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Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test

Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test

The test is designed to prove that astronauts can abort a mission safely in an emergency situation.

CNBC - 12 hours ago

Watch live: SpaceX Crew Dragon abort test to test spaceship safety

Watch live: SpaceX Crew Dragon abort test to test spaceship safety

Elon Musk's SpaceX is going to make one of its own rocket boosters explode to prove that its Crew Dragon spaceship is ready to send people to space.

Business Insider - a day ago

SpaceX Will Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket to Prove It's Safe for People

SpaceX Will Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket to Prove It's Safe for People

On Saturday, Elon Musk's space company will attempt its last big test before it can begin launching humans from US soil.

Wired - 2 days ago

Violent solar storms are happening closer to Earth than anyone thought was possible

Violent solar storms are happening closer to Earth than anyone thought was possible

The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side

space.com - 2 days ago

What will NASA's Mars 2020 rover be called? There's 155 names on the shortlist.

What will NASA's Mars 2020 rover be called? There's 155 names on the shortlist.

The semifinalists run the gamut, from Excelsior to Dusty.

space.com - 2 days ago

A SpaceX Falcon 9 Will Blow Up Very Soon, And That's OK

A SpaceX Falcon 9 Will Blow Up Very Soon, And That's OK

They say you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and there are few fields where this idiom is better exemplified than rocketry. It’s a forgone conclusion that when you d…

hackaday.com - 2 days ago

Elon Musk keeps traveling to Texas to work on SpaceX's new Starship rocket. A local thinks the CEO now uses a historic home as a crash pad — take a look inside.

Elon Musk keeps traveling to Texas to work on SpaceX's new Starship rocket. A local thinks the CEO now uses a historic home as a crash pad — take a look inside.

The SpaceX founder is pushing workers to develop a revolutionary rocket launch system at a breakneck pace in a hamlet called Boca Chica, Texas.

Business Insider - 2 days ago

Weather excellent for critical SpaceX Crew Dragon launch and in-flight abort

Weather excellent for critical SpaceX Crew Dragon launch and in-flight abort

Weather forecast looks good for upcoming SpaceX Crew Dragon in-flight abort test, slated to launch from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A on a Falcon 9.

floridatoday.com - 2 days ago

Mighty Mice In Space May Help Disabled People On Earth : ShotsHealth News

Mighty Mice In Space May Help Disabled People On Earth : ShotsHealth News

Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.

npr.org - 2 days ago

Mars probe captures ice caps on planet's north pole

Mars probe captures ice caps on planet's north pole

A beautiful image of Mars’ north pole captured by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe has been published by the organization. The snap shows an icy cap sitting on the red pla…

nypost.com - 2 days ago

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.

BBC News - 3 days ago

NASA’s Juno captures stunning Jupiter image showing ‘white oval’ storm

NASA’s Juno captures stunning Jupiter image showing ‘white oval’ storm

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a gorgeous image of Jupiter's dynamic surface.

Fox News - 3 days ago

Scientists detect ‘unknown or unanticipated’ burst of gravitational waves in space

Scientists detect ‘unknown or unanticipated’ burst of gravitational waves in space

Such bursts described as 'the gravitational waves that go bump in the night'

Independent - 3 days ago

NASA Contest to Name Mars Rover Narrows to 155 Student Entries

NASA Contest to Name Mars Rover Narrows to 155 Student Entries

Judges working for NASA have narrowed the list of possible names for the space agency’s new Mars rover to 155 student entries—different names that include everything from Dusty and Dreamer to Tenacity and Little Tinker. Whichever student wins the grand prize …

gizmodo.com - 3 days ago

SpaceX set for back-to-back weekend launches: Crew Dragon abort test, 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX set for back-to-back weekend launches: Crew Dragon abort test, 60 more Starlink satellites

Two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets are currently on track to launch back-to-back missions just a handful of days from now, potentially supporting Crew Dragon’s second flight test ever and yet another Starlink satellite launch a little over two days from now. Known a…

teslarati.com - 3 days ago

Phoenix 10-year-old girl could go down in space history

Phoenix 10-year-old girl could go down in space history

A Phoenix girl is one step closer to winning an out of this world contest. Ten-year-old Athena Nastasia heard about a contest to name the next Mars rover at school

azfamily.com - 3 days ago

SpaceX continues to blast satellites into orbit as the space community worries

SpaceX continues to blast satellites into orbit as the space community worries

Early in 2020, SpaceX became the operator of the world’s largest active satellite constellation, with 180 satellites orbiting the planet. The milestone is a mere starting point for Starlink, as SpaceX wants the option to launch up to 42,000 satellites over th…

The Verge - 3 days ago

15 years on, Euroboffins finally work out what it took to send the Huygens Titan probe into such a spin

15 years on, Euroboffins finally work out what it took to send the Huygens Titan probe into such a spin

Negative torque didn't bring the plucky spacecraft down, thankfully

theregister.co.uk - 3 days ago

Tardigrades, the Toughest Creatures on Earth, Have an Achilles' Heel—Global Warming

Tardigrades, the Toughest Creatures on Earth, Have an Achilles' Heel—Global Warming

They have previously survived in the vacuum of space.

