Tag: "nasa"

NASA Discovers a Protoplanet in the Asteroid Belt

NASA Discovers a Protoplanet in the Asteroid Belt

NASA researchers have utilized the data from the Dawn probe to confirm a long held suspicion, that Vesta is actually an ancient protoplanet.

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SpaceX is Forced to Delay Yet Again

SpaceX is Forced to Delay Yet Again

This flight has been delayed many times within the last year or so, and this is the second time it has been delayed just within the last month. SpaceX has claimed that they want to make sure they do their due diligence before the launch happens.

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Will Asteroid Mining Produce Viable Results?

Will Asteroid Mining Produce Viable Results?

If Planetary Resources is successful in their asteroid mining attempt, then they could potentially provide a very viable new resource for obtaining nickel, iron and other essential minerals.

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The Curiousity Mars Rover Launched Today

The Curiousity Mars Rover Launched Today

The Mars rover that was supposed to have been launched on Friday, November 25, 2011, has taken flight today. The launch had been rescheduled for the replacement of a suspect battery that is in the flight termination system. This was enough time for engineers to work on the rocket. This is a protective measure in […]

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Alien Planet 700 Found

Alien Planet 700 Found

Alien planet number 700 has been discovered by astronomers. The discovery comes less than 20 years since the first world beyond our own solar system was discovered. The total number of exoplanets is at 702, according to Extrasolar Planets. Extrasolar Planets is a database that was put together by Jean Schneider, an astrobiologist. There are […]

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Orion Drop Test at Langley

Orion Drop Test at Langley

Engineers at NASA Langley conducted the third drop test of the Orion test article as part of Phase 1 water impact testing on Nov. 8. The capsule was hoisted about 20 feet above the ground with a pitch of 17 degrees. It reached a horizontal velocity of about 22 mph before splashing into the Hydro […]

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Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

July’s “last” NASA shuttle launch may have been the end of an era, but it isn’t the end of Florida’s heart for space exploration. Would-be space loving travellers should not fret.  I still remember my first trip to Florida in the early ‘90s. A school trip took me and about twenty other students from Canada […]

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Rockstars of Science – James F. Bell III

Rockstars of Science – James F. Bell III

Professor James F. Bell III is an astronomy scientist who has recently received the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science for his contributions in bringing the public greater understanding of current discoveries and research in the planetary sciences. Professor Bell’s work focuses on creating complete pictures of the different physical […]

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We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

Discovered on December 28, 2005, the asteroid 2005 YU55 made its first pass of the Earth on April 19th. Passing within 1.5 million miles of Earth, which is roughly six times the difference between us and the moon, the asteroid then continued on its trip around the sun. While this asteroid has been deemed harmless, […]

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The Gump Tees Story

The Gump Tees Story

From childhood, I was entranced by all things geeky. While other kids were out playing tag and riding bikes, I was in the basement setting up my first underground lair. My lab centered around my interests and was quickly cluttered with comic books, chemistry sets, empty Mountain Dew cans, and gutted computer towers. My friends […]

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Can corporations do better than governmental agencies?

NASA and Commercial Space Exploration: The Future of the Final Frontier

With the space shuttle due to be retired in mid-2011 after almost 20 years of service, geeks everywhere are wondering what the future of space exploration will hold. Was the Narrator of Fight Club right? Will the big corporations name everything in deep space exploration: IBM Stellar Sphere, Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks? Not exactly. Where […]

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Government Motors and NASA build a bot

Watch the Super Bowl Pregame Show, For the Robots

Now I have a geeky excuse to watch the Super Bowl pregame show on Fox.  Robonaut 2 (R2) is going to make an appearance there today.  R2 is scheduled to launch into space via the shuttle at the end of this month. Although I don’t like the implications that something like this could effectively end manned […]

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Assimilation Complete

The Ten Foxiest Women of Sci-Fi

In science fiction, it isn’t enough to simply stand there and be beautiful. After all, nerdy, intelligent men like nerdy, intelligent women! One-dimensional women bore a smart man, and these ladies are anything but boring. Here are the top ten most foxy -and- gutsy women of sci-fi. Katee Sackhoff Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica. […]

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