Boeing Conducts Key Test For Human Launches

The capsule then was expected to arc over at the high point of its trajectory - 4,426 feet above the launch site - 19 seconds after liftoff. The crew capsule slowly descended into the desert under two parachutes. The goal is to end the agency's sole ... More..

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India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone

The team had to slow down the spacecraft just to the right velocity to complete the intricate work of this segment of the mission. According to the scientist, the approach velocity had to be flawless, even a ...More..

Keystone pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Keystone pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota

It's created to carry crude oil across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri on the way to refineries in Patoka, Ill. The Trump administration has wo...More..

US Air Force's space plane lands after record 780 days in orbit
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

US Air Force's space plane lands after record 780 days in orbit

Originally launched on September 07, 2017, the space plane successfully landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida . Having such extended time in orbit allows NASA to thoroughly test Air Force...More..

Studying our journey to modern man
by | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Studying our journey to modern man

It also sparked the development of their genetic, ethnic and cultural diversity, the researchers said . " The Khoians who live here have never left their ancestral homeland, they know that they have always b...More..

Spooky 'face' spotted in space by Hubble
by | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Spooky 'face' spotted in space by Hubble

These two galaxies are heading straight towards each other in a slow-motion intergalactic head-on collision, rather than a glancing blow. The Hubble Telescope can sure find some scary images of deep space in ...More..

Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees
by | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees

After changing his name, Musk tweeted "For Treebeard ", a reference to a character in the fantasy novel series The Lord of the Rings . Other famous names who have contributed thousands of trees include Twit...More..

This Asteroid Could Be The Smallest Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

This Asteroid Could Be The Smallest Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

In order to be a dwarf planet, the object must orbit around the Sun and must not be a moon. Asteroids boast a variety of shapes, but the rounded shape of dwarf planets shows that they had enough mass for its ...More..

New study warns of greater risk of sea level rise
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New study warns of greater risk of sea level rise

The study shows that Southern Vietnam could disappear while 10% of Thailand's land could vanish under water. Rising sea levels around the world could swallow whole cities and land masses, threatening mi...More..

Tropical Storm Olga Zeroes in on NYC
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tropical Storm Olga Zeroes in on NYC

The listening area is seeing much needed rainfall to try to put an end to a drought. These rains may produce flash flooding across the central Gulf coast into the lower MS valley. Sunday's forecast is going to...More..

Sun looks like a giant flaming jack-o'-lantern in NASA picture
by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sun looks like a giant flaming jack-o'-lantern in NASA picture

NASA is getting in the celebration of Halloween. According to the agency, the rare photo was captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The Twitter post of NASA received over 2,000 likes and people...More..

President Trump booed by World Series crowd, some chant ‘lock him up’
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

President Trump booed by World Series crowd, some chant ‘lock him up’

Cole and the Astros did not seem to be distracted by the duo's antics, as they went on to win the game 7-1. Yuli Gurriel singled off Sean Doolittle in the eighth inning to bring home George Springer . He...More..

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

The X-37B spaceplane, roughly the size of a small bus, shares many design features with NASA's Space Shuttle. The fifth mission launched on September 7, 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florid...More..

New Species of Beetle Named After Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New Species of Beetle Named After Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

According to London's Natural History Museum , the newly named arthropod "belongs to a group of some of the smallest known free-living animals". "But the world ignored her". Greta Thunberg was nominated...More..

Planet capable of sustaining life finally found
by | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Planet capable of sustaining life finally found

And because the planet, dubbed K2-18 b, likely sports a temperature similar to Earth , the newfound water vapor makes the world one of the most promising candidates for follow-up studies with next-generation ...More..

Extreme Weather 2019: Nestor Drops Heavy Rain On North Carolina
by | Monday, October 28, 2019

Extreme Weather 2019: Nestor Drops Heavy Rain On North Carolina

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook a tornado that touched down late Friday caused a large section of roof to be torn off Kathleen Middle School, and several homes were damaged . Nestor was d...More..

Walkers Take to Gym to Raise Money for Breast Cancer
by | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Walkers Take to Gym to Raise Money for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer detected between two routine screenings is called interval cancer, and it tends to be more advanced, more aggressive and to have a worse prognosis than cancers found during screenings. However, b...More..

Kent's Blue Origin announces team to return Americans to Moon by 2024
by | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Kent's Blue Origin announces team to return Americans to Moon by 2024

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin announced Tuesday it has formed a national team with Lockheed Martin , Northrop Grumman and Draper to develop a system to land astronauts on the lunar surface in time to meet NASA'...More..

Trump Accused Of Showing Middle Finger To Astronaut Who Corrected Him
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Trump Accused Of Showing Middle Finger To Astronaut Who Corrected Him

President Donald Trump is known as NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir throughout their historic first all-female spacewalk Friday. This is really just us doing our job. NASA is planning to se...More..

