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  • Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Moscow (AFP) July 27, 2014 A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault. "An accident took place and the pilot died," General Viktor Bondarev said, quoted by the Interfax news agency. "We are working out what happened. According to initial data, the reason for the accident was a failure of aviation equipment,"
  • August 1964 News

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Edited by Jessica A. Salerno jessica.salerno@aviationweek.com A good lineman is worth his weight in dollar bills if he knows how to treat people. – Torch Lewis, B&CA FAA certification was awarded to the Wren 460 on June 30, in Fort Worth, Texas. The airplane is a modified Cessna 182 and is already flying overseas. It will be offered here to bush operators, oil companies, ranchers and other operators of slow-flying STOL aircraft. read more
  • N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Seoul (AFP) July 27, 2014 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military's latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure. Saturday's launch was the first since the UN Security Council on July 17 officially condemned Pyongyang for its recent series of ballistic missile tests, in violation of UN resolutions. The North's state
  • Solar System Record: Mars Rover Drives 25 Miles

    Discovery News
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    NASA’s long-lived Mars rover Opportunity broke another record this weekend. In addition to 10.5 years of operations on Mars, the rover now holds the off-Earth mileage record. Continue reading →
  • Armed & Versatile: Sikorsky’s ‘Battlehawk’ Helicopters

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Joe Katzman
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    AH-60L(click to view larger) The UH-60M Black Hawk is currently the most advanced UH-60/S-70 model, whose variants are in service with the US Army and over 20 other countries around the world. To date, UH-60M customers include the USA, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, plus a request from Egypt. Unlike global competitors such as Russia’s Mi-8/17 series, however, the UH-60′s operational armament is generally limited to door guns. That may be about to change, thanks to a UAE initiative. Colombia currently flies the armed S-70 “Arpia III”, and Sikorsky has worked on…
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  • August 1964 News

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Edited by Jessica A. Salerno jessica.salerno@aviationweek.com A good lineman is worth his weight in dollar bills if he knows how to treat people. – Torch Lewis, B&CA FAA certification was awarded to the Wren 460 on June 30, in Fort Worth, Texas. The airplane is a modified Cessna 182 and is already flying overseas. It will be offered here to bush operators, oil companies, ranchers and other operators of slow-flying STOL aircraft. read more
  • Citation X Elite

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Cessna leaps into the MRO business at Mach 0.90 Five-hundred plus knot cruise speeds are routine, if you’re flying aboard a $6.5 million Citation X Elite, an airplane from Cessna’s pre-owned lineup that’s been thoroughly inspected, reconditioned, upgraded and repainted. Equally predictable are the guaranteed operating costs and security of full factory support. read more
  • Products and Services Previews

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    By Jessica A. Salerno jessica.salerno@aviationweek.com 1. RUAG Aviation, Tata Enter Partnership for Dornier 228 read more
  • Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Jet Support Services, Inc., (JSSI), Chicago, appointed Raymond Weiser helicopter program specialist. Weiser will help grow JSSI’s presence in the helicopter market worldwide. He formerly was vice president of sales and business development for EuroTec, a repair station and parts distributor.   
  • Meridian

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Meridian, Teterboro, New Jersey, announced that Anthony Banome has been promoted to director of Fuel Sales. In 2013, Anthony was a recipient of Airport Business magazine’s “40 Under Forty,” an annual award honoring the best and brightest individuals in the aviation industry.
 
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Seoul (AFP) July 27, 2014 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military's latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure. Saturday's launch was the first since the UN Security Council on July 17 officially condemned Pyongyang for its recent series of ballistic missile tests, in violation of UN resolutions. The North's state
  • Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    London (AFP) July 27, 2014 The commercial director of Malaysia Airlines on Sunday called for a complete overhaul of the way flight paths are deemed safe following the downing of flight MH17 by a suspected missile over rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Writing in Britain's Sunday Telegraph, Hugh Dunleavy said the disaster would have "an unprecedented impact on the aviation industry", claiming that airlines can no longer depe
  • Russian fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Moscow (AFP) July 27, 2014 A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault. "An accident took place and the pilot died," General Viktor Bondarev said, quoted by the Interfax news agency. "We are working out what happened. According to initial data, the reason for the accident was a failure of aviation equipment,"
  • K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Owego, N.Y. (UPI) Jul 25, 2013 K-MAX, the unmanned cargo aircraft of Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace, has returned to the United States following extended deployment to Afghanistan. The unmanned helicopter lifted more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo for the U.S. Marine Corps during nearly three years in Afghanistan in thousands of missions, reducing the number of truck resupply convoys, which would have been vul
  • Pope urges peace in Middle East, Ukraine for children's sake

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Vatican City (AFP) July 27, 2014 Pope Francis called Sunday on warring parties in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine to put an end to violence which is wounding and killing countless children. "Stop, please stop! I beg you with all my heart," the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff pleaded before pilgrims packed in St Peter's Square for the weekly Angelus prayer. "I think of the children, who are robbed of the hope of a dignif
 
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    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy

  • Armed & Versatile: Sikorsky’s ‘Battlehawk’ Helicopters

    Joe Katzman
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    AH-60L(click to view larger) The UH-60M Black Hawk is currently the most advanced UH-60/S-70 model, whose variants are in service with the US Army and over 20 other countries around the world. To date, UH-60M customers include the USA, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, plus a request from Egypt. Unlike global competitors such as Russia’s Mi-8/17 series, however, the UH-60′s operational armament is generally limited to door guns. That may be about to change, thanks to a UAE initiative. Colombia currently flies the armed S-70 “Arpia III”, and Sikorsky has worked on…
  • Listening Sticks: US Navy Sonobuoy Contracts

