| 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 [...]
| We are now ready to see the world's only permanent outpost in space come into its full potential as a unique platform for scientific research and technology development. That's why I work on the International Space Station Program.
| Have you seen this amazing video about SCIENCE? Science rocks, and FIRST Robotics is just one of the many incredible programs out there inspiring the next generation with real-world STEM education. And all you awesome Robotics students out there, keep reaching for the moon. We can’t wait to see what you create. Do you know about [...]
| NASA participates in a number of ‘hackathon’ type of events, most notably, the successful Random Hacks of Kindness in partnership with Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, World Bank, and HP. This weekend, NASA is participating in the sold-out 2011 San Francisco Science Hack Day and we’re bringing all the action to you as it happens. Science Hack Day [...]
| I was privileged this week to visit the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – or SOFIA – while it was at NASA Ames Research Center. SOFIA is a Boeing 747 built in 1977 that has been modified to accomodate a 2.5 meter infrared reflecting telescope. This world-class airborne observatory that will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and James [...]
| NASA released a new iPad app called the NASA Visualization Explorer which is “the coolest way to get stories about NASA’s space-based Earth science research”. The NASA Visualization Explorer relies on computer images built from satellite data for most of its pictures. Topics include climate change, aerosols, glaciers, hurricanes, volcanoes and wildfires; all things observed [...]
| “Even in hindsight, I would not change one whit of the Voyager experience. Dreams and sweat carried it off. But most of all, its legacy makes us all Earth travelers among the stars.” Charles Kohlhase, Voyager Mission Analysis Engineer For the last 33 years, the twin Voyager spacecraft have been exploring the edges of the solar [...]