NASA http://kuow.org en Mars, Europa Or Enceladus, Where Should NASA Look For Life? http://kuow.org/post/mars-europa-or-enceladus-where-should-nasa-look-life <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks to<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space"> Alan Boyle</a>, science editor for NBCNews.com, about the recent discovery of water on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Boyle also talks about NASA's proposed mission to Europa and how the agency decides where to focus its space exploration dollars. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:49:50 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 31932 at http://kuow.org Mars, Europa Or Enceladus, Where Should NASA Look For Life? NASA Offers $35,000 For Help In Tracking Asteroids http://kuow.org/post/nasa-offers-35000-help-tracking-asteroids Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:53:21 +0000 Bill Chappell 30261 at http://kuow.org NASA Offers $35,000 For Help In Tracking Asteroids 'Planet Bonanza' Indeed: NASA Unveils 715 New Worlds http://kuow.org/post/planet-bonanza-indeed-nasa-unveils-715-new-worlds The job of NASA's Kepler mission is to peek at the far reaches of space in the hopes of finding potentially habitable planets. The space agency announced a stunning success, saying that Kepler had identified 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 29501 at http://kuow.org 'Planet Bonanza' Indeed: NASA Unveils 715 New Worlds Sending 3D Printers Into Space http://kuow.org/post/sending-3d-printers-space <p>NASA is sending a 3D printer to the space station. Right now, you can make a copy of the Space Needle out of layer upon layer of extruded plastic, or a new jawbone, or a child&rsquo;s toy. Soon, if an astronaut needs a very specific part, they won&rsquo;t have to wait for delivery from a space ship. <a href="http://www.madeinspace.us/">Made In Space Inc. </a>has been contracted by NASA to develop a 3D printer.</p><p>Michael Chen, chief strategy officer for Made In Space Inc., explains how they&#39;re designing the new technology. The Made In Space 3D printer will be launched for another test into space on a SpaceX rocket flight next year. If it works, the printer is expected to be delivered to the International Space Station in 2015. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:22:04 +0000 Steve Scher 21408 at http://kuow.org Sending 3D Printers Into Space The Battle For NASA's Historic Launch Pad http://kuow.org/post/battle-nasas-historic-launch-pad <p>NASA is trying sell the historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and two billionaire-backed space ventures are vying for it. One is Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, the other is Elon Musk’s SpaceX based in California. The fight over the sole use of Launch Complex 39A caused NASA to postpone their decision on what to do with it. Alan Boyle, science editor for NBCnews.com explains the dispute. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:57:37 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20567 at http://kuow.org The Battle For NASA's Historic Launch Pad Washington Researchers Using Fusion In Effort To Reach Mars http://kuow.org/post/washington-researchers-using-fusion-effort-reach-mars <p>Humans are on their way to Mars! Or at least they will be by 2025 if University of Washington researcher, Dr. John Slough has his way. Dr. Slough and his team are working on a fusion powered rocket that could zoom astronauts to mars in as little as 30 days. Back on earth, that speed could take you from Seattle to Miami in 3 minutes. The rocket project is funded by NASA and being built right here in Redmond, Washington. The President can keep is asteroid, Ross Reynolds talks with Dr. Slough about this rocket to Mars.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:34:45 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11321 at http://kuow.org Washington Researchers Using Fusion In Effort To Reach Mars Forest Gibson: "Going Far Beyond Your Normal Reach" http://kuow.org/post/forest-gibson-going-far-beyond-your-normal-reach <p></p><p>Forest Gibson is a Seattle-based video producer and filmmaker. Forest and the company that he works for, <a href="http://www.cinesaurus.com/">Cinesaurus</a>, have a knack for producing videos that get shared on the web and social media. Cinesaurus' clients include GAP, YouTube and the online humor network Cheezburger. One of the company’s biggest successes was the parody video released in the summer of 2012, “We’re NASA and We Know It.”</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:00:41 +0000 Dave Beck 5338 at http://kuow.org Forest Gibson: "Going Far Beyond Your Normal Reach"