Aerospace

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope began a nearly 100-day cryogenic test in a giant chamber in Texas in mid-July. Components of the Webb have previously endured similar tests to ensure they would function in the cold environment of space. Now all of...
by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
12:44pm
8.14.2017
Researchers used the Inflatable Lunar/Mars Analog Habitat (ILMAH), a unique, simulated closed environment that mimics the conditions found on the International Space Station and possible human habitats on other planets. They showed that the overall...
by BioMed Central
10:06am
7.13.2017
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Innovative thinking could improve the way biological samples are processed and transported from space back to research labs on Earth for future studies. This thinking was prompted by researchers in NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and Twins Study...
by NASA/Johnson Space Center
1:36pm
7.12.2017
Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation.
by Australian National University
11:49am
7.3.2017
Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
by NASA
10:07am
6.21.2017
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A team of students from Michigan Technological University took first place in the University Nanosat 6 competition, earning the rare privilege of having the Department of Defense launch their custom-made satellite into orbit.
by Michigan Technological University
1:28pm
6.19.2017
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is simulating space radiation on Earth following upgrades to the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
by NASA/Johnson Space Center
10:36am
6.15.2017
A wide variety of research relies on growing cells in culture on Earth, but handling these cells is challenging. Handling cells in microgravity poses even greater challenges, and with ongoing cell investigations aboard the International Space...
by NASA
10:33am
6.9.2017
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Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its 5:07 p.m. EDT launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
by NASA
11:34am
6.5.2017
NASA's Johnson Space Center’s "Chamber A" in Houston is an enormous thermal vacuum testing chamber and now appears to be opening its "mouth" to take in the James Webb Space Telescope for testing.
by Rob Gutro, NASA
12:11pm
6.1.2017
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Now that Webb telescope has moved to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, a special camera was installed there to continue providing daily video feeds on the telescope's progress.
by Rob Gutro, NASA
11:53am
5.31.2017
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018.
by Laura Betz, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and Jenny Knotts, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
12:12pm
5.8.2017
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The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed the last test held at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The spacecraft is being shipped to the Johnson Space Center in Houston for more testing.
by Laura Betz, NASA
11:18am
5.2.2017
The fabrics could potentially be useful for large antennas and other deployable devices, because the material is foldable and its shape can change quickly. The fabrics could also eventually be used to shield a spacecraft from meteorites, for...
by Elizabeth Landau, NASA
10:05am
4.19.2017
NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S satellite was lifted into a thermal vacuum chamber to test its ability to function in the cold void of space in its orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth.
by NASA
10:24am
4.17.2017
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At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope.
by Rob Gutro, NASA
10:28am
3.30.2017
What happens when the lights are turned out in the enormous cleanroom that currently houses NASA's James Webb Space Telescope?
by Rob Gutro, NASA
11:44am
3.16.2017
Nanosatellites weigh just over a kilogram, don't cost more than a family car, and are destined to democratize access to space.
by Roland Fischer, Swiss National Science Foundation
12:22pm
3.13.2017
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Experiment aboard space station studies charged particles in the plasma of space.
by Tom Fleischman, Cornell University
11:08am
3.9.2017
The University of New Mexico has been awarded a $7 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and build new materials and devices for electronics in space. UNM is one of the few U.S. universities with the necessary nanoscale...
by Kim Delker, University of New Mexico
10:02am
2.24.2017
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PBS will air a documentary tomorrow about the making of a space instrument, which is currently on its way to an asteroid.
1:13pm
2.23.2017
Scientists and engineers had many challenges in designing the components of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and then had to custom design and build ways to test it.
by Rob Gutro, NASA
12:55pm
2.14.2017
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In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are some of the stories that made headlines in the world of cleanrooms and nanotechnology in the past week.
1:08pm
2.13.2017
The instrument measures Earth’s sunscreen, or ozone, along with other gases and tiny particles in the atmosphere called aerosols.
by Eric Gillard, NASA Langley Research Center
10:08am
2.6.2017
NASA's vibration testing system for the James Webb Space Telescope automatically shut down in December due to sensor readings that exceeded predicted levels.
by Laura Betz, NASA
10:30am
1.26.2017
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