NASA, in a first-of-a kind agreement, has signed with Los Gatos based Skycorp to allow the group to attempt to contact and possibly command NASA’s International Sun-Earth Explorer-3.
The first meteors of a never-before-seen Memorial Day Weekend meteor shower, the Camelopardalids or ‘Giraffe’ shower, have already been seen, caught on camera, and cataloged, according to meteor researchers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View.
NASA announced the discovery of what could become a first ever meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids, delighting skywatchers with 200 meteors per hour for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, and potentially rivaling the Perseid meteor shower in August.
On April 22nd, NASA asked people around the globe to snap a photo of their location on the planet at that point and on Thursday they released the results of that world-wide photo hunt, a mosaic selfie of our planet as seen from space.
The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.
The flying saucer shapes of science fiction could actually prove to be the most efficient way to enter an extraterrestrial planet’s atmosphere, and on June 2nd, NASA plans to test that exact shape in a supersonic flight high over the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.
High-fidelity simulation models displayed at NASA Ames show a temperature map of the Untied States in the year 2100.
NASA asks private businesses to make their pitch for using the International Space Station for private commercial businesses. Companies will have to develop their own way to get there, though.
Two hundred thousand people have signed up for an unlikely trip, including some people from the Bay Area. They all want to volunteer for a trip to Mars.
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) crashed into the surface of the moon late Thursday night, but controllers are thrilled about the impact after a successful mission studying what little atmosphere the moon has.