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    Voyager Space, a space technology company, has selected The Ohio State University to host an analog laboratory at the Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The analog laboratory, known as the George Washington Carver Science Park and Terrestrial Laboratory (GWCSP) will be a replica of the Starlab space station science park, which will allow researchers to practice missions and conduct experiments while on the ground. The park, named after the famous American inventor and agricultural scientist, will feature four main operational departments: a biology lab, plant habitation lab, physical science and materials research lab, and an open workbench area. The research obtained by this laboratory will help the Ohio agricultural community by preserving Ohio’s water quality, improving crop efficiency, genetics, and production, and enhancing the health of animals. Voyager Space selected a proposal from “Team Ohio,” which is composed of the university, the State of Ohio, JobsOhio, and One Columbus, to serve as the lead partner for the project, the first of its kind. “We’ve been working with OSU and other partners to bring this first-ever science...
    A CHINESE initiative to develop a deep-space radar has started construction. The plan is to build a grid of 20 antennas with an observational range of over 93million miles - about the distance between the Sun and Earth. 2The project is spearheaded by the Beijing Institute of Technology 2A rendering of the China Fuyan grid provided in a Chinese research paperCredit: BIT Two of the antennas have been built and are slated to come online in September, Space.com reports. Once operational, antennas will beam signals out to deep space for imaging and tracking asteroids, flagging the rocks that pose a threat to life on Earth. The project has been dubbed "China Fuyan" which translates to "compound eye". A translated Chinese research paper quoted the president of the Beijing Institute of Technology saying "At present, our research on space is constantly deepening, and a large-scale radar is needed for research on asteroids, Earth-Moon systems, etc." Read More on ChinaLUNAR-CY Nasa boss warns that China plans 'Moon takeover' as race to build base heats upSTAR WARS Chilling AI satellite swarms that hunt...
    Astronauts sacrifice a lot to explore the mysteries of deep space and it's well known that the zero gravity environment results in bone loss. However, new research shows that astronauts who partake in spaceflights that last longer than three months can show signs of incomplete bone recovery even after a full year back on Earth. 'The detrimental effect of spaceflight on skeletal tissue can be profound,' states the opening line of the study published today in Scientific Reports. 'We found that weight-bearing bones only partially recovered in most astronauts one year after spaceflight,' Leigh Gabel, assistant professor in Kinesiology, and lead author of the study, says in a statement.  The impact of zero gravity on the bones of an astronaut can be 'profound' according to the study. Pictured above is astronaut Tom Marshburn after pinning the official flown NASA astronaut insignia on ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer after the Crew-3 Crew Dragon 'Endurance' successfully docked with the International Space Station 'This suggests the permanent bone loss due to spaceflight is about the same as a decade worth of...
    Some time in the not-too-distant future, a patient who suffers a heart attack will spend time recovering in the hospital before a transplant. Oddly, though, their surgery date will be timed around a resupply mission to a space station. That’s because their new heart isn’t being driven or flown in from anywhere on Earth—rather, it’s been grown in space using stem cells. While other scientists are set on discovering extraterrestrial life, some regenerative medicine researchers—scientists who study how to regrow and repair human tissue—want to create it themselves by growing stem cells in outer space. Their dream of establishing a biomanufacturing pipeline in low-Earth orbit sounds outlandish, but the commercial space age is enabling researchers to start turning it into a reality. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are simple human cells that can grow into a number of complex organs. They’re derived from adult human skin or blood cells, in contrast to embryonic stem cells, which are found in an early stage of embryonic development. Due to limited space and personnel aboard the International Space Station, experiments that have grown...
    The first fully commercial crew of astronauts will fly to the International Space Station later today, with three businessmen each paying $55 million (£41 million) for a seat. Canadian investor and philanthropist Mark Pathy, US entrepreneur Larry Connor, and ex-Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe will blast off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 11:17 ET (16:17 BST).  The crew, which also includes former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría acting as commander for Axiom Space, are launching on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule in what is the latest milestone in the commercialisation of space. They are set to arrive at the orbital laboratory at about 7:30am ET (12:30 BST) the next morning for an eight-day stay, where they will spend a tenth of their time on science, medical and technical investigations and experiments.  The three rich businessmen may appear to have a lot in common with many of the wealthy passengers taking suborbital rides aboard the Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic services offered by billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, respectively. But López-Alegría has stressed that his three crewmates are not 'space tourists' because...