    Joe Katzman
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    P-8A: Sonobuoy drop(click to view full) Sonobuoys are used to detect and identify moving underwater objects by either listening for the sounds produced by propellers and machinery (passive detection), or by bouncing a sonar “ping” off the surface of a submarine (active detection). They usually float, or have at least some part of them that does. Specialized sonobuoys can also detect electric fields, magnetic anomalies, and bioluminescence (light emitted by microscopic organisms disturbed by a passing submarine); as well as measuring environmental parameters like water temperature…
  • Big Hairy Issues Still Unresolved by US Congress, Days before Recess

    Olivier Travers
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Negotiations between US House and Senate lawmakers failed yesterday to lead to an agreement on a bill meant to fix the Veteran Affairs’ egregious and urgent problems. The State department also reminds Congress that issuing more visas for Afghan interpreters – also a pressing life-or-death issue – is also on their plate. That’s a week from summer recess. Ukraine The Ukrainian National Security Council says 325 troops died and 1,232 were wounded since operations against pro-Russian rebels started in mid-April. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe…
  • French Mistral Amphibious Assault Ships Still On Track for Delivery to Russia

    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    RFS Vladivostok,DCNS concept(click to view full) In August 2009, Russian media reported that their country was planning to take a radical step, and buy a French BPC-210 Mistral Class amphibious assault ship (BPC/LHD) by the end of 2009. The outlet quoted the Chief of the Russian General Staff, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, who said that: “We are negotiating the purchase of one ship at present, and later planning to acquire 3-4 ships [of the same class] to be jointly built in Russia.” That plan eventually came true, with a contract for 2 ships, and a possible follow-on for 2 more. France…
  • Future Fleet: Australia’s F-35 Commitments – and Choices

    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    F-35 mockup(click to view full) Australia’s new Liberal Party government has announced that they’ll buy up to 58 F-35s, raising the RAAF’s approved fleet size to the 72 aircraft mentioned in the Labor Party’s May 2013 White Paper. They’re saying that the money has been reserved by successive governments, which isn’t true. They did set a firm budget of A$ 12.4 billion to buy the fighters and spares, minus about A$ 1.6 billion for required support infrastructure at RAAFB Williamtown, NSW and RAAFB Tindal, Northern Territory. RAAF F-35As: Fleet Plans Decision…
 
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    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

  • A New Approach to SETI: Targeting Alien Polluters

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Boston MA (SPX) Jul 29, 2014 Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple life forms like microbes. What about advanced civilizations? Would they leave any detectable signs? They might, if they spew industrial pollution
  • NASA's Webb Sunshield Stacks Up to Test!

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 29, 2014 The Sunshield on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the largest part of the observatory-five layers of thin membrane that must unfurl reliably in space to precise tolerances. Last week, for the first time, engineers stacked and unfurled a full-sized test unit of the Sunshield and it worked perfectly. The Sunshield is about the length of a tennis court, and will be folded up like an umbre
  • Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2014 Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force's Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads - electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions - on commercial satellites. Hosted payloads share satellite launch, propulsion, power and other services, as well as some of their costs. With this select
  • Biomarkers of the Deep

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Moffet Field CA (NASA) Jul 29, 2014 Tucked away in the southwest corner of Spain is a unique geological site that has fascinated astrobiologists for decades. The Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) in Spain's Rio Tinto area is the largest known deposit of sulfide on Earth, and for decades it has been a field-site for scientists studying chemolithotrophic microbes. Many of these unique organisms are thought to survive independently of
  • Missile guidance system passes risk reduction test

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Jul 24, 2013 The dual-mode guidance section for Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Ground missile was successfully demonstrated in a second internally funded flight test. In the test at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., a rail-mounted JAGM missile's semi-active laser acquired its target and then engaged its millimeter wave radar for precision target destruction. "This second flight test success demonst
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  • America's Top Threats In Space Are Lasers And Nukes

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    The U.S. thought it won the space race long ago, but no victory lasts forever. On Tuesday, Gen. William Shelton, the commander of Air Force Space Command, speaking at the Atlantic Council, said that U.S. dominance in space will be confronted by some real threats in the years ahead.
  • The Five Greatest Space Hacks Of All Time

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    “Houston, we have a problem.” Immortal words that have become a by-word for an emergency, not just in space , but anywhere on Earth.
  • The Space -Beer Race Heats Up

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    A small team of people gathered in the Nevada desert earlier this week to take another step toward answering one of mankind’s most pressing questions: What does beer taste like in space ?
  • Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    For his Exobiotanica project, the artist Azuma Makoto sent two pieces of botanical matter into the stratosphere, including a 50-year-old bonsai pine from his personal collection.
  • The Best Vine Account On Earth (In Space )

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Following in Armstrong's dusty footsteps was legendary Canadian astro-tweeter Chris Hadfield who showed us how to brush your teeth in space and strummed out the most famous cover of '
 
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    Science@NASA Headline News

  • Perseid Meteors vs. the Supermoon

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Which is brighter--a flurry of Perseid fireballs or a supermoon? Sky watchers will find out this August when the biggest and brightest full Moon of 2014 arrives just in time for the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower.
  • Mars Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving, and is not far from completing the first extraterrestrial marathon. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover.
  • New Views of the Rosetta Comet

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    As the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe approaches Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for an August rendezvous, the comet's core is coming into sharper focus. Today ESA released a new set of images and a must-see 3D model.
  • Mystery in the Perseus Cluster

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    An X-ray signal from the Perseus cluster of galaxies, which researchers say cannot be explained by known physics, could be a key clue to the nature of Dark Matter.
  • Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Two years ago today, a historic solar storm narrowly missed Earth, prompting forecasters to revise the odds of future impacts.
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    Universe Today

