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Mail Online
4 hours ago
OMG science

Uranus and Neptune have secret MOONS

New moons discovered around Neptune and Uranus point to ongoing celestial discoveries.
Ground-based telescopes reveal faintest moons around ice giant planets, indicating technological advancements in space exploration.
Inverse
4 days ago
OMG science

The NASA Mission that Photographed Pluto in 2015 Has Discovered Something Unexpected

The Kuiper Belt may be larger than expected due to high levels of dust discovered by New Horizons spacecraft.
Evidence suggests the presence of Kuiper Belt Objects beyond the traditional edge and a possible second belt.
www.scientificamerican.com
5 days ago
OMG science

The Eclipse Is Coming, and Solar Science Will Never Be the Same

Scientists eagerly await the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, for studying the sun's corona.
The corona, the sun's outer atmosphere, remains a mysterious and fascinating subject for astronomers.
www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

February 2024: Science History from 50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

NASA plans to launch a 120-inch reflecting telescope in the early 1980s called the Large Space Telescope, which will be able to map the recessional velocities of galaxies and potentially reveal new objects in other galaxies.
The Hubble Space Telescope, originally called the Large Space Telescope, was approved by the National Academy of Sciences in 1969 and was launched in 1990.
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

6 Great Space Images in January

Sierra Space tested the strain its orbital module can handle.
Japan's SLIM spacecraft landed on the moon and experienced engine problems, but is now working again.
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
East Bay (California)

Space out at NASA's immersive exhibits at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland

Chabot Space and Science Center has been an astronomy hub for over a century
Chabot played a crucial role in helping bring the Apollo 13 crew back to Earth
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Inverse
3 hours ago
OMG science

46 Years Ago, a Rare Alignment of Our Planets Allowed For An Iconic Space Mission

The summer of 1977 was significant for space exploration with milestones like the launch of the Voyagers and the popularity of Star Wars.
The Voyagers, despite having less computing power than a modern smartphone, provided groundbreaking insights about the outer solar system.
New York Post
15 hours ago
OMG science

Odysseus gets America back on the Moon and shows us working together better than ever

Private sector successfully landed craft on the moon for the first time in five decades
Mission aimed to explore areas with potential resources like water, oxygen, and rocket fuel for future astronauts
Collaboration between public and private sectors, academia, and innovative tech entrepreneurs is driving progress in space exploration.
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time.com
2 days ago
OMG science

The Odysseus Lunar Landing Brings NASA One Step Closer to Putting Boots on the Moon

Private company Odysseus landed on the moon's south pole, marking a historic achievement.
Significance of the Odysseus spacecraft extends beyond just being the first private lunar landing.
www.mercurynews.com
2 days ago
OMG science

Why it took the US 51 years to get back on the moon

The United States landed on the moon for the first time since 1972 with a private firm, Intuitive Machines Inc.
Challenges for private companies in successfully landing on the moon include the harsh lunar environment and lack of experience with moonshot technology.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 days ago
OMG science

First Commercial Moon Landing Returns U.S. to Lunar Surface

First privately built spacecraft successfully landed on the moon
Use of innovative solutions in response to technical challenges
www.france24.com
3 days ago
OMG science

Private spacecraft completes first US moon landing in 50 years

First US private sector lunar landing in over 50 years
Spacecraft landed near moon's south pole with scientific instruments
www.space.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Second Private U.S. Lander Launches to the Moon

Odysseus, a lunar lander built by Intuitive Machines, has successfully launched and is on its way to the moon's south pole for a historic private lunar landing.
If successful, Odysseus will become the first-ever private spacecraft to successfully land on the moon, marking a significant achievement for the United States in space exploration.
TechCrunch
1 week ago
OMG science

Intuitive Machines lunar lander en route to the moon after SpaceX launch | TechCrunch

Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lander, Odysseus, has launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and is set to land on the moon on February 22.
The lander will carry scientific and commercial payloads and aims to operate for up to seven days on the lunar surface.
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Mail Online
2 days ago
OMG science

How NASA's mission to drill for water on the moon will help astronauts

The first private craft on the moon is drilling for water
The spacecraft will use tools to dig three feet deep and analyze samples
TNW | Deep-Tech
1 month ago
OMG science

Doomed US lander crushes hopes for first European tech on the Moon

The Peregrine lunar lander is set to crash back to Earth after a critical loss of propellant shortly after launch.
The lander was carrying the first piece of European technology to touch down on the moon and the human remains of British author Sir Arthur Charles Clarke.
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Nasa postpones plans to send humans to moon

Nasa has postponed its plans to send humans to the moon due to delays in the Artemis program.
The Artemis III mission to land four astronauts near the lunar south pole will be delayed until September 2026.
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Mexico's space ambitions carried by five robots on the way to the Moon

Mexico's Colmena mission is the first private initiative to the Moon and the first time Mexico is taking part in a lunar expedition.
The Colmena project focuses on small robots and nanotechnology, which allows for the creation of many efficient robots.
www.france24.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Private US moon lander mission appears doomed after 'critical' fuel loss

Private mission to land on the Moon faces failure due to critical loss of fuel.
Astrobotic's Peregrine Lunar Lander experienced technical troubles with its propulsion system.
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GameSpot
2 days ago
OMG science

The US Just Landed On The Moon For The First Time In 50 Years, But It Wasn't All Smooth

The United States landed a craft on the Moon after 50 years but faced signal issues.
Companies like Intuitive Machines and NASA are involved in lunar missions.
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Ars Technica
3 days ago
OMG science

A little US company makes history by landing on the Moon

US-built spacecraft landed on Moon after 50 years
Landing faced challenges with software patch and navigation system
www.dw.com
3 days ago
OMG science

Moon landing: US private spacecraft makes touchdown DW 02/23/2024

Private company lands on the moon for the first time in history
Odysseus mission focuses on data collection for NASA and commercial customers
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
OMG science

US returns to lunar surface for first time in over 50 years: Welcome to the moon'

Private spacecraft Odysseus successfully lands on the moon after over 50 years, marking a significant milestone in space exploration.
Nasa aims for more lunar missions, including sending humans back to the moon by late 2026.
www.dw.com
3 days ago
OMG science

US private spacecraft lands on lunar surface DW 02/23/2024

First US private company to land on the moon in over half a century.
Odysseus mission includes scientific instruments for NASA and commercial customers.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Private U.S. Lunar Lander Suffers 'Critical' Anomaly after Launch

Astrobotic's attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon is in jeopardy due to an anomaly in the propulsion system
The spacecraft is unable to stably orient itself towards the sun, preventing the use of solar panels for charging
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Private U.S. Lunar Lander Suffers 'Critical' Anomaly after Launch

Astrobotic's attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon is in jeopardy due to an anomaly in the propulsion system
The spacecraft is unable to stably orient itself towards the sun, preventing the use of solar panels for charging
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Mail Online
3 days ago
OMG science

'Welcome to the moon': How Odysseus 'aced the landing of a lifetime'

Successful landing of $118 million uncrewed spacecraft Odysseus on the moon.
NASA sponsored journey to demonstrate technology on the moon.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
OMG science

The U.S. Is Set for Its First Moon Landing in 50 Years

Private spacecraft Odysseus by Intuitive Machines lands on the moon, carrying scientific instruments and art.
Mission marks several significant achievements: first private spacecraft to land on the moon successfully, closest landing to the moon's south pole, and first American-built mission since 1972.
Mail Online
3 days ago
OMG science

America's giant leap to the moon: US lander set to touchdown TODAY

First US-made craft to touch the moon since 1972
Private company Intuitive Machines set to land craft on the moon at crater Malapert A
www.npr.org
4 days ago
OMG science

Private company Intuitive Machines is set to land on the moon. Here's what to know

The U.S. is set to land its first commercial mission on the moon, conducted by Intuitive Machines with NASA's collaboration.
Odysseus' landing near the moon's south pole is advantageous due to continuous sunlight and potential water resources.
www.npr.org
5 days ago
OMG science

The International Space Station retires soon. NASA won't run its future replacement.

