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Billionaire technologist accuses NASA asteroid mission of bad statistics

Science Magazine - ‎15 hours ago‎
Nathan Myhrvold—ex–Microsoft billionaire, patent accumulator, dinosaur geek, and noted molecular gastronomist—has a new obsession: asteroids.
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U.S. lawmaker orders NASA to plan for trip to Alpha Centauri by 100th anniversary of moon landing

Science Magazine - ‎16 hours ago‎
It seems that the recently announced Breakthrough Starshot project—to send a privately funded fleet of tiny spacecraft to a nearby star—may have started a star rush.

Story of NASA's black female mathematicians gets made into a movie

Engadget - ‎4 hours ago‎
Katherine Johnson received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her contribution to America's Space Race, and soon more people will know what she did to deserve it.
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Forget the asteroid mission and go to the Moon, lawmakers tell NASA

Ars Technica - ‎20 hours ago‎
On Tuesday, budget writers in the US House will make changes to a bill that funds federal commerce, justice, and science agencies—which includes NASA—for the coming fiscal year. But a draft of the full bill released Monday contains a blockbuster for ...
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Violent solar storms helped foster life on Earth, NASA says

ABC Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
While solar storms were not a new concept, the new NASA research showed how the powerful solar explosions may have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth, despite the sun's faintness.
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NASA Probe Tracks Object in Solar System's Badlands

Discovery News - ‎16 hours ago‎
With its primary mission far behind, NASA's New Horizons is getting used to its new role as humanity's deep space emissary.
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NASA-JPL scientists can walk on Mars with the help of HoloLens (Tomorrow Daily 369 show notes)

CNET - ‎2 hours ago‎
If NASA-JPL's collaboration with Microsoft and HoloLens goes well, we'll start seeing scientists controlling rovers and gathering information about future Mars missions with the help of the mixed-reality headset.
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NASA's Alleged Cover-up of a Giant Hole at North Pole, Made to Hide the Entrance to Inner Earth, Conspiracy ...

Nature World News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Conspiracy theorists believe that NASA, together with the world government, is trying to cover-up a massive hole at the North Pole, which they believe to be a passage way to an inner earth that is complete with vegetation, animals, human civilizations ...

NASA continues international cooperation efforts despite domestic uncertainty

SpaceNews - ‎15 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said other nations are still interested in cooperating with the United States in spaceflight despite concerns about what changes the next administration might make to the agency's programs.

Wanaka's NASA balloon flies into the west

The Southland Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
The NASA crew has now shut down its Wanaka campaign, put some of its gear in storage and is shipping the rest back to the United States.

Poland gains help from Latvia and NASA in Smolensk inquiry

thenews.pl - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new recording provided by the Latvian authorities, as well as satellite pictures from NASA related to the 2010 Smolensk air tragedy, could help Polish investigators shed more light on the catastrophe.
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NASA is about to inflate the space station's first-ever expandable room

Digital Trends - ‎5 hours ago‎
Inflatable rooms. These, it turns out, are likely to play an important role in future deep-space missions when astronauts are expected to travel to Mars and beyond.
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Next SpaceX Commercial Cargo Launch Targeted for Mid-July, NASA Opens Media Accreditation

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎15 hours ago‎
An uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, carrying crew supplies and station hardware, will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), adjacent to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Goddard Releases News Magazine for Young Explorers

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎18 hours ago‎
NASA Next is a news magazine made entirely for kids and teens in grades 5 through 8. The magazine breaks down complex science and brings its audience the latest news on Goddard science, including studies of Earth, the sun, our solar system and the ...
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NASA is no danger of being overcharged for Russian rocket engines

Daily Kos - ‎11 hours ago‎
Between a missing commuter jet, shots fired near the White House, and the inexhaustible stink of campaign shenanigans left and right, it would be easy to miss a critical debate affecting everything from NASA to national security. But that is exactly ...
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With Pluto in the rear view, this is where NASA's New Horizons could be heading next

Blastr - ‎21 hours ago‎
The project cost a mere $700 million (which is chump change for NASA's billions dollar budget), and it's already generated international headlines thanks to the Pluto success.

NASA Hurricane Resources Available for 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎18 hours ago‎
GREENBELT, Md., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has a variety of resources for reporters covering 2016's Atlantic Ocean and Eastern and Central Pacific hurricane seasons, including scientific animations in a resource reel that look inside ...

NASA satellite data shows rapid recovery for some California forests despite drought

Phys.Org - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A 2015 photo of severely burned areas from the Summit Fire of 2008 that were detected by NASA satellite images. Note the extensive new vegetation regrowth around the charred tree trunks.
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India launches mini shuttle in race to replace NASA spacecraft

CNET - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The US retired its Space Shuttle program in 2011 and since then there has been significant competition to replace NASA's beloved craft. India is competing with Japan, Europe and Russia to create a replacement, as well as private companies such as ...
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Jupiter's moon Europa could have right chemical balance to support life, Nasa study finds

The Independent - ‎May 23, 2016‎
According to a new study, the balance of hydrogen and oxygen production on the small moon is comparable to that on Earth, meaning the core building blocks of life could be present.
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