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NASA Says Triangular “UFO” Was Just Light Reflected from Venus

NASA Says Triangular “UFO” Was Just Light Reflected from Venus
There has been a lot of hub-bub going on in the UFO nut realm in recent weeks. Apparently, in a NASA video from the STEREO-B spacecraft, something that looked like a triangular UFO appeared and looked as if it was moving towards the Earth.

SpaceX Dragon Gets Ready for Run to ISS in February

SpaceX Dragon Gets Ready for Run to ISS in February
Next month is an important month for the NASA space program. It will mark the first visit of a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station in history. With the Shuttle fleet retired, most of the supplies and visits to the ISS have been performed using Russian spacecraft.
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NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell

NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell
Back in December, we talked about the checklist that was put up for auction by Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell. The checklist was the item that Lovell used to make calculations needed to get his spacecraft home after an explosion ended the trip to the moon.

Lovejoy Comet Lives Through Brush with Sun’s Corona

Lovejoy Comet Lives Through Brush with Sun’s Corona
Comets are cool, both literally and figuratively. They are generally made of frozen gases and other stuff. I can remember years and years ago when a particularly bright one was in the sky, and looking at it each morning on the way to work.

NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!

NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!
Those cats over at NASA come up with some wild ideas from time to time and one of their latest ideas may well be the strangest I have seen in a while. NASA has devised a plan to harpoon a comet as it streaks by.

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist
If you are the sort of geek that likes space travel, you have to be enamored by the manned missions to the moon in the 60’s and 70’s. Of all the missions slated to put astronauts on the moon, the one that famously didn’t make it was Apollo 13.

NASA Makes Little Old Lady Pee Her Pants Over Sliver of Moon Rock. Really?

NASA Makes Little Old Lady Pee Her Pants Over Sliver of Moon Rock. Really?
Apparently, a 73-year-old woman named Joann Davis has had a tiny sliver of rock from the moon smaller than a grain of rice since 1987 when her husband died. Davis claims the tiny piece of moon rock was given to her husband by Neil Armstrong in the 70’s when her spouse was an engineer at North American Rockwell.

NASA Offers Space Ringtones for Free

NASA Offers Space Ringtones for Free
If you are a space geek that uses an iPhone or an Android device, and are into space and space exploration, NASA has rounded up a bunch of sounds for you. The sounds are offered in one place so they are easy to find and they come in M4R formats for use on the iPhone and as MP3 tones for Android users and all other comers.

NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk

NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk
We all think we can win the lottery even though the odds against us are in the millions to one range. NASA has a massive satellite the size of a bus set to come blazing back into the atmosphere this week.

NASA Grabs Amazing Moon Landing Site Pics

NASA Grabs Amazing Moon Landing Site Pics
I bet that we have all heard the conspiracy theorists that claim we never actually went to the moon. These folks think that the entire Apollo program was filmed on a movie set. Perhaps to help put these theories to rest once and for all, NASA has changed the orbit recently of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO to take some of the highest resolution images of the landing sites for the Apollo missions ever.

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space
Well, it took a few months, but now it looks like NASA’s Robonaut 2 is finally tweeting from space. We knew that it had arrived on the ISS a few months ago, and now it looks like he’ll keep his Earth-based followers updated on what’s happening aboard the ISS – via twitter.

NASA Probe Finds New Evidence of Water on Mars, Johnny Cab Nowhere to be Found

NASA Probe Finds New Evidence of Water on Mars, Johnny Cab Nowhere to be Found
Mars is the planet that will likely be the first planet outside of Earth that humans will set foot on. One of the things that NASA is looking for on the planet are signs of water that could be used for astronauts to drink and other things.

Three Lego Minifigs on a Mission to Jupiter

Three Lego Minifigs on a Mission to Jupiter
Okay, so they’re not really going to another planet for a mission. But in the pretend world that most young boys and girls make up while they’re playing with their minifigs, these three special LEGO dudes might as well be.

Four-foot Chunk of Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Dried Texas Lake

Four-foot Chunk of Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Dried Texas Lake
Back in 2003, tragedy stuck in the skies over some small sleepy towns in East Texas when the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded and disintegrated in the skies over the area. This is something that I will never forget since I live in the area where much of the debris was found.

Space Shuttle Expedition LEGO Set: A Fond Farewell to Atlantis

Space Shuttle Expedition LEGO Set: A Fond Farewell to Atlantis
With the Space Shuttle Atlantis having landed safely from its final mission, you can continue the Space Shuttle era at home thanks to the LEGO Space Shuttle Expedition Set. The large set of LEGO bricks has 1,230 pieces and stands 17.5

Modified Atlas V Rocket Could Someday Shoot Astronauts into Space

Modified Atlas V Rocket Could Someday Shoot Astronauts into Space
If you follow space related news, you know that the shuttle fleet has been officially retired and for most of the coming years American astronauts will hitch a ride on Russian spacecraft to get to the International Space Station.
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