NASA’s sonic boom tests in Texas could change air travel forever

GALVESTON, Texas — NASA is monitoring how residents living near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could significantly reduce commercial flight times. NASA launched a two-week research project Monday on quiet supersonic research flights near Galveston, the Houston Chronicle reported. NASA is flying an F/A-18 jet in […]

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Another NASA spacecraft just died

It was only just yesterday that NASA announced its Kepler space telescope had officially been declared dead and now there’s another long-running mission that has also met its demise. Today, NASA revealed that the Dawn spacecraft, which was studying some of the larger objects in our Solar System’s asteroid belt, has also run out of fuel. The craft, which launched […]

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New NASA satellite shares first image of hunt for new worlds

NASA’s TESS spacecraft — that stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, in case you had somehow forgotten — is an incredibly powerful tool for spotting distant worlds. It was launched back in April, but it took some time to get the satellite up to speed and working on actual science objectives. Now, in a demonstration of its power, NASA is […]

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An asteroid bigger than the London Eye just made a ‘close approach’ with Earth

An asteroid bigger than the London Eye has just made a " close approach " with Earth, NASA has warned. Named ‘2016 NF23’, the large lump of space rock has been labelled "potentially hazardous" and boasts an estimated diameter of up to 160m. To put that in perspective, that’s about 20 or so metres bigger than the London Eye, which […]

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NASA intern who told legendary space expert to 'suck my d**k and b***s I work at NASA' is FIRED from her dream job

Twitter user Naomi H posted on the site to celebrate her new role, writing: "EVERYONE SHUT THE F*** UP. I GOT ACCEPTED FOR A NASA INTERNSHIP." When former NASA engineer and member of the National Space Council Homer Hickam wrote back she replied with a profanity-laden post. The 75-year-old, who worked at NASA for 17 years, had said: "Language" in […]

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