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  • NASAís $200M Spacesuit Problem Threatens Its Deep-Space Exploration Plans

    04/26/2017 5:34:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | 04/26/2017 | Irene Klotz
    A government audit released on Wednesday found that a next-generation flight suit known as the Orion Crew Survival System (OCSS) wonít be delivered until March 2021, just five months before NASAís internal target launch date for the first crewed test flight of SLS and Orion. The OCSS is one of three spacesuits NASA has worked on to replace shuttle-era equipment still in use aboard the International Space Station. The Inspector Generalís audit found that despite spending nearly $200 million over the past 10 years, NASA is at risk of running out of time to test any of the new spacesuits...
  • Deep Space Industries - Mining The Universe For The Future

    12/12/2014 3:44:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Deep Space Industries
    The human race is ready to begin harvesting the resources of space both for their use in space and to increase the wealth and prosperity of the entire world. Promotional DSI Video
  • Hubble Deep Space Images

    08/15/2011 4:59:08 AM PDT · by econjack · 103 replies ^ | Aug. 15,2011 | Deep Astronomy
    This is a video of two deep space experiments using the Hubble space telescope. First, Hubble was pointed to a "dark" spot in space and left to collect data for 10 days to see if anything was there. The second is to use this data and the Red Shift to create a 3D image. The result is presented here. To me, pretty amazing stuff.
  • Voyager 2 At 12,000 Days

    06/28/2010 11:11:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 42 replies
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory ^ | 6/28/2010 | Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    NASA's plucky Voyager 2 spacecraft has hit a long-haul operations milestone - operating continuously for 12,000 days. For nearly 33 years, the venerable spacecraft has been returning data about the giant outer planets, and the characteristics and interaction of solar wind between and beyond the planets. Among its many findings, Voyager 2 discovered Neptune's Great Dark Spot and its 450-meter-per-second (1,000-mph) winds. The two Voyager spacecraft have been the longest continuously operating spacecraft in deep space. Voyager 2 launched on August 20, 1977, when Jimmy Carter was president. Voyager 1 launched about two weeks later on Sept. 5. The two...
  • Missing matter found in deep space

    05/20/2008 3:17:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 176+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/08 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have found some matter that had been missing in deep space and say it is strung along web-like filaments that form the backbone of the universe. The ethereal strands of hydrogen and oxygen atoms could account for up to half the matter that scientists knew must be there but simply could not see, the researchers reported on Tuesday. Scientists have long known there is far more matter in the universe than can be accounted for by visible galaxies and stars. Not only is there invisible baryonic matter -- the protons and neutrons that make up atoms...
  • Only human -- the biggest risk factor in long-term space missions

    02/22/2007 12:11:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 240+ views
    Yahoo / AFP ^ | Wed Feb 21, 3:15 PM ET | Richard Ingham
    PARIS (AFP) - What's the biggest hurdle to setting up a colony on the Moon or getting mankind to Mars and beyond? Experts poring over plans to return to the Moon by 2018 and later stride to Mars believe the greatest-ever gamble in the history of space may ultimately depend on keeping the mind and body sound. Anxiety, loneliness and tensions with crewmates, a daily battle to maintain fitness and avoid accidents, DNA-shredding radiation from solar flares or cosmic rays -- all these make mental and physical health the key to whether a long-term mission will succeed or fail catastrophically....
  • Russia to orbit world's most powerful telescope by 2008

    10/03/2006 11:06:30 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 647+ views ^ | October 3, 2006
    MOSCOW. Oct 3 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia will orbit its Radioastron telescope by the end of 2008, said Nikolai Kardashev, head of the Russian Physics Institute's Astro-Space Center. "It is expected that the astrophysical observatory Radioastron will be orbited in late 2007. A slight delay is possible. I think that in any case this will not happen later than 2008," Kardashev told a news conference on Tuesday. The total cost in creating the telescope is about 3 billion rubles, he said.
  • Griffin Tells Astronomers To Lower Expectations

