Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan (right) attend the 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at … [+] NASA on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, California. ( Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images Some of the top scientists who accepted Breakthrough Prize awards for their work in physics and biology used the nationally broadcast ceremony to
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WASHINGTON — Finding international consensus on deployment milestones for constellations of non-geosynchronous satellites is a top space-related priority for the U.S. delegation attending the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference, officials said Nov. 1.  Grace Koh, the ambassador leading the U.S. delegation at WRC-19 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, this month, said there are several space-related topics the
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will do everything to demonstrate soft landing of its satellite on Moon, its Chairman K. Sivan said here on Saturday, nearly two months after such an attempt of Chandrayaan-2 failed. Sivan, who had become emotional after the Chandrayaan-2 landing failed on September 7, said that ISRO is working on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The journey of NASA’s dauntless Voyager 2 spacecraft through our solar system’s farthest reaches has given scientists new insight into a poorly understood distant frontier: the unexpectedly distinct boundary marking where the sun’s energetic influence ends and interstellar space begins. FILE PHOTO: NASA’s Voyager spacecraft in space is shown in this artist’s
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The vehicle lifted off from the desert this morning. Boeing/NASA TV Boeing has performed a “successful” pad abort test of its Starliner crew capsule, a key step towards launching humans into space in 2020 – although the vehicle experienced a problem with its parachutes during the test. At 9.15 A.M. Eastern Time today, Monday, November
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Updated 10:45 a.m. Eastern with NASA statement. WASHINGTON — NASA and Boeing said a pad abort test of the CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle Nov. 4 was a success despite the failure of one of the capsule’s three parachutes. The Starliner lifted off from a test stand at Launch Complex 32 at White Sands Missile
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According to Cal Tech physicist Sean Carroll in his excellent new book, Something Deeply Hidden, so far, quantum mechanics has worked precisely because scientists have been forced, to just ‘shut up and calculate’, even though the underlying philosophy of the whole field requires making a special allowance for the human beings who conduct physical measurements.
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite capable of providing stereoscopic imagery on Sunday, state-run media said, marking another important step as Beijing seeks to reduce reliance on foreign technology in topographic mapping. A rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China at 11:22 a.m. local time,
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28:  Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Galactic, poses for photographs … [+] before ringing a ceremonial bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to promote the first day of trading of Virgin Galactic Holdings shares on October 28, 2019 in New York City. Virgin Galactic
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Two Air Force cubesats were among many experimental projects encapsulated in the NG-12 Cygnus mission. WASHINGTON — Two identical cubesats developed by the Aerospace Corp. for the U.S. Air Force were aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket that flew a cargo resupply mission Nov. 2 to the International Space Station. The shoebox-size satellites, named Rogue
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Migrating without papers can be dangerous. In the last five years, around 19,000 people have died while attempting to reach Europe – almost all of them on the Mediterranean Sea crossing. According to the Missing Migrants Project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), migrants’ deaths in Europe in 2019 have been mainly caused by
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WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a spending bill Oct. 31 that provides $22.75 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2020, but final agreement on funding for agency programs may still be weeks, if not months, away. On an 84–9 vote, the Senate approved a so-called “minibus” appropriations bill that combined several separate measures, including the
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WASHINGTON — Top officials with the European Space Agency remain confident that they will be able to resolve the parachute problems that threaten to delay next summer’s launch of the ExoMars 2020 rover mission. In two high-altitude tests earlier this year, parachutes intended to slow down the ExoMars 2020 lander suffered tears in their canopies.
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HELSINKI — China is aiming to launch its complex Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission in late 2020, following launch vehicle-related delays.  The ambitious mission is now scheduled to launch atop the fifth Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket. The mission will launch from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center situated on Hainan island. Chang’e-5 will attempt to
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WASHINGTON — With revenue down and its just-launched satellite in trouble, Eutelsat Communications is preparing to layoff around 100 of its 1,000 employees, freeze wages and suspend hiring as it looks to return to growth.  Sandrine Téran, Eutelsat’s chief financial and IT officer, said Oct. 30 that the company hopes the initiative, called LEAP-2, will
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Scientists check plants inside of an aeroponic growing chamber system as an experiment called Marsonaut at Prague University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as
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People wearing zombie make up attend the Belgrade Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Oct. … [+] 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) ASSOCIATED PRESS Welcome back to 2019’s Halloween Horror Double Feature. In a classic episode of The Twilight Zone, the residents of a suburban neighborhood receive a chilling announcement: “the monsters are coming!” As
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lecroitg (pixabay.com) Much has been made of the SAT’s seemingly built-in socioeconomic bias. Blacks and Latinos score significantly lower than Whites. Students from high-income families outscore students from low-income families. Some have gone so far as to call it a “white preference” test. New research forthcoming in the American Economic Journal adds yet another biasing
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Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk recently unveiled the third version of Tesla’s solar roof product – called the Solar Glass Roof. According to Musk, this third iteration of the electricity-generating house-topper will be cheaper, easier, and faster to install than its predecessors. “It’ll grow like kelp on steroids,” he said, speaking about the new Tesla
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The vanilla in your favorite bakery cupcake was probably made with petrochemicals. Let’s ferment it … [+] instead. Jennie Brown on Unsplash The demand for natural products is growing, along with consumers’ increasing attention to the environment and their health. Consumers are seeking brand alternatives that help them make better, more responsible choices, whether to
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WASHINGTON — NASA is emphasizing the science that astronauts will do when they return to the moon in the Artemis program, but agency officials acknowledge that the initial missions might be limited in how many lunar samples they can return. In presentations at the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration and Analysis Group (LEAG) here
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WASHINGTON — While NASA achieves milestone assembling and testing the James Webb Space Telescope, a key manager said the mission only has a few months of schedule reserve left ahead of a March 2021 launch. In a presentation to NASA’s Astrophysics Advisory Committee Oct. 29, Greg Robinson, program director for JWST at NASA Headquarters, said
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The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer receiving communications from the payload. A team of engineers are reviewing the available health and status information from HDEV to identify what may have occurred. Additional updates will be published as they
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