Trump Embarrassed By Blunder During Live Call With Female Astronauts
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Trump Embarrassed By Blunder During Live Call With Female Astronauts

Hobaugh, a Bar Harbor native who has made three spaceflights. But they focused on getting the job done when they climbed out of the hatch. Meir added that daydreaming from the windows of ISS , looking at the...More..

50% Expansion for Renewable Energy Over the Next Five Years
by | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

50% Expansion for Renewable Energy Over the Next Five Years

Those gains represent an increase of about 1,200 gigawatts from 2018 to 2024, equal to the total installed capacity in the U.S., according to a report published Monday by the International Energy Agency . The ...More..

World's longest flight safely lands in Sydney
by | Tuesday, October 22, 2019

World's longest flight safely lands in Sydney

The passengers were fitted with wearable technology devices and followed a specially designed sleep, food and beverage and physical movement schedule. This information will then be shared with the Civil Aviatio...More..

Orionids 2019: Watch Comet Halley's lovely fireballs light up the skies tonight
by | Monday, October 21, 2019

Orionids 2019: Watch Comet Halley's lovely fireballs light up the skies tonight

Starting from evening of October 21 till the dawn of October 22 residents will have a good chance of seeing and observing Orionid meteor shower , Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced. The American Meteor Socie...More..

NASA shows off new spacesuit and Orion Crew Survival System suit
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

NASA shows off new spacesuit and Orion Crew Survival System suit

The SLS is NASA's deep space exploration rocket that aims to launch a 27-metric ton, Orion crew vehicle - plus cargo - from Earth to the moon and eventually to Mars. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, lef...More..

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Nestor Forms, Targets Florida Panhandle
by | Saturday, October 19, 2019

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Nestor Forms, Targets Florida Panhandle

Regardless of whether a cyclone forms, risky storm surge, strong winds and heavy rain are expected to hit the warning areas Friday evening and Saturday, the hurricane center says . The greatest chance for impa...More..

How the tropics could impact Central Florida this weekend
by | Friday, October 18, 2019

How the tropics could impact Central Florida this weekend

Along the Florida coast from east of Apalachicola and around the Big Bend to near the Tampa area, risky storm surge is a significant threat. Winds could turn gusty at times through the weekend. It is projecte...More..

Here's NOAA's 2019-2020 winter weather forecast
by | Friday, October 18, 2019

Here's NOAA's 2019-2020 winter weather forecast

When it comes to temperatures in Indiana, NOAA says the trend is for warmer than average conditions near the Ohio River with equal chances for the rest of us. A lack of key players like El Nino and La Nina mean...More..

The first all-female spacewalk will finally happen on Friday
by | Friday, October 18, 2019

The first all-female spacewalk will finally happen on Friday

NASA announced the scheduling and other changes this week in light of issues with the space station's battery charge-discharge unit, which Koch and Meir will replace. Kathryn Sullivan became the first American...More..

Tropical Storm warning in effect for Florida panhandle
by | Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tropical Storm warning in effect for Florida panhandle

The system, which is now known as Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) #16, is forecast to bring 2-4 inches of rain to inland N.C. with gale-force winds over the coastal waters. Hurricane season officially runs t...More..

Cyclone may form in Gulf of Mexico in coming days
by | Thursday, October 17, 2019

Cyclone may form in Gulf of Mexico in coming days

The next available name on the NHC list for this year is "Nestor" (NES-tor). Tropical depression 15, with maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour, formed Monday evening from a large area of low pressur...More..

Death toll rises to five after quake hits southern Philippines
by | Thursday, October 17, 2019

Death toll rises to five after quake hits southern Philippines

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.4 quake was centred about 8 kilometres from Columbio town in Sultan Kudarat province. "There were many aftershocks", town information officer Anthony Allada said. S...More..

NASA Moves Up 1st All-Female Spacewalk To Fix Power Unit
by | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NASA Moves Up 1st All-Female Spacewalk To Fix Power Unit

However, they have been retasked and quick-tracked because of the failure of one of many orbiting lab's energy controllers over the weekend, NASA officers introduced. NASA's spacesuits are not differentiated by...More..

China's Lunar Probe Lands Safely on Far Side of Moon
by | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

China's Lunar Probe Lands Safely on Far Side of Moon

The landing is the latest step for China in its race to catch up with Russian Federation and the United States and become a major space power by 2030. We've known for a long time about the CNSA's ambitions ...More..

First look at NASA's next generation spacesuits for moon exploration in 2024
by | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

First look at NASA's next generation spacesuits for moon exploration in 2024

The crew survival suit, meanwhile, is created to provide full life support for up to six days - a scenario that could be required, for example, if a meteorite punches a hole in the spacecraft's hull. "You'll re...More..

Full Moon Tonight Is A Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon
by | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Full Moon Tonight Is A Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon

There is a Full Moon tonight, Sunday, October 13, 2019. A full-moon phase is as close as the moon can get to being fully lit up by the sun. The Hunter's Moon is the first full moon that appears after the Har...More..