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Space Station Drives 'Star Trek' Fiction Toward Reality: NASA Video

Space.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
"Star Trek" shows a universe where people can warp out to nearby stars and visit many worlds that are similar to Earth. While humans in the real world are much more limited in their options for space travel, NASA said that the International Space ...
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SpaceX's Red Dragon mission will cost around $320 million, NASA hints

The Verge - ‎20 hours ago‎
SpaceX's upcoming Red Dragon mission - the company's plan to send one of its Dragon capsules to Mars in 2018 - is estimated to cost around $320 million, Space News reports.
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NASA details preparations for SLS' and Orion's first flight

Engadget - ‎16 minutes ago‎
NASA began preparing for Orion's 2018 maiden flight atop the Space Launch System quite some time ago. Since both Orion and SLS are new technologies, the space agency has been subjecting both to a series of rigorous tests, which it has listed and ...
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Mars Colonists Must 'Live Off the Land': NASA Report

Space.com - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Long-term human colonization of Mars is feasible, as long as Red Planet pioneers "live off the land," a recent NASA report concludes. "There are massive resources on Mars obtainable from the atmosphere and extracted from the regolith which are capable ...
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Saturn Gets Warped! NASA Spots Bizarre Bend in Rings

Space.com - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A bizarre new photo captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a strange bend in Saturn's two outermost rings. The apparent bend in Saturn's A and F rings can be seen where the rings pass behind the planet.
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NASA claims human colony on Mars could become 'primary centre of trade for inner solar system'

Mirror.co.uk - ‎5 hours ago‎
"There are massive resources on Mars obtainable from the atmosphere and extracted from the regolith which are capable of supporting human colonization," said authors Robert Moses and Dennis Bushnell from NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.
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[ July 27, 2016 ] NASA developing plans for commercially-built Mars orbiter News

Spaceflight Now - ‎18 hours ago‎
NASA is advancing a plan to send a robotic orbiter to Mars in the early 2020s, developing designs with five U.S. satellite makers for a mission to extend high-resolution mapping capabilities, telecommunications relay functions, and potentially act as a ...
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NASA suspects Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 'a massive heat source'

AOL News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The highly visible Great Red Spot on Jupiter could be a heat source, finds a recently published study. A NASA article about the new research explains that "Scientists have been stumped as to why temperatures in Jupiter's upper atmosphere are comparable ...
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Donald Trump took 12 questions during Reddit AMA, says NASA is “wonderful”

Ars Technica - ‎10 hours ago‎
Trump answered: “Honestly I think NASA is wonderful! America has always led the world in space exploration.” As The Atlantic reported, Trump broke with tradition a bit, choosing to plant his flag not in the "sub-reddit" /r/IAmA/, but rather /r ...
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Bloody Lake in Iran Captured by NASA Satellite

Nature World News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The waters of Iran's Lake Urmia turned from green to blood-red as captured by a NASA satellite. Lake Urmia, which is located near the border of Iran and Turkey, used to have a distinctive green color.

NASA's IMERG shows Darby's rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎21 hours ago‎
VIDEO: Estimates of rainfall accompanying Tropical Storm Darby were produced using NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data.

Proposed Lego set honoring women of NASA wants your vote

CNET - ‎20 hours ago‎
The set comes with Lego minifigures for five accomplished female NASA scientists, including computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, who developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo moon missions, and scientist and mathematician Katherine Johnson ...
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NASA sees compact Tropical Storm Frank weakening

Phys.Org - ‎18 hours ago‎
Infrared data taken July 26 at 2053 UTC (4:53 p.m. EDT) from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Frank was a compact storm. The center was surrounded by a small area of strong ...

NASA's next planet hunter will look closer to home

Phys.Org - ‎3 hours ago‎
As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is bringing this hunt closer to home.

NASA Develops Carbon-Nanotube Optics for Use in Telescopes Designed for Space Flight

Photonics.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jul 2016 GREENBELT, Md., July 26, 2016 - A lightweight telescope that uses a carbon-nanotube mirror is being designed to fit easily inside a CubeSat, a NASA nanosatellite measuring four inches on one side. The telescope, which may be the first to ...

NASA UFO Conspiracy Theory: Live Video Reveals Alien Secret? [Watch]

iTech Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
In this handout from National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry Virts and Commander Barry 'Butch' Wilmore work outside the International Space Station (ISS) on their third spacewalk March 1, 2015 in space.

NASA releases 'Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You' video

Phys.Org - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
NASA astronaut and molecular biologist Kate Rubins, Ph.D., will sequence DNA from a bacterium, virus and mouse in space for the first time, using a portable, nanopore sequencer, to confirm that the technology and technique work correctly in space ...
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Jupiter does NOT orbit the sun as demonstrated by this NASA image

Express.co.uk - ‎22 hours ago‎
While all the other planets in the Solar System orbit the Sun, NASA claims that Jupiter and the critical energy source actually almost orbit each other.
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NASA puts lenses through a different drill to stare at the Sun

The Register - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
NASA Goddard boffins and engineers have taken inspiration from the Fresnel lens to craft a “photon sieve” they hope will help them observe the processes that heat the sun's corona.
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Here's why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time

TechCrunch - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
On September 8, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to an asteroid and return a sample of it back to Earth - NASA's first mission of this type. In doing so, NASA hopes to learn more about the early formation of the solar system and ...
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