Tag: NASA

Astronomers Plead for Space Telescope’s Life

NASA officials and leading astronomers say the James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, should still fly despite mounting criticism, cost increases, and disagreements within the astronomy community.

Help NASA Build Smartphone Apps

NASA wants you and your smartphone to help it address global problems. On Sept. 20, the agency announced the International Space Apps Competition asking scientists, engineers, and ordinary citizens to develop apps that use publicly released scientific data to study things like weather-related hazards and other pressing issues.