  • Book Review: Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree

    Ken Kremer
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Book Cover: Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight; by Jay Barbree “Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight” is a thoroughly enjoyable new biography about the first human to set foot on the Moon on NASA’s Apollo 11 mission written with gusto by Emmy winning NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree. Jay Barbee is a veteran NBC News reporter who has covered America’s manned space program from the start. And he has the distinction of being the only reporter to cover every single American manned space launch – all 166 from Alan Shepard in 1961 to STS-135 in 2011 – from his…
  • Observing Alert – Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week

    Bob King
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Watch for the southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak over the next two mornings July 29-30. The best time for viewing for northern observers will be the hour before the start of dawn. Credit: John Chumack With the southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaking tomorrow morning, the summer meteor-watching season officially begins. While not a rich shower from mid-northern latitudes, pleasant weather and a chance to see the flaming remains of a comet seem motivation enough to go out for a look. With a rate 10-15 per meteors an hour you’re bound to catch a few. (...)Read the rest…
  • The Little Rover that Could: Opportunity Reaches Odometer Milestone

    Shannon Hall
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    This scene from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows “Lunokhod 2 Crater.” The site was named earlier this year as Opportunity neared the mileage record. Image Credit: NASA NASA’s Opportunity mars rover now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles of driving. Given that the rover has been roaming the Red Planet for over a decade, that’s a travel speed of roughly 2.5 miles per year, and it’s one to be proud of. “Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world,” said Mars Exploration Rover…
  • When Good Meteor Showers Go Bad: Prospects for the 2014 Perseids

    David Dickinson
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    A brilliant capture of a 2013 Perseid fireball. Credit: Fred Locklear. It’s that time of year again, when the most famous of all meteor showers puts on its best display. Why are the Perseids such an all ‘round favorite of sky watchers?  Well, while it’s true that other annual meteor showers such as the Quadrantids and Geminids can exceed the Perseids in maximum output, the Perseids do have a few key things going for them. (...)Read the rest of When Good Meteor Showers Go Bad: Prospects for the 2014 Perseids (869 words) © David Dickinson for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No…
  • Annual Atlanta Star Party Coming Soon!

    Susie Murph
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    The 2012 Atlanta Star Party. Credit: Bruce Press If you happen to be attending DragonCon or just live near Atlanta, come and listen to some fantastic speakers and help do astronomy research and education at the Annual Atlanta Star Party! What: Since 2009, this annual charity event celebrates science and space, and brings people together for a great cause. (...)Read the rest of Annual Atlanta Star Party Coming Soon! (135 words) © susie for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: astronomers, Astronomy Cast, CosmoQuest, DragonCon, education, Pamela Gay, star party Feed…
 
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    The Space Review

  • Exploration and the private sector

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    NASA is playing up its efforts to partner with companies as part of its plans for future human space exploration missions. Jeff Foust reports that while the private sector is open to such partnerships, one industry leader is looking at ways for the private sector to do human exploration on its own if NASA is unable to lead the way.
  • Ear against the wall: The Manned Orbiting Laboratory and signals intelligence

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    The Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) planned to be a platform not just for imagery, but for other kinds of intelligence as well. Dwayne Day discusses what's know about plans to use MOL for those other applications.
  • Vision 2069

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
    As the events surrounding the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 wind down, some are already thinking of the 50th anniversary in 2019. Vid Beldavs argues that the best way to commemorate that anniversary is with activities not on Earth but on the Moon.
  • Mad Men... in space

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    When one TV show is a hit, it becomes a model for others that seek to follow in its footsteps. Dwayne Day describes an upcoming TV series about a generational starship that appears to take its cues from "Mad Men."
  • Review: Starlight Detectives

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    Advanced in telescopes, detectors, and computers have allowed astronomers to make major advances in recent decades. Jeff Foust reviews a book that looks back to another revolutionary era in astronomy, when the then-new technologies of photography and spectroscopy changed the field.
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    Space Politics

  • Court presses SpaceX and Air Force to resolve case in mediation

    Jeff Foust
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    In a pair of orders issued Thursday, a federal court judge pushed SpaceX and the US Air Force to resolve the ongoing lawsuit over the EELV block buy contract through mediation rather than in the courtroom. In the first order, Judge Susan Braden directed the Air Force and SpaceX to take the first steps towards mediation. By August 8, The Air Force must provide to SpaceX a list of missions it plans to perform using the vehicles acquired in the block buy contract “together with sufficient technical information to allow Plaintiff to determine whether and when it can perform those…
  • GAO report warns of cost and schedule risks to SLS

    Jeff Foust
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    In contrast to NASA and industry claims that work on the Space Launch System (SLS) is on track, a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Wednesday warned that tight schedules and budgets could delay the first launch of that heavy-lift rocket. The report, requested by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), warned that the flat budget profile for development of SLS may be insufficient to keep the program on track for a first launch in December 2017. “The SLS program office calculated the risk associated with insufficient funding through 2017 as having a 90 percent likelihood of…
  • White House and Congress mark the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11

    Jeff Foust
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    On Tuesday, the White House hosted a private event with the two surviving members of the Apollo 11 crew, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, along with Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, and NASA administrator Charles Bolden. The White House has traditionally hosted the Apollo 11 crew on five-year anniversaries like this; previously, President Obama met with the crew on the 40th anniversary in 2009. Few details about the meeting itself were disclosed. In a blog post, the White House discussed the Apollo 11 mission as well as NASA’s future plans, ranging from commercial crew to the Space…
  • Planetary science review to be released soon

