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Crew Dragon test mishap could delay first SpaceX human flight

Crew Dragon test mishap could delay first SpaceX human flight The California-based company released few details, though, on the accident itself and how it might impact future flights. These are created to safely heave the capsule away from the rocket in the event of an emergency. It also has an Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) that provides a comfortable and safe environment for crew members. Astronauts from the USA on the International ... [Full Article...]

NASA's tips on how to make the most of Earth Day

Users can post captions and messages along with the images . NASA will feature some of the photos on Earth Day on its Facebook , Twitter or Instagram pages. So, share your #PictureEarth with NASA and featured yourself in its in videos and composite images that will be shared by space agency on social media after Earth Day. [Full Article...]

Tesla’s 2020 Robotaxi plan is peak Elon Musk

Tesla’s 2020 Robotaxi plan is peak Elon Musk One of the biggest issues, of course, is not hardware or software, but regulatory. Speaking at an investor event Monday, the billionaire CEO said the ride-hailing network would begin building its fleet in the coming months as it prepares to launch the autonomous service by the end of 2020. [Full Article...]

Gorillas pose for incredible selfie with anti-poaching workers

The photo posted on the Elite AntiPoaching Units And Combat Trackers Facebook page less than a week ago, captioned "another day at the office", is the latest of several selfies the group has published with the animals. YES, it's real! Those gorilla gals are always acting cheeky so this was the flawless shot of their true personalities! The park then posted on Instagram saying it had "received ... [Full Article...]

Beyond the Weather: Lyrid meteor shower

Beyond the Weather: Lyrid meteor shower The only solution is to go out both nights and look for "fast and bright meteors" falling out of the constellation Lyra the Harp, near the bright star Vega , which rises in late evening and passes almost overhead shortly before dawn, according to NASA . [Full Article...]

NASA just sent robotic 'bees' to the International Space Station

However, no member of NASA holds a candle to Russia's Valery Polyakov who spent an incredible 438 days in space in a single stint aboard the Mir space station in the mid 1990s. These opportunities also have demonstrated that there is a significant degree of variability in human response to spaceflight and it's important to determine the acceptable degree of change for both men and women. [Full Article...]

SpaceX capsule suffers ’anomaly,’ smoke seen for miles

No injuries were reported. Forty-fifth Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams tells Florida Today that the anomaly happened Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule was undergoing a "static test fire". [Full Article...]

Zooming in on the Southern Crab Nebula

Zooming in on the Southern Crab Nebula These "legs" are likely to be the places where the outflow slams into surrounding interstellar gas and dust, or possibly material which was earlier lost by the red giant star. Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI) and P. Puxley (NSF). Monkey Head Nebula To celebrate its 24th year in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has released this attractive new image of ... [Full Article...]


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