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Trump 'Worried' About NASA's All-Female Spacewalk; Koch And Meir Respond

Trump 'Worried' About NASA's All-Female Spacewalk; Koch And Meir Respond This is really just us doing our job. "We were the crew that was tasked with this assignment", Meir said. On October 18 at 2:55 pm EDT, NASA Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed a 7-hour, 17-minute spacewalk during which they replaced a failed battery-charging component on the Space Station. [Full Article...]

Orionid meteor shower will peak Monday night

Orionid meteor shower will peak Monday night The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon. "Will that stop me?" The show was above average a year ago, with 30 shooting stars per hour at its peak, according to the American Meteor Society . Tracking meteors also requires pitch-black skies and clear weather conditions. However, at almost 40 percent visibility the moon will be bright, making it a little hard to see th... [Full Article...]

Trump Hails Pioneering Female Spacewalkers

Trump Hails Pioneering Female Spacewalkers The astronauts' mission is to replace a failed battery charge-discharge unit with a new power controller unit. Since the cancellation of the female spacewalk in March, NASA has been preparing its spacesuits for a series of 10 spacewalks. [Full Article...]

Rams acquire CB Ramsey in blockbuster deal with Jags

Rams acquire CB Ramsey in blockbuster deal with Jags No, there's only one way this Ramsey trade will work for the Rams, and that's if they sign him to a multi-year deal. Ramsey missed three consecutive games with a back injury, convenient timing considering his trade request. It's not a lock that it will be executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell. Or, perhaps, the Rams intend to develop thei... [Full Article...]

Icy Object Past Pluto Looks Like Reddish Snowman

Icy Object Past Pluto Looks Like Reddish Snowman The first image (shown at top), was taken by the spacecraft's Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) at 05:01 UTC (01:01 EDT) on January 1st, 2019. Scientists are keen to study Ultima Thule as it lives in a region that has been relatively untouched since the formation of the solar system, which in turn helps them better understand planetary formation. [Full Article...]

Newsom signs bill allowing student-athletes to get paid

Newsom signs bill allowing student-athletes to get paid Revenues for the NCAA, the governing organization of USA college athletics made up of over 1,000 schools, topped $1.1 billion in 2017. Also, the players will get a taste of the money that they will make if and when they become professional athletes. [Full Article...]

Musk unveils 'interplanetary' Starship in Texas

Musk unveils 'interplanetary' Starship in Texas In case you missed the news , last Saturday , at SpaceX's launch facility in Cameron County, Texas , SpaceX Chief Engineer and CEO Elon Musk provided an update on the design and development of Starship, which they expect will eventually ferry humans to Mars . [Full Article...]

NASA signs deal with Lockheed to take astronauts back to moon

NASA signs deal with Lockheed to take astronauts back to moon In a ceremony at NASA Headquarters, the two space agencies signed a "joint statement of intent" regarding cooperation on NASA's plans to return humans to the moon . NASA believes that ordering in groups of three capsules - up to a dozen are now envisaged - should help it save money. Work on the spacecraft for the Artemis II mission, the first crewed flight to the Moon , is underway at t... [Full Article...]

Greta Thunberg stares down Trump as two cross paths at UN

Greta Thunberg stares down Trump as two cross paths at UN Yet you all come to us young people for hope? And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. In Mozambique, cyclones Idai and Kenneth killed more than 600 people earlier this year when they struck one after the other, with flooding wreaking havoc on the lives of more than 2 million in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, according to aid agency World Vision. [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan 2: Hope fades for lander Vikram as NASA images draw blank

Chandrayaan 2: Hope fades for lander Vikram as NASA images draw blank The Chandrayaan-2 mission comprised the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), Vikram (1,471 kg, four payloads) and Pragyan (27 kg, two payloads). The agency's Jet Propulsion laboratory had beamed a radio frequency to the lander to elicit a response after landing of Vikram didn't go as planned. If the scientists of ISRO could not succeed in this, then they may never be contacted. [Full Article...]

