NASA locks down four volunteers on a year-long mission to a simulated Martian habitat

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On June 25, 2023, a crew of four volunteers entered a simulated Martian habitat, from which they will not emerge for over a year. Their mission: to learn more about the logistics and human psychology of living long-term on another planet, without ever getting off the ground. The mission is called CHAPEA (Crew Health and … Read more

NASA chief to visit Blue Origin for summit recognizing Seattle’s place in space

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announces award for Blue Origin

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announces the selection of Blue Origins May 19 to build a manned landing system for future Artemis missions to the moon. (NASA photo / Aubrey Gemignani) NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will visit Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture in Kent, Wash., to get a first-hand look at the Seattle area’s growing … Read more

NASA and LEGO continue strong partnership with LEGO Perseverance and Ingenuity models

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL) engineers are busy keeping the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter running in Jezero Crater on Mars, as these robotic explorers continue the search for ancient microbial life on the Red Planet. But some of those same engineers have also been busy working with LEGO designers on new one-tenth scale LEGO … Read more

NASA expects delay: Starship grounded pending investigation

NASA expects delay: Starship grounded pending investigation

Only have a minute? Listen instead The SpaceX crew continues to clean up debris Tuesday afternoon, April 25, 2023, after the April 20 launch of Starship-Super Heavy extensively damaged the launch pad area. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald) AThe agency’s goal of returning astronauts to the moon for the first time in more than 50 years … Read more

Hear the eerie sounds of distant galaxies in breathtaking video from NASA

The binary star R Aquarii captured by NASA's SOFIA Flying Telescope.

The binary star R Aquarii captured by NASA’s SOFIA Flying Telescope. Experience the pleasant hum of galaxies and stars in deep space whose data has been “sonified” into orchestral music. Sound cannot travel in space, due to lack of air as a medium. Instead, NASA has produced musical tones from the telescope data itself that … Read more

Hear the eerie sounds of distant galaxies in breathtaking video from NASA

Experience the pleasant hum of galaxies and stars in deep space whose data has been “sonified” into orchestral music. Sound cannot travel in space, due to lack of air as a medium. Instead, NASA has produced musical tones from the telescope data itself that manifest into images such that you can now feel the beauty … Read more

Astronaut urine has been recycled into drinking water, NASA says 98 percent.

NASA astronaut Kayla Barron replaces a filter in the Brine Processor Assembly space station.

The idea of ​​drinking water recycled from urine may rightfully make some squeamish, no matter how insistent the experts are that it’s perfectly safe to consume. But for astronauts preparing for long journeys to the lunar surface or even the remotest parts of space, such an option could prove vital to ensuring their basic needs … Read more

Scientists have solved a great mystery at the dawn of time itself

Scientists have solved a great mystery at the dawn of time itself

Most of us will never understand the fact that scientists can actually look back in time. The power of telescopes allows us to study phenomena that occurred billions of years ago and even contemplate the dawn of creation itself. Now, astrophysicists have solved a great mystery at the heart of the birth of our universe, … Read more

The day after: NASA is recycling 98 percent of astronauts’ pee on the ISS into drinking water | Engadget

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NASA has hit a technological milestone, announcing that the International Space Station’s Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) is now recycling 98 percent of all the water astronauts bring on board. Advanced dehumidifiers capture moisture from the station crew’s breaths and sweats, while the urine processor assembly recovers water from astronaut urine through vacuum … Read more