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SpaceX's Red Dragon mission will cost around $320 million, NASA hints

The Verge - ‎6 hours ago‎
SpaceX's upcoming Red Dragon mission - the company's plan to send one of its Dragon capsules to Mars in 2018 - is estimated to cost around $320 million, Space News reports.
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Mars Colonists Must 'Live Off the Land': NASA Report - ‎13 hours ago‎
Long-term human colonization of Mars is feasible, as long as Red Planet pioneers "live off the land," a recent NASA report concludes. "There are massive resources on Mars obtainable from the atmosphere and extracted from the regolith which are capable ...
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Saturn Gets Warped! NASA Spots Bizarre Bend in Rings - ‎13 hours ago‎
A bizarre new photo captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a strange bend in Saturn's two outermost rings. The apparent bend in Saturn's A and F rings can be seen where the rings pass behind the planet.
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Watchdog warns that cost overruns could plague NASA's new rocket

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
NASA's $23 billion program to build a powerful new rocket and spacecraft that could carry astronauts to the moon or even Mars faces potential cost overruns and schedule delays, a government watchdog warned Wednesday.
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NASA peers through its SpeX: Aha! Jupiter's globe-warming hotspot

The Register - ‎7 hours ago‎
Jupiter's Great Red Spot may be responsible for stirring an atmospheric hotspot into a frenzy, causing it to be hundreds of degrees warmer than anywhere else on the planet.

Proposed Lego set honoring women of NASA wants your vote

CNET - ‎7 hours ago‎
The set comes with Lego minifigures for five accomplished female NASA scientists, including computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, who developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo moon missions, and scientist and mathematician Katherine Johnson ...
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NASA sees compact Tropical Storm Frank weakening NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Infrared data taken July 26 at 2053 UTC (4:53 p.m. EDT) from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Frank was a compact storm. The center was surrounded by a small area of strong ...
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Mirinae approaching landfall NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Mirinae early on July 27 as it flew over the South China Sea's Gulf of Tonkin.

NASA releases 'Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You' video

Phys.Org - ‎11 hours ago‎
NASA astronaut and molecular biologist Kate Rubins, Ph.D., will sequence DNA from a bacterium, virus and mouse in space for the first time, using a portable, nanopore sequencer, to confirm that the technology and technique work correctly in space ...
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NASA puts lenses through a different drill to stare at the Sun

The Register - ‎17 hours ago‎
NASA Goddard boffins and engineers have taken inspiration from the Fresnel lens to craft a “photon sieve” they hope will help them observe the processes that heat the sun's corona.
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When Hillary Clinton was rejected by NASA: 'We don't accept girls'

Firstpost - ‎16 hours ago‎
So I wrote a letter to the NASA space agency and asked how I could become an astronaut. And I got a letter back saying that they weren't accepting women.
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Here's why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time

TechCrunch - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
On September 8, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to an asteroid and return a sample of it back to Earth - NASA's first mission of this type. In doing so, NASA hopes to learn more about the early formation of the solar system and ...

NASA Swimmers Impress at Brown Deer Sectionals (VIDEO)

SwimSwam - ‎10 hours ago‎
NASA is a swim club run out of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. This past weekend at the Brown Deer Sectionals, they were led by rising college freshmen Reilly Lanigan, Azra Avdic, Jamie Kolar, and Iana Wolff along with rising high school ...
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NASA to Digitize Vikings Mission To Reveal Mysteries on Mars

Nature World News - ‎11 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 said in a statement published by the Smithsonian. "But people quickly turned to digitizing ...

NASA's IMERG shows Darby's rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎7 hours ago‎
VIDEO: Estimates of rainfall accompanying Tropical Storm Darby were produced using NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data.

NASA taps 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to bring 'notoriety' to space station

Christian Science Monitor - ‎12 hours ago‎
NASA is recruiting Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" to join the next mission to the International Space Station.
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Why is NASA sending its astronauts to the bottom of the ocean?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎12 hours ago‎
Pictured at the end of Mission Day 1 are the NEEMO 21 aquanauts, clockwise from top: Matthias Maurer (ESA), Marc O Griofa (Teloregen/VEGA/AirDocs), NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Dawn Kernagis (Institute for Human ...
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NASA Cuts Feed!

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Here is the point: If NASA were cutting feeds at “critical times” as many articles dramatically claim, then WHY would we EVER see feeds from space that are live?

NASA approves Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser plan

SpaceNews - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The company said Monday NASA had approved the company's plan for getting its Dream Chaser spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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.