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NASA is about to grow fruit in space

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 4 min ago
NASA has big plans for space travel that include heading to both the Moon and Mars sooner rather than later. If humans begin to travel to other worlds on a regular basis — or even set up shop and live there — we're going to need food, and that means finding ...

NASA boss Bridenstine thinks we'd be on Mars already if politics didn't get in the way

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 26 min ago
NASA's Mars exploration projects have yielded many surprising discoveries over the years, and we know more about the Red Planet today than we ever have before. However, the day when human astronauts make the trip to Mars will truly be a momentous ...

Apollo 11 anniversary: It's re-igniting 'imagination' in space, Worden says

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 34 min ago
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, left, discusses his book "Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon" he co-wrote with Frances French, right, during a presentation July 15, 2019, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. 0. By Paul Gattis ...

TOWHEY: The space race — Sputnik to Apollo

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 47 min ago
“Beep… Beep… Beep…” Radios around the world picked up the steady pulse of a signal being broadcast from high overhead — where no aircraft could fly. It was October 1957, and the Soviet Union had just launched the first artificial satellite, called Sputnik, ...

Hubble Image of the Week – A Beautiful Whorl

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 53 min ago
Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes. One of the key galaxy types we see in the Universe is the spiral galaxy, as demonstrated in an especially beautiful way by the subject of this Hubble Picture of the Week, NGC 2985. NGC 2985 lies roughly over 70 ...

Local Space Heroes Remember The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 16 sec ago
Fifty years ago, an estimated 530 million people gathered around their TVs to watch astronauts take off from Cape Canaveral's Kennedy Space Center on the Apollo 11 Space Shuttle for the first mission to the moon. Since this historic event, there have been ...

Home Hotlist: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 22 min ago
You'll be the master of your own universe with this otherworldly The Universe wallpaper, printed with celestial bodies in warm hues. £150 for 3 rolls, mindtheg.com. Moon rocks. Have a stellar day with this Moon Wall Clock by Lisa Angel — add a star turn to ...

Retired NASA Engineer reflects on Apollo 11 mission

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 22 min ago
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission approaches, WHNT News 19 is reflecting on several individuals who played a part in making it all happen. The space administration has grown and changed over the years and a few lucky ...

A PSU Professor, Then An Engineer With NASA, Recalls The Apollo 11 Launch

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 27 min ago
Fifty years ago, on July 16, 1969, a Saturn V rocket was launched from Cape Kennedy Florida (now known Cape Canaveral), sending astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their way to the moon. That morning, legendary CBS ...

SpaceX capsule explosion means it probably won't fly astronauts until 2020

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 30 min ago
A leaky valve in the propulsion system of a SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule is probably what caused the spacecraft to explode during a test three months ago, a company official said Monday, and he acknowledged that the accident could delay the ...

Fifty books about the Moon (which aren't about Apollo)

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 38 min ago
With the 50th anniversary of the greatest human achievement ever rapidly approaching, and the flood of Apollo-related materials appurtenant thereto, I thought it might be helpful to ponder the target of the Apollo program: our Moon. Delving into the Lunar ...

50 years ago tonight, Apollo 11 left Earth to head to the moon

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 41 min ago
50 years ago tonight, the crew of Apollo 11 was at the beginning of a famous, unprecedented journey. Over the next eight days, they would travel nearly 400,000 kilometres, make history by landing on the moon, and then travel all the way home. It was the ...

Scotland's drug deaths set to top 1,000

Health News BBC - 10 hours 50 min ago
New figures are expected to show a record number of people died as a result of drugs last year.

Private companies keep coming, expanding 21st century space port

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 57 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - As NASA continues to reveal more details about its Artemis program with plans to return humans to the moon as soon as 2024, the agency is also quick to credit its many commercial partnerships with revamping the excitement about ...

Flood prediction model developed

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 29 min ago
Date: July 15, 2019; Source: City College of New York; Summary: The duration of floods can be determined by river flow, precipitation and atmospheric blocking. Now an international team of researchers is offering a novel physically based Bayesian network ...

UN urged to declutter night sky

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 34 min ago
Forget national parks or Antarctica: the last great wilderness is the night sky. Astronomers have called on the UN to help to regulate it, worried that it will soon be overcrowded with constellations of private satellites. “When you look up in the night sky . . . should ...

Comprehensive review of the future of CRISPR technology in crops

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 23:59
Date: July 15, 2019; Source: University of Maryland; Summary: CRISPR is thought of as 'molecular scissors' used to cut and edit DNA, but researchers are now looking far beyond these applications. In a new comprehensive review, they explore the current ...

"Women could do these jobs": Meet the trail blazers behind the historic Apollo 11 launch

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 23:56
Tuesday marks 50 years since three men in space suits set off on the greatest scientific adventure of all-time. As the astronauts of Apollo 11 headed to the moon, the women of NASA were blazing new trails on Earth. Poppy Northcutt, Joann Morgan and ...

The Many Ways Pop Culture Propels Spaceflight and Vice Versa

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 23:41
Space and pop culture have been intertwined for decades, since before men first set foot on the Moon. The fiftieth anniversary of that monumental event is upon us, and that gives us the chance to truly reflect on our nation's history as a spacefaring society.

More local programs celebrate anniversary of moon landing

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 23:36
Hall Memorial Library in Northfield is joining other local libraries in marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. All this week, the library is soliciting Moon Landing Memories. Moon cards are available for people to describe their moon landing ...

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