Now that the Shuttle project has ended, NASA has been looking at other challenges. One of them is how to get massive payloads into low Earth orbit. Adding to that challenge is the fact that there are no existing rocket … Read More
You’ve probably heard the story about The Fisher Space Pen and how it was designed for NASA. And you’ve probably heard how the Russians used pencils instead. But you probably haven’t heard the real story.
Space smells like seared steak, hot metal, astronauts report (+video) – CSMonitor.com.
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Did you know that NASA has its own version of the protocols that power the Internet, TCP/IP? It’s called DTN, or Delay-Tolerant Networking and its heart is the Bundle Protocol, BP designed by Vint Cerf. They’re designed to deal with … Read More
Back in 1989 a pair of chemists announced that they had achieved “cold fusion” in an apparatus that could sit on a table top. There were only two problems, no one could actually replicate their results and it requires new … Read More
Wayne Hale, who works for NASA, writes How We Nearly Lost Discovery. What you probably don’t know is that a side note in a final briefing before Discovery’s flight pointed out that the large chunk of foam that brought down … Read More
The live stream is here. [Update 8/6/2012] It landed successfully! Initial images here.
The video, shot by Steven Virostek as he and his wife watched the launch, is particularly chilling as it mixes the official announcer’s “Obviously a major malfunction” with the voices of the observers. Although we eventually resumed shuttle flights, this … Read More