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Showing posts with label NASA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NASA. Show all posts

Friday, July 19, 2019

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Article Excerpt: "... “We had a rocket, the Saturn 5. We have the [number one] rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit. That’s a great disappointment to me..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

NASA to open moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions


NASA to open moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions


Article Excerpt: "... NASA is about to open some of the pristine samples and let geologists take a crack at them with 21st-century technology. What better way to mark this summer’s 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on the moon..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Thursday, May 30, 2019

NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference


NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference


Article Excerpt: "... NASA will announce the next major step in the Artemis program’s lunar surface exploration plans during a NASA Science Live broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, May 31. The announcement will air on NASA Television and the agency's website. Paving the way to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon, and ultimately Mars, NASA will announce the selection of the first commercial Moon landing service providers..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Friday, May 24, 2019

NASA selects Maxar to build first lunar Gateway element


NASA selects Maxar to build first Gateway element


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE), for launch in late 2022. In a speech May 23 at the Florida Institute of Technology, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the agency picked Maxar to develop the spacecraft, which will provide electrical power for future elements of the Gateway ..."


Reference: spacenews.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

NASA names new moon landing mission 'Artemis' as Trump administration asks for $1.6 billion


NASA names new moon landing mission 'Artemis' as Trump administration asks for $1.6 billion


Article Excerpt: "... The request comes several weeks after Vice President Mike Pence, chairing a National Space Council meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, announced the new 2024 goal and an intent to pursue it “by any means necessary..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Thursday, May 2, 2019

NASA chief warns that people need to take the threat of a meteor crashing into Earth much more seriously


NASA chief warns that people need to take the threat of a meteor crashing into Earth much more seriously


Article Excerpt: "...He said that NASA's modeling had found that such events will take place "about once every 60 years." He added that on the same day of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion, another, larger asteroid came within 17,000 miles of Earth but narrowly missed..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


Article Excerpt: "... Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.com

Friday, April 19, 2019

Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish rocket engine Test Stand 4670 at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama


A new Delta 2, Blue Origin inks with NASA, a fiery Falcon Heavy


Article Excerpt: "... NASA and Blue Origin formalize engine test deal. Under a new Commercial Space Launch Act agreement signed with NASA, Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670 at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to support testing of its BE-3U and BE-4 rocket engines..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


Article Excerpt: "...Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA awarded Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Monday, April 8, 2019

The International Space Station (ISS) is crawling with nasty bacteria


The ISS is crawling with nasty bacteria


Article Excerpt: "... NASA scientists have found that the International Space Station (ISS), home to six astronauts, is infested with disease-inducing bacteria. Many of the organisms breeding on the craft's surfaces are known to form both bacterial and fungal biofilms that promote resistance to antibiotics..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

Thursday, April 4, 2019

NASA Test-Fires Megarocket Engine That May Take Astronauts to the Moon (Video)


NASA Test-Fires Megarocket Engine That May Take Astronauts to the Moon (Video)


Article Excerpt: "... The agency fired up its RS-25 engine at 3:35 p.m. EDT (2:25 p.m. local time CDT or 1935 GMT) today (Thursday) at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center, near the Mississippi-Louisiana border. The test is part of a larger effort..."


Reference: www.space.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NASA: India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits


India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits, claims NASA


Article Excerpt: "... India’s recent demonstration of its orbital defense capabilities scattered more than 400 pieces into various orbits, endangering the International Space Station and other emplacements, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. He called the test a “terrible, terrible thing..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The worst rocket crashes in history


The worst rocket crashes in history


Article Excerpt: "... NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger was on its 10th flight when it exploded 73 seconds into its flight. More than 17 percent of Americans, many of them schoolchildren, saw the explosion live because of Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. The disaster was the result of failing O-rings that were not designed for the cold conditions present on that particular day..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Friday, March 8, 2019

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


Article Excerpt: "... After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the US state of Florida..."


Reference: phys.org

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has astutely decided to farm out the space-taxi job to private companies so they can get back to real exploration; hence we enter the Dragon. The Crew Dragon has developed a bit since NASA first announced they’d be buying spacecraft from SpaceX back in 2015 (along with Boeing and their Starliner spacecraft) and the final design that’s currently docked to the ISS is a very appealing little spaceship to ferry people on and off Earth..."


Reference: jalopnik.com

NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


Article Excerpt: "... director of NASA Marshall in September 2018, acknowledged issues in the development of SLS in general, whose first launch has slipped from 2017 to at least 2020 over the course of its development. “We are working hard to build SLS and, yes, we’re overcoming challenges,” she said..."


Reference: spacenews.com

Saturday, March 2, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

"...Although no humans are aboard this first Crew Dragon capsule, you could argue that there’s a mechanical crew member. SpaceX placed a spacesuit-wearing, sensor-laden mannequin in one of the Dragon’s seats, to gauge how rigorous the ride will be for actual astronauts later this year..."

Reference: www.geekwire.com

Thursday, February 7, 2019

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


Article Excerpt: "... NASA announced Wednesday the first unpiloted test flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship has slipped from later this month to March 2..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


Article Excerpt: "... Last year was its busiest ever with 21 launches. If all goes according to plan, 2019 should be the rocket's year to shine again thanks to two major launches..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Optimal viewing time for the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be...


'Super Blood Wolf Moon' eclipse is coming tonight


Article Excerpt: "...The moon will be completely inside the Earth's shadow by 10:41 p.m. CST, which leads to the moment of greatest eclipse, which will come at... The moon will appear to be orange or reddish at this point..."


Reference: www.al.com Optimal viewing time for the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be...