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NASA

VIDEO: History Up Close – Historic Mission Control Console
NASA

VIDEO: History Up Close – Historic Mission Control Console

VIDEO: History Up Close – Historic Mission Control Console Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our video series, “History Up Close.” Today, we are exploring a historic Mission Control console. These consoles had less computing power than your smartphone, but helped navigate the Apollo Program to the Moon. [embedded content] Apollo Mission Control Center Published at Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:00:34 +0000 {articles|100|campaign}
Pictures of Earth
Astronomy, NASA

Pictures of Earth

Pictures of Earth From Our Member Magazine Pointing a Celestial Mirror at a Pivotal Time in History Note from the editors: The content on this page is a digital mirror of our quarterly print magazine, The Planetary Report. Our print content must be finalized roughly 2 months in advance, so you'll read references to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic describing it as a singular moment in history and an opportunity to reflect on our commitment to take care of each other and the Earth. Since then, a movement to eliminate systemic racism has swept the globe. We here at The Planetary Society recognize we must do more to support Black people, including Black people who love space. You can read our initial response and commitment to work against racism here. While ...
A Day in the Life of a Private Astronaut
NASA, Science

A Day in the Life of a Private Astronaut

A Day in the Life of a Private Astronaut Morning routine Time on the ISS is set to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) and the day begins around 6:00 a.m. And just like on Earth, everyone starts the day getting cleaned-up and refreshed. Being in a weightless environment there are no such thing as running water from a faucet or a nice warm shower, so you must make do with a lot of wet towels and no-rinse shampoo. Science Experiments The ISS is fundamentally a science laboratory with experiments being conducted in fields as diverse as physical & life sciences, remote sensing and technology development. Even the crew are subject to experiments to see how the human body reacts to living in space for extended periods of time. Our clients have taken the time to participate in some of the t...
More than Just Dust in the Wind
Astronomy, NASA, Science

More than Just Dust in the Wind

More than Just Dust in the Wind In the 50 years since the first Earth Day, the view from space has revolutionized our understanding of Earth’s interconnected atmosphere, oceans, freshwater, ice, land, ecosystems and climate that have helped find solutions to environmental challenges. If NASA’s Earth science has changed this much in 50 years, what will it look like in 50 more years? We asked some researchers what they thought. Here are their answers, in their own words. Mahta Moghaddam is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Southern California. She’s building a system that helps sensors sync their measurements. I am interested in creating new ways to observe the Earth. In particular, my team and I are building and expanding a system that will allow sc...