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"25.10.2016 14:24:20" Timeline Photos Europe's ExoMars lander slammed into the Mars surface at over 186 MPH with a full tank of fuel.
Newly released photos of the landing site by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) seem to confirm what ExoMars team members had suspected — that
"24.10.2016 15:23:04" NASA X's cover photo
"24.10.2016 15:21:11" Timeline Photos A robotic Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station yesterday to deliver 5,100 lbs. of supplies and science gear to the outpost's six-person crew. Another successful mission in the books.
"18.10.2016 01:03:09" NASA X's cover photo
"18.10.2016 00:51:55" Antares Launch We captured the Antares launch about 100 miles SW of Wallops Flight Facility. Producing over 700,000 pounds of thrust, we had about 90 seconds to capture the footage before the rocket headed SSE eventually on its way to the ISS.
"17.10.2016 17:22:56" NASA X's cover photo
"17.10.2016 17:21:33" Timeline Photos The long-awaited launch of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station has been delayed until tonight, due to a glitch with ground support equipment. Millions of people along the U.S. East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic
"07.10.2016 18:05:23" youtube.com Electroactive Material for Wound Healing The National Aeronautics and Space Administration solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and m... Do you have a nasty cut or injury that just won't heal fast enough? NASA may have the answer with electric gauze. NASA is working on the new technology and early results are showing promise for athletes on Earth. As for our future Mars astronauts, blood
"04.10.2016 14:52:36" Timeline Photos One of the final descent images from the Rosetta Spacecraft before impact. The OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, from an altitude of about 10 miles.
"30.09.2016 17:21:02" Timeline Photos Farewell Rosetta!
For the last two years, the Rosetta spacecraft has played around a comet. Today, it finally made contact and sent its last signal.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta probe ended its historic mission with a controlled descent to
"27.09.2016 13:44:21" NASA X's cover photo
"27.09.2016 13:43:08" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post Day late history:
9/26/73 - Flying at an average speed of 954 mph, pilots Jean Franchi and Gilbert Defer make the Concorde's first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time. The trip cuts the previous record in half. The French model of
"21.09.2016 14:56:03" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post September 17th, 1908:
The first man ever to die in a plane crash was twenty-six year-old Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge. It had only been five years since Orville and Wilbur Wright made their famous flight at Kitty Hawk. By 1908, the Wright brothers were
"09.09.2016 12:15:29" youtu.be Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx An Atlas V rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41.The mission is to send NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Res... The 19-story Atlas V rocket carrying the $800 million OSIRIS-REx mission lifted off yesterday at 7:05 p.m., thundering aloft just before sunset with 1.2 million pounds of thrust.
"08.09.2016 14:51:22" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post NASA is gearing up to launch the United States' first mission to sample an asteroid, with a spacecraft launch today. Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will take a small sample of an asteroid and
"07.09.2016 14:28:13" NASA X's cover photo
"07.09.2016 14:27:52" Timeline Photos This image was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. This photo offers a never-before-seen view of the gas giant's south pole region.
"30.08.2016 15:56:27" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post NASA's OTS, or Orbital Transporter System has come out of retirement to move Space X's rocket stages when they return to land. Once described as "the Ferrari of the OTS family", this chariot topped 5 MPH when last moving the shuttle Atlantis to its museum
"27.08.2016 23:20:33" Timeline Photos Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken from 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers)
"27.08.2016 19:24:15" Timeline Photos Juno - which was launched five years ago and has travelled 1.8 billion miles from Earth - soared 2,500 miles above Jupiter's swirling cloud tops at 130,000 mph. Waiting on photos from NASA.
"26.08.2016 19:45:00" Timeline Photos Stand by:
NASA's Juno spacecraft will get comfy with Jupiter this weekend, as the vehicle makes its closest approach early Saturday morning around 8:51AM ET. Juno, which is in orbit around Jupiter, will come within 2,500 miles of the planet's clouds — the
"26.08.2016 14:30:37" Timeline Photos SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is headed back to Earth from the International Space Station today with more than a ton of experiments and cargo bound for splashdown, including 12 mice. 12 male mice were sent to live on the station for 30 days, and upon
"24.08.2016 19:44:43" NASA X's cover photo
"24.08.2016 19:39:38" Timeline Photos Mark your calendar.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to start heading toward Jupiter for the first time since its July 4 arrival at the giant planet.
Jupiter's powerful gravity is pulling Juno in, and the spacecraft will begin zooming toward an Aug. 27
"22.08.2016 12:28:10" Photos from NASA X's post Week late history-
1960: U.S. Air Force pilot, Captain Joseph Kittinger (b.1928), leaps out of a balloon from 102,800 feet, and freefalls for over four minutes, reaching 614 mph. The jump was Kittenger's third from high altitude (the first two were from
"17.08.2016 17:20:34" Timeline Photos Pretty in Pink:
With a coat of pressure-sensitive fluorescent paint, the hot-pink hue of an aircraft in testing helps engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center in California design new planes that run on half the fuel and produce only one-eighth the noise
"15.08.2016 02:52:08" Photos from NASA X's post Day Late History:
8/13/1969: Three weeks after arriving back on their home planet, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins are finally released from biological quarantine. They are feted with a ticker tape parade (remember
"11.08.2016 15:35:20" NASA X's cover photo
"11.08.2016 15:29:47" ustream.tv NASA MSFC At NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where the nation's journey to space began more than a half-century ago, a dedicated group of engineers, scientists and business professionals lead the development and testing of tomorrow's This year's Perseid Meteor Shower is going to be quite a show.
The Perseid shower happens every year in August when "Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet" - according to NASA.
The best time to catch the shower is between
"10.08.2016 15:00:25" Timeline Photos On August 24, Expedition 48 commander Jeff Williams will break a U.S. space milestone: he will spend more than 520 days in space across three missions. This surpasses the mark left by Scott Kelly, a member of the one-year crew that just landed in March.
"08.08.2016 14:36:50" youtube.com NASA's new High Dynamic Camera Records Rocket Test This is footage of Orbital ATK's QM-2 solid rocket booster test taken by NASA's High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera. HiDyRS-X records high speed, h... Incredible footage taken by NASA's new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera.
"08.08.2016 14:32:50" NASA X's cover photo
"01.08.2016 11:43:00" Timeline Photos July 31st, 1964 -
The Ranger-7 lunar probe transmits the first close-up photographs of the moon- four minutes of live television as it crashed into the lunar surface.
Baby steps folks, baby steps.
"29.07.2016 20:09:52" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post NASA's Apollo 15 mission launched to the moon 45 years ago, on July 26, 1971. The spacecraft carried three astronauts and was the first of a series of "J" missions, which allowed for longer stays on the moon and greater surface mobility, using a lunar
"27.07.2016 14:03:59" NASA X's cover photo
"27.07.2016 13:28:59" Timeline Photos With the new Star Trek film in theaters, NASA X pays homage to the original cast in this classic NASA photo from 1976.
NASA's space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities and was greeted by NASA officials and cast members
"23.07.2016 17:20:37" Timeline Photos July 22nd,1933: Fifty thousand cheering people greet aviation pioneer Wiley Post as he arrives at Floyd Bennett Field in New York City at the completion of his second flight around the world. The distinction here is that he did the feat solo, using a
"22.07.2016 13:39:05" businessinsider.com NASA just released a time-lapse from space showing a year on Earth 365 days from space. Great clip. Take a peek.
"20.07.2016 12:39:25" Photos from NASA X's post July 19th,1963: Test pilot Joe Walker flies an X-15 rocket plane 4,104 mph or Mach 5.92 to 347,800 feet of altitude on the 90th flight of the program. Having gone more than 100 km up, it qualifies as a manned spaceflight.
"19.07.2016 15:11:13" Photos from NASA X's post On July 17th, 1938, after a solo transcontinental flight from Long Beach, CA to Floyd Bennett Field in New York in an airplane of his own design, aviation mechanic, pilot, handy-man and barnstormer Douglas Corrigan takes off again through cloud cover on a
"17.07.2016 12:55:26" Timeline Photos Yesterday, Apollo 11 launches to the moon with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins, and the prayers of tens of millions of us who remained earthbound.
"11.07.2016 16:11:33" space.com 'JEDI' Aboard NASA's Juno Probe To Jupiter | Video The Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument (JEDI) is three shoebox-sized detectors that measures high energy particles (no midi-chlorians involved). JEDI instrument team leader Barry Mauk explains what it will be used to study. Did you know Juno has a real JEDI aboard? Take a look.
"06.07.2016 19:27:07" Here's a short clip form the archives on Juno in 2011. Taken from our original NASA 360 series starring Johnny Alonso and Jennifer Pulley.
"05.07.2016 12:19:26" Timeline Photos The Juno mission's spacecraft made it into Jupiter's orbit just before 9 p.m. local time after a risky maneuver to slow it down by more than 1,200 mph so it could be captured by Jupiter's gravity.
Juno will now take a series of dives beneath Jupiter's
"30.06.2016 23:01:46" NASA X's cover photo
"30.06.2016 23:01:19" Timeline Photos NASA's Juno probe, which stretches as wide as a basketball court, will fire its engines just after 11 p.m. ET on Independence Day to enter orbit around Jupiter. The $1 billion ship has spent almost five years traveling to the giant planet, where it will
"29.06.2016 02:50:31" Timeline Photos The original USS Enterprise model from the classic Star Trek TV series was recently restored and today it goes on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Go check it out!
"27.06.2016 12:27:58" Timeline Photos Today, German aerospace engineer Wilhelm Emil "Willy" Messerschmitt was born. His single most important design was the Messerschmitt Bf 109, designed in 1934. The Bf 109 became the most important fighter in the Luftwaffe as Germany rearmed prior to World
"21.06.2016 16:30:21" Timeline Photos June 16th, 1977:
Death of German-American rocket engineer and NASA visionary Wernher von Braun (b.1912). Von Braun led the brain trust of captured Nazi engineers who brought V-2 technology to the United States. He also lead the conceptual design work for
"17.06.2016 15:44:59" NASA X's cover photo
"17.06.2016 15:28:29" youtube.com Accelerating to New Aviation Horizons NASA has a 10-year plan to accelerate aviation research that includes the design, build and flight of a series of piloted X-planes -- experimental aircraft -... Here's a short clip produced by NASA X presented at the AIAA Aviation 2016 Conference in Washington D.C.
NASA has a 10-year plan to accelerate aviation research that includes the design, build and flight of a series of piloted X-planes -- experimental
"16.06.2016 16:38:18" space.com See All of NASA's 'Mars Explorers Wanted' Posters (Slideshow) See All of NASA's 'Mars Explorers Wanted' Posters (Slideshow) NASA's Journey to Mars requires people for a successful mission. To recruit the people with the right stuff, NASA has released a series of Mars Explorers Wanted posters. From explorers and surveyors to farmers, teachers and more, NASA is looking for
"15.06.2016 18:12:21" Timeline Photos This Falcon 9 First Stage landing was unsuccessful. Once the rocket landed, it shook the drone ship pretty violently, causing the ship's onboard camera to freeze. The last shots of the vehicle before the camera cut out showed the Falcon 9 standing upright
"15.06.2016 14:40:57" Timeline Photos Waiting to see if landing of Falcon 9 First Stage was successful....
"15.06.2016 14:36:29" Timeline Photos Separation successful with Falcon 9. Stage 1 headed back to Earth.
"15.06.2016 13:33:07" space.com SpaceX Goes for 4 Rocket Landings in a Row Today: How to Watch It Live SpaceX will try to ace its fourth consecutive rocket landing at sea during a satellite launch Wednesday morning (June 15), and you can watch all the spaceflight action live. One hour from now, SpaceX will try to ace its fourth consecutive rocket landing at sea during a satellite launch. You can watch all the spaceflight action live here
"14.06.2016 17:55:14" space.com Private Cargo Ship Leaves Space Station to Ignite Record-Breaking Fire Experiment A private cargo vessel has left the International Space Station (ISS) and will soon host the biggest fire-in-space experiment ever conducted. A private cargo ship left the International Space Station today (June 14) and will soon host the biggest fire-in-space experiment ever conducted.
