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NASA, UN Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Peaceful Uses of Space

Memorandum

  NASA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging cooperation in areas of science and technology to support the peaceful use of outer space.   The MOU, signed Thursday, Dec. 17, brings together NASA’s wealth of publicly available Earth observation data and dynamic exploration opportunities with UNOOSA’s unique position…

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NASA Supports America’s National Strategy for Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion

Space

President Donald Trump has issued a new Space Policy Directive that will help propel NASA and humanity’s next giant leap – creating a sustainable presence on the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars. The president issued Space Policy Directive-6 (SPD-6), the Nation’s Strategy for Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion (SNPP), Wednesday, Dec. 16. Space nuclear systems power spacecraft for missions…

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NASA Releases Best Practices Handbook to Help Improve Space Safety

Best Practices

NASA has released the first iteration of its Spacecraft Conjunction Assessment and Collision Avoidance Best Practices Handbook to share information on best practices for coordinating in-orbit activity in a safe and responsible manner. The agency aims for these best practices to bolster stability, reduce current and future operational risks, and contribute to a sustainable space environment for future public and…

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2021 Honda Accord Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating (video)

Top Safety

December 15, 2020 — TORRANCE, Calif. Seven Honda models now rated TSP or better, with three rated TSP+ Accord and all other fully tested Honda vehicles also earn top U.S. government crash-test ratings The refreshed 2021 Honda Accord has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating. Further, Accord’s standard front crash…

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Spinoff Highlights NASA Technology Paying Dividends in the US Economy

Dividends

Whether upgrading air traffic control software or honing the food safety practices that keep our dinner tables safe, NASA has worked for more than six decades to ensure its innovations benefit people on Earth. One of the agency’s most important benefits is the way investment in NASA pays dividends throughout the U.S. economy.   The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff…

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AirConsole arrives on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

$159 billion is projected to be generated from the gaming industry in 2020, with cloud gaming on a major rise, according to a Finbold report. AirConsole, a leader in casual gaming, rolled out on all Amazon Fire TV devices worldwide, in December 2020. The cloud-based video game console will create a different kind of social experience on Fire TV, as users can enjoy games by simply connecting…

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NASA, ESA Choose Astronauts for SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to Space Station

astronauts

  NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have selected three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, which is expected to launch in the fall of 2021.   The trio will consist of NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, who will serve as commander and pilot, respectively, and ESA astronaut…

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NASA Exploration Mission Integral to 2020 National Space Policy

Mission

    President Donald J. Trump issued the National Space Policy Wednesday. Through this policy, the president reaffirms his commitment to move space exploration goals beyond low-Earth orbit and return humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and utilization, followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations.   “The National Space Policy reflects bold leadership in this resurgent era of…

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Watch the Spectacular Geminids 2020

Geminids

  The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of December 13-14, 2020 which is Sunday evening to Monday morning. These colorful meteors tend to be bright, so on a dark night, you can easily spot 50 or more meteors per hour. The Geminids are a prolific meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet”…

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Leaked Government Photo Shows ‘Motionless’ UFO (video)

'Motionless'

  A military pilot reportedly encountered a strange object while flying over the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast of the U.S. in 2018. It was apparently captured with their personal cell phone. It is believed that a backseat weapons system operator on an F/A-18F Super Hornet took the photo of the object, which was described as “inverted” and “bell-shaped,” and having…

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