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NASA Debuts 3D-Printed Space Chain Mail

NASA Debuts 3D-Printed Space Chain Mail So, in a reductionist sense, this new metal fabric is like chain mail, except with stuff attached to it.One side has little square metal plates on all the rings, to provide an almost unbroken surface of metal armor.

NASA doesn't have replacements for its aging spacesuits

NASA doesn't have replacements for its aging spacesuits According to a new report from the space agency's Office of Inspector General, NASA may not have enough spacesuits to make it through 2024—the year when the Space Station is expected to end its operational life under NASA and the other international agencies.This isn't entirely NASA's fault, however.

NASA inflatable greenhouse could help feed astronauts on other planets

NASA inflatable greenhouse could help feed astronauts on other planets It’s not just the nutritional value of fresh produce that has NASA interested in growing greens — researchers think that astronauts would also get a psychological boost from farming.To that end, NASA collaborated with researchers at the University of Arizona to design an inflatable greenhouse that can be deployed in space and offer astronauts a sustainable bounty of fresh vegetables.

1-Meter Tall Lego Apollo Saturn V Is Ready For Liftoff

1-Meter Tall Lego Apollo Saturn V Is Ready For Liftoff The real Saturn V was a monster.After amassing the required 10,000 votes on Lego Ideas, the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocketed through Lego’s approval process and straight into retail packaging.

Cassini's First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They're Stunning

Cassini's First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They're Stunning The first images from the Grand Finale have been sent back to NASA, and they’re stunning.They’re also just the start — Cassini has 21 more close orbits planned.

Solar eclipse stamp changes when you touch it

Solar eclipse stamp changes when you touch it As if America's first total solar eclipse in decades wasn't cool enough, the U.That's a stamp that changes when you touch it, and we're so into it.

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks

This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks NASA finally unfurled the James Webb Space Telescope!There, mission techs and scientists will test and calibrate the telescope’s instruments.

Brainlet solves NASA and SpaceX's problem

Brainlet solves NASA and SpaceX's problem Anonymous I 8867233 "Inyour( s) ago 1'"Buoyancy Spaceshipcouild spaceship, optimize it' saerodynamic profile while maximizingvolume (I imagine something very longand slender)Mill it with air for breathing and buoyancyit out to sea, preferablyB JPG somewhere as deep as possible (like themariana trench)a sufficiently heavy weight (like ahuge fucking rock or something) bystraps/ chains/ whateverit into the sea, let it sink to thebottom of the ocean (roughly )the straps/ chains securing itbbecause of buoyancy the shipaccelerates upwardsait shoots off into spacebaisically imagine pushing a soccerballor something similar underwater whenyou' re in a pool and let the ball floatupwards, shooting out of the waterI mean why the fuck not

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth after launching a secret payload for the U.The landing — back on solid ground at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida — looked surreal against the backdrop of a clear blue sky just after sunrise.

Incredibly bright star hogs all the attention in beautiful new galaxy photo

Incredibly bright star hogs all the attention in beautiful new galaxy photo Sometimes, an outrageously bright star can outshine an entire galaxy, but only if you're looking from the right spot.A new photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a bright star in the foreground upstaging a galaxy light-years from Earth.

Slip into the eerie silence between Saturn and its rings

Slip into the eerie silence between Saturn and its rings On April 26, NASA's Cassini spacecraft shot between Saturn and its innermost ring, going where no human-made object has gone before.One of those insights is that the area between the planet and its rings "sounds" different than other parts of space surrounding Saturn.

A huge wave of gas in a far-off galaxy cluster has a surprising origin

A huge wave of gas in a far-off galaxy cluster has a surprising origin The answer has to do with a cosmic near collision that occurred billions of years ago.The findings are detailed in a new study published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings Well if this lil' home video doesn't fill you with excitement and awe, check your pulse because you're probably dead.Captured at 6,800 miles per hour (aka 45 times faster than a speeding bullet) the "movie" represents the exploration of uncharted territory for the $3.

Listen to the Eerie Void of Space

Listen to the Eerie Void of Space We’ve covered the Cassini probe a few times, but this little probe never ceases to impress.This time, Cassini went into the empty space between Saturn and its rings.

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look The Hubble Space Telescope has given us many incredible views of the universe.From stars and nebulas shining hundreds of light-years away, to views of closer cosmic objects like Mars and Jupiter, the Hubble provides frequent reminders of just how small we are.

Cassini Finds Saturn's Ring Gap Emptier Than Expected

Cassini Finds Saturn's Ring Gap Emptier Than Expected One of the reasons Cassini didn’t venture into this space before was the risk of damage from dust particles.The dust particles are only 1 micrometer across, but can cause damage to the probe’s instruments when they impact at high speed.

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space Next up for the Falcon 9 is a May 15 mission to put an Inmarsat communications satellite in orbit.At the end of the month, SpaceX is also slated to send a CRS Dragon to the International Space Station.

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science “I am delighted to report that Cassini shot through the gap just as we planned and has come out the other side in excellent shape.While the gas giant’s north pole was in shadow for the first part of the Cassini mission, it’s now in full sunlight, which enables Cassini scientists to directly image it in reflected light.

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $3.Now SpaceX has successfully tested the rocket module at the core of the upcoming Falcon Heavy as well.

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno Then there’s Jupiter’s incredibly strong magnetic field.766 Gauss, a whopping ten times more powerful than Earth’s magnetic field and twice what was as expected.