Watch as NASA Test-Fires the RS-25 Rocket Engine

NASA test-fired an RS-25 rocket engine today, 08/18/2016, at the Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis in Mississippi. The RS-25 is one of four modified space shuttle main engines that will help lift the huge SLS rocket off the ground assisted by two solid rocket boosters.*

The RS-25 engines are fueled by liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen. Combined, the four RS-25 engines on SLS will generate 2 million pounds of thrust.

Click HERE to watch a test of the solid rocket booster.

 

Star Trek’s Influence on the NASA Culture – Panel Discussion (FULL)

July 30, 2016

A panel discussian at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts discusses the impact of the various incarnations of Star Trek on NASA.

Panel Members:

  • Adam Nimoy, Director, For the Love of Spock
  • David Zappone, Producer, For the Love of Spock
  • Terry Farrell, Actress, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Michael Giacchino, Composer, Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Dave Lavery, Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, NASA HQ
  • Michelle Thaller, Deputy Director of Science Communications, NASA HQ
  • Moderator – Bob Jacobs, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Communication, NASA HQ
  • Moderator – Emil de Cou, Conductor, National Symphony Orchestra


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07/18/2016: Successful SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch & First Stage Recovery

Early this morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying nearly 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.

This mission will bring food, supplies, and science experiments to the station. Additionally, a critical piece of cargo known as an international docking adapter, or IDA is on board. This will be attached to the outside of the station, allowing future spacecraft to automatically dock with the ISS.
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Religious Fundamentalist Ken Ham Battles US Constitution on Twitter

Ken_Ham_speakingThis morning, Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis, took to Twitter to release a barrage of tweets insisting that public schools have the right to plan and execute school trips to his newly-opened Ark Encounter biblical theme park which teaches, among other things, that the Earth is no older than 6,000 years and that evolution is false.

It seems that Mr. Ham is blissfully unfamiliar with the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. Read more Religious Fundamentalist Ken Ham Battles US Constitution on Twitter