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Apr
29
2017

NASA SpaceApps 2017

SpaceApps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Because of citizens like you, we continue to grow each year. If you haven't already, join us to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space. Work alone or with a team to solve challenges that could help change the world. Check back here to find a Space Apps event near you, or sign up to participate virtually. Many SpaceApps are using the Science Read more...

May
8
2016

Jennifer Lopez Really Wants to Save the World with Tech

Jennifer Lopez is a tech dynamo.  When she’s not getting cutting-edge technology to the International Space Station, she’s advocating for better technology, access to that technology, and women in STEM. She’s a tech-focused philanthropist with a mission to make the world better through technology. We spoke with her to find out what she’s doing to help educate the public, how she’s helping women in STEM, and why she believes tech is the best tool to save the Read more...

Apr
24
2016

Wanna Work in Space? This is Where You Absolutely Need to Go

Space is for everyone - and you don’t have to work for NASA to get there. Many private companies are investing in space technologies from flight to satellites now, and they’re open to people like you. If you’re interested in building a career in space tech, these are the conferences you need to visit. Credit: Space Frontier Foundation/Flickr NewSpace Conference "The new space race is here - this time not between countries but between companies. We're on the cusp of a Read more...

Apr
23
2016

NASA SpaceApps NYC 2016

REGISTER NOW: https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/new-york-ny-usa Welcome to #NewSpaceCity! As a founding site for the NASA Space Apps Challenge, we are proud to host our 5th annual Space Apps hackathon! Our Saturday and Sunday hackathon will take place at LMHQ, the Lower Manhattan HeadQuarters, a community shared workspace in the heart of the Financial District, run by the nonprofit Alliance for Downtown New York. Our venue is very accessible via every major subway and bus line Read more...

Apr
14
2016

By Grace Calhoun Category : Space

Space in Your Face: Temperature of a SUPER-EARTH

NASA’s Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope recently created the first ever temperature map of a super Earth- a planet nearly twice the size of Earth- which resides about 40 light years away from our solar system. Sptizer observed 55 cancri e for approximately 80 hours, enough times to see several complete orbits, since the planet’s orbital period around its star is about 18 hours. What astronomers found was that the planet has a stark difference in temperature- a difference of about Read more...

Apr
3
2016

Space Apps: NASA Needs YOUR Help!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help NASA create the next kickass invention. Worried that you lack the academic qualifications or don’t fit the “mold” of a stereotypical NASA geek? You can rest assured, because that is not the case. With the direction science is currently headed, it’s essential to engage and encourage those from diverse backgrounds to participate in science. What better way to do that than with events that simultaneously contribute to Read more...

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