Lockheed Martin lab in Palo Alto
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Matt Bigler
May 03, 2019 - 11:35 pm
If you're a Star Wars fan you probably know that today is May the 4th, the unofficial Star Wars day around the galaxy. While most of the technology in the beloved sci-fi series is far fetched, KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler reports some cutting edge space science is being developed in Silicon Valley.
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The Ames Research Center is conducting experiments that may be useful for the next round of NASA missions to the moon or Mars.
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Matt Bigler
March 12, 2019 - 3:23 pm
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. The Ames Research Center that broke ground with that historic mission is once again helping astronauts go back to the moon and perhaps deeper into space.
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Matt Bigler
January 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
NASA Ames Research Center is a ghost town right now. Nearly all federal workers have been prevented from conducting research because of the ongoing government shutdown.
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The Perseid meteor shower
Bradford Hornsby
August 09, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke has said that this year's Perseid Meteor Shower will be the best shower of 2018.
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This image made available by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield that’s capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,370 degrees Celsius). (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 5:15 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. NASA's Parker Solar Probe will get nearly seven times closer to the sun than previous spacecraft. It will hurtle through the sizzling solar atmosphere and come within nearly 4 million...
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San Francisco State University professor Jan Millsapps has made a documentary called "Madame Mars" about women hoping to travel to the red planet.
Jeff Bell
July 13, 2018 - 11:08 pm
Jan Millsapps dreamed of one day traveling to Mars as an astronaut. She got as far as the Mars One training program run by a private Dutch company in 2014, before her interplanetary hopes became grounded. These days, her mission is here on Earth. The San Francisco State University cinema professors...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 photo provided by NASA, Rep. James Bridenstine, R-Okla., nominee for administrator of NASA, testifies at his nomination hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in the Russell Senate Offi
(Photo credit: Joel Kowsky via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 3:47 pm
Major changes could be ahead for the International Space Station but there will always be an American astronaut in orbit...
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This February 2018 image made available by NASA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 shows the Lagoon Nebula, about 4,000 light-years away from the Earth, with the star Herschel 36 at center. The young star, 200,000 times brighter than our Sun, is blasting powerfu
(Photo credit: NASA, ESA, STScI via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery.
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This photo released by SpaceX on Monday, April 16, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands of bright neighboring
(Photo credit: SpaceX via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch...
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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS (Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)
KCBS Radio Morning News
April 10, 2018 - 10:48 am
Dr. Padi Boyd, Chief of NASA's Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory, talks with KCBS Radio morning anchors Stan Bunger and Holly Quan about the soon-to-launch TESS mission.
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