    Jeff Foust
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    The long-awaited—apprehensively, in some quarters—senior review of NASA planetary science missions is effectively complete and will be publicly released in the next week or two, a NASA official said Monday. “The planetary senior review, from a scientific report standpoint, has just been completed,” said Jim Green, director of NASA’s planetary science division, in a presentation at the NASA Exploration Science Forum on Monday at NASA’s Ames Research Center. NASA is now drafting “letters of direction” to the various missions covered by the review, he…
  • No quick end for 2015 appropriations process

    Jeff Foust
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    For a time this spring, it appeared that Congress would make quick work of fiscal year 2015 spending bills. The House, for example, passed its version of a Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) appropriations bill, which funds NASA, NOAA, and NSF among other agencies, in late May. Meanwhile, debate on the Senate version of the bill started in mid-June before it got bogged down over other issues. It appeared that Congress might be able to pass the bills before the fiscal year started on October 1. It seemed too good to be true. Because, as it turns out, it was too good to be true. With signs…
 
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    NASA Watch

  • NOAA Has IT Security Issues - Just Like NASA Does

    Keith Cowing
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Hacker Breached NOAA Satellite Data From Contractor's PC, NextGov "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite data was stolen from a contractor's personal computer last year, but the agency could not investigate the incident because the employee refused to turn over the PC, according to a new inspector general report. This is but one of the "significant security deficiencies" that pose a threat to NOAA's critical missions, the report states. Other weaknesses include unauthorized smartphone use on key systems and thousands of software vulnerabilities." Significant Security…
  • NASA Lends Some Support to Whistleblowers

    Keith Cowing
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    NASA moves to protect whistleblowers, The Hill "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking to protect whistleblowers at NASA contractors and subcontractors who shine a light on corporate corruption. Government contractors will not be allowed to fire, demote or otherwise discipline employees who blow the whistle on their own companies for abusing their authority by mismanaging a NASA contract, wasting NASA funds, or endangering public health or safety, the agency said Monday. "Such reprisal is prohibited even if it is undertaken at the request of an executive branch…
  • "New" Space: For Middle Age Males Only? (Update)

    Keith Cowing
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Keith's 17 Jun note: Have a look at the speakers at the upcoming Space Frontier Foundation New Space Conference. This organization claims to be at the forefront of space exploration. If so then the future will be run by males currently in their 50s. "New" Space? looks more like "old" space to me. What about everyone else? Keith's 24 July update: They have added a little more diversity to their speakers list in the past month but this is still a conference where mostly middle age white males (like me) are the ones talking about the future of space. How depressing.
  • ISEE-3: Next Steps

    Keith Cowing
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Announcing the ISEE-3 Interplanetary Citizen Science Mission "After a successful reawakening the venerable ISEE-3 spacecraft is about to begin the first interplanetary citizen science mission. We will be beginning the "ISEE-3 Interplanetary Citizen Science Mission" on 10 August 2014 as the spacecraft flies by the Moon. We have a functional space craft that can do science and is already returning new data. All of our original citizen science objectives remain unchanged and are ready for implementation. In fact, we'll be announcing some new partnerships shortly that will serve to turbocharge…
  • Webb Sunshield Works as Expected (In the Lab)

    Marc Boucher
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Sunshield Stacks Up to Test, NASA "The Sunshield on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the largest part of the observatory--five layers of thin membrane that must unfurl reliably in space to precise tolerances. Last week, for the first time, engineers stacked and unfurled a full-sized test unit of the Sunshield and it worked perfectly."
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    EurekAlert! - Space and Planetary Science

  • Satellite sees Genevieve's remnants chased by 2 more systems

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Genevieve may be a remnant low pressure area but there's still a chance it could make a comeback. Meanwhile, GOES-West satellite imagery showed there are two developing low pressure areas 'chasing' Genevieve to the east. NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center has suddenly become very busy tracking these three areas.
  • Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space, could lead to better engines on earth

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of California - San Diego) A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Forman Williams, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Researchers detailed their findings recently in the journal Microgravity Science and Technology.
  • NASA sees Tropical Storm Hernan near Mexico's Baja California

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Hernan developed over this past weekend and reached hurricane strength before vertical wind shear kicked in and kicked the storm down. NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hernan when it was developing as a tropical depression near Baja California, Mexico.
  • Glow in space is evidence of a hot bubble in our galaxy

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Miami) A recent study shows that the emission is dominated by the local hot bubble of gas -- 1 million degrees -- with, at most, 40 percent of emission originating within the solar system. The findings, published in the journal Nature, should put to rest the disagreement about the origin of the X-ray emission and confirm the existence of the local hot bubble.
  • Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Using data from 16 ice cores, industrial lead contamination was pervasive throughout Antarctica by the late 19th century.
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    collectSPACE Today In Space History

  • Rolling record

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Opportunity, NASA's Mars rover that landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held since 1973 by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 moon rover. In third place is Apollo 17's lunar roving vehicle driven 22.2 miles in 1972.
  • LEGO Hubble

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    LEGO builder Gabriel Russo is a fan of the Hubble Space Telescope, and as such has set about to give it the toy brick treatment. His concept for a LEGO model of the observatory, which he says would be the "perfect homage" for the telescope's 25th anniversary next April, has attracted more than half of the 10,000 supporters it needs on LEGO Ideas to be considered for production.
  • Rise of Independence

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    On Aug. 14, Space Center Houston will hoist a 160,000-lb space shuttle replica into the air and place it on top of NASA's historic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, in full view of the public. The liftoff, dubbed the "Rise of Independence," will mark a milestone towards the planned 2015 opening of the $12 million, six-story exhibit.
  • Bridging giant leaps

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    NASA celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing on Monday (July 21) while paying tribute to the mission's late commander. NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida held a ceremony to rename the historic Operations & Checkout (O&C) Building for Neil Armstrong. The event reunited Armstrong's Apollo 11 crewmates, as well as included the hand over of a flown mission patch that will fly again with the first Mars crew.
  • From the moon to Mars

    20 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    NASA on Monday (July 21) will present Kennedy Space Center with a mission patch that was carried to the moon 45 years ago and will be flown to Mars with astronauts making the "next giant leap." The Apollo 11 patch, which is autographed by the late Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, will be handed over during a ceremony to rename the historic Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy for Armstrong.
 
