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Fresh update on "nasa" discussed on Houston Matters
"That Easter vacation for if we had planned for our proposal. Procedures. Go control. Go fight. There might be a slight change in destination really? Maybe say. Moon who's better Go retro logo flight, GNC. We'll go and I take the controls and I steer it around. Fail. We go fly for a nice soft landing on the moon Better than Neil Armstrong doesn't bother you that the public regards his flight his routine. It's nothing routine about flying to the moon. I could buy for that. Launch control. This is Houston. We are go for launch highlights from the movie Apollo 13, or at least you know the 1st 30 or 40 minutes of it. Jim Lovell was essentially NASA's most experienced astronaut at the time that he commanded that mission last year. On the occasion of the missions 50th anniversary, He reflected on the lessons learned from it with Houston matters. Michael Haggerty. Level started with the moment of the explosion. I don't know what happened. The first I heard the bang like a Fred Haise over the lunar module. I was on my way down to the command module. I could tell from his depression. He had no idea. Then I looked at Jack's lingered there, and I could look at this face. I realized that he had no idea. But then Jack did see a red light on and he heard the explosion, of course, And so he was the first guy to say, Houston. We have a problem here. 13..
Japan to Start Releasing Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into Ocean
"In tanks at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. It says the water will be released in about two years after it's been treated. The water has been accumulated and stored at the nuclear power plant since its 2011 meltdown after an earthquake and tsunami caused cooling water to leak from damaged reactors. NASA was hoping to fly It's experimental Mars helicopter this week, but it's going to have to wait a
Fresh update on "nasa" discussed on WBZ Morning News
"Of the sick cove in patients it works to prevent the spread of Corona virus as well. And drugmaker. Fizer wants to get it shots into the arms of younger kids. More from the White House coronavirus team. The US continues its downward trend in the number of daily covert deaths with a 30% decrease, according to Johns Hopkins University, a key contributor to the decline more adults getting vaccinated, according to health officials. But talking about Children getting vaccinated. The White House Cove in 19 response team says it is asking the FDA to authorize emergency use for Children ages 12 to 15 Here's Dr Anthony Fauci on a potential timeframe. We would hope that Children in high school will be able to be vaccine. And by the time we get to the early fall season entered Imbert ABC NEWS Washington The Registry of Motor Vehicles, of course, has been down for the count for almost two weeks, and the R N V. Says it will be next week before inspection stickers can resume. It has been down since the end of March. After vendor issues and a malware hack attack. Police across the state have been told they shouldn't be writing tickets in these cases, and they aren't and haven't been And it doesn't appear that we as drivers, they're going to pay for this mistake. But Governor Baker says someone will pay most likely the vendor and from the road to space. The wait continues. NASA still has some high hopes to fly a helicopter on Mars. NASA says it's put off the ingenuity helicopters first Martian flight while engineers tested software. The agency says they discovered a problem during a preflight test last Friday. They want to make sure everything is all set before flying the 80 million Aircraft Jet propulsion Lab engineers say the fix is pretty straightforward, but it takes time. Make sure the software will indeed work and then send it up to Mars. They hope to have a new flight date announced next week. Peter King, CBS News a 38. Let's get caught up on all things Wall Street this morning and the impact on the market from the news about Johnson and Johnson. This morning we check in with Bloomberg business. Here's Tom Busby. Well, Jeff after the CDC and the FDA called for a pause and using that change a vaccine. Mean investors sent shares of that company down 3% in early trading. That's got down futures down now. 65 points off the lows, though consumer prices higher in March, even a little bit higher than forecast. American Airlines says it expects to post the loss of $2.8 billion for the first three months of this year. Despite a turnaround and travel demand. I'm telling Busby Bloomberg business on WBZ, Boston's news radio science, makes a move to treat childhood cancer. We get details on that story. Next. It's a 39 trusted for 100 years and once again the number One rated radio station in Boston, according.
NASA delays first flight of Mars helicopter
"Plan flight of its Mars helicopter because of a high speed test spin that stops prematurely. NASA says the helicopter is fine, and a federal
Fresh "Nasa" from America in the Morning
"Astronomers get all excited about a lot of stuff, which might not seem so interesting to many of us. But one thing that's got them going right now is an object unlike anything they've ever seen before. It's a large, faint blob of gas within our Milky Way galaxy, which appears blue and appears to have layers. They call it. Not surprisingly, the Blue Ring nebula. And they think it's the result of two stars colliding that is the Blue Ring Nebula is the aftermath of an interstellar fender bender. We talk a lot about those Rovers on Mars. But you may not realize that the oldest piece of operating hardware up there is going around Mars as NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has now made it 20 years of mapping bars, finding landing sites, potential sources of water and possible sites of which to look for signs of Martian life either back then, or now. Obviously also acts with sort of an interplanetary switchboard. Getting reports from all of those rovers down below and then forwarding them onto Earth. Happy 20th Birthday Odyssey Mars Orbiter. There's something you may not think about too much these days. But Mars quakes Yes, Mars has Mars quakes and Nasa's insight. Landers picked up a couple of them recently 3.1 and 3.3 temblors from an area of Mars, which is geologically active. Inside Rover has recorded over 500 quakes today, including one of the 3.6 and, yes, researchers are baffled about why they haven't detected anything bigger in the nearly 2.5 years since the Insight lander touched down By the way, one problem inside has faced. Indeed, all bars probes faces dust. The soil is very loose of the wind, while in a very thin atmosphere does kick up dust. They have huge dust storms on Mars. And for some reason, the wind blows dust on solar panels more than it blows it off. Indeed, the Juno probe to Jupiter on its way past Mars has picked him a good deal of inter planetary debris, apparently coming from Mars. Maybe the next Martian probe needs to include a supply of Indust. Be off beat. I'm Jim Bohannon. America.
