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June 22, 2018 3:08 PM Company to develop nuclear engine for Mars ship in Alabama

Company to develop nuclear engine for Mars ship in Alabama A nuclear technology company says it will start developing products in Alabama which include a propulsion system that could send rockets to Mars. News outlets report BWX Technologies Inc. opened an office Thursday in Huntsville. BWX vice president for advanced technical programs, Jonathan Certain 50

June 20, 2018 2:38 PM Space 'dumpling' looms into view as spacecraft prepares for asteroid rendezvous

The “dumpling-shaped” asteroid Ryugu is looming into view of Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft as it prepares to rendezvous with the space rock. Launched on Dec. 3, 2014, Hayabusa 2’s goal is to retrieve samples from Ryugu. The BBC reports that the unmanned spacecraft should arrive at its ‘home position’ 20 km (12.4 miles) from the asteroid around June 27. During 138

June 18, 2018 1:26 PM Mars Is About to Be the Closest it's Been to Earth in 15 Years. Here’s How and When to See it

July is set to be a good month for stargazers, as Mars will get closer to Earth than it has been in 15 years, making it appear larger and brighter than usual. The event, known as Mars Close Approach, is thanks to Mars’ and Earth’s orbits around the Sun, which on July 31 will line up so that the Red Planet is 35.8 million away, according to NASA. For much of that night 114

June 14, 2018 5:45 AM Moon dust from Neil Armstrong belongs to her, not NASA, Tennessee woman says in lawsuit

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant an American flag on the surface of the moon in July 1969. (NASA) Laura Cicco received a vial of moon dust from famed Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong nearly 50 years ago. Now the Tennessee woman is suing NASA -- as a preemptive move to ensure that the space agency can’t take the gift away from her. Cicco 196

June 10, 2018 3:31 PM Cosmosphere receives $650,000 grant from NASA

Cosmosphere receives $650,000 grant from NASA The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson will receive about $650,000 from NASA to promote science, technology engineering and math education. NASA announced this week that the Cosmosphere was one of three applicants to receive funds after 43 groups submitted proposals. The Hutchinson News reports the Cosmosphere's $650,594 will be used to refurbish 58

May 21, 2018 12:15 PM NASA is launching a box of lasers to make the coldest spot in the universe

The Cold Atom Lab (CAL) will create a spot aboard the International Space Station 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space. (NASA/iGoal Animation) With an experiment launching to the International Space Station Monday (May 21), scientists will be able to create a temperature that's 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space to focus in on atoms' 168

May 18, 2018 7:48 AM Space Village One: A Vision for Life Beyond Earth

NASA has commissioned designs for future space stations, among them this expandable colony that would house up to 8,000 people Outer space isn’t kind to life. Radiation can cause cell damage, and research shows that zero gravity harms cardiovascular health, bone density, sleep, eyesight and muscle tone—all of which hinders humanity’s ability to set up new civilizations 59

May 14, 2018 2:00 PM Saturn's gorgeous rings and 3 moons shine in stunning Cassini photo

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn, its rings and the moons Mimas, Janus and Tethys on March 13, 2006. Tethys is below the ring plane, Mimas is above it and tiny Janus appears to sit right on the rings in this view. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) NASA and the Cassini team have given us another gorgeous blast from Saturn's 274

May 12, 2018 2:18 PM Purdue team wins NASA award for designing flying cars city

Purdue team wins NASA award for designing flying cars city A team of Purdue University engineering students has won a NASA award for designing a futuristic city able to accommodate flying cars. The team won the University Student Design Challenge sponsored by NASA's Glenn Research Center. The contest challenged undergraduate students to develop a comprehensive 91

May 8, 2018 3:36 PM Jupiter in opposition: Planet will appear bigger, brighter on Tuesday

You won't need binoculars to catch this shiny display: Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest Tuesday night. The gas giant will be in opposition — opposite the sun — rising high in the sky in the east shortly after sunset. The largest planet in the solar system will be at its highest around midnight local time. "Jupiter comes to opposition about 858