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Space Trivia! 'Star Trek Beyond' Stars Test Their NASA Knowledge

Space.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
Capt. James T. Kirk may have been able to pass the Kobayashi Maru exam while training at Starfleet Academy, but trivia questions give him a run for his money in this new Q&A with NASA. With the release of "Star Trek Beyond," which premieres today (July ...

Engineering professor using NASA satellite data to forecast forest fires

UCalgary News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Results from University of Calgary engineer Quazi Hassan's initial research have led the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to renew his funding to continue his multi-year research into forecasting where forest fires ...
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NASA Is Finally Digitizing the Viking Mission's 40-Year-Old Data

Smithsonian - ‎6 hours ago‎
"At one time, microfilm was the archive thing of the future," David Williams, a planetary curation scientist at NASA's Space Science Data Coordinated Archive, says in a statement. "But people quickly turned to digitizing data when the web came to be ...
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Saturn 'bends' its rings in striking NASA photo

CNET - ‎4 hours ago‎
NASA released a new image from the Cassini spacecraft on Monday. It shows Saturn's rings taking a dramatic-looking detour as they near the dark circle of the planet.

NASA sees formation of Tropical Depression 05W in infrared

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎5 hours ago‎
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over developing Tropical Depression 05W on July 25 at 517 UTC (6:47 a.m. EDT), the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder known as the AIRS instrument looked at the storm in infrared light.
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NASA spies major Hurricane Georgette

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎5 hours ago‎
On July 24, at 21:20 UTC (5:20 p.m. EDT) the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Hurricane Georgette in the eastern Pacific Ocean that showed an open eye with ...

NASA to map the surface of an asteroid

Phys.Org - ‎4 hours ago‎
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will launch September 2016 and travel to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to Earth for study.
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NASA Thinks It Can Send Humans to Martian Orbit By 2033

Inverse - ‎6 hours ago‎
At the NASA Advisory Council Human Exploration and Operations Committee Meeting on Monday, Bill Gerstenmaier, the associate administrator for HEO at the agency, said he believes we could have astronauts make it to Martian orbit - or conduct a ...
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Maybe It's Time To Actually Digitize That NASA Viking Data

Gizmodo - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
David Williams, a planetary curation scientist that works at the NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive, received a call in the early 2000s that jumpstarted the task.
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NASA spots largest solar flares since April

AZFamily - ‎7 hours ago‎
NASA caught the sun emitting particularly powerful flares on Friday and Saturday. (Source: NASA/CNN). (NASA/CNN) - NASA has spotted three mid-level solar flares. These are the largest spotted since April. The sun is currently in a period where there ...
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NASA wants more private uses of the International Space Station

Engadget - ‎22 hours ago‎
NASA doesn't just see the International Space Station as a place where government space agencies can work together in harmony -- it could be a business hub, too.
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This Proposed Lego Set Honors Women In NASA

Huffington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
More than 40 American women have flown in space, and many others have worked at NASA as cosmonauts, analysts, researchers and engineers.

NASA's Weird Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Actually Making Progress

Inverse - ‎2 hours ago‎
In case you weren't already aware, one of the things NASA plans to do in the 2020s is to send a robotic spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid, pick up a stray boulder off the surface, tug it back to the moon and drop it off in lunar orbit for astronauts ...

Star Trek inspires NASA to 'boldly go' to the final frontiers of our universe

ABC Online - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
It's been 50 years since Star Trek first urged us to "boldly go where no man has gone before," and now the team behind the Hubble Space Telescope has well and truly heeded the call.

New regs for Tuesday: Silica dust, horses and NASA property

The Hill - ‎9 hours ago‎
NASA property: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is moving forward with a rule that would require contractors in custody of $10 million or more in NASA-owned Property, Plant and Equipment to report financial on a monthly basis.
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Nasa Training Astronauts Underwater to Mimic Mars Mission Conditions

NDTV - ‎13 hours ago‎
Nasa has sent a team of astronauts to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on a 16-day mission to prepare for future deep space missions and the journey to Mars.

Destiny meets NASA in this fan-made mash up

VG247 - ‎13 hours ago‎
We don't know a lot about the Destiny universe. Well we don't if we haven't dedicated an entire week to reading through the grimoires at least.
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WATCH: 7 Amazing views of Earth captured by NASA

WKBW-TV - ‎8 hours ago‎
... northern hemisphere's summer months and the South Pole is more easily seen during the northern hemisphere's winter months.

Indy Children's Museum NASA exhibit opens with Purdue ties

wlfi.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
FILE - In this file photo from July 20, 1969, provided by NASA, shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S.
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