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NASA announces Orion achievement on Apollo 11 anniversary

NASA announces Orion achievement on Apollo 11 anniversary Later this year, the spacecraft-complete with heatshield backshell panel-will travel to NASA's Plum Brook Station in OH for testing, then return to Kennedy for final processing and inspections. "Few moments in our American story spark more pride than the Apollo 11 mission ", President Donald Trump said in a Space Exploration Day message. [Full Article...]

Americans Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Moon Landing

Americans Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First Moon Landing Following two initial missions-Artemis 1 (uncrewed) and Artemis 2 (crewed)-Artemis 3 will launch the next American moonwalkers into "a new era of exploration", NASA said. "Few moments in our American story spark more pride than the Apollo 11 mission ", President Donald Trump said in a Space Exploration Day message. [Full Article...]

NASA Orion spacecraft’s crew module is ready for the next moon landing

NASA Orion spacecraft’s crew module is ready for the next moon landing Apollo 11 launched on July 16, and the rest is history, with Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touching down four days later before a two-hour moonwalk watched by hundreds of millions of people. The vehicle is scheduled to perform the test next year as one of the precursors to the moon landing, a mission estimated to cost a total of $20-30 billion. [Full Article...]

EPA announces it won't ban chlorpyrifos

EPA announces it won't ban chlorpyrifos That's despite several scientific studies , partially funded by the EPA, that link chlorpyrifos to health issues in children who live near agricultural fields. The EPA began the process to ban chlorpyrifos in 2015, but the effort was stopped by the Trump administration . The EPA banned chlorpyrifos for use in households, but the pesticide is widely used on food crops in the Midwest. [Full Article...]

Lift-off at 2.43 pm today: Narrow window for second Moon shot

Lift-off at 2.43 pm today: Narrow window for second Moon shot The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as "composite body". ISRO Chairman K Sivan had said that when ISRO attempts to make the Lander soft land on the lunar surface, it would be the most terrifying 15 minutes not just for ISRO scientists and technicians but for the whole of India. [Full Article...]

Moon landing at 50: Cleveland celebrates Apollo 11 with parties, events, movies

Moon landing at 50: Cleveland celebrates Apollo 11 with parties, events, movies A teaser for Landing on the Moon is also available as a mobile web AR experience . "It's important for kids today to look back to Apollo as the first landing on the moon , because today of course we are looking towards landing on Mars and so grounding our space program in its history 50 years ago". [Full Article...]

NASA working on boldest mission ever to get astronaut to SATURN

NASA working on boldest mission ever to get astronaut to SATURN The Science Museum in London, England is celebrating Apollo 11 with special events throughout the summer, including showings of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition on one of Europe's biggest cinema screens, and Astronights sleepovers for budding, young astronauts. [Full Article...]

Astronauts headed to the International Space Station on anniversary of moon landing

Astronauts headed to the International Space Station on anniversary of moon landing The new expedition consists of veteran Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, experienced Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, and U.S. astronaut Andrew Morgan, for whom it will be the first space flight. Coverage of the launch will begin at 11 a.m. ET. It will be the second for Parmitano, who spent 166 days in space during Expeditions 36 and 37 in 2013. [Full Article...]


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