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New "Brain" for Space Shuttle Engine is No Technological Flashback to the '80s

Provided by Megan Davidson, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from the 1980s? Surfing the Internet with dial-up speed? Working out to your...

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nasa cubesat challenge
2014-11-24 16:28:24

Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency's first in-space competition that offers the agency's largest-ever prize purse.

issac_robot_1_0
2014-11-05 03:00:05

It looks like something out of a "Transformers" movie – a huge robotic arm that moves and spins to pick up massive heads filled with spools of carbon fibers, then moves in preprogrammed patterns to deposit those fibers onto a 40-foot long bed.

ISS-RapidScat
2014-10-08 02:00:53

NASA's newest Earth observing mission, the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is collecting its first science data on ocean wind speeds and direction following its successful installation and activation on the exterior of the station's Columbus module.

2014-09-25 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded an agency-wide multiple award contract to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch
2014-09-21 05:37:02

After weather forced Saturday’s originally scheduled liftoff to be temporarily postponed, the SpaceX Dragon resupply craft successfully launched on-time early Sunday morning and is now en route to the International Space Station, NASA officials have confirmed.

2014-09-20 23:02:50

The first "machine shop in space" is launching on September 20. Mountain View, Calif.

2014-09-08 12:21:17

WASHINGTON, Sept.

International Observe The Moon Night
2014-09-05 06:58:09

Media and the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. CDT/6:30-9:30 EDT at NASA’s Education Training Facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

made in space 3d printer
2014-09-03 05:22:01

International Space Station crew members currently forced to wait for resupply vehicles to arrive with essential items could soon benefit from the arrival of a new 3D printer later this year, NASA officials announced on Tuesday.


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.