NASA plans to crash the ISS into the ocean by the end of 2030 and replace it with a new space station.
NASA is funding and collaborating with private companies like Axiom Space, Voyager Space, or Blue Origin to develop a new space station.
Ars Technica
5 days ago
OMG science

NASA faces a quandary with its audacious lunar cargo program

NASA is now considered 'risk averse' and focuses on avoiding failures.
Some corners of NASA, like the science directorate, still allow for bold and cost-effective missions to pursue exploration.
Scary Mommy
4 days ago
Marketing

Watch This NASA Astronaut Encourage A Boy Who Was Teased For His Space-Themed Shirts

Bullying can have a profound impact on children's self-esteem and sense of identity.
Positive encouragement from others can help children overcome the hurtful effects of bullying.
www.npr.org
5 days ago
OMG science

NASA is looking for people to test out its Mars simulator for a year

NASA is looking for applicants for a yearlong Mars simulation mission at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Participants will undergo trials like resource limitations and equipment failures, and must have STEM experience to qualify.
www.theguardian.com
5 days ago
OMG science

A year out of this world: Nasa seeks volunteers to simulate Mars mission

Nasa is seeking volunteers for a year-long Mars simulation in a 3D-printed habitat in Houston.
Volunteers will face challenges like resource limitations, equipment failures, and simulated spacewalks.
Mail Online
1 week ago
OMG science

Dead 5,000lbs European satellite will crash back to Earth this week

ERS-2 returned to Earth this week after decades in space
The satellite was launched in 1995 to study Earth's land, oceans, and polar caps.
Mail Online
1 week ago
OMG science

Japanese satellite made out of TIMBER is set to launch this summer

Wooden satellite to be launched by Japanese scientists.
Use of wood in space travel to reduce pollution.
www.npr.org
1 week ago
OMG science

In latest lunar landing trial, Intuitive Machines hopes to get U.S. back to the moon

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Intuitive Machines' lunar lander towards the moon, aiming for a successful landing near the moon's south pole.
Intuitive Machines would be the first private American company to reach the moon, marking a new phase in space exploration, with NASA subcontracting to private companies.
The Verge
1 week ago
Digital life

How to live your life in text files

Introducing new tech gadgets like Bose's Ultra Open Earbuds and a new app Bulletin.
Discussing the enthusiasm for certain documentaries like The Space Race.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Japan to launch world's first wooden satellite to combat space pollution

Japanese scientists created a timber satellite called LignoSat using magnolia wood for environmentally friendly space exploration.
Wooden satellites could offer a sustainable alternative to metal satellites, as wood proved to be stable and resistant to space conditions during experiments on the ISS.
Ars Technica
1 week ago
OMG science

After a decade and $1.2 billion, NASA reveals its booty from Bennu: 121 grams

The asteroid sample returned from Bennu is 4.29 ounces (121.6 grams), equivalent to half a cup of sugar or a small avocado.
NASA invested $1.2 billion and nearly a decade to retrieve this small amount of asteroid dust, but it is 20 times greater than previous missions.
The sample retrieval exceeded the minimum requirement for the mission and is considered a success by NASA.
Futurism
1 week ago
OMG science

NASA Experiment With Fire in Space Ends When Entire Spacecraft Burns Up

NASA has completed its final Spacecraft Fire Safety Experiment (Saffire), which involved controlled fires in orbit to study fire behavior in space.
The Saffire experiments have provided invaluable insights into crew safety and will help enhance the safety of future space exploration missions.
The sixth and final Saffire experiment, Saffire-VI, involved igniting flames on various materials with increased oxygen concentration and lowered pressure.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Private moon lander lifts off aiming for first US lunar touchdown in 52 years

