National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) http://www.kunc.org en Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort http://www.kunc.org/post/research-flights-over-front-range-part-bigger-air-quality-effort <p>When Front Range residents look to the skies for the next few weeks, they may see something unusual – a NASA P-3 airplane buzzing just a thousand feet above.</p><p>The plane is one of three research aircraft plying the skies, as scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research work to learn more about air pollution in Colorado.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:58:11 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58856 at http://www.kunc.org Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort Book News: NASA Has Free E-Book On Decoding Extraterrestrial Messages http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-nasa-has-free-e-book-decoding-extraterrestrial-messages <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>NASA has put out a free, fascinating <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/archaeology_anthropology_and_interstellar_communication.html#.U35GjV5vnRo">e-book exploring the possibility of human/extraterrestrial communication</a>. The 300-page book, which has chapters written by more than a dozen different scholars, looks to archaeology and anthropology for clues to decoding extraterrestrial messages, should they ever arrive. In his introduction to the volume, editor Douglas A. Fri, 23 May 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 56890 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: NASA Has Free E-Book On Decoding Extraterrestrial Messages What's A 'Camelopardalis' And Where Can I See It? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-camelopardalis-and-where-can-i-see-it <p>Look up Colorado, and you may witness the birth of a new meteor shower late Friday night. That’s when the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet named Linear.</p><p>The shower’s name <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/watchtheskies/how-to-say-camelopardalids.html" target="_blank">is a tongue twister</a>: Camelopardalids. It’s named after the giraffe constellation.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 56867 at http://www.kunc.org What's A 'Camelopardalis' And Where Can I See It? Ethicists Tell NASA How To Weigh Hazards Of Space Travel http://www.kunc.org/post/ethicists-tell-nasa-how-weigh-hazards-space-travel NASA is hoping to soon venture out farther into space than ever before. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 55114 at http://www.kunc.org Ethicists Tell NASA How To Weigh Hazards Of Space Travel Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend http://www.kunc.org/post/space-thief-or-hero-one-mans-quest-reawaken-old-friend More than 30 years ago, Robert Farquhar stole a spacecraft.<p>Now he's trying to give it back.<p>The green satellite, covered with solar panels, is hurtling back toward the general vicinity of Earth, after nearly three decades of traveling in a large, looping orbit around the sun.<p>If Farquhar, a former mission design specialist for NASA, gets his way, the agency will command the spacecraft to fire its thrusters, veer close to the moon, and slip back into the spot where it was intended to be when it was launched in 1978 — and where it was when Farquhar and his accomplices "borrowed" it.<p>Bac Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:10:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 54742 at http://www.kunc.org Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend