Spacecraft & Probes

SpaceX to Send a Passenger Around the Moon
September 14, 2018
Entertainment

SpaceX to Send a Passenger Around the Moon

The world’s first passenger is flying to the moon. SpaceX announced on Thursday that it will fly a passenger around the moon on its giant BFR rocket. In a tweet, Thursday evening (Sept. 13), SpaceX announced that it has “signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch...

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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear
September 02, 2018
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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear

The massive dust storms on Mars finally come to an end. NASA hopes the Opportunity rover will call back home for the first time in nearly three months. NASA detected the storm for the first time on May 30. June 10 was the last time the US space agency heard from their rover. The solar-powered machine went into “sleep” mode...

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NASA to Unveil First Commercial Crew Astronauts Today
August 03, 2018
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NASA to Unveil First Commercial Crew Astronauts Today

Today (Aug. 3), NASA will announce the first commercial crew astronauts who will fly in SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft. These are also the first flights to launch from the United States soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011. The two American corporations SpaceX and Boeing are under contract to provide a taxi-like service...

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6
July 20, 2018
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6

NASA rescheduled the launch of Parker Solar Probe on August 6. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will light up the sky near Cape Canaveral, Florida. On late Wednesday NASA announced the two-day delay from the previous target launch date of Aug. 4. “Additional time was needed to evaluate the configuration of a cable...

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Telescope Upgrade Brings Super-sharp Images
July 18, 2018
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Telescope Upgrade Brings Super-sharp Images

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has just received an upgrade. Experts have attached a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography. This new upgrade tells us how far we’ve come. The Very Large Telescope consists of four telescopes with 8.2-meter (27-foot) mirrors in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. Today,...

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NASA’s Juno Reveals a Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Io
July 14, 2018
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NASA’s Juno Reveals a Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Io

New data from the NASA’s Juno spacecraft points to a new possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io. But, this is just one of many other volcanic activities there. Juno collected this data using its Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument. Thus, pointing to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io. This gives...

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$200,000 For a Space Trip on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin
July 13, 2018
Entertainment

$200,000 For a Space Trip on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos plans to charge passengers $200,000 to $300,000 for a space trip with its Blue Origin rocket company. He hopes to sell tickets next year. Two people familiar with Bezos’ plans told Reuters about the prices that will be as high as the trip itself. Jeff Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin, an independent company...

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Japanese Rocket Explodes Moments After Lift-Off
June 30, 2018
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Japanese Rocket Explodes Moments After Lift-Off

A Japanese rocket, MOMO-2, failed to liftoff, thus, bursting into flames. The event took place in Taiki, northern island of Hokkaido, Japan, June 30, 2018. It was a Japanese start-up company, Interstellar Technologies, which developed the MOMO-2 rocket. It should have reached as high as 100 kilometers (62 miles) into space....

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The New Artificial Intelligence Robot Launched to ISS
June 29, 2018
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The New Artificial Intelligence Robot Launched to ISS

Crew members on board the International Space Station will have a new friend. The first floating robot with artificial intelligence in space. Early this morning (June 29), NASA launched the AI-powered bot aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule on a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The private space agency...

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Here’s What NASA’s Rover Saw in the Midst of the Martian Storm
June 13, 2018
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Here’s What NASA’s Rover Saw in the Midst of the Martian Storm

A massive Martian storm swallowed NASA’s Opportunity rover. NASA published some images revealing how stark the situation is. Well, NASA’s Opportunity rover is having a rough time on Mars. A dust storm, large enough to cover North America and Russia is engulfing the red planet. “The storm is one of the most...

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