James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed Again

NASA has announced that it has delayed the James Webb Space Telescope launch after an independent review board unanimously recommended that the development work on the new telescope should continue. In light of the recommendation, NASA has decided to delay the launch of its next major telescope to 2021. For those who are unaware, the James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to NASA’s famous Hubble Telescope.


Apple Furthers Their Self-Driving Car Initiative With New Hires

For a while we’ve known about Apple’s interest in self-driving cars and the technology behind it. We’re not sure what the company plans to do about it, but whatever the company is planning for the technology is certainly progressing thanks to a recent hire in the form of Jaime Waydo, a senior engineer who previously worked with Waymo and was also at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


NASA Sending A Helicopter To Mars

As part of its 2020 mission to put a more advanced rover on the Red Planet, NASA has announced that it’s going to send a small helicopter to Mars. This would make it the first time that an aircraft like the helicopter will be used outside our planet. The Mars Helicopter that NASA has developed is going to travel to the neighboring planet with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover. It’s […]


James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed

There’s some bad news for those who have been following NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope project. It’s the successor to the Hubble telescope that has been at the center of many a discovery up in space. It’s going to be 100x more powerful than the Hubble. NASA was previously planning to launch the telescope between March and June 2019 but it has confirmed today that the James Webb Space Telescope […]


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Study Finds Prolonged Time In Space Can Change Your DNA [Update]

Update – Turns out the original report by Business Insider was not completely accurate. According to a statement released by NASA Johnson Space Center News Chief Kelly O. Humphries, “Mark and Scott Kelly are still identical twins. Scott’s DNA did not fundamentally change. What researchers did observe are changes in gene expression, which is how your body reacts to your environment. This likely is within the range for humans under stress, such as […]


Trump Administration Thinking About Privatizing International Space Station

It was reported last year that the International Space Station could be decommissioned by 2024 but if a new report is to be believed, that might not happen. That’s because the Trump administration is now believed to be thinking about privatizing the massive international experiment that orbits the planet. The administration is now mulling the idea of handing over the International Space Station to the private industry.


NASA Testing Implant That Could Slow Down Muscle Deterioation

For those unfamiliar, muscle atrophy is when we do not regularly use or exercise our muscles, leading to them weakening and deterioating. This is especially prevalent in astronauts as maintaining muscle mass while in space has proven to be an issue, where astronauts typically require physiotherapy when they get back to Earth after their missions in space.


NASA To Test Atomic Clock For Deep Space Navigation This Year

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been trying to perfect a clock for 20 years because accurate timekeeping is very important to navigation in space. The Deep Space Atomic Clock or DSAC is being built for deep space exploration. The space agency has said that it’s going to test this atomic clock later this year.


Lego Women Of NASA Set Available From November 1st

Lego confirmed earlier this year that it was building a “Women of NASA” set. The idea was actually submitted to the company by Maia Weinstock, the MIT deputy news editor, in its Lego Ideas competition. The set is ready now and will soon be available for purchase. Lego has confirmed that the Women of NASA set will be sold starting next month.


NASA Is Building A New Supersonic Plane

Many of us have never sat inside a supersonic plane. We might have had a chance if the Concorde was still around but that supersonic plane was grounded a long time back. However, it seems that we might be able to travel faster than the speed of sound on a commercial flight in a couple of decades. NASA has designed a new supersonic plane that will not only drastically reduce […]


NASA Releases Historical Footage On YouTube

NASA wants to make it easier for people researching into its discoveries and achievements to find what they’re looking for. To that end, the agency has now announced that it’s releasing hundreds of videos containing important historical footage on YouTube. This footage spans several decades and shows just how things have advanced at the space agency.


Apple’s Latest AR Hire Used To Work At NASA

Apple and its CEO’s love for augmented reality is pretty well-known and well-documented, which is why there has been speculation that the iPhone 8 could somehow see the company introduce some AR features to it, and it seems that Apple’s latest hire isn’t doing them any favors in quieting the speculation.


NASA Will Stream From Space In 4K For The First Time Ever On April 26th

If you’re not used to watching 4K content the sheer quality can take you by surprise. 4K televisions and monitors are getting cheaper and content is becoming easier to find. If you happen to own a display that’s capable of 4K resolution, you might want to tune in on April 26th because that’s when NASA is going to join forces with Amazon to stream live in 4K from space.


SpaceX And NASA Working To Identify Landing Spots On Mars

NASA has been working with the aim of putting humans on Mars for a very long time. It’s not alone in this endeavor, many private companies on working on something similar, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX. According to a new report, SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing spots on the Red Planet. They will study the viability of the spots that they pick in a bid to […]