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March 10, 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
Houston (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2017
Humans May Quickly Evolve on Mars, Biologist Claims
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
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 Captures Jupiter Cloudscape in High Resolution
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 07, 2017
This close-up view of Jupiter captures the turbulent region just west of the Great Red Spot in the South Equatorial Belt, with resolution better than any previous pictures from Earth or other spacecraft. NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this image with its JunoCam citizen science instrument when the spacecraft was a mere 5,400 miles (8,700 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloudtops on Dec. 11, 2 ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 21, 2017
Juno to remain in current orbit at Jupiter
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
New Plant Habitat Will Increase Harvest on International Space Station
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
A new, nearly self-sufficient plant growth system by NASA is headed to the International Space Station soon and will help researchers better understand how plants grow in space. The Advanced Plant Habitat will be used to conduct plant bioscience research on the space station, and help NASA prepare crew to grow their own food in space during deep-space exploration missions. Some of the comp ... more
Washington DC (VOA) Mar 09, 2017
Space Tourism and Business Looking Up
Lima, Peru (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Indicators show potatoes can grow on Mars
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
NASA Releases Free Software Catalog
Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team led by the Department of Energy's ... more
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Phonon nanoengineering: Vibrations of nanoislands dissipate heat more effectively
Evanston IL (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Houston TX (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties
Blue Origin shares video of New Glenn rocket
Seattle WA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Jeff Bezos introduced the latest concept from his company Blue Origin at the Satellite 2017 conference, the New Glenn rocket, which features a reusable first stage. Blue Origin released a video detailing the rocket's specs. The rocket doesn't exist yet, but it already has a customer. Satellite provider Eutelsat will be the rocket's first client. "We couldn't hope for a better fir ... more
Cayenne (AFP) March 7, 2017
Europe launches fourth Earth monitoring satellite
Eglin AFB FL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Space squadron supports record-breaking satellites launch
San Francisco (AFP) March 5, 2017
Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars
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China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
The Chinese Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is breaking ground on techniques to send satellites into space via rockets shot from airborne Chinese planes, China Daily reports. According to Li Tongyu, chief of rocket development at the academy, the technology will allow scientists and engineers to quickly replace "dysfunctional" satellites, as well as launch ad hoc, last-minute satellit ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Plans to Launch 1st Probe to Mars in Summer 2020
Beijing (XNA) Mar 09, 2017
China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017
U.S. Naval Research Lab develops light, transparent armor
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists have developed and patented a transparent armor they say reduces weight while maintaining strong defensive properties. The armor is made from thermoplastic elastomers, rubbery polymers capable of being processed like thermoplastic plastics when heated. According to a study published by Ceresana in January 2015, the material can be melted, repeat ... more
Canberra (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Space surveillance radar system fully operational
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Physicists design a device inspired by sonic screwdriver
Chicago IL (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Bubble-recoil could be used to cool microchips, even in space
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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
Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Astronomers have used ALMA to detect a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the universe was only four percent of its present age. This galaxy was observed shortly after its formation and is the most distant galaxy in which dust has been detected. This observation is also the most distant detection of oxygen in the universe. These new results provide brand-new insights into the bi ... more
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
HERA Radio Telescope Attracts Even More International Funding
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
A new look at the nature of dark matter
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Revealing the origin and nature of the outskirts of stellar megalopolises
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
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
The Chinese Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is breaking ground on techniques to send satellites into space via rockets shot from airborne Chinese planes, China Daily reports. According to Li Tongyu, chief of rocket development at the academy, the technology will allow scientists and engineers to quickly replace "dysfunctional" satellites, as well as launch ad hoc, last-minute satellit ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Plans to Launch 1st Probe to Mars in Summer 2020
Beijing (XNA) Mar 09, 2017
China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017
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
ISRO Makes More Space for Private Sector Participation in Satellite Making
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 07, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is thinking of ways to enhance involvement of the private sector in its future satellite launches and include local firms in making integrated systems and sub-systems. It is part of the larger efforts of the Indian agency to augment capabilities and tap the growing commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication. The move obvio ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 08, 2017
Eutelsat Signs up for Blue Origin's New Glenn Launcher
Kuwait (KUNA) Mar 09, 2017
Kuwait Space Agency - a pipedream or reality
Manchester, UK (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
How low can you go? New project to bring satellites nearer to Earth
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Earth is bombarded at random, crater study shows
Zurich (UPI) Mar 7, 2017
New analysis of Earth's myriad craters turned up no evidence of an impact pattern. Earth is bombarded at random, the research shows. Some astronomers suggest the sun possesses a companion star, which makes its closest approach to the solar system every 26 million years, triggering a barrage of asteroids. But the sibling star, named Nemesis, has never been found, and the latest analysis ... more
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Long-Lasting Cryovolcanism on Dwarf Planet Ceres
Mountain View CA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Warped Meteor Showers Hit Earth at All Angles
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Earth is bombarded at random
DARPA robotic servicing program has become stalled
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
DARPA has been developing a program that will leverage successes in space robotics in order to accelerate in-orbit servicing of satellites. Of particular interest are the satellites that populate the geosynchronous orbit at about 36,000 km above Earth. There are hundreds of these vehicles that operate as military, civil and commercial satellite assets. However, once launched, there is no w ... more
Tel Aviv (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Rafael completes test firing with Protector USV
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Robot uses social feedback to fetch objects intelligently
Washington (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
Switzerland taps Kongsberg for Protector weapon system


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