Category Archives: Space

“NASA Reveals Early Plans to Send Two Astronauts to Surface of Mars”

“During a high-level talk on NASA’s objectives for human space exploration, we got an early glimpse of what a 30 day crewed mission to the surface of Mars could eventually look like. It’s an exciting prospect that, while many years if not … Continue reading

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“Boeing Starliner docks to International Space Station for first time”

“The Boeing CST-100 Starliner docked to the International Space Station for the first time on Friday night.  The spacecraft made its first connection with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony module at 8:28 p.m. EDT.  Boeing said that – in … Continue reading

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Boeing Starliner Launches Enroute to ISS – TTG 

Boeing and NASA launched the company’s Starliner astronaut taxi on a crucial uncrewed mission to the International Space Station on May 19. The mission, known as Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station … Continue reading

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“… UFO sightings are ‘national security concern’: ‘Need to continue to pursue this'”

I know a bureaucratic evasion when I see one and yesterday’s hearing before a committee of the Huse of Representatives was certainly one such. It was very much like a scene from the old Brit TeeVee series “Yes, Minister.” Here … Continue reading

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“Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil – A First in Human History”

“Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a watershed moment in lunar and space exploration. In a new research paper published in the journal Communications Biology on May 12, 2022, University of Florida scientists showed that … Continue reading

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Starlink Group 4-17

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation – SpaceX’s project for space-based Internet communication system. https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/falcon-9-block-5-starlink-group-4-17

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Webb Telescope Completes Alignment Phase

The Webb Telescope completes one more step to becoming operational. Next test: thermal stability. The Walrus prediction is that its observations will throw the Big Bang Theory into the rubbish bin where it belongs. Webb Telescope update: https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-thermal-stability-test The Big … Continue reading

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NRO prefers Space X for launches

“A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was launched into space from California on Sunday. The NROL-85 satellite lifted off at 6:13 a.m. from Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It was the … Continue reading

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Axiom Mission 1 Launches to ISS Tomorrow – TTG

Axiom Mission 1 (or Ax-1), set to lift off at 11:17 a.m. EDT (15:17 UTC) April 8, is the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Ax-1 is launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon … Continue reading

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“Hubble Telescope Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Detected in Outer Space” – TTG

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the most distant single star ever detected in outer space. The star—dubbed Earendel from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning rising light or morning star—lies 12.9 billion light-years from Earth and formed about 900 million years … Continue reading

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