Showing posts with category "space tech"

Archeology in space? Researchers to conduct a survey of the International Space Station (ISS)

Archeology in space — While most archeologists study ancient artifacts buried deep underground, a pair of researchers have their sights set on a different kind of archeological site — one that’s in orbit 408 kilometres above the Earth.  Archeologists from the U.S. and Australia have launched what they’re calling the first-ever large-scale space archeology project, […]

January 20, 2022
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NASA will chase down the smallest asteroid ever visited by a spacecraft

NASA will chase down the smallest asteroid ever visited by a spacecraft — Most of the excitement around NASA’s uncrewed Artemis I mission is about testing out the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft as a precursor to sending people back to the moon. But Artemis I will also launch a nifty side mission, the Near-Earth […]

January 20, 2022
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Luna-25 lunar mission to be Russia’s major 2022 scientific event

Luna-25 lunar mission — The launch of the Luna-25 probe and its planned landing on the Moon’s southern pole will be Russia’s key 2022 scientific event, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev told TASS on Monday. “The launch of the Luna-25 probe is the main Russian scientific event of 2022 and our […]

January 10, 2022
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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Ready for Sunshield Deployment and Cooldown

NASA — With Webb’s first major structural deployments completed and the observatory’s Deployable Tower Assembly extended, we are taking a step back to learn more about Webb’s sunshield. Observatory Project Scientist Michael McElwain, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, provided these thoughts: “The Webb telescope and science instruments are ready to enter the shade, never […]

December 30, 2021
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Chinese astronaut pair complete six-hour spacewalk

Chinese astronaut pair complete six-hour spacewalk — Two Shenzhou-13 astronauts embarked on a six-hour extravehicular activity Sunday to install equipment outside China’s Tianhe space station module. Astronaut Ye Guangfu, wearing a Fetian EVA suit with yellow markings, opened the Tianhe airlock hatch at 5:44 a.m. Eastern Dec. 26 before exiting the space station module, according […]

December 26, 2021
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The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Space Telescope Launched

The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope rocketed away Saturday on a high-stakes quest to behold light from the first stars and galaxies and scour the universe for hints of life. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope soared from French Guiana on South America’s northeastern coast, riding a European Ariane rocket into the Christmas morning […]

December 26, 2021
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SpaceX Wins More NASA Flights as Boeing Starliner Stumbles

SpaceX Wins More NASA Flights — NASA will award SpaceX three additional Crew Dragon flights to the International Space Station to keep its crew rotations intact as the agency continues to work with Boeing Co. to address glitches keeping that company’s Starliner vehicle from ferrying astronauts. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration awarded Boeing and […]

December 3, 2021
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China set to beat NASA to Mars by 20 years in the SPACE RACE to Mars

THE SPACE RACE to Mars is on and China may be poised to reach the Red Planet nearly 20 years ahead of NASA, as experts warn the US space agency’s targets are looking increasingly unlikely. Since the dawn of the space age more than 60 years ago, scientists have been brewing up plans to send […]

November 21, 2021
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NASA won’t be sending astronauts to the moon till at least 2025

Sending astronauts to the moon — NASA on Tuesday delayed putting astronauts back on the moon until 2025 at the earliest, missing the deadline set by the Trump administration. The space agency had been aiming for 2024 for the first moon landing by astronauts in a half-century. In announcing the delay, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson […]

November 15, 2021
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The first disabled crew to fly in zero-gravity -‘It was magical’

The first disabled crew to fly in zero-gravity — While millions of people might dream about space travel, with the exacting requirements often expected of astronauts some disabled people might have counted themselves out…until now. Mission: AstroAccess – a crew of disabled scientists, students and artists based in America – has just launched to make […]

November 9, 2021
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Judge rules against Blue Origin in a Standoff with SpaceX, NASA

Judge rules against Blue Origin — A federal judge delivered a major blow to Jeff Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin, on Thursday by ruling in favor of NASA in a dispute over who will build the lander intended to take humans back to the moon. Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the two wealthiest people on […]

November 5, 2021
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The Googler who came to monetize space

Googler – Following its billion-dollar valuation earlier this year, Axiom Space, builder of the next International Space Station, recruited Google’s Tejpaul Bhatia to become its first chief revenue officer, responsible for the growth and monetization of the space ecosystem. Introduced to Axiom in 2017 while serving as an executive in residence at Citi Ventures, Bhatia […]

November 2, 2021
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