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Outer Space, Space Shuttle & Solar System Videos

Outer Space, Space Shuttle & Solar System Videos
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iPad Survives Fall From Edge of Space in Jaw-Dropping Video | iPads in Space | Space Images & 2012 Consumer Electronics Show This story was updated at 10:13 a.m. ET. A new video has captured an Apple iPad's mindboggling fall to Earth from a balloon in the stratosphere in what may be the ultimate tablet survivor tale. The high-definition video shows the iPad falling from a height of 100,000 feet (30,480 meters), with the blackness of space and the bright curve of Earth providing a stunning backdrop. The device free-falls all the way back to Earth to make a crash landing on a rocky Nevada hillside. The video was recorded by the Rhode Island-based company G-Form, which designs protective electronics cases and athletic pads. "We are usually known for making the most protective gear on the planet," said Thom Cafaro, G-Form's vice president of innovations, in a Jan. 6 statement. G-Form officials used a weather balloon to carry the iPad up into the Earth's stratosphere, where the balloon burst and allowed its payload to begin the long fall back to the ground.

High Clouds Aloft High Clouds Aloft A Cassini spacecraft image captures a bright, oblong storm swirling high through the middle latitudes of the southern hemisphere. The image was taken through a spectral filter centered on wavelengths of light that are strongly absorbed by methane gas. Hence, any light making it through this filter to the camera's detector has bounced off clouds that are high in the atmosphere, making them visible, while light passing through the cloud-free surroundings gets absorbed by the methane gas there before it reaches the lower clouds. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Jan. 5, 2009 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 890 nanometers. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

NASA selects Canadian firms to build Mars-based online game NASA is banking on a team that includes two Canadian firms to develop an online multi-player game that could rekindle the public’s fascination with space and perhaps nurture the next generation of astronauts. Two Canadian technology companies are developing a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game about space colonization for a project commissioned by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, is the title of the NASA-commissioned MMO set in the year 2035, when mankind has begun settling space. Project Whitecard Inc., a Winnipeg-based company specializing in virtual learning technology and Wisdom Tools, a simulation and game company in Bloomington, In., were the winning team picked by NASA to develop the game. The team beat out 20 other competitors in the contest sponsored by NASA’s Learning Technologies division. Project Whitecard’s RoboMath Raising space cadets of the future Players to assume the role of astronauts at the Arthur C.

Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won't End in 2012 In the early days of computers, when hard drives weighed as much as a piece of furniture, a popular phrase was "Garbage-in, Garbage-out" (GIGO). It meant that computers would unquestioningly process the most nonsensical of input data and produce nonsensical output. "GIGO" describes the abysmal lack of intelligent thought and critical thinking on the Internet when it comes to all the hysteria about the end of the world coming on December 21, 2012, just in time to ruin Christmas. I'm getting e-mail about this weekly and I expect the nonsense to ratchet up. This latest installment in decades of flaky astronomical apocalypse predictions is loosely based on the Mayan calendar that marks the end of a 5,126-year era. Apparently the Mayans knew something about the heavens we don't, according to numerous hot-selling 2012 doomsday books on the market. The ten top 2012 doomsday scenarios: 10. So what else is new under the sun? 9. Don't hold you breath. 8. This isn't nearly as easy as tipping cows.

Five Future Techs for Passenger Air Travel LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS Top 10 des Vaisseaux spatiaux privés de l'avenir by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer | May 21, 2012 02:44pm ET Credit: Mark Greenberg/Virgin AmericaNASA retired its iconic space shuttle fleet in 2011, leaving the United States without a homegrown way to get its astronauts and cargo to space. But that should change soon. A new generation of American private spaceships is on the horizon, with their sights set on both orbital and suborbital space. FIRST STOP: XCOR's Lynx Space Plane Mike Wall Michael was a science writer for the Idaho National Laboratory and has been an intern at Wired.com, The Salinas Californian newspaper, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Mike Wall on

Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky Une exoplanète en zone habitable? | Science Impression artistique du système planétaire entourant l'étoile HD 40307. Photo : ESO Trois nouvelles planètes ont été détectées autour d'une étoile située à 42 années-lumière du Soleil. Le chercheur Mikko Tuomi et ses collègues de l'Université Hertfordshire les ont observées à l'aide de l'instrument HARPS installé sur le télescope de 3,6 mètres à l'Observatoire de La Silla de l'Observatoire européen austral (ESO) au Chili. Les chercheurs estiment que la planète possède environ 7 fois la masse de la Terre et pourrait abriter de l'eau à l'état liquide. En juin 2008, trois premières planètes avaient été découvertes autour de cette étoile plus petite que le Soleil. Plus de détails à venir. À la mi-octobre, des chercheurs suisses de l'Observatoire de Genève avaient annoncé qu'ils avaient détecté une exoplanète orbitant autour de l'étoile Alpha du Centaure B, située à 4 années-lumière dans le système stellaire le plus proche de la Terre. Le saviez-vous?

L' pop e de la conqu te spatiale : pass , pr sent et avenir Depuis les années 1900, beaucoup de scientifiques se sont intéressés à ce que réservait le plus grand domaine jamais exploré par l'Homme, l'espace. Dès lors, le monde entre dans une phase de développement fulgurante et inégalée dans l'histoire : en moins d'un demi-siècle, l'Homme parvient à envoyer le premier objet dans l'espace, et, dix ans plus tard, le premier homme. L'entrée du monde dans l'âge spatial s'est cependant faite dans un cadre historique particulier, qui a marqué les mémoires de plusieurs générations. Voyons tout d'abord comment le monde est-il entré dans l'ère spatiale, et dans quel contexte historique les progrès de la science s'inscrivent-ils. 1. Figure 1 - Constantin Tsiolkovski, l'un des pères fondateurs de l'astronautique Bien avant les exploits concrets des années 50 et 60, Isaac Newton, au 17ème siècle, jette déjà les bases de l'astronautique dans son traité Principes mathématiques de philosophie naturelle. 2. 3. Figure 2 - Le satellite américain Explorer 1 4. 5.

2012 - 10 - Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe 4.88 /5 ( 57 votes cast) Rate this Video Currently 5 out of 5 Stars. Thank you for rating! You have already rated this page, you can only rate it once! Your rating has been changed, thanks for rating! Embed Code Details Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech Documentary You, together with your 500 million fellow citizens from ESA’s 20 European member nations, are the collective owners of one of the world’s leading space agencies. The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation, a cooperative coming together of its Member States in their national interest and common good. This new video offers a quick introduction: Europe, meet ESA. Click on the tags to find the matching videos. Corporate Galileo , Mars Express , Planck , Vega Jean-Jacques Dordain , Thomas Reiter Ariane 5 , ATV , Cryosat 2 Satellite , EGNOS (European Geostationnary Navigation Overlay System) , GMES , Mars Express Orbiter , Soyuz launcher

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