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fatty acids
2015-03-23 14:31:23

The first “wet chemistry” experiment conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover may have found evidence of long-chain carboxylic acid, a fatty acid that could be the latest organic molecule to be discovered on Mars, researchers from the US space agency have revealed.

2015-03-23 12:23:31

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Orion's heat shield
2015-03-23 09:23:46

Last week, redOrbit was afforded the (insane) opportunity to tour NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. So, understanding you don't get many opportunities like this, we brought along our videographer who captured the entire thing. We'll be rolling out the footage over the next few weeks.

Mars One
2015-03-23 08:59:34

Last week, the Mars One “mission” stirred up a bit of a public relations battle. First, Dr. Joseph Roche, an astrophysics professor at Trinity College in Dublin and one of the Mars One 100 "finalists", revealed through an interview with the website Matter that the whole thing just might be a scam. Then, another finalist – Ryan MacDonald, a physics student at Oxford University – posted an online video hitting back at Roche’s claim.

2015-03-23 08:20:57

BELIZE CITY, Belize, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The directors and management of N1 Technologies Inc. (OTC PINK: NTCHF) have filed a Patent for the Velocitron Engine.

NewHorizons_Jup-browse
2015-03-22 15:27:39

Pluto is finally getting some recognition as New Horizons plans to reach it this summer. But what's next for the spacecraft?

ThinkstockPhotos-81846909
2015-03-22 10:48:13

The ISS has such an odd shape and let's face it...it could look a lot cooler. What's the reasoning behind its shape?

jsc2015e044668
2015-03-21 11:42:55

A spacesuit is an astronaut’s best friend, keeping the person wearing it from succumbing to the harsh conditions that exist beyond the Earth’s orbit, and to ensure that they work properly.

pia18899-16
2015-03-21 09:45:25

Say what?! Rosetta's comet appears to be made up entirely of...pebbles.

rosetta nitrogen
2015-03-20 17:31:28

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission was designed to do just that and visiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has led to the first-ever discovery of nitrogen emanating from a comet, according to a new report in the journal Science.


Latest Spaceflight Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.