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SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019: Executive

The capsule-like ship is created to ferry NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station, but first, it has to pass a series of significant tests. A slug of that oxidiser was driven through a helium check valve during rapid pressurisation, resulting in a structural failure within the valve. "The failure of the titanium component in a high-pressure NTO environment was sufficient to cau... [Full Article...]

Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary

Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary Despite being an introvert, Armstrong was the best spokesman among the crew, Collins said, making audiences feel like they had been along for the ride. Under a giant Saturn V replica, 900 people dined with former astronauts and von Braun's children. Armstrong had the instinct to photograph Aldrin standing alone and told him - by radio transmission - to turn around for a picture, Levasseur said... [Full Article...]

Partial lunar eclipse visible across Wales | Wales

Partial lunar eclipse visible across Wales | Wales In the United Kingdom, the Moon will rise shortly after it has entered into the darkest part of the Earth's shadow, meaning that it will already be eclipsed when it becomes visible. Not to worry, website Timeanddate .com will provide live streaming of the partial lunar eclipse. The photos of the " red moon " were taken over various locations in Kent , including Whitstable and Dover. [Full Article...]

Global warming not the sole cause of coral reef bleaching

According to the new research, phosphorous-starvation lowers the temperature threshold for coral bleaching and increases the chances of coral disease and mortality among reefs. "The future success of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan will rely on recognizing the hydrological and nitrogen linkages between the Everglades, Florida Bay and the Florida Keys", said Lapointe. [Full Article...]

Mars ‘could be made habitable’ using tiles, scientists say

Mars ‘could be made habitable’ using tiles, scientists say This would blanket the planet's environment - while still allowing enough light for photosynthesis. "Those strategies are at best centuries away in the future", said study lead author Robin Wordsworth , a planetary scientist at Harvard University . [Full Article...]

Activists block United Kingdom roads in new climate-change protests

Activists block United Kingdom roads in new climate-change protests Protests are also taking place in Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol and Leeds. Nevertheless, with climate-related disasters unfolding faster than scientists had feared in many parts of the world, Extinction Rebellion argues that only rapid, systemic change has a chance of averting runaway global warming. [Full Article...]

Russia launches space telescope

A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered the project into orbit after several decades of delays due to budget cuts and a growing upswing on the ISS. Once there, the telescope's goal will be to conduct a complete X-ray survey of the sky ― one carried out "with outstanding sensitivity", according to Roscosmos, Russia's space agency. [Full Article...]

Apollo 11 astronaut speaks on 50th anniversary of launch

Apollo 11 astronaut speaks on 50th anniversary of launch Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11 , poses for a photograph besides the deployed United States flag during an extravehicular activity (EVA) on the moon, July 20, 1969. "God bless the 400,000 Americans who helped us get to the moon and back". "I want to go direct to Mars", he said. "I call it the JFK Mars Express". [Full Article...]


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