    PRUDISH Nasa has admitted it may have to study sex in space if humanity is ever going to make it to other planets. A growing number of scientists argue it is essential for human survival on long journeys, or moving to Mars as Elon Musk hopes to do by 2050. 2Experts say space sexology studies are neededCredit: Getty It's something the space agency has long shied away from, so we're completely in the dark about how it might work. “No research has explored intimate relationships, nor the human experience of sexual functions and wellbeing, in space or space analogues, or how any of this can affect crew performance," Simon Dubé, a psychologist from Concordia University told Mic. After years of avoiding the subject, Nasa seems a little more open to the idea but warned it is "not currently seeking proposals or considering a dedicated field or project office on this topic". "We are primarily concerned with ensuring crew members’ health and safety in space for long periods of time," a Nasa rep said. "Should a future need for more in-depth study...
    The brains of astronauts are 'rewired' during long-duration space flight to help them adapt the unusual environment, according to a new study. An international team, led by the University of Antwerp in Belgium, studied the brains of Russian cosmonauts who had been in space for an average of 172 days.   Brains change and adapt, in both structure and function, throughout our lives, but this new study found the effects of spaceflight can trigger its own changes. The results show significant microstructural changes in several white matter tracts such as the sensorimotor tracts, responsible for sensory, motor, and processing. The study, funded by the European Space Agency and Roscomos, will form the basis for future research into the full scope of brain changes during space travel.  The cosmonauts involved i the study have not been named by the researchers.  The brains of astronauts are 'rewired' during long-duration space flight to help them adapt the unusual environment, according to a new study. Artist impression of moon landing As human exploration of space reaches new horizons, such as spending longer in low Earth...
    According to SpaceX, the cargo ship CRS-24 successfully exited the space station “out of range” at 10:40 a.m. after the first planned attempt was halted due to bad weather off the coast of Florida. The maintenance zone is within 200 meters around the ISS. NASA broadcast the disconnection live on NASA TV and its social media sites. At about 3:05 CT off the coast of Panama City, Florida, the Dragon is expected to experience “parachute self-help” on Monday. NASASplashdown will not be broadcast live, but by NASA Space Station Blog Provides updates. After landing, the tests on the dragon will be transferred to NASA’s space station processing facility at the Kennedy Space Center. “Florida Coastal Spraying allows NASA’s space station processing facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to quickly carry out experiments that allow researchers to collect data with low exposure to the Earth’s gravitational force.” NASA reports. The cargo ship is bringing back more than, 4,900 worth of valuable “cargo and research” medical supplies, NASA management said during the broadcast. This includes samples of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is heading back to Earth with scientific investigations and medical research. The CRS-24 cargo ship undocked from the International Space Station on Sunday morning and exited its “keep out sphere” at 10:40 a.m. after a previously scheduled attempt was postponed due to bad weather at its splashdown location off the Florida coast, according to statements from SpaceX. The keep out sphere is a 200-meter radius around the ISS. READ MORE: AAA: Florida Gas Prices Slightly HigherThe Dragon is expected to have a “parachute-assisted splashdown” off the coast of Panama City at approximately 3:05 p.m Central Time on Monday, according to NASA. The experiments on board the Dragon will be transported to NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center after landing. “Splashing down off the coast of Florida enables quick transportation of the experiments to NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, allowing researchers to collect data with minimal sample exposure to Earth’s gravity,” NASA said. The cargo ship is bringing back medical...
