NASA managers mull mostly successful moon rocket test

It took NASA four attempts to fully fuel the new Space Launch System moon rocket, and even though fresh problems cropped up during the most recent practice countdown Monday, senior managers said they were pleased with the giant booster’s performance. “We think we had a really successful rehearsal,” Tom Whitmeyer, deputy chief of NASA Exploration … Read more

Low-cost Astra rocket suffers upper stage failure, two NASA satellites lost

California-based Astra on Sunday launched two shoebox-size NASA satellites from Cape Canaveral in a modest mission to improve hurricane forecasts, but the second stage of the company’s low-cost booster malfunctioned before reaching orbit and the payloads were lost. “The upper stage shut down early and we didn’t deliver the payloads to orbit,” Astra tweeted. “We … Read more

Season 3, Episode 1, “Polaris”

Krys Marshall and Joel Kinnaman in For All MankindPhoto: Apple TV + “The Men of the Earth came to Mars,” Ray Bradbury wrote, “because they were afraid or insecure, because they were happy or unhappy, because they felt like Pilgrims or did not feel like Pilgrims. There was a reason for each man. ” You … Read more

NASA’s Capstone lunar mission will launch later this month

NASA is set to launch its ‘CAPSTONE’ spacecraft mission later this month to orbit around the moon, in preparation for a new lunar space station. The craft, which is around the size of a microwave oven and weighs just 55 pounds, will blast off from the Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand some time between June 13-22. … Read more

NASA warns deadly ‘SHARKCANO’ where mutant sharks live in an acidic undersea crater is erupting

‘Sharkcano’ is erupting! NASA satellite images capture a plume of discoloured water emitting from the Kavachi Volcano where mutant sharks live in an acidic underwater crater Satellite images show a plume of discoloured water being emitted from Kavachi The data suggests volvanic activity on several days in April and May 2022 Kavachi has been dubbed … Read more

Boeing tries to catch up to SpaceX after plenty of drama

New York CNN Business – Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, a primary US defense contractor, and a titan of a global aviation duopoly. A few years ago, the idea that it would dominate commercial space was a given, and companies like SpaceX, a relatively young business relying on a strategy of moving fast … Read more

Incredibly crisp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope

Incredibly crisp image of a nearby galaxy captured by NASA’s new $ 10 billion James Webb Space Telescope demonstrates huge leap in space photography NASA shared side-by-side images captured by its Webb and Spitzer telescopes Both show the Large Magellanic Cloud – a galaxy that orbits the Milky Way But the Webb image captures the … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope’s optical alignment is “perfect,” NASA says

Four-and-a-half months after the James Webb Space Telescope‘s Christmas Day launchengineers have achieved near-perfect alignment of its complex optical system, setting the stage for final instrument calibrations and the release of the first showcase science images in July, officials said Monday. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope’s optical alignment is “perfect,” NASA says

Four-and-a-half months after the James Webb Space Telescope‘s Christmas Day launchengineers have achieved near-perfect alignment of its complex optical system, setting the stage for final instrument calibrations and the release of the first showcase science images in July, officials said Monday. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even … Read more