Home / Tag Archives: nasa

Tag Archives: nasa

NASA joins US scientists rebelling against Trump administration

United States scientists are continuing to defy gag orders from the newly inaugurated U.S. President, Donald Trump and his administration, with now seemingly someone from NASA speaking out online. Using the Twitter account @RogueNASA, one “government employee” is speaking out on climate change and government oversight. Ninety-seven percent of climate …

Read More »

Space X wants to get back on the horse by November

falcon9explosion-1024x578.jpg

Space X has announced its intention to begin Falcon 9 rocket launches again as soon as November this year. This news comes after a recent catastrophe that saw one of the rockets explode on the Cape Canaveral launch pad, taking with it a $200 million Facebook owned satellite, as well …

Read More »

NASA year long Mars habitation study concluded

nomanssky.jpg

A study that lasted a whole year to see how astronauts might deal with the difficulties of living in confined conditions with each other to simulate a round trip to Mars, has concluded in Hawaii. The study saw six scientists living together inside a specially built habitat for the full …

Read More »

Space X on track for first manned ISS run in 2017

Space X has hit a major new mile stone and for once it has nothing to do with it landing a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge. NASA has ordered the commercial space venture to fly some of its astronauts to the International Space Centre, marking the first time that Space …

Read More »

NASA pulls Kepler telescope back from the brink

One of the biggest difficulties with putting space craft outside of Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) is that it gets ever more difficult to maintain it. Repairs are too costly to attempt in person, so the best we can often hope for are software tweaks – but even they take a long time …

Read More »

NASA showed up at CES… with VR gear

NASA has been making a splash at this year’s CES, but not by showing off technological developments like crew capsules or rocket engines, but with virtual reality. The American space agency brought along a number of VR and AR headsets and is using them to give the public an experience …

Read More »

CISA surveillance bill bundled in with NASA’s budget

Following the years of failed-attempts by politicians and copyright lobby groups to have the world accept distasteful bills like PIPA and SOPA, it’s no surprise that the tactics to push them through have changed. Nowadays they’re hidden within legislation like trade bills in the case of the TTIP and TPP, …

Read More »

First British astronaut under the ESA banner heading to ISS

The first British astronaut to head into space under the banner of the European Space Agency, Tim Peake, is set to launch into Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) and join up with the International Space Station later today. He will be joined by American astronaut Tim Kopra, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko aboard …

Read More »

Quantum computer is already 100 million times faster than PCs

As much as a quantum computer may be the holy grail for anyone looking for extreme performance, we’re a long way off making them at the scale of current computer hardware and having them be the multi-functional, endlessly powerful machines we want. But early developments are still rather impressive. Take …

Read More »

NASA to launch 4K TV channel in November

NASA has announced that it will soon be launching a TV channel dedicated to showing off ultra high-definition footage. A company called Harmonic has stepped in to help the space agency with its new channel, which is set to officially launch on the 1st of November. Right now, NASA is …

Read More »

NASA funds research to make human waste more useful in space

Going to the toilet in space isn’t easy. Without gravity human bowels work slightly differently, and there’s the ever present problem of what comes out floating around the cabin or space station, as happened during the Apollo 10 mission. There’s also the problem of disposal, as we don’t want any …

Read More »

Fancy sending your name to Mars on the next lander?

With all the excitement of Space X’s recoverable launch attempts and the Philae lander telling us all about comets, we’re almost spoilt when it comes to exciting advances in space. However it doesn’t stop there, as in March next year, NASA is launching its InSight lander to Mars, where it …

Read More »

Soyuz TMA-17M successfully docks with ISS, delivers crew

Even though supply runs to the International Space Station have been rather problematic as of late, that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten how to make it into low-earth-orbit. The Soyuz TMA-17M has successfully launched and docked with the ISS, delivering its ultra-precious cargo of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Japanese astronaut Kimiya …

Read More »