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 NASA-funded Mission Studies the Sun in Soft X-rays

NASA-funded Mission Studies the Sun in Soft X-rays

At any given moment, our sun emits a range of light waves far more expansive than what our eyes alone can see: from visible light to extreme ultraviolet to soft and hard X-rays.


Snagging Derelict Spacecraft With A Net Video in Story

One of humanity's oldest technologies, the humble fishing net, may yet find a new role in space: bringing down dead satellites.


 Half a Century of Space Walks

Half a Century of Space Walks

On 18 March 1965 Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to perform a spacewalk, when he ventured from his Voskhod spacecraft.


Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology Video in Story

It's tricky to get a spacecraft to land exactly where you want. That's why the area where the Mars rover Curiosity team had targeted to land was an ellipse that may seem large, measuring 12 miles by 4 miles (20 by 7 kilometers).


 NASA Challenge Invites Students to Help Design Mars Systems

NASA Challenge Invites Students to Help Design Mars Systems

College students have the opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation for NASA's journey to Mars by designing systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through the agency's Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge.


 NASA's Super Pressure Balloon is Hoping to Break Records

NASA's Super Pressure Balloon is Hoping to Break Records

Residents in the Southern Hemisphere's mid-latitudes, such as Argentina and South Africa, may catch a glimpse of a large NASA heavy-lift scientific balloon as it travels around the globe on a potentially record-breaking flight.


 ESA Selects Sixth 'Spin Your Thesis!' Teams

ESA Selects Sixth 'Spin Your Thesis!' Teams

Four teams of university students have been selected to develop and conduct their hypergravity experiments during ESA's sixth 'Spin Your Thesis!' campaign, to be held 7-18 September 2015.


 Probes Launched Into The Northern Lights

Probes Launched Into The Northern Lights

In the cold, nighttime skies over Alaska, a NASA Oriole IV suborbital sounding rocket blasted off from the Poker Flat Research Range today at 3:41 a.m. (MST)


Planetary Society Announces LightSail Spacecraft Test Flight Video in Story

The Planetary Society today announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight.


 ESA Illuminates The Future of Optical Communications

ESA Illuminates The Future of Optical Communications

The future of space communications was illuminated by this test, as a laser beam was shone from ESA's Optical Ground Station in Tenerife to the International Space Station in orbit.


 Photonic Booms May Help Illuminate Astronomical Secrets

Photonic Booms May Help Illuminate Astronomical Secrets

If you sweep a laser pointer across the Moon fast enough, you can create spots that actually move faster than light. Anyone can do it.


 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Camera Receives Funding Approval

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Camera Receives Funding Approval

Plans for the construction of the world's largest digital camera at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reached a major milestone.


 ESA Is Interested in Cubesats

ESA Is Interested in Cubesats

In parallel with the Proba minisatellite missions, ESA is now also utilising much smaller 'CubeSat' nanosatellites. These are employed for the In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) of miniaturised technologies and for small payload-driven missions.


Crowdsourcing Exceeds One Million Classifications of Possible Planetary Habitats Video in Story

A NASA-sponsored website designed to crowdsource analysis of data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has reached an impressive milestone.


 Force-Feedback Experiment on the Space Station

Force-Feedback Experiment on the Space Station

In a milestone for space robotics, the International Space Station has hosted the first full run of ESA's experiment with a force-reflecting joystick.


 Open Source Mission Control for the Chrome Browser

Open Source Mission Control for the Chrome Browser Video in Story

Jay Trimble, a member of the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center, discusses Open Source Mission Control for the Chrome Browser as part of the Google Talks series.


 Some Capsules Float Nose Down

Some Capsules Float Nose Down

The Skylab 4 Command Module bobs in an apex-down configuration (stable two).


 Skylab Shoe Fashion - With Duct Tape

Skylab Shoe Fashion - With Duct Tape

View of triangle-shaped cleat taped on the bottom of a shoe of a Skylab 4 crew member.


 Lecture: Interstellar Voyaging - An Evolutionary Transition

Lecture: Interstellar Voyaging - An Evolutionary Transition Video in Story

Dr. Cameron Smith of Portland State University delivers the third lecture of the 2014/15 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Smith's lecture explores the biological and cultural challenges associated with multigenerational interstellar space travel.


 SPINSAT Experiment on ISS

SPINSAT Experiment on ISS

US Astronaut Terry Virts works with the SPINSAT an expimental device aboard the International Space Station that tests movement and positioning of small satellites in space using new technology micro-thrusters.



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