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Lockheed Martin 032115 OSIRIS RExz8j A1 Q1 Solar Panels


Today’s your chance to ask us, the OSIRIS-REx team, your #asteroid sample return mission
questions using #askNASA!

@OSIRISREx #asteroid BennuSampleReturn #askNASA Why does #MAVEN #OSIRISREx &
#JupiterExoliner have the same bus but different Solar Panels?

.@TierraUniversu #Maven is at Mars, which is further from the sun than OSIRIS-REx at
#Bennu, it needs larger solar panels for req’d power.

Lockheed Martin 032115 OSIRIS RExz8k A2 Q2 Lifespan


Time to #AskNASA! MT @OSIRISREx: learn about the #asteroid sample return mission! 4:30 p.m.
ET, March 20.

@LockheedMartin #asteroid #askNASA What are the Lifespan of @MAVEN2Mars @OSIRISREx & the
#JupiterExoliner and how far can they go?

.@TierraUniversu For OSIRIS-REx, our design lifetime is 7 years. We will travel over 6
billion km roundtrip.

Lockheed Martin 032115 OSIRIS RExz8l A3 Q2 Lifespan

@TierraUniversu @OSIRISREx: #MAVEN has enough fuel to orbit #Mars for another 9 years,
depending on use as a comm. relay vs. science orbit.

Lockheed Martin 032115 OSIRIS RExz8m A4 Q3 Orbit


LIVE NOW! All about @OSIRISREx asteroid sample return mission. #AskNASA for your questions!

@NASAGoddard #asteroid #askNASA What will be the accuracy of orbit characterization using
@OSIRISREx data in comparison to existing data?

.@TierraUniversu We will understand the orbit 100x better than we do currently.

Lockheed Martin 032115 OSIRIS RExz8n A5 Q4 Team

We are part of the team from the OSIRIS-REx mission, the first U.S. #asteroid sample return
mission! #askNASA

@OSIRISREx #askNASA How many are you all working on the #asteroid Bennu Sample Return

.@TierraUniversu Approx. 450 people are working on this mission around the world.

Lockheed Martin 032115 OSIRIS RExz8o Q5 3Years


Our spacecraft launches next September on a seven year mission to bring back a sample of
asteroid #Bennu. #askNASA

@OSIRISREx #asteroid #skNASA What would have been needed to speed up Mission to as low as 3
to 4 years?

Lockheed Martin 032115 OSIRIS RExz8p Q6 Accomplishments


We’re now less than 18 months away from launch and this month, we start assembling our
spacecraft! #askNASA

@OSIRISREx #asteroid #askNASA What is the current percentage of accomplishment for all
components and Instruments? Ahead or with Slippage?



IAMA 032115 JJ JW LTa A1 Q1 Secure

[–]Universu 3 points an hour ago
How would you make the Internet more Secure Free and Safe?

[–]jimmywales1JIMMY WALES[F] 2 points an hour ago
I’d like to see much more widespread use of encryption. I would like to have a web browser that doesn’t
even support ‘http’ as a protocol, using only ‘https’. A few years ago that was thought to be
impractical because of the cost of encryption. That cost has fallen dramatically, though, so I think
now it’s possible to get there.
And it is the direction we are headed, I believe, as more and more people understand that it’s silly to
go around spewing data when we don’t have to.

IAMA 032115 JJ JW LTb A2 Q2 Books

[–]Universu 2 points 54 minutes ago
What are your favorite books?

[–]lilatretikovEXECUTIVE DIR., WIKIMEDIA[F] 4 points 29 minutes ago
there are hundreds, but here are that come to mind this second
%C3%B6del,_Escher,_Bach anything by russian/soviet

Join @JameelJaffer of @ACLU, @Jimmy_Wales of @Wikipedia and @lilatretikov of @Wikimedia for their AMA
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IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBc Liz MacDonald A1 Q1 Climate
[–]Universu 2 points 10 hours ago
Are there changes in the appearance of Auroras in relation to climate change?

