Astronauts in formation

Astronauts in formation

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, poses for a photo in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station, along with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (center), commander and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, flight engineer.      NASA

By |October 25, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Moon and NASA communicate via Lasers

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NASA Laser Communication System sets record with data transmissions to and from Moon, using a pulsed laser beam to send data over the 239,000 miles between the Moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps).

By |October 25, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , |