TechCrunch: One of NASA’s robotic astronaut helpers just flew on its own in space for the first time

NASA’s very own free-floating Companion Cube equivalent took its own first tentative “steps” in space today, demonstrating its ability to rotate on its own in zero gravity inside the International Space Station. The robot, called “Bumble” and one of a…

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TechCrunch: Expedition installs highest weather stations on Earth atop Mount Everest

A recent research expedition to Mount Everest that wrapped up this week recorded a number of global records and world-firsts, including installing weather stations at the highest elevation ever on Earth, collecting ice core samples from the highest point ever,…

TechCrunch: NASA’s Mars Helicopter begins final testing phase before 2020 mission

NASA’s Mars Helicopter will be a key experimental craft when it comes to shaping what humanity’s future exploring the Red Planet looks like – when it launches aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, it’ll head to Mars with the aim of…

TechCrunch: NASA research crew embarks on mock mission to Mars moon

Space is hard on humans – it’s just not what we’re used to, because it’s very unlike this Earth most of us generally occupy for most of our lives. That’s why researchers do plenty of experimentation to figure out what…

Mashable: Wildfire smoke swirls over the Atlantic Ocean, invades the UK

Wildfire smoke hit the UK on June 3, 2019.Image: UK Met Office  By Mark Kaufman2019-06-03 16:24:41 UTC The skies in Edmonton, Canada were recently so red and smoky that a local meteorologist told NASA “it looked like we were on…