James Webb Space Telescope’s Heart deep freeze test

James Webb Space Telescope's Heart

James Webb Space Telescope‘s heart survives deep freeze test, after 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space.

By |October 22, 2014|Categories: Space

Top-secret space plane lands after Two Years in orbit

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, the unmanned – reusable Air Force’s top-secret space plane, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base after completing 674 days in space.   Watch the video…

By |October 20, 2014|Categories: Space

Silver and Gold mirrors of Webb Space Telescope

mirrors of Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, will be the most powerful space telescope ever built.

By |October 14, 2014|Categories: Space

Orion spacecraft trial by fire

NASA Orion spacecraft

NASA’s newest Orion spacecraft, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone.   Watch the video…

By |October 10, 2014|Categories: Space

Deep Sleep option for Mars Mission Crew

Deep Sleep

Deep Sleep could be option for Mars mission crew and makes reaching the red planet easier and cheaper.

By |October 9, 2014|Categories: Space

Dream Chaser Space Plane

Dream Chaser Space Plane

Sierra Nevada and Stratolaunch team up on Dream Chaser Space PlaneImage © SNC artist’s concept

By |October 3, 2014|Categories: Aviation, Space

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Sunshield major test

Webb Space Telescope

This is the major test of the sunshield for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was conducted in July 2014 by Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, Calif.   Image © NASA/Chris Gunn   Watch the video…

By |October 3, 2014|Categories: Space

Earth Science Heads-up Display

Earth's Heads-up Display

A brilliant animation to illustrate the interconnectedness of the many Earth-based data sets that NASA has produced over the last decade or so.

By |October 1, 2014|Categories: Space

Rocket Boosters for Orion Spacecraft’s first flight

Orion Spacecraft (5)

NASA’s engineers took another step forward in preparations for the first test flight of new Orion spacecraft in December.

By |October 1, 2014|Categories: Space

Red planet by MAVEN

Mars by MAVEN

In this image by MAVEN spacecraft, the three ultraviolet wavelength bands show light reflected from atomic hydrogen (in blue), atomic oxygen (in green) and Mars surface (in red).

By |September 27, 2014|Categories: Space
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