Around 2:30 EDT controllers on the ground will deliberately light a large fire inside Cygnus to test how
"14.06.2016 00:44:26" NASA X's cover photo
"10.06.2016 11:56:12" Photos from NASA X's post While filming @Ames Research Center we stopped by the VMS. This is an amazing facility. This Vertical Motion Simulator offers an unequaled range of motion, moving as much as 60 feet vertically and 40 feet horizontally. This is key to high-fidelity
"08.06.2016 18:43:32" Timeline Photos Lisa Fern at NASA Ames Research Center speaking about current testing performed on UAS-NAS detect and avoid technology.
"03.06.2016 15:23:34" space.com Brilliant Fireball Lights Up the Sky Over Arizona (Video) A small asteroid blazed a spectacular trail through Arizona's skies early Thursday morning (June 2), and the dramatic celestial event was caught on video.
"31.05.2016 14:34:39" NASA X's cover photo
"31.05.2016 14:30:46" youtube.com BEAM Expansion Time Lapse This short time-lapse video shows the complete Bigelow Aerospace BEAM expansion from start to finish to its full expanded, pressurized volume on Saturday, Ap... After difficulties with the first attempt to expand a new room on the International Space Station, NASA had little trouble with Bigelow Aerospace's inflatable module over the Memorial Day weekend.
On Saturday morning, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams allowed
"17.05.2016 17:23:42" SAGE III Short clip of SAGE III highlights. The instrument is ready to be placed in the hands of Space X and eventually aboard the Falcon 9 for launch this year.
"11.05.2016 14:08:06" space.com See SpaceX's Epic Ocean Rocket Landing From 3 Angles (Video) This is what it looks like when a rocket blazes down out of a pitch-black sky and makes a pinpoint landing on a ship at sea. Look, up in the night sky, its it a bird, its a plane, no its the Falcon 9! It successfully landed in the center of a robotic ship called "Of Course I Still Love You", stationed a few hundred miles off the Florida coast in the Atlantic Ocean.
"09.05.2016 13:27:13" NASA X's cover photo
"09.05.2016 13:25:17" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Data observed during today's #MercuryTransit from our Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the wide range of wavelengths – invisible to the human eye – that the telescope can view. SDO converts the wavelengths into an image humans can see, and the light
"05.05.2016 01:36:47" Timeline Photos While filming at Kennedy Space Center it's hard not to notice the mighty VAB, or Vehicle Assembly Building.
At 3,664,883 cubic meters (129,428,000 cubic feet) it is one of the largest buildings in the world by volume.
The VAB is the largest single-story
"03.05.2016 17:19:54" Timeline Photos Interviewing Crystal Fenn, Deputy Chief Engineer in front of SAGE III at Kennedy Space Center.
"02.05.2016 14:22:10" Photos from NASA X's post First day of filming at Kennedy Space Center with the SAGE III team. All systems are coming on line for instrument testing.
"28.04.2016 19:22:55" Timeline Photos Mars By 2018? SpaceX And NASA Announce A New Space Project.
Its name will be "Red Dragon." And if the latest partnership between SpaceX and NASA works out, the privately funded craft will land on Mars to collect scientific data — possibly within the next
"27.04.2016 16:24:37" Timeline Photos NASA's historic countdown clock, which the space agency retired and replaced two years ago, has been restarted for a new audience of launch spectators.
Relocated from NASA's Kennedy Space Center press site, where it stood for more than four decades, to
"19.04.2016 15:51:16" HIAD/Airborne Systems NASA's HIAD program is working closely with Airborne Systems in Lake Elsinore, California on revolutionary inflatable structures that will change the way we explore other worlds.
Shot inside the Airborne facility, Lake Elsinore, California.
"19.04.2016 13:41:45" Timeline Photos "A Beautiful Planet" is a new IMAX 3D film narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. It features footage of our home world as captured by astronauts on board the ISS. The movie, which was made in cooperation with NASA, will debut in
"18.04.2016 12:36:38" Timeline Photos 46 years ago yesterday, after a harrowing trip around the moon and manual course corrections made by sightings through the LM windows along the limb of the earth, Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, and crew Fred Haise and Jack Swigert make a successful
"14.04.2016 16:22:10" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post For Sale: NASA Lunar Rover prototype.
Driven by famous rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.
Developed by Brown Engineering for NASA.
Runs on standard truck batteries.
Lost for decades, the Brown LSSM or Local Scientific Survey Module represented an
"13.04.2016 14:02:46" NASA X's cover photo
"13.04.2016 14:01:54" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post 55 years ago, on April 12th, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space, launched into orbit on the Vostok 3KA-3 spacecraft (Vostok 1). And with that launch, the space race began.
"12.04.2016 12:35:59" Photos from NASA X's post On 4/9/1959: NASA announces the first corps of United States astronauts, seven test pilots from the Navy and Air Force, who will be at the pointy end, literally, of America's first steps into outer space. If you happened to be alive you may remember the
"11.04.2016 14:56:40" Timeline Photos A new era for living in space may be about to start.
A prototype habitat is headed to the International Space Station for a two-year trial. What makes the module unique is it's launched folded up, and it's inflated to its full size once in orbit.
"07.04.2016 13:40:35" NASA X's cover photo
"07.04.2016 13:39:42" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post Behold:Saturn
New images released by cassini flying 1.2 million miles away from the planet using a wide angle lens. Amazing.
The first photo features a blue planet, but unlike the view from July 19, 2013, that featured Earth, this blue orb is Uranus,
"04.04.2016 16:38:45" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post 48 years ago today, the second launch of a Saturn V took place on schedule in the early morning, 1968. Known as AS-502, or Apollo 6, the flight was a success, though two first-stage engines shut down prematurely, and the third-stage engine failed to
"26.03.2016 14:08:04" Timeline Photos Yesterday, 1928: Birth of James Lovell, one of the second group of astronauts selected for the US space program. He flew on Gemini 7 (first orbital rendezvous), commanded Gemini 12 rendezvous, docking and three spacewalks from spacecraft to spacecraft,
"23.03.2016 14:08:46" NASA X's cover photo
"23.03.2016 14:08:25" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post The astronauts who flew aboard NASA's first two space shuttle missions are set to land in Houston this September for an anniversary celebration.
STS-1 pilot Robert Crippen, and STS-2 commander Joe Engle lifted off aboard the maiden flight of the space
"21.03.2016 14:45:04" Timeline Photos Launches of liquid-fueled rockets may be relatively routine today, but 90 years ago, they were brand-new. In fact, the first liquid-fueled rocket launched on March 16, 1926, under the direction of rocketry pioneer Robert Goddard.
NASA writes, "The first
"17.03.2016 15:44:39" Photos from NASA X's post Yesterday in 1966: Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th U.S. manned spaceflight, and the first to rendezvous and dock with another spacecraft, the Agena, and the first spaceflight to abort due to an in-flight emergency while in orbit. Astronauts Neil Armstrong
"16.03.2016 21:49:39" Timeline Photos The HIAD slowly coming together. Paul Anderson in front of the tori at Airborne Systems.
"16.03.2016 17:44:56" NASA X's cover photo
"16.03.2016 17:40:56" Photos from NASA X's post Torus out of the water tank. Successfully pressure tested yesterday.
"15.03.2016 20:23:02" Timeline Photos Filming at Airborne Systems this week. The torus in the background is 24 inches deep and 21 feet wide from the outside.
"09.03.2016 15:37:52" NASA X's cover photo
"09.03.2016 15:34:22" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post The total solar eclipse of 2016 nears totality in this telescope view captured on March 9, 2016 from Woleai Island in Micronesia during a NASA webcast.
"08.03.2016 21:06:22" Timeline Photos Just missed! A 100-foot wide asteroid whizzed by the Earth on Monday night and (obviously) avoided a collision with Earth.
Asteroid 2013 TX68 made its closest approach to Earth at about 7 p.m. ET Monday, according to NASA.
NASA originally said the
"03.03.2016 20:23:45" Timeline Photos As expected, astronaut Scott Kelly grew 2 inches during his time aboard the International Space Station.
Astronauts get taller in space as their spine elongates, but they return to preflight height after a short time back on Earth.
"02.03.2016 17:26:05" NASA X's cover photo
"02.03.2016 17:24:38" space.com Back on Earth: Astronaut Scott Kelly Faces Gravity After 1-Year Mission After zipping around Earth for nearly a year, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly must now get used to living on the planet's surface again. Astronaut Scott Kelly back on mother earth!
Congratulations on a job well done.
"29.02.2016 19:42:13" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We’ve awarded a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of X-planes introduced in our Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal. Take a look: http://go.nasa.gov/1UuzAmR Cool video we helped produce for the "low boom" folks highlighting reduction of sonic booms from supersonic aircraft.
"29.02.2016 19:30:03" Timeline Photos Astronaut and Instagram star Scott Kelly is about to set a course home to Earth after spending 340 days in space, a record for a NASA astronaut.
Kelly is scheduled to leave the International Space Station on Tuesday. Less than four hours later, he'll land
"25.02.2016 14:09:14" NASA X's cover photo
"25.02.2016 14:08:16" Timeline Photos North American's P-51 Mustang, the first aircraft to use the NACA laminar flow airfoil, was tested at Langley Research Center in 1943 in the world's first full-scale wind tunnel.
"22.02.2016 15:13:58" NASA X's cover photo
"22.02.2016 01:33:10" NASA X's cover photo
"22.02.2016 01:32:55" Timeline Photos Yesterday, back in 1962, the United States’ first orbital mission and Project Mercury’s third manned space flight, Marine LtCol John Glenn makes three orbits of the earth in his capsule “Friendship-7.”
"19.02.2016 20:16:04" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post We here at NASA X love space science. We also love automobiles. NASA has been quoted saying the RS-25 engines are "the Ferrari of rocket engines". Of course, these are the engines that will propel the SLS to Mars and beyond. Today we remember Enzo
"19.02.2016 19:36:37" NASA X
"19.02.2016 13:32:03" Timeline Photos Today in 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh, an astronomer working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovers Pluto. The formerly 9th planet’s average distance from the sun is 4 Billion miles, and it takes 248 earth years to complete one orbit.
"17.02.2016 17:04:05" youtube.com Food In Space "Food in Space" takes you on an exciting journey into a world rarely seen by the public. See how Astronauts live, eat and train in a micro gravity environmen... How do astronauts train in micro gravity? Use the bathroom? Eat?
It's really not top secret. We produced a short video for kids way back in 2006.
"15.02.2016 14:27:31" NASA X's cover photo
"15.02.2016 14:26:13" Timeline Photos February 13th was the birth of USAAF aviator Chuck Yeager, first man to fly faster than Mach 1.0 and live to talk about it. His steely nerves made him an ideal test pilot in the transition period between props and jets and into high performance super
"12.02.2016 16:34:34" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post One of the world's most famous and oldest spacecraft is revealing some of its past. Apollo 11 was the first mission to land humans on the moon. Air and Space Museum staff have been scanning the spacecraft for a 3-D digitization project. Once inside,
"11.02.2016 20:00:27" NASA X's cover photo An early version of the single-seat Paraglider Research Vehicle is test "flown" in Langley's Full-Scale Tunnel in January 1962.
"11.02.2016 19:53:51" space.com Super Bowl 50 Stadium Sports Wood From NASA Hangar | Video Built in 1933, the historic Hangar One at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA was stripped of its wood in 2012. Today, those hallowed boards reside at Levi's Stadium (home of the 49ers) in Santa Clara, CA. Built in 1933, the historic Hangar One at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA was stripped of its wood in 2012. Today, those hallowed boards reside at Levi's Stadium (home of the 49ers) in Santa Clara, CA. Cool video here:
"09.02.2016 16:26:55" Timeline Photos The James Webb space telescope just had its final mirror installed. Compared with the Hubble telescope, the JWST has 18 gold-plated primary mirrors. The Hubble has 1. Each mirror will work together to form one giant unit. It is 2.75 times larger tha
"08.02.2016 15:58:39" NASA X's cover photo Edgar Mitchell, seen here prior to his launch on NASA's Apollo 14 mission in 1971, died on Feb. 5, 2016 at age 85.
