- Jupiter's Moon Europa Should Be NASA's Next Target, Says ASU Researcher
As NASA develops its next "flagship" mission to the outer solar system, Jupiter's enigmatic moon Europa should be the target, says Arizona State University professor Ronald Greeley. Although Europa lies five times farther from the Sun than ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 11:48am
- Sending Out An SOS: Russian Satellites Come To The Rescue
MOSCOW. (Yury Zaitsev for RIA Novosti)- Thirty years ago the Soviet government issued a resolution on setting up a space-based system to search for ships in distress (known by its initials in Russian, KOSPAS) anywhere in the world. The quick location of su ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 8:04pm
- XCOR Completes First Tests Of XR-3E17 Rocket Engine
XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed its first series of tests on a new 56-pound thrust rocket engine. The engine, designated XR-3E17, is a direct descendent of the company's XR-2P1 "Tea Cart" engine develo ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2007 - 1:45pm
- Japan Successfully Test Fires Standard Missile-3
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force successfully flight tested its first Raytheon-built Standard Missile-3. The SM-3 Block IA missile engaged and destroyed a medium-range ballistic missile target more than 60 miles above the Pacific Ocean. Personnel at t ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 23 2007 - 12:38pm
- Quest To Find Water On The Moon Moves Closer To Launch
Cameras and sensors that will look for the presence of water on the moon have completed validation tests and been shipped to the manufacturer of NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite. The science instruments for the satellite, which is ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2008 - 8:32pm
- Antimatter Cloud
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080109173722.htm The above address is a post on Science Daily about an antimatter cloud. This should be of interest to the hard core science types and SiFi fans like myself. The post describes an antimatter clo ...
Article - Jim Myres - Jan 22 2008 - 10:43pm
- Get Ready To Commute With The ThunderPack Personal Propulsion System
We've been waiting for a good personal jet pack system since seeing Sean Connery strap on that Bell-Textron thing in the opening sequence of Thunderball. Thunderbolt Aerosystems founder Carmelo "Nino" Amarena must have seen that movie too be ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 25 2008 - 11:22pm
- Scientific & Technical Aerospace Reports
Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR) is an online publication listing citations and abstracts of NASA and worldwide aerospace-related research. Updated biweekly, STAR highlights the most recent additions to the NASA scientific and technical i ...
Article - Navid Ghaemi - Jan 27 2008 - 11:59am
- The F-35 Lightning II Gets Its First Military Test Pilot
Lt. Col. James "Flipper" Kromberg of the U.S. Air Force became the first military service pilot to evaluate the F-35 Lightning II, taking the aircraft through a series of maneuvers Wednesday on its 26th flight. Kromberg took off from Lockheed Mar ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2008 - 12:43am
- NASA Adds Rotary Wing Amendment To Research Proposal Solicitations
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its NASA Research Announcement to solicit additional research proposals. The Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2007 has been amended to include new topics in support of the Subsonic Rotar ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2008 - 6:31am