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Category: Space

Wheatley Actually Makes it to Spaaaaaaace!

Wheatley Actually Makes it to Spaaaaaaace!
If you’ve ever played the video game Portal 2, you surely remember the floating robotic orb or personality core known as Wheatley. If you’re a fan of Wheatley, you will certainly appreciate this. An unnamed tech…
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ISERV Camera Headed to the International Space Station

ISERV Camera Headed to the International Space Station
The International Space Station is set to get a new camera that is specifically designed to image the Earth. The camera is called ISERV and it was launched on board the Japanese Aerospace exploration Agencies HTV-3…
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Astronomers Discover Giant Asteroid Only Four Days before Earth Flyby

Astronomers Discover Giant Asteroid Only Four Days before Earth Flyby
Distances in space can be a little bit confusing because what science considers close is in reality usually very, very far away. Take for instance the giant asteroid that was discovered on June 10 by Siding…
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NASA Launching NuSTAR X-Ray Telescope Today to Search for Black Holes

NASA Launching NuSTAR X-Ray Telescope Today to Search for Black Holes
NASA is set to launch a new X-ray telescope into orbit today. The telescope will be on a two-year mission to see objects that lurk at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy and galaxies beyond.…
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ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit

ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit
I’ve been telling my kids for a week now that last night we were going watch Venus creep across the face of the Sun. Naturally, when the time came, it was cloudy and we couldn’t see…
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Space Shuttle Enterprise Gets Wing Damage on its First Boat Trip

Space Shuttle Enterprise Gets Wing Damage on its First Boat Trip
It’s no secret that the Space Shuttle fleet has been retired and is no longer carrying astronauts and cargo into space. The Shuttles will spend the remainder of their days on display for fans of spaceflight…
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Last Chance to See the Transit of Venus for over 100 Years

Last Chance to See the Transit of Venus for over 100 Years
If you’re the sort geek who likes to look at the stars and other celestial events, you want to have an eye turned to the sky around sunset next Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to view the…
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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Has New Car Smell

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Has New Car Smell
I’ve mentioned a couple times that SpaceX was set to become the first company to send a private spacecraft to dock with the ISS. Despite several delays, all went well for SpaceX with its launch, and…
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SpaceX Rocket Finally Takes off (with Scotty’s Ashes Onboard)

SpaceX Rocket Finally Takes off (with Scotty’s Ashes Onboard)
After another delay, SpaceX finally got off the ground today with its Falcon 9 rocket lifting off early this morning and making it into orbit safely. The main mission for SpaceX is to demonstrate its Dragon…
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SpaceX Prepared to Make History on May 19

SpaceX Prepared to Make History on May 19
After multiple delays, SpaceX is set to hit a major milestone this Saturday, May 19. Saturday is the day set for the launch of the first privately funded cargo mission to the International Space Station. With…
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DARPA SeeMe Lets Soldiers Launch Their Own Personal Satellites

DARPA SeeMe Lets Soldiers Launch Their Own Personal Satellites
Launching a satellite can cost millions of dollars – not counting the millions of dollars your average satellite costs to build. The military and various governmental organizations have satellites in orbit that are able to peer…
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Sky-Watching Geeks are in for a Treat This Weekend with a Supermoon

Sky-Watching Geeks are in for a Treat This Weekend with a Supermoon
We don’t talk about too much space stuff around here, but something is going to happen this week that is rare and is definitely worth a mention. The moon will be much closer to Earth than…
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Company Wants to Mine Asteroids: Hopefully the Reapers Won’t Detect Us

Company Wants to Mine Asteroids: Hopefully the Reapers Won’t Detect Us
A company called Planetary Resources has made itself known, stating that they want to mine asteroids for natural resources. This of course raises a few questions: how exactly will they accomplish this task? What are the…
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Did NASA Photograph a UFO near the Sun?

Did NASA Photograph a UFO near the Sun?
Earlier this year a photograph was circulated online that was taken by NASA that some thought showed a UFO. The photograph was later disproven and artifacts caused by reflected light from Venus. A similar photograph has…
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NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring

NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring
NASA has announced a plan to find earthquakes and respond more quickly to them using GPS satellites in orbit. Generally, earthquake detection is done by seismological hardware on the ground, but according NASA – that data…
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SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2
NASA and General Motors teamed up a while back to create a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 or R2. R2 is now on the International Space Station where it will be used to conduct repairs and…
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