NASA, please do not encourage people to think we will move to Mars

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NASA is enlisting the help of universities throughout the country as it moves to solve the problem of extraterrestrial living quarters. The agency announced it has chosen two Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) to take on developing automated habitats that would be able to sustain for extended periods of time without human interference. Each of the STRIs will have a particular focus: in the case of Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration researchers will tackle machine learning, maintenance and developing autonomous systems; the Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute is tasked with getting autonomous robots to recover from unforeseen disruptions as well as developing autonomous machine adaption.

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Female Scientists React Before’and After’NASA’s All

NASA’s much-anticipated first all-female spacewalk was canceled because of space suit sizing issues. BU scientists react before and after the milestone came to a halt. Photos by Cydney Scott

Last week, the world came oh-so-close to seeing the first all-female spacewalk, but as it turns out, we earthlings will have to keep waiting to see that day.

NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were slated to perform maintenance on the International Space Station (ISS) during the much-anticipated spacewalk, scheduled for Friday, March 29, 2019. But the would-be historic milestone came to a halt earlier in the week after NASA announced that Koch will instead be conducting the spacewalk with a male astronaut, Nick Hague, because there were not enough equipped medium-size space suits aboard the ISS for both Koch and McClain to wear at the same time.

We Interviewed the Guy Who Dreams up NASA’s Martian Robot Arms

NASA’s InSight lander touched down on the surface of Mars in November. Its mission: to unravel secrets about the creation of the planets in our solar system. Crucial to that mission: a broom-length robotic arm that it slowly extended after landing to place a number of sensitive scientific instruments on the Martian surface ‘ and even drill into the planet itself.

To find out more about what it takes to manipulate a robotic arm on the surface of a distant planet, Futurism talked to Al Tadros, VP of Space Infrastructure and Civil Space at SSL ‘ where he manages the company’s relationship with NASA and helps invent the most sophisticated robot arms ever to leave Earth.

Why Trump Wants to Go to the Moon So Badly

When the Apollo program ended, NASA turned its attention toward other parts of the cosmos. It built space stations and shuttles, designed powerful floating telescopes, and sent machines to fly past some planets and moons and to land on others. Today the moon, Earth’s closest companion, seems almost distant in comparison.

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As other leaders have done, Pence waxed poetic about the nation’s drive to explore the unknown. He lavished praise on NASA employees. He made Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, stand up so the audience could applaud him. But while the speech was big on the magic of space exploration, it was low on specifics. Pence left out something rather important: how the administration plans to fund this whole effort.

  • Publisher: The Atlantic
  • Date: 2019-03-28T11:07:46-04:00
  • Author: Marina Koren
  • Twitter: @theatlantic
  • Citation: Web link (Read More)

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