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    The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel: Sci, Space, Tech

  • "Glow in Space" --Evidence of A Hot Bubble Left by a Supernova in Our Galactic Neighborhood 10 Million Years Ago

    dailygalaxy.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system. “We now know that the emission comes from both sources, but is dominated by the local hot bubble,” said Massimiliano Galeazzi, professor and associate chair in the Department of Physics at the University of Miami and principal investigator of the study. “This is a significant discovery. Specifically, the existence or nonexistence of the local bubble affects our understanding of…
  • Image of the Day: Nearby Cosmic Bubble Harbors a Star 100,000 Times More Luminous than the Sun

    dailygalaxy.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Bubble Nebula or NGC 7635 is 10 light-year diameter object a mere 11,000 light-years away toward the constellation Cassiopeia near a giant molecular cloud which contains the expansion of the bubble. Above and right of the Bubble's center is a hot, O-type star, several 100,000 times more luminous and approximately 45 times more massive than our Sun. Fierce stellar winds and intense radiation from that star has blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cloud. Image Credit:…
  • "The Youngness Paradox" (Weekend's Most Popular)

    dailygalaxy.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    According to MIT's  Alan Guth , originator of the inflationary universe theory, our Universe is a product of eternal inflation --eternal into the future, but not into the past. An eternally inflating Universe produces an infinite number of pocket universes , which in turn are producing more new universes.  The old, mature universes are vastly outnumbered by universes that have just barely begun to evolve. Guth called it the "Youngness Paradox." Guth says that "the synchronous gauge probability distribution strongly implies that there is no civilization in the visible Universe more advanced…
  • Earth's Alien Habitats--Harbingers of Subsurface Life on Mars?

    dailygalaxy.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    The surface of Mars is incredibly violent, hostile and destructive to any kind of biosignature, whereas things get preserved much better when they are buried. Astrobiologits are thinking that if there’s life on Mars or if there’s evidence of past life, we have a much better chance of finding it in the subsurface. Microorganisms are much more resilient than we used to think, and that has opened scientists to thinking about life in the ‘subsurface biosphere’. If researchers not limited by sunlight or if they're not limited by the temperatures we see on surface, we can keep expanding our…
  • NASA's Quest for Water on Alien Worlds --"The Holy Grail?"

    dailygalaxy.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
                A team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapour in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the Sun – and have come up nearly dry. The three planets, HD 189733b, HD 209458b, and WASP-12b, are between 60 and 900 light-years away, and are all gas giants known as 'hot Jupiters.' These worlds are so hot, with temperatures between 900 to 2200 degrees Celsius, that they are ideal candidates for detecting water vapor in their atmospheres. The new discovery highlights some major challenges in the search for the…
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  • Introducing Project Astrolabe – Navigating the Future of Civilization

    Andreas Tziolas
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    [logo for Project Astrolabe by J. N. Nielsen] Project Astrolabe: Navigating the Future of Civilization J. N. Nielsen Introducing Project Astrolabe Icarus Interstellar will be adding Project Astrolabe to its programs, which will be concerned with the core issues of civilization’s evolution, longevity, and existential risk. It will be the purpose of Project Astrolabe to bring to the study of civilization in the universe the same active engagement that Icarus Interstellar brings to the design of interstellar spacecraft, and in so doing to shed light on the place of human civilization in the…
  • A Starship Worth Fighting For

    Andreas Tziolas
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:07 am
    There’s a ship out there without a name. Its been thought of by millions, conceived of, drawn, designed and re-imagined over and over. Some hold strongly to have thought of it first. Others profess to having built it. Others lay claim to the origins of the idea. This is a ship without a name. But we all know what it is, and where its going. It will travel through interstellar space. It will be headed to a nearby star system. It will carry with it over two thousand years of dreams, …and we would like it to look something like this:   This is Mark Rademaker’s IXS-Enterprise…
  • Research, Reduction, and Reaching for the Stars

    Buck Field
    7 Jun 2014 | 9:48 am
    A reaction to the Discovery article by Ian O’Neill entitled “Another Glimpse of ‘New Physics’ at the LHC?“ The LHC was built to usher in a new era in quantum cosmology. New eras are by definition the result of a revolutionary paradigm shift, now a long-clichéd term from its use and abuse in everything from business management at the Sloan School, to self-improvement cults. Nevertheless, the most influential historians of revolutions in physics rely on the concept of revolutionary paradigm change, and we may take them to be experts. Something these historians…
  • ISDC – Round Up

    Jessica Riley
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:24 pm
    A couple of weeks ago I attended the International Space Development Conference in LA. This was my first time attending the conference and I found it had a lot to offer. Many people involved with Icarus were present, gave talks, and generally provided thoughtful discussion in the sessions. My professional experience is heavily involved with creating physical spaces which encourage meaningful interactions, communication, and learning. I have assisted many professionals in the creation of compelling narratives for presentations and conferences and I have organized various conference, events,…
  • Professor Miguel Alcubierre joins Icarus as an Honorary Member of Project XP4

    admin
    30 May 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Icarus Interstellar is thrilled to announce that Professor Miguel Alcubierre has joined the XP4 team as an Honorary Member. Prof. Miguel Alcubierre was born in Mexico City in 1964.  He obtained his Physicist degree from the National University in Mexico (UNAM) in 1988, and a PhD in Physics from the University of Wales in 1994.  He later worked for several years as an Adjunct Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany.  Since 2002 he joined the Nuclear Sciences Institute at UNAM where he is now a Full Professor, and since June 2012 Director.
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  • Free COSMOS and FIREFLY Shirts Giveaway!

