by | December 12, 2018 | 16:41

The hole, detected in August, caused an air leak on the space station . The hole was repaired on the same day restoring the hermetic integrity of the ISS. The two cosmonauts then used the same tools to cut into and peel away a thin metal orbital debris shield to expose the hole in the Soyuz MS-09's orbital compartment.

by | December 12, 2018 | 14:06

China's director of the Chang'e-4 probe mission says that after the soft landing on the far side of the moon new first-hand study of the terrain and lunar soil components will be made. It may also carry plant seeds and silkworm eggs, according to Xinhua . The Chang'e 4 mission is a step in that direction, significant for the engineering expertise needed to explore and settle the moon, McDowell said.

by | December 10, 2018 | 23:07

Nicky Fox, director of the heliophysics division at NASA , said: "This time is better still for us". Data shows the probe crossed over on November 5 and is now 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth. But we shouldn't have to wait a whole year , like we did with Voyager 1, as we have that original data to go on to confirm when Voyager 2 is no longer feeling the Sun's winds on its back.

by | December 10, 2018 | 15:10

Trudeau managed to mollify the premiers by letting them talk about whatever they wanted. For instance, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs wants to revive a proposal for an Energy East pipeline . "I've got to be frank about that", she said. "I believe that we need to put a price on pollution ..." Relying on exports of raw bitumen, however, only made us more vulnerable to the booms and busts, which is why unions have long called for increased upgrading and refining in Canada.

by | December 10, 2018 | 11:00

The sounds released include data from InSight's seismometer of vibrations caused by wind moving over the lander's solar panels and from the lander's air presser sensor . As new Science Minister I am excited to see what more we can achieve on land and in outer space. The solar panels on the lander's sides are ideal acoustic receivers.

by | December 10, 2018 | 07:27

Tomorrow, at about 1:30 p.m. EST (2:30 a.m. on December 8 local time), China's robotic Chang'e-4 mission will launch on a Long March 3B rocket, headed for the lunar surface . China's last lunar rover - named Yutu, or Jade Rabbit - ceased operation in August 2016 after 972 days of service on the moon's surface as part of the Chang'e 3 mission .

by | December 10, 2018 | 05:43

Chang'e-3, launched in 2013, was the first Chinese spacecraft to soft-land on and explore an extraterrestrial object. "Since no other probe has ever been to the far side of the Moon , it would be the first time for human to obtain the first-hand data, no matter the probe explores the topography or the composition of the lunar soil", said Zhang He, executive director of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe program.

by | December 09, 2018 | 10:17

Announced by Interior Department Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, a Colorado native and a former energy lobbyist, the proposal would allow for changes to habitat boundary maps of the chicken-size prairie fowl - considered by conservationists to be a key indicator species for America's dwindling sagebrush ecosystem.

by | December 08, 2018 | 14:53

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station , carrying 2,500 kilos of supplies, including science experiments and food for six astronauts now on board the ISS.

by | December 08, 2018 | 01:49

The first sounds ever recorded on Mars have been beamed back to Earth. That means they are well-placed to capture noises around and onboard the lander, including the sound of the wind blowing across InSight's solar arrays. "We're trying to design a noise-cancellation headphone system for our seismometer", InSight principal investigator Bruce Banerdt said . It's been less than two weeks since InSight touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, but it is already sending back wonderful ...

by | December 08, 2018 | 01:41

The first stage was previously launched and recovered during missions in May and August as part of a program meant to make the equipment capable of being used 10 or more times without refurbishment. Moreover, when the rocket successfully landed on the court - delivering the ongoing mission of the SSO-A SmallSat Express more than 60 satellites from 35 partners to orbit - SpaceX experts also noted that the missile does not require any lengthy and complicated fix work, thereby indicating that ...

by | December 07, 2018 | 23:30

To determine the rate of Greenland ice melting over the past centuries, the team used a long drill to extract ice cores from the ice sheet in Greenland as well as from an adjacent coastal ice cap. Previously, scientists found that the ice of Antarctica is melting not only from above but also from below - they presumably fuels a radioactive source.