First flight of Mars helicopter Ingenuity to make test hover
"Oh, NASA is opening the big hoping to make history tomorrow by flying a helicopter on Mars. CBS is Allison Keyes has more on the tiny but mighty ingenuity. It's incredible. NASA Mars Exploration Program director Eric I. Anson says. The ingenuity Mars helicopter test flight Sunday is the first attempt at controlled powered flight on another planet, and that means challenges. We're dealing with an atmosphere that About 1% the density of that on earth. That means the £4 shopper has to spend our blades much faster than she would need to want Terra, And there is some good news about the difference in the planet's. The gravity on Mars is only one third of Earth's The first test flight involved ingenuity, lifting off, climbing to about 10 ft. Hovering for 30 seconds and then touching down NASA hopes to use similar technology to explore other heavenly bodies, including Jupiter's Moon,
Fresh update on "nasa" discussed on The Best of Coast to Coast AM
"Okay there are a number of really good reasons for going to the moon and one of them is the fact that if you're doing for instance radio astronomy the back side of the moon. The far side of the moon from the earth is completely isolated from the radio noise of the earth so it's a wonderful pristine environment for searching radio signals out of space even standard radio astronomy would-be amazing from there. The other issue is it's a very easy platform to observe Conditions on the earth and in the space around the earth and it's loaded with mineral resources and solar power. Is you know it's always shining. Sunlight is always on in space. If you have satellites around the earth around the moon they can collect sunlight and run power plants for a fraction of what it takes the burn fossil materials that they call them. The hydrocarbon fuels Going to the moon provides us with an environment where it's low gravity. It's easy to leave the moon. I mean imagine this Spacecraft size of a volkswagen with about a hat full of fuel has the capacity of getting off the moon and into orbit around it in an environment like that which it's so much easier to get into space from than it is on the earth. We would have a lot of advantages if we're going to set up a civilization that uses lunar resources asteroid resources and wants to spit out of the solar system. The moon is an excellent place to establish resource and industrial places. Right there. who's going. Go back to the moon before we do china. Well that's hard to say There are a number of projects to send people to the moon right. Now and artists notably is one of the most Talked about ones from the nasa standpoint. the arguments mission is part of the new. Let's see the biden administration has set forth a budget proposal for twenty four point..
NASA Helicopter Set for Historic First Flight on Mars
"Made by NASA. This weekend. For the first time ever, the space agency will attempt to fly an aircraft on another planet. CBS is Chris Martinez explains what a successful flight of the Mars helicopter could mean for the future of space exploration. On the first flight. NASA aims to hover the aircraft 10 FT. Above the ground for 30 seconds with each flight after that lasting a bit longer. Ingenuity will carry a bit of our history along for the ride a small piece of fabric from the original Wright Brothers plane, a token of good luck for an aircraft that could forever change how we explore other worlds, and NASA is hoping to attempt the first flight of the Mars helicopter. Sometime tomorrow. 8
NASA helicopter set for historic first flight on Mars
"Sunday night. nasa is going to try to launch a teeny tiny helicopter named ingenuity for the first powered flight on another planet. The wright brothers were the first flight on earth ingenuity will try to be the first powered flight on some other planets ingenuity is almost ready to go. It's been getting. its batteries. Solar charged yesterday gave. Its rotors a little test spindle. If it works as designed it will initially be just a short hop about ten feet up for about thirty seconds. But of course a giant leap for humankind sunday night. We all be watching space.
Soyuz Launch Kicks Off Space Station Crew Rotation
"Astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have arrived safely. But the international space station from member station W. M. F E Brendan Byrne reports the crew launched earlier today from Kazakhstan. The trio, including NASA's Mark Vanda, hi launched on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, talking after two orbits and three hours in space. The arrival brings the number of residents on the orbiting lab to 10 with three departing next week, including NASA astronaut Kate Rubins. It's Vanda highs, Second space flight and he'll help the station crew with research and science while on board. Another crew of four set to launch to the station later this month, Launching on space sexes Crew Dragon capsule from Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Interview With Arthur Breitman Of Tezos Foundation
"I welcome back to reimagine in january. Twenty twenty one years until we made it through two thousand twenty guys good works everyone's and so in keeping witness teams of this year. I've crusty old and bring you the best most intelligent most important most influential voices in the space today. I suddenly live up to that. Promise being joined by author. Brightman co fan of tesla's in one of the romanovs crypto founders and things in the space of the best performers exempt. Today's hey thanks for having absolute pleasure all right. I like to kick things off at the start of a year. A theoretically depending on how you count a decade in some people's minds is a good time to be speculative but also a little bit introspective apps. So honest conversation by asking. You all know you know what e general what's keeping you nuts caffeine mostly and beyond the chemical chemical duchesne's now i pretty well but I would say. I worry about could be crisis On the one hand we have a vaccine which was built in just a couple of days with no live simple as virus just data on the internet and nasa triumph of science medicine. And once you would have expected. In a sane world is challenged and media distribution and themselves that there's been an approval process going on since every and even then even after old awaits the distribution is completely screwed up and i think it's kind of like peelings. Avail on our halloween. Effective garments can Doing anything
Nike Settles Lawsuit Over Lil Nas X's Satan Shoes
"Nike says the art collective that created the controversial Satan shoes containing a drop of human blood has agreed to offer a voluntary recall in the U. S. It's part of a legal settlement in the trademark infringement lawsuit against Brooklyn based Mischief, which created the shoes in collaboration with the rapper Lil NASA Eggs. Shoes modified Nike Air Max 97th.
NASA Rover Drops Ingenuity Helicopter Off on Mars
"Let's go back to mars and talk about this this test flight. That's coming up soon for ingenuity. The news i hear is that they have dropped the helicopter from the belly of the based perseverance and it is getting ready to be ramped up. Almost literally exactly. That's right a tweet. From nasa jet propulsion laboratory. Which are this was the weekend. I liked very much. It said mars helicopter touchdown confirmed. It's two hundred ninety three million miles or four hundred. Seventy million million kilometer journey aboard nasa perseverance and it with the final drop of four inches ten centimeters from the rovers belly to the surface of mars today next milestone survive the night. And that's because as of. I think it was saturday. The ingenuity helicopter has been now relying on. Its own power for the heaters that keep the electronics war because until then it was taking power from perseverance itself now tell its own and so it relies on the batteries the internal batteries and the solar panel which sits on top of the the two rotor blades. So hopefully that will keep going. Well the heater apparently keeps the inside. The about seventy degrees celsius forty five degrees fahrenheit because the temperature on mas drops to way way below zero it can be as low as minus ninety celsius about one hundred thirty minus hundred thirty fahrenheit. So look i think always going well. As far as i know. They've checked out the solar panels and we haven't heard anything to the
NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Touches Down on Surface of Mars
"Mars helicopter is on the Red Planet surface in anticipation of its first flight. The Mars Perseverance Rover lowered of the Mars ingenuity helicopter to the ground Yesterday. The ingenuity is a solar powered device. What they rechargeable battery. The mini helicopter weighs £4. Ingenuity is first flight in Mars Airspace is set to for next Sunday, April 11th. It will use two cameras to send video back to Earth
NASA’s Mars helicopter touches down on the Martian surface
"Ingenuity mini helicopter has been dropped onto the surface of Mars to prepare for its first flight. U. S Space Agency confirmed that the robotic craft had detached from the Perseverance Rover and traveled the final 10 centimeters down to the ground tests will now take place to ensure ingenuity is able to charge and use a battery to power a heater. Essential for protecting its electrical components against the freezing temperatures.
