| Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with installation artist and space enthusiast Tom Sachs. By recreating great cultural motifs out of basic materials such as foam-core, plywood, and hot glue, Sachs juxtaposes exterior appearance against internal value. His work, both playful and ironic, demonstrates current trends in the ways that we communicate, the ways [...]
| Yesterday, NASA JPL released Spacecraft 3D, an augmented reality application for the iPhone and iPad that allows you to create a 3D version of either Curiosity, the Mars rover current en-route to the Red Planet, or the GRAIL spacecraft, currently orbiting the moon. Although it may sound simple, the technology behind making the models appear [...]
| Samantha Snabes shares on the significant correlation between survival in Space and Earth - and how it opens endless collaborative opportunities between those exploring the universe and living on Earth.
| I recently had a chance to chat with Matt Ritsko, the recent winner of the President’s SAVE Award. The SAVE Award, which stands for Securing Americans Value and Efficiency, was launched in 2009 by President Obama. The award seeks ideas from federal employees to make government more effective and efficient and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. Matt is a Financial Manager on the Gravity Extreme Magnetism SMEX (GEMS) Flight Project. NASA has a long heritage of....
| We need to thank the hundreds of people who took the time to create a Zooniverse account (or use their existing one) to help classify features on the reef. It’s been just over a week that the NEEMO-Zooniverse platform (designed by Vizzuality) has been in active beta testing, and we are really excited in the [...]
| Last weekend, the Expedition 28 crew onboard the International Space Station heard that their return home will be postponed from September 8th to an anticipated landing on September 16th due to the failure of a Russian Progress cargo vehicle on August 24th. Although I don’t think anyone would disagree with the fact that space travel [...]
| As you may know, NASA has been working on new concepts for the human exploration of asteroids. Across the agency, experts are being called into action to develop solutions to this new challenge. In particular, NEEMO-15, slated for October 17th-26th, will test new tools, techniques, timelining approaches and communication technologies which could be useful when [...]
| This October, NASA will send astronauts and engineers to the National Marine Sanctuary in Key Largo to live underwater for 10 days as part of the NEEMO-15 Mission. NEEMO stands for “NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations”, and is a project that trains NASA explorers for missions to planetary destinations. The crewmembers of this mission will [...]