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Space travel can accelerate Alzheimer’s

New research has discovered that long journeys in space can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was funded by NASA and aimed to invest…

Company offers $1.5 billion Moon trips

A new company headed by two ex-NASA officials hopes to provide flights before the decade is out. Talk of a manned Moon mission has intensified lately …

Curiosity takes stunning self-portrait

NASA’s Curiosity rover has used its robotic arm to take a detailed photograph of itself on Mars. One of the advantages of Curiosity over previous Mars…

Curiosity finds no methane on Mars

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has been unable to find any signs of methane on the Red Planet. The presence of methane on Mars would have been a promisin…

Pluto debris poses risk to New Horizons

Dangerous debris orbiting around Pluto could prove a hazard to NASA’s approaching New Horizons probe. Soon to be the first spacecraft to ever visit Pl…

Curiosity picks up first scoopful of Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has used its robotic arm to pick up a scoop of soil from the Martian surface. It’s the first time the rover has collected some …

Astronaut Jedi Training?

Photo: NASA on The Commons/Flickr You’re looking at NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong, John Young and Deke Slayton channeling Jedi knights, all dressed up in robes [...]

Curiosity rover comes across strange rock

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered a strange pyramid shaped rock on the Martian surface. Nicknamed “Jake Matijevic” after the surface operatio…

Is NASA developing warp drive ?

Could NASA be working on technology that could one day enable us to travel to other solar systems ? Dr. Harold White, the head of NASA’s Advanced Prop…

The Jet Propulsion Lab: Up-Close & Personal

I recently took a trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in nearby Pasadena to interview a couple of the rocket scientists who successfully guided the Curiosity Rover to the surface of Mars. One of them is now involved with driving the rover around the Red Planet. I’ll post those two interviews separately in the days [...]