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Updates on recovery attempts for NASA IMAGE mission

IMAGE: This is the IMAGE spacecraft undergoing launch preparations in early 2000. view more  Credit: NASA After an amateur astronomer recorded observations of a satellite in high Earth orbit on Jan. 20, 2018, his initial research suggested it was the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) -- a NASA mission launched into orbit around Earth on March 25, 2000. Seeking to ascertain whether the signal indeed…

From B movies to ‘Breaking Bad’ — the good, the bad...

When the trailer was released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, complaints emerged that the droid BB-8's way of moving was impossible. Then it silenced nitpickers by rolling onto the stage at a Star Wars convention. This book argues that nitpickers do a disservice to science. A film-maker's imagination can help inspire innovation and push the scope of what's possible in the real world. At…

NASA TV to Air Russian Spacewalk at the International Space Station

Two veteran Russian cosmonaut spacewalkers will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 2, for a planned 6.5-hour station servicing session. Live coverage of the spacewalk will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 9:45 a.m. EST.

Investigation to combat muscular atrophy with implantable device

IMAGE: NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Terry Virts conduct Rodent Research investigations within the Microgravity Science Glovebox and the Rodent Habitat Module aboard the space station. view more  Credit: NASA Extended spaceflight takes a toll on many systems within the human body, including the musculoskeletal system. An investigation aboard the International Space Station will examine a drug compound and drug delivery system aimed at preventing, slowing,…

NASA poised to topple a planet-finding barrier

IMAGE: Goddard optics experts Babak Saif (left) and Lee Feinberg (right), with help from engineer Eli Griff-McMahon an employee of Genesis, have created an Ultra-Stable Thermal Vacuum system that they will... view more  Credit: Credits: NASA/W. Hrybyk NASA optics experts are well on the way to toppling a barrier that has thwarted scientists from achieving a long-held ambition: building an ultra-stable telescope that locates and images…

From B movies to Breaking Bad – The good, the bad...

When the trailer was released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, complaints emerged that the droid BB-8's way of moving was impossible. Then it silenced nitpickers by rolling onto the stage at a Star Wars convention. This book argues that nitpickers do a disservice to science. A film-maker's imagination can help inspire innovation and push the scope of what's possible in the real world. At…

European-Russian space mission steps up the search for life on Mars

IMAGE: These are the main photochemical pathways known or expected to occur on Mars and their relation to ACS measurement capabilities. view more  Credit: MIPT Press Office In 2013, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos -- the Russian governmental body responsible for space research -- agreed to cooperate on ExoMars, the first joint interplanetary mission between ESA and Russia. This project now involves scientists from 29…

NASA GOLD Mission to image Earth’s interface to space

On Jan. 25, 2018, NASA launches Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, a hosted payload aboard SES-14, a commercial communications satellite. GOLD will investigate the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth's uppermost atmosphere -- and is the first NASA science mission to fly an instrument as a commercially hosted payload. Space is not completely empty: It's teeming with fast-moving charged particles and…

Chasing dark matter with the oldest stars in the Milky Way

Just how quickly is the dark matter near Earth zipping around? The speed of dark matter has far-reaching consequences for modern astrophysical research, but this fundamental property has eluded researchers for years. In a paper published Jan. 22 in the journal Physical Review Letters, an international team of astrophysicists provided the first clue: The solution to this mystery, it turns out, lies among some of…

NASA Announces Updated Crew Assignments for Space Station Missions

NASA is announcing an addition to the NASA lineup for upcoming launches, and making changes to some assignments for International Space Station missions in 2018.
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