Atlantis Space Shuttle
The NASA Space Shuttle program is over. Columbia and Challenger (both lost in heartbreaking accidents), Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor and their brave crews served our country well. After more than 135 missions, the remaining orbiters: Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavor and Enterprise (the test vehicle, not intended for space flight) will become museum pieces. Government-funded manned spaceflight Continue Reading →
Atlantis Space Shuttle
NASA’s Atlantis shuttle recently made its final landing in Cape Canaveral, marking the end of its 30 year tenure journeying space. This 13-day mission is the last for NASA as it indefinitely suspends its shuttle operations. Florida’s Space Cost will lose around 8,000 jobs after its final layoffs. Read the full article at MiamiHerald.com Continue Reading →
NASA
NASA’s robot satellite the Dawn probe, successfully made its way into the orbit of the asteroid Vesta. The Vesta sits in an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and this research marks a milestone for NASA. The Dawn probe travel traveled around 177 million miles away from Earth. Read the full article at BBC.co.uk Continue Reading →
Cyber Jihad
British authorities recently stated that al Qaeda has called for a “cyber jihad” after the death of Osama bin Laden. Authorities believe that the actual threat is low, but is more likely to become a growing problem. Past attempts consisted of sending malicious emails to the likes of Google and NASA. Read the full article Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110713_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Netflix recently announced that it’s separating streaming and physical rental plans and raising its prices. For $7.99 you can now choose either unlimited streaming or unlimited, one DVD at a time rentals. If you want to keep your DVD rentals and streaming, it will now cost you Continue Reading →
Atlantis Space Shuttle
NASA’s Atlantis space shuttle is set to launch on July 9th, embarking on NASA’s final launch of its own spacecraft. The final mission will last for 12 days, and should be visible to the naked eye depending on its orbit. NASA is retiring its fleet as the United States funnels investments to private companies for Continue Reading →
President Obama
The Obama administration recently announced a $70 million robotics initiative. The money will be used for the research and development of robots that could work cooperatively with people. NASA, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are backing the program. Read the full article at PCMag.com   Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110627_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] The hacker group LulzSec, known for attacking the websites of government offices and security agencies, has announced that it will halt its operations. With its ‘final letter’ the group released internal documents from AT&T, including user names and passwords. Global law enforcement has been pressuring the hackers Continue Reading →
SpaceX Dragon
NASA recently invested money into private companies for spacecraft development and it’s already paying off. Rocket producer SpaceX claims its Dragon capsule cannot only deliver goods to space stations, but hopes to land on other planets. The first manned mission could happen as early as 2014. Read the full article at TheRegister.co.uk Continue Reading →