.com claimed on an undated post headlined "NASA Has Just Confirmed Earth Has A New Moon." "According to new reports from NASA, there is a quasi-moon orbiting around Earth for almost a century, and we have missed it all along," the website claimed. "The new moon isn't as ...
NASA has a historic launch coming this July, and the destination is hotter than any summer day. The agency will send the Parker Solar Probe on a trip that is closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history. But first, crews at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will send the probe to Kennedy Space Center ...


 

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