National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

1:39pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Science

When Smoke Meets Thunderhead

A June 22nd photograph showing a severe thunderstorm interacting with smoke from the High Park Fire. Click on the picture to enlarge.
James Crawford DC3 team and NASA Langley Research Center

12:31pm

Tue July 10, 2012
The Salt

The Importance Of Making Sushi And Mozzarella On Mars

Rupert Spies, Senior Lecturer in Food and Beverage Management at Cornell, gives a hands-on workshop on bread making with the NASA team.
Jason Koski courtesy of Cornell University Photography

You might be surprised at how powdered milk, dehydrated kelp and shelf-stable chorizo can come together in ways that taste good — especially if you've been cooped up for a few months on a mission with five strangers on a desolate lava crater in Hawaii.

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12:04am

Wed July 4, 2012
Space Exploration

Colorado Designed Orion Spacecraft Delivered To NASA

Artist’s rendering of Orion during Exploration Flight Test-1, the first spaceflight of America’s next generation spacecraft.
NASA

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first space-bound Orion Spacecraft Crew Module to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The module was designed at the company’s Littleton facility and will be NASA’s first orbital test flight outside of Earth’s atmosphere since the 60’s.

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6:39pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Wildfires

See Five Colorado Wildfires From Space

A satellite photo of Colorado from June 23rd. Click on photo to enlarge. Fires are outlined in red.
Jesse Allen NASA Earth Observatory

3:02pm

Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Airborne Launch Sends X-Ray Observatory Into Earth Orbit

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 7:30 pm

This artist's illustration shows what NuSTAR should look like in orbit after its 30-foot-long mast deployed.
JPL-Caltech NASA

A NASA mission aimed at surveying black holes and supernovae, among other things, launched successfully today at noon ET from beneath the belly of a wide-body jet flying approximately 40,000 feet above a darkened Pacific Ocean.

The 772-pound NuSTAR X-ray observatory was carried into an equatorial orbit about 400 miles above the Earth by a Pegasus rocket, which fired its three-stage motor for 13 minutes after being dropped by the L-1011 jet.

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