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Congress fires warning shot at NASA after SpaceX Moon lander award

"This bill, in the main, is not supposed to be about space." Enlarge / Committee Chair Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., listens to former US Sen. Bill Nelson, President Biden’s nominee to be the next administrator of NASA, on April 21, 2021. (cre.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMay 13th, 2021

A docuseries on SpaceX’s first all-civilian rocket launch is coming to Netflix

Inspiration4 is getting its own documentary. Netflix said Tuesday it would be releasing a five-part series on the mission, its first documentary to cover an event “in near real-time,” in five parts in September. “Countdown: Inspiration4 Mis.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

Russia’s Space Station Incident Points to Larger Issues

Nauka’s errant firings were likely the result of human error—and they raise concerns about the future of the country’s space program and its partnership with NASA......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

Thick smoke over Athens as suburbs battle wildfires

Hundreds of firefighters, water-bombing planes and helicopters battled forest fires near Athens on Tuesday that saw villages evacuated and part of a major motorway closed, officials said......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

SEC Chair Calls On Congress To Help Rein In Crypto "Wild West"

The chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday called on Congress to give the agency more authority to better police cryptocurrency trading, lending and platforms, a "Wild West" he said is riddled with fraud and investor ri.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 32 min. ago

NASA science chief says it’s OK to be “worried” or “terrified” about Webb

"This mission has a very troubled story with chapters that were disappointing." Enlarge / NASA's science chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, has worked hard to bring the oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope to the launch pad. (credit: NASA) For scienti.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

"Problematic" Greenland polar bear may be shot

A polar bear in Greenland may be shot dead next time it endangers people after several close encounters, including one where it bit the hand of a documentary team member, authorities said......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 32 min. ago

How to watch Boeing’s Starliner test flight to ISS today

NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Here's how to watch the launch on Tuesday, August 3......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 32 min. ago

After nearly 20 months, Boeing and Starliner have a shot at redemption

Starliner to attempt second flight test beginning Tuesday afternoon. Boeing, NASA, and ULA are prepared to get the second Orbital Flight Test underway, no earlier than 1:20:18pm ET on August 3,.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 0 min. ago

SpaceX takes big step toward Super Heavy’s first orbital flight

SpaceX is in the latter stages of preparing its massively powerful Super Heavy rocket for flight, fixing 29 Raptor engines to its base......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

NASA reveals the best night-sky treats viewable in August

NASA is back again with its monthly rundown of upcoming skywatching treats, which this month include meteors, Jupiter, and Saturn......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Starliner launch on Tuesday depends on the weather. Here’s how it’s looking

NASA is keeping a close eye on the weather as Tuesday's launch of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft from Cape Canaveral fast approaches......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

How to watch Boeing’s Starliner test flight to ISS tomorrow

NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Here's how to watch the launch on Tuesday, August 3......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Boeing set to retry test flight in bid to take on SpaceX

Boeing is slated to launch its long-anticipated Starliner spacecraft — which is built to carry NASA astronauts — on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, a follow-up to the company's botched first attempt 18 months ago, tomo.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

NASA study highlights importance of surface shadows in moon water puzzle

The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon's surface create small cold spots for water ice to accumulate even during the harsh lunar daytime......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

SpaceX installed 29 Raptor engines on a Super Heavy rocket last night

Progress on the regulatory side of things remains murky, though. Image of 29 Raptor rocket engines installed on a Super Heavy booster. (credit: Elon Musk/Twitter) Sometimes it is difficult to write objectively about the rate at which SpaceX ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

New material offers ecofriendly solution to converting waste heat into energy

Perseverance, NASA's 2020 Mars rover, is powered by something very desirable here on Earth: a thermoelectric device, which converts heat to useful electricity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Dozens of villages were evacuated in tourist hotspots in southern Turkey on Sunday as wildfires that have claimed eight lives raged for a fifth day, while blazes also hit Greece, Italy and Spain......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Watch NASA lift the Starliner spacecraft onto a rocket ahead of launch

Watch NASA lift Boeing's Starliner spacecraft onto a ULA rocket at Cape Canaveral ahead of Tuesday's highly anticipated test flight......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

How to watch Boeing’s Starliner test flight to ISS on Tuesday

NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Here's how to watch the launch on Tuesday, August 3......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Image: Hubble spots squabbling galactic siblings

A dramatic triplet of galaxies takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which captures a three-way gravitational tug-of-war between interacting galaxies. This system—known as Arp 195—is featured in the Atlas of P.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021