Thursday, December 24, 2015

NASA Getting Close to What SpaceX is Already Doing

http://phys.org/news/2015-12-nasa-team-closer-d-rocket.html

New Horizons Update

http://www.albanydailystar.com/science/14635-14635.html

Martian Potatoes

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/34922/20151222/nasa-grow-potatoes-mars-mark-watney-martian.htm

Boeing Crew Capsule Order #2

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/commercial/nasa-places-order-for-second-starliner-from-boeing/

Mars Colony

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/billionaire-space-x-boss-elon-7055251

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3371771/A-city-Mars-possible-Elon-Musk-says-successful-SpaceX-rocket-landing-paves-way-humans-live-red-planet.html

SpaceX Triumph!

Way to go!

Over to you Bezos and NASA...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/12/21/elon-musks-spacex-pulls-off-dramatic-historic-landing/

http://www.space.com/31444-spacex-falcon-rocket-landing-epic-photos.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B6oiLNyKKI

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1222/Why-SpaceX-s-rocket-landing-is-such-a-big-deal-video

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-22/musk-s-spacex-returns-to-space-in-first-launch-since-june-blast

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

First Robot on Mars Will be Famous

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/nasa-wants-to-make-a-c-3po-to-help-colonize-mars-but-that-may-not-be-a-super-idea/

Get Off My Sand Dune on Mars!

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1119/What-might-Martian-sand-dunes-reveal-about-the-Red-Planet

Mars Farts

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/mars-losing-gas-to-solar-wind-0911201523/?et_mid=798394&rid=246931666

Rosetta Finale

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/where-when-will-rosetta-crash-111220155/?et_mid=798394&rid=246931666

Moon Race Update

http://spacenews.com/astrobotic-adds-another-google-lunar-x-prize-team-to-its-lander/

EM Drive Update: It Still Works

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-em-drive-still-producing-mysterious-thrust-after-another-round-of-nasa-tests

Lunar Snowballs

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/private-moon-races-first-contract-spur-snowball-effect-140152768.html#AZ7NrQX

Space Water

http://www.themonitordaily.com/water-seems-to-have-come-from-space/28546/

Owning the Moon

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/11/18/how-property-rights-in-outer-space-may-lead-to-a-scramble-to-exploit-the-moons-resources/

Space Robot @ MIT

http://phys.org/news/2015-11-nasa-mit-humanoid-robot-software.html

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Psychedelic Pluto

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11992544/Nasas-psychedelic-Pluto-photo-is-out-of-this-world.html

Planets Far and Near

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/12/world/solar-system-discoveries-earth/index.html?eref=edition

Pluto Update

http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/63184/

Space Age Part II

http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2015/11/10/A-new-space-age-is-upon-us

Astronaut Brains

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/space-astronauts-brain_563cb57ce4b0307f2cad0950

Pluto Volcanoes?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1110/Does-Pluto-have-volcanoes-If-so-how-did-it-get-them

Phobos Having a Nervous Breakdown

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/11/455615396/grooves-on-mars-moon-are-signs-that-it-s-slowly-shattering-nasa-says

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Blue Skies on Pluto

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/610802/ICE-ON-PLUTO-Frozen-water-and-blue-skies-found-on-dwarf-planet

Long Lasting Lakes on Mars

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-mars-lakes-curiosity-20151008-story.html

Don't Forget About Nix & Hydra!

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Plutos_Small_Moons_Nix_and_Hydra_999.html

More on NASA's Mars Plan

http://www.wsj.com/articles/nasa-report-details-long-range-plans-for-astronauts-to-live-on-mars-1444365301

Vulcan's Eye in the Sky

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/defense/vulcans-hammer-united-launch-alliance-lofts-secretive-nrol-55-mission/

Mars Mission History

http://www.space.com/16851-most-audacious-mars-missions-ever.html

More About Water on Mars

http://www.space.com/30673-water-flows-on-mars-discovery.html

NASA's Mars Plan

http://www.space.com/30788-nasa-astronauts-on-mars-plan.html

I'm still betting on SpaceX getting there first.

SpaceIL & SpaceX to the Moon

http://www.satnews.com/story.php?number=448782102

Thursday, October 01, 2015

October Planet Watching

http://perfscience.com/content/2142580-october-would-be-great-month-planet-watching

Electric Rocket

http://www.gizmag.com/electron-rocket-batery-satellite-launch-vehicle/37060/

Lunar X Prize Leader?

http://www.space.com/30720-moon-express-private-lunar-launch-2017.html

Rosetta Update

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/rosetta-water-escaping-from-comet-67p-093020155/

Ceres Update

http://news.discovery.com/space/dwarf-planets-weirdly-mysterious-surface-mapped--photos-151001.htm

New Horizons Update

http://www.auburntimes.com/past-pluto-new-horizons-rocket-looks-to-a-cool-traditional-article/5951/

Discovery Program Finalists

http://www.space.com/30710-nasa-discovery-mission-venus-asteroids.html

Deflecting Asteroids to Save the World

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6669619/Plan-to-save-the-world.html

NASA Riding the Martian to Mars?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-01/nasa-s-mars-pr-machine-goes-into-overdrive

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mars Update

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/van-kane/20150908-icebreaker-the-search-for-life-on-mars.html

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2015/20150910-pretty-picture-a-sweeping.html

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2015/09181704-curiosity-update-sols-1073-1107.html

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/casey-dreier/2015/a-free-online-course.html

Get Off My Petrified Sand Dune!

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1853

Indian Mars Map

http://zeenews.india.com/news/space/isro-releases-mars-atlas-to-mark-mangalyaans-first-birthday-in-space_1801594.html

Flying Over Pluto

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/30323/20150922/nasa-new-horizons-pluto-aerial-tour.htm

Alone on Mars

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0922/Is-The-Martian-accurate-How-500-days-in-space-would-affect-you

Lunar Eclipse From the Moon

http://www.space.com/30616-supermoon-lunar-eclipse-nasa-moon-probe.html

More Pluto Pix

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/beautiful-new-photos-of-pluto-show-terrain-atmosphere/

Flying on Mars

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/09/nasa-tests-new-wing-shape-mars-planes

Monday, September 07, 2015

Falcon Heavy Spring 2016 Launch

http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/6/9270317/spacex-falcon-heavy-rocket-scheduled-launch-spring-2016

Holy Hopping Hedgehogs!

http://www.rt.com/news/314594-nasa-hopping-hedgehog-asteroid/

Gigapixel Digital Camera

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2978896/hey-saturn-take-a-selfie-worlds-biggest-digital-camera-will-photograph-the-universe.html

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/81160/20150901/worlds-most-advanced-digital-camera-will-be-eye-of-new-space-telescope.htm

SpaceX Delay

http://perfscience.com/content/2142475-spacex-delays-launch-falcon-9-after-june-blast

Deflecting Asteriods

http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/deflecting-asteroids-fact-or-fiction

New Horizon's New Horizons

http://www.pressexaminer.com/nasa-selects-new-horizons-future-mission/66057

Danish Astronaut

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/09/02/soyuz-craft-carrying-russian-dane-and-kazakh-blasts-off-for-international-space/

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lizardbot

http://www.piercepioneer.com/nasa-mimicks-gecko-feet-grippers-for-new-iss-robot/45132

Space Station Aurora

http://www.morningticker.com/2015/08/nasa-astronaut-shares-stunning-video-of-aurora-borealis/

Dione Closeup

http://time.com/4001490/see-farewell-saturn-moon/

Local Space Food

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-awards-200000-grant-to-a-research-project-aimed-at-turning-astronaut-poo-into-food-10460990.html

Save the Moon!

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/08/18/can-tech-turn-moon-into-worlds-biggest-billboard/

More on the Inflatable Space Elevator

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/08/18/canadian-company-gets-patent-for-20-km-high-space-elevator.html

Neon Moon

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0818/Neon-on-the-moon-Does-it-glow

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Three Years on Mars

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/curiosity-rover-celebrates-three-years-on-mars/

Mars South Pole Map Needs You!

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2015/0724-help-map-mars-south-polar-region.html

Mars Sample Return

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/casey-dreier/2015/0723-a-new-way-to-prepare-samples-of-mars.html

Opportunity Update

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2015/crumpler-sol4060.html

http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/mer-updates/2015/07-mer-update-opportunity-enters-marathon-valley.html

Curious About Bedrock

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1844

Pluto Update

http://tvnewsroom.org/newslines/science/nasa-s-new-horizons-spots-haze-flowing-ice-on-pluto-69213/

http://www.morningticker.com/2015/08/nasas-new-horizons-pluto-mission-has-stunned-the-world/

http://www.natureworldreport.com/2015/08/new-horizons-mission-starts-heated-debate-between-star-wars-star-trek-fans/