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Send your name to Mars on NASA's next rover

Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — stenciled on chips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity's first round trip ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Can't Afford To Go To Mars? NASA Can Send Your Name Instead

If you feel a trip to Mars is not possible in this lifetime, NASA is giving you an opportunity to send your name to the Red Planet instead. NASA announced on its official blog that it is giving people an opportunity to send their names, stencilled on chips, which ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NASA wants you to get your boarding pass to Mars

You probably won't visit Mars for a long time, if ever. You might have a way to go in spirit, though. NASA has introduced a "Send Your Name" campaign that will put your name on the Mars 2020 rover, leaving a long-term record of your name on the Red Planet.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on the Moon by 2024? It's Unlikely

The Trump administration announced an ambitious goal in March: It wants to send American astronauts back to the moon in just five years — four years earlier than the previous target of 2028. Last week, the White House sought to add $1.6 billion to NASA's ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Space City: NASA builds its empire outside of Houston

Schools, streets and buildings adopted the space moniker, hailing a time when easily recognizable astronauts and their families settled in the area. Murals were painted, signs were hung and famous NASA slogans -- "The Eagle Has Landed" and "Houston, ...
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Your smartphone is light years ahead of NASA computers that guided Apollo moon landings

Our special anniversary coverage explores how the country came together to fulfill President John F. Kennedy's goal of reaching the lunar surface by 1970, NASA's bold missions - and crippling tragedies - since that historic day, and the future of space ...
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Disappointment following NASA's cancellation of first-ever all-female spacewalk

Last month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) failed to make history by scrapping the first ever all-female spacewalk, which would have taken place on 29th March. Image Credit: WikiImages on Pixabay. Last minute, the space agency ...
Thursday, April 11, 2019

NASA Moon landing: 'We're going in 2024' NASA chief accepts challenge to land on Moon

When NASA returns to the Moon after 47 years since the 1972 Apollo 17 mission and last lunar landing, the space agency aims to establish a permanent residence on the Moon. The incredible mission statement was made by NASA administrator Jim ...
Thursday, April 11, 2019

UFO sighting: 'Alien base on Mars' CONFIRMED in NASA archival photos - SHOCK claim

The supposed alien base was snapped by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey Mission near Olympus Mons – the largest known volcano in the solar system. NASA's incredible photo shows rocky structures towards the bottom right of the image, which according to ...
Thursday, April 11, 2019

நட்சத்திரத்தை விழுங்கி சுருங்கும் கருந்துளை ஒன்றை நாசா ...

J1820 எனப் பெயரிடப்பட்டிருந்த இக் கருந்துளையை மிட் (MIT) ஆராய்ச்சியாளர்கள், மேரிலேண்ட் பல்கலைக்கழக ஆராய்ச்சியாளர்கள் மற்றும் நாசா விஞ்ஞானிகள் சேர்ந்தே கண்டுபிடித்து ...

Hubble's most advanced camera shut down: NASA

WASHINGTON: The operations of the Hubble Space Telescope's most technologically advanced camera have been suspended after it encountered a hardware problem, NASA said. However, the telescope will continue to perform science observations with ...
Thursday, January 10, 2019

FYI: NASA eggheads can't fix a knackered Hubble space 'scope camera – thanks ...

The Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's beloved Hubble Space Telescope is right now out of order due to a hardware glitch, the space agency confirmed this week. “At 1723 UTC on Jan 8, the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope suspended ...
Thursday, January 10, 2019

तकनीकी खराबी से हब्बल का सबसे आधुनिक कैमरा हुआ बंद : नासा

वाशिंगटन, 10 जनवरी (भाषा) अंतरिक्ष की दुर्लभ तस्वीरें लेने में सक्षम हब्बल अंतरिक्ष टेलीस्कोप के सबसे आधुनिक कैमरे में हार्डवेयर से संबंधित खराबी आ जाने से इसके कैमरे ने काम करना बंद कर दिया है, जिससे हब्बल अंतरिक्ष टेलीस्कोप का संचालन बाधित हो गया। नासा ने यह जानकारी दी। अमेरिकी अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी ने एक बयान में कहा कि टेलीस्कोप के सबसे आधुनिक कैमरे 'वाइड फील्ड कैमरा 3' में खराबी आ गयी है। हालांकि इसके तीन अन्य उपकरण ठीक हालत में हैं और इनकी मदद से यह वैज्ञानिक अवलोकन करता रहेगा, जबकि 'वाइड फील्ड कैमरा 3' की अनियमितता का भी पता लगा लिया गया है। अंतरिक्ष ...

