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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With the International Space Station

The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The docking represents another as-planned step in what is NASA’s first privatized cargo and resupply mission under its Commercial Resupply Services contract, after …

Mars Rover Curiosity Scoops Martian Soil for the First Time [VIDEO]
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Last week, NASA announced that they were in preparations to begin the surface testing phase of the Curiosity mission, meaning that they were about to start scooping up Martian soil. And now, NASA has revealed the first photo and video …

SpaceX Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) yesterday evening launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The Dragon was lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 am, right on schedule. The vehicle carries cargo and supplies bound for the International …

Mars Rover Joins Foursquare, Checks-in at Gale Crater Mars Rover Joins Foursquare, Checks-in at Gale Crater

Having checked-in at nearly every place on Earth, it’s about time Foursquare users have moved on to another planet. But in order to do this, the social network needed a brand new member. Luckily, the Mars rover Curiosity has obliged. …

NASA Preparing For Privatized ISS Resupply Launch Next Week
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NASA this week is preparing for the first SpaceX launch under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. NASA has not had the capability, on its own, to deliver and return cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) since …

Watch the Curiosity Rover’s Descent at 30 FPS
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NASA’s original video of the Curiosity rover’s descent was amazing, fascinating, incredible, awe-inspiring, and worthy of every other superlative you can think of. But the video was on rendered at 4 FPS. Last month, one YouTube user uploaded an amazing …

NASA TV Replays Kennedy’s Moon Speech Exactly 50 Years Later
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NASA is set to relive history as it happened today, and they want you to come along for the ride. At exactly 11:15 am ET, NASA TV will ait a high quality stream of President Kennedy’s famous 1962 “Moon speech,” …

Bill Nye to Host ISS Live Stream Featuring YouTube Space Lab Experiments

Back in March, YouTube announced the winners of their Space Lab competition, which challenged high schoolers to design experiments that could be performed in space. After traveling through a panel of judges (including Stephen Hawking!), the two winning experiments featured …

Mars Rover Beams a Human Voice Back to Earth
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The current Curiosity rover mission to Mars just keeps getting cooler by the day, as NASA continues to release new images from the rover’s main cameras. Looking at the surface of Mars is awe-inspiring in its own right, but now …

NASA Picked These 5 Ideas To “Revolutionize” American Space Capabilities

NASA announced on Friday that it has selected five technologies to fund, which could “revolutionize America’s space capabilities”. Earlier this year, NASA launched its Game Changing Development program, calling for proposals focused on “sudden and unexpected innovations” that could potentially …

National Geographic Tweets @ Aliens

National Geographic’s Chasing UFOs sent about 20,000 tweets to space, in response to the “Wow! Signal”. It’s a crowdsourced project aimed at telling beings in outer space a bit about the human race. I’ll let Chasing UFOs explain: Tweets were …

These Guys Want to Launch a Reality Show on Mars in 2023
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A human settlement on the Red Planet is only about a decade away, according to the folks at the privately funded space project Mars One. “Mars One will take humanity to Mars in 2023, to establish the foundation of a …

Just WTF Has NASA Done for You? New Site Gives You the Answers Just WTF Has NASA Done for You? New Site Gives You the Answers

So, you’ve heard of NASA, right? Yeah, the space guys – the ones in the news recently for dropping a one-ton rover on the surface of Mars. Pretty impressive stuff if you ask me. But, some people need to be …

After Landing On Mars, NASA Blows Up A Moon Lander
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The big news this week, and maybe even all year, is that NASA has officially landed on Mars again. The The Curiosity Mars Rover touched down on the red planet earlier this week and has been sending back gorgeous pictures …

Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World From A Giant Asteroid
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I won’t go into why I absolutely despise the film Armageddon. It just never did anything for me and it made me realize at a young age that Steven Tyler should never do rock ballads. Despite the film’s weaknesses, it …

Curiosity Beams Back First Color Panorama of Mars
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Well, this is cool. Earlier in the week, NASA promised us bigger, color photos from the surface of Mars. And what do you know, mark them good on their word. That’s because the Curiosity rover has just sent the first …

Curiosity Rover Gives Us First 3D Images From Mars
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Early monday morning, while much of the east coast was asleep, NASA landed the most technologically advanced mars rover ever, the Curiosity, on the surface of the Red Planet. And ever since, we’ve been treated to photos and videos from …

Curiosity Rover Descends To The Martian Surface [VIDEO]

Like many people who dreamed of being an astronaut when they were kids, I’m pretty awestruck when it comes to anything NASA (and space in general). Because of that, I’ve been anxiously awaiting any updates from NASA concerning the Curiosity …

New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color
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UPDATE: NASA has released the first video of the descent. Since the Curiosity rover landed safely on the surface of Mars earlier today, we’ve only been treated to a few black and white photos from the rover’s rear Hazcam. Of …

Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars
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Earlier this morning, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made a safe and intact landing onto the surface of Mars, inside the Gale crater next to a three-mile high mountain. The nearly one-ton rover completed a nine-month journey by acing the landing, …

Mars Rover: NASA Celebrates the Curiosity Landing [PHOTOS]

Early this morning (around 1:32 am EDT), the most advanced Mars rover in the history of the space program touched down on the surface of Mars. The nearly 2,000-pound Curiosity executed a complex series of entry and landing maneuvers and …