national aeronautics and space administration (nasa)

  1. Jan

    NASA names UFO chief to investigate mystery craft sightings

    NASA appoints UFO chief NASA appointed a research director to oversee the effort to investigate sightings of unidentified craft, as it takes steps to develop a scientific, evidence-based approach to understanding unexplained events. On Thursday, the agency initially said it wouldn’t name the...
  2. Jan

    Nasa+ streaming service launching later this year

    Nasa launching streaming service The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced its plans to launch a streaming service — Nasa+ — later this year. The ad-free, no-cost streaming service will broadcast live coverage of future launches, documentaries, and a new exclusive...
  3. Jan

    NASA Mars habitat simulation with four volunteers to kick off on 25 June 2023

    Nasa volunteers will soon enter simulated Mars habitat for 378 days A project that will see four volunteers spend 378 days in a simulated Mars habitat at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (Nasa) Johnson Space Centre is about to kick off, Digital Trends reports. The...
  4. Jan

    NASA re-establishes comms with Ingenuity Mars helicopter

    Ingenuity Mars helicopter survives comms blackout The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) re-established communications with its Ingenuity Mars helicopter after six days of no contact. The team's chief engineer Travis Brown explained that radio contact was lost for six sols —...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Free satellite data helping to monitor natural disasters

    Free satellite data helping to monitor natural disasters If you want to track changes in the Amazon rainforest, see the full expanse of a hurricane or figure out where people need help after a disaster, it’s much easier to do with the view from a satellite orbiting a few hundred miles above...
  6. Jan

    NASA and Axiom space unveil new spacesuit design

    The new spacesuit astronauts will wear on the Moon The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Axiom Space have unveiled the new spacesuit its astronauts will wear to explore the lunar South Pole as they undertake the Artemis III mission. Designed and created by Axiom Space...
  7. Jan

    Nasa's Perseverance Rover finds more evidence that life could have existed on Mars

    Nasa's Perseverance Rover finds more signs that life might have existed on Mars A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study has found more evidence that life could have once existed on the Red Planet, Motherboard reports. The research team was one of three that analysed data from various...
  8. Jan

    History channel film crew discover remains of Challenger space shuttle

    Challenger space shuttle debris discovered by underwater filming crew Nasa has confirmed that a piece of debris spotted in the sea near Florida by a History Channel film crew is from the destroyed space shuttle Challenger. Short video clips showing the discovery of the wreckage on the ocean...
  9. Jan

    Nasa releases asteroid redirection test photos from James Webb and Hubble telescopes

    First photos of Dart asteroid impact from James Webb and Hubble telescopes Nasa has published photos from the Hubble and James Webb space telescopes showing its Dart spacecraft's successful crash into an asteroid earlier this week. The event marks the first time both telescopes were used to...
  10. Jan

    James Webb Space Telescope uses JavaScript engine last updated in 2003

    James Webb Space Telescope runs 20-year-old JavaScript engine from bankrupt company The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which has already delivered some astonishing images, is primarily controlled by JavaScript code based on a software development kit from 2003. The Verge reports that a...
  11. Jan

    James Webb Space Telescope uses a 68GB SSD

    James Webb Space Telescope stores spectacular images on a small SSD The James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) first official colour photos were revealed on 12 July 2022, and many may be shocked to know that it stores the images it takes on a relatively small 68GB SSD. According to IEEE Spectrum...
  12. Jan

    AWS tested Snowcone edge computing device with solid-state drive on the ISS

    Amazon launched AWS Snowcone into space Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it collaborated with Axiom Space on a more efficient way to analyse data using an AWS Snowcone solid-state drive device. Snowcone offers edge processing capabilities with multiple layers of encryption in a...
  13. Jan

    G2-class geomagnetic storm hitting Earth today

    Geomagnetic storm hitting Earth on Thursday — all the tech it could knock out Space weather watchers have warned that geomagnetic storms could hit Earth around mid-day on Thursday, following an explosion on the Sun earlier this week. Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory detected the explosion of...
  14. Jan

    Asteroid Terrestrial Impact Last Alert System telescope launched in South Africa

    South Africa's powerful new telescope can detect "city killer" asteroids The National Research Foundation's South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Sutherland in the Northern Cape now hosts one of four telescopes that form part of the Nasa-funded Atlas asteroid alert system. Atlas, or...
  15. Jan

    Nasa and SpaceX's DART mission set to launch today

    Nasa and SpaceX's Dart launch — Watch it live Nasa and SpaceX's collaboration mission to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid is scheduled to launch at approximately 8:21 am today. A Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX will launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California with the Double Asteroid...
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    NASA ready to test Mars spaceship

    NASA ready to test Mars spaceship The launch of the Orion space capsule will mark the beginning of a new era in space exploration similar to the first Apollo launch and the first launch of the space shuttle
  17. jes

    Zombie DNA, 3D printing, and planet-hunting: 2013 science highlights

    Zombie DNA, 3D printing, and planet-hunting: 2013 science highlights Science fiction can’t beat reality, now that we’re growing brains in vats, isolating zombie DNA and trying to re-enact Jurassic Park