"08.02.2016 15:54:54" Timeline Photos First operational in 1922, the Variable Density Tunnel at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was the first wind tunnel in the world to use the principle of variable density air pressure to test scale model aircraft and it established t
"04.02.2016 15:48:21" Timeline Photos They are spread across the United States, standing as living monuments to a moon mission 45 years ago this week.
The "Moon Trees" — redwoods, loblolly pines, sycamores, Douglas firs and sweetgums sprouted from seeds carried to the moon and back betw
"03.02.2016 17:21:57" space.com NASA Picks Tiny Satellites to Ride on Giant Rocket's 1st Flight 13 research microsatellites will blast to space on NASA's Space Launch System's first flight in 2018. NASA has unveiled the lineup of 13 small satellites that will hitchhike on the first deep-space test flight of its new megarocket, a list that includes satellites destined to probe the moon, investigate deep space radiation and even fly out to examin
"02.02.2016 18:01:38" Timeline Photos Interviewing Brooke Thornton @ Langley Research Center. Brooke is the Mission Operations Manager for the SAGE III on ISS project. Look for our next SAGE III program at the end of the summer.
"01.02.2016 15:24:54" Timeline Photos What's the pic? This common item was found in almost every conference room at NASA Langley.
If you guessed metal ashtray, you're correct. Made in the fabrication shop, these ashtrays was designed to hang on the backs of chairs in the conference room
"27.01.2016 16:03:18" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post NASA will honor the memories of its fallen astronauts during a series of special ceremonies Thursday (Jan. 28), the 30th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle tragedy.The three NASA tragedies occurred just a few days apart on the calendar, over
"26.01.2016 15:14:19" Timeline Photos Astronauts Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grisson, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton in front of F-106B at Langley Research Center.
For those of you with a sharp eye, the photo indicates it was taken in 1971.Thanks to a
"26.01.2016 14:57:16" New cover photo:
The blue bands of Pluto's atmospheric haze, captured in high resolution by New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), with additional data from the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC).
"26.01.2016 14:56:44" NASA X's cover photo
"25.01.2016 16:52:27" space.com Next-Gen Spacesuits - NASA Builds On Old Technology | Video The space agency takes a look back at spacesuit history and leaps forward to how the latest suits were designed. NASA has been developing and testing new spacesuits to be used beyond low-Earth orbit. Cool video here:
The space agency takes a look back at spacesuit history and leaps forward to how the latest suits were designed. NASA has been developing and testing new spacesuits to be used beyond low-Earth orbit.
"19.01.2016 15:15:37" Timeline Photos At the beginning of WWI, the US had a mere 23 military aircraft, Great Britain 400, Germany 1000, and France 1400. This dismal situation led prominent scientists to aggressively push Congress for a remedy. In 1915, a rider to the Naval Appropriations
"15.01.2016 17:02:41" NASA X
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"15.01.2016 16:35:01" Timeline Photos Thirty-eight years ago this week, NASA announced the names of 35 new astronaut candidates, including the first group of women to officially belong to a new astronaut class.
The picture shows the six female astronauts in January 1978, at the start of
"13.01.2016 20:04:10" Timeline Photos Filming today with Neil Cheatwood in front of the HIAD at NASA Langley Research Center.
"12.01.2016 20:40:35" Timeline Photos Short clip of a HIAD full size test article at NASA Langley Research Center.
"12.01.2016 15:26:01" Timeline Photos With heightened concern over potential ‘Armageddon’-like asteroids causing a ‘Deep Impact’ on Earth, NASA has created a new office tasked with coordinating detection of potential crashes and "planning for planetary defense."
The Planetary Defense C
"08.01.2016 15:36:57" youtube.com NASA X With NASA Langley's 100 year anniversary approaching, we'll be highlighting milestones, tests and accomplishments during the year. Hold tight for the first one..
In 1946, NASA researchers wanted to learn if it was safe for a pilot to stay in a cockp
"06.01.2016 21:27:29" www.space.com SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Comes In Hot In Alternate NASA View | Video A NASA camera tracked the Dec. 21st, 2015 first stage landing of the commercial spaceflight company’s uprated Falcon 9 booster, a key step to lower cost, reusable operation. A NASA camera tracked the Dec. 21st, 2015 first stage landing of the commercial spaceflight company’s uprated Falcon 9 booster, a key step to lower cost, reusable rocket.
"24.12.2015 20:32:32" Timeline Photos See everyone next year!
"23.12.2015 19:51:55" Timeline Photos Santa and his reindeer will have a bit of extra light this year, as a full moon is expected to reach its peak size around 6:11 a.m. ET on December 25.
A Christmas full moon last graced the skies in 1977, and according to NASA will not appear again u
"22.12.2015 15:22:33" space.com NASA X In a history-making launch late Monday (Dec. 21), the private spaceflight company SpaceX blasted one of its two-stage Falcon 9 rockets into space, then returned the first stage of the rocket back to Earth in a stunning nighttime landing.
"21.12.2015 15:09:29" hulu.com NASA X: End of an ERA, Part 2 NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation project is wrapping up. Breakthrough leading edge wing coatings will reduce bug strikes from disrupting laminar flow. And, one last trip to Ames Research Center to see a new BWB design in the wind tunnel. End of an ERA, Part 2 is now available on Hulu.
"18.12.2015 20:00:16" Timeline Photos Our new program from our two-part series on Aviation is available today! See it here:
"17.12.2015 17:32:08" Timeline Photos Is it a TIE fighter or the ISS?
"17.12.2015 17:30:12" nasa.gov NASA and Star Wars: The Connections Are Strong in This One NASA and 'Star Wars': The Connections are Strong With This One "The Force" is strong with NASA!
"16.12.2015 15:19:13" Timeline Photos At 6:03 a.m. EST (1103 GMT) today, American astronaut Tim Kopra of NASA, British astronaut Tim Peake (of the European Space Agency) and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a 6-hour journey to th
"15.12.2015 14:28:58" NASA X's cover photo
"15.12.2015 14:26:59" astronauts.nasa.gov NASA X Need more office space? How about outer space?
NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18.
Contenders need to be U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering. Expect in
"14.12.2015 17:11:49" space.com Amazing video of a new Earth-Return capsule.
"08.12.2015 21:02:02" Timeline Photos Want to go to Mars?
Would-be Mars explorers can get a taste of what Red Planet life would be like with a trip to the Canadian Arctic.
Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on Earth, is home to the Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), an internatio
"07.12.2015 15:09:01" Timeline Photos With a brilliant Sunday afternoon launch, the private spaceflight company Orbital ATK returned its Cygnus cargo ship to flight after a year on hiatus. It will arrive at the ISS Thursday. Here's a shot taken from astronaut Scott Kelly on the ISS.
"03.12.2015 20:45:27" nasa.gov NASA TV Coverage Set for Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to Space Station NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ES Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft is set to embark upon its return-to-flight mission tonight, carrying more than 7,700 lbs. of research materials, crew supplies and hardware for the International Space Station — and you can watch the liftoff l
"24.11.2015 21:19:49" youtube.com End of an ERA_Part 1 NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project is winding down. The final testing of some key projects will bring this successful program to a close. NA... We have released our latest episode on Environmentally Responsible Aviation. This is a 2-part program focusing on the conclusion of NASA's highly successful ERA project.
You can find our program on the NASA portal here:
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"24.11.2015 15:56:23" space.com Blue Origin Blasts Vehicle Into Space and Nails Landing | Video The New Shepard is truly a reusable space vehicle after flying to 329,839 feet and landing within a few feet of the target, through 119 mph crosswinds. The launch and landing occurred on Nov. 23rd, 2015 in West Texas. NASA has an agreement with a company called Blue Origin to support and develop a commercial crew spacecraft. Yesterday, Blue Origin launched and landed a rocket in West Texas. Watch the amazing footage below.
"20.11.2015 00:41:15" Photos from NASA X's post SAGE III on its way to Kennedy Space Center. Then on its way to the ISS this June.
"17.11.2015 18:45:46" NASA X's cover photo
"17.11.2015 18:44:39" youtube.com End of an ERA -Part 1 - Environmentally Responsible Aviation Teaser After 6 successful years, NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project is beginning to wind down. NASA X has a 2-part program coming this month that looks back at the technologies developed and the researchers involved. Look for Part 1 before
"04.11.2015 14:45:27" www.nasa.gov Be an Astronaut: NASA Seeks Explorers for Future Space Missions In anticipation of returning human spaceflight launches to American soil, and in preparation for the agency’s Journey to Mars, NASA announced it will soon begin accepting applications for the next class of astronaut candidates. With more human spacec Anyone?
"03.11.2015 15:48:31" space.com Space Station Crew Celebrates 15-Year Streak of Humans in Orbit The crew of the International Space Station spoke today (Nov. 2) about the 15-year anniversary of humans taking up permanent residence on the orbiting laboratory, and what the station means for the future of human spaceflight. Happy Anniversary ISS!
Construction began on the $100 billion International Space Station in 1998, with the launch of the Russian Zarya module. Humans have maintained a continuous presence on the orbiting laboratory since 2000.
"03.11.2015 15:48:22" NASA X's cover photo
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"30.10.2015 14:24:31" space.com Freak Waaaay Out This Halloween with the Scariest Space Movies This Halloween, beware of things that lurk in the dark…ness of space! Here's a list of our favorite spooky space movies. Halloween is tomorrow. What is your favorite creepy space film?
Here's a list from our friends at Space.com
"26.10.2015 14:41:09" dailypress.com NASA Langley adapts heat shield technology to fire shelters When 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were trapped by a raging wildfire in Arizona in 2013 and died inside their emergency shelters, Mary Beth Wusk took notice. Great story here:
"16.10.2015 14:55:41" youtube.com SAGE III - Monitoring Earth's Ozone Layer More than 25 years ago, scientists realized there was a problem with Earth’s thin, protective coat of ozone...it was vanishing. NASA scientists are preparing... We have released our latest episode on SAGE III. This instrument will measure ozone in the Earth's atmosphere. Instead of flying on an un-manned satellite, SAGE III will be mounted to the ISS. Look for that program next year.
You can find our progr
"13.10.2015 14:57:13" space.com Nichelle Nichols, Uhura on 'Star Trek,' Boldly Rides NASA's Flying Observatory Uhura flies again: Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols had the chance last month to ride aboard NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a telescope-bearing Boeing 747 airplane. Lt. Uhura flies again: "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols had the chance last month to ride aboard NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a telescope-bearing Boeing 747 airplane.
"08.10.2015 19:37:28" NASA X's cover photo
"08.10.2015 19:37:07" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post About 12,000 Apollo mission photos were uploaded to Flickr for everyone to enjoy! You might recognize the second photo, it is the CO2 scrubber cobbled together by the Apollo 13 crew.
Search for Project Apollo Archive.
"07.10.2015 19:47:52" space.com Humans To Mars? Here’s What We’ll Need | Video Dava Newman, NASA Deputy Administrator, explains how solar-electric propulsion, deep space atomic clocks, spacesuits, and laser communication are key technologies for humans to explore Mars and beyond. Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator for NASA narrates a cool video about what we need to get to Mars.
"06.10.2015 19:28:25" nasa.gov Wednesday Rocket Launch to Be Visible Along Mid-Atlantic Rocket launches are spectacular, “wow” events that most of us don’t get to see with our own eyes. But between 7 and 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 7, residents in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States may get a glimpse of NASA”s next suborbital Look up tomorrow night!
You might see a rocket if you live in Long Island, New York, 235 miles north of the launch site, or Morehead City, North Carolina, 232 miles south, or 165 miles west in Charlottesville, Virginia -- and everywhere in between.
"05.10.2015 14:09:22" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post Watch for sale. Slightly used and worn on the Moon. 50K.
