NASA Ultra-Black Nano-Coating to Be Applied to 3-D New Solar Coronagraph

An emerging super-black nanotechnology that is to betested for the first timethis fall on the International Space Station will be applied to a complex, 3-D component critical for suppressing stray light in a new, smaller, less-expensive solar coronagraph designed to ultimately fly on the orbiting outpost or as a hosted payload on a commercial satellite. The super-black carbon-nanotube coating, whose development is six years in the making, is a thin, highly uniform coating of multi-walled nanotubes made of pure carbon about 10,000 times thinner than a strand of human hair. Recently delivered to the International Space Station for testing, the coating is considered especially promising as a technology to reduce stray light, which can overwhelm faint signals that sensitive detectors are supposed to retrieve.



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Spacewalk Photos: Cosmonauts Float Outside Space Station (Oct. 22, 2014)

Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency will perform a spacewalk outside in the International Space Station on Oct. 22, 2014



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BREAKING NEWS: M FLARES GALORE! – 20 OCTOBER 2014 – Video




BREAKING NEWS: M FLARES GALORE! – 20 OCTOBER 2014 BREAKING NEWS: M FLARES GALORE! – 20 OCTOBER 2014 (BEST VIEWED, FULL SCREEN!) LINK TO MY TALK AT NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on 6 December: … By: drkstrong

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Photographer Roland Miller launches Kickstarter campaign to fund publication of 'Abandoned In Place: Preserving …

GRAYSLAKE, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — "Abandoned In Place: Preserving America's Space History , " a photography book by Roland Miller of Grayslake, Ill., has launched a $25,000 …



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Mysterious space mission ends

updated 10:20 AM EDT, Sun October 19, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Los Angeles (CNN) — Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission. “The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3),” as the military calls it, touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday morning after conducting experiments in orbit for 674 days, the military said



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Orionid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: How to See It

The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now, and it will likely be a very good show this year, weather permitting. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will host a webcast tonight (Oct



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TWIS Minion / Science Island Hangout October 16, 2014 – Video




TWIS Minion / Science Island Hangout October 16, 2014 Amy Lynn Thompson, Ed Dyer, AJ Smith and Dale Liebrecht talking about Mars missions, the Milky Way being a bully, Black Holes, the mighty stem cells healing hearts and eyes and more. Show…

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BREAKING NEWS: X FLARE!: 19 OCTOBER 2014 – Video




BREAKING NEWS: X FLARE!: 19 OCTOBER 2014 BREAKING NEWS: X FLARE!: 19 OCTOBER 2014 (BEST VIEWED, FULL SCREEN!) LINK TO MY TALK AT NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on 6 December: … By: drkstrong

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Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights

Virgin’s commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo. MarsScientific.com & Clay Center Observatory Passengers who made a $250,000 reservation to fly into space aboard a Virgin Galactic flight may not have to wait much longer: the company has announced that it is to resume rocket-powered test flights after remaining fairly inactive for the majority of 2014.



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Media Invited to Participate in Interactive Space Station Technology Forum

Media are invited to interact with NASA experts who will answer questions about technologies being demonstrated on the International Space Station (ISS) during “Destination Station: ISS Technology Forum” from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT (9 to 10 a.m. CDT) Monday, Oct



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Mystery space plane back on Earth

updated 10:20 AM EDT, Sun October 19, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Los Angeles (CNN) — Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission. “The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3),” as the military calls it, touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday morning after conducting experiments in orbit for 674 days, the military said



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Cosmic Journeys – Voyage to Pandora: First Interstellar Space Flight – Video




Cosmic Journeys – Voyage to Pandora: First Interstellar Space Flight Pandora is the idyllic blue world featured in the movie Avatar. Its location is a real place: Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to our Sun and the most likely… By: Nachevan Nakadi

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ICESat-2 Beauty Pass – Video




ICESat-2 Beauty Pass On October 19, 2014, Comet Siding Spring will make a remarkably close encounter with Mars, buzzing the Red Planet at just one third of the Earth-Moon distance. To witness this historic event,..

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Mysterious US space plane returns

An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.



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Unmanned space plane lands after 22-month mission

LOMPOC, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) — An unmanned vehicle designed for space flight landed in a California air force base Friday, concluding a nearly two-year mission to conduct experiements while in orbit.



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