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by | December 08, 2018 | 14:56

In a video Musk posted from the perspective of the failed booster, one of the grid fins appears to be stuck, which undoubtedly threw the rocket off course. Videos swirling across the internet shows that the booster got out of the control as it headed towards the designated landing spot. Later it became known that the ship was successfully launched into orbit.

by | December 08, 2018 | 06:29

ET Wednesday for a Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, this time with thousands of pounds of cargo for the International Space Station . The crew-carrying version of Dragon is schedule to fly a test mission next month , and if all goes well, will carry astronauts to the station later in the year in what would be the first crewed flight from US soil since the space shuttles retired in 2011.

by | December 08, 2018 | 01:54

There are more plans to record sounds on Mars with the 2002 lander project. The seismometer is waiting to be deployed to the lander's robotic arm, and once that happens it will be covered with a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes, so it won't be able to pick up this sound .

by | December 07, 2018 | 22:30

Three astronauts who launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft have entered the International Space Station after spending almost eight hours in their tiny capsule. The evening before the launch, crew commander Oleg Kononenko said the astronauts "absolutely" had trust in the flight preparations. Last month, Roscosmos tweeted a video of the October 11 failed Soyuz rocket launch that forced NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin into making a harrowing ...

by | December 07, 2018 | 21:54

The post said that it had removed eels from the noses of several seals they're monitoring and that the seals were unharmed in every case, but the same couldn't be said for the eels . Fortunately, no harm to the seals was observed. "Alternatively, the seal could have swallowed the eel and regurgitated it so that the eel came out the wrong way", NOAA said.

by | December 07, 2018 | 18:25

Astronauts Anne McClain from American space agency Nasa, David Saint-Jacques from the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos left aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan just after 11.31am GMT.

by | December 06, 2018 | 13:59

The U.N. chief chided countries, particularly those most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, for failing to do enough to back the 2015 Paris climate accord, which set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - ideally 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) - by the end of the century.

by | December 05, 2018 | 23:42

After a string of damning environmental reports showing mankind must drastically slash its greenhouse gas emissions to avert runaway global warming, Guterres told delegates "we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough". But with only a single degree Celsius of warming so far, the world has already seen a crescendo of deadly wildfires, heatwaves and hurricanes made more destructive by rising seas.

by | December 04, 2018 | 05:07

The three new space travellers - Anne McClain of NASA , David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos are preparing to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at 5.31 p.m. The launch of the rocket will be observed by the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin , the head of NASA's manned flights department, William Gerstenmayer, and the governor-general of Canada, Julie Peyette (former astronaut of the Canadian Space Agency).

by | December 04, 2018 | 02:48

It marked one of the largest satellite ride-sharing missions ever launched and the most crowded single mission in USA history, according to Spaceflight, SpaceX's customer for the launch . "A series of six deployments, occurring between 13 to 43 minutes after liftoff, will be followed by Spaceflight's own deployment sequences", explained SpaceX in a statement.

by | December 03, 2018 | 21:06

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed on Twitter that the crew were "safely in orbit" and thanked the United States and Russian teams "for their dedication to making this launch a success". A criminal investigation into the failure placed the blame on a sensor which had been damaged during assembly. Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev, who is now onboard the space station, are also scheduled for a spacewalk to examine the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from the outside.

by | December 03, 2018 | 11:12

Despite the unrest that has accompanied the protests, the " yellow vests" have widespread public support , even in the cities. For more than two weeks, the "yellow vests" have blocked roads across France in a spontaneous, popular rebellion against diesel tax hikes and the high cost of living.

by | December 01, 2018 | 22:43

Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine elaborated this week on the reasons why the USA space agency launched a safety review of SpaceX and Boeing , which are building spaceships for astronauts, including their workplace culture and drug-free policies.

by | November 30, 2018 | 19:46

They could also help NASA scout and study potential locations for bases, particularly in the eternally shadowed craters near the moon's poles that are filled with frozen water. President Donald Trump wants US astronauts to return to the Moon as a foundation for future Mars missions. Most of the companies involved have never flown a spacecraft of this complexity and scale, and Bridenstine acknowledged that some of the CLPS missions will likely fail to achieve a "soft" landing on the lunar ...

by | November 30, 2018 | 12:19

Shortly after its landing, the InSight Lander sent a picture back to NASA . The principal investigator on the French seismometer, Philippe Lognonne, said he was "relieved and very happy" at the outcome. A carefully orchestrated sequence - already fully preprogrammed on board the spacecraft - unfolded over the following several minutes, coined "six and a half minutes of terror".

by | November 29, 2018 | 11:44

He, 34 and a father of two girls, studied at Stanford University and Rice University before returning to China , where he runs two genetics companies and a lab at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen. Distressingly, Musunuru added, this editing was flawed. But scientists were left scrambling to understand what exactly He and his colleagues had done - and whether their gene-editing succeeded.

by | November 27, 2018 | 18:38

The report also said projections of damage could change if greenhouse gas emissions were curbed, although numerous impacts of climate change, like powerful storms, droughts and flooding, have already begun. "But that starts with some discussion of the magnitude of the challenge, the global elements to it and how the USA shouldn't just do this as a feel-good measure but some sort of innovative proposal".

by | November 27, 2018 | 04:27

After sailing 548 million kilometres on a six-month voyage through deep space, the robotic lander touched down on the dusty, rock-strewn surface of Mars just before 3 p.m. He said it was a little odd to realize that by the time word arrived, history had already been made eight minutes earlier because of the lag in communication between Mars and Earth.

by | November 26, 2018 | 22:37

It's the second of two volumes. Its central message: Climate change is real, it is intensifying, and it will devastate the way human beings live day-to-day if USA leaders at all levels don't take drastic action. The report is mandated by Congress, but it is the first to be issued in the Trump administration. Some countries are already seeing land underwater.

by | November 26, 2018 | 16:25

NASA's top science mission official, Thomas Zurbuchen, confided Sunday that his stomach is already churning. In recent days, NASA has been commanding the spacecraft to make minor course corrections to ensure InSight enters the Martian atmosphere at the proper angle to within about a quarter of a degree.

by | November 26, 2018 | 14:36

The report is expected to clash with policy under President Donald Trump , who has been rolling back environmental and climate protections to maximize production of domestic fossil fuels, including crude oil, already the highest in the world above Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation.

by | November 24, 2018 | 13:45

Immediately after planting, the head of the mission Mars InSight STU, Spet, comes the 16-minute pause so that the dust in the area of the landing had subsided, and then begin the process of disclosure of solar panels, which will last 16 minutes.

by | November 20, 2018 | 00:02

The people of Finland have trolled US President Donald Trump on social media after he suggested California should follow the Scandinavian country's lead and do more " raking " to prevent wildfires. Pope Francis has prayed for victims of California's wildfires and freezing weather on the US East Coast. Though Trump previously threatened to revoke federal funding to California over its allegedly poor forest management - a move firefighters called "ill-informed", "reckless" and ...

by | November 16, 2018 | 16:01

Teske said that there are hints that there might be another planet around Barnard's Star , although it's hard to determine if the signal that investigators saw is from the star itself or from another planet. Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun. The radial velocity method was developed in the 1990s and has been steadily improving ever since, Ribas said.

by | November 14, 2018 | 13:41

The Electron's Curie upper stage also carried " NABEO , a drag sail technology demonstrator, designed and built by High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH , to passively de-orbit inactive small satellites and reduce space junk", according to a Rocket Lab statement.