Month: June 2019

A deep-rooted organization like SMC with more than 5,000 employees and a $7 billion budget is not going to change overnight, but it’s taking small steps. LOS ANGELES — Lt. Gen. John Thompson has been on a warpath against his own organization’s entrenched ways of doing business. And he admits that change doesn’t happen easily
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The Combined Forces Space Component Command at Vandenberg will be responsible to support military commanders with space services. The Joint Task Force Space Defense at Shriever will focus on protecting satellites. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — U.S. Space Command will be officially established in the coming weeks. While the location of the command’s headquarters
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50 years ago, three NASA astronauts embarked on a journey that would take them “Round the moon and back”. The Apollo 8 mission proved the performance of the command and service module. This historic mission launched on December 21, 1968 to demonstrate a lunar trajectory and was the first crewed launch of the Saturn V
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For the first time, scientists have clearly linked together two types of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds, suggesting that weak bursts of gamma-ray activity might precede lightning flashes in certain conditions. The two phenomena in question are weak emissions called gamma-ray glows, which last about a minute, and much shorter and more intense terrestrial gamma-ray flashes
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Don’t do this if you have papayas imported from Mexico right now. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty If you like papayas, this news may make you go papay-no. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just announced a Salmonella Uganda outbreak linked to papayas. But it’s not papayas from Uganda that should make you worry. It’s ”whole, fresh
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The rocket was named “Make It Rain”. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully launched a rideshare mission for the private aerospace company Spaceflight, as they look to continue racking up their launch cadence in 2019. The U.S.-based company’s two-stage electron rocket lifted off from their Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 12.30
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JAKARTA, Indonesia — The first commercial mission for SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch system will likely take place in 2021, a company executive said June 26.  Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s vice president of commercial sales, said the company is in talks with prospective customers for the first commercial launch of that system roughly two years
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WASHINGTON — A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launched an Earth imaging satellite and several smaller satellites on a mission for rideshare services company Spaceflight June 29. The Electron lifted off from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 12:30 a.m. Eastern, with the rocket’s upper stage deploying the satellites into low
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NASA is going to the Moon and on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. Working with U.S. companies and international partners, NASA will push the boundaries of human exploration forward to the Moon. NASA is working to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon within the next decade to uncover new scientific discoveries
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How can a substance be a solid, liquid, and gas all at the same time? See the process scientists describe as “The Triple Point.” | For more Outrageous Acts of Science, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/outrageous-acts-of-science/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch Outrageous Acts of Science Saturdays at 9/8c on Science! Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/OutrageousActsFullEpisodes Check out SCI2
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VICTORIA, British Columbia – The Canadian government will launch a new satellite in 2022 to demonstrate the use of quantum technology for protecting commercial and national communication networks. Honeywell has received a 30 million Canadian dollar ($23 million) contract from the Canadian Space Agency for the design and implementation phases of agency’s Quantum EncrYption and
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This April, renewables were put to the test like never before. For the first time in United States history, clean energy sources shouldered more of the nation’s electricity needs than coal. A monthly report from the Energy Information Administration shows that renewables such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric dams provided 23 percent of the month’s
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Aerial photograph of CTIO, Cerro Tololo NOAO/AURA/NSF On Tuesday at 16:38 p.m. local time, in an extraordinary stroke of celestial luck, the National Science Foundation’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) and the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla Observatory site in Chile will both go under the central shadow of the Moon for around two minutes. It will allow a glimpse
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NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik captured this footage with a GoPro camera on Oct. 20, 2017 during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Bresnik reflected on this quiet moment, “Sometimes on a #spacewalk, you just have to take a moment to enjoy the beauty of our planet Earth. This Go-Pro footage is from our spacewalk
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Few details have been released by the company so far. SpinLaunch A secretive startup has been awarded a launch contract for the U.S. military using a rather novel launch system – based on kinetic energy technology that would essentially shoot satellites directly into space using a hypersonic vehicle. Last week on Wednesday, June 19, California-based
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