    (CNN)SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday morning and is making its return to Earth.The CRS-24 cargo ship successfully exited the Space Station's "keep out sphere" at 10:40 a.m. after a previously scheduled attempt was postponed due to bad weather at its splashdown location off the Florida coast, according to statements from SpaceX. The keep out sphere is a 200-meter radius around the ISS.NASA transmitted the undocking live on NASA TV and on its social media platforms.The Dragon is expected to have a "parachute-assisted splashdown" off the coast of Panama City, Florida at approximately 3:05 p.m CT Monday, according to NASA. The splashdown will not be transmitted live, but NASA's space station blog will provide updates. SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship has departed ISS, bringing scientific investigations and medical research back to Earth.The experiments on board the Dragon will be transported to NASA's Space Station Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center after landing.Read More"Splashing down off the coast of Florida enables quick transportation of the experiments to NASA's Space Station Processing Facility at...
    NASA is monitoring two British adventurers trekking 2,500 miles across the Antarctic to learn whether humans could one day live on Mars. Former soldier Justin Packshaw, 57, and 37-year-old doctor and ex-Army medic Jamie Facer Childs are trying to reach the continent's most isolated spot, the so-called Pole of Inaccessibility, in 80 days. They set off three weeks ago and are working with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Stanford University to discover how people cope when pushed to their limits. Scientists believe the inhospitable conditions and strange, desolate landscape are the most comparable conditions that future explorers would face during missions to the moon and the Red Planet.   NASA is monitoring two British adventurers - Justin Packshaw, 57, and 37-year-old Jamie Facer Childs -  as they trek across the Antarctic to learn whether humans could one day live on Mars Former soldier Packshaw (left) and ex-Army medic Jamie Facer Childs (right) are trying to reach the continent's most isolated spot, the so-called Pole of Inaccessibility, in 80 days WHAT TESTS IS NASA CARRYING OUT?  British explorers Justin Packshaw and Jamie Facer...
    New York (CNN Business)Blue Origin, the rocket and space tourism company founded by Jeff Bezos, is proposing a massive new commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" that could be used to host science experiments, vacation getaways, and potentially even in-space manufacturing. The company plans to work alongside startup Sierra Space to bring the space station to fruition, and Boeing plans to design a research module on the station, though there are no guarantees the companies can make it happen. Such projects are still exorbitantly expensive and risky, likely costing in the tens of billions of dollars and requiring multiple safe launches before a human ever even floats aboard.Blue Origin and Sierra Space plan to co-finance the space station, though executives declined to give an all-in cost estimate during a press conference Monday. They did add that they are expecting to sign on NASA as an anchor tenant, though it's not exactly clear how such a partnership could take shape.NASA has put out calls for proposals for commercial space stations as the 20-year-old International Space Station — which has hosted crews...
    NASA announced Friday that it is seeking applicants to be part of a crew who will live in a 3D-printed Mars habitat for an entire year. The yearlong analog mission is set to begin in the fall of 2022 and will help the space agency simulate life on a distant world. 4NASA is looking for applicants willing to live in a 3D-print Mar habitat for a yearCredit: Youtube / ICON - 3D Tech 4The first of three such missions will take place in the fall of 2022Credit: Youtube / ICON - 3D Tech NASA's grander ambitions are to send humans to the Red Planet by 2037, and the series of upcoming missions – known as Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog – includes three one-year Mars surface simulations based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. The second and third analog missions will follow in 2024 and 2025, according to the mission's webpage. They will support research to develop methods and technologies to prevent and resolve potential problems on future human spaceflight missions to the Moon and Mars. Successful...