Biden Calls for $50 Billion to Boost U.S. Chip Industry
"Speaking in pittsburgh yesterday afternoon president biden lifted the curtain on his two point three trillion dollar infrastructure plan and tech plays a key role the proposal allocates fifty billion dollars for the american semiconductor industry which has been grappling with chip shortage that sports automakers to cut production it also includes money for expanding broadband access incentivizing electric vehicle production in investing in research and development. Here's biden citing the historical precedent for spending on our indie when nasa created apollo's digital flight control system unheard of at the time led the technologies that help us today to drive our cars and fly our planes when nasa invent ways to keep food safe for the astronauts and led the programs that have been used for decades to keep food safe and supermarkets at least two thousand products and services have been developed and commercialized. As a result of american space exploration. The outline now goes to capitol hill where lawmakers will hammer out the specifics.
Plans are in the works for a Venus Rover
"Jonathan souter is a matrix engineer. At nasa's jet propulsion laboratory and a nyack fellow. The venus rover is one of the visionary ideas currently being funded for study by nasr's in of advanced concepts program. Nasa innovative advanced concepts or nyack is both a program which funds individuals to work on new space innovations but also a community of innovators which re imagines the future of space exploration. The programme seeks innovators from diverse and non traditional sources. People with far-reaching ideas. Jonathan's prototype may never make it to venus but the technologies developed by his team and other nyack fellows could change the future of aerospace. I really wanna be part of the team that makes new discoveries that either right scientific textbooks or makes the history books i also love the involved things that push the limit of what's possible for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Pulley
What We Can Learn From Microscopic Life In Antarctica
"Thing that i feel like a lot of people don't know about antarctica is that it's really brimming with life and a lot of different locations. It's just that most of it is invisible to us. You would need to have a microscope in order to see them. This is ariel waldman. She's a wildlife filmmaker at the microbial scale. And i'm an adviser to nasa and i'm also in antarctic explorer aerial. I became interested in ant arctic microbes. Back in two thousand thirteen. She was working with nasa and she met astrobiologists who study and articles extreme conditions and the life forms. That actually thrived there. I had learned that a lot of biologists goto antarctica but they very rarely ever take any photos or videos of the creatures that they studied there. And so i kind of saw an opportunity to really help both scientists and help people around the world actually get to see all this amazing stuff so that realization. That is what inspired you to basically become the first filmmaker to document these hidden ecosystems. But how did you go from that inspiration to making it happen. Couldn't could not have been easy going to antarctica just required a lot of preparation. I prepared for months and this was after. It took me five years of applying to go to aunt hartika and working towards becoming a wildlife filmmaker at the microbial scale. And so i was self taught microscopy and then i ended up joining the san francisco microscopically society which i am now the president of
NASA Mega Moon Rocket Passes Key Test, Readies for Launch
"The core stage of nasa's space launch system. The largest rocket element nasa has ever built recently. Fired its four engines on the stand at nasa's stennis space center in mississippi. This is innovation now bringing you. Stories of revolutionary ideas emerging technologies in the people behind the concept that shape future. The hot fire test was a critical milestone for nasa's artists. One mission. which will send an un- crewed spacecraft on a test flight around the moon and back to earth after the engines shutdown than planned during previous test of the s. l. s. corps stage. Nasa determined a second longer test would provide valuable data to help verify the core stage designed for flight. Here's meghan martinez propulsion test project manager at stennis to explain why these tests are so important you have to test like fly. So if you're going to put payloads on a rocket and send it into space you want to test the engine to make sure that s going to get where you're sending it safely. During this successful test. The core stage fired the engines for a little more than eight minutes just like it will during every artist launch to the moon
Simulations Come to Life
"Computer. Modeling can be used to look at everything that could happen. End to end from the moment a spacecraft touches the atmosphere to the time it comes to rest on the surface of another planet. Here's carly's i'm walt. A flight mechanics engineer at nasa langley research center to explain this. Integrative approach to engineering so we do a lot of work in the computer based world. and it's our job to understand the different components of the spacecraft and pull those altogether in the simulation to give an estimate of how the vehicles going to perform during flight. So mara something. Tony is very exciting. A lot of people. We'll go to whole careers and never see a project through to the end where we're really lucky in this program so we get a chance to see on some occasions emission land. Which is i think an unbelievable experience to actually see all together and see it come to life
NASA to offer funding for studies of commercial space stations
"Leo Destinations project, which could award up to $400 million in total to his many as four companies working to build private space stations. The agency is seeking to replicate the success of its commercial cargo and commercial crew programs, which sees private companies help send cargo and astronauts to the international space station. The IAEA says cost about $4 billion a year to operate, and as it gets older, the reality is it won't last forever. NASA believes it could save big bucks by becoming the user of future space stations rather than the owner and operator of them. Throughout the month
A Tiny Piece of the Wright Brothers’ First Plane Will Soon Fly Around Mars
"Is getting ready for a test flight on Mars, You've likely heard of NASA's Mars Rovers. But what about a Mars helicopter? The latest rover mission carried the ingenuity Mars helicopter to the Red Planet, and NASA hopes to fly it as soon as April 8th and a tribute to humans. First flight here on Earth ingenuity has a tiny piece of fabric on board from the plane. The Wright brothers flew in 1903. If ingenuity is successful, this will be the first known aircraft. You fly on another planet.
"nasa" Discussed on NASA In Silicon Valley
"Hey everybody welcome back act to nasa in silicon valley live. I'm your host abby taber and if this is your first time joining us nasa in silicon valley live is a conversational show out of nasa's ames this research center where we talk about all the nerdiness news you need to know so right now we are simultaneously live on twitch youtube facebook and periscope but but if you want to join in the chat and ask our guests questions you need to do that on twitch so join us at w._w._w. Dot twit dot.
