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  1. DooKey

    Flying cars? Uber, NASA See Them in Los Angeles Skies by 2020

    Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden planned to announce (WARNING auto play video) at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon today that Los Angeles will join Dallas as the first two cities to host the company's proposed network of flying vehicles. He said the company expects L.A. residents to be...
  2. DooKey

    Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise

    An international team of astronomers led by NASA scientists successfully completed the first global exercise using a real asteroid to test global response capabilities. However, I'm not sure this is good news for the public as a whole. Do you really want to know the next large scale extinction...
  3. DooKey

    HPE's Foray into Space with Spaceborne Computer

    HPE is currently working with NASA to launch a supercomputer into orbit to see how long it lasts so it can be used in deep space travels. Basically, they want to use the massive compute capabilities to monitor a number of data points, run applications, and also run analytics to figure out issues...
  4. DooKey

    SpaceX Keeps Lining Up Covert Military Launches

    Elon Musk and his SpaceX venture are continuing to rack up customers in both the commercial and military launch markets. As a matter of fact Spacecom is coming back for repeat business even though they lost a satellite last year in a launch pad explosion. It appears reusable boosters are...
  5. M

    This Friday Will be Last Flight For NASA's Cassini

    On Friday morning, NASA will send its Cassini spacecraft into Saturn's atmosphere after more than 13 years of touring the planet. Called its "Grand Finale," the final stage will take the spacecraft through Saturn's rings and onto the planet, the closest it has ever gotten. The plan is prevent...
  6. M

    NASA Has New Plan to Save Us From Super Volcanoes

    A NASA study discovered what it would take to prevent the super volcano that sits under Yellowstone National Park from erupting. According to NASA, the super volcano is a larger threat to life on Earth than an asteroid. A JPL team calculated that the best method is to cool down the magma by at...
  7. M

    NASA is Sending Bacteria Into the Sky on Balloons During the Eclipse

    And the reason why, to figure if certain bacteria will survive space travel between the Earth and onto Mars. Up above the ozone layer is Earth's stratosphere, which is minus 35 degrees. During the total solar eclipse, temperatures would drop even lower to a Mars-like condition as the Moon will...
  8. R

    NASA Using Two 1960s Vintage Jets To Chase The Eclipse

    Nasa will be sending up two WB-57F jets from the 1960s to 50,000 feet to chase the eclipse. At 460 mph they will be in the shadow for four minutes and above any cloud cover. At cruising altitude, the sky will be 20-30 times darker than on the ground, enhancing the details in the sun's...
  9. M

    NASA Uploading Archival Flight Footage to YouTube

    From the video vaults of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly the Dryden Flight Research Center), the space agency is putting up hours of aerospace history onto YouTube. Nearly 300 clips have been posted so far with about 200 more that have not been uploaded yet. Previously, the...
  10. R

    Scrap Dealer Finds Apollo-Era NASA Computers In Deceased Engineers Basement

    A scrap dealer going through the basement of a deceased engineer discovered 2 Apollo-Era computers, and 325 magnetic data tape reels from NASA. The computers were not removed, as they are so heavy the report says a crane was likely used to move the machines, but the magnetic tapes were taken and...
  11. M

    NASA Plans to Crash Satellite Into Asteroid

    Similar to the plot of Armageddon, NASA is putting into motion a plan to save us from a collision course with any giant asteroids. But instead of trying to blow it up, the space agency plans to send a refrigerator-sized satellite into the asteroid to change its trajectory. Part of its Double...
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    NASA Uses UE4 to Create Mixed Reality Training Modules to Simulate ISS

    NASA is using Unreal Engine 4 to power an International Space Station simulator in mixed reality to train new astronauts. New habitats, maintenance procedures, and even more engineering of the station can all be simulated within the software. This type of training can save lives as the...
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