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CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS COULD WARN OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE

Carbon monoxide detectors in our homes warn of a dangerous buildup of that colorless, odorless gas we normally associate with death. Astronomers, too, have generally assumed that a build-up of carbon monoxide in a planet’s atmosphere would be a sure sign of lifelessness. Now, a UC Riverside-led research team is arguing the opposite: celestial carbon […]

UCF RESEARCH LAYING GROUNDWORK FOR OFF-WORLD COLONIES

Before civilization can move off world it must make sure its structures work on the extraterrestrial foundations upon which they will be built. University of Central Florida researchers are already laying the groundwork for the off-world jump by creating standards for extraterrestrial surfaces. Their work was detailed recently in a study published in the journal […]

MAJOR U.S. MINT RELEASE APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE COINS NOW AVAILABLE

On July 20, 1969, the world sat glued to their television sets. Before their very eyes, man first set foot on the surface of the moon. The footprints, flag, and plaque left on the lunar surface sent an eternal message throughout the cosmos: humanity had finally reached the heavens, and America led the way. In […]

NASA UNVEILS SUSTAINABLE CAMPAIGN TO RETURN TO MOON, ON TO MARS

In December of 2017, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-1, in which the president directed NASA “to lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.” In answer to that bold call, […]

GIRL SCOUTS AND NETFLIX EMPOWER GIRLS TO EXPLORE STEM SUBJECTS

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Netflix are joining forces to empower young girls to envision their futures in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Centered around Project Mc2, a Netflix original series from MGA Entertainment Inc., the collaboration takes STEM beyond the small screen with hands-on experiences for Girl Scout troops at […]

SUBARU OF AMERICA PARTNERS WITH CHALLENGER CENTER TO INSPIRE MARS GENERATION

Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, is proud to announce a new partnership with Subaru of America focused on the development of Challenger Center’s new Mars-themed mission. Subaru has specifically invested in the creation of a professional development program for teachers, empowering them to bring STEM lessons to life […]

MARYLAND-BASED SPACE CENTER CRITICAL FOR SPACE STATION ASTRONAUTS

The International Space Station may bring to mind launch pads in Florida or control rooms in Houston, but humanity’s longest continuously inhabited outpost in space also requires near-constant support from a small community just outside Washington, D.C. That’s where, in Greenbelt, Maryland, resides NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, home to the station’s communications network and […]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LUNAR ORBITER 1 MISSION

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first of five lunar orbiters that returned images of 99 percent of both the near- and far-side surfaces of the moon. The orbiters sent back a total of 3,062 photos. Lunar Orbiter 1, built by The Boeing Co., was launched August 10, 1966 on an […]

US GOVERNMENT APPROVES PRIVATE MISSION TO THE MOON

The U.S. Government has made a historic ruling to allow the first private enterprise, Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx), permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit and land on the Moon in 2017. This breakthrough U.S. policy decision provides authorization to Moon Express for a maiden flight of its robotic spacecraft onto the Moon’s surface, beginning a […]

SPACEX CONFIRMS UPCOMING FALCON 9 FIRST-STAGE LANDING ATTEMPT ON LAND

Today SpaceX confirmed that the company is targeting the launch of its ninth NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-9) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Monday, Jul. 18 at 12:45 a.m. EDT. As with prior NASA Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) missions, Falcon-9 will […]

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