Posts Tagged: NASA

To Infinity and Beyond – Or At Least to Savings

Space: the final frontier. When you look into the night sky, up at the stars, you can’t help but dream of exploration. A trip to the moon. A map of the constellations. A ride on a solar flare. But in 2011, NASA changed the space game: they terminated the space shuttle program. But that didn’tRead… Read more »

Hubble Telescope Zeroes in On Exoplanets for Atmospheric Study

NASA scientists have identified the atmospheres of two planets outside the solar system through the Hubble Space Telescope. The scientists found layers of clouds covering the planets GJ 436b, 36 light-years from Earth, and GJ 1214b, 40 light-years away, NASA said Tuesday. GJ 436b, in the constellation Leo, is described as a “warm Neptune” forRead… Read more »

Space Station to Host Stem Cell Research Studies

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space have opened the International Space Station to stem cell research in a move aimed at addressing medical conditions both in space and on Earth. Scientists can study non-embryonic stem cell properties using the ISS U.S. National Laboratory’s microgravity environment, NASA said Friday. NASA intendsRead… Read more »

College Students, NASA Send CubeSats to Space

Students from four colleges worked with NASA to launch four research satellites into space Friday as the agency aims to give the academic world experience in researching and developing flight hardware. Each CubeSats deployed from their protective cases three hours after the liftoff of a a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, NASA said Friday.Read… Read more »

3 Open Source Myths Debunked

Open source has proven to be a secure, cost-effective and high quality software solution. So why are so many agencies reluctant to adopt an open source platform? It turns out that many of the obstacles to open source cited by technology personnel are based on myths. We spoke with Chris Mattmann, senior computer scientist atRead… Read more »

Sarah Noble: NASA Moon Study Seeks to Understand Earth’s Neighbors

A NASA probe designed to gather information about the moon’s atmosphere reached its planned orbit on Wednesday. Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will circle the moon once every two hours for 100 days to help scientists examine the lunar dust environment, NASA said Thursday. “A thorough understanding of the characteristics of our lunar neighborRead… Read more »

Army Research Lab Designs NASA Image Recovery Tech

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has built a device that aims to help NASA locate recording platforms meant to capture spacecraft decelerators’ image data, DoD Live reported Thursday. ARL’s Flight Imagery Recorder Locator contains a satellite communications moden, GPS receiver, dual-band antenna and batteries, according to the article. Rex Hall, an ARL project lead engineer,Read… Read more »

Charles Bolden: Next Commercial Space Contract Phase to Start Next Week

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told an audience at the agency’s Washingon headquarters Wednesday that the next phase of contracting for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station will start next week. Rockets and spacecraft made by either SpaceX or Orbital Sciences will support all current and planned U.S. experiments on the station under the CommercialRead… Read more »

NASA: 400 Ideas Submitted for Asteroid Capture, Study Efforts

NASA received more than 400 ideas in response to a June request for information that sought methods on how to identify, capture and re-locate asteroids near Earth for studies. Industry, universities, international organizations and individual citizens responded to the RFI that also asked for ideas on how to leverage partnerships, crowdsourcing and citizen science forRead… Read more »

NASA Uploads Climate Research Data to AWS Cloud

Amazon Web Services and NASA have embarked on a project to provide the public access to the space agency’s satellite information on climate and the Earth sciences. The collection of NASA research data will be made available for researchers and educational organizations through the AWS cloud platform, NASA said Tuesday. AWS and the space agencyRead… Read more »