Intuitive Machines has launched a moon lander named Odysseus on a mission to conduct the first US lunar touchdown by a privately owned spacecraft.
The Nova-C lander is carrying six Nasa payloads of instruments designed to gather data about the lunar environment before Nasa's planned return of astronauts to the moon this decade.
www.aljazeera.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Private company shoots for first US moon landing in more than 50 years

A lunar lander made by Intuitive Machines has launched towards the moon, with a touchdown attempt expected on February 22.
The mission aims to make the first US landing on the moon since the Apollo missions and the first achieved by a privately owned spacecraft.
If successful, this mission could jumpstart the lunar economy ahead of astronaut missions.
Ars Technica
1 week ago
OMG science

SpaceX and Intuitive Machines seek to blaze a new trail to the Moon

Private company Intuitive Machines is set to launch a lunar lander from Kennedy Space Center, marking the second US-made lunar lander to launch in a month.
The renaissance in American lunar landers is part of NASA's program to establish a more permanent presence on the Moon, with a focus on finding lower-cost transportation services.
time.com
1 week ago
OMG science

2024 Marks an Important Year in NASA's Search for Extraterrestrial Life

NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft will launch in October 2024 to explore Jupiter's moon Europa, a potential habitat for life.
Poet Ada Limon wrote verse inspired by Europa and the mission, capturing the cosmic lyricism and the longing to find answers about life beyond Earth.
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
Tech industry

A Spacecraft Named Odysseus Will Launch to the Moon: How to Watch

A robotic lunar lander is set to become the first American spacecraft to softly land on the moon's surface since 1972.
Intuitive Machines, the company behind the effort, is optimistic about the success of the mission.
Ars Technica
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Building robots for "Zero Mass" space exploration

Sending one kilogram to Mars costs approximately $2.4 million.
Scientists are exploring the concept of zero mass exploration using self-replicating machines and reprogrammable metamaterials.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Second Private U.S. Moon Lander Readies for Launch

A spacecraft named Odie, built by Intuitive Machines, will attempt the first U.S. soft landing on the moon since 1972.
The mission, named IM-1, is part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, which encourages private companies to deliver supplies and scientific instruments to the moon.
www.npr.org
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Four European astronauts return to Earth after Axiom Space's Ax-3 commercial mission

A crew of four astronauts returned to Earth in a SpaceX capsule after a mission to the International Space Station.
The Ax-3 mission was chartered by Axiom Space and commanded by Michael Lopez-Alegria.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 weeks ago
Science

When Will We Finally Have Sex In Space?

Sex in space has been a taboo topic for NASA and other space agencies
As human spaceflight becomes more common, the importance of addressing the topic is increasing
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

NASA Spots Signs of Twin Volcanic Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Io

NASA's Juno orbiter made a second close-up flyby of Jupiter's moon Io, capturing more views of its volcanic landscape.
The flyby revealed a double volcanic plume spewing into space, which Juno has never observed before.
Futurism
2 weeks ago
OMG science

NASA's Asteroid Sample Appears to Have Originated on Ocean World

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft returned the largest cache of asteroid samples ever to Earth, including carbon and water.
Scientists believe that the asteroid Bennu may have been part of an ancient water-rich planet or pseudoplanet.
Mail Online
3 weeks ago
OMG science

NASA finds 'super-Earth' - could be a candidate for alien life

NASA has discovered a 'super-Earth' 137-light years away that could be a promising candidate for life.
TOI-715 b orbits a small, reddish star and has a tighter orbit than Earth, completing one orbit every 19 days.
Theregister
4 weeks ago
OMG science

