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NVIDIA Debunks Moon Landing Myths Using A Game Engine And Its New GPUs

One of the more popular conspiracy theories is that NASA never put humans on the Moon and that the Apollo 11 spaceflight, carrying US astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, was a fabrication. Mythbusters famously tackled the issue in an episode and now NVIDIA, of all companies, has had a crack using the latest in game engines and its new and rather fast 900 series of GPUs.


MIT's New BioSuit Shrinkwraps Astronauts To Hold Them Together

Our current spacesuits are awesome pieces of technology, but they certainly have their limitations. This is why MIT scientists (and NASA itself) have been working on a next generation spacesuit. And their latest innovation is super futuristic.


15 Rare Images From NASA's First Decades Of Space Exploration

The idea of floating in orbit, protected from the void by mere inches of material, is one we’ve grown pretty blasé about over the years. But it’s a terrifying, marvellous, sublime thing — and a new exhibit of rare NASA photos attempts to remind us of that fact.


Boeing And SpaceX Will Share NASA's $US6.8 Billion Space Taxi Program

NASA just announced a critical component of Launch America, the country’s highly anticipated next chapter in human spaceflight. The organisation confirmed in a press conference today that Boeing and SpaceX will split the $US6.8 billion “space taxi” contract, with $US4.2 billion going to Boeing and $US2.6 billion to SpaceX.


NASA Asteroid Defence System Is A Failure, Says Audit

NASA Inspector General Paul Martin has alerted of the awful state of the asteroid defence system, a program mandated by US Congress in 2005 to detect and track at least 90 per cent near-Earth objects greater than 140m in diameter by 2020. This is bad news.


Goodbye, Space Shuttle Carrier, And Thank You For Being Awesome

You are looking at the second of the two Boeing 747 space shuttle carriers being taken to its resting place at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, in Palmdale, California. After two decades ferrying space shuttles across the United States of America, the two legendary aircraft are now retired.


This Is The Largest Spacecraft Welding Machine In The World

Photo: Behold the new welding “tool” at the Vertical Assembly Center in NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, the largest spacecraft welding tool in the world for the largest rocket ever, the Space Launch System that will take us one day to Mars.


Monster Machines: NASA's Next-Generation Orion Space Capsule Is Ready For Riders

After a decade of development, NASA’s next-generation Orion crew module is finally complete! Now comes the hard part: ensuring that it actually works.


Space Station Defies Humans, Launches Satellites Without Permission

The International Space Station has a cannon that launches tiny CubeSat microsatellites into orbit. Most of the time, those launches are triggered by human scientists on board or back on Earth. But this week, the ISS launched two CubeSats entirely on its own. This is how the uprising begins.


NASA Scans Through Vast Amounts Of Data By Converting It To Sound

NASA has a lot of satellites, and these satellites have collected months, if not years, of data that can take pretty much forever to sift through. But one clever idea is to turn the measurements of space into sound and speed it up; a month of data might be scanned audibly in all of 10 minutes.


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