THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon Musk said March 17. In a series of tweets, Musk said flights of a “hopper” test vehicle, powered by a single Raptor engine, would “hopefully” begin this week pending work to
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WASHINGTON — A day after announcing that NASA was studying the possibility of shifting an Orion mission from the Space Launch System rocket to commercial vehicles, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he and the agency still support development of the SLS. Speaking at a Space Transportation Association luncheon here March 14, Bridenstine said the ongoing
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Einstein’s theory of general relativity was not always the concise, elegant equation we know today. Einstein needed a “fudge factor” to conform his theory to accepted conventions of the day. It wasn’t until Hubble made a grand discovery that Einstein’s equation regained i’s simple beauty. SPACE’S DEEPEST SECRETS Tuesdays 9/8c on Science http://www.sciencechannel.com/spaces-deepest-secrets/ Subscribe to
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NASA astronauts and scientists are among those in this educational parody of Psy’s popular music video. “NASA Johnson Style” was created, written and produced by the Houston center’s co-op students who volunteered for the project ” to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.” “NASA Johnson
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This article originally appeared in the March 11, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The U.S. Global Positioning System — the constellation of military satellites that provides positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services — is the proverbial glass house that was built before the invention of stones, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson observed last summer when
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#HowTheUniverseWorks A neutron star is one of the most dangerous objects in the universe. Neutron stars are the densest things besides black holes. A stone sized piece of this star would weigh 100 million metric tons. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/how-the-universe-works/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome
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This was the second to last mission for the Delta 4 medium. ULA will retire the vehicle later this summer after the launch of an Air Force GPS satellite. The U.S. Air Force’s 10th Wideband Global Satcom communications satellite (WGS-10) atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket blasted off on Friday at 8:26 PM
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Shanahan mentioned space, hypersonic weapons and cyber warfare as three key areas that are getting more attention and resources. WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday was grilled by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2020. Alongside Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman
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As Les tightens up his tarp, he gives a very easy demonstration on how to create a few survival knots. Don’t miss new episodes of SURVIVORMAN Saturdays at 10/9c on Science: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/survivorman/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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50 years ago, we tested the capabilities of our Moon landing spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart performed systems checks and gathered data. The Lunar Module and the Command Module separated by nearly 100 miles and an engine burn check brought them back
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A Russian cosmonaut and two US astronauts arrived Friday at the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, five months after the failed launch of a rocket carrying two of the passengers. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin, who both survived a dramatically aborted Soyuz launch last year, were joined
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Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing – a classic formula for pi hidden in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, and is incredibly important in pure mathematics. But this was the first time scientists had found it “lurking” in the world of physics, when
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Facebook just had a very bad day. Facebook, including Messenger, and Instagram users across North America experienced outages for most of Wednesday, starting in the afternoon and ending late the same night. Third party outage sites suggested it affected users across the entire globe. The media reported it was perhaps the longest interruption ever experienced
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WASHINGTON — Defense contractor Cubic Corporation on March 14 said it is buying space hardware provider Nuvotronics for $64 million in cash. Nuvotronics builds radio frequency systems for satellites and other applications. Credit: Nuvotronics. Durham, North Carolina-based Nuvotronics will enhance Cubic’s protected communications portfolio, which includes GATR inflatable satcom terminals used by the U.S. military
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WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s surprise announcement March 13 that NASA is considering moving Exploration Mission 1 off of the Space Launch System took many in the industry by surprise, but some have reacted by defending the use of the SLS. Bridenstine, testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee, said the agency was looking at
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#HowItsMade Mondays at 9/8c on Science Solid chocolates have only been around since the 1800’s. 70% of the world’s cocoa beans are grown in West Africa. See how raw ingredients are expertly combined to create delicious milk chocolate. Watch full episodes: http://www.sciencechannelgo.com Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience
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Death metal has a reputation. Its lyrics and imagery revel in a stomach-churning zone of ultra-violence, profanity, and torment. We’re talking crushed skulls. Slit throats. Mutilated everythings and violated etceteras. What kind of effect does this nightmarish barrage have on people who listen to the music? According to new research by psychologists from Macquarie University
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