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NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

05 May, 2020 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 … Read More

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NASA discovers Earth-sized planet in ‘Goldilocks zone’

01 January, 2020 6:40 pm 6:40 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) – NASA said Monday that its planet hunter satellite TESS had discovered an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water. Named “TOI 700 d”, the planet is relatively close to Earth — only 100 light years away, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced … Read More

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NASA unveils its first electric airplane – a work in progress

11 November, 2019 2:54 pm 2:54 pm

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) – NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell,” at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted from a Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 has been under development since … Read More

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NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

10 October, 2019 8:25 am 8:25 am

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) – SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned flight into orbit in the first quarter of next year provided “everything goes according to plan” in upcoming tests, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said on Thursday. The pronouncement of a revised time frame signaled NASA believes SpaceX is … Read More

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Who calls the tunes in space? Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut

09 September, 2019 10:13 pm 10:13 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brad Pitt traded laughs in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week’s release of the actor’s new film, the space thriller “Ad Astra.” Pitt peppered astronaut Nick Hague with dozens of questions about what life was like in … Read More

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Quakes show that moon, gradually shrinking, is tectonically active

05 May, 2019 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth – not the inert world some scientists had believed it to be – based on a new analysis disclosed on Monday of quakes measured by seismometers in operation on the moon from 1969 and 1977. Researchers examining the seismic data gathered during … Read More

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NASA probe detects likely ‘marsquake’ – an interplanetary...

04 April, 2019 8:59 am 8:59 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – NASA’s robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a “marsquake,” marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported on Tuesday. The breakthrough came nearly five months after InSight, the first spacecraft designed specifically to … Read More

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After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033

04 April, 2019 6:42 pm 6:42 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet — the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, said Tuesday that … Read More

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India’s destruction of satellite a terrible thing, says NASA chief

04 April, 2019 2:11 pm 2:11 pm

WASHINGTON – India’s destruction of one of its satellites has been labelled a ‘terrible thing’ by the head of NASA, who said the missile test created 400 pieces of orbital debris and posed a threat to astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS), reported The Guardian. Jim Bridenstine was addressing employees five days after India … Read More


NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

02 February, 2019 1:12 pm 1:12 pm

ORLANDO (Reuters) – NASA said it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Boeing Co. A possible purchase “provides flexibility and back-up capability” as the companies build rocket-and-capsule launch systems … Read More

China ‘lifts mysterious veil’ by landing probe on dark side of ...

01 January, 2019 11:38 am 11:38 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, state media said, hailing it as an historic first landing there on a mission seen as an important step for China’s space program. Chinese state television said the Chang’e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the … Read More

Boeing rocket for NASA over budget, could further delay launch

10 October, 2018 9:37 am 9:37 am

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Boeing Co is building the largest rocket in NASA’s history but the aerospace giant’s “poor performance” has resulted in an $8.9 billion price tag that is double the initial budget and could further delay the launch, the US space agency’s watchdog office said. The first test launch of the Space Launch … Read More

NASA addresses unexplained space station hole but mystery remains unsolved

10 October, 2018 9:45 am 9:45 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – NASA sought to tamp down speculation that sabotage caused a tiny hole found last month in the side of a Russian module docked at the International Space Station, but the mystery remained unsolved. NASA stressed in a brief statement issued from its Washington headquarters that Dimitri Rogozin, general director of the Russian … Read More

The struggle to track global sea level rise

09 September, 2018 9:57 am 9:57 am

NUUK (Reuters) – A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his fiberglass bear-resistant dome, set up next to a frozen fjord in Greenland. He scrambled outside into the sunlit night at about 11 p.m. The thundering sound grew louder as he watched a chunk of ice about … Read More

NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch

09 September, 2018 9:50 am 9:50 am

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, made an early discovery of “super-Earth” and “hot Earth” planets in … Read More