"nasa" Discussed on NASA In Silicon Valley
"I think something that's really beautiful here with having all the women that we've had on the show. It's you know, there's there's we were talking about running when show Suni Williams earlier, and she famously ran the Boston marathon in space, but there's another marathon runner Chalene Flanagan and she wanted to New York City marathon last year, and she had this great article talking about her bring other women into this running club. And she said it's not so lonely at the top. If you bring others along, you know, and and that passion, you know, talking to one another making room for more women in science technology, engineering and math like we we have a responsibility to pull each other in and say, look what she's doing. Well. She's amazing. Yeah. Get a chance to highlight. Other wonder woman in your life. Absolutely. Okay. We'll be wrapping official run out of time. Thank you for joining us. And also, thank you at home for joining us. You can learn more about women at NASA by going to women dot NASA dot gov, and this has been massive Silicon Valley live a conversational show out of Nasr's Ames research center with the various scientists researchers and engineers and all all the room. Cool folks here at NASA where we get to talk about all the nerdy. Nasa news that you need to know about. And if you like that, you can find us on twitch, she YouTube Facebook and NASA TV, and if you can't catch us live that is no big deal. We will have the video on demand after the show is over and you can also catch the audio version of this podcast through services throughout these submitted beyond and huge. Thank you to our guests, and everyone that joined us on the twitch chat. We'll be back next week on Thursday November fifteenth where we'll talk about heat shields in how they help spe. Crafts by atmospheric entry and tell that until next. Thank you for watching..
"nasa" Discussed on NASA In Silicon Valley
"So this is like, that's that's my like technologies on on the forefront are really about. How do we how do we go to deep space? I mean, it's it really is exciting. It is cool. It was just what about the question. We wanted to ask do you guys have a favorite bass craft or air draft. Could you choose out of terrible choice to force you to make? A terrible choice for me to have to make. 'cause I love well, I like aircraft and spacecraft. So the x fifty nine low, boom. Fly demonstrator is one of my favorite aircraft right now. Just because it is exactly what NASA does does the work to create the next industry in our country, which is really amazing. And that's the plan is to playing. Create a supersonic plane that reduces the noise of the boom and and can fly over land and open to civilian so just open centers. Thirty minutes. I love I love spacecraft and right now, my favorite is deployable entry vehicle. I guess I have to say these TV having working so. So I don't think we have picture for it. But it's side by side aircraft took on sip. These like looks like a helicopter, but I said of one Mingo three two rotors and these wrote of overlap, but they're synchronized so like the blaze. Yeah. Kasich until they're on these overlapping, we were still working the need. But ah looks like a improve deficiency by twenty percent in cruise flight. Oh, so cool. That's really. Yeah. That's cool. Yeah. That might be soon. What about you? I I'm Sarah. We all lift, Lloyd. So anything that flies through the air or just in love with. So I'm worth seeing actually air is a fluid. We said that up in the beginning. Yeah. As fluid amasis aerospace engineers, we consider anything that's gas or liquid anything. That's deform -able. My hands. Yeah. Yeah. My favorite's happened to be the ones I've worked on. Yeah. The really exciting piece of that is like, you know, in my career, so far I've gotten to work on the Ryan space vehicle. We've applied the PSP there. SOS at trespassing swing is one of the experimental aircraft that we are testing and collecting a lot of date on assessing. And I think the really interesting part. I remember when we did EM one of the Orion spacecraft and woke up early because you know, it was launching at Kennedy. So it was like three o'clock in the morning here woke up early, and I've been here maybe four years at that point. So you're just shy and and excited. But yeah, it was like magical in my heart because you know, my fingerprint was on that. Yeah. And it's really cool. And like each one of us here have our fingerprints on something like that. And I think it's a wonderful example about NASA that it's like not any one of us creates an Esa less or an a dead or drone. But it's like this community of experts across many fields, including the two of all that like it's important to get the PR out there and do shows like this show. This is what now is doing. So we have our fingerprints on the knife. Because we all have a little piece of the story. Yeah. And it's all about telling her story. Yeah. We have some questions about your careers. But a quick technical question for Sarah. How is it going to reduce the super sonic, boom? So that would be the xfinity nine experimental plane. So the way it reduces the boom is by virtue of its geometry. So you can design the the vehicles geometry to create a pressure wave does that does not have as much of allowed boom when it reaches will when it when it creates that shockwave. The geometry of the plane. Yeah. And if we can think of that, it was like that pressure wave that we hear the sonic, boom. That's energy coming from the airplane and hitting our ear. So if we can distribute that energy over like a longer nose, which will look at the hill, get pictures of the x fifty nine see how long the nose is. Then we're not decreasing the energy. That's coming to us to our ears. We yeah. So that's why it's called a low, boom. There's still a boom we changed. Visit. We have tried. Cool. Okay. Well, I do have a comment from the chat. They said these women are such inspiration..
