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Cosmic rays threaten manned missions to Mars

Cosmic rays threaten manned missions to Mars

22 Oct 2014

Washington : Radiation hazards in space caused by cosmic rays could threaten future deep-space astronaut missions such as those to Mars, a new study suggests. Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA , but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterise the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, researchers said.

Radiation hazards,   Cosmic rays,   Mars missions,   NASA ,  
<strong>NASA</strong> Mars orbiters safe after comet flyby

NASA Mars orbiters safe after comet flyby

20 Oct 2014

Washington: All three NASA orbiters around Mars confirmed their healthy status after each took shelter behind the Red Planet during a period of risk from dust released by a comet that sped past Mars on Sunday - closer than any other known comet flyby off a planet.

NASA,   Mars orbiters,   NASA orbiters around Mars,   Red Planet,   Mars Odyssey,   Mars Reconnaissance,   Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution,   MAVEN,   C/2013 A1 Siding Spring,   Mars Odyssey,  
<strong>NASA</strong> captures thermal images of commercial rocket

NASA captures thermal images of commercial rocket

18 Oct 2014

Washington: NASA has successfully captured thermal images of a commercial rocket on its descent, a development that may provide engineering inputs for future missions to Mars, US space agency said in a statement.

NASA,   thermal images,   commercial rocket,   missions to Mars,   space agency,   NASA mission,  
<strong>NASA</strong> orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars

NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars

18 Oct 2014

Washington: A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars on Sunday, NASA said in a statement.

NASA,   NASA orbiters,   comet,   Mars,   cosmic science,   science mission,   Mars Orbiter,   ,  
<strong>NASA</strong> findings brighten up Sun like never before

NASA findings brighten up Sun like never before

17 Oct 2014

Washington: New findings by NASA spacecraft about how the Sun's atmosphere or corona causes solar winds that can impact technological infrastructure in space and on Earth has given the scientific community an unprecedented amount of information about the Sun.

NASA,   Sun,   NASA spacecraft,   solar winds,   IRIS,   solar activity,  
<strong>NASA</strong> spots Kuiper Belt targets for Pluto mission

NASA spots Kuiper Belt targets for Pluto mission

16 Oct 2014

Washington: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency's New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.

NASA,   Kuiper Belt,   Pluto mission,   Hubble Space Telescope,   one NASA mission,   ,  
<strong>NASA</strong> tool to help airlines reduce weather delays

NASA tool to help airlines reduce weather delays

16 Oct 2014

Washington: NASA scientists have developed a tool that would help airlines minimize weather delays and save both flight time and fuel.

NASA tool,   airlines,   weather delays,   NASA scientist,   Dynamic Weather Routes,   Aviation,  
UFO watching <strong>NASA</strong> astronauts on ISS spacewalk?

UFO watching NASA astronauts on ISS spacewalk?

15 Oct 2014

New York: A latest NASA video showing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) has captured a blurry object behind an astronaut.

UFO,   NASA,   International Space Station,   Reid Wiseman,   Alexander Gerst,   Expedition 41 ,  
<strong>NASA</strong> wants you to name this free-flying robot

NASA wants you to name this free-flying robot

14 Oct 2014

Washington: US space agency is planning to launch a new free-flying robot to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017 and the space agency wants you to suggest a name for it.

NASA,   free-flying robot,   ISS,   robot,   astronauts,  
US plane on secret mission returns to Earth

US plane on secret mission returns to Earth

18 Oct 2014

Los Angeles: After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned.

United States,   secret mission,   US Air Force X-37B,   Vandenberg Air Force Base,   California,   NASA,   Science,  

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