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NASA funds demonstrator mission to print and assemble spacecraft in orbit

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 01:40
NASA has agreed to a US$73.7 million contract with California-based Made in Space to launch a demonstrator spacecraft that will manufacture and assemble satellite components in orbit. The goal of the demonstrator, called Archinaut One, is to develop ...

Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond celebrates the moon landing anniversary

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 01:39
The Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond is helping highlight one of humanity's greatest achievements with special activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. “The Earth and moon are intimately connected, and life ...

Planet's dusty disk mirrors origins of Jupiter's moons

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:40
Astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust similar to the one that scientists believe birthed the moons of Jupiter. The find adds to the intriguing story of planet PDS 70 c, a still-forming gas giant about 370 light years ...

Researchers have found whole lizard in the stomach of a new dinosaur species

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:33
A team of researchers has discovered a new specimen of a Microraptor — volant dromaeosaurid Microraptor zhaoianus — with the remains of a nearly complete lizard preserved in its stomach. The researchers have named the lizard after Lord Indra.

5G health risks: What's the evidence?

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:33
Exposure from mobile networks including 5G fall well below limits set by international regulators.

Using archaeology as therapy for veterans

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:11
Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site.

MRO captures photo of Curiosity rover from Martian orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 23:57
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured an image of the Curiosity rover in a photo of Mount Sharp's Woodland Bay region taken from orbit on May 31, 2019. The orbiter used its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera to ...

University of Canterbury reflects on 50th anniversary of Moon landing

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 23:57
This year marks 50 years since NASA's Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon, 20 July 1969. The University of Canterbury (UC) has a strong history of excellence in engineering, astronomy and physics. The following ...

India Delays Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander Launch Over 'Technical Snag'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:35
India has postponed the launch of Chandrayaan-2 — its biggest moon mission yet — due to a technical glitch that arose less than an hour before liftoff, the country's space agency said today. The Indian Space Research Agency called off the launch of ...

Rocket Lab helping Nasa 3D-print spacecraft parts in orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:26
New Zealand is set to play a part in the future of spacecraft building, by helping Nasa to 3D-print parts in space. The US space agency will launch experimental spacecraft Archinaut One from Rocket Lab's Mahia Peninsula base. Once in orbit, Archinaut will ...

Apollo 11 moon mission: Giant leap for mankind had a big boost from Ohio

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 22:09
Louis Povinelli helped develop hydrogen fuel systems for the Apollo program, which put man on the moon 50 years ago. Now he's in his 59th year at NASA Glenn Research Center and uses this wind tunnel to test low-boom supersonic flight.

NASA backs demo that will 3D-print spacecraft parts in orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 21:49
NASA is expanding its efforts to bring 3D printing to space. The agency has given Made In Space a $73.3 million contract to demonstrate the ability to 3D-print spacecraft parts in orbit using Archinaut One (shown above), a robotic manufacturing ship due to ...

MDJ Time Capsule: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Launch - Part One

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 21:46
Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the Apollo 11 mission. Fifty years ago, the nation sat in anticipation of the Wednesday, July 16, 1969, launch of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Moon fever gripped the country from coast to coast ...

Where to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary this summer

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 21:09
It was a monumental achievement that enthralled people around the world: On July 20, 1969, astronauts walked on the moon. Fifty years later, that spellbinding milestone is being honored with events across the country. Central to the celebrations are places ...

All Points' Chief Development Officer Steve Lloyd Has Deep Roots in Space Program

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 20:41
You could say that All Points' chief development officer Steve Lloyd, above right with his father Paul, has a genetic predisposition to the Space Coast and its cutting-edge technology, thanks to his father who was so enamored at the opportunity to work in the ...

Spektr-RG telescope launched atop Proton-M rocket

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 20:31
The second Proton launch of 2019 took to the skies above the Baikonur Cosmodrome today with the Spektr-RG telescope for the Russian and German space agencies. It marked the start of a mission some 24 years in the making. The launch lifted off from ...

Astronomers have spotted a moon forming around a proto-Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 19:37
Astronomers have spotted a young planet with a disk of gas and dust around it similar to the one from which the moons of Jupiter were born. The planet PDS 70 b is a gas giant several times the size of Jupiter which is in the process of forming and is located ...

NASA Administrator Says Americans Would 'Be on Mars Today Had it Not Been For Political Risk'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 19:09
As the nation approaches the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic landing on the moon, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine claimed people would likely already have ventured to Mars by this point if it had not been for "political risks." Bridenstine appeared ...

New species of lizard found in stomach of microraptor, named after Lord Indra

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 18:38
ANI | Updated: Jul 14, 2019 23:08 IST. Washington D.C. [USA], July 14 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a new specimen of a microraptor -- volant dromaeosaurid Microraptor zhaoianus -- with the remains of a nearly complete lizard preserved in its ...

NASA admin says political, not technical risk is reason humans haven't already been to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 18:10
If a few things had gone differently, you apparently could be reading these words from Mars. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told CBS' Margaret Brennan on Sunday's edition of Face the Nation that the space agency tried to get back to moon and onto ...

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