Articles about NASA

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.

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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 […]

NASA’s New Moon Mission Has A Name: Artemis
NASA has a solid plan to put a man on the moon once again and the agency now has a name for that mission: Artemis. It pays homage to the Apollo as the 50th anniversary of the mission’s culmination is this year and also signifies the possibility that this program will send the first woman to the Moon.

Metals Fraud Has Cost NASA $700 Million In Satellite Failures
Sending up a satellite into space is not a cheap endeavor, and as such, a lot of work is put into making sure that everything works right and that it can withstand the rigors of being sent up into space. Unfortunately, it seems that no thanks to an Oregon company by the name of Sapa Profiles, they might have cost NASA about $700 million in satellite failures.

SpaceX To Crash A Rocket Into An Asteroid For $69 Million
Private rocket company SpaceX has been awarded a $69 million NASA contract to redirect an asteroid off its intended path. It’s basically crashing a rocket into an asteroid hurtling towards the Earth in the hope that it would be enough to deflect it from its path and save the planet.