    PillowNaut
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    7/17CONTEST HAS CONCLUDED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.THANKS TO ALL THE AWESOME BROWNCOATS WHO PARTICIPATED! Browncoats! Spacetweeps!  To celebrate the Cosmos television series DVD release, GeekChicTees is offering free shirts to lucky winners who help us sing the gospel of Carl Sagan's science series remake, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson!  Click to Order COSMOSAll original and new COSMOS episodes are now available on DVD and Blu-Ray from National Geographic. And since Captain Mal's Wisdom always helps us get the word out to space cadets of all stripes, we're also giving…
  • Pillownaut Hiatus

    PillowNaut
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    With my heartfelt love and thanks to all of my wonderful long time readers, I'm sorry to announce Pillow Astronaut is being put on hiatus while I contend with some elderly family members with medical issues. I hope you will remain a follower until I am able to resume writing again!I hope you will keep me in your favorites or your feed. I hope to return, soon!~ Heather
  • The Henrietta Telescope

    PillowNaut
    10 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    I wish I could stop finding stories about amazing women who made incredible discoveries, only to find certain men took credit for their work and dismissively assigned them to obscurity, until an era where people were comfortable (though still not entirely happy) about giving women proper credit.While I do love getting to the truth of these stories, I just wish there weren't so many of them. Silent Sky - Theatreworks, Mountain View performanceThis past weekend, NASA Kepler scientist Natalie Batalha spoke at the "Leading Ladies" program for Theatreworks in Mountain View, discussing the roles of…
  • All NASA Twitter Feeds

    PillowNaut
    26 Jan 2014 | 8:00 am
    I occasionally check the NASA Connect pages for new things... and my, what an explosion over the past year! However, their list is slightly out-of-date. Truly, they need someone like me to curate this for them -- alas, no one has made me QUEEN yet.I was one of those folks who didn't quite understand Twitter when I signed up to Tweet, but over time have seen the fascination with micro-blogging in the 140-character culture. So! If you're interested in keeping up with NASA facilities and missions, here is the full spate of NASA Twitter feeds... along with the current snapshot of…
  • Seeking Space Zen

    PillowNaut
    20 Jan 2014 | 4:00 am
    Around this time each year, since Barack Obama took office, I have written about his promises regarding the space agency. I'm skipping it this year. Moreover, I took a break from blogging altogether this past month. The writing on the Social Media wall is that blogs may wane in favor of visually richer, mobile-friendly platforms, particularly for people who want quick news and information. So why this "opinion piece," when I generally write so few essays?? Call it therapy. Here's why NASA is important and needs proper funding [Skip!]Here's why NASA is important and needs proper funding…
 
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  • The Egyptian Dream Book Reveals Ancient Predictions Of The Future

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The belief that dreams can foretell the future has its roots in the distant past. Ancient people believed in precognitive dreams. These were dreams that predicted the future through a sixth sense - a way of accessing future information that is unrelated to any existing knowledge acquired through normal means.
  • Did Prehistoric Inhabitants Of Thiermes Fear Alien Battles In The Sky?

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Could the Stone City - Tiermes - be a very ancient alien city or yet another proof of a lost advanced civilization that mysteriously disappeared? It is one of the most remarkable ancient cities in the world and its past is very mysterious. Why do so many researchers believe that Tiermes was visited by aliens or even built by them in remote past?
  • Did Nikola Tesla Unintentionally Detect Signals From Another Civilization?

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tesla was the first to attempt to communicate with neighboring worlds using radio waves. During the tests, Tesla began picking up odd data on his instruments. He was sure that this was a signal of some sort. The signals came periodically, and with such a clear suggestion of number and order that they were not traceable to any cause then known to man.
  • Weekly Round-Up - Articles published - July 21-27, 2014

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    In case you missed a story, here are all articles that we published this week! Enjoy the reading!
  • Massive Geoglyph Similar To Nazca Lines Astonishes Archaeologists

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many wonderful and very interesting archaeological discoveries are constantly reported from Peru. A massive geoglyph similar to the famous Nazca Lines is currently examined by a group of archaeologists...
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  • Europe’s Final ATV Cargo Ship to Launch Tuesday Atop Ariane 5 Booster

    Ben Evans
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Technicians load cargo aboard the fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) at the Guiana Space Centre in March 2014. Photo Credit: ESA A giant Ariane 5 booster stands ready at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, awaiting a nocturnal liftoff at precisely 8:47:38 p.m. local time (7:47:38 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, 29 [...]
  • Astronomers Discover First Ice Giant Exoplanet Candidate in Long-Period Orbit

    Leonidas Papadopoulos
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    This artist’s concept shows Kepler-421b, a Uranus-sized transiting exoplanet with the longest known year, circling its star once every 704 days. Kepler-421b orbits an orange, K-type star that is cooler and dimmer than our Sun and is located about 1,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. Image Credit/Caption: Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics/D. A. [...]
  • NASA Realigns Red Planet Armada to Reap Science Bonanza During Upcoming Comet Flyby and Protect Priceless Probes

    Ken Kremer
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    This graphic depicts the orbit of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it swings around the Sun in 2014. On Oct. 19, 2014, the comet will have a very close pass at Mars. Its nucleus will miss Mars by about 82,000 miles (132,000 kilometers). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Earth’s invasion fleet at Mars is about to [...]
  • ‘Whatever Was Needed’: 15 Years Since the First Female Shuttle Commander (Part 2)

