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March 07, 2017
ROCKET SCIENCE
Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars



San Francisco (AFP) March 5, 2017
Sending tourists for a trip around the moon is the latest big idea launched by Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley star known for turning his passions into visionary enterprises. Musk has become one of the United States' best-known innovators. He was a founder of payments company PayPal, electric carmaker Tesla Motors and SpaceX, maker and launcher of rockets and spacecraft. SpaceX recently announced that two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon in what would mark the farthest hum ... read more

MOON DAILY
India's Moon Mission on 2018 Target, Says ISRO Chief
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
ISRO boss AS Kiran Kumar says the second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 is making good progress; it is scheduled for launch next year. But critics question why should India get into the manned spacefli ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Moon tourists risk rough ride, experts say
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Non-stop vomiting, a puffy face and the constant need to pee: Volunteers for a week-long loop around the Moon may be in for a rough ride even if all goes to plan. In the week that SpaceX ann ... more
MOON DAILY
An Epic Lunar Experience Lands at Space Center Houston
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Space Center Houston is the first of four stops of a new exhibit featuring the Apollo 11 command module, which will leave the Smithsonian on a national tour for the first time since 1971. It will be ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight
Miami (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
Russia to carry out tourist flights around Moon by 2022
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
Russia's Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia hopes to be the first to offer space tourism around the Moon aboard the Soyuz spacecraft by 2021-2022. First round-the-Moon flights should ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad
Miami (AFP) Feb 19, 2017
SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station. ... more
MOON DAILY
India Takes Russian Help to Analyze Chemical Composition of Lunar Surface
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 17, 2017
ISRO has started a series of ground tests for testing the performance of sensors and actuators for soft landing of the Lander on the lunar surface. India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has ... more
IRON AND ICE
Arecibo Observatory captures revealing images of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Columbia, MD (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Though not visible to the naked eye or even with binoculars, the green-tailed Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (HMP) did not escape the gaze of the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory. Scientists fr ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Friday Night's Deep Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Palm Coast FL (SPX) Feb 08, 2017
Lunar eclipses are enjoyable celestial events that can be seen from a wide geographic area. But we haven't experienced a total lunar blackout since September 2015, and the next one won't come until ... more
MOON DAILY
Complete Lunar-cy: The Earth Has Sprayed the Moon With Oxygen for Billennia
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
The Moon may be peppered with oxygen transmitted by life on Earth, according to a scientific study, opening up the possibility that the Earth's atmosphere of billions of years ago may be preserved o ... more


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MOON DAILY
Private Space Race Heats Up, Moon Landing Expected in Late 2017
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
Moon Express, the first private company to receive government approval for a space mission, has announced an additional $20 million raised for a lunar voyage in late 2017. A front-runner to wi ... more
IRON AND ICE
Earth Narrowly Dodges Three Large Asteroids
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
A car-sized asteroid narrowly missed the Earth on Monday, January 30, six days after another asteroid the size of a house had a similar near-miss, and ten days after a third passed by that was about ... more
MOON DAILY
LunaH-Map CubeSat to map the Moon's water deposits
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) is developing a small satellite that will search hydrogen in lunar craters with the ultimate goal of creating the most detailed map of the moon's water deposits. The s ... more
MOON DAILY
India, Israel among five teams fighting for first private Moon landing
Moscow (Sputnik) Jan 27, 2017
Google and nonprofit company X Prize announced Wednesday that out of 33 original teams, five have secured launch contracts to send spacecraft to the moon. Teams must launch their spacecraft no later ... more

