Science

SETI INSTITUTE COLLABORATES WITH GIRL SCOUTS TO DEVELOP NEW SPACE SCIENCE BADGES

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced the release of 42 new badges for girls in grades K–12 in outdoor adventure and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Among these new badges are the Space Science badges for Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10), and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) which were developed as part of the […]

NASA OPENS INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO NEW COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. This move comes as NASA focuses full speed ahead on its goal of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, where American companies also will […]

SPACEX DRAGON HEADS TO SPACE STATION WITH NASA SCIENCE, CARGO

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT May 4, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft delivered approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations to the International Space Station. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at the orbiting laboratory […]

NASA CALLS FOR PROPOSALS TO STIMULATE DEMAND FOR LOW-EARTH ORBIT

NASA and its international partners opened the door for research in orbit more than 20 years ago by launching the first pieces of the International Space Station, and NASA wants to work with U.S. industry to ensure that a robust, sustainable orbital economy will endure. The space station is a one-of-a-kind orbiting laboratory. For more […]

ESA AND NASA TO TEAM UP ON LUNAR SCIENCE

ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, David Parker, and Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, signed a Statement of Intent to coordinate joint science research about the Moon and identify opportunities for lunar mission cooperation. Signed during the National Academies’ Space Science Week in Washington DC, the statement highlights a common […]

MARS VIRTUAL REALITY SOFTWARE WINS NASA AWARD

A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars recently received NASA’s 2018 Software of the Year Award. OnSight uses imagery from NASA’s Curiosity rover to create an immersive 3D terrain model, allowing users to wander the actual dunes and valleys explored by the robot. The goal of the software, a […]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON OF EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES STARTALK WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

National Geographic’s two-time Emmy®-nominated series StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (#StarTalkTV) will return this fall with 20 all-new episodes. This was announced at the Nat Geo Further Base Camp at SXSW where astrophysicist and StarTalk host Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) sat down with Ron Howard (@realRonHoward), executive producer and director of National Geographic’s upcoming scripted […]

STUDENTS PLANT SEEDS TO HELP NASA FARM IN SPACE

NASA is seeking plant varieties that could grow best in space, providing food for astronauts to eat on their way to future deep space destinations, including Mars. Teachers and students in South Florida recently began experiments to test a wide spectrum of seeds to see which would flourish in different conditions. “Once you tell the […]

STARTALK RADIO WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON LAUNCHES PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

StarTalk Radio, an iTunes Best of 2014 and 2015 podcast hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and affiliated with the Emmy-nominated National Geographic series StarTalk, has selected Zype to power its new subscription video on demand (SVOD) network. StarTalk All-Access launches first on web and Amazon Fire TV and will be followed by channels on Apple […]

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 […]

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