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Tag: Nasa

NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video

NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video
In the predawn hours of August 28, a NASA video network consisting of five cameras located in the southeast United States recorded a massive fireball. The fireball was a meteor that entered the atmosphere of Earth…

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover
Two North California sisters, inspired by a documentary, decided to make a Mars Rover by themselves with help from their dad Robert Beatty. Now, 13-year-old Camille Beatty’s and 11-year-old Genevieve’s remote-controlled replica of the Mars Spirit…
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NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR

NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR
Gamers and game developers alike are excited about the potential of the Oculus Rift headset and the Virtuix Omni walking surface. But these virtual reality devices have applications beyond gaming. The Human Interfaces Group of NASA’s…

Students to Pilot Robotic Spheres on the International Space Station

Students to Pilot Robotic Spheres on the International Space Station
Robotic sports were bound to involve balls in space at some point. Students from the U.S. and Europe can now sign up for what is described as “the ultimate robot game” in which they will navigate…

Mars Curiosity Rover Wood Model: Curious Why I Don’t Have This on My Desk Yet

Mars Curiosity Rover Wood Model: Curious Why I Don’t Have This on My Desk Yet
While most of us will never get to visit the red and dusty surface of Mars, we have been afforded the ability to get a first-hand view of the planet, courtesy of NASA’s Curiosity Rover. And…

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)
Let’s be honest, everything is more difficult in space than here on Earth. It’s hard enough just to get into space and bring all of the things humans need to survive. It’s an amazing technological feat…

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month
The problem with exploring our solar system today is that we lack the technology to make voyages between planets quick enough. It’s nearly impossible to visit other planets because of slow propulsion systems that expose astronauts…

NASA: Voyager 1 Is Still in Our Solar System, V’Ger Not Yet Discovered by The Enterprise

NASA: Voyager 1 Is Still in Our Solar System, V’Ger Not Yet Discovered by The Enterprise
A couple of days ago, an story started making the rounds that suggested the NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 had left our solar system and headed into interstellar space. Leaving our solar system would make Voyager 1…

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours
On Earth, being able to view a solar eclipse is a very rare occurrence. In space, it’s not so rare to witness this event. Recently, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a glimpse of two incredible eclipses…

Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean

Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean
Researchers have been poring over data captured by the NASA Messenger probe as it conducted its study of Mercury. Amongst the data the probe discovered about the incredibly hot and small planet, were some tidbits about…

3-Screen Mission Control Gaming Desks for Sale

3-Screen Mission Control Gaming Desks for Sale
If you want to game like the guys at NASA do in between important missions (yeah, right) – check out these awesome 3-Screen Mission Control Gaming Desks for sale up on Craigslist.…

Kid’s Spaceship Bed: To Sleep and Beyond!

Kid’s Spaceship Bed: To Sleep and Beyond!
There are cool dads and there are awesome dads. Redditor JeremiahGordon is the awesome type. You see, he built this cool spaceship his son Finn’s fifth birthday – and it is completely amazing.…

Gingerbread Mars Rover: Candy Curiosity

Gingerbread Mars Rover: Candy Curiosity
I think we just made a huge discovery. Mars is made out of candy. It’s also apparently in a parallel universe where it is flat and in someone’s house, next to their stairs.…

Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Broke the Atmospheric Entry Speed Record

Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Broke the Atmospheric Entry Speed Record
You might remember back in May of this year I mentioned a meteorite that had entered the atmosphere over Northern California and caused a fireball during the day. Researchers were quick to bring in a giant…

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!
If you are a space geek, you might remember last summer when we mentioned that NASA was testing out a prototype spacesuit that looked a lot like Buzz Lightyear’s outfit. The spacesuit has a large dome,…

NASA Successfully Crashes Twin GRAIL Spacecraft into the Moon

NASA Successfully Crashes Twin GRAIL Spacecraft into the Moon
A couple days ago, I mentioned that NASA was planning to crash its Twin GRAIL spacecraft into the surface of the moon. What we didn’t know at the time that NASA was going to dub the…
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