John Young dies, the astronaut who was most active

John W. Young, the astronaut who spent most of his time working for NASA, has died, according to Twitter colleagues such as Scott Kelly and Terry Virts. For now the causes of his death are unknown, since the American space agency has not yet made the event public. Young was…

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The secret program of the USA to investigate UFOs

A few days ago, the New York Times published a couple of articles that exposed a mysterious Pentagon program dedicated to the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. The articles show two videos in which an unidentified object is followed. The videos allegedly have been declassified by the US Government, although…

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NASA plans to launch the first mission to Alpha Centauri in 2069

NASA is planning an interstellar mission to search for life outside of our solar system, in the three-star Alpha Centauri system, our nearest neighbor. The mission does not have a name yet and most of the technology necessary to get there does not yet exist, but the projected launch date…

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SpaceX launches and lands its first used rocket for NASA

The first SpaceX flight with a pre-flow booster for NASA was a success. After the launch, SpaceX successfully touched its Falcon 9 rocket used in the company’s Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral. This marks the 14th landing that SpaceX has achieved this year, and the second time this vehicle…

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View from inside the " Perseverance Valley " from Mars

This enhanced color view from the “Perseverance Valley,” on the inner slope of the western edge of Mars Endurance Crater, includes tracks from the descent of the Opportunity rover valley. The panoramic camera (Pancam) located on the Opportunity mast took the images that make up the scene from September 4…

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View from inside the " Perseverance Valley " from Mars

This enhanced color view from the “Perseverance Valley,” on the inner slope of the western edge of Mars Endurance Crater, includes tracks from the descent of the Opportunity rover valley. The panoramic camera (Pancam) located on the Opportunity mast took the images that make up the scene from September 4…

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View from inside the " Perseverance Valley " from Mars

This enhanced color view from the “Perseverance Valley,” on the inner slope of the western edge of Mars Endurance Crater, includes tracks from the descent of the Opportunity rover valley. The panoramic camera (Pancam) located on the Opportunity mast took the images that make up the scene from September 4…

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View from inside the " Perseverance Valley " from Mars

This enhanced color view from the “Perseverance Valley,” on the inner slope of the western edge of Mars Endurance Crater, includes tracks from the descent of the Opportunity rover valley. The panoramic camera (Pancam) located on the Opportunity mast took the images that make up the scene from September 4…

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Voyager I turns on its thrusters after 37 years

If you have tried to start a car that has been in a garage for decades, you would not expect the engine to respond. But a set of propellers aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft was successfully ignited last Wednesday after 37 years. Voyager I, which has been flying for 40…

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The projects of the crazy ideas factory of NASA

When it comes to conquering space, not everything is to train the astronauts and find the perfect rocket to take them out of our planet. Thus, for almost two decades, NASA has invited to devise radically innovative concepts as part of its NIAC program. Space elevators, 3D printers for construction…

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Twenty years of color changes in the life of the Earth (ING)

This fall marks 20 years since NASA observes by satellites not only the physical properties of our planet, but the only thing that makes the Earth unique: Life. The SeaWIFS project with NASA satellites shows how our living Earth breathes, traces the expanse of greenery of vegetation, maps the swirls…

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