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 NASA Announces Eighth Class of Candidates for Launch of CubeSat Space Missions

NASA Announces Eighth Class of Candidates for Launch of CubeSat Space Missions

NASA has selected 34 small satellites from 19 states and the District of Columbia to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard missions planned to launch in 2018, 2019 and 2020.


 'Backyard Worlds' Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds

'Backyard Worlds' Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds

NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.


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NASA's "Space Poop" HeroX Challenge Breaks Crowdsourcing Competition Records

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, today announced three winners of the widely publicized Space Poop Challenge.


 Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Bursts

Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Bursts

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief spurts of radio emission, lasting just one-thousandth of a second, whose origins are mysterious.


Fly Your Satellite! Video in Story

A new opportunity or university teams to participate in ESA's Fly Your Satellite! programme is now available. The call for proposals is open until 5 March 2017 23:59 CEST. For more information please visit the FYS! website.


ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang Will Teach Online Course on Human Spaceflight Video in Story

Christer Fuglesang, a veteran of five spacewalks and a professor of particle physics, will present a five-week online course on human spaceflight beginning on 23 January.


 Monster Cameras on the International Space Station

Monster Cameras on the International Space Station

Thomas Pesquet: Lots of cameras in the Russian segment! They also have fantastic windows looking straight down. A laptop showing our navigation software is visible on the right.


 Exo-Brake 'Parachute' to Enable Safe Return for Small Spacecraft

Exo-Brake 'Parachute' to Enable Safe Return for Small Spacecraft

NASA's "Exo-Brake" will demonstrate a critical technology leading to the potential return of science payloads to Earth from the International Space Station through the deployment of small spacecraft in early 2017.


 Home Computers Discover Record-Breaking Binary Neutron Star

Home Computers Discover Record-Breaking Binary Neutron Star

Almost 25,000 light-years away, two dead stars, each more massive than our Sun, but only 20 kilometers in diameter, orbit one another in less than five hours.


 NavCube X-ray Communications Demonstration In Space

NavCube X-ray Communications Demonstration In Space

Two proven technologies have been combined to create a promising new technology that could meet future navigational challenges in deep space.


Photonics And Future Space Missions Video in Story

A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA's most pressing challenges in future spaceflight.


 Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Space

Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Space

Last week, President Obama wrote about the progress we as a Nation have made over the past 8 years to ensure our space program continues to inspire generations of students and serve as a leading source of innovation in our country.


 Thousands of Citizen Scientists Help Point NASA to New Mars Findings

Thousands of Citizen Scientists Help Point NASA to New Mars Findings

Input from about 10,000 volunteers viewing images from Martian south polar regions has identified targets for closer inspection, yielding new insights about seasonal slabs of frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) and erosional features called "spiders."


 NASA Offers Prize Money for 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas

NASA Offers Prize Money for 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas

NASA is offering $1.1 million in prize money in Phase 2 of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for new ways to build houses where future space explorers can live and work.


 Materials Experiments On The International Space Station

Materials Experiments On The International Space Station

When you need tools or parts for something you're working on around the house, you head to the nearest hardware store.


 Making Human Settlement of Space a Reality

Making Human Settlement of Space a Reality

President Obama has outlined a vision to CNN for the future of space exploration.


 All Open Source UPSat CubeSat Delivered to ISISpace as Part of ESA's QB50 Project

All Open Source UPSat CubeSat Delivered to ISISpace as Part of ESA's QB50 Project

The UPSat team of engineers is proud to announce the delivery of the first completely open source software and hardware satellite.


NASA Launches New Citizen Science Opportunity Video in Story

Want to be a citizen Earth scientist? All you need to contribute to NASA's studies of our home planet is a smartphone, access to the outdoors, and the new "GLOBE Observer" app.


 First DNA Sequencing Conducted in Space

First DNA Sequencing Conducted in Space

For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins this weekend aboard the International Space Station.


 The Interaction of Relativistic Spacecraft With The Interstellar Medium

The Interaction of Relativistic Spacecraft With The Interstellar Medium

The Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to launch a gram-scale spacecraft to a speed of v∼0.2c, capable of reaching the nearest star system, α Centauri, in about 20 years.



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