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This is one data set that a federal agency is keen to make public.
A successful test may help NASA significantly lower the cost and reliability of expensive rocket engine parts by building them with a 3-D printer.
Ever wondered how to dissolve an antacid tablet in space? Have a look at these cool activities you could do in orbit.
The Mars rover is trying to find out if the Red Planet was ever habitable. Here's the tech it is using to carry out its mission.
NASA is hosting a multi center social media event across its centers in the US to preview the landing of the Mars Science Curiosity Rover on August 6th.
NASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our planet Earth, our Sun and solar...
This week we venture into space to celebrate NASA's latest achievements and to announce a special project of our own.
Nasa plans to send science experiments into space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo commercial plane.Nasa will use SpaceShipTwo to conduct science experiements in microgravity at a sub-orbital altitude of around 350,000 feet above sea level, Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday.
This digital publication highlights just a few of NASAs many exciting science missions. Here you will learn about the missions designed...
Nasa's orbiting Wise telescope has now detected 90 percent of the largest near-Earth asteroids in the sky, as well as conducting experiments in deep-space infrared astronomy
The R2B robot has undergone power testing on the International Space Station, where it will eventually help astronauts by carrying out menial and dangerous tasks
NASA outlined three science investigations to gauge the feasibility to examine Mars' interior, study an ocean on one of Saturn's moons and detail a comet's nucleus.
The United States' ever-fluctuating plans for NASA is threatening the science and engineering brainpower and workforce development needed to remain a space player.
Heather Archuletta talks about spending nearly two months in bed for a NASA study. And why -- despite the possible end of the moon program -- the research is more important than ever.
House members of the Committee on Science and Technology are reluctant to alter NASA's plans for human spaceflight. The conundrum: Give NASA more money or scale back its ambitious plans.
NASA officials recognized last week that dead bodies were used to develop Orion landing systems. According to NASA, 'three human bodies were used in the tests at Ohio State University Medical Center' in 2007. Even if the results of the experiments helped NASA, one of its spokesman said that the space agency followed widely accepted ethical standards for using cadavers donated for research. He added that 'it's a socially awkward topic. The bodies are all carefully handled through all of the tests. We follow ethical medical procedures with these bodies that have been donated for science.' In fact, NASA relies more on computer simulations than on experiments with cadavers, but read more...
I just watched two simultaneous feeds of the NASA's Phoenix rover landing and its entry into the atmosphere of Mars. One feed came courtesy of NASA TV on the Web.
For its space missions, NASA wants astronauts with excellent vision without corrective lenses or glasses. This doesn't prevent its Vision Science and Technology Group to study human vision of ordinary people like you and me. Two members of this group recently discovered that a new formula connecting optical quality with visual acuity could lead to automatic eyeglasses prescriptions. The researchers also said this 'could also enable surgeons to more accurately assess and correct the vision of patients undergoing LASIK or refractive surgery.' But read more...
With the financial help of NASA, American and European researchers have developed a new sensor to check for life on Mars. It also should be able to determine if traces of life's molecular building blocks have been produced by anything alive. The device has already been tested in the Atacama Desert in Chile. And it should be part of the science payload for the ExoMars rover planned for launch in 2013.
If you think that future NASA's moon camps need to have a science fiction look, you might be disappointed. Today, NASA is testing small inflatable structures. In fact, if these expandable 'tents' receive positive reviews, astronauts will 'camp' on the moon as early as 2020. These 12-foot (3.65 meter) diameter inflatable units could be used as building blocks for a future lunar base. Right now, a prototype is tested at NASA's Langley Research Center. But NASA also wants to test other inflatable structures in the not-too-friendly environment of the Antarctic next year. Still, it's too early to know if NASA's first habitable lunar base will use inflatable or rigid structures.
Agency promotes creative ideas, public/private partnerships to improve STEM education. Speaker Willard Daggett promotes communication with students as the answer.
Space science budgets should be sacrificed to speed the deployment of the Crew Exploration Vehicle, the successor to the space shuttle, which is due to be retired in 2010, Dr. Michael D. Griffin told Congress.