Orion Spacecraft

NASA Is Planning to Send a Human Crew on the First Launch of Its Most Powerful Rocket Ever

We're headed back to deep space.<p>NASA is investigating the possibility of putting astronauts on the first launch of its most powerful rocket ever – …

Space Travel

NASA vets tell Congress the agency doesn’t have a credible exploration plan

The hearing promised new ideas. It doesn't seem that any were raised.<p>Congress loves to set grand goals for NASA. During a full committee hearing …

Space Travel

NASA, heeding Trump, may add astronauts to a test flight moon mission

President Trump has indicated that he wants to make a splash in space. During his transition, he spoke with historian Douglas Brinkley about John F. Kennedy's famous 1961 vow to go to the moon before the decade was out. Now Trump and his aides may do something very similar: demand that NASA send …

Space Travel

NASA looking to accelerate first crewed Orion launch to as early as 2019

As 50th anniversary of Apollo landings nears, agency wants to show progress.<p>When presidential transition officials recently reviewed NASA's existing …

Space Travel

11 things you should never throw away

Decluttering your life is always a good idea. By paring down the stuff you own to the essentials, you can clean out the junk and focus on what's important.<p>But it's also easy to get overzealous. what, for example, should you <i>not</i> throw away?<p>One way to think about living a minimalist lifestyle is to …

Winter Fashion

NASA looks into sending astronauts on a trip around the moon as early as 2019

NASA and its commercial partners say they’re studying the possibility of sending astronauts around the moon years earlier than planned, by putting a …

Space Travel

LED Lighting And The Connected Ceiling: How To Profit In A New Paradigm

A convergence appears to be forming at lower adoption costs, higher performance, and macro policy changes to accelerate the transition to LED …

Investing

Bill introduced to redirect NASA to Moon, establish sustained presence

An artist’s rendering of a space station in cislunar space utilizing a combination of private and government vehicles. Image Credit: Nathan Koga / …

Space Travel

NASA's Orion Astronauts Need a New System For Taking a Dump

We take gravity for granted in a lot of situations — eating, walking, lying down to sleep — and yeah, taking a crap. Shitting in space is just one of …

NASA

The NLO Yamaha XT500 Snow Bike

Snow bikes have been growing in popularity in recent years, and there’s been a surge in the number of companies making kits that can be bolted to …

Motorcycles

Reuters: Orion Mine P-E firm to sell $1B mining royalty portfolio

P-E firm Orion Mine Finance tells Reuters it is in talks to sell a portfolio of 87 mining royalty, streaming and offtake assets.<p>The firm did not …

Wall Street

National Geographic Cruise Ship Gets a Lift Home

File image courtesy Cruisemapper<p>The 100-passenger expedition cruise ship <i>National Geographic Orion</i> is getting a ride aboard a heavy-lift ship from …

Music, Art, and Design: An Interview with Aaron Draplin and Orion Landau

Have you ever wondered how an album gets made? Not the music— but the art. It turns out, the process can be just as thoughtful, creative, and intense …

Music

Exploring Orion's Wonders Using Mobile Astronomy Apps

Every year at this time, the evening sky is dominated by the eye-catching constellation Orion, the hunter, and his famous three-starred belt. The …

Astronomy

This brain-implanted hardware could be the next step in restoring lost sight

Second Sight's human-implantable devices allow patients with vision loss to supplement their own sight with images generated by an electrode array …

The Brain

NASA simulates Orion spacecraft launch conditions for crew

In a lab at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in space suits would experience when the Orion …

Space Travel

NASA puts the shakes on Orion astronauts

NASA engineers are getting a bit of a buffeting this month as they conduct manned vibration tests on elements of the Orion capsule. The tests being …

Space Travel

M78 and Orion Dust Reflections

M78 and Orion Dust Reflections

Astronomy

Orion update for January 2017

NASA continues to prepare for the first combined flight of its crew-rated Orion spacecraft and super heavy-lift booster, the Space Launch System in …

Space Travel

Teluric Next on Rackmizar

Rackmizar will release a new EP from Teluric.<p>After a debut release—namely Melodie's <i>Raw</i>—Alex Puicea's vinyl-only Rackmizar label is preparing an EP …

Cygnus

Starwatch: Orion at his evening best

A detailed look at the Hunter who rules the sky for the next few weeks, plus a brief look at the planetary year ahead and August’s solar eclipse<p>Orion<p>Orion is now in prime position in everyone’s evening sky. Lying across the celestial equator, with his main stars slotting neatly between 10° N and …

Astronomy

Orion, the Man Who Would Be Elvis

The following article is from the new book <i>Uncle John’s Uncanny Bathroom Reader</i>.<p><i>He wasn’t Elvis, but he wanted to be…and a lot of people even thought</i> …

Rock & Roll

New Image Captures the Bright Intensity of Orion's Stellar Factory

About 1,350 light-years from Earth, just south of the Orion constellation’s ‘sword’ is a bright stellar nursery called Orion A, churning out baby …

Space Science

It Takes a 20-Story Building to Test NASA's New Rockets

Time-lapse video shows Test Stand 4693's two-year construction.<p>The world's most powerful rocket is one step closer to its mission to Mars. This …

Space Science

Howl at the Full Wolf Moon, Venus and Mars are Alright Tonight, and Orion’s Delights!

<b>The Moon and Planets</b><p>The January Full Moon, known by First Nations people as the Full Wolf Moon and Full Old Moon, or the Full Moon after Yule in …

Space Science

Bokeh effect in Orion

Notice the colors of Orion’s stars in this photo that’s slightly out-of-focus. Chirag Upreti wrote: “This is a ‘bokeh effect,’ and turns out it works …

For NASA’s human spaceflight programs a difficult year lies ahead

New leadership must confront Soyuz problems, commercial crew delays, and SLS costs.<p>The new year finds NASA beset by uncertainty, especially with …

Space Science

Spectacular new image of Orion A

Don’t miss these gorgeous images from ESO’s VISTA infrared survey telescope of the Orion Molecular Cloud complex, a place in space where new stars …

Space

Orion’s Stellar Nursery Captured In Stunning New ESO Image

Astronomers have, using the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Paranal …

Astronomy

Orion Nebula Is Stunning In Near-Infrared Light | Video

A mosaic of the Orion A molecular cloud (home to the Orion Nebula) has been created using the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal …

Nebulas