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Championship Races Paused To Save Thunderhill Raceway From Massive Grass Fire

Sonoma Raceway may have escaped harm from the recent wildfires in the area, but drivers at Thunderhill Raceway Park found out just how bad the fire risk is in California this weekend. A racer at the National Auto Sport Association’s Western States Championships went off the pavement, sparking a grass fire that lasted…Read more… Continue […]

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Alternative Reality Zeta 137 President Trump Spends Weekend Geeking Out Over Science

President Donald Trump, 45th President of United States of America in alternate reality Zeta 137, spent the first vacation weekend of his Presidency at Camp David with his family. Sources report the First Family enjoyed the beginnings of fall colors, along with gluten free s’mores and hot …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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NASA’s 1977 Paper On The ‘State-Of-The-Art’ Electric Postal Jeep Is Fascinating

Back in the 1970s, AM General—American Motors Corporation’s renaming of Kaiser Jeep’s “Defense and Government Products Division”—built an electric mail carrier Jeep called the DJ-5E “Electruck.” It was so advanced, NASA conducted a bunch of research on it, even referring to the Jeep as “state-of-the-art.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Russia and America Want to Build a Joint Space Station Near the Moon

It seems like just yesterday that we were living in a constant nuclear threat, spending all of our time thinking about Russia and trying to put a someone on the Moon. Nothing has really changed, but now it seems that we’ll be working with Russia on the whole Moon thing. That’s nice.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Mission Control Keeps the Heart of the Space Community Beating During Harvey

This week, NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC)—home of the space agency’s Mission Control—became an island in a sea of floodwater. After staggering amounts of damage in Houston, today, Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall once again bringing torrential downpours to areas of Southeast Texas and Louisiana. Somehow, against…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Best Livestreams for Watching the 2017 Total Eclipse

There’s a total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017, and for the first time in nearly a hundred years, the Moon’s unabashed Sun-blocking power will be visible from much of the continental U.S. (though certain locations will of course have a better vantage point than others). Warning: don’t look directly at it…Read more… Continue […]

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Soon Astronauts Will Be Able to Bake Bread in Space

Eating bread in space is a surprisingly dangerous undertaking: the free-floating crumbs could cause someone to choke, lodge themselves in someone’s eye, or worst of all, cause a fire if it gets into the electrical panel. That’s why most astronauts have to eat the less appealing alternative—the tortilla.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Is The NASA Part Mike Pence Touched That He Wasn’t Supposed To

Yesterday, the big joke involved a picture of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, full-palm touching an Orion spacecraft part that was clearly labeled “DO NOT TOUCH.” It’s a hilarious image, but what exactly is that untouchable thing, and what does it mean that Pence pawed it? I am here with…Read […]

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Uranus Might Finally Get a Visitor After All These Years

Uranus is the loneliest thing in the solar system. It hasn’t had contact with anyone in over 30 years, since NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft whizzed by it on January 24th, 1986. Thankfully, some good folks at NASA and elsewhere are advocating for missions to Uranus and its Ice Giant companion, Neptune, which could take…Read more… […]

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This Is One of the Coolest Shots of the Mars Curiosity Rover We’ve Ever Seen

See that faint, blue dot in the middle of this NASA image? That’s the Curiosity rover making its way up the rocky slopes of Mount Sharp. The robotic lander, now approaching its fifth year of operation, has never looked so lonely. Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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An Imaginative Aerospace Engineer Turned This Classic Lego Space Shuttle Into a Flying Toy

As a follow-up to turning the classic Lego Solo Trainer set into a fully-functional RC plane, aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth is back with an even more impressive build: he somehow made this tiny 27-year-old Lego Space Shuttle actually fly.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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This Beautiful Short Film Recreates the Moon Landing Using Thousands of NASA Photos

There’s no shortage of archival film footage of the moon landing—arguably one of humanity’s greatest achievements. But graphic designer Christian Stangl didn’t use any of it to create this short film. Instead, Lunar was created by animating thousands of still photos taken from NASA’s Apollo archives.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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