David Scott, the commander of NASA's Apollo 15 mission was the seventh person to walk on the moon and the first to drive a car there, the lunar rover, in July 1971.
He was also the first and o
"02.10.2015 15:36:45" NASA X's cover photo
"02.10.2015 15:32:34" SAGE III Teaser Here is our latest teaser for SAGE III. Look for the full episode coming this month. Find it on Facebook, NASA TV, Hulu.com, iTunes and our YouTube channel. @nasaxrocks
"02.10.2015 14:01:07" space.com Hurricane Joaquin Seen From Space | Time-Lapse Video The storm, which was upgraded to Category 4 on Oct. 1st, 2015, was captured by the NOAA Goes-East satellite. Images from September 29th to October 1st have been compiled and looped. Looks favorable that Hurricane Joaquin is headed out to sea. The storm was upgraded to a Category 4 on Oct. 1st, 2015. The NOAA Goes-East satellite captured images and looped them to make this video.
"30.09.2015 18:00:25" NASA X's cover photo
"30.09.2015 13:56:26" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Photos from NASA X's post Nice comment from Janty Yates, the costume designer for the film "The Martian. " She originally looked for inspiration to NASA's prototype Z1 and Z2 spacesuits and worked with NASA officials and engineers, whom she described as "bend-over-backwards h
"28.09.2015 15:19:44" space.com WATCH LIVE MONDAY @ 11:30 am ET: NASA Unveiling Big Mars Discovery NASA will reveal big news about Mars during a press conference Monday (Sept. 28) at 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT), and you can follow the announcement live here at Space.com. In case you haven't heard, NASA is releasing BIG news during a teleconference today. Water on Mars? Possibly. Watch here:
"28.09.2015 14:26:20" As promised, here's a short 1 minute clip of the supermoon shot from my window last night. Only had a clear view for a few seconds at the very end.
"28.09.2015 13:37:55" NASA X's cover photo
"28.09.2015 02:05:25" Mobile Uploads Supermoon in eclipse on East coast. Look for video tomorrow am.
"22.09.2015 13:55:54" nasa.gov NASA Scientist Talks Sept. 27 Supermoon Eclipse Coming soon for the first time in more than 30 years: witness a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse. Get ready stargazers, on the evening of Sept. 27, the moon will once again become immersed in the Earth's shadow, resulting in a total lunar eclipse. For more info:
"22.09.2015 13:55:52" NASA X's cover photo
"18.09.2015 20:37:34" youtube.com The Martian: Matt Damon NASA PSA In case you didn't see enough Matt Damon.
"18.09.2015 13:52:16" The Martian The Martian’s Matt Damon, Ridley Scott and Andy Weir join NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jim Green and Astronaut Drew Feustel for a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory #JourneyToMars Q&A. With the film "The Martian" being released next month, fans will be experiencing both science fiction and real science on the big screen. NASA's own Planetary Science Director, Jim Green and Astronaut Drew Feustel sat on a panel with the director and
"17.09.2015 15:23:35" NASA X's cover photo
"17.09.2015 15:21:48" space.com Seconds Before Philae's 1st Comet Touchdown Visualized | Video Seven images were taken by Philae's ROLIS instrument from 219 Feet (67 meters) to 30 Feet (9 meters) of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko surface. The 1st ever real-time look at the descent from ESA's Rosetta probe, landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.These images were taken from 219 feet down to 30 feet. Awesome!
"16.09.2015 20:32:42" youtube.com Pretty Hurts by Beyoncé - Official Note-oriety Cover PRETTY HURTS and the NEW SELF TITLED ALBUM available on iTunes NOW! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/note-oriety/id966686008 A huge thank you to our cinemat... Our own intern David Bittner has a viral video he directed and filmed himself. David has been with NASA X since the beginning of production. Congratulations David!
Check it out here:
"16.09.2015 16:49:47" Timeline Photos Does whiskey improve with age, or gravity?
Japan is sending and storing two groups of whiskey samples that will be stored on the ISS for 13 months and over 2 years. Which brands are a secret. All in the name of science...
"01.09.2015 15:24:08" space.com Yearlong Mock Mars Mission Will Test Mental Toll of Isolation Six scientists will live together, but totally isolated from the rest of the world, in a mock Mars colony for 365 days to learn about the psychological toll of a mission to Mars. Last Friday (Aug. 28), six scientists left the comforts of civilization, set to be gone for an entire year. Their mission will simulate what it might be like for astronauts journeying to Mars.
"01.09.2015 15:16:22" Saturn's moon Dione crosses the face of the giant planet.
"01.09.2015 15:16:19" NASA X's cover photo
"31.08.2015 14:58:31" space.com Rare Super 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Coming, Last Until 2033 | Video On Sept. 27th, 2015, Earthlings will be treated to a skywathching event not seen seen 1982. The 'Supermoon' will also turn a reddish hue due to the Moon passing directly behind the Earth, into its shadow. On Sept. 27th, Earthlings will be treated to a sky-watching event not seen seen since 1982. The 'Supermoon', which appears up to 14% larger in diameter due to its proximity to Earth, will also turn a reddish hue as a result of the Moon passing
"26.08.2015 18:52:48" space.com Orion Passes Parachute 'Failure' Test | Video A test version of the Orion capsule was dropped from 35,000 feet above the Arizona desert with one of it's three parachutes intentionally cut away to test if the a failed parachute would interfere with the remaining parachutes. Success!!
A test version of the Orion capsule was dropped from 35,000 feet above the Arizona desert with one of it's three parachutes intentionally cut away to test if the a failed parachute would interfere with the remaining parachutes. See the vide
"26.08.2015 14:52:47" space.com WATCH LIVE TODAY: NASA to Crash Plane for Science, Discuss Rising Seas NASA will intentionally crash a plane for science today at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) today. The space agency will also hold a 12:30 p.m. EDT teleconference to discuss rising sea levels and climate change. NASA will intentionally crash a plane for science today at 1 p.m. NASA LaRC will drop a Cessna 172 plane from a height of 100 feet to simulate "a severe but survivable" accident.
See it LIVE here:
"25.08.2015 14:03:54" nasa.gov Nine Real NASA Technologies in 'The Martian' Andy Weir’s “The Martian” tells the story of Mark Watney, a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars. He must improvise and innovate to survive. NASA is already working on some of the technologies he uses to try to stay alive. Who's waiting for "The Martian" film coming this winter?
Although the action takes place 20 years in the future, NASA is already developing many of the technologies that appear in the film.
"24.08.2015 19:21:52" youtube.com Franklin Chang Díaz_VASIMR project Taken from the original NASA 360 series, airing between 2007 - 2012. Hosted by Jennifer Pulley and Johnny Alonso. Plasma propulsion may be the next giant leap NASA has up its sleeve. Here is a short clip of Franklin Chang Díaz talking about this amazing technology.
"12.08.2015 13:41:14" youtube.com ISS Timelapse - Super typhoon Soudelor (04 Agosto 2015) © All images are courtesy of http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Music: Loaming Pulse by Podington Bear is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International ... In case you missed it:
ISS Timelapse of Super Typhoon Soudelor on August 4th.
Check out the second video of the typhoon lifting a 747.
"11.08.2015 19:37:50" NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted:
It was one small bite for man, one giant leap for #NASAVEGGIE and our #JourneytoMars. #YearInSpace
Astronauts on board the International Space Station have grown their own lettuce to eat in what NASA described as
"11.08.2015 14:07:18" Mikhail Kornienko is the ultimate window washer on the ISS. At 249 miles high, he wins.
"04.08.2015 17:16:59" youtube.com aliens caught a ufo on tape NASA X intern Rachel Kilgore catches UFO on tape! https://youtu.be/Oqk24LtGYWA
"02.08.2015 14:30:19" Flying over some thunderstorms created a nice sunset in Florida.
"30.07.2015 20:33:49" Filming in the 40x80 NFAC wind tunnel at NASA Ames with Kevin James. BWB model in the background.
"29.07.2015 20:21:16" Waiting for takeoff..
"29.07.2015 20:13:08" Beautiful day to film airplanes at San Francisco International Airport.
"28.07.2015 13:47:47" space.com 'Blue Moon' History and What Can Actually Turn It Blue | Video The definition of "Blue Moon" has evolved slowly to the modern "2nd full moon in a month" formulation. But what sky-watchers usually see is the same old grayish-white – unless a volcanic eruption filters the Sun’s reflected light. Science@NASA explai Cool video:
Have you ever heard the expression "once in a blue moon"?
Here's what it means..
"21.07.2015 13:34:38" Humanity's home planet looks pretty amazing from nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) away.
NASA released today (July 20) the first image of the sunlit side of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft from its
"20.07.2015 13:51:39" space.com Mysterious Ice Plains Spotted on Pluto (Video) The engimatic flat region, which researchers have dubbed "Sputnik Planum," is broken into cell-like blocks and harbors mysterious pitted terrain and dark streaks of material that may have been deposited by Plutonian wind. New Horizons update:
A new video released shows a range of giant ice mountains on Pluto lies a vast stretch of icy plains whose surface is broken into cell-like blocks by snaking troughs.
The mission team is calling this region "Sputnik Planum".
"17.07.2015 19:04:27" Fun fact:
The diameter of our Sun is about 109 times that of Earth. Compared to VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest stars currently known to man, the sun seems puny. If you took a ride in a commercial jet it would take around 1100 years to make one
"15.07.2015 22:58:29" After 85 years as a mystery, the surface of Pluto is finally coming into focus, with a new NASA photo revealing towering ice mountains rising from its surprisingly youthful face.
"15.07.2015 12:18:42" It wasn't ET that phoned home last evening, but a man-made probe built to fly billions of miles into the cosmos. A hearty congratulations to the men and women who made NASA stand a little taller today.
"14.07.2015 13:21:46" The first age of solar system exploration is in the books.
NASA's New Horizons probe flew by Pluto this morning (July 14), capturing history's first up-close looks at the far-flung world — if all went according to plan. (Mission team members won't d
"13.07.2015 15:02:36" Is PopSci's image of Pluto accurate? Only NASA's New Horizons knows. Tune in tomorrow to find out.
"13.07.2015 14:54:02" nasa.gov Updated Television Coverage, Media Activities for Pluto Flyby NASA is inviting media to cover the New Horizons spacecraft’s closest approach and July 14 Pluto flyby from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center. Tomorrow, July 14, at approximately 7:49 a.m., New Horizons is scheduled to be as close as the spacecraft will get to Pluto, approximately 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) above the surface, after a journey of more than nine years and three billion mi
"13.07.2015 01:03:55" New Horizons closing in on Pluto!
Flying at 31,000 mph, Tuesday's flyby will last just about 30 minutes as the spacecraft speeds through a narrow target zone. After more than nine years, the timing can't be off by much more than a minute.
"10.07.2015 14:13:13" 5 million miles and closing. Taken on July 7th.
Pluto is about 3 days and 21 hours away.
"09.07.2015 14:53:56" space.com 'The Wait' Is Nearly Over: New Video Highlights July 14 Pluto Flyby NASA has released a video called "The Wait" to call further attention to the New Horizons spacecraft's epic flyby of Pluto on July 14. On July 14, the New Horizons spacecraft will zoom past Pluto at a distance of just 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers), capturing supersharp images of its frigid surface. We are counting the days..
"08.07.2015 14:03:16" Move over Corvette Stingray, Ford Motor Company is launching a one-of-a-kind rocket-inspired muscle car to support educating the next generation of aviators.
"07.07.2015 14:52:56" space.com Students Test Fire 3D Printed Rocket Engine | Video UC San Diego became the first university to design, print and test an 'additively-manufactured 'rocket engine. It was printed from Cobalt Chromium. The students were part of UCSD's chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. 3D printing has come a long way..
"02.07.2015 13:38:47" NASA Langley Research Center We dropped a Cessna 172 today to test how well emergency locator transmitters performed. The plane survived beautifully even though it fell from 82 feet. More on the transmitters coming up.