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 9 hours ago
Interesting question. The aurora occurs very high up in the atmosphere, basically on the edge of space.
Weather and climate effects tend to occur much lower. So there’s nothing I can think of that would
affect the look of auroras.

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 8 hours ago
Weather occurs less than 10 miles up, and aurora more than 60 miles up!

IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBd Liz MacDonald A2 Q2 MAVEN
[–]Universu 2 points 8 hours ago
As reported today MAVEN saw a Martian Aurora, how are Earth’s Auroras different or similar to other
planet’s auroras?

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 8 hours ago
Great question. Several other planets have magnetic fields and atmospheres, thus they have aurora. One
of the members of the Aurorasaurus Scientist Network (a great group of volunteers) wrote a blog post
about this a few months ago. Check it out:

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 8 hours ago
Scientists can compare the aurora seen on other planets to try to learn more about Earth and vice
versa. This helps to test our understanding of the plasma physics at work all around our magnetosphere.
Aurora on Earth has characteristic colors and occurs over a specific range of height due to the density
and species with our upper atmosphere. The magnetic field strength and orientation with respect to the
spin plane also varies significantly at other planets.

Join us for our Reddit AMA today! We answer Q’s 1-3pm EDT! Ask us abt #aurora, recent geomagnetic
storm, or anything!

#aurora & #spaceweather @reddit_AMA w/@TweetAurora & @spaceliz 1-3pmET #MagRecon #AuroraSaurus



[–]Universu 2 points 3 days ago
Is there possibility of making a backup or a copy of the human memory?

[–]Prof_Tom_AlbrightProfessor and Director|Vision Center Lab| Salk Institute[F,S] 8 points 3 days ago
Yes. This is called a memoir. Write it down.


IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBz3h AsapScience

[–]Universu 10 points 8 hours ago
What are your favorite books?

[–]asapscience[F,S] 13 points 8 hours ago
Mitch – 1984. Harry Potter was also a massive guilty pleasure I only started reading as an adult. Got
through them all in a few months, which was easily the most I’ve ever read in my life! Greg – A Fine
Balance Jess – Too many to choose from! However, she does run our AsapSCIENCE Book Club if you’re
interested in joining!

[–]noitingocatem 3 points 7 hours ago
Greg- A Fine Balance
Are you talking about the one by Rohinton Mistry? If so, that book is soo good. Gosh I might’ve cried
after finishing it.

[–]asapscience[F,S] 5 points 7 hours ago
That’s the one! -Greg

[–]noitingocatem 1 point 7 hours ago
I read it for a creative project last year (I got to pick my own book to read) and for the project I
made a house of cards because of the constant theme that society wants peace and constantly wants to be
organized, but only because the higher ups don’t want to deal with the poorer masses, and that its hard
to move up in a society designed to make the rich richer and not help the poor.

Hey friends! Join us for our reddit AMA live right now!

Could We Actually Live On Mars?

The @AsapSCIENCE guys – @Whalewatchmeplz + @mitchellmoffit are here in the studio:

IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBp Danny Jacobs A1 Q1 Books
[–]Universu 2 points 9 hours ago
What are your favorite books?

[–]DarrenDannyDANNY JACOBS AND DARREN GRODSKY[F,S] 3 points 9 hours ago
DANNY: My favorite book of all time is THE GREAT GATSBY. Every word in that is exquisitely chosen. The
plot leaves something to be desired, I think, but the language… I always get turned on by wonderful
use of language. That’s why I’m such a big Paul Simon and Bob Dylan fan.
DARREN: My favorite books of late all seem to be historical non-fiction, for some reason. Books like
David McCullough’s JOHN ADAMS, and I’m just now getting into the Robert Caro Lyndon Johnson books…

[–]Adam_BrodyADAM BRODY[F] 2 points 9 hours ago
Slaughterhouse 5 is an old favorite.

Join us -our @GrowingUpAOL ama is live!

Growing Up and Other Lies Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Adam Brody, Wyatt Cenac Movie HD


IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBz2r Eva Chen A1 Q1 Book
[–]Universu 2 points 9 hours ago
What is your favorite book?

