NASA Successfully Flies A Helicopter On Mars
Flying into space and landing on another planet is already quite the accomplishment, but it seems that NASA has taken things further by not only landing on Mars, but they have also successfully flown a helicopter on the planet. By doing so, it makes it their first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
The Mars Perseverance Rover Uses The Same Processor As Apple’s 1998 iMac G3
Before Apple made the switch to Intel processors, the company was actually using a series of processors called the PowerPC that was co-developed by Apple, Motorola, and IBM. These processors were used in a number of Apple products, including the colorful iMac G3 computers that some of you might recall from the 1990s.
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Discovers Evidence Of A Megaflood On Mars
Living creatures, as we know them (including ourselves), need things like water to survive. Without water, humans and animals would die of dehydration. We also wouldn’t be able to do things like grow crops, which need water in order to grow and thrive, which is why it isn’t just as simple as packing up our bags and flying off to another planet.
NASA Just Sent Up A $23 Million Space Toilet To The ISS
There are a lot of things that we take for granted on Earth that we might not necessarily consider when in space. Take for example the humble pen, which works fine on Earth thanks to gravity, but in space, it’s an entirely different story which is why engineers had to create a special pen designed to work in zero gravity.
NASA Created A Necklace That Reminds Wearers Not To Touch Their Face
One of the common pieces of advice that is being given out now in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is that you should always, always wash your hands with soap and water, and that you should avoid touching your face as much as possible. This is because as we go about our hands touch all kinds of objects which may or may not contain traces of the virus.
NASA And Tom Cruise Are Working Together To Film A Movie In Space
When we watch movies that are based in space, there’s almost a 100% certainty that it was shot in some movie studio with a green/blue screen, along with a ton of CGI. However, it seems that if both NASA and actor Tom Cruise have their way, those screens may no longer be necessary.
NASA Will License Its Ventilators For Free
One of the pieces of medical equipment that is currently in high-demand due to the coronavirus outbreak are ventilators. The good news is that thanks to the folks at NASA, they are licensing out their ventilator design for free so that companies can start producing them without having to waste extra time or resources researching the design.
NASA Wants To Build A Giant Telescope In One Of The Moon’s Craters
Space is a vast and open place that is still largely unexplored by humans due to the current limitations of our technology. In fact, we are probably in our infancy when it comes to understanding space and knowing what is out there, but it seems that we are taking steps to figure it out.
Air Pollution In China Has Decreased Drastically Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak is still ongoing despite our best attempts to contain it. As a result, many places have been locked down and people have been sent home in quarantine. Photos out of China have depicted Wuhan, which is the epicenter for the virus, as a ghost town as many business have shut down and residents sent home.
NASA Builds Its Most Powerful Rocket To Date
Come 2024, NASA has plans to send astronauts to the moon as part of the organization’s Artemis project. To do so, NASA is building a rocket as part of its Space Launch System which they have recently shown off where they are calling it the most powerful rocket ever built. According to NASA, they claim that this rocket will be able to pack a multitude of things including Orion, astronauts, […]
You Can Now Fire Up Drones Using A Cannon
It looks like a group of intelligent people from Caltech University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have come up with a solution to deploy drones quickly.This can be incredibly useful when you want multiple drones airborne no matter what the reason is.The drone that we are talking about is known as SQUID (Streamlined Quick Unfolding Investigation Drone). Of course, the drone has to be something special that you can shoot […]
NASA To Test Its First All-Electric X-plane
Now that our future involves flying taxis, NASA is set to test its first all-electric X-plane to encourage and develop certification standards for an electric aircraft.NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is now at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center for testing.NASA plans to test the aircraft’s electric propulsion system to check its reliability and inform other aircraft manufacturers dealing with all-electric configurations.The X-57 is also termed as the X-57 Mod II (as […]
Hyundai Hires NASA Engineer For Its Flying Car Division
Many are wondering what the future looks like in terms of transportation. Will we still be driving cars on the roads 20 years from now? Will we be flying around on personal jetpacks? That remains to be seen, but it seems that Hyundai is interested in flying cars and they are looking to bolster their division with their most recent hire.
Insane Video Shows A Black Hole Swallowing A Star The Size Of Our Sun
Space can be fascinating because it’s so vast and we still have a lot of it that has yet to be discovered and fully understood. This is why we can totally understand the excitement behind a recent discovery in which for the first time ever, NASA has managed to capture a rare cosmic event with one of their newer telescopes.
NASA Will Open Moon Rock Samples Sealed After Apollo Missions
Apollo astronauts brought back hundreds of pounds of moon rocks on their return to Earth which have since been kept locked in a vault inside the Johnson Space Center. Few have had the privilege of seeing them in person and fewer still have been allowed to touch them. NASA will now be opening up some of the samples in decades so that geologists can run experiments on them using the […]
Data Stolen From NASA Lab Using Raspberry Pi
An audit report by NASA has revealed that a Raspberry Pi computer was used to steal data from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The credit card-sized computer was connected to JPL’s network and had undetected access to files for 10 months. More has been revealed in a report from NASA’s Office of the Inspector General this week.
Curiosity's Discovery Of Gas Levels On Mars Raises Hopes For Life
Much has been opined about the possibility of life on Mars. The rovers that have been sent up there so far have yet to send back data that conclusively determines that there was life on Mars at any point since the planet’s existence. However, a recent discovery of methane gas has hinted at the possibility of life on the Red Planet.
NASA Estimates Moon Landing Could Cost Between $20 To $30 Billion
NASA has already made its intention public of putting American astronauts back on the moon. It aims to do that by 2024 and the agency has now started to provide an idea of just how much it’s going to actually cost to do that. NASA administrator says that the next moon landing could cost between $20 to $30 billion.
NASA Wants To Open The International Space Station To Tourists
Have you ever wanted to go to space? If you have, you’ll be pleased to learn that NASA has announced their plans to open up the International Space Station (ISS) to tourists come 2020. The concept of space tourism isn’t new, but with NASA opening up the ISS, it will allow tourists to explore new places that were previously restricted.
NASA Is Now Letting You Sign Up For A Boarding Pass To Mars
Have you always dreamed of going into space and to explore new worlds and planets? If you have, your dream might sort of come true. NASA has announced that for those who are interested, they can sign up to get themselves a boarding pass to Mars. Now, this doesn’t mean that you will get to fly to Mars, but rather your name will be on the Mars 2020 rover, meaning […]