by | December 07, 2018 | 19:57

It's believed the eel likely entered the monk seal when it was feeding in coral reefs , as they feed by sticking their noses into the sand and start digging around, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. So, they go for the food, like eels, whose strategy is to hide. This whole situation could just be a "weird anomaly" or a "crazy statistical quirk, and we may never see it again", he added.

by | December 07, 2018 | 06:37

The first flight could be next year. His Space Policy Directive 1 , signed last December, directs NASA to collaborate with the private sector in returning to the Moon en route to a longer-term mission to Mars. The awards are all indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts, and it's not unusual for the actual value of such awards to be far less than the maximum value.

by | December 06, 2018 | 23:10

Crate Club is the #1 men's subscription box containing some of the best tactical & survival gear in the nation. His former colleague was on the first manned launch since a rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to abort and make an emergency landing in October.

by | December 06, 2018 | 20:28

The Space Coast launch Wednesday will be SpaceX's 16th under the company's commercial resupply contract for NASA . "Capture by @ Space_Station crew set for early Saturday morning", SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, tweeted shortly after launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket .

by | December 06, 2018 | 17:44

As it has been for Japan's Hayabusa2 sample return mission to asteroid Ryugu , finding the right spot for OSIRIS-REx to touch down on Bennu could be hard. NASA said the estimated 2.1-ounce sample size equates to about 30 sugar packets worth of dirt and rocks. It was "flexed" in space for the first time on November 14.

by | December 05, 2018 | 21:46

He said: "If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon". Anna Wiazek, a hairdresser from Katowice, said she was reserving judgment on the climate summit until the end.

by | December 05, 2018 | 18:31

The three astronauts will begin an expected six and a half month stay aboard the ISS, the Russian Roscosmos space agency said. In particular, the crew will work with cargo spacecraft "Progress MS", loading and undocking of commercial manned spacecraft SpaceX DM1 in the cargo version, the work with the cargo ship Boe-OFT, download and vastikova manned spacecraft "Soyuz MS-09" for the return to earth of the ISS-56/57 (Prokopiev, Aurion, Hurst), and onboard photographic and video imagery of ...

by | December 05, 2018 | 13:14

EST) Monday. NASA TV said that astronauts from Russian Federation, the USA and Canada left safely from Kazakhstan earlier today in a mission bound for the International Space Station. The astronauts were the first sent to be sent to the space station since a crewed Soyuz launch was aborted in October after a booster rocket failed to separate properly, crippling the rocket.

by | December 04, 2018 | 16:19

Saturday night, six people from the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency were called to Taylorville to assist with providing resources. "Internet service, phone service, the ability to monitor the weather, the ability to track resources and things like that, so that's the type of support that asset will provide", said Buckingham.

by | December 04, 2018 | 04:52

It is the first USA attempt to gather asteroid samples for return to Earth, something only Japan has accomplished so far. A direct hit is unlikely, but the data gathered during this mission can help determine the best ways to deflect near-Earth asteroids.

by | December 04, 2018 | 00:26

American, Canadian and Russian astronauts launched to the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket Monday morning, weeks after the same model failed shortly after take-off . The launch, which took place from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as the sun was setting, was the first crewed launch since an anomaly during booster separation sent two astronauts falling back to Earth in an emergency landing on October 11.

by | December 04, 2018 | 00:04

The veteran broadcaster urged world leaders to respond to what he called "our greatest threat in thousands of years". To maximise the chances of success in Poland, technical talks began on Sunday, a day early, with delegates from almost 200 nations debating how to meet the Paris target of limiting global warming to between 1.5 and 2.0 degrees Celsius (2.7 and 3.6 Fahrenheit).

by | December 03, 2018 | 22:00

The other big first of this launch is that the Falcon 9 rocket is flying on its third mission. For SpaceX , the mission, called SSO-A, marked its 19th launch of 2018, surpassing its previous annual record of 18 launches past year. Fans can watch the Falcon 9 rocket take-off live on SpaceX's webcast . HawkEye 360 thinks its satellites will be able to triangulate those frequencies and help their clients track down said pirates.