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Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit at Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit at "deadliest possible" angle
- May 28, 2020

The colossal house rock that worn out the dinosaurs 66 million years in the past collided with Earth on the excellent angle for dying and destruction, shrouding the planet in a catastrophic "nuclear winter", a brand new research has discovered. (more...)
How to watch SpaceX Crew Dragon launch How to watch SpaceX Crew Dragon launch
- May 28, 2020

Wednesday's scheduled flight - referred to by the Nasa administrator, Jim Bridenstine, as " the big show " - is the first with astronauts from United States soil under the space agency's commercial crew program , an initiative to hand over lower earth orbit spaceflight to private contractors while it concentrates on deeper-space ambitions such as a return to the moon. (more...)
'HEARTBREAKING, HORRIFIC, SHOCKING': Allegations against Ontario long-term care homes detailed 'HEARTBREAKING, HORRIFIC, SHOCKING': Allegations against Ontario long-term care homes detailed
- May 27, 2020

Long-term care homes account for around 80% of all the deaths attributed to the new coronavirus in Canada. He said that until Monday morning the government didn't know the full extent of what the residents were dealing with. "But what I'm feeling is little in comparison to what the residents and their families have had to endure", he continued. A military report on Quebec long-term care homes was released Wednesday, which described problems with distribution of personal protective ... (more...)
Wilbur Ross says SpaceX launch makes space 'new war-fighting domain' Wilbur Ross says SpaceX launch makes space 'new war-fighting domain'
- May 27, 2020

If the launch window holds for the Crew Dragon's demo mission (its second) to the space station, it will mark the first USA manned spaceflight since the 2011 end of NASA's Space Shuttle program. As NASA and SpaceX complete final preparations for the first crewed flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, the agency is already looking ahead to the spacecraft's next mission. (more...)
How to watch today's historic NASA SpaceX rocket launch How to watch today's historic NASA SpaceX rocket launch
- May 27, 2020

Residual electrical charges from leftover thunderstorms might interact with the rocket which has a charge itself as it goes through the troposphere and can cause trigger lightning, according to ABC News' chief meteorologist Ginger Zee. "It's because of this process, as long and as arduous as it has been, I'm confident my friends Bob and Doug are going to be okay", he told BBC News. (more...)
Tom Cruise's space-shot movie gets 'Edge of Tomorrow' director Doug Liman Tom Cruise's space-shot movie gets 'Edge of Tomorrow' director Doug Liman
- May 27, 2020

Tom Cruise is known for pushing the envelope for stunts performed in movies by jumping out of planes, climbing tall buildings, and so much more. An ambitious project, and totally unprecedented, studied jointly by NASA and SpaceX, the companyElon Musk specialized in the field of astronautics and space flight. (more...)
Astronomers Find Giant Collisional Ring Galaxy, Shaped Like a Doughnut Astronomers Find Giant Collisional Ring Galaxy, Shaped Like a Doughnut
- May 27, 2020

Described as a " cosmic ring of fire ", because most of the activity in the galaxy is on its surrounding ring, R5519 is about the size of the Milky Way but is circular in shape with a massive hole in the middle. It is a " collisional ring galaxy " and this is the first time that such a galaxy has been located. The finding, announced in the journal " Nature " Astronomy", you can shake the theories about the earliest formation of structures, galactic. (more...)
SpaceX’s Demo-2 launch is tomorrow; Here’s everything you need to know SpaceX’s Demo-2 launch is tomorrow; Here’s everything you need to know
- May 27, 2020

SpaceX also has deep-space aspirations through its in-development Starship program designed for long-duration passenger and cargo missions. Dubbed Demo-2, this mission will not only see SpaceX's crewed spacecraft sent to space for the first time with astronauts aboard, it will also be the first time since 2011 (and the retiring of the Space Shuttle ) that astronauts are launched from USA soil. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX raises US$346M ahead of debut astronaut mission Elon Musk's SpaceX raises US$346M ahead of debut astronaut mission
- May 27, 2020

Strong gust winds could also impact the launch, according to Weather.com . As America waits with almost nine years' worth of anticipation, NASA and SpaceX teams have been working diligently checking systems and subsystems making sure that Falcon 9 and Dragon are ready to safely fly on Wednesday. (more...)
How to Watch When SpaceX Crew Dragon Launches How to Watch When SpaceX Crew Dragon Launches
- May 27, 2020

