Articles Tagged: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Set To Launch Swarm of Laser-Guided Cube Satellites

NASA is planning to launch a group of miniature spacecraft that are set to have a significant impact on ground-space communication and technology. This project is known as the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) and includes three satellites to be sent into orbit in the next few months.

NASA’s Europa Mission May Land on Ocean-Harboring Moon

NASA’s upcoming mission to Europa may actually touch down on the potentially life-harboring Jupiter moon. While the main thrust of the Europa mission, which NASA aims to launch by the mid-2020s, involves characterizing the icy satellite from afar during dozens of flybys, the space agency is considering sending a small probe down to the surface as well.

A Firsthand Look at NASA’s Mission to Mars and the Future of Space Flight

My first day at NASA Kennedy Space Center was entirely surreal. Within a few hours of arrival, I walked through the doors of the largest single-story building in the world and former home of the fleet of spacecraft that pushed the boundaries of human exploration. Read more at:

Science Head Of NASA: Congress, Stop Paying Russia To Send Americans To Space

n an open letter to Congress today, ex-astronaut and current NASA head honcho Charles F. Bolden Jr shared some choice words: Quit wasting money and start sending US astronauts to space aboard US spacecraft. The letter, published at Wired, doesn’t waste a moment getting to the point. “Congress, Don’t Make Us Hitch Rides with Russia. Love, NASA” is the title.

NASA Mulling Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus

A decade from now, NASA probes could be on their way to explore two potentially life-supporting alien worlds. The agency already plans to launch a spacecraft toward the Jupiter moon Europa in the early to mid-2020s, and it’s mulling a mission to the Saturn satellite Enceladus that would lift off by the end of 2021. Many astrobiologists regard Europa and Enceladus, which are both thought to harbor oceans of liquid water beneath their icy shells, as the solar system’s two best bets to host alien life.

Why NASA’s space lettuce is a game changer

While a lot has been said about how NASA used the VEGGIE experiment on the International Space Station (ISS), the why of it has been discussed to a lesser extent. The fact is, this little experiment could be a game changer for space exploration. The most obvious way to highlight the importance of this is by asking a question: “What takes up less weight and volume on a spacecraft, prepared meals for crew members, or a packet of seeds?”

Nasa says the world is not going to end in September

Good news for those with plans for October and beyond: the Earth will still be in existence. Nasa has confirmed – after rumours swept the internet about an imminent asteroid strike expected between 15 and 28 September – that the two-week period in question will be entirely free of Earth-destroying space attacks.

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