02 Sep 2019

How an Autonomous Self-Assembling Space Robot Could Transform NASA’s Future Missions

In collaboration with Made in Space, NASA is working on a revolutionary new spacecraft called Archinaut One that will include an extended-structure 3D printer and a robotic arm. Together, these features will “enable remote in-space construction of items, including things like communication antenna, large scale space telescopes and other complex

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26 Aug 2019

A top NASA astronaut is accused of hacking her estranged spouse’s bank account from space

A top NASA astronaut may have committed the first crime in space by hacking into the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station earlier this year. Astronaut Anne McClain and her wife Summer Worden are in the process of ending their marriage, while fighting over the custody

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26 Jul 2019

NASA Tasks Northrop Grumman to build Habitation Module for Lunar Gateway

Artemis is a fast moving project, and NASA has made it clear they will be acquiring capabilities from industry in as smart a way possible. This includes many streamlined approaches to procurement and ways to leverage smaller firms. 

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19 Jun 2019

Cyber Weaknesses That Led to Breaches at NASA’s JPL Persist, Says IG

A new report[pdf] by the NASA inspector general exposes major shortcomings in the cybersecurity posture of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as a result of which the research center “has experienced several notable cybersecurity incidents that have compromised major segments of its IT network,” over the past decade. Glaring security weaknesses

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04 Jun 2019

NASA and the Artemis Vision: Go to the moon to stay

On April 9, NASA announced Artemis, the new program to return humans to the moon to stay, by 2024. Artemis includes many important firsts, including the first exploration of the only known source of water on the moon, at the lunar south pole.

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02 May 2019

NASA Says $700 Million in Rocket Failures Caused by Fraudster Company

Subpar aluminum parts manufactured by Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI) led to the failure of two NASA satellite launches in 2009 and 2011, resulting in losses of $700 million, the US space agency stated[pdf] on Tuesday. SPI tried to hide the poor quality of the aluminum parts it supplied to NASA

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29 Mar 2019

Cyber Threat Analysis Report Volume 1, Edition 3

Can you trust NSA tools? This and more as OODA Network Expert Michael Tanji provides insightful analysis of the most recent and significant cyber news.

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12 Mar 2019

NASA’s Cybersecurity Program Gets Failing Grade

According to a recent audit by the NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG), the US space agency’s cybersecurity program has not been properly implemented and therefore deserves only a level 2 maturity rating out of 5. To put this in perspective, cybersecurity programs with a rating lower than 4 are

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14 Jan 2019

NASA internal app leaked employee emails, project names

A NASA server running Jira, an application used by the space agency to track internal bugs for apps and projects, was leaking sensitive information including staff usernames, names and project names last year. Bug hunter Avinash Jain detected and reported the issue in early September 2018, but NASA only fixed the

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02 Oct 2018

NASA celebrates 60 years of shooting for the stars

NASA celebrated its 60-year anniversary on the first of October, providing a reminder of technological and political changes that have occurred since that time. The agency had its roots in the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics that was itself founded in 1915, but was officially set up under the Eisenhower

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