If Wednesday's launch doesn't go ahead, it will be pushed back to Saturday . "Our country has been through a lot". "The goal is to get them to the International Space Station , test the systems and get them home". "Remember, this is a test flight". Once Hurley and Behnken reach the ISS, they are expected to stay there anywhere from six weeks to three months before returning. (more...)
Climate change's 'green snow' now visible from space Climate change's 'green snow' now visible from space
- May 27, 2020

The researchers had noticed in the past changes in green lichen and moss in the Antarctic Peninsula. Low-lying islands that do not have a high ground may lose their algae as it becomes increasingly hard for summer snows to reach them. The phenomenon can be linked to climate change and is likely to spread further across the icy continent as temperatures go up, according to a new study. (more...)
GTA under a heat warning, temperatures near 30 C expected GTA under a heat warning, temperatures near 30 C expected
- May 27, 2020

Hot weather is also in the cards for the rest of Tuesday, according to Environment Canada , with a high of 32C expected, which will feel like its around 37C with the humidity. "Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle", the warning states. Ottawa will experience its first "heat event" of 2020 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the humidex reaching 35 C for those three days. (more...)
NASA Astronauts Launch Into SpaceX Ship NASA Astronauts Launch Into SpaceX Ship
- May 27, 2020

Demo-2 will mark the first time that astronauts will be launched on the space station on a United States private commercial vehicle. As per NASA's commercial crew program manager, Kathy Lueders , everything on the ground is going as planned, thus far. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX raises $346 mln ahead of debut astronaut mission Elon Musk's SpaceX raises $346 mln ahead of debut astronaut mission
- May 26, 2020

Wednesday's launch marks the first crewed mission to depart from the United States since the Atlantis shuttle took off in July 2011. Crew Dragon is launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the first launch window opening at 4:33 p.m ET on Wednesday, May 27 . (more...)
SpaceX Astronaut Launch Could Be Delayed by Storms SpaceX Astronaut Launch Could Be Delayed by Storms
- May 26, 2020

The Crew Dragon managed to dock with the International Space Station in March a year ago, although a follow-up test flight in April failed to get off the ground due to a launchpad explosion . EDT Wednesday. And seeing as Russian Federation is not now exactly Uncle Sam's best buddy and president Trump has recognised the strategic significance of space by creating a new branch of the armed forces dedicated to it, sovereign crewed launch capacity is viewed as a very good thing to have. (more...)
SpaceX's first crewed spacecraft is set to launch tomorrow SpaceX's first crewed spacecraft is set to launch tomorrow
- May 26, 2020

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft taking the astronauts to the ISS are already positioned at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. Earlier this year, NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a series of inflight abort tests and demonstrations of its evacuation systems , clearing the way for the first manned flight of the Crew Dragon this week. (more...)
Earth's Magnetic Field Mysteriously Weakening: Satellites To Malfunction Earth's Magnetic Field Mysteriously Weakening: Satellites To Malfunction
- May 25, 2020

One possibility, according to the ESA, is that the weakening field is a sign that the Earth's magnetic field is about to reverse, whereby the North Pole and South Pole switch places. Satellite and telecommunication systems also use the Earth's magnetic field to operate, meaning that a shift could trigger devastating problems to worldwide communication. (more...)
NASA astronauts enter quarantine ahead of SpaceX Demo-2 mission NASA astronauts enter quarantine ahead of SpaceX Demo-2 mission
- May 25, 2020

While it's mostly a fun way to distract yourself, it's actually also a remarkable first-hand look at SpaceX's approach to human-centred interface design when it comes to its spacecraft controls. They entered it two weeks before to make sure that they are healthy and that they will not be carrying the virus to the space station. Isolating for two weeks before liftoff will ensure the astronauts will not carry any diseases into space that could threaten their mission or the health of their ... (more...)
SpaceX’s first astronaut launch breaking new ground for style SpaceX’s first astronaut launch breaking new ground for style
- May 25, 2020

Earlier this year, NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a series of inflight abort tests and demonstrations of its evacuation systems , clearing the way for the first manned flight of the Crew Dragon this week. "We're living the dream", he said. Five hours ahead of launch, astronauts Behnken and Hurley are set to arrive at the NASA crew quarters about 14km from the launch site in a shiny Tesla Model X. (more...)
NASA finds parallel universe where time runs backwards! NASA finds parallel universe where time runs backwards!
- May 25, 2020

The group of scientists working for NASA's ANITA used a giant balloon to haul it high above the Antarctic region where there is cold dry air that offers the right environmental conditions to apply it as it is very little or nearly no radio noise that could distort its findings. (more...)