articles tagged: nasa
nasa’s climate models get put to the test and pass with flying colors
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nasa’s climate models get put to the test and pass with flying colors

NASA reviewed predictions of how the planet should be warming generated by its GISTEMP dataset to see how accurate its models were, and the results were hardly shocking.

why nasa may be trying to quietly put the sls out of its misery
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why nasa may be trying to quietly put the sls out of its misery

NASA appears to be sick and tired of having to wait until the mid-2020s to return to the Moon on a future rocket that will be inferior to the private ones already flying, and easily lapped by ones currently being built.

americans want to remain leaders in space, but they seldom want to pay for it
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americans want to remain leaders in space, but they seldom want to pay for it

A recent Pew study about American attitudes on space exploration may seem like exciting news for NASA and space exploration advocates, but it doesn’t ask the questions that really matter.

why it’s sometimes best not to compromise
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why it’s sometimes best not to compromise

Early concept drawings from the shuttle program shows us that the end result was full of shortcuts that should not have been taken for the benefit of humanity's space-faring future.

yes, science is worth it. now please start giving a damn about it.
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yes, science is worth it. now please start giving a damn about it.

Far too many denizens of social media are upset that Curiosity cost $2.5 billion because they don't understand how and why that money was spent.

the soothing sounds of a shuttle rocket test
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the soothing sounds of a shuttle rocket test

Top Gear checks out the loudest place on Earth, a NASA complex in the swamps of Mississippi where rocket engines are put through their paces.

nasa vs. private space, the fictional dilemma
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nasa vs. private space, the fictional dilemma

Space reporters are wondering how NASA will navigate its rivalry with private rocketeers. But NASA is actually very happy to have company.

is ssto coming back from the brink of death?
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is ssto coming back from the brink of death?

Single stage to orbit spacecraft have been mothballed for decades. But with the potential of space tourism, there may be an incentive to take another run at designing them.

spacecraft design is best left to the experts
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spacecraft design is best left to the experts

Lawmakers are now openly telling NASA exactly what rocket to build, what engines to use, and from what companies to buy them.

jwst: gambling with the future of space science
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jwst: gambling with the future of space science

An awful lot is riding on JWST and there's a huge risk that if something goes wrong, deep space astronomy could be set back decades.

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