    A sex toy will thrust its way into space this summer as a Japanese adult firm sets out to find out how the device performs during spaceflight and in zero gravity. The space shot is a collaboration between male masturbation aid designer Tenga and civilian spaceflight company Interstellar Technologies Inc.  The 'Tenga Rocket' will lift off from the Hokkaido Spaceport in north Japan within the next month, depending on weather conditions, and reach an altitude of 62 miles up. Scroll down for videos A sex toy will thrust its way into space this summer as a Japanese adult firm sets out to find out how the device performs during spaceflight and in zero gravity. Pictured: an artist's impression of the Tenga Rocket, left, with an astronaut, right, holding a Tenga masturbation sleeve The large red rocket will carry a specially-modified TENGA Cup device which the firm alleges will cumulate data on the conditions it experiences in space The rocket (pictured) will carry 1,000 messages from the project's supporters, who helped fund the launch to the tune of ¥1,833,680...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — More than a decade after Michael Reese Hospital closed its doors, leaving behind a vacant 48-acre piece of property near the lakefront in Bronzeville, aldermen have signed off on a $3.8 billion plan to redevelop the site with 4,800 new homes, as well as a mix of offices, shops, and research facilities. The city purchased the site for $91 million in 2009, with aims of using it as part of an Olympic village as it bid for the 2016 Olympics, but it has sat unused ever since, after the city lost the summer games to Rio de Janeiro. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Hazy With A Calm Wind Wednesday Night On Wednesday, aldermen approved a redevelopment plan led by GRIT, LLC – a team of developers consisting of Farpoint Development, Loop Capital Management, McLaurin Development Partners, Draper & Kramer, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives and Bronzeville Community Development Partnership – to overhaul the site. In three separate votes on Wednesday, aldermen authorized plans to sell 48 acres of city owned property to GRIT for $97 million; to authorize a zoning change...
    On Tuesday, BioBAT at the Brooklyn Army Terminal — a partnership between the Research Foundation for SUNY (on behalf of Downstate Health Sciences University) and the city’s Economic Development Corp. — received $50 million to expand its lab space for life-science tenants. The award ceremony took place during a tour of the BioBAT facilities by EDC President and CEO Rachel Loeb, SUNY Downstate Senior Vice President of Research Dr. David Christine, BioBAT President Dr. Eva Cramer and others. Among the “life sciences” are biology, anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology and more.
    The U.S. Air Force will research and develop rocket technology to be used to transport military cargo to bases globally. “Rocket Cargo,” the fourth initiative in its Vanguard program seeking to research and advance the service’s technological capabilities, will be led by the Space Force and could “fundamentally alter the rapid logistics landscape,” according to one of the service’s senior officers. The Air Force Research Laboratory will research how the military could employ the technology, including the ability of rockets to land on nontraditional surfaces and remote sites. Researchers will also determine whether cargo rockets can safely land near service personnel and other structures. Other research and engineering initiatives within the program will consider how to develop a rocket cargo bay that can rapidly load and unload materials and how to airdrop cargo to serve locations where military vehicles are unable to land. DRONE MAKES HISTORY REFUELING NAVY FIGHTER JET MIDAIR “The Rocket Cargo Vanguard is a clear example of how the Space Force is developing innovative solutions as a service, in particular the ability...
    NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched the CRS-22 Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS).  The Falcon 9 rocket – a staple of the Elon Musk-founded company – blasted off from Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:29 p.m. ET on Thursday. NASA AIMS FOR 2 NEW MISSIONS TO VENUS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ‘LOST HABITABLE’ WORLD It was the company's 17th mission in the front half of 2021 and the first introducing a new Falcon 9 booster, B1067. The mission also marked the first time a SpaceX launch for NASA has not been preceded with a static test fire, according to NASA Spaceflight. The booster smoothly landed on the SpaceX drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You, to be recovered for reuse. The Dragon spacecraft separated from the second stage of Falcon 9 approximately 12 minutes later; the second stage was expected to safely and destructively reenter the Earth's atmosphere south of Australia. After a day-and-a-half trek to the orbital laboratory, Dragon will dock to the space station’s Harmony module on the...
    [மே 3, 2021 இல் எபோச் டைம்ஸ் செய்தி]National Space Administration (NASA)Hubble Space Telescope(Hubble Space Telescope) recently captured a rare astronomical event, a planet about the size of Jupiter, still emerging and absorbing matter around a young star. Brendan Bowler of the University of Austin in Texas said: “We don’t know much about thisGiant planetHow it develops. “This planetary system provides us with the first evidence of how important the planets are. Our results open up a whole new field for this research.” Although astronomers have so far listed more than 4,000 exoplanets, so far the telescope has only filmed 15 exoplanets directly. The planets are so far away, so small, they are usually only a point in the clear picture. The research team used Hubble’s latest technology to simulate the planet directly, and at the time of the planet’s creation, it opens up a new avenue for further foreign research. Named the Great Exoplanet BDS70B, it orbits the orange dwarf BDS70. The orange dwarf is known to have two planets in a large stellar disk surrounded by dust and gas....
