Tuesday August 20-th, 2019

Calif. Skirts Trump, Signs Mileage Deal With 4 Automakers Calif. Skirts Trump, Signs Mileage Deal With 4 Automakers

The proposal asserted that the rule change would reduce auto fatalities because (a) the more stringent Obama-era mileage rules would have prompted manufacturers to make lighter cars, which are more unsafe; (b) the better mileage would have prompted...

U.S. spacecraft's solar sail successfully deploys U.S. spacecraft's solar sail successfully deploys

The command to deploy the sail was sent to the spacecraft at around 2:45PM ET, after which point telemetry data on the vessel's motor showed an increase as expected for the deployment followed by the motor halting at the expected time. Its develope...

Former NASA flight director Chris Kraft dies at 95 Former NASA flight director Chris Kraft dies at 95

Chris Kraft , the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday , just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing . Kraft became known as "the father of Mission Control" and in 2011 NASA returned the favor by naming ...

Milky Way gobbled up smaller galaxy in cosmic crash, astronomers find Milky Way gobbled up smaller galaxy in cosmic crash, astronomers find

For instance, Andromeda has "cannibalized" a nearby galaxy and this happened about 2 billion years ago. New research, from a collaboration of scientists in Europe, examined the ages of the stars across the Milky Way to more accurately determine how...

NASA Prepares to Send ‘First Woman and Next Man’ on Moon NASA Prepares to Send ‘First Woman and Next Man’ on Moon

Green said although he did not know many details about China's space program, he marveled at China's big progress in exploring the space after he learned about China's first space lab Tiangong-2 ended its mission and reentered Earth's atmosphere unde...

NASA seeks ideas from US firms on future lunar lander NASA seeks ideas from US firms on future lunar lander

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech from Cape Canaveral Saturday, from where Armstrong, Aldrin and Michael Collins, the third crew member, took off. The three-stage concept includes a transfer element for the journey from the lunar Gateway ...

Celebrate the moon landing with Minnesota moon rocks, Apollo movie Celebrate the moon landing with Minnesota moon rocks, Apollo movie

While Armstrong created history by becoming the first human to step on the Moon, Aldrin joined him a few minutes later. Visit Business Insider for more stories . Hamilton, now 82, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama for h...

Cape Fear Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

As the 'torch bringer, ' literally and figuratively, Artemis will light our way to Mars", the USA space agency said in a statement. The kids also learned all about moons in the solar system and how they are formed. "We all love Apollo". One of the ...

Soyuz Rocket Launched on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing Soyuz Rocket Launched on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies. "Is that a possibility?" Bridenst...

EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos

Scientists say studies have shown that chlorpyrifos damages the brains of fetuses and children. Questions over the safety of chlorpyrifos date back to the Obama administration, when questions were raised on the safety of the chemical.

Three astronauts arrive at Int'l Space Station

Skvortsov, Morgan and Parmitano all come from military backgrounds and posed together in uniform in the build up to the launch. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever set foot on the moon. Their arrival res...

Launch rehearsal of Chandrayaan 2 completed: ISRO Launch rehearsal of Chandrayaan 2 completed: ISRO

The Chandrayaan-2 will perform 15 crucial maneuvers in the days to come, said Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) chief K Sivan on Sunday. India is using its most powerful rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV...

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

At New York's Yankee Stadium, former space shuttle astronaut Mike Massimino threw out the ceremonial first pitch to former pitcher Jack Aker, who was on the mound when the July 20, 1969, baseball game was interrupted to announce that the Eagle had la...

Production halted at Hibernia oil platform off Atlantic Canada after spill Production halted at Hibernia oil platform off Atlantic Canada after spill

The Hibernia oil platform is located off the coast of St. John's, in Canada. President of Hibernia Management and Development Company, Scott Sandlin says they chose to proactively shut down production on a temporary basis to resolve an issue with o...

Trump, Apollo 11 astronauts discuss merits of going to moon before Mars Trump, Apollo 11 astronauts discuss merits of going to moon before Mars

The president spoke about NASA's seven-year plan to land humans on the moon for the first time since 1972 before making a landing on Mars . At 5.44pm United Kingdom time on July 20th, the Apollo Lunar Module undocked from the Command Module and...

Astronauts headed to the International Space Station on anniversary of moon landing Astronauts headed to the International Space Station on anniversary of moon landing

The new expedition consists of veteran Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, experienced Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano , and United States astronaut Andrew Morgan, for whom it will be the first space flight. "The Expedition 60 crew will continue...

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

If you find yourself still thirsty for more Apollo 11 action after the weekend you'll be happy to hear that NASA has several more programs dedicated to the 50th anniversary ready to roll through the first half of next week. In New York City, orga...

Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin greeted by cheers on moon landing's 50th anniversary Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin greeted by cheers on moon landing's 50th anniversary

On this day 50 years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped through the hatch of a rickety spacecraft, climbed down a ladder, and made history as their feet touched the dusty lunar surface. Armstrong's spacesuit is back on display a...

Musk confirms Starhopper survived fire Musk confirms Starhopper survived fire

The " Starhopper ", as SpaceX has been calling it, is a lot smaller-scale version of the Starship craft the company has in development, meant to check them out in a live-fire environment and even carry out short flights called hops - therefore th...

No, an Asteroid Won't Hit Earth on September 9 and Here's Why No, an Asteroid Won't Hit Earth on September 9 and Here's Why

And, any smaller than that and it would pose no risk at all, as it would burn up in the atmosphere. Still, as we'll explain in a minute, the boffins persisted in their search because 2006 QV89 is a fairly worrying size. As per the predictions, in the...

China's Tiangong-2 space lab makes controlled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere China's Tiangong-2 space lab makes controlled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere

The 8-ton station re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Friday around 21:06 Beijing time (13:06 GMT), Xinhua news agency said, citing China's Manned Space Agency (CMSA). As Tiangong-2's mission was never meant to last forever, and now that it has ...

Cambodia will return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US and Canada Cambodia will return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US and Canada

Cambodia plans to send 83 shipping containers packed with plastic rubbish back to an unnamed country of origin and fine the importer after authorities discovered the containers' contents at a port. "Cambodia is not any longer a dustbin where foreign ...

Berkeley Scientists Created Liquid Magnets- Ferrofluids for The First Time Berkeley Scientists Created Liquid Magnets- Ferrofluids for The First Time

A team led by material scientist Professor Thomas Russell , from the University of MA, spent seven years developing a method to magnetise metallic fluids - making it possible to control their shape with magnets. They had retained their magnetism. ...

"One Small Step...": Google Doodle Celebrates 50 Years Of Moon Landing

The Doodle celebrates this epic moment in the history of humankind, science, engineering, and spaceflight by taking viewers through the journey to the Moon and back, narrated by a special somebody with firsthand knowledge about everything that went...

Apollo 11 Rocket Projected onto Washington Monument Apollo 11 Rocket Projected onto Washington Monument

For instance, the team contributing to Project Apollo from around the world are roughly 4,00,000 in number! Among them, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were chosen to be the ones to carry the burden of all of mankind and ven...

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