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2013-11-13 10:30:00

NASA has rescheduled its Asteroid Synthesis Workshop, a public forum to examine and synthesize 96 of the ideas submitted to a Request for Information (RFI) about the agency's asteroid initiative. The workshop will be held Nov. 20 - 22 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, and is a continuation of the workshop originally scheduled for Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, which was ended early because of the government shutdown. The workshop will feature discussions by experts from NASA, the...

Eye Structure Begins To Change After Thirteen Days In Space
2013-10-24 15:06:44

[ Watch the Video: How Does Space Travel Affect The Eye? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is widely known that space can have adverse effects on an astronaut’s body over time, and scientists reporting in the journal Gravitational and Space Research say it can even affect their eyes. Researchers from several institutions, led by Houston Methodist pathologist Patricia Chévez-Barrios, MD, sent mice into orbit aboard the STS-133 space shuttle Discovery mission...

After A Long Two-Week Shutdown, NASA Is Back In Business
2013-10-22 11:32:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has finally reopened its doors after being closed up for a few weeks due to the government shutdown. The US space agency said that while it was waiting for the conflicts in Washington to be resolved, a few of its on-going missions achieved significant milestones. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission entered lunar orbit on October 6th and is now preparing to begin studying the moon's atmosphere. The...

NASA Reconsidering Chinese Scientists' Applications
2013-10-11 18:27:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA said on Thursday that it would be reconsidering the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a conference when the US government opens back up, according to a report by AFP. NASA is holding a conference at one of its facilities in northern California on November 4 through 8. Six Chinese scientists were denied access to the conference due to what organizers said was an order to temporarily prohibit visits by...

2013-09-26 18:04:49

NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and Nike Inc. will host the fifth forum of the LAUNCH initiative at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.  Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28. This year’s forum, LAUNCH: Systems Challenge, seeks to identify and accelerate solutions in futuristic materials that will help enable exploration beyond our atmosphere and reduce humanity’s harmful footprint on our planet. Ten finalists...

2013-09-26 12:34:27

NASA has selected Wolf Creek Federal Services Inc. of Anchorage, Alaska, to provide facilities operations, repair and maintenance services at the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The award is a five-year and four month firm-fixed price contract with an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity portion to allow task orders for additional work. The base value is $40.9 million. The potential maximum value with task orders is $70.9 million. The contract's phase-in period begins...

2013-09-26 12:33:20

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America's space program must master to enable future missions. The one-year grants from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth about $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Selected proposals address technology challenges that may improve astrophysics scientific instruments, oxygen recovery for space life...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'