    The Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:11 pm this Thursday and join the International Space Station (ISS). Jean Costex heads with the stars. The prime minister will travel to the headquarters of the National Center for Space Research (Cnes) in Paris this Thursday, from where he will depart on an Alpha Mission flight commanded by Frenchman Thomas Pesket. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, built by the American company SpaceX, will arrive on Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:11 a.m. or at the International Space Station (ISS) in Paris at 12:11 p.m. In addition to Thomas Baskett, a Frenchman with the European Space Agency (ESA), the mission will include two American astronauts, Shane Kimbero and Megan McArthur, and Japanese Akihiko Hoshaid. “The mission is an example of the excellence of French and European research and the richness of Franco-American cooperation in this field,” Madnigan said Wednesday. The head of state will be accompanied by Minister of Research and Innovation Frederick Vidal and Secretary of State for European...
    An IBM quantum computer Brussels has moved to freeze British companies and researchers out of major quantum and space research projects, amid fears they could pass on trade secrets to non-EU powers. The UK negotiated associate membership of the flagship Horizon Europe research programme after Brexit but the European Commission only wants EU members to be able to participate in the sensitive sectors. The commission said the move, which also affects Israel and Switzerland, was necessary because of the sector’s “global strategic importance”. Quantum involves superfast computers and has uses in security and defence. The Telegraph understands that Brussels is anxious that intellectual property in the sensitive and highly competitive sector could be passed to rival countries and companies. An EU diplomat said: “You can’t just put the UK and Switzerland in the same box as China and Iran”. Quantum Computing | What are the applications? Most member states are against excluding Britain from the partnerships between universities and companies, which the commission proposal said was needed to “safeguard the Union’s strategic assets, interests, autonomy, or security”. The countries raising...
    More On: china Jack Ma reportedly crisscrossed China during long public silence Simulated war games over China threat reportedly warn of likely defeat China approves plan to tighten control of Hong Kong elections China, Russia agree to build lunar research station Russian and Chinese officials say they will establish a new lunar research station — potentially spurring a new space race as the US prepares for its own moon missions. The joint Russia-China station would either orbit or be anchored to the moon. The US plans to return astronauts to the moon — including sending the first woman — by 2024 under former President Donald Trump’s Artemis program. Space exploration historically has been a matter of national pride and national security, and a rivalry between the US and Russia, particularly during the Cold War. The US adversaries did not announce a date for their planned station but have benefited from lax regulatory processes in other projects — with Russia last year approving the first effective COVID-19 vaccine in August, months before Western competitors. The stakes on the moon include...
    CHINA and Russia have pledged to build a shared Moon base, marking the start of a new era in space cooperation between the two countries. A statement issued by China's space agency on Wednesday said the International Lunar Research Station would also be open to use by other countries, but gave no timeline for its construction. 3China and Russia have pledged to build a shared lunar research stationCredit: Alamy The China National Space Administration (CNSA) described the project as a research base with the capability of long-term autonomous operation. "The station would be built on the lunar surface and/or on the lunar orbit that will carry out ... scientific research activities," the statement said. Those activities could include "lunar exploration and utilization, lunar-based observation, basic scientific experiment and technical verification." CNSA said a memorandum of understanding on the project was signed Tuesday by Zhang Kejian, administrator of the China National Space Administration, and Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin. 3An image shared by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows director Zhang Kejian (front) during the signing of the memorandum...