"01.07.2015 14:46:11" space.com Deeper Drill Destined For Red Planet - ExoMars 2018 | Video The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Rover will drill up to 2 meters (6 ft. 7 in.) into the surface; previous missions have only penetrated 5 centimeters (2 in.). NASA's Mars rover may have a friend landing in 2018 courtesy of ESA. ExoMars.
"29.06.2015 18:37:49" In case you missed our program that won the Emmy Award, here are links on different platforms:
"28.06.2015 03:02:57" Honored to announce NASA X - (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) was awarded an Emmy at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter 57th Emmy Awards.
Congratulations to our team of talented videographers, edit
"27.06.2015 23:48:30" NASA X at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards tonight in Washington DC. More to come.
"18.06.2015 15:51:11" Jeanne Yu, Director of Environmental Performance interviewed in front of the Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator at NASA Langley Research Center.
"18.06.2015 14:01:01" ecoDemonstrator Langley Research Center today. Filming a few interviews for our next ERA program.
"17.06.2015 16:23:32" NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation project is coming to a close. Several radical ideas and groundbreaking technologies have made this project very successful. Here is a link to our new teaser for Part 1 of our last two programs on ERA.
"16.06.2015 16:47:30" space.com Legacy Rocket Engine Test-Fired For Behemoth NASA SLS | Video An RS-25 – same design as those on Space Shuttle – was hot-fired for 500 seconds on June 11th, 2015. Four such engines will power the core booster of NASA's forthcoming Space Launch System. In case you missed it:
Burning cryogenic liquid hydrogen & liquid oxygen, an RS-25 rocket motor – same design as those on Space Shuttle – was hot-fired for 500 seconds on June 11th. Four such engines will power the core booster of NASA's forthcoming
"15.06.2015 13:19:48" Good morning Philae!
Rosetta's lander Philae is out of hibernation!
The signals were received at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt this past Saturday.
For 85 seconds Philae "spoke" with its team on ground, via Rosetta, in the firs
"11.06.2015 19:25:28" Welcome back!
"11.06.2015 13:47:28" Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has set a new record for the longest uninterrupted stint in space by a woman--as well as the longest such stint by any ESA astronaut.
Cristoforetti, 38, has been in space since Nov. 23, 2014. She has spent 20
"09.06.2015 18:23:01" youtube.com Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic flyover views of this heavily cratered, myste... A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The images come from Dawn's first mapping orbit at Ceres, at an altitude of 8,400 miles. Enjoy.
"08.06.2015 17:59:58" space.com WATCH LIVE NOW: NASA to Launch 'Flying Saucer' for Mars Landings A NASA prototype for a Mars lander parachute, which the agency calls its 'flying saucer,' will launch on its second test flight on Monday (June 8) at 1:30 pm ET from Hawaii. Watch it live here. LDSD in the air...
"08.06.2015 14:40:39" LDSD preparations have begun for a launch tonight, June 8, 7:30 a.m. HST (1:30 p.m. EDT) from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
NASA Television and JPL’s Ustream channel will carry live coverage of the launch beginning at
"04.06.2015 20:03:40" Hoping for a launch tomorrow!
"03.06.2015 13:49:08" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our pilot Jim Less and videographer Lori Losey refuel their F-15D #897 aircraft from a KC-135 refueling tanker. The F-15D Eagle aircraft flies for research support and pilot proficiency. Our research support aircraft NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Our friend and NASA Armstrong videographer Lori Losey films in the F-15 D Eagle while it takes on fuel from a KC-135 refueling tanker. Great stuff Lori!
"02.06.2015 14:35:25" space.com Amazing Video Gives Dragon's-Eye View of SpaceX Capsule Test Flight The 2-minute video integrates footage taken by cameras aboard Dragon during its key launch-escape test, showing key events such as parachute deployment up close — and providing great Dragon's-eye views of the Space Coast landscape. Remember the Space X SuperDracos test last month?
The one that blasted the Dragon capsule from 0 to 100 mph in 1.2 seconds, accelerating the capsule to a top speed of 345 mph. Here is a unique view from the capsule during the test.
"01.06.2015 15:00:06" NASA X has a new Instagram account. If you have an account check us out and follow us at:
"29.05.2015 13:46:57" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station NASA X has been nominated for two Capital Region Emmy Awards within the Informational/Instructional categories.
NASA X: Future Forward was nominated in the Segment/Series category and
NASA X: Unmanned Aircraft Systems -Transforming The Horizon was
"28.05.2015 14:43:03" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Space Shuttle Endeavour will go vertical again!
By 2018, The California Science Center will receive the last piece of the Space Shuttle puzzle. The last remaining fuel tank will be delivered and stacked with the Shuttle Endeavour along with twin rock
"22.05.2015 15:41:22" SAGE III in the clean room at NASA Langley Research Center.
NASA scientists are preparing to send a SAGE III instrument to the International Space Station next year.
"20.05.2015 01:13:47" www.nasa.gov Dava Newman Begins Work as NASA’s Deputy Administrator Dava Newman started her official duties as NASA’s new deputy administrator on Monday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. And she's off!
If you missed it, here's a link to a short clip with Dava.
"12.05.2015 12:48:04" How do you build a spacecraft? One step at a time. Starting with the bulkhead or the backbone first. Orion’s crew module Pathfinder is beginning to take shape at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
"11.05.2015 16:25:21" NASA's Rover Curiosity captures its first sunset observed in color. Captured with the Mastcam instrument, the sunset over Gale Crater took 7 minutes.
"10.05.2015 23:39:15" Happy Mother's Day to all our followers near and far. We hope your day was extra special. Up next, the dads!
"07.05.2015 02:43:50" gizmodo.com NASA's Radar Found 4 Men Trapped in Rubble in Nepal By Their Heartbeats A couple years ago, NASA and DHS unveiled a portable radar unit based on technology used to detect alien life on distant exoplanets. This radar unit, though, would be used closer to home—to find people burried under rubble. In the first real-world de NASA's FINDER or (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response) has helped save 4 men trapped under earthquake rubble in Nepal. A truly amazing story of a space based technology working to help humankind.
"06.05.2015 20:02:51" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Top Fuel dragster - 500 cubic-inch supercharged Hemi engine
0 to 60 mph in 0.8 seconds. Top speed 330 MPH.
Space X Dragon - 8 SuperDraco engines
120,000 pounds of axial thrust
0 to100 mph in 1.2 sec. Top speed 345 mph.
"06.05.2015 14:51:35" Cool shot of Dragon.
"06.05.2015 14:45:26" youtube.com SpaceX Crew Dragon Flies in Pad Abort Test Powered by its SuperDraco engines, the uncrewed SpaceX Crew Dragon flies through its paces in the Pad Abort Test from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Flo... Successful Pad Abort test by Space X.
"05.05.2015 18:11:35" Happy belated birthday to astronaut Mike Gernhardt! NASA X filmed with Mike a few years back in our original series NASA 360. Here's a clip of Mike speaking about the LER (Lunar Electric Rover) at Desert Rats.
"05.05.2015 14:53:57" The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International will formally name NASA Langley a Vertical Flight Heritage Site. A ceremony this Friday will recognize Langley’s decades of contributions to improving helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft.
"01.05.2015 00:30:08" Mia Siochi in front of the 757 ecoDemonstrator. Filming with Boeing and NASA in Shreveport.
"30.04.2015 18:38:45" ecoDemonstrator success in Shreveport. Plenty of bugs splattered on the leading edge of the wing. Fabulous team of NASA and Boeing engineers and researchers.
"30.04.2015 15:28:56" Eco Demonstrator getting ready for first sortie. Bug testing today in Shreveport.
"29.04.2015 13:42:30" NASA X has won 2 coveted Gold Communicator Awards in the Science category this week.
Congratulations to the entire team of talented writers, artists, photographers and editors. Programs that won were Fixed Wing and NESC.
"28.04.2015 14:40:34" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Congratulations Dava!!
The Senate has confirmed Dr. Dava Newman to be the Deputy Administrator of NASA. The producers of NASA X have worked with Dava promoting and highlighting her breakthrough flexible spacesuit designs. You can see a clip from 200
"23.04.2015 14:41:41" Advertisements, clothing and theater tickets in New York's Times Square will take a back seat to exploding stars, whirling galaxies and bubbling nebulas.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, The Toshiba
"22.04.2015 12:33:32" The ultimate Hot Wheels track. Impact testing under the PRSEUS box in the COLTS facility. @LaRC.
"21.04.2015 14:56:26" Impact testing inside the PRSEUS test article at NASA Langley Research Center.
"20.04.2015 17:25:35" NASA is offering an award of up to $30,000 for innovative design ideas to protect a spacecraft's crew on the journey to Mars. Offer ends 6/29/15.
The US space agency, which recently awarded $12,000 to five winners of a challenge to mitigate radiation
"17.04.2015 15:07:42" You have 2 weeks to say goodbye to NASA's MESSENGER probe. The first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury is out of fuel and will crash into the solar system's innermost planet.
"15.04.2015 15:16:17" Bere fino!
Finally, astronauts on the ISS will get a taste of home with ISSpresso.
SpaceX's Dragon capsule is set to deliver a space-specific espresso maker, re-engineered for the challenges of micro gravity. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
"13.04.2015 20:32:36" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Speaking of Jim Lovell, this shot was taken a few months before his ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. Catastrophic equipment problems scrubbed the moon landing and nearly cost the crew members their lives. But ingenuity, sheer nerve, and incredible flight
"13.04.2015 16:35:42" Cool info-graphic on that historic day when Jim Lovell uttered those famous words, "Houston, we've had a problem".
"02.04.2015 14:26:20" Lots of hugs when Scott Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts open the hatch to the ISS.
"01.04.2015 13:54:51" For the 3rd time in less than a year, sky watchers in the US can see a total eclipse of the moon. At 3:16 AM, April 4th, the moon will begin to hide behind Earth's shadow. By 4:48 AM, it will be a total eclipse. Set your alarms!
"31.03.2015 14:01:35" NASA Langley Research Center's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) will focus on option "B" which will pluck a boulder off a big space rock rather than grab an entire near-Earth object.
Option B will also help develop more of the technologies humanity n
"30.03.2015 14:10:47" The one-year International Space Station twins mission successfully launched to orbit last week. The one-year mission should help doctors, scientists and mission planners better understand the physical and psychological effects of long-duration space
"26.03.2015 14:04:03" Tomorrow, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly travels to the ISS to answer 5 important questions over a year long stay in space. The answers will help plan a trip to Mars one day.
What happens to an astronaut's eyes after a year in space?
Does an astronaut's
"24.03.2015 15:15:24" 50 years ago, commander Gus Grissom was confronted with contraband aboard his Gemini 3 capsule while orbiting the Earth. Was it mementos from home? Photographs stuffed in a pocket? Perhaps a good luck charm? No, it was a corned beef sandwich hidden
"20.03.2015 18:02:35" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Happy Spring!
It began with great fanfare today with a solar eclipse visible across Europe. Clouds, rain and snow in parts of the US.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are lined up so that the moon blocks out light of the sun, temp
"19.03.2015 19:15:19" Filming in the COLTS facility today at NASA Langley Research Center. PRSEUS article in the background.
"19.03.2015 17:25:42" A peculiar alien visitor has been found on the International Space Station. Inspired by the popular 1970's video game "Space Invaders," a small red mosaic of one of the pixelated aliens has been recovered by European Space Agency astronaut Samantha C
"18.03.2015 15:06:22" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station Want a moon crater named after you? All you have to do is be an explorer, scientist, or Amelia Earhart. NASA's GRAIL team found a 124 mile-wide crater and have decided to name it after Amelia. "She attempted a flight around the world, and we thought
"17.03.2015 13:28:31" Northern Lights Viewed From the International Space Station In case you missed it:
Last week, on March 12th, NASA captured some amazing photos of three International Space Station crewmembers returning to Earth after a 167-day space mission. The shots were taken by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls, who regularl
"16.03.2015 14:37:28" This week, March 20th, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun, creating a solar eclipse that only a small part of the world can see. Keep an eye out if you're in a region that can enjoy it.
