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NASA eyes the future.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA eyes the future.

NASA has selected 399 rather scifi-sounding research and technology proposals that will help enable NASA’s future missions into deep space. Selected proposals aim to support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations, and space technology. This includes: High temperature superconducting coils for a future fusion reaction space engine. […]

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By Jupiter! Juno space probe arrives at the big’un.

July 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
By Jupiter! Juno space probe arrives at the big’un.

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add […]

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Major Tim: no longer floating ’round his tin can.

June 18, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Major Tim: no longer floating ’round his tin can.

British astronaut Tim Peake is no longer no longer floating ’round his tin can . . . Tim and two fellow crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several research studies in human health. Soyuz TMA-19M braked from the […]

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Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

May 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. “This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can […]

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Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16th 2016. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be attached to the station’s Tranquility module over a period of about four hours. Controllers in mission control at […]

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Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

December 9, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

Moore’s Law just got torn up and jumped on by the future of quantum computing, as Google in partnership with NASA and the quantum computing firm D-Wave, announced that they’ve been clocking up like-for-like speeds on their quantum box 100 million-times faster than their best traditional supercomputer. Or to put it in slightly more technical terms, Hartmut Neven, […]

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Secret Stargate-like program found by NASA hacker.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Secret Stargate-like program found by NASA hacker.

If you are in the UK, you may remember the saga of hacker Gary McKinnon – who hacked NASA big-time in 2002 and downloaded much of their data. He was the focus of a lot of political wrangling, as the USA wanted him extradited from Britain to the States to have the book thrown at him […]

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NASA’s Eagleworks still finding strange thrust in EM drive.

November 3, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
NASA’s Eagleworks still finding strange thrust in EM drive.

The odd saga of Roger Shawyer’s strange EM Drive space thruster continues, with more evidence from NASA that there might be something to this device. Basically, the EM drive uses a propellant-less microwave reflecting system to produce thrust. Something which should be – as far as Newtonian physics is concerned, blooming impossible. While the reactionless […]

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Mars colony soon(ish)? NASA thinks so.

October 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mars colony soon(ish)? NASA thinks so.

NASA wants a journey to Mars, and the agency has now released an outline of that plan in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration.” “NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our history,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Today, we are publishing additional details […]

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NASA’s Pluto success: the last planet falls.

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Pluto success: the last planet falls.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m Tuesday 14th 2015, to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. “I know today we’ve inspired a whole new generation of explorers with this great success, and we look forward to the discoveries yet to come,” […]

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