49 years ago: Apollo 1 Astronauts Sacrifice Lives for Exploration of Space

Next month will mark the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy in which the lives of three astronauts were lost. It was a pivotal moment for the space program and one from which many valuable lessons were learned. Get the story from Fionna McDonald writing at Science Alert.

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The World is Quickly Running out of Water, New NASA Study Says

It’s not a problem we’ve had to deal with recently here in North Dakota, but in other parts of the world water shortages are growing concern. And a new study by NASA suggests that many of world’s aquifers are being rapidly depleted.

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NASA Awards Up to $750,000 to UND for Aerospace Research

UND Was awarded $750,000 over three years to build a research station focused on NASA’s work in Earth science, aeronautics, and deep space exploration. The funds are made available through NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, which awards Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grants every three to five years to jurisdictions to bolster

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NASA Tests Aircraft That Hovers like a Helicopter, and Flies like a Plane

NASA has successfully tested an unmanned aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter, but flies like a fixed wing airplane. Watch the video below.

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NASA’s Huge Image of a Tiny Section of Space (Video too)

Space is big, staggeringly so, uncomprehendingly so, and NASA has just delivered a picture that hammers the point home… just in case you hadn’t thought about it in a while. The image, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as

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Mapping the Water Under Our Feet

What do you get when you put NASA and NOAA Scientists in the same room? Admittedly, there are a lot of potential answers to that question, but in this case, the answer is a high-tech satellite designed to measure the amount of water in the ground.

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WATCH: If CO2 Emissions Were Visible…

Global warming or  global cooling, overblown media hype or apocalyptic future… whatever your take on the global climate change issue is, you can’t deny the fact that over the past 150 years or so our species has been adding things to the natural environment that weren’t previously there. One of the  results of those emissions is

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Ughh… NASA Builds $350 Million Test Tower, Then Locks Doors

The tower was designed to test a rocket engine in a facility that mimicked the vacuum of space. The only problem, the rocket program it was designed for was canceled in 2010.

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