If you don't have the chance to see the solar e
"13.03.2015 14:23:57" A spectacular night launch sends NASA satellites on a hunt for magnetic collisions.The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission consists of four satellites that will study a phenomenon in Earth's magnetic field that could be key to understanding space
"12.03.2015 16:03:48" An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have landed safely on Earth after 167 days in orbit at the International Space Station. The space travelers were all smiles despite below-freezing temperatures of their snow-covered landing site in Kaz
"11.03.2015 14:18:28" space.com On Apollo 9, a Jammed Camera Changed Spacewalking Astronaut's Life (Video) Apollo 9 lunar module pilot Rusty Schweickart had just exited his vehicle when command module pilot Dave Scott told him to hang on. Schweickart got five minutes of peace and introspection while Scott tried to fix a jammed camera. "Am I me? Or am I us?
Profound words from Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, as he spend 5 minutes alone floating outside the Command Module ''Gumdrop'' during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission in Ma
"10.03.2015 16:52:37" "Houston, we've had a problem."
That famed phrase spoken by Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell in 1970 is one of more than 100 NASA audio files available from historic spaceflights, current missions and even sounds of the future … sounds that you can eas
"09.03.2015 15:34:31" Do you want to be a Spaceman!
Look what was unearthed by the National Archives. It's a blast from the space-age past: A poster from 1965, featuring a space explorer traversing a distant world.
Dated Feb. 26, 1965, it captures the aesthetic of space-
"04.03.2015 16:09:35" When NASA astronauts next launch to space from Florida, the flight control team that oversees their liftoff may celebrate with a traditional crock of beans.
If they do, they will be honoring Norm Carlson, too.
Carlson was the test director who overs
"03.03.2015 17:03:22" With a small budget and no paid staff, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA was formed. Today, NASA celebrates 100 years since the founding of its predecessor. Happy birthday!
"02.03.2015 14:50:29" Space station flight engineer Terry Virts paid respects to Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed the iconic Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek television series. Nimoy, who died on Friday at age 83, portrayed a Vulcan scientist who lived by the cre
"26.02.2015 19:34:03" Crew filming with Sridhar Kota in front of his composite flexible wing at Flexsys in Ann Arbor. Very cool place.
"24.02.2015 14:50:59" Pic of the day:
NASA astronaut Terry Virts getting ready to eat his "space cheeseburger" apparently floating in microgravity in the ISS. He wrote: Beef patties, Russian mustard, tomato paste, cheese paste, and tortilla. VERY TASTY!” Sure it is...
"24.02.2015 02:40:40" youtu.be Crawler-Transporter Time-Lapse Time-lapse video shows crawler-transporter No. 2 traveling from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Th... Happy 50th birthday to the 8th wonder of the world! NASA's crawler-transporters, two of the largest vehicles ever built, have carried NASA rockets and spacecraft to the launch pad for the last 50 years. They will continue their legacy as the "workhor
"23.02.2015 22:23:37" If you're awake tonight and happen to live on the East coast of the U.S., three small rockets carrying a secret project for the military are scheduled to launch into space.
The Department of Defense is launching the Terrier-Oriole suborbital rockets
"23.02.2015 17:20:48" space.com Spacewalkers Start Work On Commercial Docking Port To ISS | Video On Feb. 21st, 2015, Space Station crew Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts set up cabling and other equipment in the first of 3 spacewalks to install a docking port adaptor for U.S. commercial crew vehicles. Space Station crew Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts working on installation of a docking port adaptor for U.S. commercial crew vehicles operated by private companies like SpaceX and Boeing.
"20.02.2015 15:59:40" youtube.com Apollo 16 EVAs 2 (falling down on the Moon) Apollo 16 crew (Young and Duke) working on the Moon (Descartes Highlands, April 1972). A famous example of falling over in lunar gravity, watch how Apollo 16 commander John Young expertly dealt with his stumbles as he probed the surface layers of lunar regolith.
"19.02.2015 14:49:56" space.com Submarine Explores Saturn's Moon Titan In NASA Animation The moon is home to liquid methane seas. In an animation developed for the NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, a submersible is used to study the shoreline and liquid methane depths. It's no Red October, but this sub is certainly one of a kind, submerging in liquid methane on Titan.
"13.02.2015 14:33:33" Fact:
Yeager nicknamed his plane Glamorous Glennis after his first wife Glennis.
During World War II, Yeager shot down over a dozen German planes. He is credited twice with shooting down more than four planes in one day, October 12 and November 27,
"13.02.2015 13:43:49" February 13, 1923, Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, was born in Myra, West Virginia. Happy birthday Chuck!!
"12.02.2015 19:29:49" History records that 88 rockets launched to space in 1991. That count, it would seem, is off by one.
Granted, it was a really small rocket.
The world's first model rocket to soar into space did so on April 5, 1991. Standing just 7 inches tall (18 cen
"11.02.2015 15:31:59" Splashing down off the coast of Baja California, SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule has come back to Earth, wrapping up a successful month long cargo mission to the International Space Station.
"10.02.2015 15:18:00" New cover photo:
Mounted in the right-hand window of the lunar module Eagle, this camera filmed the first landing on the Moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin later repositioned it to film their work on the lunar surface.
"10.02.2015 15:15:02" In case you missed it:
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the DSCOVR space-weather satellite from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:05 p.m. EST tonight (Feb. 10th). The Falcon 9's first stage will then attempt to land on an
"09.02.2015 21:21:54" Neil Armstrong's secret stash of Apollo 11 mementos are found hidden in a closet after four decades. Even when questioned about mementos by his authorized biographer, Armstrong made no mention of the historic artifacts that were tucked away in his cl
"09.02.2015 13:10:01" NASA Footage: Northern Lights Meet Sunrise Over Earth NASA released footage from the International Space Station on Thursday showing the northern lights meeting the sunrise over Earth. 19 seconds of beautiful footage to brighten your Monday morning (EST) courtesy of the ISS.
"08.02.2015 17:40:31" SpaceX will attempt the ultimate space double-header today (Feb. 8) with the launch of a space weather observatory followed by an ambitious rocket landing attempt on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
You can watch the SpaceX rocket launch l
"06.02.2015 14:57:09" So long MDD. One of last remaining structures used in the Shuttle program is no more. The Mate-Demate Device, which for 35 years was used at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to mount and remove the space shuttles from the back of their transport jumbo jet
"05.02.2015 15:08:13" www.space.com How Moon Phases Would Look From 'Otherside' | Video This NASA animation flips the Moon’s phases and libration (wobble) to a vantage point beyond the lunar ‘far side’ from which our Earth’s phases can also be seen. Ever wonder what it's like to look at the moon from the opposite side? With Earth in the background? Now we can, thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
"04.02.2015 15:26:41" www.space.com Spacecraft’s Fiery Break-Up Seen From Space Station | Video Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4 “Albert Einstein”) met its demise on Nov. 2nd, 2014, carrying 1.6 tons of trash and used clothing from the International Space Station. Want to see what trash and used clothing look like flying through Earth's atmosphere?
Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4 “Albert Einstein”) left the ISS last November and met our atmosphere head on.
"03.02.2015 14:44:32" NASA takes a giant leap forward with a possible trip to explore Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon, Europa. For now, the White House is committed to help NASA study the solar system's best bet to host alien life.
"02.02.2015 20:04:24" NASA Launches Aurora Research Rocket into the Northern Lights - 4K Ultra HD What a night! What a Rocket! Swenson was amazing to watch! The Swesnon mission saw off an Auroral Spatial Structures Probe (ASSP) rocket carrying 1 main payl... In case you missed it:
NASA launched a new four-stage suborbital rocket into the aurora.
On January 28th photographer Ronn Murray captured this gorgeous video.
"02.02.2015 16:17:41" www.space.com SpaceX Falcon Heavy To Be Reusable, Animation Reveals Slated to be the world’s most powerful rocket when it flies, Falcon Heavy will attempt to return it’s core stage and boosters for rapid refurbishment and reuse. SpaceX is confident its accuracy will be sufficient to park the booster elements on land Two American spaceflight companies are quietly competing in a space race for the new era.
SpaceX and Boeing are vying to become the first private firms to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA sometime in 2017. Below is an anima
"28.01.2015 15:29:42" NASA is honoring its fallen astronauts (heroes) with a special day of remembrance today, the 29th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle tragedy.
Ceremonies will pay tribute to the three crew members killed in 1967's Apollo 1 fire, the seven as
"27.01.2015 16:19:05" www.space.com Big Earth-Buzzing Asteroid Has Its Own Moon (Photo, Video) Asteroid 2004 BL86 cruised within 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) of Earth Monday morning — about 3 times the distance between our planet and the moon. And the space rock wasn't alone. The mountain-size asteroid that gave Earth a close shave Monday (Jan. 26) has its own moon.
Amazing video below:
"26.01.2015 21:39:47" Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump up to three feet (around a meter) of snow in parts of the northeast.
This image of the storm provided by NOAA-NASA GOES East satellite.
"26.01.2015 16:13:18" Make sure you duck today.
A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth today, marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027.
"24.01.2015 14:22:27" Nearly showtime for Pluto. Yes, that icy world once a planet not too long ago. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles to photograph this world. Yes, Billion. Get ready.
"23.01.2015 18:59:20" Beautiful photo of the booster for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System. Next stop, Mars.
"22.01.2015 16:47:47" Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, body doubles preparing to make history in space and on the ground.
"20.01.2015 15:22:26" NASA New Horizons animations NASA’s New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of icy, rocky mini-worlds on the solar system’s outer frontier. This animation follows ... Amazing new animation of NASA’s New Horizons mission is available for your viewing pleasure. This animation follows the New Horizons spacecraft as leaves Earth after its the January 2006 launch, through a gravity-assist flyby of Jupiter in February 2
"16.01.2015 19:28:12" news.discovery.com Curiosity's Shattered Mars Rock Could be Science Goldmine : DNews 'Mojave' may have cracked under the pressure from Curiosity's drill, but mission scientists are excited about studying fresh rock that hasn't been exposed since its formation millions of years ago. An astonishing geological opportunity has presented itself - 140 million miles away on the planet Mars.
"15.01.2015 16:52:01" TBT clip.
Our first NASA X promo.
"15.01.2015 14:48:19" www.space.com All of 2015's Moon Phases Time-Lapsed By NASA | Video Watch the shimmering parade of surface feature names dance in step with the moving terminator as Luna's phase, libration and position angles during the year’s course are animated and time-stamped. Cool video clip of ALL the Moon's phases coming up in 2015. Rather long, but neat to watch for a bit. Nicely done.
"14.01.2015 16:58:36" If you have a spare $52,000,000 to spend, get in line for a trip to the ISS. British Soprano Sarah Brightman heads to Russia this week to begin training.
"13.01.2015 15:33:51" In case you missed it:
For the first time in more than 3 1/2 years, a space shuttle main engine roared to life on Friday (Jan. 9) in support of NASA's new heavy-lift rocket.
"12.01.2015 15:47:48" Happy belated Christmas to the astronauts aboard the ISS! A shipment of much-needed groceries and holiday presents finally arrived this morning at the International Space Station.
The SpaceX company's supply ship, Dragon, pulled up at the orbiting l
"08.01.2015 14:52:48" www.space.com Do Mars Rover Photos Show Potential Signs of Ancient Life? A careful study of images taken by the NASA rover Curiosity has revealed intriguing similarities between ancient sedimentary rocks on Mars and structures shaped by microbes on Earth. The findings suggest, but do not prove, that life may have existed Possible signs of ancient life on Mars? You decide.
"07.01.2015 15:15:20" In case you missed it...
The Hubble Space Telescope was pointed at the iconic Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16 (M16), capturing the famous "Pillars of Creation" in sharper and wider view. Not to be confused with the "Crab" Nebula from the origi
"06.01.2015 15:11:49" SpaceX engineers will try another launch attempt on Friday, Jan. 9, at 5:09 a.m. EST.
