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September 12, 2013

Frog Launches With LADEE

Oh my! We’re not sure to laugh or cry on this one (maybe both). This frog gives new meaning to “flying leap,” (or giant leap). This […]
September 11, 2013

Team Attempts to Restore Communications

Deep Impact Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. – Ground controllers have been unable to communicate with NASA’s long-lived Deep Impact spacecraft. Last communication with the spacecraft […]
September 10, 2013

Mars One: The psychology of isolation, confinement and 24-hour Big Brother

Those sent to live and die on the red planet face untold risk of mental illness Since April, thousands of people have applied to take a one-way […]
September 9, 2013

Three of the Biggest Storms in Our Solar System that Don't Mess Around

Mother nature can be unforgiving when it comes to a storm that can wipe out your city. However, storms on other planets play in a different […]
September 6, 2013

Robot Astronaut Kirobo Calls Home From Space

The pint-sized android astronaut, which combines cuteness and cutting-edge technology, is the first robot to have spoken from space according to researchers behind Kirobo. No bigger […]
September 4, 2013

Inside NASA’s Mission Improbable: catching an asteroid

WASHINGTON—NASA is looking for a rock. It has to be out there somewhere — a small asteroid circling the sun and passing close to Earth. It […]
September 2, 2013

So, You’re Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again, and welcome back to – So, You’re Interested in Astronomy? If you remember, so far we’ve looked at a number of brilliant facts about […]
September 1, 2013

Yesterday I went to Woodlawn high school to see a robotics competition. There were 20 high school teams from around the region. The robots had to […]
August 31, 2013

A Brief History of the Space Suit

1. Navy Mark IV (1961-1963) (main picture) Based on the designs for high-altitude jet aircraft pressure suits used by the U.S. Navy, the Navy Mark IV […]