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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:21:10 GMT
As an Indian rocket is getting ready to put five British satellites into orbit on July 10, officials at the Sriharikota space port are also working on an Indian satellite launch, an official said on Monday. India will launch a communications satellite GSAT6 sometime after July 10. "Work is progressing smoothly for the July 10 night rocket launch.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:11:22 GMT
Actually, [Gordon] is a photographer, and he wants to capture candid moments and fleeting expressions. What better way to inspire wonder and amazement than to be able to produce a giant soap bubble on demand? And what better way to do it than with an intricate, computer controlled giant bubble machine ? [Gordon's] inspiration for the bubble producing mechanism comes from the end effector of the Canadarm robotic Space Shuttle arm, which used a cable-grapple design to snare and secure payloads.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:51:44 GMT
The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" black holes in the universe than were previously thought. Supermassive black holes are powerful cosmic "drains" sucking material into a point of infinite density formed from the compressed mass of hundreds of thousands to billions of suns.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:57:06 GMT
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft break apart shortly after liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:57:20 GMT
Wicomico teacher soars at Space Camp John Reichenberg launches lessons learned at Space Camp in the classroom Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2015/07/05/teacher-space-camp-adventure/29739771/ But Reichenberg's original path was not one conducive to space travel. He was part of the business world for 18 years before becoming an educator in Wicomico County.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:47:43 GMT
A Russian cargo ship arrived safely at the International Space Station early Sunday, easing concerns about a potential supply shortage after consecutive mission failures. Local 6 News partner Florida Today says the un-piloted Progress 60 spacecraft carrying more than 3 tons of food, fuel and spare parts docked at the orbiting research complex at 3:11 a.m. Eastern time, two days after launching from Kazakhstan.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:43:09 GMT
An artist's rendition of Pluto and Charon. The probe has been barreling toward the dwarf planet and its primary moon since January 2006, but suffered a glitch on Saturday.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:38:04 GMT
In this image taken from video, a Soyuz-U rocket blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 3, 2015. The unmanned cargo ship is heading to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:38:16 GMT
NASA has joined a multi-agency field campaign studying summer storm systems in the U.S. Great Plains to find out why they often form after the sun goes down instead of during the heat of the day. The Plains Elevated Convection at Night, or PECAN, project began June 1st and continues through mid-July.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:19:07 GMT
After three failed attempts to deliver supplies to the International Space Station in the last year, a Russian Progress spacecraft loaded with 2.4 tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel, and scientific instruments is due to dock there July 5. Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, said the craft is on schedule to dock itself. But if anything goes wrong, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko will dock it manually.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:13:48 GMT
An iconic section of the fuselage recovered from space shuttle Challenger with the American flag and the flight deck windows recovered from space shuttle Columbia are part of a new, permanent memorial, "Forever Remembered," that opened on June 27, 2015 in the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida featuring shuttle hardware and personal crew items never before on display for viewing by the public. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com NASA's two lost Shuttle crews from the searing Challenger and Columbia accidents are now memorialized in the newly opened, permanent and highly emotional "Forever Remembered" tribute display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:00:06 GMT
Being too cheap to buy new books, my reading material at any given time is typically several years old. I recently finished "Riding Rockets," written in 2006 by astronaut Mike Mullane, an Albuquerque native.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:54:52 GMT
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope recently completed the largest and most sensitive survey of dust surrounding young star systems. The survey zoomed-in on stars that are between 10 million to 1 billion years old and the source of the dust is thought to be the left-over debris from planet, asteroid and comet collisions after systems of planets have formed.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:45:06 GMT
The Marshall Space Flight Center just celebrated its 55th birthday on July the 1st. It joined NASA in 1960 just two years after NASA's own birth in 1958.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:36:11 GMT
From the ground, it didn't really look like an explosion. Standing at a press site about four miles from the launchpad, amid the rippling, crackling sound waves generated by the rocket's chemical propulsion - a disturbance so great it sent fish leaping from the river in front of us - all systems seemed to be go.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:54 GMT
It's hard to imagine now, but this derelict shuttle was once at the gleaming forefront of the Soviet space program. It was one of a number of dilapidated spacecraft found at the Baikonur Cosmodrome site in Kazakhstan by urban explorer Ralph Mirebs.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:19:44 GMT
The United States used to be the type of country that sent brave men and women into space. No longer, of course.
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