Tuesday, September 21

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Robonaut 2 Demonstration at Kennedy Space Center
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Robonaut 2 Demonstration at Kennedy Space Center

Robonaut 2 Demonstration at Kennedy Space Center Deputy Project Manager Nicholas Radford from the NASA Johnson Space Center demonstrates Robonaut 2 at the Kennedy Space Center in October 2010. The demonstration took place ahead of the first aborted launch of STS 133 which eventually delivered an identical humanoid robot to the International space station. Robonaut 2 was developed by engineers from General Motors and NASA beginning in 2007.
Rocket Launches and Rising SeasAt NASA, we’re not immune to effects of climate change. The seas are…
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Rocket Launches and Rising SeasAt NASA, we’re not immune to effects of climate change. The seas are…

Rocket Launches and Rising SeasAt NASA, we’re not immune to effects of climate change. The seas are...This week, we’re at one of the biggest science conferences in the country, where our scientists are presenting new results from our missions and projects. It’s called the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting.Here are a few of the things we shared this week…The SunA few months into its seven-year mission, Parker Solar Probe has already flown far closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has ever gone. The data from this visit to the Sun has just started to come back to Earth, and scientists are hard at work on their analysis.Parker Solar Probe sent us this new view of the Sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona. The image was taken by the mission’s WISPR instrument on Nov. 8, 2018, and shows a ...
Space Shuttle Discovery Landing (STS-131)
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Space Shuttle Discovery Landing (STS-131)

Space Shuttle Discovery Landing (STS-131) Credit: NASA "Good news, there's a 'go' forecast at KSC," CAPCOM Rick Sturckow radioed from Mission Control. "No precipitation concern inside of 30 miles, all the shower activity's kind of to the east of that 30-mile circle. The main concern is going to be fog. Fog is not in the forecast, but that's what we're having Fergie (astronaut Chris Ferguson) look at for the T-38 (weather assessment) flight." "So it's going to be few (clouds) at 2,000 (feet), scattered 5,000, scattered 12,000, seven miles vis and the winds are zero-eight-zero (at) four, peak six knots," Sturckow said. "So that's all good news. We'll keep an eye on the fog for the first opportunity." "We understand, Houston, thanks a lot," commander Alan Poindexter ...
The Space Shuttle (Narrated by William Shatner)
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The Space Shuttle (Narrated by William Shatner)

The Space Shuttle (Narrated by William Shatner) An idea born in unsettled times becomes a feat of engineering excellence. The most complex machine ever built to bring humans to and from space and eventually construct the next stop on the road to space exploration.