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High above Saturn

High above Saturn

A very rare portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings, created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.   Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/G. Ugarkovic

By |October 19, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

NASA is shutting down on its 55th anniversary

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NASA is marking its 55th anniversary today by shutting down its activities. There’s no word yet on when the deadlock in Congress will be resolved.    Image © NASA

By |October 2, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Space|Tags: , , |

Gravity- Behind the Frame

Gravity- Behind the Frame

In this IMAX Behind the Frame, director Alfonso Cuarón and NASA astronauts discuss the intense and raw cinematic experience of Gravity and the preparation that went into delivering a true-to-life space exploration.

By |September 30, 2013|Categories: Entertainment news|Tags: , , , , , |

Schlieren Imaging of Supersonic Shockwaves

Schlieren Imaging of Supersonic Shockwaves

Elusive schlieren images of supersonic shockwaves emanating from two NASA’s aircrafts F-15 and F/A-18, flying at supersonic speeds, captured during recent pilot proficiency flights.    Have a look at the video…

By |September 24, 2013|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Out of this world road signs

Out of this world road signs

These out of this world road signs, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, they refer to the recent launch of the LADEE spacecraft to the Moon and to the launch area of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket.    Image © NASA/Bill Ingalls

By |September 18, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NASA Science Probe blazes spectacular Trail

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This impressive view of NASA’s LADEE lunar orbiter Science Probe launched from Virginia, on Friday night Sept 6, on the maiden flight of the Minotaur V rocket, captured by photographer Ben Cooper from Rockefeller Center in New York City.    Image © Ben Cooper of LaunchPhotography,     with permission.

By |September 9, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Reusable spinach Greenhouse for Mars by Greek students

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A group of Greek students have developed Popeye on Mars, a reusable little greenhouse, that could feed Mars settlers. The project is a winner in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge, for Best Mission Concept. Congratulations!

By |September 5, 2013|Categories: Space, Technology news|Tags: , , , , |

NASA’s Asteroid Capture mission

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These new images and video from NASA, explain how their planned asteroid capture mission concept will work. The target of this program is to capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable point near the Moon.    Watch the video…

By |August 26, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Space|Tags: , , , , , |

Earth Waving at Saturn

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People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission on July 19 — the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture.    Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech

By |August 24, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Entertainment news|Tags: , , |

Amazing Aerial Tour of the Arctic

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IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.   Have a look at the amazing aerial tour of the Arctic…

By |August 22, 2013|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , , , |