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Yutaka Tsutano

The NASA Channel App On Roku Doesn’t Work And It Isn’t From NASA

Your best bet to see today’s total eclipse if you live in an area where it isn’t visible is to stream NASA’s cross-country broadcast. It’s available from some cable providers and to stream on your computer, but what if you want it on your TV screen and you’re a cord-cutter? Roku users might download a NASA channel available in their channel store, but they’re in for a bad experience if they do. [More]

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NASA Is Hiring A Planetary Protection Officer And No This Is Not A Joke

Look, guys. I don’t know for sure whether or not aliens exist. But I do know that if they come after us, I want someone in charge of protecting the planet from harm. NASA wants that too, so they’re hiring a Planetary Protection Officer tasked with keeping us safe from outerspace threats. [More]

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Please Do Not Buy Counterfeit Solar Eclipse Glasses

There’s a total solar eclipse coming across much of the country on Aug. 21, which will be amazing to watch. However, use caution, and make sure not to risk your eyesight to see it. Not only should you wear special eclipse-viewing glasses when you look at the sun, but you should make sure that those glasses aren’t counterfeit. [More]

Company Behind “Healing” Stickers Says NASA Connection Claim Was A Misunderstanding

Company Behind “Healing” Stickers Says NASA Connection Claim Was A Misunderstanding

Last week, officials with NASA called out Gwyneth Paltrow’s “modern lifestyle brand” Goop for promoting “healing” stickers that it claimed were made from material designed for NASA space suits. Now, the company behind the stickers has apologized, claiming the inaccurate affirmation was just a big ol’ misunderstanding. [More]

NASA: Goop’s ‘Healing Stickers’ Are An Expensive “Load Of BS”

NASA: Goop’s ‘Healing Stickers’ Are An Expensive “Load Of BS”

Gwyneth Paltrow’s “modern lifestyle brand” Goop offers customers a range of tips, tricks, and products to make their lives better and healthier — some which are polarizing or just plain weird. For instance, the Goop website sold “healing” stickers that it claimed were made from material designed for NASA space suits. But the folks at NASA say that’s all a bunch of overpriced hooey. [More]

Amazon CEO Has Dreams Of Express Shipping To The Moon

Amazon CEO Has Dreams Of Express Shipping To The Moon

Will Amazon one day provide free two-day Prime shipping to the moon? Probably not, but the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos does have a plan in which the company would build a system to ship supplies to future moon settlements. [More]

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NASA Testing New Super Quiet, Supersonic Passenger Jet Design

Eleven months after NASA said it was working on a quieter, “low boom” supersonic passenger jet that could travelers around the world in a matter of hours, the agency says it has started testing the plane with Lockheed Martin. [More]

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Uber Brings In NASA Engineer To Make Flying Cars A Reality

If Uber ever wants to get its on-demand flying car service off the ground (pun definitely intended), it’s going to need some of the best brains in the business. That’s why the ride-hailing company is bringing in a NASA engineer with 30 years of experience at the agency to make the aerial service a reality. [More]

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Preventing Bug Splatter Could Save Airlines Billions On Fuel

When you’re flying through the air at hundreds of miles per hour, every little bit of wind resistance can result in the use of additional fuel. So if there’s a way to stop aircraft from becoming covered in dead bug goo, it could end up saving the airline industry a lot of money. [More]

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NASA Is Working On A Project To Make A Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

Sitting in economy class with your knees jammed up to the seat in front of you, fighting for armrest territory with your elbows as weapons, you may have found yourself wishing that your flight would somehow just be over with faster. That’s the future NASA is working on now, with a goal for a “low boom” supersonic jet that could carry travelers to any city in the world in six hours or less. [More]

NASA Creates App Aimed At Shortening Commercial Flights, Saving Fuel

NASA Creates App Aimed At Shortening Commercial Flights, Saving Fuel

There’s an app for just about everything. And that now includes one created by NASA and aimed at helping commercial airlines shorten flight times and conserve fuel. [More]

NASA TV Will Soon Bring Outer Space To Your Living Room In Ultra-HD 4K

NASA TV Will Soon Bring Outer Space To Your Living Room In Ultra-HD 4K

Who needs to sit outside and gaze at the stars when you can get a more detailed view of space happenings from your television or smartphone? If you’re looking for a different kind of space-escape than simply staring at the stars and old video footage, then NASA’s new channel might be for you – that is if you have the right TV.  [More]

Pilots Head To The Wrong Airports More Frequently Than You Might Imagine

Pilots Head To The Wrong Airports More Frequently Than You Might Imagine

Last month, a Southwest Airlines flight made headlines when it landed at the wrong Branson, MO, airport, but a new report finds that while it’s rare for a pilot to make a mistake about where to land his or her plane, it happens more than you probably think it does. [More]

Undercover NASA Agent Busts Woman For Allegedly Trying To Sell Possibly Phony Moon Rock

Undercover NASA Agent Busts Woman For Allegedly Trying To Sell Possibly Phony Moon Rock

If you are so bold as to try to hock a moon rock, you’d do best not to try to sell your wares to an undercover agent from NASA.

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Cost Of Funding SETI vs A Citibank Exec's Bonus

Cost Of Funding SETI vs A Citibank Exec's Bonus

On the back of news that SETI, an array of satellite dishes that search for extraterrestrial intelligence, would be shut down, John at μcosmologist put together a infographic to compare the cost of running it against other things. For instance, it costs $2.5 million a year to run one SETI satellite, while one Predator drone costs $4.5 million. A Citibank exec’s bonus? $19.3 million. And if just a small part of the $10.7 billion Starbucks made last year was put aside instead of paying for their employee’s health insurance, we’d have ET’s whole city in the bag. In comparison, continuing to send and seek out bleeps into a silent and uncaring void isn’t that much. Check out the full version here, and stick around for the money shot by scrolling all the way to the bottom.

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NASA Wants To Send Robot To Moon

NASA Wants To Send Robot To Moon

Money is tight in the federal government, so the Obama administration nixed a proposed $150 billion manned NASA flight back to the Moon. The backup plan: A robot who’s willing to make the trip for $450 million.

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Early Tests Show Some Runaway Toyotas Caused By Driver Error

Early Tests Show Some Runaway Toyotas Caused By Driver Error

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that, according to an anonymous source, preliminary analysis at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that most unintended acceleration incidents involving now-recalled Toyota vehicles were due to driver error.

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Attention Flyers: Your Pilots May Be Asleep

Attention Flyers: Your Pilots May Be Asleep

A controversial hunk of data from NASA released recently had the following terrifying anecdote: On a red-eye flight from Baltimore to Denver not one but both pilots fell asleep. As in not awake.