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Even more historic NASA flight footage is up on YouTube

Even more historic NASA flight footage is up on YouTube The videos have always been available but hidden away on the Edwards, California-based center's website.More recently a lot more of the historic videos, like test flights from the 1970s and into the '90s and early 2000s, have been moved onto YouTube.

Adorable Japanese Camera Drone Now Lives Aboard the ISS

Adorable Japanese Camera Drone Now Lives Aboard the ISS The International Space Station (ISS) has a new resident, but it’s not a human—it’s a drone.The small spherical drone was constructed by Japanese space agency JAXA with a special orientation system that allows it to maneuver around the ISS and capture video.

Google Maps adds 'Outer Space View' to Street View with stunning ISS photos

Google Maps adds 'Outer Space View' to Street View with stunning ISS photos You can now explore the International Space Station via Google's Street View.It's the first (but hopefully not the last) time Google has taken its Street View outside of Earth.

The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today

The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today Still, none of those accomplishments have quite the same historical weight as the first time a person walked on the moon.That first moon walk took place exactly 48 years ago today.

17 lesser-known photos from the Apollo 11 mission

17 lesser-known photos from the Apollo 11 mission It's been 48 years since NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission in which Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever step foot on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.Though NASA astronauts would reach the moon in five subsequent missions over the next three-and-a-half years (not including the aborted Apollo 13 mission), it's this very first moon landing that dominates the memories of Americans, one of the most significant moments in all of history.

Reebok Floatride Foam Boots Were Made for Space Walking

Reebok Floatride Foam Boots Were Made for Space Walking While fashionableness is not required to survive in space, NASA has been working to bring cosmonauts’ image into the 21st century.The Administration’s next-generation suit technologies, designed for deep space exploration, will be more efficient, mobile, and safe.

Moon landing conspiracy theories are as old as the Apollo 11 mission itself

Moon landing conspiracy theories are as old as the Apollo 11 mission itself But almost immediately — in bars and homes around the country — people refused to believe it was real, and thus, the moon landing conspiracy was born.at the time also found that a small percentage of people questioned the moon landing, Launius added.

Scientists Found Something Weird, But It's Not Aliens

Scientists Found Something Weird, But It's Not Aliens “It’s never aliens,” the saying goes.Of course, the excitement comes the fact that, if aliens exist are common enough for us to reasonably find them, then the saying should be: “it’s never aliens until it is.

Musk Says Falcon Heavy Rocket Might Explode During First Flight

Musk Says Falcon Heavy Rocket Might Explode During First Flight Soon the company will finally launch its ultra-heavy rocket, the Falcon Heavy.I would consider even that a win, to be honest,” Musk told NASA International Space Station program manager Kirk Shireman.

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite

Here's an incredible view of North Carolina's new (and growing) island, thanks to satellite A mile-long island recently formed off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks, and thanks to newly released satellite images from NASA, we now have a crystal-clear view of this piece of land.Shelly Island — which was first registered back in November 2016 and reported about in June — lies just off the tip of Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video

A moon of Mars photobombs the red planet in amazing timelapse video A tiny moon of Mars is clearly tired of its planet hogging all of humanity's attention.A newly-released timelapse video taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows Mars' moon Phobos peeking out from behind the planet as it orbited the red world in May 2016.

Skip Space Camp, Go to ISS With Google Street View

Skip Space Camp, Go to ISS With Google Street View The closest most of us will ever come to visiting space is the cinematic experience of watching Interstellar or Gravity.But, for Google, it stands out as the first time Street View imagery was captured “beyond planet Earth,” Pesquet said.

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube

NASA Drops Decades of Archival Flight Research Footage on YouTube Flying out of what would become Edwards AFB in California, Yeager became the first person to engage in supersonic flight.Now, a few decades later and with little prelude, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California has been uploading hundreds of videos from decades of bleeding-edge aeronautics research onto YouTube.

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction From a flight computer to a toy Snoopy, a space-themed auction on Thursday did not disappoint when it comes to strange outer space paraphernalia.The Sotheby’s auction had everything a space nerd could want, including the chance to bid online live through eBay.

You can help NASA out during this summer's solar eclipse

You can help NASA out during this summer's solar eclipse A major solar eclipse will be taking place on August 21, and NASA needs your help when it comes to collecting data.The GLOBE program, an educational initiative supported by NASA, has launched an app to encourage those along the path of the solar eclipse to help contribute their findings.

Play Citizen Science During US Total Solar Eclipse

Play Citizen Science During US Total Solar Eclipse Calling all North American eclipse viewers: NASA wants you to participate in a nationwide science experiment next month.Fourteen states should experience complete darkness for approximately two minutes; other folks across the country will encounter at least a partial eclipse.

Your flight times could be cut in half, thanks to NASA's supersonic tech

Your flight times could be cut in half, thanks to NASA's supersonic tech The agency has a design for a new supersonic jet meant to reduce the effects of sonic booms to a much less noticeable "quiet thump.The phenomenon was one of the major reasons the super-fast transport was largely banned over U.

NASA wants your brilliant ideas for protecting astronauts from radiation

NASA wants your brilliant ideas for protecting astronauts from radiation Now comes word they're accepting ideas on designing a radiation shield for potential deep-space flights.In this case, NASA is hoping to get some good ideas to help protect humans from harmful radiation they'll be exposed to as they traverse space.

NASA Has Supersonic Ideas That Could Cut Your Flight Time in Half

NASA Has Supersonic Ideas That Could Cut Your Flight Time in Half Ever since 1973, the FAA has set a ceiling on the maximum speed of aircraft traveling over US soil.At farther ranges, they sound like mortar bombs from fireworks, and can wreak similar havoc on both pets and farm animals.

NASA Needs Your Origami Skills for Space

NASA Needs Your Origami Skills for Space The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is calling on the public to submit solutions for three space exploration challenges.A $500 prize is available now to the person who can create a storyboard describing NASA’s REALM program in layman’s terms.