Newsweek - 3 days ago

AstroSat observations unveil properties of black hole binary MAXI J1820+070

AstroSat observations unveil properties of black hole binary MAXI J1820+070

Simultaneous spectral and temporal observations of the newly detected black hole X-ray binary (BHXB) MAXI J1820+070 using the AstroSat spacecraft, have delivered more insights into the properties of this source. Results of the study, presented in a paper publ…

phys.org - 4 days ago

Has Hubble Detected Rogue Clumps of Dark Matter?

Has Hubble Detected Rogue Clumps of Dark Matter?

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered evidence of small clumps of dark matter warping the light from distant quasars.

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

SpaceX's Crew Dragon set for final key test before astronaut launch

SpaceX's Crew Dragon set for final key test before astronaut launch

After months of anticipation, SpaceX's new crew-worthy spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, is finally prepped for its last major test before astronauts can begin using it for rides to the International Space Station.

CNN - 4 days ago

SpaceX Prepares to Sacrifice Falcon 9 in 'Dragon Fire' for Launch Abort Test

SpaceX Prepares to Sacrifice Falcon 9 in 'Dragon Fire' for Launch Abort Test

In many of SpaceX's launches, the company does all it can to recover the Falcon 9 first stage for reuse, but it's going to sacrifice the rocket this time, SpaceX CEO and consummate showman Elon Musk described it as being "destroyed in dragon fire."

extremetech.com - 4 days ago

Mars sample return is coming, so scientists urge preparing the public for it now

Mars sample return is coming, so scientists urge preparing the public for it now

Getting people used to the idea may take a while.

space.com - 5 days ago

Mars’ water is evaporating away even faster than we expected

Mars’ water is evaporating away even faster than we expected

Billions of years ago, Mars could have been like Earth with water on its surface. But over time, that water rose into Mars's thin atmosphere and evaporated into space. There are only small amounts of water vapor left in the atmosphere today, and a new study s…

digitaltrends.com - 5 days ago

Gravitational Waves Surge Through the Fabric of Space and Time After Neutron Stars Violently Collide

Gravitational Waves Surge Through the Fabric of Space and Time After Neutron Stars Violently Collide

On April 25, 2019, the LIGO Livingston Observatory picked up what appeared to be gravitational ripples from a collision of two neutron stars. LIGO Livingston is part of a gravitational-wave network that includes LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wa…

scitechdaily.com - 7 days ago

First Massive SLS Rocket Core Stage for NASA’s Artemis Completed and Loaded for Transport

First Massive SLS Rocket Core Stage for NASA’s Artemis Completed and Loaded for Transport

The first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for NASA’s Artemis program completed manufacturing work at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and was loaded onto the agency’s Pegasus barge on January 8, 2020, for delivery to NASA’s Stennis …

scitechdaily.com - 7 days ago

Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein.

Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein.

The collision might have produced hundreds of Earths' worth of gold and platinum. But some signs indicate the metals disappeared into a black hole.

Business Insider - 7 days ago

17-year-old discovers planet 6.9 times larger than Earth on third day of internship with NASA

17-year-old discovers planet 6.9 times larger than Earth on third day of internship with NASA

On the third day of a summer internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, Scarsdale teen Wolf Cukier discovered planet TOI 1338 b.

CNBC - 8 days ago

Astronomers say that the universe is expanding faster than expected

Astronomers say that the universe is expanding faster than expected

Astronomers have used the NASA Hubble Space Telescope to determine that the universe is expanding faster than expected. The team measured the expansion rate, which is called the Hubble constant, us…

slashgear.com - 8 days ago

Iran Plane Crash Wreckage Spotted from Space (Satellite Photos)

Iran Plane Crash Wreckage Spotted from Space (Satellite Photos)

The plane went down early Wednesday (Jan. 8), killing all 176 people aboard.

livescience.com - 8 days ago

Researchers may have discovered the secret to building lunar colonies

Researchers may have discovered the secret to building lunar colonies

Buildings in space will need 3D printed metal. Here's how they get stronger

inverse.com - 8 days ago

Why SpaceX's Starlink Satellites Caught Astronomers Off Guard

Why SpaceX's Starlink Satellites Caught Astronomers Off Guard

Nobody knew they'd be this bright.

space.com - 8 days ago

How SpaceX Starlink works: price, launch date for Elon Musk's internet

How SpaceX Starlink works: price, launch date for Elon Musk's internet

Connecting to Starlink will be really easy, Elon Musk says

inverse.com - 8 days ago

NASA's Astronaut Class for the 'Artemis' Age Graduates Friday. How to Watch Live.