European Space Agency gives LISA the nod for a 2035 launch

The European Space Agency has approved the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission to detect gravitational waves from space.
The LISA mission will use three spacecraft to form a highly accurate equilateral triangle in space and will track changes in distances between solid gold-platinum test masses using laser interferometry.
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www.dw.com
4 weeks ago
OMG science

Japan's SLIM 'Sniper' starts investigating the moon DW 01/29/2024

Japan successfully landed the SLIM spacecraft on the moon, becoming the fifth nation to do so.
The mission faced some challenges, including engine trouble and incorrect solar panel angles, but communication and operations were eventually restored.
GameSpot
1 month ago
OMG science

Japan Just Made History By Landing On The Moon But There Is Some Bad News Too

Japan's Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) successfully landed on the moon's surface, making Japan the fifth country to achieve this feat.
SLIM's solar cells are not generating power and the craft's battery only had 12% remaining when it landed, so it has been disconnected until favorable sunlight conditions are available.
time.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Japan Becomes 5th Country to Reach the Moon

Japan became the fifth country to reach the moon
The success of the mission is still being analyzed due to issues with the landing and power supply
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Japan becomes fifth country on Earth to land on the moon

Japan successfully landed a spacecraft on the moon, becoming the fifth country to do so.
The craft's solar panel has failed to generate power, shortening its activity on the moon.
www.fastcompany.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Japan is now in the space race. Here's where other countries stand

Japan hopes to have made the world's first pinpoint landing on the moon with its recent spacecraft touchdown.
Japan's attempt to land on the moon follows the failure of a Japanese company's spacecraft in April, and success would bring international recognition and potential political gains.
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

Japanese Moon Lander Dying After Touching Down on Lunar Surface

Japan successfully landed a spacecraft on the Moon, but it didn't stick the landing and its power reserves are running out.
This is Japan's third unsuccessful attempt to land on the Moon in recent years.
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TNW | Deep-Tech
1 month ago
OMG science

World-first mission to detect ripples in the fabric of space-time

The European Space Agency has approved the LISA mission to detect and study cosmic ripples from space.
LISA will be a constellation of three spacecraft that will measure gravitational waves by beaming lasers between each other.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Ends Mission on the Red Planet after 3 Years

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has been permanently grounded after almost three years on Mars.
Ingenuity exceeded expectations and introduced a new dimension of aerial mobility on Mars.
www.npr.org
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA retires Ingenuity, the little helicopter that made history on Mars

NASA is retiring its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, after it was damaged during its 72nd flight.
Ingenuity made history as the first aircraft to complete a powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's Mars Helicopter Has Died

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, which has flown 72 times on Mars, is no longer operational due to damage to its rotor blades.
Ingenuity exceeded expectations by flying 14 times farther than planned and logging over two hours of flight time.
The Verge
1 month ago
OMG science

Can private companies carry NASA back to the Moon?

The first private US Moon lander mission, Peregrine lander from Astrobotic, failed to reach the Moon and burned up in Earth's atmosphere.
No private company has successfully landed on the Moon yet.
www.fastcompany.com
1 month ago
OMG science

How the technology used in Japan's lunar mission will help space exploration

Japan successfully landed its SLIM craft on the surface of the Moon, making it the fifth country to do so.
The SLIM lander has advanced technology that allows for precision landing in small, rocky areas of the Moon, which will be crucial for future missions.
The SLIM lander also carried two small rovers that demonstrate new technologies for moving on the Moon.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Opinion | What We Do to the Moon Will Transform It Forever

Private companies are planning to send spacecraft to the moon, marking a shift from government-funded efforts.
This could lead to the moon becoming a hub for unregulated human enterprise that will transform it irreversibly.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
Science

Japan Reaches the Moon, but the Fate of Its Precision Lander Is Uncertain

Japan successfully soft-lands spacecraft on the moon, becoming the fifth nation to achieve this feat.
The mission is facing unexpected complications, with the lander's solar panels not generating power and much of the gathered data yet to be returned to Earth.
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA needs YOUR help to solve these cosmic mysteries

NASA is inviting citizen scientists to help decode signals from gamma-ray bursts
The Burst Chaser project aims to understand the origins and characteristics of these powerful explosions in space
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Japan's Slim spacecraft lands on moon but struggles to generate power

Japan's Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (Slim) encountered difficulty generating electricity after landing on the moon.
The lander's solar panels may not have been angled correctly towards the sun, resulting in battery power being used instead.
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Mars has two miles of WATER buried at its equator, experts say

Scientists have discovered two miles of water buried beneath the surface of Mars in the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF).
The water is frozen as ice and if melted, it would cover the whole of Mars in a layer of liquid up to 8.8 feet deep.
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

The race for the moon

Robin McKie, science editor of the Observer, is most excited about space and the moon
No person has stepped on the moon since 1972, but there are ongoing efforts to land on the lunar surface
www.npr.org
1 month ago
OMG science

A transforming robot is about to land on the moon, where it will die

JAXA is attempting a soft landing on the moon with their "Moon Sniper" mission.
The SORA-Q robot, designed by the company that invented Transformers, will rove the lunar surface if the landing is successful.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
Science

NASA's Moon Program Faces Delays. Its Ambition Remains Unchanged

NASA's Artemis program, which aims to establish regular human voyages to the moon, is facing delays in its major launches.
Artemis II, the crewed lunar flyby mission, has been pushed back to September 2025, while Artemis III, the first crewed lunar landing, has been delayed to September 2026.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's Moon Program Faces Delays. Its Ambition Remains Unchanged

NASA's Artemis program, which aims to establish regular human voyages to the moon, is facing delays in its major launches.
Artemis II, the crewed lunar flyby mission, has been pushed back to September 2025, while Artemis III, the first crewed lunar landing, has been delayed to September 2026.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's Moon Program Faces Delays. Its Ambition Remains Unchanged

NASA's Artemis program, which aims to establish regular human voyages to the moon, is facing delays in its major launches.
Artemis II, the crewed lunar flyby mission, has been pushed back to September 2025, while Artemis III, the first crewed lunar landing, has been delayed to September 2026.
www.dw.com
1 month ago
OMG science

SLIM 'Sniper' mission ready for moon landing DW 01/17/2024

Japan launches second attempt to land on the moon with the Moon Sniper spacecraft, aiming for pinpoint landing at scientifically interesting locations.
Pinpoint landing is the ability to land a spacecraft at a precise location on a celestial body, such as the moon, which is important for scientific exploration and finding water.
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

At last! NASA finally frees lid of asteroid Bennu sample capsule

NASA has finally removed the lid from the capsule that returned the Bennu asteroid to Earth, allowing analysis of the sample to begin.
New tools had to be designed to remove the last two screws and open the capsule, and NASA engineers and scientists have been working tirelessly to overcome this hurdle.
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
UK news

Tory space minister mixes up Mars and the Sun

Conservative space minister Andrew Griffith mistook the Sun for Mars and Jupiter for Saturn during a visit to the Science Museum in London.
Griffith stated that he would not want to visit space and believes it is a job for other people.
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
OMG science

Tory space minister mixes up Mars and the Sun

Conservative space minister Andrew Griffith mistook the Sun for Mars and Jupiter for Saturn during a visit to the Science Museum in London.
Griffith stated that he would not want to visit space and believes it is a job for other people.
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
OMG science

Tory space minister mixes up Mars and the Sun

Conservative space minister Andrew Griffith mistook the Sun for Mars and Jupiter for Saturn during a visit to the Science Museum in London.
Griffith stated that he would not want to visit space and believes it is a job for other people.
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA Funds Mission to Explore Closest Star to Earth

Scientists propose sending a swarm of minuscule spacecraft to Proxima Centauri using photon propulsion.
NASA has backed this concept as Phase 1 for their Innovative Advanced Concepts program.
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Science

