NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science.
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  • China rankled by the Taiwanese president's visit to NASA
    Los Angeles Times

    China rankled by the Taiwanese president's visit to NASA

    The visit, made on a stopover from a trip to Central and South America, marked the first time a Taiwanese leader has been to an official U.S. government facility. It was widely viewed as a sign of deepening ties between the U.S. and Taiwan — much to the delight of many Taiwanese and the dismay of China.

  • NASA installs Orion heat shield ahead of test mission around the moon
    Daily Mail

    NASA installs Orion heat shield ahead of test mission around the moon

    It could be the craft that takes man to Mars. NASA has revealed that its Orion spacecraft is nearing completion as officials prepare for its first unmanned mission - although they have not yet announced its launch date.    During Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), an uncrewed Orion spacecraft will launch atop NASA's Space Launch System rocket and begin a three-week voyage in space, taking it about 40,000 miles beyond the Moon and back to Earth. Scroll down for video On its return, the spacecraft's heat shield will need to withstand temperatures of nearing 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit during its fiery re-entry through the Earth's atmosphere before it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean. Technicians at NASA's

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    NASA Hosts Live Science Chat: One Year After Eclipse 2017

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On the one-year anniversary of the historic 2017 Eclipse Across America, NASA will host a Science Chat at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 21, to discuss new science data and the public impact of the celestial event experienced by millions. Scientists also will take a look ahead at upcoming eclipses and missions that will reveal more of our solar system's secrets. The event will air live on the agency's website and NASA's Facebook Live, Twitch, Ustream, YouTube, Periscope and Twitter channels. ...

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    "Mission: Green Computing" by Supermicro Introduces Total Cost to the Environment (TCE) for Leading Data Centers

    The Film follows the Mission of Supermicro, Intel and NASA to minimize the environmental impact of Today's Data Centers through Energy Efficiency and e-Waste Reduction SAN JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 20, 2018 ...

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    "Mission: Green Computing" by Supermicro Introduces Total Cost to the Environment (TCE) for Leading Data Centers

    SAN JOSE, California, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced the worldwide release of its new short film "Mission: Green Computing", which is co-produced by Intel in association with NASA.

  • Just another day in our Sun's crazy magnetic life
    Engadget

    Just another day in our Sun's crazy magnetic life

    Sunspots, flares and other solar activity show the sun's wild side, but we never see the massive forces that cause them. Now, scientists from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have created a visualization of the powerful magnetic fields that create havoc on the solar surface. The solar magnetic field is created by particles colliding with each other in hot plasma around the sun's outer layer, or convection zone.

  • NASA has a wild idea to weigh asteroids with a swarm of mini probes
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    NASA has a wild idea to weigh asteroids with a swarm of mini probes

    Asteroids are all around us in space — but they're awfully difficult to weigh, which makes it harder to know how they'll behave. So, NASA is considering a new spacecraft that would take a novel approach to the problem, enlisting miniature probes to skim past small asteroids. That's the idea behind OpGrav, a project that NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab are testing. The asteroid-flyby project is explained in a new video from NASA released Aug. 10 on YouTube. Here's how it would work: The main spacecraft would approach a small asteroid that scientists want to study in more detail. While the spacecraft is still a few hours away, it would release a collection of small spheres toward

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    rHEALTH Technology Awarded in NASA's Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP)

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DNA Medicine Institute, Inc., and its affiliate rHEALTH LLC, a digital health solutions company, today announced that the rHEALTH technology is a ...

  • Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud
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    Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative agency says it has detained a deputy head of the nation's top space corporation on fraud charges. The Investigative Committee said Sunday's that Alexei Beloborodov, a deputy director general of the state-controlled RKK Energiya company, has been detained along with his two associates. It said they face charges of attempted fraud but did not elaborate. Energiya is the maker of the Soyuz crew capsules and the Progress cargo ships that deliver crews and supplies to the International Space Station. In recent years, Russia's space program has been dogged by a string of launch failures and other problems that have eroded the nation's niche in the international

  • Unlikely allies: How sugar scam brought rival MPs together
    Daily Nation

    Unlikely allies: How sugar scam brought rival MPs together

    The sugar bribe scandal in the National Assembly has not only split MPs in both Jubilee and Nasa camps, but also led to the formation of the unlikeliest alliances. In the maelstrom unleashed by the scandal, MPs who previously did not see eye-to-eye due to their political differences suddenly found themselves fighting in the same corner to defend their reputations. It is claimed that some MPs pocketed measly bribes to shoot down a report on the illegal importation of sugar last year, which would have put on the line the jobs of two Cabinet Secretaries. Despite earning an average monthly salary of Sh1.2 million, the MPs are claimed to have received as little as Sh10,000 to kill the important report.

  • Aretha Franklin's legacy will live on with namesake asteroid, NASA says
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    Aretha Franklin's legacy will live on with namesake asteroid, NASA says

    The world is mourning the loss of the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, but her legacy will live on in outer space. Shortly after Franklin's death was announced Thursday morning, NASA tweeted its tribute and referenced an asteroid named after the icon. The U.S. space agency says it named asteroid 249516 "Aretha," which will "keep orbiting beyond Mars."  The asteroid was first detected in 2001 and was designated as an asteroid in February 2010 by the NEOWISE project, according to NASA. The project officially named the space object after Franklin in 2014. It measures just under three miles across and it orbits between Mars and Jupiter -- one of hundreds of thousands currently traveling in that main