‘Unusual’ Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition

‘Unusual’ Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition

Progressland is all about “the genesis of exploration and the human desire to look beyond what we know.” The post ‘Unusual’ Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition appeared first on WIRED.

‘Unusual’ Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition

Progressland is all about “the genesis of exploration and the human desire to look beyond what we know.” The post ‘Unusual’ Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX Releases Rockets-Eye View of Yesterday’s Landing

A time lapse, from the edge of space to the Earth’s surface. The post SpaceX Releases Rockets-Eye View of Yesterday’s Landing appeared first on WIRED.

A time lapse, from the edge of space to the Earth’s surface. The post SpaceX Releases Rockets-Eye View of Yesterday’s Landing appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Hangry Stars Munch Down a Cloud

Space Photos of the Week: Hangry Stars Munch Down a Cloud

Space photos of the week, May 22—28, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Hangry Stars Munch Down a Cloud appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: Hangry Stars Munch Down a Cloud

Space photos of the week, May 22—28, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Hangry Stars Munch Down a Cloud appeared first on WIRED.

Watch SpaceX Try to Land Another Rocket On An Ocean Barge

The latest launch in Elon Musk’s quest for a reusable rocket will thrust towards a supersynchronous transfer orbit after attempting another high-speed landing. The post Watch SpaceX Try to Land Another Rocket On An Ocean Barge appeared first on WIRED.

Watch SpaceX Try to Land Another Rocket On An Ocean Barge

The latest launch in Elon Musk’s quest for a reusable rocket will thrust towards a supersynchronous transfer orbit after attempting another high-speed landing. The post Watch SpaceX Try to Land Another Rocket On An Ocean Barge appeared first on WIRED.

The ISS’s New Space Module Fails Its First Inflation Attempt

The BEAM inflatable habitat project will wait another day, as NASA tries to figure out what went wrong. The post The ISS’s New Space Module Fails Its First Inflation Attempt appeared first on WIRED.

The ISS’s New Space Module Fails Its First Inflation Attempt

The BEAM inflatable habitat project will wait another day, as NASA tries to figure out what went wrong. The post The ISS’s New Space Module Fails Its First Inflation Attempt appeared first on WIRED.

Space Updates From Three Countries

The Indian Space Research Organisation continues developing a reusable launch vehicle, which could cut the costs of satellite launches by 90%. William Robinson quotes the Business Times: India will use a mini-rocket with a booster to fly a winged reusable launch vehicle into lower earth orbit on May 23… If everything goes well, it will reach about 70 kilometers from earth, and will plunge into the Bay of Bengal…to demonstrate hypersonic and aero-thermodynamics of the winged re-entry vehicle with autonomous mission management Meanwhile, Thelasko shares this reminder from BlastingNews that the U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B celebrated the one-year anniversary of its launch: Today, the maneuverable craft operates in a 220-mile orbit, a higher altitude it briefly held last fall and roughly the same perch occupied twice by the previous X-37B mission, according to satellite-tracking hobbyist Ted Molczan. This X-37B carries at least two payloads, revealed by the military before the ship took off â” an experimental electric propulsion thruster to be tested in orbit and a pallet to expose sample materials to the space environment.
And MarkWhittington writes that “The latest Chinese space station, the Tiangong 2, is slated to be launched later in 2016 and will be visited by Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou spacecraft. But, according to Spaceflight Insider, the Chinese are already looking ahead to their permanent low Earth orbit space facility, the Tiangong 3, slated to begin construction in 2018.”


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The Indian Space Research Organisation continues developing a reusable launch vehicle, which could cut the costs of satellite launches by 90%. William Robinson quotes the Business Times: India will use a mini-rocket with a booster to fly a winged reusable launch vehicle into lower earth orbit on May 23… If everything goes well, it will reach about 70 kilometers from earth, and will plunge into the Bay of Bengal…to demonstrate hypersonic and aero-thermodynamics of the winged re-entry vehicle with autonomous mission management Meanwhile, Thelasko shares this reminder from BlastingNews that the U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B celebrated the one-year anniversary of its launch: Today, the maneuverable craft operates in a 220-mile orbit, a higher altitude it briefly held last fall and roughly the same perch occupied twice by the previous X-37B mission, according to satellite-tracking hobbyist Ted Molczan. This X-37B carries at least two payloads, revealed by the military before the ship took off â” an experimental electric propulsion thruster to be tested in orbit and a pallet to expose sample materials to the space environment.
And MarkWhittington writes that “The latest Chinese space station, the Tiangong 2, is slated to be launched later in 2016 and will be visited by Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou spacecraft. But, according to Spaceflight Insider, the Chinese are already looking ahead to their permanent low Earth orbit space facility, the Tiangong 3, slated to begin construction in 2018.”

