Stephen Colbert has often advocated for space interests on his show for comedic benefit, but usually providing positive exposure for the space program in the process. In 2009, for example, when NASA held an online contest to name a room on the International Space Station, Colbert rallied enough of his viewers that the “Colbert” node was the winner. As NASA does not name spacecraft after living people, they dubbed an earth-based treadmill in his honor the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT).
This week, NASA presented a tongue-in-cheek public service announcement from Colbert, made on the set of his show but without a studio audience to laugh at him. In it, Colbert reminds us of the practical research NASA does on the Space Station.
Residents of Houston Texas were given a rare treat last Thursday: A formation flight by the only three remaining airworthy B-57s, NASA's WB-57Fs.Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say...Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, is set to launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:05 a.m. Watch it live! A cool animation details NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission, which will go farther than any human spacecraft has in the past 40 years.Space enthusiasts say goodbye to Kennedy Space Center's iconic Countdown Clock after years of poor weather and decades of unforgiving time have visibly taken their toll.
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