Uber in Deal With NASA to Build Flying Taxi Air Control Software

Uber is taking part in a joint industry and government push with NASA to develop software which the company aims to use to manage “flying taxi” routes that could work like ride-hailing services it has popularised on the ground. Uber said on Wednesday it was the first formal services contract by the U.S. National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) covering […]

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Nasa Recovers Planet-Hunting Kepler Probe From Emergency Mode

In a good news for astronomers, Nasa engineers have successfully recovered the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft from emergency mode (EM). The spacecraft is now in a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth, enabling telemetry and historical event data to be downloaded to the ground. The spacecraft is operating in its lowest fuel-burn mode, […]

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Nasa Papers Reveal Details of Pluto’s Moons

Nasa scientists associated with interplanetary space probe New Horizons have revealed the former “astronomer’s planet” and its “intriguing system of small moons” in a comprehensive set of papers describing results from last summer’s Pluto system flyby. “These five detailed papers completely transform our view of Pluto – revealing the former ‘astronomer’s planet’ to be a […]

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