Posts Tagged 'exploration'

NASA Designing Space Habitat from Spare ISS Parts

NASA Building Deep-Space Habitat

Engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Texas have been busy putting together a prototype of a deep space station, which has been essentially assembled using scrap parts from the ISS. This has the added benefit of cutting down on costs significantly. Also, the ISS is a proven design.

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XKCD Click & Drag

Click & drag the last panel. It’s supposed to measure about 46 feet in length.

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NASA Plans Space Outpost on the Far Side of the Moon at Earth Moon Lagrange Point 2

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NASA wants to plan a space outpost parked near the Lagrange point, where the Earth’s and moon’s gravitation fields nearly cancel each other out, making it a lot easier to stage manned space missions into space.

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ESA’s Mars Express MARSIS Radar Explores Martian Oceans

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The European Space Agency’s Mars Express has finally returned with some strong evidence of Martian oceans. Using its MARSIS radar, it detected sediments reminiscent of an ocean floor, within the boundaries of previously identified shorelines.

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Orion Space Capsule Manned Flight Delayed until 2021

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NASA had intended to rebuild its human spaceflight program with the Orion capsule in 2014, with a manned launch in 2016, but it’s been announced that this has been pushed back to 2021.

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers 11 New Extrasolar Systems with 26 Exoplanets

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NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems, with an additional 26 confirmed planets, which actually doubles the number of verified Kepler planets and triples the number of stars known to have more than one planet. It’s hoped that such systems might elucidate how planets are formed.

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Space Shuttle Expedition LEGO Set: A Fond Farewell to Atlantis

With the Space Shuttle Atlantis having landed safely from its final mission, you can continue the Space Shuttle era at home thanks to the LEGO Space Shuttle Expedition Set. The large set of LEGO bricks has 1,230 pieces and stands 17.5 inches in height and 10 inches in width.

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