NASA’s Perseverance rover discovers organic chemicals on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover discovers organic chemicals on Mars

NASA’s Mars probe has found the building blocks of life on the Red Planet. determination She identified organic, carbon-containing chemicals in some of the rocks she examined on the floor of Mars’ Jezero Crater, mission team members announced Wednesday (December 15). To be clear: This is not a reveal of Mars life. Organic matter can … Read more

SpaceX will launch its second Falcon 9 rocket in less than 16 hours tonight. Watch it live.

NASA’s Perseverance rover discovers organic chemicals on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX will launch its second rocket in less than 24 hours on Saturday (December 18) and you can watch the event live online. The private spaceflight company will launch Turkey’s Turksat 5B communications satellite on one of its previous Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is scheduled to take off from Space … Read more

These robotic factories will make super materials in space

These robotic factories will make super materials in space

With rockets, drones, and giant centrifuges, humans are getting better at throwing almost anything into space. There’s a Tesla Roadster cruising somewhere beyond Mars, and William Shatner went to sub-orbiter this year. Meanwhile, private space stations are being planned, and if a new startup, Space Forge, is successful, orbital factories will join them. The British … Read more

30 years ago, the fall of the Soviet Union stranded an astronaut in space

30 years ago, the fall of the Soviet Union stranded an astronaut in space

It’s a familiar experience For many people in the Northern Hemisphere in December: going to school or work in the morning only to get out again, hours later, under the rising stars and sunsets or sunsets. But whatever your experience with changing the world on the job — that sense of separation and intimacy, maybe … Read more

Christmas in Space from 1968 to 2021

Christmas in Space from 1968 to 2021

HOUSTON – MOON – This Christmas, we all have things to be thankful for. One thing, however, is the many benefits the space program has brought us. It’s something much in and around McGregor and Oglesby has been discussed recently as window-doors and dishes vibrate from repeated missile tests. So much is remembered about the … Read more

New York City can get creative with its empty office space

New York City can get creative with its empty office space

What are we going to do with half a billion square feet of office space in Manhattan if most of it remains empty? It’s the loaded question about the city’s future that even our brightest and most optimistic minds don’t want to touch. We were told that the office buildings would not be vacant forever. … Read more

Lots of speed but not a lot of room in the Audi RS E-tron GT

Lots of speed but not a lot of room in the Audi RS E-tron GT

As electric cars storm the world, automakers are taking different approaches to electrification, all stemming from Elon Musk’s high-energy and legitimate range priorities to turn reluctant buyers into electric car owners. Most of the brands seem stuck between offering stylish high-performance models or affordable passenger cars even though the Model 3 offers both at an … Read more

Elementary students talking to a parent in the Space Force

Elementary students talking to a parent in the Space Force

DAVISVILLE, Virginia – A guest at Kanaha Elementary School on Tuesday showed third graders a picture of an abandoned rock formation and asked what they thought it was. Someone suggested a landslide. Another battlefield said. A couple thought with whom they were talking and made the correct guess: the surface of Mars. Lieutenant Colonel Christopher … Read more

Kenoha students talking to the Space Force Ranger | West Virginia News

Kenoha students talking to the Space Force Ranger |  West Virginia News

By Evan Bivens, The News & The Guardian DAVISVILLE, Washington (AP) – A guest at Kanawha Elementary School on Tuesday showed third graders a photo of an abandoned rock formation and asked what they thought it was. Someone suggested a landslide. Another battlefield said. A couple thought with whom they were talking and made the … Read more

Elon Musk’s biggest competitor in space isn’t Bezos, it’s a rocket that plays ‘Hungry and Hungry Hippo’

Elon Musk’s biggest competitor in space isn’t Bezos, it’s a rocket that plays ‘Hungry and Hungry Hippo’

In rockets, size certainly matters. The Rocket Lab Electron rocket is much smaller than SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. With a height of 60 feet and a diameter of less than 4 feet, the electron can only carry a maximum of 660 pounds in orbit. By comparison, the SpaceX Falcon 9’s spine is 230 feet long, … Read more