This week in science: A moon mission, galaxy radio waves and tracking fishing boats

New moon mission announced
Global map of fishing ships created
Mysterious rings of radio waves around galaxies studied
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's Troubled Mars Sample Mission Has Scientists Seeing Red

NASA's Mars Sample Return (MSR) initiative, aimed at retrieving samples of the Red Planet for analysis on Earth, is facing challenges due to budget and schedule issues.
The estimated cost of MSR is between $8 billion and $11 billion, exceeding the recommended budget limits, and the project is facing delays and uncertainty about its success.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA's Troubled Mars Sample Mission Has Scientists Seeing Red

NASA's Mars Sample Return (MSR) initiative, aimed at retrieving samples of the Red Planet for analysis on Earth, is facing challenges due to budget and schedule issues.
The estimated cost of MSR is between $8 billion and $11 billion, exceeding the recommended budget limits, and the project is facing delays and uncertainty about its success.
www.dw.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Why getting astronauts to the moon is tough in 2024 DW 01/10/2024

Landing on the moon today is just as tough as it was during the Apollo missions.
Multiple countries are racing to send humans back to the moon, with varied goals and timelines.
www.dw.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Why getting astronauts to the moon is tough in 2024 DW 01/10/2024

Landing on the moon is still difficult and challenging, even with advancements in technology.
Different countries are competing to land on the moon, with the US and China aiming to send humans to the moon.
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA Delays Artemis Astronaut Moon Missions

Artemis II, the first American mission to send astronauts close to the moon in over 50 years, has been delayed until September 2025.
The delay in Artemis II also pushes back the subsequent mission, Artemis III, which is now scheduled for no earlier than September 2026.
WSJ
1 month ago
OMG science

NASA Says Moon Will Need to Wait a Little Longer for U.S. Astronauts' Return

NASA delays crewed moon missions due to technical challenges.
A crewed flight to lunar orbit is planned for 2025, with a moon landing delayed until the following year.
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Fuel leak on Astrobotic's moon lander leaves no chance' of soft landing

Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander suffered a propellant leak, preventing a soft landing on the moon.
The lander still has 40 hours of fuel left and engineers are determining its new mission in orbit.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
Science

Private U.S. Lunar Lander Suffers 'Critical' Anomaly after Launch

Astrobotic's attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon is in jeopardy due to an anomaly in the propulsion system
The spacecraft is unable to stably orient itself towards the sun, preventing the use of solar panels for charging
www.dw.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Critical fuel loss derails US first moon landing in 50 years DW 01/09/2024

The first US-based spacecraft to attempt a moon landing in over 50 years faced near-certain failure shortly after takeoff.
Astrobotic Technology's lunar lander, Peregrine, experienced technical troubles with its propulsion system, leading to a critical loss of fuel and potential failure of the mission.
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
OMG science

Critical' fuel leak imperils US company's moon landing attempt

A private company's moon landing attempt is in jeopardy after a critical fuel leak occurred in its spacecraft just hours after launch.
Astrobotic Technology, based in Pittsburgh, is assessing alternative mission profiles following the propulsion system failure.
Astrobotic was aiming to be the first private company to successfully land on the moon.
The Verge
1 month ago
Science

US launches its first moon-bound lander since the Apollo 17 mission

Private space tech startup Astrobotic successfully launched its Peregrine lander on the ULA's Vulcan Centaur rocket, marking the first US return to the moon in over 50 years.
The launch is part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, which pays private companies to carry its scientific equipment to the moon.
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Navajo Nation objects to a plan to send human remains to the moon

The Navajo Nation is criticizing a plan to deposit human remains on the moon, calling it a desecration of the sacred celestial body.
The mission to land a craft on the moon and deposit human remains is being conducted by a private company, not NASA.
Celestis, one of the companies sending payloads to the moon, disagrees with the Navajo Nation's concerns and believes religious objections should not hinder space exploration.
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