"nasa" Discussed on NASA In Silicon Valley
"All right. Teams that we have again run out of time. And while we would love to spend the rest of our show with you guys. We, unfortunately have to think you and sake. Thanks, guys. So remember, you guys are watching us in Silicon Valley live today. We're celebrating national stem day by talking to some of the amazing wonder women of NASA. And if you have any questions for our guests, fill free to write them in the chat. And if you wanna learn more about women at NASA, you can go to women dot NASA dot gov. All right. So let's go now to our fabulous 'aeronautics crew. Let's bring out Nettie Patricia and Sarah come on out. Share having way too much fun. So I think I can you ladies introduce yourselves. And I know you guys are all aerospace engineers, but what exactly do you do? Okay. I'll start. My name's Nettie route. Airspace engineer, and I lead our pressure sensitive paint technology here at NASA Ames. Okay. Three seven through two. I'm gonna space in euro. So. Supercomputing supercomputing awesome. My name Sarah Sousa, and I designed guidance and control systems for spacecraft. All right. Should we find out where you go from? Origin stories have how did you know you wanted to do this? So I will claim that I knew when I was eight months, eight months. Kid when I was why kid is because when I was a freshman in college are sorry sophomore in college. I was able to get a internship at Johnson Space Center and work alongside astronauts who were on the space shuttle and many years later. My sister was going through our photo album. And she she sent me a picture as a picture of my mom, holding me when I was a baby and with a picture of the space shuttle in the back room, and I just I just think everything I've done throughout my life has been influenced by my family, and what we did as kids. I've always space, and it's always been something. I love your parents did. Copy of the day. My dad took the picture. Dad is very much a space enthusiast and a dreamer. And I definitely get that for my dad too. Pretty cool. So what about you Patricia? I remember took me to the planet Tanya when I was like four years old. And then so surprised but all stars you could see. And so I thought that Boeing that I wanted to something space today to and then when you know, when they always ask it's what do you wanna do when you're like a grownup? I was always saying, but then when I was in high school, I was pretty good in math physics. So I decided to go for engineering well like with space outerspace space engineering. Okay. So we have a photo of a young you can we get that front. Well, he's not old voting. Yeah. That's two years old. He's a was thinking, I think one moment after I started my internship here names on the first time, I visited this computer on. I was so surprised he was so big unload. Super Peter happened to have a name that we may know about. Yes. So this super computer. But yet anes we have another supercomputer that he's called Electra. We're actually building a third one Lewis cool those platies and electro rate. So what about unity like, what's what's your origin story? Yeah. I grew up in Tennessee. Remember going to see a see the Saint Louis arch. And I remember driving across the bridge and going to the Saint Louis arch. And I just you know. Lifted both of these things that are studying drafting in high school, and how these are extremely impressive. I wanna do whatever it is that can produce something like this. So I went into college started studying mechanical engineering, and then found fluid dynamics thermodynamics. Wow. You're speaking, my love language, the world made sense at that moment and just kept. We're going my way that had an internship as well here at NASA. Ames we go my way over to the Winton divisions. Wow. This is really cool. Yeah. These giant compressors radiators and all the things that you had studied there in your in your textbooks. We here in life and huge. Yeah. And then I found my way over to pressure sensitive paint, which which was just a a great melody like hardware-software wind tunnel. So really my happy place. A photo of young Nettie..
"nasa" Discussed on NASA In Silicon Valley
"So the bay focus that we do is billing planning scheduling tools is so I get to actually learn about everybody else's job in order to create these offer tools. So and then I get to test field them in different places. So I get to learn about how trainers might be teaching astronauts how to do their job. I get to go to mission control. Learn how they control robots how they manage the international space station, how they schedule astronauts time, and all we take all that information in order to build and design our tools, and then we get to test them in different environments. We've gone to test them everywhere from underwater in the extreme environments of analogues. We also work in analogs, but these analogues Dona -sarily have to. To simulate a planetary environment. It is simulating some aspect of mission control. So they have a slightly different or they're trying to push some aspect of human spaceflight, maybe 'isolation. So we give them our tools, and we get feedback. I've gotten to go to places like volcanoes and the mission under the water in underwater. The Arctic mission control of Johnson Space Center. I'm sorry tool has been up in space station. So that was also very exciting. Pretty cool mission control is the the brain of the space missions, right where they're controlling. How would you describe it? Yeah. So mission control. So we have astronauts up in space ation, and they're super busy and the whole entire space station is manage by a huge team of controllers back on ground. And so they're located physically in Johnson Space Center, but there's also different smaller mission controls. I'm in Europe in Japan, and we have another one in Alabama. We also actually have one here. Nasa Ames, and they all coordinate to make sure that the space station is healthy that all the science payloads are working and that we're keeping the science the sorry. The astronauts working if they have any questions, we keep them healthy. So did you bring a photo? I think she did. And this one has a really cool background story. Yes. So this is a picture of me in at NASA Johnson Space Center in mission control. So this is when we did our first appointment of our tool up in space station. So I got to sit down in mission control. And I got to talk on the loops, which is just the the way they talk that the the communication loops that they have and. Yeah, it was very excited. We got to talk to the astronauts and work with them that whole week that we were there through your voice is forever like down in the NASA record. So I was actually very hesitant to talk during during the mission and one of my colleagues was sitting in the front room. So there's actually multiple not only are there thousands of people that multiple rooms so sitting in one of the back rooms and someone in the front room calls over, and it's like, please give me a status on playbook. That's our tool and so forced me to actually talk on the loop. So that might Boyce was forever. Tempted to say Houston, we have a problem. I actually very hesitant about talking because it is they are listening to so many conversations that I didn't want to like add to that problem or add to that workload. So I was actually very much like I'm gonna just be here. Unless I have to talk them only gonna talk, but he called me out..
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"I ever got. It was absolutely true. Right. That's simple comment. Relies on that kind of person engineering. Awesome. Pretty cool. Cool. What about you, Jessica? So I have always been interested in science and love learning and math and ever since. I was a little kid. And I remember my dad taking me to see the Haley's comet when it was passing. And so I would always had this interest in science, but it wasn't until I got to undergraduate, and I was sitting engineering at that point that I really understood how I can contribute to NASA in how I can contribute to the space program. So it was actually through an internship here. Nasa Ames, and I learned about how NASA work what kind of careers are involved in engineering or the different aspects that I could work on in order to contribute to human spaceflight. And then that let me to apply to grad school, and that's where I really started focusing on the intersection of humans, and engineering so understanding how we can develop and create tools. That support people in a very complex aerospace system. So my focus is always how do I make this tool better for people? And that's how I I. That's what I do. Now here in nessa aims. Okay. Well, let's bring up Jessica's origin photo. Because this is also a cool one. Yeah. So this is a picture of me back in nineteen ninety eight I did my, internship and this cohort of class. We had a research project. We got to visit different NASA centers. This is a picture of visiting the space shuttle, Atlantis when it was being refurbished, and it just got me really excited about working with people in human spaceflight, and there several people in there that also already now still work at NASA. So it was a pretty great sett- teams. Not only at NASA. But didn't you mention that a lot of them are here at Ames as well. Yeah. Like, our whole little cohort was really titan. And we all got the space, bug and. Yeah, some of us work here. Some of us work at Jan Johnson. Space center. Yeah. And then our mentor for that program. Also helped me get my job. So it was quite a life changing, internships or agree. We to get started. Awesome. About you. Cathy, I had to a hominid. I think I one was when I knew I wanted to be a biologist. So my background my educational background's a little unconventional I completed sixth grade, and then my father moved my sister and I over seas. So that was pretty much the end of my education. Until I moved back to the states, and I started at community college, and I took a biology class because I had no idea what it was really about. And I remember just sitting learning about the inner workings of Sal, and it's like a whole nother world whole universe inside of of us that I had no idea even existed. So that's when I was fascinated with biology, and I was sold how to do biology, and then for when I decide I really wanted to be an Astro biologist was I.
