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An ex-Microsoft billionaire just accused NASA of releasing seriously flawed data on asteroids

ScienceAlert - ‎10 hours ago‎
A former Microsoft chief technologist has just come out and accused NASA of making some fundamental mistakes in their assessment of the size of more than 157,000 near-Earth asteroids.
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Violent solar storms helped foster life on Earth, NASA says

ABC Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
NASA's paper explored why the Earth's climate was warm enough for liquid water to be present to encourage simple molecules and allow the planet to brew and incubate life.
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Science instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope successfully installed

Phys.Org - ‎2 hours ago‎
Inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the team crane-lifted the heavy science instrument package, lowered it into an enclosure on the back of the telescope, and secured it to the telescope.
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NASA To Expand "BEAM" The First Inflatable Habitat Docked on the ISS

Nature World News - ‎14 hours ago‎
NASA worked with Bigelow Aerospace to develop BEAM, the first inflatable living space module to be sent to space. The agency said that they are ready to inflate the balloon-like module and the inflation process can be viewed live through NASA TV.
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Four wild technologies lawmakers want NASA to pursue

Ars Technica - ‎May 24, 2016‎
It all sounds like science fiction, but a new budget for NASA proposed by the US House of Representatives includes seed money for all of these initiatives, some of which are receiving funding for the first time.
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NASA telescopes spot clues for how Giant Black Holes formed so quickly

Boing Boing - ‎16 hours ago‎
The researchers merged data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, and Spitzer Space Telescope to spot what are described as possible black hole seeds.

NASA Lets Scientists and Tourists Walk on Mars Using Microsoft 'HoloLens' Virtual Reality Program

Nature World News - ‎6 hours ago‎
NASA developed OnSight, a virtual reality program using Microsoft's HoloLens to enable tourists and scientists to walk on the surface of Mars.
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U.S. lawmaker orders NASA to plan for trip to Alpha Centauri by 100th anniversary of moon landing

Science Magazine - ‎May 23, 2016‎
It seems that the recently announced Breakthrough Starshot project—to send a privately funded fleet of tiny spacecraft to a nearby star—may have started a star rush.
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NASA Chief: Congress Should Revise US-China Space Cooperation Law

Voice of America - ‎13 hours ago‎
NASA says the U.S. can someday cooperate with China as it did with the Soviet Union on the Apollo-Soyuz joint project in 1975.

NASA gets another boost in funding, as does Planetary Science and Europa

The Planetary Society (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Commerce, Justice, and Science—the House of Representatives' subcommittee that oversees NASA spending—just released details on how they would fund the space agency in 2017.

NASA using satellites and 3D images to track tropics

WTVD-TV - ‎20 hours ago‎
Hurricane season starts in a week, and once again this year, NASA will play a huge role in forecasting. Powerful satellites orbit space bringing back 3D images captured inside tropical cyclones.

Story of NASA's black female mathematicians gets made into a movie

Engadget - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Katherine Johnson received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her contribution to America's Space Race, and soon more people will know what she did to deserve it.

How I Designed a Practical Electric Plane for NASA

IEEE Spectrum - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Recognizing the possibilities—and hoping to spur innovation—NASA recently challenged students to design a four-seat, all-electric aircraft capable of entering service by 2020.
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U.S. Lawmakers Want To Kill NASA's Mission To Send Astronauts To An Asteroid

Popular Science - ‎22 hours ago‎
A committee within the House of Representatives is recommending that Congress should not fund NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).
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NASA Probe Tracks Object in Solar System's Badlands

Discovery News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
With its primary mission far behind, NASA's New Horizons is getting used to its new role as humanity's deep space emissary.
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NASA's astronaut program receives record number of applications ahead of Mars mission

ABC Online - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A record number of people applied to be astronauts this year as the organisation embarks on its mission to get humans to Mars within two decades.
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KBR acquiring NASA contractor Wyle

SpaceNews - ‎22 hours ago‎
KBR acquiring NASA contractor Wyle. by Brian Berger - May 24, 2016. Wyle microbiologist Cherie Ombre prepares a sample of water for testing at the Molecular Biology Lab in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space ...
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NASA uses Microsoft's HoloLens and ProtoSpace to build its next Mars rover in augmented reality

GeekWire - ‎20 hours ago‎
HoloLens for rover design Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory check the design of a rover assembly using Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality system.
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India Successfully Tests Space Shuttle, Meanwhile Obama Keeps NASA Grounded

Daily Caller - ‎22 hours ago‎
People watch as India People watch as India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D6) blasts off carrying a 2117 kg GSAT-6 communication satellite from the Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, India, August 27, 2015.
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Could one of Jupiter's moons sustain life? NASA thinks so

WRIC - ‎19 hours ago‎
It is up in the air whether or not Europa has the raw materials and proportions of chemical energy to support life, and NASA scientists are interested to find out. The answer lies within how the environmental chemicals on the Jovian moon match that of ...
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