05 Aug 2020

‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’

On Sunday, two NASA astronauts returned to Earth after two months of living at the International Space Station. The duo was shuttled to safety by a SpaceX Dragon capsule that landed in waters off in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida. SpaceX has launched several rockets without

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30 Jul 2020

How the Energy Department Is Powering NASA’s Soon-to-Launch Mars Rover

The Energy Department will play a part in NASA’s initiative to sent the Perseverance rover to seek ancient life on Mars. Several of the Energy Department’s national labs will also partake in the venture. The rover has experienced several delays in its launch, however, it is set to launch today

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15 Jun 2020

NASA Taps Astrobotic to Deliver its Water-Searching VIPER Rover to the Moon

Astrobotic, a PA-based, space robotics company, will deliver the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the moon’s the South Pole. VIPER is NASA’s water-searching mobile technology and intelligence rover, that the agency plans to send into space near the end of 2020. Astrobotic was awarded a task order valued

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07 May 2020

NASA, Virgin Galactic Team Up to Advance Supersonic Tech for Point-to-Point Travel

NASA is collaborating with Virgin Galactic to develop next-generation flight vehicles that have the capability of point-to-point air travel. Virgin Galactic has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to produce the technology and help generate the planes that could hold potential for civil applications. The collaboration was announced on

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04 May 2020

NASA Taps Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX to Help Transport Humans to the Moon Again

On Thursday, NASA announced that it has selected three US companies to develop and perfect human landing technologies for the agencies Artemis program. The three companies are SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics. According to NASA, the first woman and next man will travel to the moon’s surface by using this

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27 Apr 2020

NASA Engineers Rapidly Create Ventilator Tailored to Treat COVID-19 Patients

NASA engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have channeled efforts to rapidly-produce a new high-pressure ventilator that caters specifically to patients fighting the COVID-19 virus with milder symptoms. This will allow for traditional ventilators to be used on those experiencing more severe symptoms. The new technology is called Ventilator Intervention

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24 Apr 2020

Air pollution in northern India has hit a 20-year low, NASA report says

Over the past several years, India, particularly New Delhi, has been experiencing hazardous levels of air pollution during the winter season. However, according to NASA, due to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the air pollution levels in the capital city of New Delhi have dropped to a 20 year low. NASA

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08 Apr 2020

NASA under ‘significantly increasing’ hacking, phishing attacks

NASA reported that they have been observing increasing malicious activity originating from both cybercriminals and nation-state hackers targeting their personnel and systems while their employees telecommute during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency stated that they had successfully blocked a wave of malicious cyberattacks with pre-existing mitigation tools and measures. However,

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25 Feb 2020

NASA Tech Could Replace Passwords with Your Heartbeat

On Monday, NASA launched several new technology transfer opportunities for potential medical applications, including new biotechnology. NASA is developing new biometric technology that would potentially eliminate the need for fingerprint, retinal and face scans; a heartbeat system that would become a new biometric technique to verify identity. Called HeartbeatID, NASA

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15 Jan 2020

NASA And Amazon Are Teaming Up To Build An App That Can Predict Solar Superstorms

Amazon announced a collaboration with NASA that aims to predict solar superstorms through machine learning applications. Superstorms are rare, therefore there are very few historical examples that can be used in the algorithm training process. Amazon’s AWS Professional Services and Machine Learning Solutions Lab have stated that they will use

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