NASA Releases Software Catalog For Free Public Access

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIpyc8AfMZY] NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees. Available in both hard copy and online, this third edition of the publication has contributions from all the […]

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Astronauts’ brains change shape during spaceflight

ANN ARBOR—MRIs before and after space missions reveal that astronauts’ brains compress and expand during spaceflight, according to a University of Michigan study. The findings could have applications for treating other health conditions that affect brain function, says principal investigator Rachael Seidler, U-M professor of kinesiology and psychology. The study, believed to be the first […]

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Getting to Know Meteors Better

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011300/a011336/G2013-070_Russian_Meteor_ipod_lg.m4v?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 This video shows the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion and plume, as modeled by a NASA satellite. (Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The school bus–sized meteoroid that caused this destruction was estimated to weigh about 11,000 tons and was traveling approximately 60 times the speed of sound. Fortunately, it broke apart at a height of about […]

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NASA preps for space based laser communications

Communications engineers have learned over the last several decades how to squeeze the maximum amount of bandwidth out of radio waves. But soaring data volumes and crowded spectrum are creating logjams that have prompted new efforts ranging from spectrum sharing technologies to laser communications. NASA is preparing its next steps in its effort to demonstrate […]

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