NASA manages to phone Voyager 2
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Wednesday, 04 November 2020 13:51

NASA manages to phone Voyager 2

 
You are probably heading to a better place than earth right now

NASA has managed to make contact with the Voyager 2 spacecraft for the first time since mid-March.

AI confirms 50 new planets from old NASA data
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No comment from Pluto

British boffins have worked out a way to find planets in existing data using AI.

NASA creates nuclear fusion using lattice confinement
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All they needed with metal hydrogen, and an electron accelerator

Researchers at NASA's Glenn Research Center have now demonstrated a method of inducing nuclear fusion without building a massive stellarator or tokamak. In fact, all they needed was a bit of metal, some hydrogen, and an electron accelerator.

Astronauts prank called using their satellite phone
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Bored while waiting for pick up after splash down

NASA's Doug Hurley and his crewmate Bob Behnken had a satellite phone at their disposal after splashdown on Sunday.

NASA hits cloudy problem
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Friday, 20 March 2020 11:37

NASA hits cloudy problem


Didn’t realise it would have to pay extra for downloads

NASA needs 215 more petabytes of storage by the year 2025, and thought Amazon Web Services could provide the bulk of that capacity, but apparently it didn’t realise that it would have to pay again to download it.

Rocket Lab is authorised for more important missions
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Gets certification

Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle has received Category 1 certification from NASA, meaning it is authorized for use on more important missions, opening up a whole new revenue stream for the growing launch provider.

NASA fixes Voyager 2
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Monday, 10 February 2020 11:14

NASA fixes Voyager 2


Best remote fix ever... and then Microsoft  will upgrade it to Windows 10

In an incredible feat of remote engineering, NASA has fixed Voyager 2,

NASA investigates Boeing's software checking
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Friday, 07 February 2020 10:48

NASA investigates Boeing's software checking


Apparently, it may not be up to snuff

A second software problem during a CST-100 Starliner test flight is prompting a NASA safety panel to recommend a review of Boeing's software verification processes.

NASA asks kids to name the next rover
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Monday, 27 January 2020 10:11

NASA asks kids to name the next rover


Marsy McMars face it is

NASA will launch a new rover to Mars this July — and 28,000 American schoolchildren wrote essays with suggestions for what NASA should name it.

Boeings' 737 Max woes go orbital
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Monday, 13 January 2020 11:55

Boeings' 737 Max woes go orbital


NASA is a bit worried about the Starliner spacecraft

In the wake of the 737 Max fiasco, NASA appears to be a bit worried about Boeing’s Starline rocket.