[–]evachen212[F,S] 3 points 9 hours ago
Too many to name but the Age of Innocence is so poetic and has stuck to me years after reading it in
school… and Hunger Games and Harry Potter 🙂

My @reddit_AMA session is now LIVE! Ask me anything at

IAMA 031215 TB TTa A1 Q1 Book

–]Universu 2 points 41 minutes ago
What is you favorite book?

[–]ToryBruno[F,S] 6 points 27 minutes ago
Once and Future King

.@torybruno is ready to roll for his @reddit_AMA! He’ll start answering questions at 7PM EST. Join us!

Thx to all who joined! MT @torybruno: Finished my 1st AMA.Great questions. Would have loved to stay
longer, but I’m heading over to the pad

Looking forward to my @reddit_AMA at 7pm EDT

apparently my AMA is so popular, it crashed Reddit 😉 I’ll be here when it comes back up

Back on reddit

Finished my first AMA. Great questions. Would have loved to stay longer, but I’m heading over to the

I am Tory Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance. AMA!

IAMA 031215 TB TTk TT A1 Q1 Book

[–]Universu 7 points 7 hours ago
What is your favorite book?

[–]TiffaniThiessen[F,S] 16 points 7 hours ago
Well, it’s funny, I’m not a traditional book person. My husband reads a ton of books. So we have a
plethora of books. But the books that I read are cookbooks, or books that I’m reading out loud to my

IAMA 031215 TB TTl TT A2 Q2 Chef

[–]Universu 4 points 7 hours ago
Iron Chef, Master Chef, Top Chef and who’s your favorite chef?

[–]TiffaniThiessen[F,S] 8 points 6 hours ago
That’s hard. I would probably have to say, it’s a toss between – that’s so hard, I watch all 3 of ’em!
I watch more TOP CHEF and MASTER CHEF. So it’s probably a toss-up between those 2.

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Join @TiffaniThiessen for her AMA live now:

NASA 030915 1stWomanMoonMarsE

#HappyInternationalWomensDay @AstroKarenN, @Astro_Nicole, @Astro_Cady, @Astro_Suni and all our women

@NASA_Astronauts @AstroKarenN @Astro_Nicole @Astro_Cady @Astro_Suni We want to see the
#FirstWomanOnTheMoonAndMars in the nearest future:)


NASA 030615 Dawn at Ceresk

@NASA_Dawn @NASA @NASAJPL Congratulations! More Success & Discoveries Ahead:) #DawnAtCeres

Went into orbit at #Ceres at 4:39 a.m. PST today. Read all about it: Recent

.@NASA_Dawn is in orbit at #Ceres—1st spacecraft arrival at a dwarf planet

Confirmed: I am in orbit around #Ceres

This morning, our @NASA_Dawn mission arrives at the dwarf planet #Ceres:


IAMA 030615 MPa A1 Q1 R1 Live

[–]Universu 1 point an hour ago
What advise can you give to people to live despite all of the unfavorable odds?

[–]GhostBoyMartin[F,S] 2 points an hour ago
What advise can you give to people to live despite all of the unfavorable odds?
Life can be really tough and I have enormous compassion for people who have to struggle and fight
against the odds. I would say that there is always hope no matter how faint and distant it may seem. I
also don’t think there is anything wrong with feeling hopeless the key is not to get stuck in that
feeling – one way or another, nothing lasts forever. Enjoy life as much as possible. You can learn to
appreciate the small simple, yet most important things in life: being together with the people you
love, the feel of warm sunshine on your skin, the taste of food you love, the sound of music. Most
people nowadays are caught up with always looking forward, never being in the moment and I think that
illness and adversity are hard experiences which can also teach you about the beauty of life – the
beauty of the moment. Those of us who get to learn this are lucky in many ways.

[–]Universu 1 point an hour ago
“Living the Moment”. A Very Inspiring Message:) Thanks!

IAMA 030615 MPb A2Q2 Family

[–]Universu 1 point an hour ago
How is family life and raising children?

[–]GhostBoyMartin[F,S] 2 points 59 minutes ago
Family life is wonderful, I am so blessed to have and share my life with the amazing person who is my
wife. We as yet don’t have any children, but are hoping we will have a family one day.

