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Find out how we’re working toward living and working in space at TC Sessions: Space 2020

The idea of people going to live and work in space, outside of the extremely unique case of the International Space Station, has long been the strict domain of science fiction. That’s changing fast, however, with public space agencies, private companies and the scientific community all looking at ways of making it safe for people ...

How does sound travel through space?

Twenty Thousand Hertz is a podcast about sounds. Case in point: the latest episode, "Space Audity," which explores how, exactly, sound travels through the vacuum space, and the very practical technological complications that would make potential ... ...

How the huge displays at NASA’s mission control worked

You've seen the videos of old-school NASA mission-control from the 1960s, with those huge, wall-sized screens — which displayed bright lines showing the flight path of spacecraft, and flight data. How the heck did they do that? They didn... ...

NASA studies show COVID-19 shutdowns lowered greenhouse gas emissions

By modeling where the trend line was heading for several key greenhouse gases, and then comparing said trend line to what actually happened after COVID19 forced the world to shutter major cities, NASA's study suggests humanity is responsible for ... ...

The Thanksgiving gag that ended NASA pranks forever

The early days of space flight were quite different. Rocket scientists would sometimes even pull practical jokes on their team, such as the time Gene Kranz convinced flight director Chris Kraft that an Atlas rocket had actually taken off during a fligh... ...

SpaceX’s Saturday launch of Sentinel-6 is a first step toward leveling up climate studies

11.21.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Saturday's SpaceX launch may be a small step for a company that is making increasingly regular trips into orbit, but the latest mission's payload represents a giant step for climate studies here on Earth. The launch itself was a success by all measur... ...

Baby Yoda tags along on SpaceX’s first operational crewed mission for NASA

11.16.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

As four astronauts began their journey from Earth to the International Space Station on Sunday, an additional crew member made a surprise appearance: Baby Yoda. A plush Baby Yoda toy floated around the cabin of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, named ... ...

NASA’s head of human spaceflight, Kathryn Lueders, will join us at TC Sessions: Space

NASA’s human spaceflight program took big strides in 2020 with the official kick-off of the commercial crew program with SpaceX, and on plans to return humans to the surface of the Moon via the Artemis program. NASA Associate Administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate Kathryn Lueders has been there for it ...