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Now Google Maps Even Covers the International Space Station

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Planning a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) anytime soon? Now you can look up your destination ahead of time on Google’s near-omniscient Maps feature, just as you can for practically anywhere else on Earth. Google Maps has just added the ISS. Using…



Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 1 Challenge

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For the first time in history, SpaceX launched its used Dragon spacecraft on the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo. The rocket successfully reached the International Space Station and returned to Earth. With…


NASA to Launch Rocket Live in 360° Video

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The list of 360° on YouTube is a lot longer than it was just a few years ago. From a 4,000 foot drop to riding with the Blue Angels, there is no shortage of immersive excitement on the world’s most popular video site. And now, you…


NASA and Hollywood Reach for The Stars in High-Definition

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Hollywood has always been a part of feeding our curiosity about life in space. From 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apollo 13 to Interstellar and The Martian, the world beyond our atmosphere doesn’t seem as far away thanks to directors and actors alike. And…


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NASA Sending UMaine Prototype to the International Space Station

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

A wireless leak detection system developed by graduate students at the University of Maine will be part of the International Space Station. It will be the first hardware from UMaine, at least in recent memory, that will function in space for a long period of…

Movies & Entertainment

Someone on the ISS Loves ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Matt Novak at Gizmodo has released a list of every movie and TV show available on the International Space Station. He even needed to put on an official “Freedom of Information” request to get the list. But that’s not the real news story here….


Congress is a Wee Bit Concerned about SpaceX Explosion Investigation

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

On June 28th, 2015 SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 took off from Cape Canaveral on route to the International Space Station. About 2:20 into its flight, it exploded. Thankfully there were no humans aboard, but the cargo and food meant to supply the space station…


NASA Turns to Crowdsourcing to Develop Robotic Arm

By | Feb 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

NASA has been branching out in a variety of unusual ways during the past few years, including investing $485 million into an outsourced mobile app development consolidation project and partnering with Soundcloud to bring the sounds of space exploration into everyone’s living room. One…