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NASA Will Give You $5,000 for Your Great Idea about the Manned Mars Mission

NASA Will Give You $5,000 for Your Great Idea about the Manned Mars Mission

By Josh Wolford May 6, 2015

NASA wants to put people on Mars. You should too. It just needs help with some ideas on how that’s gonna work. It’s contest time! “NASA is embarking on an ambitious journey to Mars and Tuesday announced a challenge inviting …

Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online

Google is showing a doodle for the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight. The Perseids are a well-known meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The point from which they appear to come lies in the Perseus constellation, which …

William Shatner and NASA Share Twitter Exchange

Iconic actor William Shatner tweeted to NASA on Saturday, and received an update on the status of the International Space Station. Back in April, NASA honored Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians, the Distinguished Public Service medal. The …

UAE Wants to Land on Mars by 2021, Launches Space Agency UAE Wants to Land on Mars by 2021, Launches Space Agency

The United Arab Emirates says it’s entering the space race. The country’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President & ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the formation of a new UAE space …

Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Year on Mars

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet in August 2012, nearly two years ago. However, today marks the one year Martian anniversary of the rover’s presence on Mars, a feat many thought would never been seen. Mars, …

Mars Flying Saucer Test Postponed By NASA Mars Flying Saucer Test Postponed By NASA

NASA is preparing to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere in order to test the technology that may be used to land on Mars. However, the test has been postponed many times due to incliment weather conditions. The next chance …

‘The Beast’ Asteroid Set to Pass Earth on June 8th

On Sunday, June 8th, an asteroid nicknamed “The Beast” will approach uncomfortably close to the Earth – 3.25 times the distance between the Earth and the moon, to be exact. The passing is uncomfortable for a couple of reasons: 1) …

Meteor Storm Not Over: Watch For Comet Caboose Weds. Meteor Storm Not Over: Watch For Comet Caboose Weds.

Did you witness the witching hour light show in the sky this morning? Me neither. It’s always nice to see these kinds of events live; but if you’re like me, you might have missed the Camelopardalid meteor shower on account …

Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky

Halley’s Comet isn’t scheduled to make its next appearance in the inner solar system for another 47 years, but the debris left in the wake of the comet’s 1986 trip to the Sun is still causing quite a light show …

William Shatner Honored by NASA for Service

NASA honored iconic actor William Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians Saturday, the Distinguished Public Service medal. Shatner received the citation while attending his own Hollywood Charity Horse Show in Los Angeles, which raises money for children’s causes. …

Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto, Hints At More Planets

Scientists discovered a pink dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, long thought to be a celestial no-man’s land. The object, officially called 2012 VP-113, is nicknamed “Biden” in jest after incumbent US Vice President Joe Biden. The …

Moon Craters Mapped by Amateurs as Well as the Pros

CosmoQuest, a collective of amateur astronomers that identify and map craters on various space objects, including the moon, has gotten so adept in their studies that their data has been used in scientific research and at times published. Stuart Robbins, …

Big Bang Waves Discovered by Scientists

In 1916, Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity. This theory, working with the underpinnings of the big bang, postulated that massive objects “bend” space-time and that this curvature is directly proportional to the energy and acceleration of the …

Winklevoss Twins Use Bitcoins To Go To Space

While others are busily speculating as to whether or not recent scandals, including multi-million dollar theft and even murder, will help spell the end for Bitcoins….these guys just used theirs to buy tickets to space. Clearly the Winklevoss Twins aren’t …

Winklevoss Twins Are Going to Space Thanks to Bitcoin and Richard Branson Winklevoss Twins Are Going to Space Thanks to Bitcoin and Richard Branson

Following in the footsteps of notable names like Lance Bass, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pursuing a trip into space–and they are paying their way with bitcoin. “Cameron and I have decided to use our bitcoin to take the plunge, …

North Korea Looks Like a Dark, Desolate Hellhole from Space

It’s not as if it’s all that surprising, but North Korea, when viewed at night from the International Space Station, looks devoid of life. I mean, wow. Here’s what NASA had to say about a recent image snapped as the …

Asteroid 2014: Cosmic Monster Missed Earth This Morning

A couple million miles may not sound like much of a “close call” with an asteroid. But compare it to the vast and empty light years upon light years surrounding this oxygenated rock ball we ride around on in infinite …