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New evidence for a water-rich history on Mars
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites conducted, in part, at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found evidence that a mineral found in Martian meteorites - which had been considered as proof of an anc ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 03, 2017
NASA Orbiter Steers Clear of Mars Moon Phobos
Paris (ESA) Mar 03, 2017
Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
Mars is more Earth-like than moon-like
An Ice World...With an Ocean
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017
On Feb. 17, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft was making the first-ever close pass over Saturn's moon Enceladus as it worked through its detailed survey of the planet's icy satellites. Exciting, to be sure, just for the thrill of exploration. But then Cassini's magnetometer instrument noticed something odd. Since NASA's two Voyager spacecraft made their distant flybys of Enceladus about 20 years p ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 31, 2017
Close views show Saturn's Rings in unprecedented detail
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 23, 2017
Cassini captures stunning view of Saturn moon Daphnis
Paris (ESA) Jan 17, 2017
Catching Cassini's call
Juno to remain in current orbit at Jupiter
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 21, 2017
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the spacecraft's orbital period to 14 days. "Juno is healthy, its science instrum ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 22, 2017
Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 10, 2017
NASA receives science report on Europa lander concept
Laurel MD (SPX) Feb 03, 2017
New Horizons Refines Course for Next Flyby
India has capability to develop space station, says top official
New Delhi (XNA) Mar 03, 2017
India has the capability to develop a space station, a top official of the state-owned space agency has said. "We have all the capabilities to set up a space station. The day the country takes the decision, we will okay the project. Just draw a policy and provide us necessary funds and time," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief A.S. Kiran Kumar told the media Monday. The ... more
Redmond WA (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Orion spacecraft achieves key safety milestone
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 28, 2017
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Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Marshall shakes, packs, ships and tracks NASA payloads
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Evanston IL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that some of nature's most complicated structures can be deliberately assembled if researchers can control the shapes of the particles and the way they connect using DNA. "This is a tour de force demonstration of wh ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
Europe launches fourth Earth monitoring satellite
Cayenne (AFP) March 7, 2017
Europe launched a fourth satellite Tuesday for its Copernicus Earth-monitoring project to track changes in forest cover and air pollution, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced. The 1.1-tonne, "colour-vision" Sentinel-2B satellite blasted off on a Vega rocket from Europe's space port in Kourou, French Guiana, overnight, and was successfully placed in Earth orbit, it said. In about th ... more
San Francisco (AFP) March 5, 2017
Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Moon tourists risk rough ride, experts say
Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
ULA launches NROL-79 payload for NRO
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Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
After sending a probe to Mars in 2020, China plans to explore three asteroids and land on one of them to conduct scientific research, according to a Chinese asteroid research expert. The "China's Space Activities in 2016" white paper, issued by the Information Office of the State Council recently, also mentioned asteroid exploration in outlining the major tasks of the country's space indus ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
Thinking Big: China Hopes to Conduct 2nd Mission to Mars by 2030
Beijing (Sputnik) Feb 28, 2017
China to Conduct Test Flight of CZ-8 Carrier Rocket by 2018
Aireon and Thales Begin Validation of Space-Based ADS-B Data
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Aireon has announced that Thales has officially begun the testing and validation of the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) data. Initially signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June of 2015, the start of data validation marks a major milestone for Aireon and Thales' efforts to ensure the successful integration of space-based ADS-B into the TopSky-ATC ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Scientists demonstrate improved particle warning to protect astronauts
Washington (UPI) Feb 27, 2017
Raytheon gets $1 billion radar contract for Qatar
Espoo, Finland (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
New use for paper industry's sludge and fly ash in plastics
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Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
Revealing the origin and nature of the outskirts of stellar megalopolises
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Galaxies have dramatically grown in size since the early Universe, and elliptical galaxies, in particular, are the largest galaxies in both size and mass. What is the main driver behind the late growth of their outer parts was the question that motivated this study. With disc galaxies, like our Milky Way, it is fairly easy to identify their distinct parts: the central bulge, the disc with ... more
Clemson SC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Probing seven worlds with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Yale-led team puts dark matter on the map
Russia to face strong competition from China in space launch market
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016
In the decade to come Russia will face strong competition from China for the commercial launch of satellites for developing countries, according to Ivan Moiseev, director of the Institute of Space Policy."China is trying to expand its space launching services, developing new boosters for different segments of the market," Moiseev told RIA Novosti. "It has constructed a new spacecraft launc ... more
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 27, 2016
Vega And Gokturk-1A are present for next Arianespace lightweight mission
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 25, 2016
Antares Rides Again
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 21, 2016
Four Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's milestone Ariane 5 launch from the Spaceport
Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
After sending a probe to Mars in 2020, China plans to explore three asteroids and land on one of them to conduct scientific research, according to a Chinese asteroid research expert. The "China's Space Activities in 2016" white paper, issued by the Information Office of the State Council recently, also mentioned asteroid exploration in outlining the major tasks of the country's space indus ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
Thinking Big: China Hopes to Conduct 2nd Mission to Mars by 2030
Beijing (Sputnik) Feb 28, 2017
China to Conduct Test Flight of CZ-8 Carrier Rocket by 2018
Solar storms remove electrons from large portions of Earth's atmosphere
Copenhagen, Denmark (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
New research shows solar storms leave large portions of Earth's atmosphere without electrons. Typically, when a solar storm reaches Earth, the collision with the planet's magnetosphere creates space through which a barrage of charged particles and electrons flood the ionosphere, an outer layer of Earth's atmosphere. In other words, solar storms are most often associated with an e ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
First Solar Images from NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite
Washington (UPI) Feb 25, 2017
Rare 'Ring of Fire' eclipse to cross Southern Hemisphere
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
NSF to Fund a Nationwide Effort to Capture the Eclipse
Iridium Safety Voice Communications Installs Surge Past 500 Aircraft
McLean, VA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Iridium Communications Inc. reports that its Safety Voice service, which is used for air traffic communications, has been adopted by more than 500 aircraft as of February 2017. The Iridium Safety Voice service provides aircraft operators with an alternative to existing HF radio systems, replacing them with a secure satellite-based option for long-range communications. In August of 2015, th ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
Turkey Moves Closer to Launching Own Space Agency
Washington (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
OneWeb, Intelsat merge to advance satellite internet
London, UK (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
GomSpace to supply satellites for Sky and Space Global constellation
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Asteroid Split in Two and, Years Later, Developed Tails
Granada, Spain (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Asteroids on the main belt, situated between Mars and Jupiter, move around the Sun in quasi circular orbits, so they do not undergo the temperature changes which, in comets, produce the characteristic tails. Nevertheless, some twenty cases have been documented of asteroids which, for various reasons, increase their glow and unfurl a tail of dust. Among the latter stands P/2016 J1, the youngest k ... more
Berkeley, Calif. (UPI) Feb 27, 2017
Researchers aim to measure risk of exploding asteroids
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
NASA study hints at possible change in water 'fingerprint' of comet
Paris, France (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Surprising Dunes on Comet Chury
Switzerland taps Kongsberg for Protector weapon system
Washington (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
Norwegian company Kongsberg received a $15 million contract to deliver updated Protector remote weapon systems to the government of Switzerland. The weapon system was ordered by Armasuisse, Switzerland's federal procurement office. According to Kongsberg, the Protectors to be delivered will be modified to integrate with modern platforms. "Kongsberg has delivered Protector remote ... more
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Robot uses social feedback to fetch objects intelligently
Raleigh, NC (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Tracking the movement of cyborg cockroaches
Oxford, England (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
Study: Even 'benevolent bots' fight, sometimes for years


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