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"And and so when it's going to reenter, it's going to come in into shell shallower angle and it's not shallow shallow, just kinda grazes skipping a rock. And and it's a small spacecraft as he saw, it's only about one hundred thirty kilograms hundred pounds. And so again, if you wanna make a splash through a bigger rock, right? The rocket better and and it was going relatively slow because it was in orbit it it's top speed was only about one point, eight kilometers per second, which is slow. It doesn't flow. He's a slow. So all those things lead to probably very small splash. So not a lot of material got up if hardly any. It didn't just have to splash splash enough of it to get into sunlight so that the Hubble space telescope could see because it can see in the dark. So that's where, again, the next NASA impact emission. The next NASA Ames mission to the moon, comes in three out of the five lunar missions manage her aims. This, this. First one, man, it aims is actually quite a leader in Linda research. I just want to mention that my questions are not looting at the moment, so I don't have any questions from the chat for you just yet, but hopefully we'll get those up and running before the end. So we can through a lot of questions. So we can put you hot. Questions. Now l. cross just mentioned is a special mission for the to view, right? Yes. Tell us how you were involves. Tony's Tony's ideas. I held it. Crazy idea. Nine told him about and she said, yeah, that's crazy enough. It could work. So what does that stand for cross? No. Lunar crater observation sensing satellite. That's part of the quiz. Not the the sport. L. crow..
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"I'm your host Abby Taber, and today we're going to be talking all about robotic exploration of the moon, and we have some really fascinating guests with us. But first let me introduce my co host, Cassandra bell. Hey, hi. So this is NASA in Silicon Valley. Live a conversational, talk show out of NASA Ames research center with various scientists, engineers, and researchers, and all around cool people at NASA to talk about all the nerdy NASA news. You need to know about if you like that we're simultaneously live on twitch. That is twitch. Dot TV, slash NASA, and we're also on Facebook and YouTube. And if you wanted to live in our chat, gotta catch us on twitch. But if you want, if you miss a live show, we will be on demand after the fact on. NASA TV, and we also have the podcast for an audio version if you like that better. So today we have with us, our guest Tony cola preach and Kimberly Eneco Smith. Thank you both for being here and can tell us a little bit about what you both do. Thanks. I'm a planetary scientist here at NASA. Ames have been here by fifteen years, almost exactly fifteen years and as a planetary scientist and mostly study planetary atmospheres, and surfaces really focusing on ISIS and and other volatile 's at freeze out. I also design and build instruments that go to different worlds and make measurements of the atmosphere is in surfaces and things like that. And can really thanks for having me. I'm a research astrophysicists here at NAS aims, and I've been here a little bit longer than Tony. I study the universe and I also build payloads or instruments, cameras, traumas that help us understand the universe around us both near and far. So I have dabbled a little bit in some of Tony's planets as well. Very cool. Most speaking of nerdy NASA news, NASA just turned sixty. Birthday now. Should sing. Oh, there last week we had cake. I had a lunchtime meeting. Cake, won't NASA turned one in October. First, that would six years would be Tober. I nineteen fifty eight. She doesn't know what actually happened to that point because like picture the president signed thing and then NASA suddenly existed or birth certificate. Must have been built on earlier research labs that existed at the time. It was 'aeronautics was the focus of what the laboratories did. They want doing space research yet, but they were very heavily into understanding arrow dynamics, aerospace engineering, and what not to help really the fledgling airline industry and aviation industry. You know doing the things that they couldn't do helping them do the research. They couldn't do pushing the envelope, you know, you know, see what else you could do, you know, by different designs. Yeah. And that was the NAC, right? Yeah, yeah, knack. Okay. Don't call it that. No national advisory committee for 'aeronautics is preceded NASA, right? And I've been scolded for calling it Neka we are NASA sow his NA. That's right. There are three centers time, right? It was one out of Langley Virginia, east coast, these coast. Now that's Langley. What's it called now. Langley laboratory to the Langley research center, one in Ohio. Was he has, no, I always forget this one was Vincent. What was it. Louis Louis, Louis, close movies. Now, of course, the Glenn research center, I know that. Yeah, and then our favorite, very favorite. I can't remember the third. Out here in California. Oh, the aims. You might have been there. The aims. So now known as Ames research center where we are right now. Yeah. And now we have ten field centers doing all kinds of amazing work. So to learn about the last six years of innovation, go to NASA dot gov, slash sixty. Yeah. So in this episode that we're going to focus on the moon research, the lunar research that aims has worked on over those years since NASA was founded. And if you have questions, be sure to leave them in the chat, and I'll be checking for those and trying to throw some those in leader. For example, already, we have questions from Zaza lavender is asking what things will you be exploring on the moon? We're gonna come to that. That's at the heart of today's episode. So to kick things off, we're going to go to our first segment. Let's play. Let's rule that..
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"Follow the sun. Presented by science at NASA. The sun, it inspire songs warms us and grows our food life on land in the oceans, the daily weather and long-term climate patterns happened primarily because of the energy we received from our closest star. Even tiny variations in that energy can affect the workings of our planet's atmosphere. NASA uses instruments to follow the sun and monitor the amount of solar energy coming to us the latest instrument to do. So the total and spectral solar radiant, censor Tesis one makes those measurements with unprecedented accuracy. Tesis gathers information from its perch aboard, the international space station or the ISS flying on the platform that the orbiting laboratory provides has allowed teases to continue Nasr's forty year record of tracking the sun's radiant energy. One of the longest and most important climate data records gathered from space. Over the past several decades. Earth's ice mass has diminished, sea levels have risen drought, and precipitation patterns have changed, and growing seasons have shifted to understand the causes, including human influences of these changes and refine the models used to simulate earth's climate researchers must know the amount of incoming solar energy. Peter Paluska Tesis lead mission. Scientists explains when there's a balance between incoming energy from the sun and the infrared radiation earth emits climate remained steady. An imbalance means energy is either being stored in the system causing temperature increases or lost causing temperature decreases energy from the sun makes up half of the balance equation. Even though the measurement record shows at the sun solar energy output has not had a major influence in recent climate change that output needs to be monitored continuously. It is arguably the most important variable we need to know to understand climate says Paluska trying to understand climate without measuring. The sun's input is like trying to balance your checkbook without knowing your income climate is measured over longtime, spans decades to centuries and longer. Unlike weather that changes over small timescales to be able to connect measurements over longtime periods. Continuity and accuracy are key teases has to sensors the total radiance monitor as its name suggests measures all of the radiant energy from the sun and the spectral radiance monitor measures. How that energy is distributed over ultra-violet, visible and infrared wavelengths. The latter helped scientists understand where in the atmosphere, solar energy is being absorbed. For example, teases spectral radiance measurements of the sun's ultraviolet radiation are critical to understanding the ozone layer ozone in the stratosphere absorbs ultraviolet light. This heats the stratosphere and drives changes in atmosphere, wind flow that can propagate down to the lower atmosphere and impact climate. So many factors influence. Earth's climate says police key. We need to continue learning how they all interact teases is helping us characterize the son's behavior and how earth's atmosphere response to the sun for more science when the international space station go to WWW dot NASA dot gov, slash I s dash science to continue following our closest star, visit science, dot, NASA dot gov.