    BEIJING — China and Russia said they will build a lunar research station, possibly on the moon’s surface, marking the start of a new era in space cooperation between the two countries. A statement posted on the website of the China National Space Administration Wednesday said the International Lunar Research Station would also be open to use by other countries, but gave no timeline for its construction. It described the project as a “comprehensive scientific experiment base with the capability of long-term autonomous operation.” The station would be “built on the lunar surface and/or on the lunar orbit that will carry out … scientific research activities such as the lunar exploration and utilization, lunar-based observation, basic scientific experiment and technical verification,” the statement said. It said a memorandum of understanding on the project was signed Tuesday by Zhang Kejian, administrator of the China National Space Administration, and Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin. China drew heavily on Russian expertise in the early years of its space program, but has largely forged its own path since launching its first crewed...
    BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia said they will build a lunar research station, possibly on the moon's surface, marking the start of a new era in space cooperation between the two countries. A statement posted on the website of the China National Space Administration Wednesday said the International Lunar Research Station would also be open to use by other countries, but gave no timeline for its construction. It described the project as a “comprehensive scientific experiment base with the capability of long-term autonomous operation.” The station would be “built on the lunar surface and/or on the lunar orbit that will carry out ... scientific research activities such as the lunar exploration and utilization, lunar-based observation, basic scientific experiment and technical verification," the statement said. It said a memorandum of understanding on the project was signed Tuesday by Zhang Kejian, administrator of the China National Space Administration, and Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin. China drew heavily on Russian expertise in the early years of its space program, but has largely forged its own path since launching its first...
    An illustration shows the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) orbiting the moon. Rocket Lab The Chinese and Russian governments have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a lunar space station together.  This space station will be "open to all countries," said China's national space administration. This comes after Russia dodged NASA's invitation last year to join the Artemis Accords — a plan that was meant to unify how mankind explores space.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. China is now one step closer to achieving its goals of bringing its people to the moon. The country's national space administration announced this week that it had signed an agreement with Russia to build a lunar space station together. This station, they say, will be "open to all countries."  The International Scientific Lunar Station will also "carry out a wide range of scientific research including exploration and utilization of the moon," a statement from both agencies said. This memorandum of understanding was signed by Dmitry Rogozin, general director of the Roscosmos State Corporation,...
    (CNN)China and Russia have agreed to jointly construct a lunar space station that will be "open to all countries," the China National Space Administration said in a statement on Tuesday.The leaders of the two countries' respective space agencies signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of their national governments."China and Russia will use their accumulated experience in space science, research and development as well as the use of space equipment and space technology to jointly develop a road map for the construction of an international lunar scientific research station (ILRS)," China's space agency said.A statement from Russian space agency Roscosmos said the two organizations planned to "promote cooperation on the creation of an open-access ILRS for all interested countries and international partners, with the goal of strengthening research cooperation and promoting the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes in the interests of all mankind." Members of the China National Space Administration during the joint signing with Russian space agency Roscosmos on March 9, 2021.The lunar space station will be "a complex of experimental and research facilities" created...
    Jared Isaacman, a wealthy businessman and pilot, is chartering a four-seat SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for what will be the first fully commercial, non-government piloted flight to orbit, SpaceX and the entrepreneur announced Monday. The mission will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The flight, named Inspiration4, will be commanded by Isaacman, 37, who is reserving two seats for St. Jude and one for an entrepreneur who will be selected in an independently judged competition. One of the St. Jude seats will be awarded to a frontline health care worker and the other to the winner of a national fundraising campaign that will attempt to raise $200 million for the famed research center. Isaacman promised diversity, indicating a female health care worker has already been selected. Entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO ofShift4 Payments and a veteran jet pilot with more than 6,000 hours flying time, is chartering a SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to low-Earth orbit for a purely private, non-government mission that will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Isaacman is shown here in the cockpit of a Crew...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder celebrated the upcoming arrival of the Emirates Mars Mission to the planet’s orbit early next month with their counterparts in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, excited about the knowledge they could gain from the Hope space probe. LASP worked with the UAE Space Agency to build the spacecraft. (credit: CBS) “This team seems to be a lot like our team, we thought the same,” said Sarah Al Amiri, the chairperson of the UAE Space Agency and the UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology. “We came from two different parts of the world, but we thought the same.” (credit: CBS) The EMM is set to enter Mars orbit on Feb. 9  around 8:30 a.m. MT. On a video conference call, the team said they should get information sent back to them from the Hope probe 15 minutes after that entry. It’s a project they have worked on together for six years, the spacecraft launched from Earth last July. “It’s really important to...
