NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission launched Aug. 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission will be the first to fly directly through the Sun’s corona – the hazardous region of intense heat and solar radiation in the Sun’s atmosphere that is visible during an eclipse. It will gather data that could
Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and crewmates Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 8. STS-135 is the final mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The 12-day mission
An unprecedented up close, inside look in high-definition of space shuttle Atlantis as it was readied for “towback” from Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway to Orbiter Processing Facility-1 following its May 26 landing on STS-132. After every shuttle landing, about 150 trained workers assist the crew out and prepare the shuttle for towing atop a
The mission has ended for NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, but the science lives on. Dawn was an intrepid explorer of the asteroid belt and the first mission to orbit two worlds beyond Earth: https://go.nasa.gov/2zl1Y5T. For more info on the mission, visit https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov
Voice actor Peter Cullen, known for bringing to film and television numerous characters including Optimus Prime of “Transformers”, Disney’s Eeyore and many more, describes NASA’s next generation space telescope.
In cooperation with NASA, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, creator of the Angry Birds franchise, has announced its newest game, “Angry Birds Space.” Game developers have incorporated concepts of human space exploration into the new game. From the weightlessness of space to the gravity wells of nearby planets, players use physics as they explore the various levels
Humanity’s first mission to touch the Sun, Administrator Bridenstine visits Kennedy Space Center, and historic California wildfires seen from space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_0811_Humanity%E2%80%99s%20first%20mission%20to%20touch%20the%20Sun%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20August%2011,%202018.html
Watch in 360 degrees as an United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft. Roughly the size of a small car, the spacecraft lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 12, 2018, starting its historic
Orion is NASA’s spacecraft for carrying astronauts on exploration missions to the Moon and beyond. When Orion returns to Earth from space, it will be slowed by parachutes before splashdown. Here, NASA’s recovery team and the U.S. Navy practice recovering a test Orion capsule from the ocean waters. Bonus: stunning views of the sunset in
The New Horizons spacecraft “phoned home” around 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 14, 2015, indicating that it had successfully completed its historic flyby of Pluto earlier in the day. Team members at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, cheered as they received the flyby confirmation. The fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons has
Dr. James Bridges, aeronautics researcher at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, describes how chevrons, one of the most recent noise-reducing technologies shepherded through the research process by NASA, is making commercial jet engines quieter.
Thanks to Brilliant for supporting MinutePhysics. Get 20% off a premium subscription at https://www.Brilliant.org/minutephysics This video is about how Albert Einstein made a mistake when applying the Field Equations of General Relativity to cosmology (in particular, to a static, constant density universe), and solved the problem by introducing the cosmological constant, rather than allowing for
Stars are basically machines for turning lighter elements into heavier elements via the nuclear fusion reactions that take place in their cores. But at the very moment this fusion process creates iron, the star goes supernova and releases more energy in a single moment than our sun will produce over its entire lifespan. The resulting
On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth. After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and