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"Your shoulders well i certainly go to sleep at night feeling lucky that i get to work on such an interesting problem but you know i think as donovan was saying the more you work on this the more you appreciate how infrequent these are how well are are atmosphere has protected us from from these events so i sti sleep pretty well it has been a great project has been a real a real gift to be able to work on the i i think think so so too too that community engagement we we find a lot of people that like this problem so much that they do it as a hobby because there isn't a lot of funding i would say that through other means and so i i would say that they tend to be happy that nasa is investing in this and to have a a project which is continually working on the problem well you guys have been amazing and i'm still looking forward to understanding a little bit more so is there anything that you would add to this conversation to let our listeners know not to be afraid or maybe not that but any advice or any encouragement to what you're working on so that it's not something they have to worry about right now a lot of and information stories out so there are ways that anyone interested can find out more about the specific work the simulations we do and they're wondering now so resources for that but one thing that was told to me early on in the project is this is a natural disaster that we could potentially know about an advance and do something about and arguably the only natural disaster that we could mitigate so put the infrequency on top of the potential to actually do something about it it is a threat that we want to be aware of and the ability to mitigate depends on knowing these this can happen and then having some predetermined strategies for dealing with it and so that's really part of the the effort of this project in the global us strategy go nasa that's awesome you've been listening to the nasa and silicon valley podcast if you have any questions on twitter we're at nasa ames and we're using the hashtag nasa silicon valley remember we are nasa podcast.
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"New science from jupiter presented by science at nasa when nasa juno spacecraft recently flew over the polls of jupiter researchers were astonished as if eight never seen a giant planet before and innocence they hadn't the pictures were unlike anything in the history of planetary exploration junot entered orbit on the fourth of july twenty sixteen and later found jupiter's polls covered in merely continent size storms that are densely class tiered and rubbing together in a mind blowing swirl it's like a whole new jupiter says scott bolton juneau's principal investigator from the southwest research institute the clouds were amazing what's striking about jupiter's polar storms is that there are actually multiple cyclones at each pole so instead of having one polar vortex earth jupiter was observed to have as many as eight giants world's moving simultaneously on its north pole and as many as five on its south pole even more mazing things are lurking below researchers have long wondered about the giant planets hidden interior how far down do jupiter's continentsized storms descend and what is the exotic material near the planet's core deep inside jupiter high temperatures and crushing pressures transformed you leaders copious supplies of gaseous molecular hydrogen into an exotic form of matter known as liquid metallic hydrogen think of it as a mass up of tomic nuclei in a sea of electrons freely moving about jupiter's powerful magnetic field almost certainly springs from dynamo action in jupiter's interior the process by which the motion of this electrically conducting fluid is converted into magnetic energy the exact location within the interior is a mystery that researchers are still working to solve.
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"Earth's magnetic fear. Presented by science at NASA. Invalid or planet and protecting us from the fury of the sun is a giant bubble of magnetism called the Magna spear. It deflects most of the solar material sweeping towards us from our star at one million miles per hour or more without the magnetosphere. The relentless action of these solar particles could strip the earth of its protective layers, which shield us from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. It's clear that this magnetic bubble was key to helping earth develop into a habitable planet. Compare earth to Mars a planet that lost its magnetosphere about four point. Two billion years ago. The solar wind is thought to have stripped away most of Mars atmosphere possibly after the red planet's magnetic field dissipated. This is left Mars as the stark barren world. We see today through the eyes of NASA orbiters Rovers by contrast, earth's Magnus fear seemed to have kept our atmosphere protected. After he is S two of the juice base physics laboratory at NASA Goddard Space, Flight center notes. If there were no magnetic field, we might have very different atmosphere left without life. As we know it. Understanding our magnetosphere is a key element, helping scientists someday forecast space weather that can affect earth's technology. Extreme space weather events can disrupt communications networks, GPS navigation and electrical Power grits. The magnetosphere is permeable shield. The solar wind will periodically connect to the magnetosphere forcing it to reconfigure. This can create a rift allowing energy to pour into our safe haven. These rifts open and close many times daily, or even many times hourly. Most of them are small and short lived. Others are vast and sustained with the sun's magnetic field connecting to earth. In this way. The fireworks start. Zest, says the earth need fear absorbs the incoming energy from the solar wind and explosively releases that energy in the form of ju- magnetic storms and sub storms. How does this happen? Magnetic lines of force converge and reconfigure resulting in magnetic energy and charged particles flying off at intense speeds. Scientists have been trying to learn why this crisscrossing magnetic field lines called magnetic reconnection triggers such a violent explosion, opening the rifts into the magnetosphere Nasr's Magnus Feerick multi scale mission or MS was launched in March twenty fifteen to observe the electron physics of magnetic reconnection for the first time bristling with energetic particle detectors and magnetic sensors. The four MS spacecraft flew in close formation to on the front side of the earth's Magnus fear where magnetic reconnection occurs. MS has since been conducting similar hunt. In the Magnus fears tail MS compliments missions from NASA and partner agencies such as thymus cluster and geo tail contributing critical new details to the ongoing study of earth's magnetosphere together data from these investigations, not only help unravel the fundamental physics of space, but also help improve space, weather forecasting for more on the active space around the earth. Stay tuned to science, NASA dot gov.
