Tag: NASA

Here are the hottest places in Los Angeles, literally

Southern California is usually a pretty comfortable place, temperature wise, but you’d never know it when you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam on a packed freeway. NASA’s powerful new ECOSTRESS instrument installed on the International Space Station can generate incredibly detailed heat maps of whatever it’s pointed at, and NASA just pointed it […]

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The clock is now officially ticking on NASA’s sleeping Opportunity rover

Even if you aren’t particularly interested in space or science news you’ve probably heard about the plight of NASA’s Opportunity rover. The plucky robot, which has far outlived its initial mission and has been conducting “bonus” science work for over a decade since, was swallowed up by a massive dust storm on Mars, cutting off […]

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had to plug this hole with their thumb

Yesterday, Russian space organization Roscosmos and the European Space Agency broke the news that the International Space Station had sprung a leak. That’s a pretty big deal for the astronauts who are riding what amounts to a floating science laboratory, so when the spacecraft’s alarms began to ring they rushed to find the source of […]

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just spotted its next target, more than 100 million miles away

NASA’s New Horizons mission is a pretty interesting one. Rather than heading to one specific location, as many other spacecraft do, the New Horizons craft has multiple points of interest it’s planning on checking out. Way back in 2015, the plucky probe got up-close-and-personal with Pluto before falling asleep again for the long flight towards […]

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NASA intern discovers the fastest way to lose a job at NASA

For someone just starting their career path, scoring at internship at a company or organization you admire can be pretty exciting. When that internship is with none other than NASA, we’re probably getting close to “dream come true” territory, so some serious celebration is obviously in order. Unfortunately for one would-be NASA intern, that dream […]

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Astronauts are about to play a tennis match in space, and you can watch it live

NASA astronauts who take trips to the International Space Station are obviously very dedicated to their work. They live aboard a massive floating laboratory for months on end, surrounded by scientific equipment and various instruments. They live at the office, so to speak, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make time to have a little […]

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NASA Astronauts Visit SpaceX

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — NASA astronauts paid a visit to SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne Monday. As CBSLA’s Lisa Sigell reports, they met with engineers ahead of the company’s first Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. “I’m overjoyed. This truly is a test pilot’s dream and I’m excited about the whole thing,” said NASA astronaut Victor Glover. […]

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NASA Package with Handwritten Note to Trump Causes Alarm in New Jersey

An NJPD officer was dispatched to a solar panel field to investigate a mysterious package believed to be from NASA just before noon on Tuesday. The package was attached to a parachute and making a hissing sound. Attached to it was a note reading: “NASA Atmospheric Research Instrument. NOT A BOMB! If this lands near […]

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Hollywood Floats Space Force Conspiracy Theories: ‘Designed to Make You Forget About the Mueller Investigation’

Hollywood celebrities ripped into the Trump administration’s plans to create a Space Force program, decrying it as everything from a waste of money to a distraction from the Mueller investigation. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence formally unveiled plans from the Pentagon to create a sixth branch of the American military by 2020, declaring that […]

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Space Shuttle astronaut says he thought he saw an alien in the cargo bay

NASA astronauts are usually pretty dismissive of conspiracy theorist claims of aliens hanging out around Earth. You see a lot of weird stuff when you’re in space, and not everything is easily explained, but trained scientists are usually pretty skeptical and rarely jump to conclusions. That’s what makes new claims by ex-NASA Space Shuttle astronaut […]

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