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Aug 16, 2021

The march towards ever-expanding human longevity marks another achievement with the successful transplant of a fully-functional artificial heart!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

If you needed a heart transplant or suffered from cardiovascular disease, would you consider replacing your biological heart for an artificial one? How many of you with healthy hearts would want the transplant?

Aug 16, 2021

A year in, NASA’s Perseverance rover is still searching for the secrets of Mars’ history and future

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

In July of 2,020 three countries launched missions to Mars to study its geology and atmosphere, and find any evidence of life. NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter, China’s Tianwen-1 rocket, and the UAE’s Hope probe are all accomplishing their missions in different ways, but the ultimate goal’s the same: to prepare for eventual human missions to the red planet.

Aug 16, 2021

Brian Lee wave bench

Posted by in category: futurism

This strange looking bench moves like a wave.

Aug 16, 2021

Space Station Crew Answers Questions From New York State Students

Posted by in category: space

Expedition 65 — NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet answer questions from the Children’s Museum of Saratoga.

Aug 16, 2021

Expedition 65 Education Inflight with U S Embassy of Bulgaria — July 26, 2021

Posted by in categories: education, space travel

SPACE STATION CREW DISCUSSES LIFE IN SPACE WITH STUDENTS AT U.S EMBASSY IN BULGARIA

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed life and work aboard the complex during an in-flight event July 26 where they answered pre-recorded questions from students. Vande Hei and Pesquet launched within weeks of each other in April on Russian Soyuz and SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicles respectively for their missions on the orbital outpost.

Aug 16, 2021

Exploring our Origins with NASA | Comic-Con@Home 2021

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Anthony Rapp (actor, Star Trek: Discovery) joins Dr. John Mather (astrophysicist), Dr. Ann Nguyen (planetary scientist), Dr. Laura Kerber (planetary scientist), and Dr. Allegra LeGrande (physical research scientist) to discuss how NASA’s research and missions help us understand how our universe, our solar system, and our Earth came to be.

Aug 16, 2021

InSight Live Q&A: Journey to the Center of Mars with the Lander Team

Posted by in category: space

Take a trip with us to the center of Mars! NASA’s InSight Lander has detected hundreds of quakes with its seismometer since landing on the Red Planet in November 2018. Those seismic events have shed light on the crust, mantle, and core of the planet, as well as how the separate layers formed. Those findings may offer insight into how all rocky planets formed, including Earth.

Speakers:
• Mark Panning, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
• Amir Khan, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich.
• Sabine Stanley, Johns Hopkins University.

Aug 16, 2021

The unplanned firing of Nauka’s thrusters

Posted by in category: space

The “Nauka” Multifunctional Laboratory Module executed an unplanned firing of its thrusters on 29 July 2,021 starting at about 16:34 UTC, causing the International Space Station to move out of orientation. The ground controllers quickly regained attitude control and the motion of the ISS is now stable. Joel Montalbano (manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program) explains the situation.

Credit: NASA

Aug 16, 2021

Gate Maker

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

When Gene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt climbed into their lunar module nearly 50 years ago at the end of the Apollo 17 mission, it marked the end of an era. The Apollo 17 crew would splash down in the Pacific Ocean a few days later, marking the end of humanity’s presence on the Moon for the foreseeable future. A new age of space exploration was ushered in with the launch of the first space shuttle in 1981. The shuttle program had its own set of triumphs, notably the launch and subsequent repairs of the Hubble Space Telescope. But the pursuit of so-called deep space exploration via crewed missions — including a return to the Moon — did not seem imminent, replaced instead with a series of missions involving uncrewed probes in deep space and crewed missions closer to Earth.

The idea of returning humankind to the Moon dawned again in 2,017 with the official unveiling of NASA’s Artemis program. In mythology, Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. As the program’s namesake implies, a chief goal of Artemis is to see humans once again on the surface of the Moon, including the first woman and first person of color. NASA believes Artemis is a monumental shift in deep space exploration that, along with subsequent missions, will culminate with an achievement well beyond the lunar surface: landing humans on the surface of Mars.

But first, the Moon, and to get back there, NASA is developing an ambitious series of components designed to expand exploration of the lunar surface. It’s called the Gateway, and a Notre Dame alumnus is helping to get the lunar outpost — literally — off the ground.

Aug 16, 2021

How NASA flew a drone on Mars

Posted by in categories: drones, space

In April, NASA’s ‘Ingenuity’ aircraft made history when it became the first drone to take-off, fly, and land in the atmosphere of another planet. Watch Anderson Cooper fly the terrestrial version: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-drone-mars-60-minutes-2021-08-01/