Posts Tagged 'NASA'

Birth of a New Island [video]

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Can’t Call A Plumber When The Space Station Toilet Leaks

According to Popular Science –

Unfortunately, installing a new toilet is space is as messy as it is here on Earth. According to NASA, the leak sprung while astronauts on the American side of the station were unhooking a connection point from the potable water system. About 2.5 gallons of water spilled out, and the astronauts had to soak it all up using—what else—towels!

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Is There Anything Jonny Kim Can’t Do?

Jonny Kim is a 34 Year-old American who is a decorated Navy Seal, who has become a physician, and is currently in training to become an astronaut. Amazing!

Here is his Wikipedia page.

A Flight Above Mars [video]

50 Years Ago Man First Visited The Moon

From Scientific American –

At first Bill Anders thought it was no big deal. He and his Apollo 8 crewmates, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, were on their fourth orbit of the moon, passing over the far side, farther from home than any human beings had ever been, when they happened to see the Earth beginning to peek out over the lunar horizon. It was December 24, 1968.

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Mars InSight Mission Explained [video]

New Heat Shield Tech On NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

According to Gizmodo –

That thermal protection system took 10 years to develop. It’s got two layers of carbon-fiber-reinforced carbon, which retains its structural properties in high heat. In between those layers is carbon foam, a material that’s mostly air and thus doesn’t transfer much heat. On top of that is an outer layer of aluminum oxide, a white material that reflects light.

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