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 Using Space Radar To Hear Human Heartbeats in Nepal

Using Space Radar To Hear Human Heartbeats in Nepal

On 24 April 2015 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal - a nation woefully unprepared to respond to such an event. Nearly 300 aftershocks of magnitude 4.0 or greater have rattled the country for the past month.


Four Spacecraft of ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission to the Didymos Binary Asteroid System Video in Story

ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission, being studied for a 2022 arrival at the Didymos double asteroid, involves not just one but four spacecraft.


Testing Spacecraft to Extremes Video in Story

When designing a mission for space, engineers work in terms of 'end-of-life' performance how will a material respond to the extreme environment of space across multiple years?


 SpinSat Investigation Tests New Technology and Returns Data

SpinSat Investigation Tests New Technology and Returns Data

Equipment and data from the SpinSat investigation returns to Earth today, May 21, 2015, with splashdown of SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft following its release from the International Space Station's robotic arm at 7:04 a.m. EDT.


 NASA CubeSat Initiative Aids Solar Sails in Space

NASA CubeSat Initiative Aids Solar Sails in Space

With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as part of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative.


 NASA Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration

NASA Technologist Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration

Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology to observe physical phenomena far from terra firma.


 DARPA: Brainstorm on a 100X Zoom Lens for Seeing Distant Space Objects More Clearly

DARPA: Brainstorm on a 100X Zoom Lens for Seeing Distant Space Objects More Clearly

Imaging of Earth from satellites in space has vastly improved in recent years. But the opposite challenge--using Earth-based systems to find, track and provide detailed characterization of satellites and other objects in high orbits--has frustrated engineers even as the need for space domain awareness has grown.


 European Space Agencies Inaugurate Altered-gravity Aircraft

European Space Agencies Inaugurate Altered-gravity Aircraft

ESA, France's space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week.


 Alabama Students Win Team America Rocketry Challenge

Alabama Students Win Team America Rocketry Challenge

The RCS Engineers Rocketry Team from Russellville, Ala., beat out 100 competitors to claim first place at the National Finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC).


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talkMARS: "The Future of Health and Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?" Video in Story

Dr. Daniel Kraft visited NASA Johnson Space Center to talk about his vision of the future of medical technologies.


 DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal

DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to a new search-and-rescue technology developed in partnership by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).


 High School Students Find Pulsar With Widest Orbit Ever Detected

High School Students Find Pulsar With Widest Orbit Ever Detected

A team of highly determined high school students discovered a never-before-seen pulsar by painstakingly analyzing data from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT).


 NASA 360 Talks - Building in Space

NASA 360 Talks - Building in Space Video in Story

It takes a lot of hard work and effort to get an entire spacecraft into orbit... But what if we didn't have to? What if we built the spacecraft IN space?


 Calling All Photographers: Sentinel-2A Photo Contest

Calling All Photographers: Sentinel-2A Photo Contest

For the launch of Sentinel-2A, ESA is inviting you to take part in a photo contest focusing on the theme of 'colour vision'. Enter for a chance to win a trip to ESA's operations centre for the satellite's launch event.


 Researchers Create Comb that Detects Terahertz Waves With Extreme Precision

Researchers Create Comb that Detects Terahertz Waves With Extreme Precision

Light can come in many frequencies, only a small fraction of which can be seen by humans. Between the invisible low-frequency radio waves used by cell phones and the high frequencies associated with infrared light lies a fairly wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum occupied by what are called terahertz, or sometimes submillimeter, waves.


 NASA Reaches Out to Universities for Smallsat Technology Collaborations

NASA Reaches Out to Universities for Smallsat Technology Collaborations

NASA is extending an opportunity to college and university teams to propose small spacecraft technology projects that they can conduct in collaboration with NASA researchers.


 ESA Astronaut Cristoforetti Sends Greetings to #SpaceApps Participants

ESA Astronaut Cristoforetti Sends Greetings to #SpaceApps Participants Video in Story

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sent this greeting to participants at SpaceApps Challenge including in Rome, taking place over the weekend of 11 and 12 April. This is part of the International Space Apps Challenge initiated by NASA, with events in cities all over the world.


 3D Printed Lunar Building Block

3D Printed Lunar Building Block

This building block of a future Moon base, 3D-printed from simulated lunar material, is now on show at the Hypervital exhibition, part of the International Design Biennale in Saint-Etienne, France.


 Hall Thruster Research: Propelling Deep Space Missions

Hall Thruster Research: Propelling Deep Space Missions

Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center are advancing the propulsion system that will propel the first ever mission to redirect an asteroid for astronauts to explore in the 2020s.


 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.



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