    More On: spacex SpaceX completes first rocket launch of 2021 with communications satellite Elon Musk says bringing his companies under one roof is a ‘good idea’ World’s space achievements a bright spot in stressful 2020 Out of this world: Billionaires find tax loopholes to help fund space race This French wine is truly out of this world. The SpaceX capsule will bring a case of Bordeaux back to Earth when it splashes down Wednesday — and it’s no vin ordinaire after aging in outer space for more than a year. The intoxicating cargo was shipped to the International Space Station in November 2019 as part of an experiment launched by a Luxembourg-based startup company. “Our goal is to tackle the solution of how we’re going to have an agriculture tomorrow that is both organic and healthy and able to feed humanity,” said Space Cargo Unlimited co-founder Nicolas Gaume. “And we think space was the key,” he said. Besides, Gaume added, future moon or Mars explorers may want a little bit of Cabernet Sauvignon with their space rations. Double...
    All the monkeys at a NASA research center were put to death on the same day last year, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. In all, 27 primates at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, were euthanized on February 2, 2019, The Guardian reported. The animals were older, and most had Parkinson's disease, but animal-rights activists have condemned the decision to not find them a home.  They were not being used in research, but were held there by a private drug research company renting space at Ames. One member of Congress has called for an investigation into why the animals were put down.  Scroll down for video  All the monkeys (stock photo) at a NASA research center were put to death on the same day last year, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request The animals 'were suffering the ethological deprivations and frustrations inherent in laboratory life,' said animal ethics expert John Gluck, who criticized their 'disposal instead of the expression of simple decency.' 'Shame on those responsible,' Gluck...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Four Midwestern universities have formed a space-oriented academic and research alliance aimed at luring the U.S. Space Command headquarters to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that University of Nebraska President Ted Carter says the partnership with the University of North Dakota, Kansas State University and Purdue would develop new degree programs and research initiatives. Offutt is among the six finalists to become the headquarters. Other finalists are Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Redstone Army Airfield in Alabama and the former Kelly Air Force Base in Texas. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese space officials said they are excited about the return of a capsule that safely landed in Australian Outback on Sunday while carrying soil samples from a distant asteroid so they can start analyzing what they say are treasures inside. The capsule's delivery by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft completes its six-year sample-return mission and opens the door for research into finding clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. “We were able to land the treasure box" onto the sparsely populated Australian desert of Woomera as planned, said Yuichi Tsuda, Hayabusa2 project manager at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, adding that the capsule was in perfect shape. “I really look forward to opening it and looking inside.” The capsule will be packed in a container as soon as its preliminary treatment at an Australian lab is finished and brought back to Japan this week, Satoru Nakazawa, a project sub-manager, said during an online news conference from Woomera. Hayabusa2 left the asteroid Ryugu, about 300 million kilometers (180...
    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese space officials said they are excited about the return of a capsule that safely landed in Australian Outback on Sunday while carrying soil samples from a distant asteroid so they can start analyzing what they say are treasures inside. The capsule’s delivery by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft completes its six-year sample-return mission and opens the door for research into finding clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. “We were able to land the treasure box” onto the sparsely populated Australian desert of Woomera as planned, said Yuichi Tsuda, Hayabusa2 project manager at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, adding that the capsule was in perfect shape. “I really look forward to opening it and looking inside.” The capsule will be packed in a container as soon as its preliminary treatment at an Australian lab is finished and brought back to Japan this week, Satoru Nakazawa, a project sub-manager, said during an online news conference from Woomera. Hayabusa2 left the asteroid Ryugu, about 300 million kilometers (180 million miles) from Earth, a...
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