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Uh, Houston. We Have A Problem. I Left My GoPro’s SD Card At Home!

I used to think that astronauts are the best of the best. The elite among the elites. As such, my impression of astronauts is, they are master of many trades, including dealing with mundane things like, you know, GoPro camera. Apparently that does not seem to be the case. A NASA astronaut recently became the perfect specimen that proves otherwise. Continue reading Uh, Houston. We Have A Problem. I Left My GoPro’s SD Card At Home!

NASA New Rover Tire Is Airless, Returns To Original Shape After Deformation

Automakers share the pain of flat tires with motorists and that is why we have run flat tires. And that’s here on Earth where emergency vehicle services are always a phone call away. Now, imagine the same thing happen when the vehicle is, say, 33.9 million miles away on Mars. Surely, NASA did not have team of robotic AAA on standby there and so, when wheels are damaged, they are damaged, end of story for the Mars-roaming rover and that’s no cool. Continue reading NASA New Rover Tire Is Airless, Returns To Original Shape After Deformation

NASA’s Playlist Of Sounds From Space Is Apt For Sci-Fi-themed Halloween Party

Are you going to have a sci-fi-themed Halloween party? Well, if so, you will want these spooky sounds recorded in space by NASA as your soundtrack. Like, seriously. Be warned though, these sounds are really, really spooky. The level of spookiness cannot be overstated. I have listened to all the tracks in the playlist and all I can say that they sound more paranormal than space-ish. Aptly entitled Spooky Sounds from Across the Space, the playlist on Soundcloud includes 22 tracks pulled from NASA’s archive of sounds recorded in outer space by the various probes and orbiters, and therefore do not expect sweet, varying mood, orchestrated music from Contact. Continue reading NASA’s Playlist Of Sounds From Space Is Apt For Sci-Fi-themed Halloween Party

LEGO Announced Women Of NASA Set, Available Starting November 2017

Well, we already have a movie highlighting the contributions made by women in mankind’s foray into space and now, it only make sense to do the same with LEGO. The LEGO 21312 Women of NASA set started its life as a LEGO Ideas project which has garnered over 10,000 supporters in a short span of just 15 days. Getting the requisite 10,000 votes get it shortlisted as a set to be considered by LEGO and now the Danish toy maker has officially announced that the LEGO 21312 Women of NASA set will be released on November 01, 2017, priced at $24.99 per set. Continue reading LEGO Announced Women Of NASA Set, Available Starting November 2017

Futuristic NASA Mars Rover Is How Humans Will Roll On The Red Planet

Mars is currently explored by robotic rovers, but in future, it will be done by humans and the futuristic vehicle you see here could be the Mars-mobile of choice. Built by Parker Brothers Concepts with advice of NASA engineers, this futuristic military-ish 6,000 lbs (2,721 kilograms) six-wheeler has room for up to four passengers and not surprisingly, it can also serve as a mobile laboratory when roaming around the Red Planet. The vehicle may look small from the image, with a rather large cockpit to body ratio, but looks can be deceiving as it actually stretches a lengthy 28 feet (8.5 meters) long, 14 feet (4.3 meters) wide and 11 feet (3.3 meters) tall. Continue reading Futuristic NASA Mars Rover Is How Humans Will Roll On The Red Planet

NASA Apollo Saturn V Launches Again, This Time As A Huge 3 Ft LEGO Set

If you have not heard, NASA Apollo Saturn V is set to launch again. Except that this time, this space-bound rocket ain’t heading to space and NASA will not be responsible for the launch; instead LEGO is the behind it and the iconic rocket will be launch by you, in the comfort of your own home, with this massive LEGO Ideas-born set called LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309). I know right? This is probably the most exciting news all of last week. I mean, seriously, a piece of mankind’s history, the glory of Americans’ achievement, that can be assembled by your own hands? Continue reading NASA Apollo Saturn V Launches Again, This Time As A Huge 3 Ft LEGO Set

Marvel Teamed Up NASA, Puts Groot And Rocket On CASIS Mission Patch

Nope. What you see here is not the new emblem for the next Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comics. It is a custom designed mission patch that will see real world, or rather, space use. It is an official mission patch that will find its way on all payloads heading to the National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). Announced at the San Diego Comic-Con by Center of the Advancement of Science in Space, or CASIS in short, the patch features Marvel’s space dwelling heroes, the perennial plant Groot and the highly intelligent, anthropomorphic raccoon Rocket, against a space blue backdrop decorated with the silhouette of the space station, along with stars which are actually the flame found on the Guardians of the Galaxy shield. Continue reading Marvel Teamed Up NASA, Puts Groot And Rocket On CASIS Mission Patch

Watch NASA Massive Ten-engine Electric Drone Morphs From a Helicopter to a Plane While in Midair

NASA has a new ‘toy’ that could one day change the way we fly or how we deliver small packages, and this new ‘toy’ is the Greased Lightning GL-10 VTOL Drone. NASA did not specifically refer to it as a drone (maybe drone sounds little less friendly?), but as remotely controlled electric plane. The GL-10 is NASA’s take on the military V-22 Osprey Vertical Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, which means it is part helicopter, part plane, but this one appears to have no military application in mind. In fact, it aims to be an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that could be used for “small package delivery or vertical take off and landing, long endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping and other applications” and maybe even scaled up to make a four-person personal air vehicle, which would be something along the line of Krossblade Aerospace’s SkyCruiser. Continue reading Watch NASA Massive Ten-engine Electric Drone Morphs From a Helicopter to a Plane While in Midair

This Drone Maybe Ugly, But It will Leave No Traces of its Presence When it Crashes, Well, Almost

Drone crashes is inevitable. It will happen due to a variety of factors, ranging from battery, signal loss or interruption and such, and when such misfortune strikes and you’re unable to retrieve the vehicle, you probably don’t want anybody to get their hands on it or even knows you were there snooping around. The Biodegradable Drone developed by scientists from NASA’s AMES Research Center and Stanford University aims to solve the presence-after-crash issue. In the even of a crash, this particular crude looking drone will sort of ‘melt away’ – thanks to a shell made of mycelium (basically, a root-like fungus) developed by Ecovative Design and a circuit board printed with silver nanoparticle ink. Continue reading This Drone Maybe Ugly, But It will Leave No Traces of its Presence When it Crashes, Well, Almost

This Honeycomb-like Structure Might Be The Apartment Humans Will Be Staying On The Red Planet

whether in fact Mars is habitable is still a question that remains to be answered. regardless, that doesn’t stop some of us from dreaming about the possibility, and by ‘some of us’, we are referring to NASA. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has partnered with MakerBot to initiate a challenge for the 3D printing and design community to conceptualized a Mars base that “could theoretically support human life on Red Planet.” among the 228 original designs submitted to Thingiverse website, one dude by the name of Noah Hornberger, emerged as the winning entry. his concept, dubbed Queen B (Bioshielding) 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mars Apartment, took the first prize. Continue reading This Honeycomb-like Structure Might Be The Apartment Humans Will Be Staying On The Red Planet