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All systems go for next communication spacecraft
The most recent evaluations of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) project confirmed all systems go for a third generation upgrade of the orbiting communications network. (2011-11-21)
New findings could help keep satellites and space debris from colliding
Half a million objects, including debris, satellites, and the International Space Station, orbit the planet in the thermosphere, the largest layer of Earth's atmosphere. (2014-11-13)
Ten-year study highlights sleep deficiency and sleep medication use in astronauts
In an extensive study of sleep monitoring and sleeping pill use in astronauts, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Colorado found that astronauts suffer considerable sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to and during space flight. (2014-08-07)
NASA's Webb Telescope mirror tripod in action
Setting up NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's secondary mirror in space will require special arms that resemble a tripod. (2014-11-25)
NASA's TRMM satellite analyzes Mexico's soaking tropical rains
The movement of tropical storm Boris into southern Mexico and a nearly stationary low pressure system in the southern Gulf of Mexico caused heavy rainfall in that area. (2014-06-09)
Move it or lose it: 1-year mission video miniseries -- physical performance
After living aboard the International Space Station, research into physical performance may hold answers for those living with challenges from health-related concerns from prolonged inactivity. (2015-03-11)
Professor conducts cosmic ray acceleration research
Ming Zhang, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology professor of physics and space sciences, has received a three-year, $434,000 NASA grant to study the outer heliosphere. (2009-01-27)
Public seminar series on the next 50 years of space science
Next month, the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council will kick off a yearlong series of public lectures and colloquia in cities across the country and abroad. (2007-08-16)
How far can a dentist's drill go?
When ESA's Mars Express reaches the Red Planet in December 2003, there will be a drill on board its Beagle 2 lander. (2003-04-08)
NASA Ppotects its super heroes from space weather
When astronauts travel in space they can't see or even feel radiation. (2017-08-17)
Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US
Scientists at the University of Plymouth and Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, are helping to write the medical rulebook that will keep astronauts fit and healthy during long trips through the solar system. (2017-04-28)
Science historian/author James Burke to speak at 12th Von Braun Forum in Huntsville
Best-selling author, television producer, and noted science historian Dr. James Burke will be the featured speaker Thursday at NASA's Von Braun Forum in Huntsville, Ala. (2000-05-29)
NASA chooses ASU to design and operate camera system for Mars 2020 mission
Arizona State University has been selected by NASA to design, deliver and oversee the Mastcam-Z imaging investigation, a pair of color panoramic zoom cameras, on the next rover mission to be launched to the surface of Mars in 2020. (2014-07-31)
DARE for planetary exploration
Balloons outfitted with innovative steering devices and robot probes could be the future of planetary exploration. (2002-11-05)
Historic Hubble Servicing Mission 4 ends with successful landing
The historic and successful Hubble Servicing Mission 4 concluded with a trouble-free Space Shuttle landing on Sunday. (2009-05-24)
Mars spacecraft research lands Exeter student top international fellowship
An Exeter student has been honored with a prestigious international award, designed to promote female excellence in the pioneering sphere of aerospace research. (2014-05-30)
Los Alamos to host international lunar science meeting
The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting an international gathering of lunar scientists in Taos, N.M. beginning Thursday, September 12. (2002-09-11)
British scientists zero in on the birth of the universe
British scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Exeter discovered that the evolution of the Universe was much slower than previously thought. (2004-09-23)
Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and simulation software company ANSYS Inc. are among 13 university-led proposals to capture an Early Stage Innovations grant from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program. (2016-12-12)
Space sleep study to shed light on aging
The University of Surrey is participating in a project organised by the European Space Agency during which teams of European scientists will look at the effect of bed rest on the human body using a continuous bed rest protocol to simulate the effects of micro gravity in space. (2015-12-02)
IMPRESS project: First in-flight results onboard Texus sounding rocket
The IMPRESS project saw the first launch of an experimental payload, the Electromagnetic Levitator, onboard an ESA/DLR-funded Texus 42 sounding rocket, from the Esrange launch site near Kiruna in northern Sweden, on 1 December at 10:06 hours CET. (2005-12-01)
Pure iron grains are rare in the universe
Pure iron grains in interstellar space are far rarer than previously thought, shedding new light on the evolution history of matters in the universe. (2017-02-08)
Next phase reached in definition of Mars Sample Return mission
ESA has taken a further step in preparing for participation in Mars Sample Return (MSR), the landmark mission to return samples from the Red Planet, with the announcement of the next phase of industrial activity. (2006-04-07)
Space science missions possible through Constellation
A new report from the National Research Council, (2008-11-20)
From discovery to encounter: international conference on Saturn's moon Titan
In the week that sees the 375th anniversary of the birth of the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, an international conference entitled 'Titan: From Discovery to Encounter' is taking place, from 13 to 17 April, at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands. (2004-03-31)
FSU to partner in national research center focused on commercial space flight
The Florida State University will play a key role in a world-class consortium assembled by the Federal Aviation Administration that joins academia, industry and government to address the present and future challenges of commercial space transportation. (2010-08-23)
NASA's Hubble makes one millionth science observation
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope crossed another milestone in its space odyssey of exploration and discovery. (2011-07-05)
University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight
By simulating spaceflight conditions through the use of long-duration bedrest, researchers at the University of Washington have found -- for the first time -- a way to prevent bone loss in a specific region of the hip. (2009-03-20)
Astronaut muscles waste in space
Astronaut muscles waste away on long space flights reducing their capacity for physical work by more than 40 percent, according to research published online in the Journal of Physiology. (2010-08-17)
NASA Space Network to begin new design phase for ground segment
The Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment effort successfully completed its Key Decision Point -- B review at NASA allowing the project to proceed into Phase B of its lifecycle, the Mission Definition Phase. (2012-03-27)
Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil
The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking -- a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system. (2014-08-21)
NASA Marshall Center seeks 2nd generation RLV risk reduction proposals from industry
To help make space travel dramatically cheaper and safer than it is today, NASA is asking industry, academia and others to propose technologies, experiments and other risk reduction activities to be conducted over the next five years for the 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle Program. (2000-10-26)
NASA second generation reusable rocket program opens its doors at Marshall Center
NASA has created a new program office to lead its effort to enable development of a new reusable launch vehicle for flight in 2010 that will be dramatically safer and less expensive than today's rockets. (2001-01-15)
Mars Odyssey satellite provides link for Rover in 2003
Late Tuesday night the Mars Odyssey spacecraft went into orbit around Mars. (2001-10-24)
ESA is looking for female volunteers for a bed-rest study in Toulouse next year
In preparation for a 60-day Female Bed-Rest Study, which starts in January/February 2005, an official call for candidates to participate as test subjects has been issued. (2004-08-03)
Ensuring safe manned spaceflight topic of Capitol Hill discussion
Industry and government leaders will meet on May 20 to discuss (2010-05-14)
The astronaut's cookbook
Most people are intimately familiar with the awe-inspiring photos of space shuttle launches or images of the Earth from the International Space Station. (2009-11-13)
It's a march of the CubeSats as space station deployment continues
With many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying from the space station, it may seem like low-Earth orbit is full of these compact cubes conducting research and demonstration missions. (2014-03-03)
Former NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar to speak at NJIT's biomedical engineering seminar
One of the first women astronauts, Bonnie J. Dunbar, now a flight museum president, will speak at NJIT on April 23, 2009. (2009-04-17)
Researchers create 3-D printed tensegrity objects capable of dramatic shape change
A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a way to use 3-D printers to create objects capable of expanding dramatically that could someday be used in applications ranging from space missions to biomedical devices. (2017-06-14)
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