    01/16/2006 9:53:39 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 165 replies · 1,978+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 1/14/2006 | Frank Morring, Jr.
    Aviation Week & Space Technology Griffin Tells Astronomers To Lower Expectations By Frank Morring, Jr. 01/14/2006 LOOKING TO THE STARS Astronomers in the U.S. can still look forward to a human servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope next year, and perhaps to big observatories on the far side of the Moon some day. But for the most part, the funding outlook at NASA for space science is tight as the agency shifts its focus to sending humans back to the Moon, meaning near-term priorities like searching for Earth-like planets around other stars will slip, and it will take longer...
  • NASA Science Team Testing Innovative Plasma Technology

    05/02/2005 3:11:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 494+ views
    NASA ^ | 05/02/05 | Steve Roy
    A team of engineers and scientists led by NASA have begun investigating the physics and performance of magnetic nozzles -- innovative devices that could support development of plasma-based propulsion systems.
  • India May Be First To Tell The World About ET Contact

    01/06/2005 10:50:20 PM PST · by Lori675 · 198 replies · 8,631+ views
    New Delhi is in the middle of a big secret internal debate. On one side the largest democracy of the world is eager to explain to its citizens and to the world about the ongoing contacts with the UFOs and extra-terrestrials. On the other hand there are invisible untold international protocols that prohibit doing anything that may cause worldwide fear and panic. It is well accepted between the UFO and extra-terrestrial experts that all the five nuclear powers are in contact with the beings from other stars for quite some time. Recently India has seen enormous news on UFO contacts...
  • Radio search for ET draws a blank

    03/28/2004 8:38:01 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 65 replies · 934+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Thursday, March 25, 2004 | By Dr David Whitehouse
    Astronomers have completed their most sensitive search yet for radio signals from intelligent life in space. They believe the best way to find ET is to look for a radio signal. Such signals can travel vast distances. The Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, supported by Jodrell Bank, searched over a period of 10 years. The scientists looked at 800 nearby stars with no evidence of a signal from ET. They say they have learned a lot, and plan another search next year. From the ashes The last star scrutinised by Project Phoenix - the most powerful search for intelligent...
  • Images Reveal Deepest Glance Into Universe

    03/10/2004 2:42:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 209+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2004 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    BALTIMORE, March 9 ó Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope said Tuesday that they had reached far enough out in space and back in time to be within "a stone's throw" of the Big Bang itself. In a ceremony that was part science workshop, part political rally and part starting gun for an astronomical gold rush, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute on the Johns Hopkins University campus unveiled what they said was the deepest telescopic view into the universe ever obtained. Along with detecting roughly 10,000 galaxies, the million-second exposure of a small patch of dark sky in...
  • Batteries created for deep-space exploration - NASA to send an exploration device to Pluto.

    08/04/2003 7:36:59 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 208+ views
    KTVB ^ | 08/04/03 | Associated Press
    IDAHO FALLS -- A team of Idaho scientists is working to ensure space exploration takes place in the future. The experts at Argonne National Laboratory-West are developing batteries called radioisotope thermoelectric generators. Their budget for the next 18 months is estimated at $21 million. Department of Energy officials moved the nation's space battery program from Ohio to Idaho last year because of security concerns stemming from the September eleventh terrorist attacks. The plutonium in the batteries produces heat, which can power spacecraft for decades. NASA plans to send an exploration device to Pluto in 2006.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-25-03

    06/25/2003 3:12:28 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 176+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-25-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 June 25 Galaxies in the GOODS Credit: NASA, ESA, GOODS Team, M. Giavalisco (STScI) Explanation: This tantalizing view of galaxies scattered near and far is part of the Hubble Space Telescope's contribution to the GOODS - the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey project. The GOODS' goal is to study galaxy formation and evolution over an unprecedent wide range of cosmic distances, therefore spanning time from the present...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-31-02

    08/30/2002 9:19:00 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 233+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-31-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 August 31 The Voyagers' Message in a BottleCredit: Voyager Project, JPL, NASA Explanation: Launched twenty-five years ago, NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are now over 10 billion kilometers from the Sun. Still operational, the Voyagers are being tracked and commanded through the Deep Space Network. Having traveled beyond the outer planets, these remarkable spacecraft are only the third and fourth human built artifacts to escape our...