Science

December 24, 2012

Was NASA's New Space Suit Inspired by Buzz Lightyear?

A prototype space suit developed by NASA wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Toy Story. That’s because the suit, called Z-1, bears an uncanny resemblance to […]
December 23, 2012

Opportunity finds rich clay deposits

NASA’s long-lived Mars rover Opportunity that beat newcomer sister probe Curiosity to an area containing water-formed clay minerals, has found that the spot may be far […]
December 23, 2012

Orion assemblage on track for 2014 Launch

NASA is thrusting forward and making steady progress toward launch of the first space-bound Orion crew capsule -designed to carry astronauts to deep space. The agency aims for a […]
December 23, 2012

NASA offers free e-book for iPad owners

What a nice holiday gift from NASA: it’s an interactive e-book available in the iBookstore called Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries, featuring beautiful images, video and animations relating […]
December 22, 2012

NASA captures Solstice Solar Portrait

At 11:12 UT (6:12 a.m. EST), the world didn’t end (as far as I can tell), but it was a significant time none-the-less. That was the exact minute […]
December 22, 2012

One Less asteroid to worry about

Yay! Asteroid 2011 AG5 will not hit us in 2040! Up until now, I couldn’t say that with perfect certainty. Here’s the scoop: Last year, a 140-meter rock was discovered […]
December 21, 2012

SpaceShipTwo practices flying (with engines)

SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, completed a key flight test on Wednesday, gliding over the Californian Mojave Desert with its engine, fuel […]
December 21, 2012

How to Defend Earth From Asteroids

Cant see video? View Here The Earth sits in a cosmic shooting gallery. Millions of asteroids orbit the Sun, some on paths that cross that of […]
December 21, 2012

'I love what you've done with the place.' Chris Hadfield arrives at ISS

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and two other astronauts arrived Friday morning at the International Space Station, where they were greeted by three crewmembers already on board. […]