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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:52 PM

NASA Details 2013 Plans

Source: Information Week

Despite a budget crunch and an uncertain political environment, NASA is pushing ahead with numerous launches and plans for ongoing missions in 2013, the space agency said in a series of announcements over the last few weeks.

In the next year, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will continue its drive toward a mound known as Mount Sharp, and the space agency will send expeditions to the International Space Station, update its space communications network, gather information about the lunar surface, and work on a mission to the Martian atmosphere, among other efforts.

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As for launches, NASA will begin the new year with a test flight of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, followed shortly thereafter by the launch of part of a series of next-generation communication satellites. Another Antares test is scheduled in April.

NASA's launches will continue throughout the year. In February, the agency will launch a new satellite for the long-running Landsat program, which provides imagery for wide-ranging uses. Manned and unmanned missions to the International Space Station are scheduled several times throughout the year.

Read more: http://www.informationweek.com/government/information-management/nasa-details-2013-plans/240145374

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:26 PM

1. "Also, we are finally going to Spill the Beans and tell the truth about UFOs and ETs." - NaSA

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:32 PM

2. (puts the tinfiol hat on)...

haha you think CIA told NASA about that...



But really, good on NASA for showing us what CAN be achieved for so little a "budget". My hats of to them, and keep up the good work.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:36 PM

3. One of the few

and fast eroding fronts where this once great nation still has an edge. Of course, even NASA has gone on a diet so we can field a world-dominating military presence.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:13 PM

4. GO, NASA! NASA warp drive research and testing...

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp
http://techland.time.com/2012/09/19/nasa-actually-working-on-faster-than-light-warp-drive/

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How NASA might build its very first warp drive

A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks and all without violating Einstein's law of relativity. (MORE)

http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

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Status of "Warp Drive"
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/warpstat_prt.htm

Warp Drive, When?
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/ideachev.html

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We might see it in our lifetimes, friends! NASA is SERIOUSLY saying that warp drive is possible, has seen the new math and is proceeding with testing it out.

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