What are some interesting facts about the Apollo 11 mission that most laypeople don’t know? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by James Donovan, Author of Shoot for the Moon, on Quora: There are many facts about the
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India announced three weeks ago that it had joined an “elite club of space powers,” having destroyed one of its own satellites with a hit-to-kill missile defense interceptor. With “Mission Shakti,” India became the fourth country to intentionally destroy a satellite on orbit. Only three other states—the Soviet Union, the United States, and China—have deliberately
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WASHINGTON — A major soft drink company says it will not pursue plans to advertise its products in space using a Russian startup, avoiding what likely would have been significant public criticism. The publication Futurism reported April 13 that PepsiCo’s Russian subsidiary was working with a startup there called StartRocket to advertise an energy drink
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Pretzels have long been considered good-luck symbols. More than $550 million worth of pretzels are sold in the United States annually. #HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science //www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: //bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. //bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: //testu.be/1ndmmMq
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NASA’s new exoplanet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size world. The planet, HD 21749c, is about 89 percent of Earth’s diameter, NASA said on Tuesday. The planet orbits HD 21749, a K-type star with about 70 percent of the Sun’s mass located 53 light years away in the southern constellation
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WASHINGTON — The center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched a communications satellite April 11 fell over after landing in rough seas, but SpaceX said the mishap won’t affect upcoming launches. In an April 15 statement, SpaceX said that the booster core, one of three on the Falcon Heavy rocket, was unable to
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Using advanced technology, scientists are reconstructing what citizens of ancient Pompeii looked like before the enormous volcanic eruption that took their lives. Subscribe to Science Channel: //bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. //bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: //testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Humanity could be on the verge of an unprecedented merging of human biology with advanced technology, fusing our thoughts and knowledge directly with the cloud in real-time – and this incredible turning point may be just decades away, scientists say. In a new research paper exploring what they call the ‘human brain/cloud interface’, scientists explain
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From hammocks to chess sets, Adam creates one swanky pad! It’s all the comforts of home on a deserted island! Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters: //www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-on-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: //bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel //www.facebook.com/MythBusters/ Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Tweets by MythBusters Follow us on Instagram: //www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/ //www.instagram.com/Mythbusters/
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On behalf of the President, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to accelerate the agency’s lunar exploration plans during a National Space Council meeting held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, March 26. Administrator Bridenstine said NASA accepts the challenge to land humans on the Moon in 2024.
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A Florida man was killed on Friday by what ornithologists say is the “world’s most dangerous bird“. It was a cassowary – an enormous, flightless bird around which even experienced zookeepers take precautions. He raised the animal on his farm, along with other exotic birds, authorities said. Police identified the man as 75-year-old Marvin Hajos.
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What’s the secret behind a perfect trebuchet? Adam tinkers with his mini medieval weapon to show us. Did you miss the latest episode of MythBusters? Catch up on Discovery GO! //www.discoverygo.com/mythbusters/ Subscribe to Discovery: //bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Watch full episodes! //www.hulu.com/mythbusters //bit.ly/MythBustersFullEpisodes Join us on Facebook: //www.facebook.com/MythBusters //www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: Tweets by MythBusters Tweets by Discovery
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The Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the most comprehensive environmental assessment produced by the UN in five years, brought us both good and bad news. The environment has continued to deteriorate since the first GEO-6 report in 1997, with potentially irreversible impacts if not effectively addressed. But pathways to significant change do exist, and a
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WASHINGTON — International Launch Services, the commercial sales division of Russia’s Proton rocket manufacturer Khrunichev, is now part of Glavkosmos, a Roscosmos subsidiary that sells Soyuz rocket launches. Reston, Virginia-based ILS, which has struggled to sell Proton launches against a backdrop of past vehicle failures and increased competition in the U.S., Europe and Asia, will
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Tesla Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk took to Twitter to call Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a “copycat” after Bezos announced plans to launch a new satellite-based broadband service. “In response to an article from the MIT Technology Review that announced Amazon’s plans to launch more than 3,000 Internet-providing satellites, Musk called Bezos a ‘copycat’, with
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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: //go.nasa.gov/2zgPY5o Special thanks to the European Space Agency, the ISS
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The aerospace company behind Israel’s failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public. FILE PHOTO: An image taken by Israel spacecraft, Beresheet, upon its landing on the moon, obtained by Reuters from Space IL on April 11, 2019. Courtesy
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In the face of rising global emissions, intensified electrification and an increase in renewable energy could prove to make the difference that ensures we reach future climate goals. With development and energy demands soaring worldwide, there is an opportunity for clean, renewable energy to supplant fossil fuels and take over as the main form of electricity generation. New
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WASHINGTON — The giant aircraft built by Stratolaunch to serve as an air-launch platform made its first flight April 13 amid questions about the future of the venture. The aircraft, the largest in the world by wingspan, took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California at 9:58 a.m. Eastern. The plane flew for
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