NASA

  • NASA’s 3D-Printed Rocket Parts Actually Work

    NASA’s 3D-Printed Rocket Parts Actually Work

    Today, NASA tested a 3D-printed turbopump, one that was put together with 45 percent fewer parts than pumps made any other way. This obviously saves time and money, but come on…NASA is slowly 3D printing an entire freaking rocket. That’s cool. Read More

  • NASA Got Up Close And Personal With Pluto, The Data Blows Their Minds

    NASA Got Up Close And Personal With Pluto, The Data Blows Their Minds

    It might not be a planet anymore, but Pluto is fascinating. NASA is just scratching the surface after its Pluto “fly-by” on July 14th. It says that it’s retrieved just 5% of the data on the spacecraft, but has already learned new things and snapped some shots unlike anything we’ve seen before. Here’s an amazing farewell shot taken of Pluto, highlighting a… Read More

  • NASA Snaps The Mother Of All Earth Selfies

    NASA Snaps The Mother Of All Earth Selfies

    NASA has been doing some really amazing stuff lately, including in-depth and vivid photography (in case you missed it, check out its recent Pluto fly-by). This particular photo, which I feel like is the mother of all Earth photos, was taken from its DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) Satellite from over a million miles away. The entire sunlit side of the Earth and it’s… Read More

  • NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

    NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

    What happens when NASA gets together with IBM’s Bluemix cloud services and sponsors a worldwide hackathon? They hope to challenge participants to build apps that help solve issues around space exploration and earthly problems too. The ambitious event, called The Space App Challenge, is taking place this weekend simultaneously in 162 countries involving 136 cities and 10,000… Read More

  • Climate Change-Denying Senator Ted Cruz Will Oversee NASA

    Climate Change-Denying Senator Ted Cruz Will Oversee NASA

    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will chair the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, providing him with an oversight role of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA. That slight twinge you felt was the proper emotion. The Senator, by way of a single example, tried to reduce NASA funding to be, in his view, compliant with a Federal spending cut. Read More

  • How NASA Opens Planetary Mission Data Crunch Network

    How NASA Opens Planetary Mission Data

    As the U.S. National Aeronautic and Space Administration tests new rockets for its manned space program, planetary scientists are already working with reams of data to determine what the next generation of astronauts may encounter. For the past 25 years, NASA has been working to make the data it collects from all of its planetary missions open to the public and the research community. Read More

  • Watch NASA’s Orion Rocket Launch Live (Update: Scrubbed For Today)

    Watch NASA’s Orion Rocket Launch Live (Update: Scrubbed For Today)

    Update: The launch has been scrubbed for today due to a combination of technical issues and weather conditions. NASA will try again starting at 7:05 AM ET tomorrow morning, if it can fix a valve issue affecting launch. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream NASA is launching its Orion rocket today, in a test that helps pave the way for a manned mission to Mars that should take place some… Read More

  • Google Takes Over Operations Of Moffett Airfield From NASA, Will Invest $200M Into The Site

    Google Takes Over Operations Of Moffett Airfield From NASA, Will Invest $200M Into The Site

    After years of using Moffett Field as the home and launch pad for its fleet of private jets, Google has agreed to a deal in which it will lease the airfield from NASA for the next 60 years. As part of the lease, Google will take over operations of the airfield while the U.S. government retains ownership of the land. Read More

  • Marblar Wants You To Create Samsung’s Next NASA-Powered Product And Get Paid

    Marblar Wants You To Create Samsung’s Next NASA-Powered Product And Get Paid

    Marblar is a product development platform that lets users generate ideas for commercial uses of scientific discoveries that lay dormant in universities and research labs around the globe. Today the company is upping the stakes. The London-based startup has signed on Samsung as a commercial partner to offer users the chance to help create the company’s next product and earn a share… Read More

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