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This Retro F-14 Tomcat Spin-Test Video Will Make Your Stomach Churn.

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose Security, North America The tests aimed to study the fighter's alarming penchant for falling into a deadly spin. Between 1979 and 1985, a very special Navy F-14 Tomcat was one of NASA's favorite guinea pigs. Designated NASA 991, the Northrop Grumman fighter jet conducted 221 flights out of the ...

- The National Interest - US

Satellites Show Hurricane Gert Being Affected by Wind Shear.

NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided an infrared and visible look at Atlantic Hurricane Gert. Both images showed the storm was being affected by wind shear and had become elongated.  

- ENN - US

NASA Sees Potential Tropical Depression 9 Form East of Lesser Antilles.

NOAA's GOES-East Satellite spotted potential Tropical Depression 9 organizing east of the Lesser Antilles.At 10:45 a.m. EDT on Aug. 13 NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured a visible image of potential Tropical Depression 9. The satellite imagery showed the circulation of the low pressure area was becoming better defined and ...

- ENN - US

In Photos: Eclipse-Chasing Jets Aim to Get Best-Ever View of Sun's Corona.

The pilots of two of NASA's WB-57 high-altitude research jets will enjoy what may be the best view ever of a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

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Solar Eclipse-Chasing Jets Aim to Solve Mystery of Sun's Corona.

Scientists will use cameras on two of NASA's WB-57 research jets to make high-resolution moving observations of the sun's corona during the total solar eclipse.

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Russian Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Deploy Nanosatellites to Honor Sputnik.

Two cosmonauts stepped outside the International Space Station for a seven-hour spacewalk on Thursday , in part to deploy three small satellites in tribute to the dawn of the space age 60 years ago.

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2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training.

NASA's newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television will broadcast a conversation between the astronaut candidates and members of the ...

- WebWire - US

NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse.

Researchers at NASA are counting on the participation of thousands of citizen scientists to document next week's solar eclipse and to gather usable data.

- UPI - US

Yes, it really has taken NASA 11 years to develop a parachute.

NASA's acting chief technologist says the agency is limited by political emphasis.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Cassini Saturn probe preps for last hurrah.

After orbiting Saturn for more than 13 years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is getting ready to say goodbye.

- FOX News - US

From the edge of the Solar System, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years.

Both Voyager spacecraft are only in communication with Earth via a Canberra tracking station. NASA/JPLThis month marks 40 years since NASA launched the two Voyager space probes on their mission to explore the outer planets of our Solar System, and Australia has been helping the US space agency keep track of the probes at ...

- The Conversation - UK

The supervolcano threat: Fear not, Nasa has a plan

National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists think they have a way to take the heat out of supervolcanoes - like the one under Lake Taupo.

- Stuff - NZ

Stunning new view of Jupiter flips Great Red Spot on its side

A new view of Jupiter takes the usual shot of the planet's Great Red Spot and flips it on its side. The captivating new perspective comes from an image created by two citizen scientists who used data from the JunoCam on NASA's Juno spacecraft that's been in orbit for more than a year studying the planet, according to NASA. ...

- Mashable! - US

Chase The 2017 Solar Eclipse Live With Twitter

Twitter has been working hard to make a name for itself in the online streaming space. It has hosted streams for everything from presidential debates to red carpets at Hollywood award shows. The company has now teamed up with The Weather Channel to allow its users to chase the 2017 solar eclipse live. There's going to be a ...

- Ubergizmo - US

NASA Protects its super heroes from space weather

When astronauts travel in space they can't see or even feel radiation. However, NASA's Human Research Program is studying the effects radiation plays on the human body and developing ways to monitor and protect against this silent hazard.

- ScienceDaily - US

WATCH: Sisters, ages 10 and 12, launch a solar eclipse project with NASA

Rebecca and Kimberly Yeung open up about their homemade spacecraft and working with NASA, live on "GMA."

- ABC News - US

Nasa yet to receive 5,883 Form 34As from IEBC

The IEBC is yet to publish and supply Opposition coalition Nasa with result forms from 5,883 polling centres ahead of Friday's deadline to challenge the poll outcome.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Nasa gives in to pressure over election petition case

Prof Kibwana has emerged as one of Mr Musyoka's most trusted ally.

