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Friday: July 8, 2011

Live coverage of the last NASA Shuttle launch ever.Live coverage of the last NASA Shuttle launch ever.

Some exact details for those interested: launch vehicle: Space shuttle Atlantis, launch pad: 39A, launch window: 11:21 - 11:31 a.m. EDT.   Wow, that launch window seems pretty small, just ten minutes. Targeted launch time is 11:26 a.m. EDT. To infinity and beyond!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:28 AM | Tags (7) | last | launch | nasa | shuttle | space | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured over 570,000 images of roughly 30,000 objects in our known Universe? What, you didn't know that? Then go ahead and start your day off right with some additional cosmic photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | celebration | hubble | nasa | photos | space | telescope | twenty | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.

The robotics aren't quite advanced enough yet to send an actual android that is advanced as the ones you've seen on Star Trek - but it's a start. As to when these robot astronauts will turn on their masters and decide to destory all of our satellites - anybody's guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:14 PM | Tags (8) | data | humanoid | launch | nasa | robots | shuttle | space | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

NASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programsNASA decides to unveil a whole slew of sweeping new programs

This budget provides an increase to NASA at a time when funding is scarce,' he said. 'It will enable us to accomplish inspiring exploration, science and R and D, the kinds of things the agency has been known for throughout its history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | deep | destinations | funding | nasa | orbit | planets | programs | robots | shuttles | space | technologies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.

The quantity of water present at the lunar poles is significant,' Spudis writes; 'at the north pole alone, the 600 million metric tons of water there -- turned into rocket fuel -- is enough to launch the equivalent of one Space Shuttle (735 mT of propellant) per day for over 2000 years.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | nasa | water | abcnews | space | moon | planet | orbit | rocket | fuel | tons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Eleven minute solar eclipse won't happen again until the year 3034 says NASA.Eleven minute solar eclipse won't happen again until the year 3034 says NASA.

NASA said on its website the eclipse was annular, meaning the moon will block most of the sun's middle, but not its edges, causing it to look like a ring. This blockage will last for 11 minutes, 8 seconds, an annual duration NASA said would not be exceeded until December 23, 3043.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:19 AM | Tags (7) | eclipse | space | 3034 | thousand | years | nasa | millenium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Mars Spirit Rover may be stuck for good this time.Mars Spirit Rover may be stuck for good this time.

This poor little vehicle has had nothing bad luck since it got to Mars. Latest reports from NASA indicate that Spirit is currently stuck in a sand trap and has lost a wheel as well. Bummer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | mars | spirit | rover | stuck | sand | trap | abcnews | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.

...if you remember, a month ago we were talking about teaspoons going into glasses over football fields. Well, now I can say today that in the 20 to 30 meter crater LCROSS made, we found maybe about a dozen of these two-gallon buckets worth of water.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | moon | water | spacecraft | discovery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.

The first and much bigger crash is set for 7:31 a.m. EDT. That's when an empty rocket that weighs 2.2 tons should hit the crater Cabeus and create a minicrater about half the size of an Olympic pool. It should kick up a plume of lunar debris about six miles high.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | space | nasa | moon | water | rocket | blast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

NASA says not to worry about pesky asteroid that would've destroyed Earth.NASA says not to worry about pesky asteroid that would've destroyed Earth.

According to NASA scientists, there is now just a slim chance said asteriod may hit Earth. The asteroid is about the size of two-and-a-half football fields.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | apophis | asteroid | demise | destruction | earth | nasa | science | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.

Its diameter is equivalent to 300 Saturns lined up side to side. And its entire volume can hold one billion Earths, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said late Tuesday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | cnn | discovery | massive | nasa | ring | saturn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

NASA has made it official, there is water on the moon.NASA has made it official, there is water on the moon.

Everything you wanted to know how about how much of it there is and how it potentially got there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | water | official | origins | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.

The three turquoise spots represent sources of X-ray radiation. The center spot is the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, and the two flanking spots are stars feeding material into the black hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:45 PM | Tags (5) | chandra | nasa | popsci | space | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.NASA figures out a way to levitate mice using superconducting magnets.

Scientists have previously managed to levitate frogs and grasshoppers, but mice are more useful test subjects because their physiology is closer to humans.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:10 AM | Tags (5) | levitation | magnets | mice | nasa | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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