    Ben Evans
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Columbia roars into the darkened Florida sky at 12:31 a.m. EDT on 23 July 1999. It would be one of the most hazardous launch phases in shuttle history. Photo Credit: NASA Fifteen years ago, this week, the first woman ever to lead a space mission was launched aboard Shuttle Columbia to deliver NASA’s $1.5 [...]
  • ‘Making Superman Jealous’: 15 Years Since the First Female Shuttle Commander (Part 1)

    Ben Evans
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Eileen Collins, the first female spacecraft commander in history, floats in Columbia’s middeck, 15 years ago this week. Photo Credit: NASA “It’s great to be back in zero-g again,” said STS-93 commander Eileen Collins, early on 23 July 1999, as she and her four crewmates set about preparing the Shuttle Columbia for five days [...]
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    Space Industry News

  • New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet

    William W.
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing programme, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1–2403, a massive galaxy cluster found to be 160 trillion times the mass of the Sun. The detail in this mass map was made possible thanks to the unprecedented depth of data provided by new Hubble observations, and the cosmic phenomenon known as strong gravitational lensing. Measuring the amount and distribution…
  • Tesla Model S has software security flaw allowing doors to be unlocked by remote access

    William W.
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Tesla Motors Inc’s flagship Model S electric car has numerous system vulnerabilities that could let car doors be unlocked giving remote access to various controls, researchers at security firm Qihoo 360 Technology Co have stated. This flaw could also lead to remote activation of horns, lights and glass roof. Qihoo has informed Tesla of the program bug. Jiang Xuxian, chief scientist at the Chinese company, said the flaw can only be manipulated by using high-tech maneuvers and can be fixed by deactivating the car’s remote access function. Qihoo, based in Beijing, was the first…
  • Tesla Motors gets the go ahead to open dealerships in Pennsylvania

    William W.
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania. Tesla pushed for the bill, signed last week by Corbett, because its business model had run up against a state law prohibiting manufacturers from also acting as a vehicle dealer. The bill won swift approval after the sponsor, Sen. John Rafferty of Montgomery County, introduced it in June. The law applies any electric vehicle maker and carries certain conditions, including that it deals exclusively in its own brand and it doesn’t hold a controlling interest in…
  • Life On Mars? Perhaps in the Near Future

    William W.
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    While there was considerable interest in (and robust government funding for) space travel in the mid 20th century, technology has evolved so rapidly over the decades that in the dawn of the 21st century, we’re beginning to see the development of “space tourism” as an industry unto itself. As government support has largely waned over the years, there has been a recent surge of activity in the private sector. For example, English business magnate Sir Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic airlines 2004, and the company currently offers commercial spaceflights. The flights last roughly an…
  • New observations reveal how stardust forms around a supernova

    William W.
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    A group of astronomers has been able to follow stardust being made in real time — during the aftermath of a supernova explosion. For the first time they show that these cosmic dust factories make their grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion, but continuing for years afterwards. The team used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in northern Chile to analyse the light from the supernova SN2010jl as it slowly faded. The new results are published online in the journal Nature on 9 July 2014. The origin of cosmic dust in galaxies is still a mystery [1]. Astronomers…
 
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    Space Facts

  • Asteroid Belt Facts

    Chris Jones
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    What is the asteroid belt? The vast majority of asteroids in the solar system are found in a region of the solar system out beyond Mars. They form the Asteroid Belt. Others orbit in near-Earth space and a few migrate or are thrown out to the outer solar system by gravitational interactions. The four largest […] The post Asteroid Belt Facts appeared first on Space Facts.
  • Meteor Shower Facts

    Chris Jones
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    What is a meteor shower? A meteor shower occurs when a number of meteors flash seem to radiate (or shoot out from) the same point in the sky.  They are usually named for the constellation in which their radiant appears.  The meteoroids in a shower usually come from the trail of debris left behind by […] The post Meteor Shower Facts appeared first on Space Facts.
  • Meteorite Facts

    Chris Jones
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    What is a Meteorite? Earth is bombarded with millions of tons of space material each day. Most of the objects vaporize in our atmosphere, but some of the larger pieces (from pebbles to boulder-sized rocks) actually fall to the ground. Most of the objects come from asteroids, which are objects made of various types of […] The post Meteorite Facts appeared first on Space Facts.
  • Orbital Periods of the Planets

    Chris Jones
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    How long are years on other planets? A year is defined as the time it takes a planet to complete one revelation of the Sun, for Earth this is just over 365 days. This is also known as the orbital period. Unsurprisingly the the length of each planet’s year correlates with its distance from the Sun as seen […] The post Orbital Periods of the Planets appeared first on Space Facts.
  • Asteroid Facts

    Chris Jones
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:46 am
    What is an Asteroid? Asteroids are small, rocky solar system bodies that populate interplanetary space out to the orbit of Jupiter. There are millions of them, and they are often grouped by their composition. The planetary science community refers to them as minor planets, a general term applied to solar system bodies smaller than moons. […] The post Asteroid Facts appeared first on Space Facts.
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    Space Safety Magazine

  • Guns, Butter and and Rockets: The Economics of Spaceflight

    Morris Jones
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Economics has always affected spaceflight. The sheer cost of space missions causes even the world’s most affluent nations to plan their activities carefully. So many missions that are technically feasible have never materialized for lack of funding. To date, only three nations have developed the capability to launch astronauts into orbit. The sheer cost of... Read more → The post Guns, Butter and and Rockets: The Economics of Spaceflight from Morris Jones appeared first on Space Safety Magazine.
  • Malaysia Flight MH17 and Spaceflight: A Widening Crisis?