NASA's Astronaut Class for the 'Artemis' Age Graduates Friday. How to Watch Live.

The graduating class, from a wide variety of backgrounds, includes 11 NASA astronaut candidates and two Canadian Space Agency astronaut candidates.

space.com - 9 days ago

NASA’s New Exoplanet Hunter Discovers Its First Planet Orbiting Two Stars

NASA’s New Exoplanet Hunter Discovers Its First Planet Orbiting Two Stars

The TESS spacecraft spotted its first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a star, as well as its first circumbinary planet detection.

Vice News - 9 days ago

Astronomers Are Increasingly Worried About How Satellite Megaconstellations Will Disrupt Science

Astronomers Are Increasingly Worried About How Satellite Megaconstellations Will Disrupt Science

Organizers of an American Astronomical Society conference in Hawaii held a special session to discuss the ways in which satellite megaconstellations, such as the one currently being built by SpaceX, are poised to disrupt telescopic observations. The astronome…

gizmodo.com - 9 days ago

‘Mighty Mice’ that traveled to the space station are now back on Earth

‘Mighty Mice’ that traveled to the space station are now back on Earth

Unless you’re incredibly fit, smart, and young, there’s very little chance you’d even make it into NASA’s astronaut training program, much less have an opportunity to fly to…

bgr.com - 9 days ago

NASA's 1st SLS Megarocket Core Loaded Onto Barge Ahead of Key Engine Test

NASA's 1st SLS Megarocket Core Loaded Onto Barge Ahead of Key Engine Test

The rocket core is headed to Mississippi for a "green run" test.

space.com - 9 days ago

Massive NASA rocket part to be ferried up Mississippi River on barge

Massive NASA rocket part to be ferried up Mississippi River on barge

With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new NASA rocket system was wheeled slowly Wednesday from a New Orleans spacecraft factory on to a barge that will float it up the Mississippi River for testing.

Fox News - 10 days ago

NASA finally rolls out completed core of its massive new rocket

NASA finally rolls out completed core of its massive new rocket

NASA has rolled out the completed core section of its massive new rocket, the Space Launch System. The core stage, manufactured in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now heading to Mississippi where it will undergo a crucial test.

The Verge - 10 days ago

Elon Musk reveals how SpaceX Starlink customers will get online

Elon Musk reveals how SpaceX Starlink customers will get online

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation may be starting to take shape in orbit, but we’re only just starting to find out what the user-experience of the internet service will be like …

slashgear.com - 10 days ago

Space Station May Have Many Commercial Suitors in Its Final Years

Space Station May Have Many Commercial Suitors in Its Final Years

The ISS will be more open to business going forward.

space.com - 10 days ago

NASA, SpaceX prepare for Falcon 9 rocket to explode over the Atlantic

NASA, SpaceX prepare for Falcon 9 rocket to explode over the Atlantic

To test its Crew Dragon's ability to escape an emergency, SpaceX must make a sacrifice.

cnet.com - 10 days ago

The Best Disk Space Analyzer for Windows

The Best Disk Space Analyzer for Windows

If your hard drive is starting to fill up, you may be wondering what exactly is taking up all that space. That’s where a disk space analyzer comes in: it scans your disk and shows you, in graphical form, where all that space is being wasted, giving you an ide…

lifehacker.com - 10 days ago

Real-Life Star Wars: Two New ‘Tatooine’ Planetary Systems Pinpointed by Astronomers [Video]

Real-Life Star Wars: Two New ‘Tatooine’ Planetary Systems Pinpointed by Astronomers [Video]

Astronomers announced Monday (January 6, 2020) the first discovery made by NASA's TESS mission of a two-star planetary system. Led by researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University, with other collaborators, the telescope sat…

scitechdaily.com - 10 days ago

Astronomers hear repeating radio burst from nearby galaxy

Astronomers hear repeating radio burst from nearby galaxy

Fast Radio Bursts, or FRBs for short, are something of an anomaly for astronomers. We’ve been able to detect these powerful blasts of radio energy from distant locations in space, but nobody …

bgr.com - 10 days ago