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  • NASA is Making Progress on Greenhouses for Mars

    NASA is Making Progress on Greenhouses for Mars

    At the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, an 18 foot long, 7 foot, 3 inch diameter lunar greenhouse chamber is equipped as a prototype bioregenerative life support system. Credits: University of Arizona The space race is not dead, and scientists are looking at Mars.  But Mars poses a new problem for our intrepid space travelers.  How do we survive for prolonged periods of time in space?  The answer seems to be the same as the answer we’re getting […]

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  • Scientists Discover ‘Super-Earth’ With Potential For Life

    Scientists Discover ‘Super-Earth’ With Potential For Life

    The hits keep on coming!  Scientists are in some kind of zone right now, because the discoveries that have been made recently are really pretty remarkable.  After the discovery of  the TRAPPIST-1 system which has a number of planets that could potentially support life, scientists have now found a ‘Super-Earth‘ planet, LHS 1140b, that has the most promise of all. RELATED:  NASA Has Found a ‘Treasure Trove of Planets’ That May Have Liquid Water According to space.com, “The alien world known as LHS […]

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  • jsc2017e043850 (April 14, 2017) --- In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 51 crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) and Jack Fischer of NASA (right) provide a “thumbs up” as they pose for pictures April 14 in front of their Soyuz booster rocket. Fischer and Yurchikhin will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center/Andrey Shelepin

    Watch New Space Station Crew Members Launch TONIGHT and Arrive in the Morning

    Staying up late tonight watching the stars?  Well, that’s funny,  because two more human beings will be launching into space to join the crew of the International Space Station tonight, and you can watch it happen LIVE.  Space.com reports. RELATED:  First Woman To Command Space Station Takes Command for the Second Time Tonight, April 20th, at 3:13am EDT (1:13am PDT) (0713 GMT), NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin will launch to the International Space Station to join Commander Peggy […]

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  • World’s First 360-Degree Rocket Launch: Watch it Live on April 18

    World’s First 360-Degree Rocket Launch: Watch it Live on April 18

    NASA has announced that in conjunction with  United Launch Alliance (ULA) and  Orbital ATK, it will air the world’s first 360-degree live stream of a rocket launch.  The launch will be a resupply mission for the International Space Station. According to NASA, “Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft will launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket carrying more than 7,600 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory. Launch is targeted for Tuesday, April 18 during a 30-minute window that opens at […]

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  • Zooming In On Enceladus (Movie)

    Saturn’s Moon Has Potential Energy Source to Support Life

    A new study released yesterday in the journal Science that is based on NASA‘s Cassini mission data from 2005 to 2015 suggests that Saturn’s moon Enceladus could support life.  WHAT?!?  You heard me. Scientists have long postulated that there could potentially be deep sea hydrothermal vents similar to those on Earth in Enceladus’ south pole ocean.  This, since they saw a plume of ice and water coming off of the moon thanks to Cassini.  But the important information that was added […]

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  • Expedition 50 NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson smiles as she listens to a reporter's question ahead of the final qualification exams with fellow crew mates Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

    First Woman to Command Space Station Takes Command For the Second Time

    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson became the first female commander of the International Space Station when she took command during Expedition 16 in 2008.  Today, she took the helm again, becoming the first woman to command the space station twice. RELATED:  LEGO IDEAS Celebrates Real American Heroes With ‘Women of NASA’ Set In a ceremony broadcast live on NASA TV yesterday morning, Whitson made history a second time, taking the reigns from NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough who returned to Earth this morning with other members […]

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  • In 2014, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, and Swift space telescopes witnessed an X-flare from the supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy called Markarian 335. Artist Concept.

    Tonight Astronomers Will Attempt to Take First Picture of a Black Hole

    Science is amazing.  Get a load of this.  Tonight, 120 astronomers working at eight observatories on four separate continents will attempt to get an image of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius A*.  This, according to an incredible article in The Washington Post today. They are calling this collaboration the Event Horizon Telescope, in reference to the phenomenon “event horizon’ – the boundary at which gravity acts like an invisibility cloak, wrapping around light […]

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  • NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for it’s Poetic Grand Finale

    NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for it’s Poetic Grand Finale

    There is drama inherent in space travel.  A vast nothingness full of danger, harsh conditions and new and changing rules provides all kinds of opportunities for big stories, epic victories, failures and intrigue.  But, in a matter of days, NASA will begin to implement it’s plan for the end of it’s Cassini mission that surpasses drama and enters into pure poetry. The Cassini spacecraft has been in space for 20 years.  It was launched in 1997 and reached it’s intended orbit around […]

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  • THE MARS GENERATION Gets a Trailer and Will Make Its Way to Netflix May 5th

    THE MARS GENERATION Gets a Trailer and Will Make Its Way to Netflix May 5th

    The Mars Generation, the Netflix documentary that made it’s debut this year at The Sundance Film Festival, will be released May 5th, 2017. Related: SUNDANCE  Announces The Final Lineup For 2017 The documentary follows the next generation of curious and enthusiastic teenagers, aspiring astronauts and scientists, as they dive into their interests in space exploration, in particular the journey to Mars and their experiences at the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. For centuries, the red planet has captured our imaginations. And today, the possibility of […]

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  • The Crab Nebula is one of the most intricately structured and highly 
dynamical objects ever observed. The new Hubble image of the Crab was 
assembled from 24 individual exposures taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble 
Space Telescope

    NASA Launches Immense Digital Image and Video Library

    NASA has unveiled a giant cornucopia of images, audio and video of space for public use!  According to NASA and space.com, the agency has consolidated images, video and audio from 60 different collections into one digital source. If you’ve ever needed a picture of space for an article, a website, a project, a paper, a presentation or just to put on your wall, now you’ve got one place to go where 140,000 official NASA images, video and audio files await!  This […]

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  • Watch the NASA Space Walk LIVE Tomorrow Morning

    Watch the NASA Space Walk LIVE Tomorrow Morning

    Tomorrow morning at 8am EDT (that’s 5am for us on the west coast) American astronaut Shane Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will leave the relative safety of the International Space Station and walk out into the vastness of space.  Just typing that gave me chills.  The space walk is the first of three scheduled in the coming weeks, and you can watch them live on space.com and NASA TV. Beyond the incredible thing it is for a human being to […]

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  • NASA’s Digital Learning Network to Host INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING Event

    NASA’s Digital Learning Network to Host INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING Event

    Mark your calendars! National Engineers Week is February 19th-25th and NASA’s Digital Learning Network (DLN) will be celebrating female Engineers with an Introduce a Girl to Engineering live event hosted by the Kennedy Space Center. The event will be on Thursday February 23rd starting at 6 am PST/9am EST. Every hour there will be a 30-minute event focused on women in engineering at NASA.Viewers can submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #askDLN or they can send an email to DLiNfochannel@gmail.com. […]

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