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Leading Space Experts to Describe How Finding Life Beyond Earth is Within Reach

July 9th, 2014

Is the Earth unique? Are we alone in the universe? We are the first generation with the technological and scientific ability to answer these timeless questions. Most scientists today agree that finding life in space is no longer a question of if, but when. A panel of leading experts in astrophysics will describe the scientific […]

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Watch It! NASA Set to Fly Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (Update 2)

July 21st, 2012

UPDATE: IRVE-3 Scores Successful Test A large inflatable heat shield developed by NASA’s Space Technology Program has successfully survived a trip through Earth’s atmosphere while travelling at hypersonic speeds up to 7,600 mph. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) was launched by sounding rocket at 7:01 a.m. Monday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops […]

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Neil Armstrong Medal Goes to “Hero of the Hudson”

November 10th, 2010

Two American aerospace heroes are to meet at week’s end at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The first human to step onto the Moon, Neil Armstrong, will present the Neil Armstrong Medal of Excellence to Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, captain of the US Airways airliner that, just after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport on Jan. […]

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Space Elevator for the Moon Proposed

July 12th, 2010

Credit: LiftPort Group   It is not science fiction. It’s a way to colonize space using today’s technologies and materials. That’s the view of advocates for planting a space elevator on the Moon. The concept would consist of a ribbon made of very strong and very light material — carbon nanotubes being a material of […]

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NASA’s Summer of Innovation Shifts into High Gear

June 9th, 2010

Credit: White House   Thousands of middle school students and teachers are to be engaged with NASA through its Summer of Innovation initiative, to be kicked off on June 10. The effort is focused on stimulating math and science-based education programs. NASA’s goal is to increase the number of future scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, with […]

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