Our Cassini spacecraft watched as Saturn’s moon Dione crossed the face of the giant planet. Transits like this play an important role in astronomy and can be used to study the orbits of planets and their atmospheres. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1KzopVJ#NASABeyond
Our Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet -- of a G2-type star, like our sun. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1fp668W#NASABeyond
The two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from our Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 14,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) above Ceres’ north pole. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1G0x1hk
That's one small bite for a man, one giant leaf for mankind: Astronauts sampled the fruits of their labor after harvesting a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce from the Veggie plant growth system on the International Space Station. Learn how space farming yields a crop of benefits for us on Earth and helps on our #JourneyToMars: http://go.nasa.gov/1Ek8svQ
Making things that don't crash... by crashing them.
Nathaniel Johnson lives in Michigan, splitting his time between engineering, playing/modding video games and relaxing with his wife and pets.
Started a blog on multicopters. Developed Magna Electronic's Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system to prevent car and pedestrian crashes. Created the "Airship to Other Planets" and other mods for Kerbal Space Program. Wrote the novel Titan Chronicles: The Bloodletters.
Algorithms, Robotics, Guidance Navigation & Control
Lead Research Control Systems Engineer, 2011 - present
Making cars that don't crash. Now working on self-driving cars.