While orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station, American astronaut Terry Virts took a minute to pay fitting tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at 83. The late actor’s home state of Massachusetts can be seen just to the right of Virts’ Vulcan salute.
— Terry W. Virts (@AstroTerry) February 28, 2015
Nimoy, of course, will forever be known as Mr. Spock from the original “Star Trek” series. On Friday, NASA acknowledged how influential that show had been for generations of astronauts:
RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go… http://t.co/qpeH5BTzQc pic.twitter.com/nMmFMKYv1L
— NASA (@NASA) February 27, 2015
The symposium, ‘Challenging Misconceptions About the Psychology of Food Choice,’ includes four presentations that tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight-stigma, encouraging healthy choices, and strategies to help children and teens. The symposium is featured at the SPSP 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif.
Miami (AFP) Feb 27, 2015
Two US astronauts will go ahead with a spacewalk this weekend despite a flaw in one of the spacesuits that allowed water to seep into the helmet, the US space agency NASA said Friday.
Mission managers made the decision after discussing what NASA called “the minor seepage of water into the helmet of Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA following the last spacewalk on February 25.
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NASA flight engineer Terry Virts paid respects to Leonard Nimoy from the International Space Station.
Washington DC (XNA) Feb 27, 2015
The U.S. military launched three suborbital rockets near-simultaneously Tuesday as part of a ballistic missile defense (BMD) test involving the Aegis weapon system.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said in a statement that the rockets were acquired and tracked by sailors aboard two Aegis BMD destroyers while a third destroyer participated in associated operations.
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Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Feb 26, 2015
The Khrunichev Space Center and Gazprom Space Systems reached a deal on Wednesday to launch Russia’s new Yamal-601 satellite in 2018.
Yamal-601 will provide telecommunications services to customers in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.
The satellite will be launched by the Proton-M carrier rocket, and is set to replace the Yamal-202 at the end of its operational lifeti
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 27, 2015
Like a cowboy at a rodeo, NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite, the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), has triumphantly raised its “arm” and unfurled a huge golden “lasso” (antenna) that it will soon spin up to rope the best soil moisture maps ever obtained from space.
Launched Jan. 31 from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Delta II rocket, SMAP is now literally riding tall
Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 27, 2015
NASA is ready to continue to cooperate with its International Space Station (ISS) partners, including Russia, for at least nine more years, the space agency has said in a statement.
“The Obama administration is committed to extending operation of the International Space Station to at least 2024,” NASA said in the statement obtained by RIA Novosti on Thursday, adding that it welcomes “conti
Moffet Field CA (SPX) Feb 26, 2015
A telescope will soon allow astronomers to probe the atmosphere of Earthlike exoplanets for signs of life. To prepare, Lisa Kaltenegger and her team are modeling the atmospheric fingerprints for hundreds of potential alien worlds.
The James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2018, will usher a new era in our search for life beyond Earth. With its 6.5-meter mirror, the long-awaited succ