IAMA 030615 MPc A3Q3 Book

[–]Universu 1 point 53 minutes ago
What is book is you favorite and inspired you writing the the Ghost Boys?

[–]GhostBoyMartin[F,S] 2 points 50 minutes ago
I don’t really have a favorite book. I wrote Ghost Boy because I really wanted to tell my story, partly
for me, but mostly my hope was that sharing my story and experiences would help and make a difference
to others.

IAMA 030615 MPd A4Q4 Movie

[–]Universu 1 point 29 minutes ago
Will there be a Ghost Boy movie and who would you like to act as Martin?

[–]GhostBoyMartin[F,S] 2 points 19 minutes ago
I truly hope that there will be a Ghost Boy movie, that would be incredible! I’m not sure who I would
like to play me. My wife and I have actually had a fun time talking about this. At the moment Joanna
says either Captain America – Chris Evans, or Bradley Cooper, or even Eddie Redmayne. But the favourite
is still Matt Damon – I would be okay with Matt Damon.

My Reddit AMA is happening now!

IAMA 030315 PKb Knoefler A1 Q1 Options
IAMA 030315 PKb Knoefler A1 Q1 Options

[–]Universu 1 point 2 hours ago
What other techniques are an alternative to 3-person IVF/mitochondrial transfer?

[–]Prof_Paul_KnoepflerProf. of Cell Biology|UC-Davis|Stem Cell Biology[F,S] 2 points an hour ago
I’m glad you asked about alternatives. That’s an important element here. The main alternative is
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. Via this technology, many times (but not always), parents can
screen embryos early on and select those that are most likely not to have mitochondrial disease. This
technology itself isn’t perfect, but it is a viable option for many. Another option is adoption or
using a donor egg (the resulting offspring would only be genetically related to the dad), but
understandably, some folks want to have their own “biological” children. Another option is waiting 5
-10 more years for the needed animal studies to teach us more that we need to learn before using this
in humans.

IAMA 030315 PKc Knoefler A2 Q2 Insti
[–]Universu 1 point an hour ago
Presently, how many institutions are able to provide or conduct this procedure?

[–]Prof_Paul_KnoepflerProf. of Cell Biology|UC-Davis|Stem Cell Biology[F,S] 2 points 54 minutes ago
I think only one or a few in the UK will be permitted any time soon.

3-person IVF mitochondrial transfer Reddit AMA -might be the most diverse, respectful dialogue on
this issue ever
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SpaceX 030215 EutelsatLaunchz5u


IAMA 022815 NNg A2 Q2 Space Internet

[–]Universu 1 point an hour ago
How will NetNeutrality affect the future of OneWeb and the SpaceXGoogle space internet?

[–]PublicKnowledgeDC[F,S] 4 points an hour ago
to the extent that either will qualify as US broadband access service providers (and I’m not sure
either one would), they would be prevented from discriminating just like any other ISP. However, this
is where that “reasonable network management” stuff becomes important. It could be that these
services could impose restrictions on users that other ISPs could not, if those restrictions were
really tied to technological limitations of their network.

IAMA 022815 NNh A1 A4 Q1 Brightline

[–]Universu 2 points an hour ago
It is good news to have the “Bright Line Rules” but how do we get protected further from the “dark

[–]PublicKnowledgeDC[F,S] 4 points an hour ago
Neutrogena? -Chris/PK

[–]PublicKnowledgeDC[F,S] 4 points 45 minutes ago
You must resist the “dark lines” – PK/Brynne

IAMA 022815 NNi A3 Q3 Other Countries

[–]Universu 1 point 45 minutes ago
How is the status of Net Neutrality in other countries?

[–]PublicKnowledgeDC[F,S] 4 points 39 minutes ago
It varies greatly country by country. In hearings and discussions, the EU was often used as the
example however the set up there is not perfect. Further, within the EU there are differences and
some work better then others. PK/Brynne

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This AMA is on fire! Join in and ask your questions now!
#NetNeutrality #reddit #OpenInternet