According to a NASA update, sensors on the Falcon 9 rocket reported "actuator drift" in the thrust vector control system on the second stage of the 157-foot-tall (4
"05.01.2015 16:13:43" www.space.com WATCH LIVE @ 12 pm ET: NASA Previews SpaceX Dragon Cargo Mission NASA and SpaceX will hold a series of briefings on Monday, Jan. 5, to preview the planned early-morning launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on Jan. 6. Here's how to watch. Speaking of SpaceX, shortly after the booster launches its robotic Dragon cargo capsule to the ISS, the company will try to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean, ultimately delivering a fully reusab
"05.01.2015 16:06:00" www.space.com WATCH LIVE @ 12 pm ET: NASA Previews SpaceX Dragon Cargo Mission NASA and SpaceX will hold a series of briefings on Monday, Jan. 5, to preview the planned early-morning launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on Jan. 6. Here's how to watch. Watch the SpaceX Dragon Cargo Mission Live tomorrow.
"01.01.2015 16:22:52" Happy New Year to all our NASA X fans! Our crew looks forward to an exciting year, highlighting NASA's best and brightest engineers, researchers, designers and astronauts.
"30.12.2014 15:27:22" www.space.com How to 3D Print a Space Station Wrench Emailed to Orbit The first-ever hand tool to be emailed up to the International Space Station can now be downloaded to anywhere on Earth. Want the same wrench the ISS uses? Download the file on your 3D printer and it can be yours in 4 hours.
"27.12.2014 01:30:19" Seen here is the moon setting behind the Earth's atmosphere last week. These images were shared via Twitter by Astronaut Terry Virts on the International Space Station.
Astronauts have used hand-held cameras to photograph the Earth for more than 40 Timeline Photos Beautiful shots courtesy of the ISS
"21.12.2014 14:39:03" Ride along with NASA’s Orion Spacecraft during its return through Earth’s atmosphere, a taste of what the vehicle endured during its Dec. 5 flight test. #Orion #JourneyToMars Behold, the majesty of breathtaking videography courtesy of the Orion team. Enjoy the ride...
"21.12.2014 03:35:01" Winter officially begins tomorrow at 6:03 PM EST. Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year.
"18.12.2014 14:42:43" www.space.com Venus Express to Flame Out in Blaze of Glory Already running on fumes as its fuel reserves dwindled, Venus Express' most recent attempts at maintaining its altitude fell short. After more than eight and a half years in orbit, ESA's Venus Express is about to go gentle into that good night, diving into the corrosive, sulfuric acid-laden atmosphere of an intensely overheated planet.
"17.12.2014 14:43:33" What's that in the sky? It's our Morpheus prototype lander soaring 800 feet on a free flight test at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. During the 97-second test, onboard autonomous landing and hazard avoidance technology sensors, or ALHAT, surveyed th Amazing footage of our Morpheus lander testing at Kennedy Space Center. NASA's Morpheus Project is developing and testing a prototype planetary lander capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
"16.12.2014 15:55:11" www.space.com Saturn's Rings Caught Streaking in NASA Photos Viewing Saturn's rings from a distance can create the illusion that they are opaque. But close-up images from the Cassini spacecraft reveal many gaps and grooves. NASA's Cassini spacecraft is really capturing some amazing images at Saturn. The latest shows granular ribbons of material seen circling the planet, like grooves in a vinyl record.
"15.12.2014 16:16:56" www.space.com NASA Space Launch System Could Lift 22 Elephants | Video When completed, NASA’s SLS will weigh about 6 1/2 Million pounds on the pad, requiring 9 million pounds of thrust to launch.
"12.12.2014 14:49:36" Super Guppy delivering test article to Langley today.
"11.12.2014 20:15:30" UAS - Transforming the Horizon Unmanned aircraft are flying right now in the National Airspace System (NAS). Since the early 1990s, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have operated on a limit... Just in time for the weekend, our new program on Unmanned Aircraft Systems is available to view. You can see it on Hulu.com and iTunes starting Monday the 15th. Or you can click below to watch now.
"10.12.2014 20:19:27" www.space.com What's Next for NASA's Orion Spaceship After Historic 1st Flight? Here's a look at what the future holds for Orion, the first human-spaceflight vehicle to go beyond low-Earth orbit since NASA's Apollo capsule, which flew to the moon and back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. So what's next for Orion?
The data gathered during EFT-1 will help engineers tweak and refine Orion in the lead-up to the capsule's next space test, which will take place in late 2017 or 2018.
"09.12.2014 22:38:17" A few hi-res photos of Orion for your viewing pleasure.
"05.12.2014 18:24:06" Liftoff of Orion A Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying NASA's Orion spacecraft on an unpiloted flight te... HD video of the successful Orion launch.
"05.12.2014 16:48:46" #Orion Congratulations to the entire Orion team and all its partners. What an amazing mission!
"05.12.2014 16:35:13" Splashdown! Airbags deployed.
"05.12.2014 16:04:21" Video shot from Orion hangar this morning. Check out the shock waves!
"05.12.2014 15:33:48" Great video of the Delta IV Heavy rocket.
"05.12.2014 15:06:04" Another amazing shot of Orion heading through the clouds.
"05.12.2014 14:55:53" One angle of Orion launch.
"05.12.2014 14:47:20" Orion over 2000 miles above the Earth, climbing another 900 miles.
"05.12.2014 12:22:39" Beautiful sight this morning!
"05.12.2014 12:14:52" Orion traveling at 14000mph.
"05.12.2014 12:13:57" Orion successfully orbiting Earth, 8 minutes in!
"04.12.2014 16:05:07" The next launch window opens at 7:05 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 5.
"04.12.2014 14:39:25" Orion scrubbed for 24 hours.
"04.12.2014 13:07:24" Winds an issue today with launch. Hopefully she gets cleared for another countdown.
"04.12.2014 12:52:10" Orion: 4 minutes and counting.
"04.12.2014 01:04:41" Orion Fun Fact #5:
At 16.5 feet in diameter, the heat shield is the biggest structure of its kind, more than 25 percent wider than an Apollo capsule's. Its Avcoat coating, very similar to what Apollo capsules used, is 1.6 inches thick and fills 320,0
"04.12.2014 00:59:24" Orion Fun Fact#4:
3,600: The peak altitude in miles Orion will reach, just over three hours after liftoff. That's 15 times higher than the International Space Station and farther out than a spacecraft intended to carry people has flown in decades.
"04.12.2014 00:18:12" Orion Fun Fact #3:
Gene Kranz, a former Apollo flight director who oversaw the safe return of Apollo 13, will be among the VIPs at mission control in Houston during Thursday's test flight.
"03.12.2014 23:12:58" Meteorologists upgraded their outlook for Orion’s launch tomorrow morning to give it a 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions.
With less than 23 hours remaining before Orion begins its first flight test everything remains on track for liftoff at
"03.12.2014 23:08:20" Orion fun fact #2:
As the Orion capsule begins its journey back to earth, it will travel over 20,000 MPH. Plasma, almost twice as hot as molten lava will begin to form around the heat shield, blocking any transmissions to or from the capsule.
"02.12.2014 15:01:01" Orion fun fact #1:
As the craft enters its first lap around earth, it's traveling around 17,000 MPH over 100 miles above the ground. Orion's computers are handling 480 million instructions per second.
"01.12.2014 20:38:08" Want more SLS? Here's a cool fact sheet on the sheer power and size of this amazing launch system.
"01.12.2014 15:31:07" Countdown to launch. 60% chance this Thursday according to orion blog.
"25.11.2014 20:16:46" www.space.com Thanksgiving in Zero-G: Space Station Astronauts Enjoy 'Traditional' Dishes Astronauts aboard the International Space Station may be far from home, but they'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with the same dishes as friends and family on the ground. Sweet tea, smoked turkey, grits and butter, and cornbread dressing. Just a few goodies the astronauts aboard the ISS will enjoy over Thanksgiving this Thursday. Just add water...
"24.11.2014 14:47:06" www.space.com Gemini Spacecraft Lands at Auction, Escapes Parking Ticket A metal mockup of a Gemini space capsule used by NASA for ground tests sold at auction for more than $50,000 — parking fees not included. The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) spacecraft narrowly avoided a parking ticket on its way to the sale. How could you possibly give the Gemini capsule a parking ticket? A Boston parking enforcement officer almost did.
"20.11.2014 21:07:44" Pilot Neil Armstrong standing in front of the X-15, ship #1. The first X-Plane, the Bell X-1 was the first rocket-powered airplane to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947. Now, we stand on the doorstep of sending astronauts to Mars and beyond.
"19.11.2014 22:54:38" Success at NASA Armstrong! NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight.
"19.11.2014 15:12:40" www.space.com World's First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Installed on Space Station Space station commander Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer inside the orbiting lab's Microgravity Science Glovebox Monday. The machine and its software are in good operating condition, and the first test items will likely be printed sometime Mond The first zero-gravity 3D printer is set up and ready for action on the International Space Station.
"18.11.2014 21:23:40" Update:
The first Hasselblad camera to be used in space has sold for $275,000 to a UK collector. The original camera, a 500C, with a planar 80mm lens (modified), was purchased by the astronaut Walter M. Schirra from a camera shop in Houston, Texas.
"17.11.2014 14:51:55" www.space.com Philae Comet Lander Falls Silent as Batteries Run Out The first spacecraft ever to land on a comet has fallen silent, entering a potentially long, cold sleep after running out of power. The European Space Agency's Philae lander has entered hibernation after 57 hours on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The Philae comet lander falls silent as its batteries run dry. There is a chance it could perk up as the comet continues through the inner solar system and phone home.
"14.11.2014 21:44:39" In space, no one can recharge your batteries. The Philae spacecraft needs some extra power. Researchers are hoping it can take a sample and beam back data before it dies.
"14.11.2014 02:01:46" Just how big is Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko? Maybe this image will put it in perspective.
Photo courtesy of Matt Wang
"13.11.2014 18:32:49" Launched more than10 years ago, Europe’s Philae lander radioed home today, sending the first photo from the surface of a comet. Incredible!
"12.11.2014 16:23:40" www.space.com European Spacecraft Lands on Comet in Historic Space Feat For the first time in history, a spacecraft built on Earth has softly landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space. For the first time in history, a spacecraft from Earth has landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
"10.11.2014 21:06:25" New Unmanned Aerial Systems teaser. Look for the completed program this month. Thanks to all the NASA centers who helped make this program happen.
"06.11.2014 20:52:51" www.space.com NASA to Preview Daring Orion Spaceship Test Flight: Watch Live @ 11 am ET A NASA spacecraft designed to take humans farther into space than ever before has just been completed ahead of its first test flight next month, and you can learn more about the Orion space capsule during a webcast tomorrow. The Orion spaceship is resting comfortably in Kennedy’s Launch Abort System Facility. In a few short years we'll be sending our astronauts to destinations humans have never experienced.
Tune in tomorrow for a briefing.
"05.11.2014 22:08:16" Our new Unmanned Aerial System integration program is coming soon. Look for our teaser on Friday.
"05.11.2014 14:46:37" plus.google.com #InterstellarHangout - Cast LIVE from Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum - Google+ Join the cast of Interstellar for a Google+ Hangout live from Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Use the hashtag #InterstellarHangout to share your thoughts and submit questions to the cast. Astronaut Mike Fincke and Kepler Mission Scientist Natalie Batalha join the cast of 'Interstellar' on a Google+ Hangout from National Air and Space Museum at 5:30 p.m. EST to talk exoplanets & exploration:
"04.11.2014 16:32:31" www.space.com Sunny Seas Sparkle on Saturn's Moon Titan (Photo) A new image taken by Cassini shows the sun glinting off the water of both northern polar seas. For the first time ever, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured sunlight glinting off both of Titan's northern polar seas. In about 2 years Cassini will make an intentional death-dive into the planet's atmosphere, ending its successful mission.
