Oct 282014
 
Antares NASA Rocket Explodes At Liftoff

A NASA rocket holding food, water, and supplies heading for the International Space Station exploded just a few moments after liftoff in Virginia. Though the supplies were important, a NASA spokesman said there was nothing on the rocket that was urgently needed. Thankfully, the rocket was unmanned, and no one was injured. Read more here.  

 


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Feb 232014
 
Dad Makes Song Awesome Mission Control Desk

Jeff High Smith of Makezine wanted to make his son a homework desk with an added bonus and was more than successful.

After work is complete, the desk transforms into the coolest spaceship mission control desk any kid could dream of. 

The desk includes countless NASA-themed buttons, buzzers, switches, lights and sound effects. 

Best dad ever!

 


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Jan 232014
 
Six Decades Of A Warming Earth Animation

A debate has erupted over this new video by NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

The quick clip visualizes the warming of the Earth over the past 60 years. Supporters of Global Warming and Climate Change tout the video as solid proof of a dangerous trend. 

Skeptics argue that six decades is too small of a time frame to fully understand climate patterns. 

Still, NASA’s findings are glaring: 

“With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 133-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.”

 


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Dec 132013
 
NASA’s Superhero Robot

This video by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers has gone viral with over half a million hits so far!

Nicolaus Radford of NASA’s Johnson Space Center showcases their new Valkyrie humanoid robot. The bot is covered with cameras and sensors, and has a modular design which allows for simple repairs and upgrades. 

Future iterations of the robot may very well end up on Mars. 

 


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Dec 122013
 
Juno Spacecraft Passes By Earth And Moon

The space age may be in its infancy, but it’s still here. 

NASA‘s Juno spacecraft is traveling to Jupiter, and is set to reach the gassy planet by July of 2016. The craft is outfitted with a slew of special equipment to track, test, and observe space. 

One sensor is a special camera “optimized to track faint stars” which recently had a very unique view of the Earth and our moon.

From 600,000 miles away, Juno captured one frame at a time and sent the footage back to Earth to be processed into this very special video. 

Already, the clip has amassed over half a million views!

 


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