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NASA has given the official go-ahead for the Europa Clipper deep-space mission to make a detailed survey of one of Jupiter's largest moons. Scheduled to launch in about 2025, the unmanned mission can now proceed to its final design phase ahead of the building and testing of the spacecraft and its instruments... Continue Reading NASA confirms Europa Clipper mission to study Jupiter's ic
NASA's Mars 2020 rover has received a key piece of equipment for the collection, containment, and eventual return to Earth of samples of the Red Planet. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. California, engineers have installed the bit carousel of the Sample Caching System that will be used to store and sort out the tools and containers for core samples as well as move them about i
Photographer and self-described ‘space nerd’ Cole Rise has detailed his creation of a replica of the Hasselblad camera used by NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts. The model is precise down to the finest details, including the camera’s serial number and labels. The creation process, as explained by Wired, was a lengthy one, involving the acquisition of a Hasselblad Apollo camera prototype, NASA archival
NASA has put a key component of its Orion deep-space probe through its paces, conducting a static firing of the spacecraft's service module's main engine at the space agency's White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces in New Mexico. The purpose of the 12-minute test of the qualification version of the propulsion system was to demonstrate its ability to return the manned capsule safely to E
NASA is huge, and with an annual budget of US$21.5 billion, over 17,000 employees and who knows how many geniuses, you'd think it could pretty much solve any sciencey spacey problem. But no. The space agency not only needs outside help, it encourages it. This week it announced 19 partnerships with US-based businesses to not only further its own goals, but those of businesses looking to emb
NASA has decided to put a major component of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket through a "Green Run" in the runup to the scheduled 2021 launch of the Artemis 1 lunar mission. The July 25 announcement by space agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine opens the way for the 212-ft-tall (65-m) core stage of the giant booster to be put through a series of major preflight tests that will include
NASA has celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Chandra X-ray Observatory's orbital life with a collection of new images that reflect the beauty and scientific importance of the veteran space telescope's work. The gallery includes a vista detailing the center of our galaxy, a beautiful supernova remnant, and a stellar nursery populated by massive, hot young stars... Continue Reading NASA m
NASA has shut down the first of the two Van Allen Probes in anticipation of their controlled burn up in the Earth's atmosphere in about 15 years. On July 19, 2019, at 1:27 pm EDT, mission control at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland sent the signal ordering Van Allen Probe B to close down its systems after running out of propellant... Continue Reading NASA sh
Chris Kraft, who conceived NASA's Mission Control, passed away on July 22, 2019 at the age of 95. The space agency's first flight director, he oversaw manned space missions from Mercury to the early Space Shuttle launches and developed many of the basic procedures and organizations still used today... Continue Reading Chris Kraft, the man who created NASA Mission Control, dies at age 95 C
the result is a collection of intimate, finely-detailed images of objects from the past yet with a purpose and meaning for the future. The post benedict redgrove launches NASA photography book with unseen spatial artifacts appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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