- Daily Nation - KE

Satellites show Hurricane Gert being affected by wind shear

NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided an infrared and visible look at Atlantic Hurricane Gert. Both images showed the storm was being affected by wind shear and had become elongated.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA sees Tropical Depression 9 form east of Lesser Antilles

NOAA's GOES-East Satellite spotted Tropical Depression 9 organizing east of the Lesser Antilles.

- PhysOrg - NL

These states will have the best views of the solar eclipse

On August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun's light. While everyone in the US will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, some states will have better views than others. The total eclipse will ...

- Business Insider - US

Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic's vulnerable ice

Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high. Once in the atmosphere, weather patterns are causing the wildfire smoke ...

- Mashable! - US

Twitter livestream will chase the eclipse across the US

Twitter is teaming up with The Weather Channel to live-stream the eclipse. But, this isn't just any live video feed, oh no. After all, Twitter's competing for your attention with the likes of CNN and NASA (both of which will have their cameras traine...

- Engadget - US

NASA asks Twitter to celebrate Voyager-1, hilarity ensues

NASA asks Twitter to celebrate Voyager-1, hilarity ensues NASA asked Twitter to send a message to Voyager 17 Aug 2017 Space


Meet the man who invented the Super Soaker — one of the best-selling toys of all time

The Super Soaker was a game changer when came to squirt guns and summer fun. And you have Lonnie Johnson to thank for it. The man behind one of the most popular toys of all time is an engineer who has worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Air Force, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Now he's working on a few ...

- Business Insider - US

Catholic bishops lauds NASA's move to Supreme Court

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 - The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday applauded the decision by the opposition NASA coalition to take their case to the Supreme Court for legal determination. In a press briefing, Vice Chairman John Oballa called upon all those with electoral disputes to use the legal means as ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

An out-of-this-world view of Malta

This picture of Malta from space was taken by the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-12 cargo craft as it approached the International Space Station yesterday, completing a two-day journey to the orbiting outpost. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli grappled Dragon at approximately 12.52pm, using the space station's ...

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Russian 3D-printed satellite deployed in space for first time

Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, have performed a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. One of their tasks was to deploy several nanosatellites from a ladder outside the airlock. NASA said one of the satellites contained ...

- - MT

Uhuru appeals for calm as Supreme Court handles Nasa case

President Kenyatta and Sonko visited Kenyatta Market.

- Daily Nation - KE

Teen bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman is launching Taylor Swift's '1989' into space

Erik Finman made headlines earlier this summer for becoming a bitcoin millionaire at the tender age of 18. He now tells TechCrunch he's working on a project with NASA to launch a mini satellite into space with the recordings of regular folks, tech leaders and top artists , including pop idol Taylor Swift. The launch is in ...

- TechCrunch - US

NASA will stream incredible 360-degree video of the eclipse — and you can watch it live on Facebook

NASA; When you open Facebook on August 21, a special message from the company will greet you about the total solar eclipse. That message will point users to streaming video coverage of the 2017 eclipse by NASA. "On August 21st, the United States will experience the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in ...

- Business Insider - US

Kisumu residents welcome Nasa move to seek court redress

The decision served to bring the much needed stability.

- Daily Nation - KE

NASA Protects Its Super Heroes From Space Weather

It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built like Superman who gains strength from the sun. In fact, much of the energy radiating from the sun is harmful to us mere mortals.

- ENN - US

NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination

On a Thursday afternoon in June, a 17-foot-tall rocket motor—looking like something a dedicated amateur might fire off—stood fire-side-up on the salty desert of Promontory, Utah. Over the loudspeakers, an announcer counted down. And with the command to fire, quad cones of flame flew from the four inverted nozzles and ...

- ENN - US

New Girl Scout badges go where Girl Scouts have never been before: Space

The Girl Scouts of the USA has been turning out smart future leaders of America for the past century. Those girls and young women have collected countless badges for activities related to art, science, the outdoors, leadership and more. But, surprisingly, the 105-year-old organization has never offered a "space science" ...

