Field tests in Mojave Desert pave way for human exploration of small bodies
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from the SETI Institute, the Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, and the space robotics company Honeybee Robotics, has successfully completed a first series of field ...
Jet packs rule, say deep-sea astronauts
Battery-powered jet packs are definitely the best part of tooling around on the ocean floor in practice drills for an eventual visit to an asteroid, an international crew of astronauts said Monday.
Neural activity in bats measured in-flight
Animals navigate and orient themselves to survive – to find food and shelter or avoid predators, for example. Research conducted by Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky and research student Michael Yartsev of the Weizmann ...
Why astronauts experience low blood pressure after returning to Earth from space
When astronauts return to Earth, their altitude isn't the only thing that drops—their blood pressure does too. This condition, known as orthostatic hypotension, occurs in up to half of those astronauts on short-term missions ...
Astronauts dive deep in practice for asteroid visit
When human space explorers reach an asteroid for the first time, NASA figures the experience will be more like swimming in space than walking on the Moon.
Glenn chats with space station to mark anniversary
(AP) -- NASA surprised John Glenn with the kind of anniversary gift only a space agency can give, enabling him to speak live with the International Space Station on Monday as he marked 50 years since his ...
Angry Birds catapult into space with NASA boost
Rovio's Angry Birds are taking their battle against the egg-stealing pigs into space and NASA is giving them a boost.
Exercise has benefits, even when it's done in space
Astronauts have been taking part in short spaceflight missions since 1961. They have only recently begun to spend significantly longer times in space, with missions extending for months, since the days of the Russian Mir ...
Students plot experiments for YouTube Space Lab
Teenagers around the world on Monday were invited to design experiments that will be conducted on the International Space Station and streamed for all to see on YouTube.
Engineering tests leading the way for NASA's next neemo mission
To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO.
New propulsion system for robotic lander prototype tested by NASA
NASA's Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has completed a series of hot fire tests and taken delivery of a new propulsion system for integration into ...
Prof gets messages from space
(PhysOrg.com) -- Barbara Frisken received several messages from outer space this year on her answering machine.
PPPL lets teachers hitch a ride on NASA's Zero-G
Time seemed to stop. Teachers Alison Miller of South Brunswick High School and Darrell Williams of Fisher Middle School in Ewing floated over their science experiments, wearing olive-drab green jumpsuits -- ...
Future wind turbines go offshore -- deep and floating
DeepWind was launched October 1st 2010, and Riso DTU is coordinating the consortium of 12 international members.