NASA Chooses Nine Companies to Bid on Flying to Moon

The contracts call for indefinite deliveries and quantities with a combined maximum value of $2.6 billion over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, a startup called Orbit Beyond is in the running for NASA's moon payloads, and it's working with TeamIndus, ... More..

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Next U.S. Moon Landing by Private Companies, Not NASA
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Next U.S. Moon Landing by Private Companies, Not NASA

NASA's next lunar science experiments will arrive at the Moon via a spacecraft built by one of nine private companies - a first for one of the agency's science missions. "We are excited to leverage our interpla...More..

New Zealand: 145 pilot whales dead in latest stranding
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

New Zealand: 145 pilot whales dead in latest stranding

Twenty-seven pilot whales stranded themselves at Croajingolong National Park in East Gippsland, where a dead humpback whale, separate to the pod, also washed onto the same shore. But why the whales exhibit this...More..

InSight space probe set down on Mars
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

InSight space probe set down on Mars

And since InSight will be conducting experiments for a whole Martian year on the Red Planet (which is about two earth years), the probe has a scaled-up solar panel model compared to the one NASA used in the s...More..

NASA Reveals 9 Commercial Partners for Lunar Missions
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

NASA Reveals 9 Commercial Partners for Lunar Missions

The goal is to collect valuable scientific data as well as to encourage private-sector development beyond low-Earth orbit. The Commercial Lunar Payload Services contracts announced Thursday have a combine...More..

NASA lands probe on Mars, sends back first image of red planet
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NASA lands probe on Mars, sends back first image of red planet

NASA will unveil the names of future partners chosen to send astronauts back to the Moon, for the first time in almost five decades. While Earth's tectonics and other forces have erased most evidence of its ...More..

'Of course it's not ethical': shock at gene-edited baby claims
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

'Of course it's not ethical': shock at gene-edited baby claims

The hospital confirmed that two of the doctors named in He's documents work at the hospital and suggested that an internal investigation was underway. While the prospect of using CRISPR-Cas9 to remove or rearra...More..

by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Researcher claims creation of first gene-edited babies

Most mainstream scientists think it's too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation. In this situation, researchers say they found fathers who were HIV positive and o...More..

by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Human Research in Space; Next Station Crew Preps for Launch on Earth

Microbiologists at the jet propulsion Laboratory, NASA reported that the ISS toilets for the first time in the history of the found strains of harmful bacteria resistant to antibiotics and potentially unsafe to...More..

Macron worries about 'war scenes' in Paris during fuel protests
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Macron worries about 'war scenes' in Paris during fuel protests

Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has said he would organise a meeting on Monday of business representatives to discuss how the gilets jaunes' protests, which have seen supermarket entrances and transport hubs ...More..

Elon Musk wants to live on Mars, come what may
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Elon Musk wants to live on Mars, come what may

Musk said in an interview with Recode earlier this month that he worked 120 hours a week, while everyone at Tesla had all worked 100 hours per week at various points this year. If you do land successfully t...More..

Donald Trump on Dire Government Climate Report: 'I Don't Believe It'
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Donald Trump on Dire Government Climate Report: 'I Don't Believe It'

The new report, written with the help of more than a dozen United States government agencies and departments, said the effects of climate change would harm human health, damage infrastructure, limit water ava...More..

by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

'I don't believe' government climate report finding

Thirteen government departments and agencies, from the Agriculture Department to NASA, were part of the committee that compiled the new report. In October, Trump said during a visit to inspect hurricane dam...More..

Brexit survey - have YOUR say on the nation's future
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Brexit survey - have YOUR say on the nation's future

The nearly 800-word message is an attempt to speak directly to the public to build support for her deal, which faces widespread opposition at Westminster including from both wings of her Conservative Party and ...More..

NASA’s InSight lander arrives on Mars
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NASA’s InSight lander arrives on Mars

It withstood temperatures up to 2,700F (1,500C) - hot enough to melt steel - before deploying its parachute and 12 retro-rockets to gently touch down in an area known as Elysium Planitia. Manning said the landi...More..