Hubble Space Telescope's most advanced camera shut down: NASA

NASA said that the camera is equipped with back up electronics that can be called to action should they be needed to recover the instrument. Hubble is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, providing an unobstructed view into the ...
Thursday, January 10, 2019

It Took Just Two NASA Interns To Discover A Whole New Planet Twice The Size Of ...

ALSO READ: NASA Spacecraft Sets A Milestone, Begins Orbiting An Asteroid; To Return Home With Dust Samples. “It's a very exciting discovery due to how it was found, its temperate orbit and because planets of this size seem to be relatively uncommon,” ...
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Citizen scientists find new planet using NASA telescope

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a world roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star's habitable zone, the range of orbital distances where liquid water may exist on the planet's surface. The ...
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Six breathless minutes: How Nasa InSight probe landed on Mars, explained step ...

When Nasa's InSight probe entered Mars's atmosphere early this morning, it was barrelling towards the bare, rusty expanse below at nearly 16 times the speed of sound. But in six minutes and 25 seconds, this supersonic rush slowed to a jogger's pace ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mars touchdown: NASA spacecraft survives supersonic plunge

An engineer smiles next to an image of Mars sent from the InSight lander shortly after it landed on Mars in the mission support area of the space flight operation facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

InSight Is Catching Rays On Mars, Says NASA

After the successful launch of NASA's InSight on Mars on Monday, the spacecraft has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, that is currently ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA's InSight spacecraft sends back selfie from Mars

NASA has released the first image of the spacecraft InSight from the surface of Mars, after it successfully reached the planet after almost seven months travelling through space. The Mars Odyssey orbiter relayed images of the spacecraft from its ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA's InSight lander is basically about to play an epic claw game on Mars

On Monday at 11:52:59 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, NASA successfully landed the InSight spacecraft on the surface of Mars. The intrepid spacecraft survived 'seven minutes of terror' during landing only to softly touch down on the dusty surface of the ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Don't miss: Twitter went nuts for this Nasa handshake after InSight Mars landing

If you thought we were describing the flawless landing executed by Nasa's InSight probe on Mars this morning, you only get points for a good guess. Space missions are complex, but so was the blur of brushing fingers, pounding fists and swaying hips ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What it was like to 'watch' NASA's InSight land on Mars with the people who ...

Just before noon on Monday, every person in the Theodore von Kármán Auditorium at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California sat on the cusps of their seats. They stared straight ahead at a video screen showing a live view from inside JPL's ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mars landing: NASA engineers celebrate with elaborate handshake inspired by ...

It's 2018, so if you get to celebrate a touchdown with an elaborate dance or handshake, you should certainly get to do the same if you help successfully land a spacecraft on another planet. NASA accomplished the latter sort of touchdown this week when ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA administrator: 'The US is returning to the surface of the moon, and we're ...

The last time NASA landed a spacecraft on the moon was in December 1972. The US space agency said it's about to announce "moon partnerships" with American companies to return to the lunar surface. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine claimed the new ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Upon further review, NASA engineers' NFL-inspired touchdown dance is the best

To land on Mars, NASA's InSight landing module hurtled 12,300 miles per hour through the planet's blazing hot atmosphere while attempting to screech to a halt above the surface and plop down gently on Martian turf. And it had to do it all without ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA Expected to Announce Return to Moon, Partnership with American Companies

NASA and its partners will work together to explore the moon as part of Space Policy Directive-1, which was signed by President Donald Trump last December. The directive began a return to manned lunar missions, as well as missions to Mars and beyond, ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA's best pictures of all time: Stunning images show space agency's history

Influential photographs show NASA's achievements including the famous footprints on the first moon landing, the first colour image of the Earth taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts, and an extraordinary image of Ed White who became the first American to ...
Friday, July 27, 2018

NASA's New Planet Hunter Begins Its Search for Alien Worlds

NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is officially at work. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for alien worlds around stars not too far from the sun, began gathering science data Wednesday (July 25), members ...
Friday, July 27, 2018

NASA's planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

Initially slated for a two-year mission, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soars in an elliptical, 13.7-day cycle around the Earth. It's a unique and extreme orbit that's never been used before, varying as close as 67,000 miles and as ...
Friday, July 27, 2018

NASA's next-gen exoplanet hunter gets to work

NASA's next-generation exoplanet hunter began its science mission this week. On July 25, the unmanned Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) got to work on its two-year whole-sky survey to seek out planets outside our solar system by looking at ...
Friday, July 27, 2018