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NASA Picks Up 12 New Astronauts, Including 2 From Pennsylvania

NASA Picks Up 12 New Astronauts, Including 2 From Pennsylvania Then, about five years later, Kulin applied to NASA's astronaut corps, along with a record-breaking 18,300 other applicants . Pence further said that President Donald Trump was "firmly committed " to Nasa's missions . The youngest is 29 years old. They will be called astronaut candidates until they complete a two-year training program. Hines hails from Harrisburg in Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

'PUNCH IN THE GUT': Scientists find micro plastic in 'pristine' Arctic ice

'PUNCH IN THE GUT': Scientists find micro plastic in 'pristine' Arctic ice A researcher collects a sample of snow in Bremen, Germany. Her hypothesis is supported by past research conducted on grains of pollen, in which experts confirmed that pollen from the middle latitudes is transported by the air to the Arctic . [Full Article...]

Gaia's Treasures: Trove of Prehistoric Diamonds Discovered Near Earth's Core

Brought to the surface by violent volcanic eruptions, these tough gemstones are rare survivors in a foreign land. Not long after forming, the planet underwent violent geological activity and experienced a number of extra-terrestrial impacts, which means nearly none of its original structure remains. [Full Article...]

NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters Alabama is expected to manage development of the transfer and descent landers that move astronauts to the lunar surface. The space shuttle's propulsion system also was developed at Marshall , and the center has the lead role in managing the Space Launch System development effort. [Full Article...]

Neanderthals commonly suffered from 'swimmer's ear'

Neanderthals commonly suffered from 'swimmer's ear' Swimmer's ear, or acute diffuse external otitis, usually occurs when bacteria from water infect the ear. In exostosis, the ear canal begins to grow bony protrusions in response to repeated exposure to cold, moist conditions. How exactly would Neanderthals get "surfer's ear"? The best reason for a Neanderthal to go in the water is because there's food in there. Genelle Weule at the Australia Bro... [Full Article...]

Spaceplane gets a ride for space station trips

Spaceplane gets a ride for space station trips The Vulcan Centaur rocket is supposed to be tailor-made for United States national security. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader, owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft's six NASA missions to the International Space... [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America is no longer an empty hangar

Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America is no longer an empty hangar The progress on this interior work "means that Spaceport America's Gateway to Space is now functionally operational - ready to host the remaining portion of Virgin Galactic's test-flight program before welcoming its very first future astronauts ", Virgin Galactic representatives said in a statement today. [Full Article...]

328-Foot NEO To Zip Past Earth On Friday — NASA Asteroid Tracker

Based on what they knew at the time, researchers couldn't rule out the chance that it might impact Earth in the near future, and perhaps even as soon as 2019 . It has a very wide orbit around the Sun and Earth. Further observations helped the team nail down which object was the asteroid in question, and the scientists were able to track its position and orbit with enough accuracy to definitivel... [Full Article...]


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