NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft.
The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station.
Available for free on the iPhone and iPad, Spacecraft 3D brings some of the agency's robotic spacecraft to life, using augmented reality to "put high definition, three-dimensional models literally into the hands of kids of all ages."
The app currently features the twin GRAIL spacecraft, Ebb and Flow, currently orbiting the moon, and the Curiosity rover that will touch down on Mars on Aug. 5 at 10:31 p.m. PDT (Aug. 6 at 1:31 a.m. EDT).
Two of the most destructive fires in the history of Colorado and New Mexico have both now been contained.
Together, the High Park Fire in Colorado and the Little Bear Fire in New Mexico have burned well over one hundred thousand acres and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings, displacing thousands of people and taking one life.
Officials believe the blazes were caused by lightning strikes combined with dry hot summer conditions.
NASA partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has completed a successful test of the nose landing gear for its full-scale Dream Chaser engineering flight test vehicle.
The completed test and an upcoming flight test are part of SNC's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) agreement with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
On July 12, 1962, the Telstar satellite relayed the world's first transatlantic television signal.
Although operational for only a few months and relaying television signals of a brief duration, Telstar immediately captured the imagination of the world. The first images, those of President John F. Kennedy and of singer Yves Montand from France, along with clips of sporting events, images of the American flag waving in the breeze and a still image of Mount Rushmore.
Astronomers have puzzled over why some puny, extremely faint dwarf galaxies spotted in our Milky Way galaxy's back yard contain so few stars.
Hubble views of three of the small-fry galaxies reveal that their stars share the same birth date. The galaxies all started forming stars more than 13 billion years ago – and then abruptly stopped – all in the first billion years after the universe was born in the big bang.
A year after space shuttle Atlantis touched down to end the shuttle program, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is preparing for future missions.
Facilities are being remodeled to host a variety of spacecraft, rockets and companies to continue humanity's great adventure into space.
A new approach to an established fuel will be the focus of research, development and maybe production with the help of NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Cella Energy's American subsidiary has signed on with Kennedy to make its micro-bead technology practical enough to be used as a fuel in most kinds of machinery and even cars.
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Imagine if the rings of Saturn suddenly disappeared. Astronomers have witnessed the equivalent around a young sun-like star. Enormous amounts of dust known to circle the star are unexpectedly nowhere to be found.