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NASA: Mars Travelers Would Get Fried By Radiation

Data collected during Curiosity's journey to Mars shows radiation exposure will present a major challenge for manned interplanetary missions.<p>Bad news for those of you who want to go to Mars in the next few years: Without better shielding technology, you'll probably get fried by radiation, as new …

How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars

To protect the psyches of future space travelers, NASA might deck them out in wearable sensors that spot meltdowns before they happen<p>Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women will likely embark on a trailblazing adventure: the first manned mission to Mars. Several …

Smelted In Space? Ancient Iron Beads Linked To Meteorite

Since it was found in 1911, an Egyptian iron bead has sparked wonder and debate over how it was produced — made around 3,300 BC, it predates the region's first known iron smelting by thousands of years. Now, researchers say the iron was made in space and delivered to Earth via …

Aspirational asteroid miners promise 'space selfies' in $1 million Kickstarter campaign

Two months after unveiling an ambitious asteroid mining plan, billionaire-backed startup Planetary Resources decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign. "We've had so many people writing us and saying 'Hey, can we be involved in finding those asteroids?'" said co-founder Peter Diamandis in a 2012 …

New Crew Members Complete Safe Trip to ISS

Soyuz Crew Sets Record For Fastest Trip To International Space Station

How'd they do it?<p>The crew of Expedition 36 aboard the Soyuz TMA-09M set a record for the fastest trip ever to the International Space Station. From launch to docking, the trip took 5 hours and 39 minutes. That's six minutes faster than the previous Soyuz that used the new "fast track" four-orbit …

Galaxy formation during first 2bn years of the universe - video

This Nasa simulation shows the formation of a galaxy during the first 2bn years of the universe. The supercomputer-generated footage displays …

Astronauts Preparing for Trip to Space

Three astronauts will launch into space on May 28, headed to the International Space Station.<p>The three are two men, a Russian and a European, and an …

April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on …

Astronomy

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Lucky Luca gets his chance to fly in space

The left-hand seat carries a lot of responsibility<p><b>"If it happens, it happens quite soon," says Luca Parmitano. "There may be a motion you do with your head, and before you know it you are barfing in your barf bag. But to be honest, I would be very surprised if it happened to me." Let's hope.</b><p>The …

Space Exploration

NASA Inspects Ion Engine Prototype For Asteroid-Hauling Rocket

A look at possible propulsion for NASA's plan to bring an asteroid home for study.<p>When NASA sends a rocket out to tow an asteroid into Earth orbit, it'll be ion propelled.<p>Ion propulsion engines harness magnetic fields to create thrust, instead of depending on chemical explosions the way chemically …

ScienceCasts: Big Weather on Hot Jupiters

ScienceCasts: Big Weather on Hot Jupiters

Can Kepler, NASA's Planet-Hunter, Be Saved?

Two broken reaction wheels have paralyzed NASA's premier planet-hunting telescope. Can it be salvaged?<p><b>From its orbit around the sun</b> 40 million miles from Earth, the Kepler space telescope stares toward the Cygnus constellation, watching for planets that might reveal themselves by passing in front …

Pizza printouts? NASA funds project to make space meals with 3-D printer

NASA won't be printing out pizzas on Mars anytime soon, but the space agency is paying out $125,000 to study the use of 3-D printing technology for food preparation in space.<p>"We will be building the components for a prototype" over the grant's six-month period, David Irwin, principal investigator …

M5-class solar flare on May 22

The flare produced a beautiful coronal mass ejection, or CME, which was not Earth-directed but could deliver a glancing blow in the next few days.<p>The …

NASA investing in 3-D food printer for astronauts | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In a scene right out of Star Trek, a Texas company is developing a 3-D food printer for astronauts to create custom meals on the fly.<p>Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. …

Watch NASA's Hangout with Chris Hadfield and other astronauts

NASA has been on a roll with Google+ lately, hosting several video Hangouts with astronauts live from outer space. But today, things will be coming back down to Earth for a change, and <i>The Verge</i> will be in attendance. Join us here Thursday, May 23 starting just before 3 PM Eastern for a special …

NASA's KSC Hosts Students' Mining Competition

Watch Live: Hunt for Scar Left by Biggest Moon Explosion Ever Seen

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 8:50 pm. 8:50 pm<p>Get up close and personal with the gibbous …

Rare, massive merging of two faraway galaxies

A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory.<p>Follow-up studies by several telescopes …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

Next Space Station Mission Previewed for Media

NASA Astronaut Talks Space with Students

Animal astronauts return from space mission – video

A Russian space capsule containing mice, geckos, gerbils, snails and fish returns to Earth after a month-long mission in space. The Bion-M craft …

Kepler Update on This Week @NASA