Space

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'

on Thursday, 17 April 2014. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

Paul Hertz: “The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward finding worlds like our planet Earth.”

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

NASA Solicits New Collaborative Partnerships with Commercial Space Industry

on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

Gerstenmaier: "The growing U.S. commercial spaceflight industry is opening low-Earth orbit in ways that will improve lives on Earth, drive economic growth and power 21st century innovations."

NASA Solicits New Collaborative Partnerships with Commercial Space Industry

Building on the success of NASA's commercial spaceflight initiatives, agency officials announced Monday plans to solicit proposals from U.S. private enterprises for unfunded partnerships to collaboratively develop new commercial space capabilities.

Mr. Rohrabacher's Additional Views on the Science Space & Technology FY 2014 Budget

on Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech, Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Rohrabacher: "We have not yet received a budget request from the President for Fiscal Year 2014, and the previous request did not contain any real budget planning for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)."

Mr. Rohrabacher's Additional Views on the Science Space & Technology FY 2014 Budget

By the office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher 

Although I strongly agree with much of the Committee’s Views and Estimates, there is one specific area on which I wish to state a different view, as I have done for the past few years.

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds

on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds

Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a significant increase in the number of known small-sized planets more akin to Earth than previously identified exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system.

NASA Technology to Help Develop Noninvasive Medical Treatments

on Monday, 10 February 2014. Posted in Space, Biology, Health, U.S., Sci/Tech

Kushman: “It's not just science fiction anymore. All indications are that 21st century life sciences will change dramatically during the next several decades, and GRoK is working to define the forefront of a new scientific wave.”

NASA Technology to Help Develop Noninvasive Medical Treatments

NASA has signed two patent license agreements with GRoK Technologies LLC of Houston to help develop novel biotechnology approaches that could have multiple applications in space and on Earth. The agreements are the results of the agency's Technology Transfer Program, which helps opens up NASA's research and technology to the public for use and development.

Kennedy Runway a Proving Ground for Hennessey

on Wednesday, 22 January 2014. Posted in Space, Automotive, Business, Sci/Tech

David Cox: "There needs to be a strong research and development aspect to the test runs in order to justify the use of a unique, taxpayer-funded facility."

Kennedy Runway a Proving Ground for Hennessey

A major name in automotive development brought one of his exotic vehicles to the 3.5-mile-long runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently to evaluate its aerodynamics and to see how the car would handle throughout its performance range.

NASA's Commercial Crew Partners Aim to Capitalize on 2013 Successes in 2014

on Wednesday, 15 January 2014. Posted in Space, Aerospace, Sci/Tech

Kathy Lueders: "The new year offers exciting opportunities for these companies to demonstrate the reach and potential of their hard-earned innovations."

NASA's Commercial Crew Partners Aim to Capitalize on 2013 Successes in 2014

Several companies, working closely with NASA, ended 2013 with an impressive string of achievements to build on in 2014 as the American aerospace industry continues to develop and demonstrate commercial human spaceflight capabilities with the potential to support both commercial and government customers.

NASA, Obama Administration Highlight International Space Station Extension at Global Forum

on Friday, 10 January 2014. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns: "We all share a deep stake in extending humanity’s reach further into the solar system, advancing innovation further and faster, and extending the benefits of discovery to more people in more places."

NASA, Obama Administration Highlight International Space Station Extension at Global Forum

Speaking at a global space exploration forum Thursday, John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, explained the importance of President Obama's decision to extend International Space Station (ISS) operations until at least 2024.

NASA Developing Legs for Space Station's Robonaut 2

on Wednesday, 11 December 2013. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

Michael Gazarik: "Our investment in robotic technology development is helping us to bolster productivity by applying robotics technology and devices to fortify and enhance individual human capabilities, performance and safety in space."

NASA Developing Legs for Space Station's Robonaut 2

NASA engineers are developing climbing legs for the International Space Station's robotic crewmember Robonaut 2 (R2), marking another milestone in space humanoid robotics.

NASA's Chandra Helps Confirm Evidence of Jet in Milky Way's Black Hole

on Thursday, 21 November 2013. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

Zhiyuan Li: "For decades astronomers have looked for a jet associated with the Milky Way's black hole. Our new observations make the strongest case yet for such a jet."

NASA's Chandra Helps Confirm Evidence of Jet in Milky Way's Black Hole

Astronomers have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles. Finally they have found it, in new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope.

NASA Hails Success of Commercial Space Program

on Thursday, 14 November 2013. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden: "America’s best days in space exploration are ahead of us thanks to the grit and determination of those in government, and the private sector, who dare to dream big dreams and have the skills to turn them into reality."

NASA Hails Success of Commercial Space Program

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency’s public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week.

Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

on Monday, 28 October 2013. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

LLCD manager Don Cornwell: "Just imagine the ability to transmit huge amounts of data that would take days in a matter of minutes. We believe laser-based communications is the next paradigm shift in future space communications."

Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

In the early morning hours of Oct. 18, NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) made history, transmitting data from lunar orbit to Earth at a rate of 622 Megabits-per-second (Mbps). That download rate is more than six times faster than previous state-of-the-art radio systems flown to the moon.

NASA Releases Movie of Sun's Canyon of Fire

on Friday, 25 October 2013. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

Images of a gigantic filament eruption on the sun were captured on Sept. 29-30, 2013, by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.

NASA Releases Movie of Sun's Canyon of Fire

A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion.  Visualizers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. combined two days of satellite data to create a short movie of this gigantic event on the sun.

Asteroid 2013 TV135 - A Reality Check

on Friday, 18 October 2013. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

With only a week of observations for an orbital period that spans almost four years, its future orbital path is still quite uncertain, but this asteroid could be back in Earth's neighborhood in 2032.

Asteroid 2013 TV135 - A Reality Check

Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept. 16, when it came within about 4.2 million miles (6.7 million kilometers). The asteroid is initially estimated to be about 1,300 feet (400 meters) in size and its orbit carries it as far out as about three quarters of the distance to Jupiter's orbit and as close to the sun as Earth's orbit. It was discovered on Oct. 8, 2013, by astronomers working at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Ukraine. As of Oct. 14, asteroid 2013 TV135 is one of 10,332 near-Earth objects that have been discovered. 

Astronomers Uncover a 'Transformer' Pulsar

on Wednesday, 25 September 2013. Posted in Space, Sci/Tech

Astronomer Sergio Campana: "This transitional object took us decades to find, and it provides us with a unique opportunity to observe a pulsar's intense magnetic field in action."

Astronomers Uncover a 'Transformer' Pulsar

An international team of scientists using a fleet of orbiting X-ray telescopes, including NASA's Swift and Chandra X-ray Observatory, has discovered a millisecond pulsar with a dual identity. In a feat that has never before been observed, the star readily shifts back and forth between two mutually exclusive styles of pulsed emission -- one in X-rays, the other in radio.

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