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NASA and Google Team up on Quantum Computing

NASA’s Ames Research Laboratory, in collaboration with Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), has announced plans to host a 512-quantum-bit (qubit), quantum computer at its new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.

The computer system selected for the facility is D-Wave Systems’ D-Wave Two. Quantum computing combines the principles of


NASA Scientist Says Warp Drive is “Doable”

“Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility.” These are the words of Dr. Harold “Sonny” White, the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate. Dr. White and his colleagues don’t just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they’ve already started the work


Top 10 Images From NASA in 2012

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Each and every day the folks over at NASA choose an image to share with the world. Sometimes it reflects current projects at NASA, sometimes it’s scientifically interesting, and sometimes, it’s just pure beauty.

For the second year in a row, we’ve gone through an entire years worth of photos and picked out


Voyager 1 Hits New Region of Space

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The unstoppable Voyager 1 spacecraft has sailed into a new realm of the solar system that scientists did not know existed.

Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, have been speeding away from the sun toward interstellar space, or the space between stars.

Over the summer, Voyager 1, which is farther along in its


International Space Station Gets First “Commercial” Cargo Delivery

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This image from NASA-TV shows the capture of the Dragon capsule by a robot arm on the International Space Station as they passed over the South Atlantic Ocean early Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012. It’s the first official delivery by the California-based SpaceX company under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA. The contract calls for


ISS Moving to Avoid Collision

The Russian space program’s Mission Control Center says it will move the International Space Station into a different orbit to avoid possible collision with a fragment of debris.Mission Control Center spokeswoman Nadyezhda Zavyalova said the Russian Zvevda module will fire booster rockets to carry out the operation Thursday at 07:22 a.m. Moscow time (0322


NASA: Morpheus Planetary Lander Crashes

Earlier this week NASA safely landed a robotic rover on Mars about 150 million miles away. But on Thursday here on Earth, a test model planetary lander crashed and burned at Kennedy Space Center in Florida just seconds after liftoff.

The spider-like spacecraft called Morpheus was on a test flight at Cape


Tax Dollars in Space: Live Feed to Mars Rover Landing

live coverage (tonight, Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 p.m. ET

The arrival of the Curiosity rover on Mars may well be the biggest, boldest extraterrestrial landing for NASA since Apollo 11 settled down on the moon on a summer’s night in 1969.

Curiosity is scheduled to land in the Red


NRO “Gifts” Two Telescopes to NASA

The U.S. government’s secret space program has decided to give NASA two telescopes as big as, and even more powerful than, the Hubble Space Telescope.

Designed for surveillance, the telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office were no longer needed for spy missions and can now be used to study the heavens.

They have 2.4-meter (7.9


Obama Cancels Lunar Missions

WASHINGTON — President Obama is redirecting America’s space program, killing NASA’s $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon and using much of that money for new rocket technology research.

The moon program, which has cost $9.1 billion so far, “was over budget, behind schedule and lacking in innovation due to a failure to


Trillion-dollar plan to build Starship Enterprise

The conceptual design for the new Starship Enterprise, which would be just as large as the fictional one, according to a US engineer. Photograph: Alain Rivard

In its time, the original Star Trek series has inspired many inventions – the flip-open mobile phone (based on the crew’s


20,000 Troops to be Deployed on U.S. Soil

In 2008 The Pentagon announced plans to deploy a 20,000 strong internal troop force inside the continental United States (CONUS) that was set to be trained by 2011, thus dovetailing into the current troop and equipment movements around the country reported by truckers as well as many more troop


Bargain Basement Space Flight

October 4, 2010 6:30 AM

(Illustration by Michael Tschernjajew) 1. Shepherding Spacecraft Rather than commission expensive new devices for the shepherding spacecraft, the team beefed up non-aerospace technology, including near-infrared spectrometers designed for carpet recycling and Nascar engine-block thermal-imaging equipment. 2. Centaur The Atlas V’s empty upper fuel stage, called Centaur, smashed


UFO’s Delay NASA Landing

When the Shuttle Atlantis was about ready to be cleared for a landing the following day there was a problem.

NASA sighted mysterious objects floating in space under the shuttle. NASA did an extensive study to see if there wasn’t anything falling off the shuttle. But all looked good.

Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program Manager,


NASA Probe to Study Sun’s Corona

NASA said it is developing a car-sized satellite that by “no later than 2018” will plunge into the sun’s outer atmosphere for an up-close study of its super-hot corona, solar wind and lethal radiation.

The ambitious project, first recommended at the dawn of the space age in 1958, will help “characterize and forecast the radiation


Nasa Moon Shot Scrapped

Nasa has begun to wind down construction of the rockets and spacecraft that were to have taken astronauts back to the Moon — effectively dismantling the US human spaceflight program despite a congressional ban on its doing so.

Legislators have accused President Obama’s Administration of contriving to slip the termination of the Constellation programme through


High Solar Flare Activity Expected

Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that’s new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th. Richard Fisher, head of NASA’s Heliophysics Division, explains what it’s all about:

“The sun


DoD Steps Towards Space Militarization

With all the crap happening right here on earth, it seems like a crying shame to make these expenditures.

What with multiple wars and occupations, an accelerating economic meltdown, corporate malfeasance and environmental catastrophes such as the petroleum-fueled apocalypse in the Gulf of Mexico, I’d say we have a full plate already.



Worlds Most Efficient Insulation

Over 70 years ago, scientists invented aerogel, the least dense solid known to man, and an insulator four times more efficient than fiberglass or foam. Famously, according to Dr. Peter Tsou of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “you could take a two- or three-bedroom house, insulate it with aerogel, and you could heat the


911 Truth: Connecting the Dots

This is a very good article by Edward Brotherton documenting his disciplined and effective effort to get his Congressman’s office to acknowledge that the science indicating ongoing 9/11 treason exists, even if they continue, like Senator Lindsey Graham and his office, to stick with NIST and the 9/11 Commission.

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