Dmitry Rogozin says Russia will 'verify' U.S. moon landings
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Dmitry Rogozin says Russia will 'verify' U.S. moon landings

Rogozin was answering the question in question whether NASA had actually gone to the moon some 50 years ago. Responding to a question, Rogozin said that the task was to fly to check if they were there. The ...More..

NASA Will Try To Land Spacecraft On Mars Monday
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

NASA Will Try To Land Spacecraft On Mars Monday

The stationary probe, launched from California in May, will then pause for 16 minutes for the dust to settle, literally, around the landing site before its disc-shaped solar arrays unfurl to provide power. "We ...More..

by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Elon Musk: 70% Odds I'm Going to Mars

Either way, Musk reckons such a journey will be possible in roughly seven years and cost " around a couple hundred thousand dollars " per person. "There's a good chance of death, going in a little through deep ...More..

Anxiety At NASA As InSight Lander Nears Mars
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

Anxiety At NASA As InSight Lander Nears Mars

No landing on Mars is easy. InSight will land near the equator, in the western Elysium Planitia , about 600 km north from where the Curiosity rover is presently located. NASA says the mission will measure ...More..

White House Says Dire Climate Report Based on 'Extreme Scenario'
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

White House Says Dire Climate Report Based on 'Extreme Scenario'

The president "may try to hide the truth , but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible", his statement said. There's a new dire warning from a government climate report . ...More..

More than 140 pilot whales die in 'heartbreaking' New Zealand stranding
by | Monday, November 26, 2018

More than 140 pilot whales die in 'heartbreaking' New Zealand stranding

The Department of Conservation (DOC) said two pods of pilot whales were stranded on a beach on Stewart Island, 30km off New Zealand's South Island. About 75 were already dead and conservation workers chose to...More..

by | Monday, November 26, 2018

ISS Footage of Soyuz Rocket Launch Puts Hollywood Directors to Shame

This extraordinary timelapse shows the launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket that took flight on November 16, 2018 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft delivered food, fuel and supplies, incl...More..

SpaceX Crew Dragon maiden voyage slated for January 7, 2019
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

SpaceX Crew Dragon maiden voyage slated for January 7, 2019

Vic Keasler, Director of Research, Development and Engineering at Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, will discuss an investigation to examine the rate of corrosion on carbon steel materials caused by films ma...More..

Greenhouse Gas Levels Haven't Been This Bad in 3 Million Years
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

Greenhouse Gas Levels Haven't Been This Bad in 3 Million Years

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new record previous year with emissions showing no sign of slowing down, the UN World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday. Ahead of the COP 24 c...More..

UN Agency warns concentration of climate-change gases hits new record
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

UN Agency warns concentration of climate-change gases hits new record

The last time the Earth had similar concentration of Carbon dioxide was 3 million to 5 million years ago, when the temperature was 2-3 degrees Celsius warmer and and sea levels were at least 10 meters higher....More..

NASA will scratch Jezero in search for alien life
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

NASA will scratch Jezero in search for alien life

The North American Space Agency says it will launch the uncrewed robot, about the size of a auto, in July 2020 to explore the Red Planet. NASA's still unnamed Mars 2020 rover will land in Jezero Crater wh...More..

NASA called date of test flying ships the Boeing and SpaceX
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

NASA called date of test flying ships the Boeing and SpaceX

The company noted that it has worked alongside NASA for years. Boeing will also experience the same review, presumably to provide the illusion of objectivity. The Jan.7 launching window announcement comes at ...More..

Elon Musk Pot Smoking Prompts NASA Safety Investigation
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Elon Musk Pot Smoking Prompts NASA Safety Investigation

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on November 16- its twelfth rocket booster launch this year. When NASA awarded the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts to Boeing and SpaceX in Septembe...More..

Year-old termite mounds can be seen from space
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Year-old termite mounds can be seen from space

The termites in questions are some of the largest in the world and live underground, feeding on dead leaves, and like most termites are blind. An global team of entomologists has found that numerous termite ...More..

Erik Solheim resigns from United Nations over financial outcry
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Erik Solheim resigns from United Nations over financial outcry

Newspaper Aftenposten reported late Tuesday afternoon that the head of the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ) has now made a decision to resign, after spending around half-a-million USA dollars on travel dur...More..