- Mashable! - US

From exoplanets to galaxies: NASA chooses 6 missions for further study

Six astrophysics programs selected for further study by NASA have science goals across the universe, ranging from exoplanets to galaxies.

- FOX News - US

NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination

With a lunar orbit mission on the docket, NASA's contractors for the Space Launch System continue testing with new focus.

- Wired Magazine - US

France's Climate Science Grants Want To Make The Planet Great Again-And Thousands Have Applied

France’s response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord was to offer safe harbor for scientists and entrepreneurs who might lose funding in the U.S. For worried Americans, it might be a good deal. In the past, a young American climate researcher with a PhD might have applied to work at NASA or NOAA. ...

- Fast Company - US

40 Years from the First Satellite Signal from Bulgaria to Space

August 17 this year makes 40 years since the launch of the first satellite-to-space signal in Bulgaria. The occasion was the opening of the international "Universiada 77" on August 17, 1977. The ceremony is transmitted directly to the cosmos from the newly-built 30 km from Sofia station, then called Shipka Earth Space ...

- Novinite - BG

Flurry of activities after Nasa opts to challenge poll results

Petition will be heard and concluded within 14 day of filing.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kestrel Eye satellite launched to International Space Station aboard SpaceX

Washington Aug 15, 2017 The U.S. Army has successfully launched a Kestrel Eye reconnaissance microsatellite aboard a SpaceX mission to the International Space Station. The launch took place at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday and included cargo resupply for the ISS crew. The Kestrel Eye will be ...

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'Dragon captured' as cargo arrives at space station

Miami Aug 16, 2017 SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo vessel, carrying the first super-computer to space as part of its 6,400 pound payload arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station. "And that is confirmed capture," said a NASA commentator as space station's robotic arm grabbed the spaceship at 6:52 am . The ...

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NASA-led airborne mission studies storm intensification in northern hemisphere

Edwards AFB CA Aug 17, 2017 A group of NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration scientists are teaming up this month for an airborne mission focused on studying severe storm processes and intensification. The Hand-On Project Experience Eastern Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes field campaign will ...

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NASA studies CubeSat mission to solve Venusian mystery

Greenbelt MD Aug 17, 2017 Venus looks bland and featureless in visible light, but change the filter to ultraviolet, and Earth's twin suddenly looks like a different planet. Dark and light areas stripe the sphere, indicating that something is absorbing ultraviolet wavelengths in the planet's cloud tops. A team of scientists ...

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New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight

Washington DC Aug 17, 2017 Hall thrusters are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars. The propellant in a HT, usually xenon, is accelerated by an electric field which strips electrons from neutral xenon atoms, creating a plasma. Plasma ...

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Ten spacecraft – from Venus Express to Voyager 2 – all tracked same solar flare

We hardly noticed at first, but records revealed plenty about how star-stuff sails solar winds On October 14th, 2014, the Sun decided it was time for a coronal mass ejection, the irregular hiccups that see it belch out astounding quantities of magnetised plasma. And after careful analysis, we've now fingerprinted the ...

- TheRegister - UK

TDRS: An era of continuous space communications

More than 50 years ago, at the dawn of human spaceflight, the first brave astronauts were only able to communicate with mission control operators on Earth for about 15 percent of each orbit. If this were true today, the International Space Station would only be in contact with the ground for less than 15 minutes out of its ...

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA protects its super heroes from space weather

It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built like Superman who gains strength from the sun. In fact, much of the energy radiating from the sun is harmful to us mere mortals.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA Astronauts Set To Get Sweet Treat With Next Delivery To International Space Station

This week, a rocket bound for the International Space Station lifted off with 6,400 pounds of supplies. Along with the provisions, medical supplies and experiments, NASA astronauts will be getting a special care package with ice cream.

- NPR - US

NASA flightsuits found in thrift shop worth big bucks

Two students nabbed an out-of-this-world bargain find, buying authentic NASA astronaut flightsuits for pennies at a local thrift shop.