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NASA was sold faulty rocket parts for nearly 20 years

NASA was sold faulty rocket parts for nearly 20 years Because the shell, called a fairing, didn't separate, it added weight to the rocket and prevented it from reaching orbital velocity, resulting in a total loss of the mission , according to a NASA summary of the launch failures. NASA notes that it relies on the integrity of the industry in its supply chain pointing out that it can't perform its own testing on every single component and requires an... [Full Article...]

The Giraffe Could Soon Be Considered an Endangered Species

The Giraffe Could Soon Be Considered an Endangered Species Crucially, Mihir Zaveri of The New York Times writes, some conservationists say the review process could last longer than anticipated, perhaps even taking years. According to a report released a year ago by the Humane Society of the United States, more than 40,000 giraffe parts were imported from 2006 to 2015 to be made into expensive pillows, boots, knife handles, Bible covers and other trinke... [Full Article...]

SpaceX acknowledges capsule destroyed; CRS-17 launch set for Friday

SpaceX acknowledges capsule destroyed; CRS-17 launch set for Friday Speaking at a news conference for an upcoming SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station, Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of build and flight reliability at the rocket company, gave the first in-depth details about an investigation into what exactly happened on April 20 when SpaceX tested the engines of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. [Full Article...]

'God of Chaos' asteroid to buzz Earth in 2029

'God of Chaos' asteroid to buzz Earth in 2029 There's no need to freak out, though. "We already know that the close encounter with Earth will change Apophis' orbit, but our models also show the close approach could change the way this asteroid spins, and it is possible that there will be some surface changes, like small avalanches", Davide Farnocchia, an astronomer at JPL's Center for Near Earth Objects Studies (CNEOS), said in the press st... [Full Article...]

Alberta's Jason Kenney and Justin Trudeau to meet today

Alberta's Jason Kenney and Justin Trudeau to meet today EDMONTON _ Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has been officially sworn in as Alberta's premier. The controversial project has strained the relationship between the two provinces for months. "There is a provision in the constitution that you can't restrict the flow of refined products between provinces". The federal government will by June 18 make a decision on whether pushing forwar... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom must cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050, warn Government advisers

United Kingdom must cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050, warn Government advisers The Scottish first minister said on Sunday that she accepted the world faces a climate emergency , but her aides said the government was still planning to cut air passenger duty (APD) to increase flight numbers from Scotland's airports. More ambitious plans are also urgently needed on cutting emissions from heating buildings and developing technology to capture and store carbon from power and i... [Full Article...]

India plans Chandrayaan-2 mission in July

India plans Chandrayaan-2 mission in July It would be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Despite Israel being such a technologically advanced country, the mission failed. The South Pole is where researchers think water ice on the lunar surface can be directly observed, evidence for which was gathered by spectrometers aboard India's previous moon mission launched in 2008. [Full Article...]

Meteorite Strikes Moon During Lunar Eclipse

Meteorite Strikes Moon During Lunar Eclipse Lunar eclipses happen when the moon passes into the Earth's shadow during its normal orbit around our planet. On the night of January 21, 2019, the Full Moon turned a spectacular red colour as it passed through the core of Earth's darkest shadow. [Full Article...]


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