"03.11.2014 16:29:57" And now something good. NASA satellites helped create this animated GIF showing air pollution drop between 2005 and 2011. Pretty staggering change, in a good way!
"31.10.2014 15:13:02" www.space.com First Hasselblad Camera Flown in Space Up for Auction A space-flown camera that has connections to two Mercury astronauts is heading for the auction block. The Hasselblad 500C camera includes components that were used aboard the fifth and sixth U.S. manned spaceflights by Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper Before there was digital video, there was only one camera to have, a Hasselblad. And a very special one is going up for auction.
"30.10.2014 14:56:05" news.discovery.com 'Interstellar' Black Hole is Best Black Hole in Sci-Fi : DNews Christopher Nolen's movie 'Interstellar' will be an epic space adventure encapsulating humanity's need to explore the Universe, but it's the visual effects for the movie that are garnering early attention. Continue reading → By combining the help of one of the world’s leading black hole physicists with a cutting-edge visual effects (VFX) team, ‘Interstellar’ will depict the most scientifically accurate black hole in science fiction history. Great story:
"29.10.2014 18:49:17" news.discovery.com Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified : DNews A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time. New research suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s twin-engined Lockheed "Electra."
"27.10.2014 23:30:24" ISS through telescope ISS over Munich through the 80cm telescope of the Public Observatory in Munich, 9. July 2010. For all who wonder why the video sometimes wobbling and some pa... For those who missed the ISS, here's a peek through a telescope.
"27.10.2014 22:56:21" Rocket launch scrubbed. Boat in the crash zone. A sharp eye would have just seen the ISS fly by. Incredible.
"27.10.2014 16:08:41" www.space.com Private Rocket to Launch Space Station Cargo for NASA Tonight: Watch Live A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station is ready to launch from the Eastern Shore of Virginia tonight (Oct. 27), and you can watch it live. Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket and Cygnus capsule sit on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Set to blast off tonight at 6:45 p.m. EDT.
"22.10.2014 17:02:59" Alan Bean was the fourth man to walk on the moon 45 years ago this November. Since returning from space, Bean has become an artist, painting his and his fellow astronauts' experiences on the moon. To celebrate this anniversary, we've posted a link to
"20.10.2014 13:31:35" www.space.com Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week Nearly all of North America will experience the solar eclipse. People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to Montauk Point, New York, will miss out, since the sun will set before the dark disc of the moon begins to encroach upon Look to the skies this Thursday.
A partial solar eclipse will darken the skies.
"17.10.2014 14:46:35" NASA Engineering and Safety Center The NASA Engineering and Safety Center is a dedicated team of technical experts providing objective engineering and safety assessments of high risk projects,... It's here!
Here are a few links to our new program on NESC. The NASA Engineering and Safety Center is a dedicated team of technical experts providing objective engineering and safety assessments of high risk projects, such human spaceflight operation
"16.10.2014 21:01:34" Amazing Video Of Passing Space Station Lit By Green Laser ESA's Optical Ground Station (OGS) at the Teide Observatory in Spain, shot a 3.6 Watt 532-nm laser at the ISS, giving a a greenish glow. The laser was used to test optical communication tech. Amazing footage of the International Space Station from the Teide Observatory in Spain.
"15.10.2014 16:16:59" www.space.com WATCH LIVE NOW: US Spacewalk Outside Space Station Two astronauts will venture outside the confines of the International Space Station to perform a spacewalk on Wednesday (Oct. 15), and you can watch it live online starting at 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT). NASA Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside Space Station Today: Watch Live now!
"14.10.2014 15:12:49" Forget Saturn's rings. The jewel of the solar system has another stunning feature that only faraway spacecraft can see clearly: a weird hexagon-shaped vortex that's been swirling above Saturn's north pole for at least 30 years.
"10.10.2014 01:48:48" Tom Rigney in front of the GIII, speaking about a revolutionary new hingeless flap design - NASA Armstrong.
"10.10.2014 01:44:48" Debra Randall in front of the Global Hawk - NASA Armstrong.
Filming for an upcoming NASA X program.
"08.10.2014 19:02:11" Orion: Trial By Fire NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft ... As the flight test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released a video called "Trial By Fire" -- detailing the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Check it out here:
"08.10.2014 10:56:24" Take a quick look out your window. Look for the 'Blood Moon'. We can see it here on the east coast.
"07.10.2014 15:28:13" www.space.com NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis. Anyone remember the film Alien? The commercial towing spacecraft Nostromo is on a return trip to Earth with a seven-member crew in stasis.
NASA is now studying deep sleep options for a Mars mission. See it here:
"06.10.2014 18:24:57" www.youtube.com NESC Teaser for our upcoming program on NASA's Engineering & Safety Center. Their mission is to perform value-added independent testing, analysis, and assessments... For all you YouTube fans, here's a link to the NESC teaser.
"06.10.2014 18:12:24" Here is the teaser for our upcoming program on NASA's Engineering & Safety Center. Their mission is to perform value-added independent testing, analysis, and assessments of NASA's high-risk projects to ensure safety and mission success. Look for the
"03.10.2014 17:02:49" Space Station Helps Rescue Sunken Ship Survivor | Video The Vessel-ID System investigation on ISS tracks the Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal that is emitted from sea-faring ships on Earth. It relays ship position reports to tracking stations on the ground. Great, great story here. Very well done.
ISS Helps Rescue Sunken Ship Survivor
"02.10.2014 19:59:00" Time-Lapse video of Tuesday's roll-out and Wednesday's lift of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket in preparation for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, mission scheduled to launch December 4.
#Orion #ImOnBoard #Del You asked for more time-lapse. Here you go.
"02.10.2014 15:35:57" Space Station's 90 Minute Orbit Time-Lapsed Into 51 Seconds | Video ISS crew member Alexander Gerst captured a complete orbit of Earth. The station passes from day to night, back to day in that time-period. An aurora can be seen in the nighttime portion of the video. 51 seconds of Earth as seen from the International Space Station. Don't you just love time-lapse?
"01.10.2014 14:01:20" www.space.com Blast Off! NASA App Teaches Kids About Rocket Launches NASA has developed apps that can track shooting stars and iPhone games to hunt for comets, but its latest app is an educational project for kids all about rocket launches. If you have kids, look no further for a cool NASA app.
"30.09.2014 16:54:50" Davis Hackenberg chatting with us about UAS technology at NASA HQ.
"29.09.2014 14:27:33" www.nasa.gov Delta IV Booster Integration Another Step Toward First Orion Flight The three primary core elements of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket recently were integrated for the launch vehicle that will send Orion far from Earth. New cover photo:
The core booster elements of a Delta IV Heavy rocket are being integrated in preparation for Exploration Flight Test-1.
"25.09.2014 14:14:19" NASA's MAVEN spacecraft isn't wasting any time at Mars.
MAVEN sent home its first images of Mars' upper atmosphere early Monday morning (Sept. 22), just eight hours after entering orbit around the Red Planet. Cool video clip here:
"23.09.2014 17:24:39" SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft is carrying a cargo of supplies, including freeze-dried meals, 20 live lab mice and a 3D printer.The lab mice are the first live mammals to hitch a ride aboard a commercial cargo ship, and they are enclosed in a NA
"23.09.2014 16:50:45" SpaceX Webcast SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.. SpaceX capsule to dock with the ISS at 7:05 am EDT...watch it live: http://www.spacex.com/webcast/
"22.09.2014 09:52:20" science.nasa.gov NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Reaches Mars - NASA Science NASA?s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars? orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet?s upper atmosphere as never done before. NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has successfully entered Mars orbit. Congratulations to the MAVEN team for an amazing achievement!It can now study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before.
"21.09.2014 14:48:03" NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission.
"19.09.2014 14:56:34" Our new cover photo, the beautiful T-34C at NASA Glenn Research Center;
The T-34 was the brainchild of Walter Beech, who developed it as the Beechcraft Model 45 private venture at a time when there was no defense budget for a new trainer model. The T
"19.09.2014 14:24:22" NASA have released a set of real-life Gravity inspired images after congratulating everyone involved with producing the multi-Oscar winning movie, especially Alfonso Cuarón for winning Best Director. Here is a selection of images from the US Space Ag
"17.09.2014 15:20:13" NASA is a step closer to launching astronauts from American soil again.
The space agency announced Tuesday that Boeing and Space-x will ferry crew members to the International Space Station starting in 2017.
"17.09.2014 13:20:04" Filming with the T-34, this plane is being converted to understand future automation of UAS, or unmanned aircraft systems.
"16.09.2014 13:40:43" NASA to Make Major Announcement Today About Astronaut Transport to the International Space Station....stay tuned.
"15.09.2014 16:22:23" Space Launch System - Fanciful New Animation | Video As demanded by the US Congress, NASA’s 70-metric-ton payload LEO-launcher, based on legacy designs and contractors, could look like this in its first test fl... New animation for NASA's next rocket to space.
"12.09.2014 14:35:29" NASA's monuments of a bygone era are being preserved with lasers.
"11.09.2014 14:02:52" science.nasa.gov Jellyfish Flames on the ISS - NASA Science Astronauts onboard the International Space Station report seeing flames that behave like jellyfish. Video of the microgravity phenomenon is a must-see. Fire on a spaceship isn't always bad.
"10.09.2014 15:21:05" Our newest cover photo. Apollo 12 Astronauts Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon and Alan Bean pose with Corvettes in September 1969.
"10.09.2014 15:16:52" Origami-Style Unfolding Space Solar Panels Unraveled | Video A prototype was created by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Brigham Young University. They could be "useful one day in utilizing space solar power for Earth-based purposes" according to NASA. Who says origami is dead?
"25.08.2014 20:34:08" NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.
"07.08.2014 16:27:58" Congrats to our professional intern David Bittner for his contribution to NASA X. He was a camera operator for an episode that won an Emmy this year. Have a great senior year David!
"06.08.2014 15:51:36" NASA X filming at Jackson Bond Enterprises in New Hampshire. They are building the Gen 2 Thermal Protection System for HIAD. Look for this segment next year on an upcoming program.
"04.08.2014 15:12:13" NASA wants to create a robotic gas station in space.
NASA's Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland teamed with the Kennedy Space Center to concoct a way to refuel satellites as they zip around the planet.
"20.07.2014 14:54:57" The anniversary of an amazing achievement.
"14.07.2014 14:12:41" 3,000 pounds of supplies headed for the International Space Station.
"06.07.2014 02:11:10" Happy 4th of July to all our fans stateside. Have a safe weekend.
"25.06.2014 14:26:34" NASA's Curiosity Rover Takes A 'Selfie' To Celebrate Its First Martian Year! As of June 24, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for exactly one full Martian year (the equivalent of 687 Earth days).
"23.06.2014 19:32:49" NASA is on the hunt for an asteroid to capture with a robotic spacecraft, then study it with astronauts. See the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) site below:
"16.06.2014 14:07:25" Power & Propulsion NASA's Game Changing Development Program is developing new batteries, fuel cells and solar electric propulsion systems to move man and machine through space. Congratulations to the NASA X team for a big win tonight at the Capital Region Emmy Awards! They won for best "Informational/Instructional-Program/Special" for the Power And Propulsion program.
Here's a link in case you missed it:
"15.06.2014 04:08:58" Congratulations to the NASA X team for a big win tonight at the Capital Region Emmy Awards! They won for best "Informational/Instructional-Program/Special" for the Power And Propulsion program.
"02.06.2014 17:04:14" Our new program on Aviation Technology is now available on our NASA homepage here: www.nasa.gov/nasax
You can also watch the program on our YouTube page:http://youtu.be/TIYF9JnNw_A
and on our Hulu page here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/641331.
"27.05.2014 20:23:32" ERA teaser Industry and NASA are working together to make aircraft quieter, safer and more fuel efficient. With these goals in reach, NASA is creating new airframes, en... We are preparing to release our latest episode of NASA X next week. Look for it on our NASA page, Hulu, iTunes and on our You Tube channel.Stay tuned. Here is a link to the teaser.