    Morris Jones
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 – just weeks after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 – is another tragedy for civil aviation and a potentially serious geopolitical trigger. At the time of writing, roughly half a day after the loss of the aircraft, it seems beyond reasonable doubt that the 777... Read more → The post Malaysia Flight MH17 and Spaceflight: A Widening Crisis? from Morris Jones appeared first on Space Safety Magazine.
  • Inmarsat: Arming Against Tragedy

    Tereza Pultarova
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    All eyes were on British satellite operator Inmarsat when it announced results of a never-done-before analysis at the end of March 2014. Looking at regular pings between Inmarsat’s network and the still airborne MH370 – a sort of confirmation of being aware of each other’s existence – the company’s analysts managed to determine the approximate... Read more → The post Inmarsat: Arming Against Tragedy from Tereza Pultarova appeared first on Space Safety Magazine.
  • Cospas-Sarsat: Life-Saving Beacons Fail to Save

    Tereza Pultarova
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    There were four of them aboard the ill-fated Boeing 777- 200ER: a portable device – to be triggered manually from the cockpit, a fixed gadget in the rear of the aircraft that activates automatically upon impact or when in contact with water, and two additional devices at the emergency slides. At least two of those... Read more → The post Cospas-Sarsat: Life-Saving Beacons Fail to Save from Tereza Pultarova appeared first on Space Safety Magazine.
  • Eyes in Space: When Satellites Search for a Plane

    Andrea Gini
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    It turns out that satellites are not well suited to spotting aircraft. A little thought will reveal that this is not an entirely surprising conclusion. Aircraft are small and fast. They are not constrained to defined routes. To effectively find a given plane, mid-flight, without advanced notice, one would need to effectively image the entire globe,... Read more → The post Eyes in Space: When Satellites Search for a Plane from Andrea Gini appeared first on Space Safety Magazine.
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    Latest UFO sightings

  • Triangle – shaped UFO sighting over Kassel, Germany on 26th June 2014

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    New amazing video footage of a dark triangle – shaped UFO sighting recorded in the daytime sky above Kassel, Germany on 26th June 2014.
  • UFO sighting above Toronto, Canada on 27th July 2014

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    New interesting video footage of a bright UFO sighting recorded in the night sky above Toronto, Canada on 27th July 2014. Witness said: It was really high up, and was round, bright, and shining. At first I thought it was stars or something, but it was too bright to be. I didn’t know what it was. It […]
  • All Aliens go to hell – Spacing Out! Ep. 83

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    A creationist claims that all aliens will go to hell. Maureen and Jason travel to the 2014 MUFON symposium see interviews with speakers and a special interview with filmmaker Jeremy Corbell. That and other space and UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!
  • UFO sighting from ISS in July 2014

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    New amazing video footage of a strange UFO sighting recorded by the webcam on ISS in July 2014.
  • Ancient Aliens – S07E01 – The Reptilians

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    A potential link between aliens and reptilian creatures depicted in ancient texts is examined in the Season 7 premiere. Ancient Aliens is an American television series on the History channel. The program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact.
 
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    The Universe Inside My Head

  • What is the Meaning of Life?

    Dracomega1
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Since the dawn of humanity, we have always had one question in the back of our minds. Why are we …Continue reading →
  • The Sound of Silence

    Dracomega1
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:16 pm
    We’re all so busy these days. Too often, we find ourselves hung up in the endless routine of life. You …Continue reading →
  • The Case for Space

    Dracomega1
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:50 pm
    The age of space is rapidly approaching; that is a fact. The question is whether we will recognize that fact …Continue reading →
  • Why Do We Learn History?

    Dracomega1
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:25 pm
    We’ve all been there, sitting in a classroom while the teacher drones on about the interregnum after the death of …Continue reading →
  • Failure is an Option

    Dracomega1
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Sometimes, the world seems to …Continue reading →
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    thinkofspace.com

  • What is a Black Hole?

    thinkofspace
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Source: JPL/NASA (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA16695) What is a black hole? Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity predicted that black holes existed in 1916. A black hole is a point in space were gravity is so strong, caused by matter collapsing into a tiny space usually from a dying star, that not even light can escape. Due to no light escaping black holes are invisible. Only with incredibly powerful telescopes can black holes be detected. Black holes are usually detected by looking at neighboring stars and objects; this is because when a black hole is…
  • Lift Off for The Space Store!

    thinkofspace
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Lift Off for The Space Store! At thinkofspace.com we have just launched our new Space Store, we have put together some of the best books on space and the universe, with authors such as Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox. These books will give the reader a mass of information on space and the universe, take a ride through our universe with Carl Sagan in his ground breaking book Cosmos. Professor Brian Cox in his Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe books takes modern complex theories of the solar system and universe and delivers them in a simple, clear and concise way…
  • News Update – UK Spaceport

    thinkofspace
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
      The UK is taking a great leap into space with the unveiling of eight potential sites for the UK’s first spaceport. Reports are indicating that the UK would like the spaceport open in 2018. Once a potential site is picked, commercial space flight takes one step closer. Imagine taking a ride into space, now that would be cool, however initially very expensive with tickets proposed to be in the region of £100k. What a bang for your buck though, considering the advancements in flight the thought of being able to take a ride on spaceship without having to train for a long time and also…
  • Galaxies – Stunning Images

    thinkofspace
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    Galaxies: A Collection of Stunning Images If you like gazing at galaxies take a look at our Galaxy images. These massive structures made from stars, planets, gases, dust and matter are bound by the force of gravity. Each object within the galaxy and even the galaxy itself  interacts with one another, a star interacts with planets, and a galaxy interacts with neighboring galaxies. The Milky Way Our Galaxy the Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy containing around 300 billion stars! In diameter our galaxy is 120,000 light years across. That is the time it would take light to travel from one end…
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