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NASA WASP system allows planetary scientists to use balloons as observation platforms

NASA WASP system allows planetary scientists to use balloons as observation platforms

Scientists have long used balloons to carry certain types of telescopes way up into the air to the stratosphere to get a better view of whatever they are trying to look at. The less atmosphere between the telescope and the target planet, the better the image quality and scientific measurements are for scientists. This is one reason why many observatories are positioned at high elevations.

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NASA hit with lawsuit for not realizing Mars mystery rock is really an alien mushroom

NASA hit with lawsuit for not realizing Mars mystery rock is really an alien mushroom

NASA, busy developing cutting edge technologies and exploring the dark unknown corners of the vast universe, has been hit with a quite unusual lawsuit by Rhawn Joseph of the Journal of Cosmology. The reason? He claims the mystery rock that appeared on Mars earlier this month is, in fact, a mushroom and that NASA has failed in its duties to recognize it as such.

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Dream Chaser space plane to conduct first unmanned orbital flight in 2016

Dream Chaser space plane to conduct first unmanned orbital flight in 2016

Most of the news coming out of the NASA private spacecraft programs, that will see astronaut's eventually hitching rides to the ISS and other locations in space via commercial spacecraft, so far has been from SpaceX with its Dragon capsule. Dragon has only carried cargo so far, but it does have a set up for carrying people as well. One of the other firms that received funding from NASA to develop a spacecraft capable of carrying people is Sierra Nevada Corp.

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