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Space Updates From Three Countries

The Indian Space Research Organisation continues developing a reusable launch vehicle, which could cut the costs of satellite launches by 90%. William Robinson quotes the Business Times: India will use a mini-rocket with a booster to fly a winged reusable launch vehicle into lower earth orbit on May 23… If everything goes well, it will reach about 70 kilometers from earth, and will plunge into the Bay of Bengal…to demonstrate hypersonic and aero-thermodynamics of the winged re-entry vehicle with autonomous mission management Meanwhile, Thelasko shares this reminder from BlastingNews that the U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B celebrated the one-year anniversary of its launch: Today, the maneuverable craft operates in a 220-mile orbit, a higher altitude it briefly held last fall and roughly the same perch occupied twice by the previous X-37B mission, according to satellite-tracking hobbyist Ted Molczan. This X-37B carries at least two payloads, revealed by the military before the ship took off â” an experimental electric propulsion thruster to be tested in orbit and a pallet to expose sample materials to the space environment.
And MarkWhittington writes that “The latest Chinese space station, the Tiangong 2, is slated to be launched later in 2016 and will be visited by Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou spacecraft. But, according to Spaceflight Insider, the Chinese are already looking ahead to their permanent low Earth orbit space facility, the Tiangong 3, slated to begin construction in 2018.”


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The Indian Space Research Organisation continues developing a reusable launch vehicle, which could cut the costs of satellite launches by 90%. William Robinson quotes the Business Times: India will use a mini-rocket with a booster to fly a winged reusable launch vehicle into lower earth orbit on May 23… If everything goes well, it will reach about 70 kilometers from earth, and will plunge into the Bay of Bengal…to demonstrate hypersonic and aero-thermodynamics of the winged re-entry vehicle with autonomous mission management Meanwhile, Thelasko shares this reminder from BlastingNews that the U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B celebrated the one-year anniversary of its launch: Today, the maneuverable craft operates in a 220-mile orbit, a higher altitude it briefly held last fall and roughly the same perch occupied twice by the previous X-37B mission, according to satellite-tracking hobbyist Ted Molczan. This X-37B carries at least two payloads, revealed by the military before the ship took off â” an experimental electric propulsion thruster to be tested in orbit and a pallet to expose sample materials to the space environment.
And MarkWhittington writes that “The latest Chinese space station, the Tiangong 2, is slated to be launched later in 2016 and will be visited by Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou spacecraft. But, according to Spaceflight Insider, the Chinese are already looking ahead to their permanent low Earth orbit space facility, the Tiangong 3, slated to begin construction in 2018.”

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The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars

A small group of citizens are on a mission to convince lawmakers that going to Mars is both possible and affordable. The post The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars appeared first on WIRED.

The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars

A small group of citizens are on a mission to convince lawmakers that going to Mars is both possible and affordable. The post The Citizen Lobbyists Gunning for a Trip to Mars appeared first on WIRED.

Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space

These souped-up hot air balloons are the training ground for the next generation of space scientists. The post Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space appeared first on WIRED.

Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space

These souped-up hot air balloons are the training ground for the next generation of space scientists. The post Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space appeared first on WIRED.

Europa’s Ocean Chemistry Could Be Earth-Like

An anonymous reader writes: Alien life in the universe could be close to home, swimming around Europa’s ocean. The idea has been floating around scientific minds for more than a decade: beneath the icy surface of the Jovian moon could slosh a deep, wid…

An anonymous reader writes: Alien life in the universe could be close to home, swimming around Europa’s ocean. The idea has been floating around scientific minds for more than a decade: beneath the icy surface of the Jovian moon could slosh a deep, wide ocean with the perfect environment for life to develop. In new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, NASA scientists studied how the chemical composition of the Europan ocean may have evolved and what chemicals it possibly contains, assuming similar geochemical processes as on Earth are at play. Europa is thought to possess a rocky core fractured with deep cracks that have filled with water. Since the formation of the moon, the core has continued to cool, creating more cracks and exposing more rocks to chemical processes with this water.”We’re studying an alien ocean using methods developed to understand the movement of energy and nutrients in Earth’s own systems,” said planetary scientist Steve Vance, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “The cycling of oxygen and hydrogen in Europa’s ocean will be a major driver for Europa’s ocean chemistry and any life there, just it is on Earth.”

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