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NASA/ESA Space Study to Pay $19,000 for Laying on your Ass

NASA/ESA Space Study to Pay $19,000 for Laying on your Ass
NASA and the European Space Agency have teamed up on a study that aims to see if artificial gravity can help keep astronauts remain healthy on extended space missions, where bone and muscle loss can occur. To test this out, NASA wants 12 people to lay in bed and do…

The Best of NASA JPL’s Pumpkin Carving Contest 2018

The Best of NASA JPL’s Pumpkin Carving Contest 2018
The engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs have a pumpkin carving contest each year, and the pumpkins the creative ideas these rocket scientists come up with run the gamut from pop culture to space themed. My favorite design this year is the E.T. pumpkin: But I also like the or…
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How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Can Survive Inside the Corona of the Sun

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Can Survive Inside the Corona of the Sun
The sun is a crazy hot place. Just step outside in any of the summer months in Texas and you know this is true. The other day we talked a bit about the NASA Parker Solar Probe and how it would eventually become the fastest man-made object ever. At the…

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Could Hit Speeds up to 430,000 mph

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Could Hit Speeds up to 430,000 mph
NASA has been talking about how hard it is to get a probe or satellite to the Sun. Apparently, it would take 55 times more energy to get to the Sun than to Mars according to scientists. It’s so hard because the Sun has massive gravity and the Earth is…

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle
NASA has shown off a concept for a slick, futuristic Mars Rover. It has a shiny black body and huge wheels. In fact, it looks a lot like the Batmobile. Also like a toy truck that you might have seen in the 1980s. Are they planning on sending the Dark…

Pluto Might Be a Planet Again

Pluto Might Be a Planet Again
Some NASA scientists are proposing a new definition of what a planet is to replace the definition adopted in 2006. That change resulted in Pluto being demoted to a dwarf planet. The definition was put forward by Caltech Astronomer Mike Brown. According to the head researcher for the group proposing…

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube
NASA Langley is showing off a new concept dwelling that astronauts might one day live in on the surface of the Red Planet. The concept is called the Mars Ice Home, and as the name suggests, it’s cool. The structure is simple enough and can be moved with basic robotics.…

NASA Makes the Best Pumpkins

NASA Makes the Best Pumpkins
We’ve seen our share of amazing jack-o’-lanterns over the years, but you know who makes the best pumpkins? NASA. Makes sense. If you can put a man on the moon and explore outer space, cool pumpkins should be no big deal. The space agency holds a workplace pumpkin-carving contest every…

Awesome 4K NASA Video Takes Aboard the ISS

Awesome 4K NASA Video Takes Aboard the ISS
When I was a kid all I wanted was to be an astronaut. Like 99.9% of all kids with that dream, it never came true for me. About as close as we normal folks can get to being an astronaut on the International Space Station is watching this awesome new…

NASA RASSOR 2.0 Rover Struts Its Stuff

NASA RASSOR 2.0 Rover Struts Its Stuff
NASA calls its RASSOR 2.0 rover “a blue collar robot.” That’s because it gets down and dirty and is tough as nails. It digs, it climbs, it flips over. It’s a real workhorse. It is an awesome design and it is fun to watch it in action. RASSOR stands for…

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet
If you visit the Kennedy Space Center you now have the chance to check out the surface of Mars, courtesy of Microsoft HoloLens tech. The augmented reality experience uses real images of Mars captured by the Curiosity rover, along with a guided tour by astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Curiosity driver…

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale
Of course NASA used a creepy robot to test space suits meant for real-life astronauts. Because they can. That’s always the reason for creepy robots. The Power-Driven Articulated Dummy as it was apparently called, was designed specifically for NASA by the IIT Research Institute, and used to test space suits…

Mars Simulation Ends After Participants Spend a Year in a Dome

Mars Simulation Ends After Participants Spend a Year in a Dome
A simulated Mars mission that was paid for by NASA has come to a conclusion. The HI-SEAS mission saw a crew of six people living in a dome on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa mountain for the last year. The six participants were kept in near-isolation for the duration of the simulated…

Watch the Construction of a NASA Rocket Fuel Tank in 60 Seconds

Watch the Construction of a NASA Rocket Fuel Tank in 60 Seconds
If you are a fan of Amercia’s space program, get ready to watch an amazing video. Here is some cool time-lapse footage released by NASA that shows the construction of a rocket fuel tank for the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. It took a long time for…

NASA HiDyRS-X Camera Reveals New Detail in Rocket Plumes

NASA HiDyRS-X Camera Reveals New Detail in Rocket Plumes
If you have ever seen photos of NASA rocket boosters in flight or in testing, you know that all you really see is a bright orange flare. It’s impossible to make out much in the way of detail. NASA has a new camera system that is in testing meant to…

This LEGO Space Shuttle Is out of This World

This LEGO Space Shuttle Is out of This World
NASA’s Space Shuttle program is sadly, no more. But that doesn’t mean we can’t honor it in LEGO. The program helped to further space exploration, and many of us have fond memories of watching shuttle launches and landings at school. Those were the days. This LEGO Space Shuttle captures all…
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