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National Solar Observatory Predicts Large Sunspot for Thanksgiving
Space
National Solar Observatory Predicts Large Sunspot for Thanksgiving
2020-11-24 21:03:19
by Dan McCue

BOULDER, Colo. - A giant sunspot is expected to traverse the Earth-facing side of the Sun by Thanksgiving, according to scientists at the National Science Foundation's National Solar Observatory. They based their prediction, first made on Nov. 18, on a... Read More

NASA Preps SpaceX Crew for ISS Space Launch Later This Week
Space
NASA Preps SpaceX Crew for ISS Space Launch Later This Week
2020-11-10 13:35:08
by Sara Wilkerson

This week, NASA is preparing to help send Crew-1 SpaceX astronauts to the International Space Station for a six-month expedition in Earth’s lower orbit.  This is the first crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon... Read More

Space Force Moon Base Could Become Reality
Military
Space Force Moon Base Could Become Reality
2020-10-01 19:13:37
by Reece Nations

Although still far from happening, United States Space Command leader Maj. Gen. John Shaw said Space Force troops will eventually be sent to space. Shaw’s comments on the Space Force came during the AFWERX Engage Space Conference, which ran from... Read More

NASA Confirms Chance Asteroid Will Hit Earth Right Before Election, But ‘No Threat’
Space
NASA Confirms Chance Asteroid Will Hit Earth Right Before Election, But ‘No Threat’

ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA will see your double hurricane and raise you an asteroid. That seemed to be the case over the weekend as the internet reacted to the news that an asteroid has a chance of hitting the earth... Read More

SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 years
Space
SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company. It was... Read More

U.S. Space Command Says Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon From Space
Geopolitics
U.S. Space Command Says Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon From Space
2020-07-24 13:28:42
by Gaspard Le Dem

U.S. Space Command on Wednesday said it had proof that Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon from outer space last week. The agency, which is in charge of U.S. military operations in space, said that a Russian satellite by the name... Read More

Look Out, Mars: Here We Come With a Fleet of Spacecraft
Space
Look Out, Mars: Here We Come With a Fleet of Spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick... Read More

SpaceX Docks at the International Space Station With Two NASA Astronauts for the First Time
Space
SpaceX Docks at the International Space Station With Two NASA Astronauts for the First Time

ORLANDO, Fla. — SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule eased its way to the International Space Station on Sunday morning, autonomously docking and marking the first time an American commercial capsule with humans aboard performed the feat. The docking, which concluded shortly... Read More

New Poll Finds Majority of Hawaiians Support Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope
Opinion Polls
New Poll Finds Majority of Hawaiians Support Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope
2020-05-29 12:29:26
by Dan McCue

A majority of Hawaii residents continue to support the construction of a new observatory atop the dormant Maunakea volcano on the Big Island of the archipelago, despite protests that have brought the project to a standstill, a new poll shows.... Read More

NASA and SpaceX Postpone Historic Astronaut Launch to Saturday
Space
NASA and SpaceX Postpone Historic Astronaut Launch to Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. — With bad weather hovering over the Space Coast Wednesday, SpaceX and NASA had to postpone their return to space until the weekend. The mission plans to take astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space... Read More

NASA Astronauts Go Back to the Future with Capsule Launch
Space
NASA Astronauts Go Back to the Future with Capsule Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style "Right Stuff" capsule. Make no mistake: This is not your father's — or grandfather's — capsule. SpaceX's Dragon... Read More

NASA, SpaceX Bringing Astronaut Launches Back to Home Turf
Space
NASA, SpaceX Bringing Astronaut Launches Back to Home Turf

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in nearly a decade, U.S. astronauts are about to blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil. And for the first time in the history of human spaceflight, a... Read More

Will Virus Keep Florida Spectators From Astronaut Launch?
Space
Will Virus Keep Florida Spectators From Astronaut Launch?

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida’s Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years. In the age of coronavirus,... Read More

Space Exploration’s Next Frontier: Remote-Controlled Robonauts
Space
Space Exploration’s Next Frontier: Remote-Controlled Robonauts

As Japan’s second female astronaut to fly up in the Space Shuttle Discovery, Naoko Yamazaki didn’t expect to spend a quarter of her time dusting, feeding mice and doing other menial jobs. It can cost more than $430 million a... Read More

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