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T-38C Passes in Front of the Sun at Supersonic Speed
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Supersonic flight, Schlieren imagery, Air Force, T-38C )

- 21 days ago -
An Air Force Test Pilot School T-38C passes in front of the sun at a supersonic speed, creating shockwaves that are caught photographically for research.
NASA to Attach, Test First Expandable Habitat on International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, ISS, Expedition 48, Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM, Bigelow Aerospace, Space habitat )

- 21 days ago -
The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16. NASA Television coverage of the installation will begin at 5:30 a.m. EDT.
'Mars Matters' for the Future of Space Exploration, NASA Chief Says
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, Mars, NASA )

- 21 days ago -
During his speech, Bolden emphasized the challenges of spaceflight missions, and provided various examples of spaceflight challenges that were considered to be impossible to overcome in the years preceding their accomplishment.
Mission Manager Update: Kepler Recovered From Emergency and Stable
Science & Tech  (tags: Kepler space telescope, K2 Mission, NASA, Ames Research Center, Distant planets )

- 21 days ago -
Mission operations engineers have successfully recovered the Kepler spacecraft from Emergency Mode (EM)
Mission Manager Update: Kepler Spacecraft in Emergency Mode
Science & Tech  (tags: Kepler space telescope, K2 Mission, NASA, Ames Research Center, Distant planets, Deep Space Network )

- 24 days ago -
During a scheduled contact on Thursday, April 7, mission operations engineers discovered that the Kepler spacecraft was in Emergency Mode (EM). The mission has declared a spacecraft emergency.
Busy Traffic at the International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: Expedition 47, Tim Peake, ISS, Commercial resupply, NASA, Space exploration )

- 24 days ago -
Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency took this photograph on April 6, 2016, as the International Space Station flew over Madagascar, showing three of the five spacecraft currently docked to the station.
Could 'Planet X' Cause Comet Catastrophes on Earth?
Science & Tech  (tags: space, astronomy, Earth, mass, extinction, life, science, news, interesting, humans, discovery, climate, environment, history, habitat, nasa, research, safety, scientists, study, technology, world )

- 30 days ago - is asking some very good questions about Planet 9 and 10 yet to be discovered and their potential to cause mass extinctions on Earth every 27 millions years, a very good report and "must read"
Greenlands Ice Sheet From 40,000 Feet
Science & Tech  (tags: Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG), NASA, Ice Sheet, Planetary mapping, Earth, Ice, Sea level rise )

- 35 days ago -
The Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team is flying NASAs G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet. On a clear day, this altitude also provides a stunning perspective of one of the worlds two great ice sheets (the other is Antarctica)
CometâEUR(TM)s Close Brush With Earth Seen in Radar Images
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, nasa, space, study, comet, Comet P/2016 BA14 )

- 36 days ago -
NASA has released radar images showing what a comet looked like as it hurtled past Earth last week, making it the third closest brush in recorded history, according to the space agency.
SOFIA Releases New Map of Orions Horsehead Nebula
Science & Tech  (tags: Horsehead nebula, NASA, SOFIA, Constellation Orion, Ames Research Center, upGREAT, Universities Space Research Association, Universe )

- 39 days ago -
NASAs Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has released a new map of the interstellar cloud called the Horsehead Nebula, located in the constellation Orion
Liftoff of Cygnus Cargo Ship, Atlas V Rocket on Mission to International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: Cygnus, ISS, Commercial resupply, NASA, Space launch complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Orbital ATK )

- 40 days ago -
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 11:05 p.m. on March 22,
NASA Highlights Array of Experiments Launching on Next SpaceX Cargo Mission
Science & Tech  (tags: SpaceX Dragon, Commercial resupply, NASA, ISS, Teleconference, Launch countdown )

- 40 days ago -
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, March 28, to discuss cutting edge science investigations launching aboard the upcoming SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station
NASA Sends Fire, Meteor Experiments to International Space Station on Commercial Cargo Spacecraft
Science & Tech  (tags: Cygnus spacecraft, Orbital ATK, Commercial resupply, NASA, Expedition 47, Expedition 48, Saffire-1, Strata-1, Gecko Gripper, ISS )

- 40 days ago -
Scientific investigations of fire in microgravity and grippers inspired by geckos are among the nearly 7,500 pounds of cargo headed to the International Space Station aboard an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft

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