Water found in atmosphere of earth-like planet beyond our solar system

Water found in atmosphere of earth-like planet beyond our solar system The tenable zone is the locale around a star where temperatures are adequately considerate for water to exist in fluid-structure on the outside of a planet. "For instance, we have found also that there is still a lot of hydrogen in the atmosphere, and hydrogen is not necessarily something that we'll be comfortable with as a human being", Tinetti said. [Full Article...]

Two Kerala students to watch Chandrayaan-2 landing

Two Kerala students to watch Chandrayaan-2 landing On the day of the Chandrayaan-1's launch in 2008, the ISRO faced a "very tough situation" as it had a very short launch window and the weather was "very, very bad", Dr. The duration of the maneuver was nine seconds. "This 15 minutes travel of lander is new to ISRO". The Rs. 978 crore orbiter-lander-rover mission, weighing 3, 840 kg, was launched by ISRO's most powerful rocket, GSLV Mk-III, from ... [Full Article...]

Dorian shifts toward Carolinas; Florida may avoid direct hit

Dorian shifts toward Carolinas; Florida may avoid direct hit A hurricane warning was issued for parts of the Bahama Islands Friday evenings. Dorian has the potential to put millions of people at risk, along with holiday attractions such as Walt Disney World, the Nasa launchpads along the Space Coast, and even US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. [Full Article...]

Billions Of Marine Organisms Are Catching A Pumice Ride To Australia

Billions Of Marine Organisms Are Catching A Pumice Ride To Australia Michael and Larissa Hoult were sailing from the Vava'u islands of Tonga to Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean when they saw it - a "total rock rubble slick" extending for miles around them. When ocean heat waves drive nutrient-rich algae from coral cells, they lose their color and begin to die. According to Bryan, the raft of volcanic rock will arrive at the Australian shores in about seven month... [Full Article...]

Chandrayaan-2 Sent Home Its First Image With The Moon

Chandrayaan-2 Sent Home Its First Image With The Moon Chandrayaan-2 is now orbiting the moon, performing maneuvers in preparation for its lunar landing on September 7. Presently, Chandrayaan-2 has completed the second lunar orbit. "The Korolev crater seen in the image is a 437 km crater which has several small craters of varying sizes". However, a glitch caused the private vehicle's engine to cut out early, and the spacecraft slammed into the Moon ... [Full Article...]

G7 leaders agree on $20M wildfire aid package for Amazon countries

G7 leaders agree on $20M wildfire aid package for Amazon countries Brazil's former army officer president Bolsanaro has given freer rein to industrial farmers and loggers who have made the country an agribusiness power - at a huge cost to the environment. The comment quickly went viral in both the French and Brazilian press, with widespread criticism of Bolsonaro's remarks. In July, Bolsonaro cancelled a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ... [Full Article...]

Possible first criminal case in space

Possible first criminal case in space A family member also filed a complaint with Nasa's internal office of inspector general and has accused McClain of identity theft and improper access to Worden's private financial records, according to the newspaper. Worden's suspicions were raised when she noticed that her bank account was accessed without her permission from a NASA-affiliated computer network . [Full Article...]

TROPICS: Tropical Depression 5 Develops Far in the Atlantic

TROPICS: Tropical Depression 5 Develops Far in the Atlantic After that, the system is expected to move northeast away from the southeast United States coast. However, it could eventually become a hurricane . It is now a disorganized area of showers and storms, sitting several hundred miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands. Regardless of development, heavy rains are possible over the northwestern Bahamas and the southern and central Florida pen... [Full Article...]

Humans Started Record-Breaking Fires in the Amazon Rainforest, According to Environmentalists

Humans Started Record-Breaking Fires in the Amazon Rainforest, According to Environmentalists While a year ago we wrote new headlines almost every week about the many massive fires holding the West in their clutches, there has been little to talk about this summer. However, when asked for evidence to support that theory, he had none to provide, and said, "that's not how it's done", as per Reuters . "So, there could be". [Full Article...]

Space Command to relaunch this month, officials say

Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Military leaders made the case Tuesday at the National Space Council meeting . U.S. Space Command will formally begin operations on August 29 and will be led by Air Force Gen. While officials praised the launch of Space Command, they also further pushed the larger idea of a new armed service, Space Force, during the meeting. [Full Article...]


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