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HELSINKI — China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. The 8.6-metric-ton Tiangong-2 (‘Heavenly Palace 2’) reentered over the South Pacific Ocean Uninhabited Area at 9:06 a.m. Eastern using its own propulsion, following an engine burn 10 a.m. July
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Air Travel Accounts For One-Fifth Of Global Tourism Emissions Getty Our species has never been as mobile as it is today. Getting from one side of the planet to the other has never been as easy or affordable. You can wake up this morning in Boston and through the magic of air transport, go to
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Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Join the Psyche team to explore why this mission was selected for NASA’s Discovery Program, how we’ll get to the asteroid, what
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RENTON, Wash. — NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. In a July 17 memo, Paul Hertz, director of NASA’s astrophysics mission, announced he was approving extensions through 2022 for the eight missions after accepting
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The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. WASHINGTON — British Secretary of State for Defense Penny Mordaunt announced on Thursday that the U.K. will become the first international partner of Operation Olympic Defender, an effort started by U.S. Strategic Command in 2013 to strengthen
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future. In the 1960s, the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory had a NASA contract to develop the Apollo Guidance
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Science gets scaled up with the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video from the International Space Station. Get closer to the in-space experience and see how the international partnership-powered human spaceflight is improving lives on Earth, while enabling humanity to explore the universe. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2zgPY5o Special thanks to the European Space Agency, the ISS
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FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas/File Photo BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country’s second
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RENTON, Wash. — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. Appearing before the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss the agency’s deep space exploration plans, Bridenstine said a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Governments could stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with ‘artificial snow,’ a study found on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Scientists believe that
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Twenty-five years after Apollo 11, Arthur C. Clarke outlined for SpaceNews an exploration vision marked by reusable launch vehicles and space elevators. The piece that follows first appeared in our July 18-24, 1994 issue. This op-ed appeared in the July 16, 2019 special Apollo 11 at 50 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Some years ago, a
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At 9:32 a.m. EDT, the swing arms move away and a plume of flame signals the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle and astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A. Corbis via Getty Images It was 50 years ago this week
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Air hockey was developed in the late ’60s and early ’70s by a group of American billiard engineers. When in play, the puck floats on a thin cushion of air, propelled by players on each end. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow
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Seeing countless renewable energy records broken and milestones passed has been a constant source of encouraging news for our planet. Now, we have yet another impressive stat to celebrate: in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over. Specifically, turbines generated 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity between January
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Mini-grids may finally be ready to change the world. But the small, self-sufficient electricity grids that connect communities who have not been reached by the main grid are not a new technology. In fact, the first grids were mini-grids. Edison and Tesla changed the world when they pioneered electrification with small privately-run grids, but eventually, the cheaper cost
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#HowItsMade http://www.sciencechannelgo.com This bar features a thick layer of milk chocolate around a salty and crunchy peanut butter candy center. Making that candy center is the tricky part. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Watch full episodes: http://www.sciencechannelgo.com Check out the all new seeker.com http://www.seeker.com/
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This visualization tracks the trajectory of the Voyager 2 spacecraft through the solar system. Launched on August 20, 1977, it was one of two spacecraft sent to visit the giant planets of the outer solar system. Like Voyager 1, Voyager 2 flew by Jupiter and Saturn, but the Voyager 2 mission was extended to fly
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WASHINGTON — 3D Glass Solutions, a company developing radiofrequency devices using glass-ceramics, has raised $12 million from investors in the United States and Japan.  Japanese conglomerate Nagase & Company led the round, with participation from Lockheed Martin’s investor arm Lockheed Martin Ventures, Sun Mountain Capital and Murata Manufacturing Co.  Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 3DGS
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