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NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft NASA announced Friday a mix of spaceflight veterans and rookie astronauts who will launch on the first flights of new Boeing and SpaceX commercial spaceships starting as soon as next spring, several months later than previously scheduled. [Full Article...]

Bizarre Rogue 'Planet' with Incredible Auroras Puzzles Scientists

Bizarre Rogue 'Planet' with Incredible Auroras Puzzles Scientists Kao and co-authors observed SIMP0136 with the Very Large Array (VLA) in order to gain new knowledge about magnetic fields and the mechanisms by which some of the coolest brown dwarfs can produce strong radio emission . A further study carried out a year ago revealed that SIMP was part of a young group of stars . Further observations revealed that brown dwarfs can generate strong auroras. [Full Article...]

National Weather Service issues red tide warning for SWFL beaches; Collier included

National Weather Service issues red tide warning for SWFL beaches; Collier included A bloom of red tide algae has swept in from Naples to Tampa, killing marine life and tourism in its path. However, the red tide levels make much of the Gulf coast unsafe for swimming at the time. Also this week, a manatee in distress from exposure to red tide in southwest Florida was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation. Scott pushed for the Legislature to spend up to $100 million to h... [Full Article...]

Man arrested for taunting bison in Yellowstone National Park

Man arrested for taunting bison in Yellowstone National Park The man gesticulated wildly as he ran toward a bull bison whose crossing had stopped traffic on a park roadway, prompting the animal to charge at him. Around the same time, rangers responded to the Many Glacier Hotel because two guests were creating a disturbance. One of those individuals was identified as Reinke. [Full Article...]

Sunita Williams among astronauts to first fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft

Sunita Williams among astronauts to first fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft It will be fun and adventurous to see the astronauts take off from American soil and worth a wait to see them aboard the International Space Station. NASA has always been working on its commercial crew programme , helping to accelerate private companies' spaceflight capabilities while it focuses its own efforts on other space exploration projects, such as the Space Launch System slated to la... [Full Article...]

NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

The space agency announced on Friday that the nine astronauts will launch on the first crewed test flights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX . Boeing and Space Adventures, the US company that arranged space tourist flights on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, have a partnership that could allow paying passengers to ride in a fifth seat on CST... [Full Article...]

Scientists have caught a odd signal from deep space

Scientists have caught a odd signal from deep space CHIME , short for the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment , has picked up a weird signal from deep space . For example, FRB 121102 was detected repeatedly over several years. No one knows where they originate from or what they are exactly. 'It could even be some other physical mechanism that we don't yet understand'. In any case - whether the merger of black holes, exploding... [Full Article...]

Trudeau Liberals scale back carbon tax

Trudeau Liberals scale back carbon tax The move underlines the challenges facing Canada as it tries to deal with Washington under U.S. President Donald Trump, who has slashed domestic corporate taxes and imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. The federal system goes into effect in January and will affect provinces, such as Ontario and Saskatchewan, that don't meet its standards for carbon pricing. [Full Article...]

Mix Of Newbies, Veterans To Fly On US' First Private Spaceships

NASA also said SpaceX will launch an uncrewed flight test in November, with Boeing not expected to do that until late in 2018 or in the early part of next year. The astronauts named today (see the full list below) are tasked with those missions, all four of which are slated to happen sometime in 2019. NASA ended the shuttle program seven years ago after 135 missions as the space agen... [Full Article...]

NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships

NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships In 2019, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner are both scheduled to blast off on test flights with NASA astronauts on board. Boeing plans to do an uncrewed flight test of its CST-100 Starliner later this year or early next year. NASA had originally expected the companies to have their spacecraft ready for missions to the International Space Station by the end of p... [Full Article...]

Earth Overshoot Day 2018

Humankind is using resources more quickly than the Earth can replenish them, and August 1 is an important date to illustrate that. Other ways to address the overshoot include reducing meat consumption, developing wildlife-friendly renewable energy sources and universal access to birth control and family planning, the Center for Biological Diversity said. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Will Fly Astronauts Before Boeing

NASA will announce the astronauts for the first test flights and missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Friday. It was Ferguson and his crew who left a US flag behind on the space station during the last shuttle mission in 2011, to be picked up by the next space crew to be launched from USA soil. [Full Article...]

NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology

NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology Not that there is any danger of collision-the two planets will be 35.8 million miles apart, give or take a few miles. The last time the distance between Mars and Earth was less than 60 million kilometers was in 2003. The distance between the two is not constant. If one of the gas giants like Jupiter or Saturn is in the neighborhood, it will pull all the inner planets toward it a little. [Full Article...]

NASA says Boeing, SpaceX could launch astronauts next year

NASA says Boeing, SpaceX could launch astronauts next year NASA's Commercial Crew program intends to use one of the private USA spacecraft and stop relying on the worldwide ones. The crews for Boeing's demonstration flight, and for SpaceX's parallel demonstration flight, are to be announced amid fanfare at NASA's Johnson Space Center on Friday. [Full Article...]

Trump administration reveals plans to roll back vehicle fuel standards

Trump administration reveals plans to roll back vehicle fuel standards The Obama-era standard mandated that automobiles sold by vehicle companies have to reach 50 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025. In a separate move to unwind California's power to set the pace of auto emissions requirements, the proposal also asserts that a 1975 law prohibits states from setting their own greenhouse gas limits, a view two federal district judges have already rejected. [Full Article...]

Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards Representatives of the USA auto industry praised the administration's proposal , even as some automakers privately have expressed unease at the prospect of abrupt changes in fuel standards and having to meet different standards in different states. [Full Article...]

Congrats! We've used Earth's quota for 2018

Congrats! We've used Earth's quota for 2018 Out of curiosity, The ASEAN Post computed the data provided by GFN and found the world might be "celebrating" EOD prematurely: the overshoot should fall on 12:34pm 4 August, 2018. GFN data shows that 86 percent of countries are now living beyond their means, creating an "ecological deficit". "These are consequences of busting the ecological budget of our one and only planet". [Full Article...]

Total lunar eclipse around the world

Total lunar eclipse around the world The " blood moon " effect is created due to light passing through Earth's atmosphere, which scatters blue light, meaning the moon turns a reddish colour. There are several apps and pieces of equipment to help amateurs and professionals snap the best image. Instead his interpretation of the Blood Moon is a precursor to the apocalypse. [Full Article...]

Lunar eclipse seen in Persepolis

Lunar eclipse seen in Persepolis That doesn't mean a lunar eclipse isn't a special event, and seeing the Moon completely bathed in the Earth's shadow is still a unique experience for the astronauts. on Friday and ate nothing till the eclipse came to an end. By 9.30 pm on Friday, the roads had emptied out as many Bengalureans, anxious about the inauspicious eclipse, had stayed indoors. [Full Article...]

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Begins its Search for New Worlds

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Begins its Search for New Worlds Over its two-year primary mission TESS will be able to observe about 85 percent of the sky, spending the first year studying the southern hemisphere and the second year the northern hemisphere. TESS is now busy searching for exoplanets outside our solar system, and the first data that it obtains will be transmitted back to Earth in August. [Full Article...]


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