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NASA Wants to Pay You to Isolate on Fake Mars for 8 Months

If, more than two months into the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve thought to yourself, “hmmm, living in isolation kinda works for me,” NASA may have just the job for you. The space agency is seeking applicants for a social isolation study to develop methods and technologies for future spaceflight missions to Mars and the…Read more… Continue […]

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NASA Wants to Pay You to Isolate on Fake Mars for 8 Months

If, more than two months into the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve thought to yourself, “hmmm, living in isolation kinda works for me,” NASA may have just the job for you. The space agency is seeking applicants for a social isolation study to develop methods and technologies for future spaceflight missions to Mars and the…Read more… Continue […]

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America’s First Crewed Space Launch in Nearly a Decade Set for May 27

Next month, NASA will launch its first astronaut mission from U.S. soil in almost a decade. This mission marks the final test for SpaceX before NASA begins regularly ferrying astronauts into orbit using the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Coronavirus Lockdowns Have Reduced Air Pollution by 30 Percent in the Northeast

You can add the Northeast to the growing list of regions seeing improved air quality amid the ongoing pandemic. We’ve seen these big drops in air pollution in China and Italy. And preliminary data from other parts of the world show similar trends, though it will take time to analyze it. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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NASA Fixes Probe On Mars By Hitting It With A Shovel

Every wrencher knows that sometimes the only cure for a misbehaving machine is to just hit the damn thing. The finely tuned machines of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are no exception. Even a whole planet away, with different gravity and no magnetic field, machines just work better with the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Developer Finds USB Chargers Have as Much Processing Power as the Apollo 11 Guidance Computers

It comes as no surprise that the guidance computers aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft were impossibly primitive compared to the pocket computers we all carry around 50 years later. But on his website, an Apple developer analyzed the tech specs even further and found that even something as simple as a modern USB charger…Read more… […]

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Developer Finds USB Chargers Have as Much Processing Power as the Apollo 11 Guidance Computers

It comes as no surprise that the guidance computers aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft were impossibly primitive compared to the pocket computers we all carry around 50 years later. But on his website, an Apple developer analyzed the tech specs even further and found that even something as simple as a modern USB charger…Read more… […]

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Let This Actual Astronaut Tell You What’s Wrong With All Your Favorite Space Movies

Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its wholehearted accuracy when it comes to race cars or outer space. But you generally don’t know how bad they are unless you’re something of an authority on the whole business. We’ve already talked about the motorsport side of film inaccuracies here—now let’s let a NASA astronaut…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What It’s Like to Work in a Flying Smoke Laboratory

Most scientists’ labs don’t fly. Most scientists’ labs are also not packed in the interior of a DC-8 jet doing loopy maneuvers at low altitudes. This joint NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission, though, is not a typical science lab. And it’s not doing typical experiments.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What It’s Like to Work in a Flying Smoke Laboratory

Most scientists’ labs don’t fly. Most scientists’ labs are also not packed in the interior of a DC-8 jet doing loopy maneuvers at low altitudes. This joint NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission, though, is not a typical science lab. And it’s not doing typical experiments.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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