Are you an early bird? Do you live on the East Coast? If so, you may be in for a special treat tomorrow, Nov 15. On Thursday at 4:49 a.m. EST, NASA will deploy an Antares rocket from its Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) situated at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) on Wallops Island, along Virginia’s
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 (likely F9 v1.2) has been officially certified by NASA to launch the space agency’s most valuable and vital scientific spacecraft. This could allow SpaceX to routinely compete for missions comparable to Hubble Space Telescope, the Curiosity Mars rover (Mars Science Laboratory), Cassini (a Saturn orbiter), and James Webb Space Telescope, among various
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Astronauts have continually lived aboard the International Space Station since 2000, arriving and departing in crews of two to seven at a time. And now a US spaceship stocked with supplies for the International Space Station is set to launch Thursday, November 15, which will be the first such trip since a Soyuz rocket carrying
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New York-based architecture firm Clouds Architecture Office has designed a concept for the Avatar X space exploration campus in Japan. The idea sees a robotics research centre suspended over a human-made crater. The firm designed the space technology research campus for Avatar X in an old mining site in Oita prefecture, Kyushu, because it’s already
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In his new book, How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future, space and astronomy author Colin Stuart gives practical advice to everyone from space aficionados to those considering space tourism.
This past Friday, the Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization (CSU) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences unveiled a smart solution for ensuring that all space equipment parts are functional and in proper working order. When selecting space equipment parts the process involves reliability verification, data collection, transmission, and comparison. The CSU’s new smart
The space sector has eyes on Ottawa this week, looking to see whether Canada will sign on to become part of a historic NASA project that will build a new space station 1,000 times farther than today’s International Space Station. It would function as a base to explore lunar minerals and as a stopover point
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Buzz Aldrin took the first selfie in space while standing on his seat and hanging out of an open hatch while he was on the Gemini XII mission. NASA explained this “stand up” EVA (the first of three during the mission) was performed with the hatch off while Aldrin stood on his seat, his upper
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Raging wildfires continue in California – including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, which has now become one of the deadliest in the state’s history. NASA satellites are watching these fires – and the damage they’re causing – from space. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California is
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There's a lot of information there that it is waiting to be harvested in terms of the nature of life from the asteroids.