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Building the Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility

July 18, 2022

Small drones delivering packages, air taxis carrying passengers, or air ambulance providing lifesaving transportation – these are just some of the concepts NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) mission is helping get into our skies. For these aircraft to safely operate, cities, suburbs, and rural areas will need new or enhanced infrastructure. Full report from NASA:…

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NASA-Supported Advanced Laser Communications CubeSat Readies for Launch

July 11, 2022

A small CubeSat carrying laser communications technology is readying for launch. The first of two sequential demonstrations in NASA’s CubeSat Infrared CrosslinK (CLICK) series, CLICK A aims to demonstrate low-cost, one-way optical communications via a downlink to a ground station using commercially available components and one three-unit CubeSat. Full report from NASA: Read More

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Follow CAPSTONE’s Four-Month Journey to the Moon in Real Time

July 8, 2022

NASA invites the public to follow CAPSTONE’s journey live. You can virtually ride along with the CubeSat with a simulated view of our solar system using NASA’s Eyes orrery – a digital model of the solar system – using NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System interactive real-time 3D data visualization. Full report from NASA: Read…

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Tiny Dust Could Yield Big Answers Under Webb Telescope’s Gaze

July 7, 2022

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is preparing to deliver fantastic new images of faraway worlds and galaxies, but it’ll also give us an unprecedented look at a tiny component of our universe: space dust. One category of dust could shed new light on some big processes, like the way stars and galaxies form and evolve.…

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What is Quantum Computing?

July 6, 2022

Harnessing the quantum realm for NASA’s future complex computing needs Full report from NASA: Read More

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Field Tests Help Prepare NASA Tech for Fire Season

July 1, 2022

This spring, NASA researchers tested their technology to help drones make wildland firefighting safer. Two events – one involving intentional fires, the other simulated blazes – let real fire response teams try the tools in the field. Full report from NASA: Read More

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NASA Flies Students on DC-8 to Study Air Quality

June 30, 2022

A group of university students and mentors flew aboard NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8 aircraft to study air quality as part of NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). Full report from NASA: Read More

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NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Mission Researches Noise

June 27, 2022

When the public thinks about the addition of drones, air taxis, or new cargo delivery aircraft, noise is a common concern. Will these aircraft buzz over housing areas? Add to noise pollution? NASA is working to help make sure when these innovative new aircraft join the airspace, they are quiet. Full report from NASA: Read…

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NASA App Welcomes Space Launch System Augmented Reality Model

June 16, 2022

Before NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket launches the agency’s Artemis I mission to the Moon, it will debut on your mobile device! SLS has joined an array of augmented reality virtual 3D models in the NASA app, available for download free of charge. Full report from NASA: Read More

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