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"Really long time ago so um and i'll i'll do a quick fastforward because when i was already add at nasa uh i was over at my mom's house one day and she she says greg i want to show you something she shows me this little thing drawn by a six year old who turned out to be a really long time ago and it was a drying of of a few space ships and and it said when i grow up i wanna work for nasa and this one is this miss during the gemena program and i remember the mercury program to although is really really young than so i kinda i i guess it was probably and the 31st chromosome somewhere somewhere in here you know kind of destined to be my my dad also was here my parents met here at nasa ames research centers my wife and i met here at nasa ames research center it's kind of the family business buried here we didn't well is a big fan of you the other would have had to convince my wife i think so my dad was the was the guy that proved that it was possible to navigate to the moon during the apollo era and this was rain around 19 sixty yeah yeah and and so fast for it a little bit to my teen years uh you know like like jim i was good in science and math and what not on my built my own observatory we have a family ranch about an hour and a half from here in and i built and observatory ground my own mirror in it and everything and use that for uh for a few years and so uh and then when i was out of graduate school i just was talking with someone and who happened to work here and and she said i need to combine meets and people and that was uh thirty three and a half years ago now why.
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"And thus one way but deal that aspect of janabi is to really work actively with a investigator and collaborators to generate new data and so we we work with pi to have their funding from nasa twos fly of animal models plant microbes in its best issue and we we help them maybe get more information from their samples and make sure that all or makes gone to that abbas at the end who this is the side that i know a little bit about from working at aims hour by science department they work with researchers that other institutions right right who want to fly an experiment the space to do their science that's what you're talking about satan will help them carry out that experiment and then also we get to use the data absolutely so there is that aspect of a nasa aims were investigator will work with a principal investigator from uh that got funding to actually fly on the isis mission and and speaks week experiment so part of our work he's also there and i think do you do something new abidjan lab that as the new project manager i'm trying to push for he's ready i really think that ginned up should be serving three different communities so that that i repository by itself rudy that data really tux to the specialist the by information that can going there and donald did that i and work with man interpreted that specialists yes very very specialized people scientist but then you have another group which is the scientists in general which they don't know how to do the bioinformatic but did no ought to ask the right question and so we want to provide tools for them to be able to access to information without having to do all these very tedious and slow work so some of the repository did are being used to be processed to generate a new level of data that we would call higher order did add that can be interpreted and from their front since the idea would be he's dare a signature of cancer in some liver samples that i got from the space station so a specialist on cancer burden.
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"Which is i think very good is that nasa should be the custodian of the the knowledge of how live gets impacted in space and so there's a lot of studies that have been going on for twenty thirty years under the sponsorship of nasa and uh definitely we've got a big biosciences division here absolutely end so there's enough scattered for mission here and there and i think uh we're lucky to leaving though in a in a time where now we have these new technological or makes and so the you'll make sr you you hear about them every day it's actually looking at uh are you know specific changes in your in your gene oncall variance and the trying to interpret the slight different changes in eugenics in in your gene sequencing with respect to some risk to your health out that's one on meeks that so that's exploiting right now in the in the world about this although mix to have been going on for why one of them school transcript of meat which is ninety percent of the did i engine up our transcript to me data and their it's the idea of looking at the arne expression in tissues our in uh in microbes are any anything we looking at any specific will coming from the space station or from the space shuttle and up if they have been on ice for or make stat up into our reports he tori so jannati's that big riposted tori of information okay right gene gene loves the database is a it's a database but it's going to be more than a database this was the original thought for it basically let store all this information to one local place and so we've been very active in either identifying legacy that i said that should be in gin left from the get go from the past and we also very active with any new or meeks being produced on the isis of to make sure that those that comes into our repository and and we nani looking at one type of a meeks would looking out of many different oh makes this something else go proteome which is putting profile epigenetics which is how your dna gets degraded by a specific molecules that changes the.
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"You're listening to nasa in silicon valley episode seventy in for the intro abby here with me again hello hello if this is a slightly interesting episode just for the sake that when we planned on recording this i got horrifically ill abby jumped into the last minute to go ahead and do the recorded that authorites ari tell us about your the conversation i had i rate road turned out to be very interesting i met with silvio cost he is the manager of the gene lab project here at aintree so you know how nasa does a lot of biosciences we do biology experiments up on space station so when those experiments end it does the science doesn't end because all that data goes into a repository which is open to the public it's open access for any researchers to use and right now they're developing tools and really building a system around it where people can come analyze this space biology data that nasa helped produce and looking for discoveries that they can make within it them so what else is for researchers if that's it that's your research or for citizens scientists who may be interested they'll be able to explore as well and get more out of the data than ever though it what sylviane describes it as is nasa as the custodian of knowledge about how life is affected in space which i think is sound super exciting hata before we jump on into a reminder for folks listening we have a phone number that six five zero 604 one four zero zero give us a call and leave a message and will try to add that into the future episodes um if you want to be digital we are on all the social media platforms reason the hashtag nasa silicon valley we are a nasa podcast but we are not the only mess a podcast so as a give a quick little shatah as to some of our friends over headquarters do gravity assist there's also another a weekly podcast called this week at massa and then of course our friends over in a jsc over the johnson space center that houston we have a podcast so that's where you could find all of our.
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"Sheriff about twice each year of full moon winds up perfectly with the earth and sun such that the earth's shadow totally blocks the sons light which would normally reflect off the moon the literry clips on january thirty first will be visible daring moon set folks in the eastern united states where the eclipse will be partial we'll have to get up in the morning to see it notes petro but it's another great chance to watch the moon the moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie fainter than normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through earth's atmosphere often cast in a reddish hugh because of the way the atmosphere benz the light totally eclipsed moons are sometimes called blood wounds we're seeing all the earth sunrises and sunsets at that moment reflected from the surface of the moon says sarah noble a program scientist at nasa headquarters the january 31st superman will also be the second full moon of the month some people call the second former in a month a blue moon that makes it a super blue moon blue moons happen every two and a half years on average with a totally clips it will be a royal spectacle indeed a super blue blood moon sometimes the celestial rhythm sink up gest right to wow us he'd your calendar reminders on the three dates mark step out into the moon sent or moon rise and look up for a trilogy of sky watching treats to learn more about the many wonders of to moonnasagov for more of the many sky watching events to be found rally visit sciencenasagov.