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    1. It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its all-encompassing assessment on the current state of climate change research and made projections for the future climate of our planet.

    2. If a mission extension is approved, the New Horizons spacecraft will take a short jaunt to a mysterious icy object in the Kuiper Belt.

    3. Don't make us hitch rides with Russia: NASA chief

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsAug 28 03:05 PM

      The head of NASA appealed to Congress on Friday to put more money into restoring America's ability to send astronauts into space instead of relying on Russian rockets. In an open letter, published in Wired magazine and titled "Don't Make Us Hitch Rides With Russia. Love, NASA," Charles Bolden said the US government has essentially funded Moscow instead of pouring money into its own aerospace ...

    4. There are a few layers of bureaucracy, but sometimes there are contests! And fun acronyms.

    5. NASA tests 3D-printed turbopump

      gizmagAug 30 06:15 PM

      NASA has previously tested simple 3D-printed rocket components, such as combustion chambers and fuel injectors , but if the technique is to be practical, it has to cope with more complex items. Case in point is this 3D-printed rocket engine turbopump. Successfully built and tested at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the turbopump is described as "one of the most ...

    6. NASA administrator Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden urged legislators to increase funding for NASA's Commercial Crew Program, in an editorial published on Friday in Wired magazine.

    7. The agency is flexing its muscles to study Greenland -- the melting that is occurring on top of the ice sheet, and the retreat of its outlying, oceanfront glaciers.

    8. A team of six NASA scientists begin a 365-day isolation experiment simulating life on Mars. How soon will a crewed mission be a reality?

    9. New Horizons' next stop will be a Kuiper Belt object named 2014 MU69 nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto. The post NASA Finally Picked New Horizons’ Next Destination appeared first on WIRED .

    10. New behind-the-scenes photos reveal how the water storage tanks deep inside NASA's retired space shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour were recently removed by the space agency for future use on the International Space Station. The photographs of the shuttle tank removals, which were shared with collectSPACEby NASA workers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and by the manager for Endeavour's ...

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