Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Taking to the Air and Sea to Study Ocean Eddies

Using scientific instruments aboard a self-propelled ocean glider and several airplanes, this first deployment of the Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) mission will deploy its suite of water- and air-borne...

September 7, 2021
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Monday, August 30, 2021

Tropical Storm Ida Passes Over The Southern U.S.

(NASA) Captured in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 30, Tropical Storm Ida is seen moving inland over portions of southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama. A NOAA...

August 30, 2021
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Sunday, July 21, 2019
apollo 11 bootprint

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for the Merchant Marine

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano – As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of mankind’s first steps upon the lunar surface, many have focused their attention to the heavens, but a key...

July 21, 2019
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Maritime News

Researchers Map Seven Years of Arctic Shipping

The Arctic’s declining sea ice has meant more opportunities for the shipping industry to expand its use of the region that in decades past was unnavigable for the vast majority...

April 12, 2018
Total Views: 46

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This...

February 13, 2018
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Maritime News

NASA Satellite Shows ‘Ship Tracks’ Over Atlantic, Pacific Oceans

The above satellite image was captured on by a NASA satellite on January 16, 2018 and shows criss-crossing cloud bands caused by ships in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off Spain and Portugal. Although...

February 8, 2018
Total Views: 90

Monday, January 23, 2017

Photos: NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Sends First Images Back to Earth

NOAA’s next-generation weather satellite has sent its first images of Earth, well, back to Earth. NOAA released the photos on Monday. The agency said the GOES-16 satellite, the first spacecraft...

January 23, 2017
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Maritime News

Amazing Space Photos from America’s Favorite Astronaut (and Maritime Academy Grad)

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to earth later today after spending an epic year in space aboard the International Space Station. Now you may not know this but Scott Kelly...

March 1, 2016
Total Views: 50

Friday, October 23, 2015
Maritime News

Watch: NASA Satellite Captures Record-Breaking Hurricane Form Over Eastern Pacific

  At 8 a.m. EDT on October 23, 2015, the National Hurricane Center reported Patricia became the strongest eastern north pacific hurricane on record with sustained winds near 200 mph,...

October 23, 2015
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NASA Satellites Capture Three Hurricanes Marching Across Pacific

NASA satellites this week captured images of three simultaneous hurricanes over the Pacific Over near Hawaii, the first time in recorded history that three Category 4 storms march across the...

September 1, 2015
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ship Photo of the Day – Ships in Suez Canal Seen from Space

Today’s ship photo comes to us from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly who snapped this photo of ships in line through the Suez Canal from the International Space Station. Kelly is currently...

August 13, 2015
Total Views: 45

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Maritime News

NASA Tests New Oil Spill Detection Equipment During Live Drill Off Norway

  Scientists from NASA joined in on Norway’s annual oil spill cleanup exercise in the North Sea this year to test out some new oil detection equipment that could significantly...

June 18, 2015
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Monday, May 4, 2015
NASA Booster Recovery Ship
Engineering News

Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star

Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship, it’s generally not the seagoing type that pops...

May 4, 2015
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Maritime News

NASA’s Orion Crew Module Recovery [PHOTOS]

Following last Friday’s historic first test flight of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft, U.S. Navy sailors were on-hand to recover the Orion Crew Module after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean....

December 9, 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maritime News

Video: How The International Space Station Helped Rescue a Mariner In Distress

Since 2010, the International Space Station has been equipped with a space-based Vessel ID System receiver that allows it to track ships at sea by way of a ship's Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal.

August 28, 2014
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Scientists Tracking One of World’s Largest Known Icebergs

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) – Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan – one of the largest now in existence – that...

April 23, 2014
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Statoil and NASA Form Research Partnership

A new partnership between Norwegian oil major Statoil and NASA is looking to explore how space technologies and knowledge can be applied to oil and gas exploration and production as the industry increasingly moves into new frontiers.

November 22, 2013
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ship Photos Of The Day – Recovery Test of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

The U.S. Navy on Thursday took part in the first recovery test of the NASA Orion spacecraft at Naval Station Norfolk as part of a partnership to develop procedures to recover the Orion capsule and crew after splashdown.

August 15, 2013
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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Even Astronauts in Space Read gCaptain

It’s simply amazing what website analytics will tell you these days… Update: …someone here needs to check their calendar.      

March 31, 2013
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ship Photos of The Day – Fishing for the SpaceX Dragon

On Tuesday, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule detached from the International Space Station at 3:56am PT and splashed down safely almost 6 hours later about 200 miles off the coast of southern...

March 26, 2013
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