JPL computers hacked repeatedly in 2010 and 2011

Hacker attacks have repeatedly penetrated NASA computers in the past, stealing user information from dozens of employees and gaining control over key networks at Pasadenas Jet Propulsion Laboratory, according to a federal report.

In written comments submitted to Congress this week, NASA inspector general Paul K.

Martin noted that between in 2010 and 2011 the agency reported 5,408 computer security breaches, resulting in the spread of destruct

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/jpl-computers-hacked-repeatedly-in-2010-and-2011-nasa-report-says.html

NASA launches super-size Mars rover to red planet

The rover will take more than 8 months to reach the red planet.

Source:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/story/2011-11-26/nasa-launches-mars-rover/51409854/1

NASA – NASA Selects Technology Payloads For Reduced-Gravity Flights

NASA has selected nine proposals to demonstrate new technologies for the second set of payloads to fly on commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles and the Zero-G commercial parabolic aircraft.

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http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/oct/HQ_11-331_CCC_Payload.html

NASA Satellite Falls to Earth… But Where Did It Land? | NASA’s Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) Spacecraft Re-entry | Space Junk & Orbital Debris | Space.com

NASA officials are still trying to pinpoint where and when the dead UARS spacecraft fell.

The Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite re-entered Earth’s atmosphere overnight.

Source:
http://www.space.com/13078-nasa-uars-satellite-falls-earth.html

GRAIL Mission Heads for the Moon [PHOTOS]

NASA had scratched the planned launches on Thursday and Friday, initially because of foul weather and then because of a data glitch.

Source:
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/211824/20110911/grail-mission-moon-nasa.htm

NASA Video Shows Huge Sun Storm Grow to Engulf Earth

For the first time, scientists have watched the evolution of a huge solar storm, from its origin on the sun until its collision with Earth 93 million miles later.

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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stereo/news/solarstorm-tracking.html

Mars: “The Water Planet” (Was There Life Too?)

“We can now say that the planet was altered on a global scale by liquid water about four billion years ago.” John Carter –The University of Paris Minerals in northern Mars craters observed by two NASA orbiters suggest that a…

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http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/07/mars-the-water-planet-was-there-life-too.html

Military spends more to air condition tents than NASAs entire budget

Military spends more to air condition tents than NASAs entire budget

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http://www.grist.org/list/2011-06-17-military-spends-more-on-air-conditioning-than-nasas-entire-budge

NASA’s Chandra Finds Massive Black Holes Common in Early Universe

Astronomers found the first direct evidence that massive black holes were common in the early universe.

Using the deepest X-ray image ever taken, astronomers found the first direct evidence that massive black holes were common in the early universe. This discovery from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that very young black holes grew more aggressively than previously thought, in tandem with the growth of their host galaxies.

Source:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/news/H-11-183.html

40 Years Ago Today Apollo 14 Splashed Down: But Did You Know These 6 Strange Facts?

Apollo 14 (the safely numbered one after that, um, other one) splashed down 40 years ago today.

Since there were no dancing-on-the-edge death-defying dramatic escapes on this one, the mission is largely lost to history. It did get NASA back on track, of course, and paved the way for as many additional moon landings as the budget could afford (three). But there were some oddities attached to Apollo 14…

Source:
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/02/apollo_14_moon_weird.php

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