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NASA's InSight lander has finally detected 3 big Mars quakes, including one that lasted nearly 90 minutes

An illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. ​​NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight lander has finally detected Mars quakes with magnitudes above 4. One quake lasted nearly 90 minutes and was five times more energetic than the previous record-holder. Big quakes help NASA scientists peer into Mars' core to learn how habitable planets evolve. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Insight lander was sitting silently in the empty dust plains of Mars on Saturday, as i...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Earthquakes, Insight, Mars, Seismology, NASA JPL Caltech, Bruce Banerdt, Tech Insider, Marsquakes, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Banerdt


NASA's top official says Blue Origin lawsuit could delay human return to moon

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson at the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 23, 2021. NASA/Bill Ingalls Blue Origin sued NASA after the agency picked SpaceX to land astronauts on the moon. NASA's administrator said this "legal wrangling" has thrown its moon-landing timeline into question. But experts already thought NASA was unlikely to meet its goal of putting boots on the moon in 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is trying to send astron...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Orion, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Artemis, Nelson, Blue Origin, Moon Landing, Colorado Springs Colorado


Cracks found on the International Space Station are a 'fairly serious issue,' a former NASA astronaut says

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA/Roscosmos Former NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd gave Congress new details about cracks on the space station. About half a dozen cracks appeared in Russia's Zarya module, but they aren't a danger to astronauts. Investigating the cracks is a "fairly serious issue," Shepherd said, and there are probably more. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cracks are appearing on t...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, House, Astronaut, Iss, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Reuters, Shepherd


NASA is sending a water-hunting lunar rover to a shadowy crater on the moon's south pole

An artist's concept of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER. NASA Ames/Daniel Rutter NASA has chosen a landing spot for its next moon rover: a shadowy mountain region on the south pole. The VIPER rover, set to launch in 2023, will map ice that could help future astronauts reach Mars. NASA will send VIPER into permanently shadowed craters that sunlight hasn't touched in eons. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is embarking on a new moon...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Rover, Mars, Artemis, Viper, Colaprete, Bill Nelson, Tech Insider, Lunar Rover, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA Ames Daniel Rutter NASA


NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos NASA plans to award up to $400 million to companies that want to build private space stations. From about a dozen proposals, NASA aims to pick two to four by the end of the year, CNBC reported. NASA hopes to be one of many customers on these private stations after the International Space Station retires. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Airbus, Iss, Boeing, Space Stations, Cnbc, Commercial Space Flight, International Space Station ISS, Cape Canaveral Florida


Africa is poised to be a significant player in the new space age - especially when it comes to governance. Here's why.

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile. NASA Professor Timiebi Aganaba believes Africa has an important role to play in a new space age. Governance is a particular area of interest for countries across the continent, she told Insider. But there are obstacles these countries must navigate to become competitive hubs for exploration. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are many unanswered questions about the real...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, International, Trends, Nasa, Zimbabwe, Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Rwanda, Red Sea, Space Exploration Technologies


NASA video shows the cramped quarters where SpaceX's 4 civilian passengers will live for 3 days

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX just launched its first tourist crew into Earth's orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The mission, called Inspiration4, will have four civilians orbiting in the spaceship for three days. NASA astronauts' video from inside the ship shows how cramped their quarters will be. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Spaceships, Lockheed Martin, Astronauts, Air Force, Crew Dragon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Proctor, Hawthorne California


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX's first civilian crew will have zip ties and sedatives onboard their spaceship in case someone becomes a danger

The Inspiration4 crew enjoys weightlessness on a parabolic flight, July 11, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first civilians into orbit Wednesday, weather permitting. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed a five-month training program to prepare. Nonetheless, SpaceX is sending them up with zip ties and sedatives in case someone becomes a danger to themselves or others. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX plans to launch a spaceship full ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Associated Press, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Kramer, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Elon Musk's SpaceX calls out Amazon in latest spat over Starlink: 'Despite its theatrics, Amazon does not identify a single fact, figure, or scintilla of data that SpaceX omitted from its application'

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts SpaceX responded on Thursday to Amazon's latest jab over its plans to expand Starlink. The previous day, Amazon took aim at Elon Musk, saying the CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter is one of five heated exchanges between the two companies over the satellite system. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the latest in a series of spats between Elon Musk's and Jeff Bezos' companies, SpaceX cal...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Joshua Roberts, Bezos Blue Origin


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Smoke and fire alarms go off on International Space Station

Crew in Russian segment report smoke and smell of burnt plastic possibly linked to battery rechargeFire and smoke alarms went off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station in the early hours of Thursday, and the crew reported noticing smoke and the smell of burnt plastic.Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, said the incident took place in the Russian-built Zvezda module and occurred as the station’s batteries were being recharged. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, Russia, World news, Nasa, International Space Station, Roscosmos


NASA has collected its first Mars sample. But it needs $4 billion, 10 years, and new technology to bring the rock to Earth.

A rock core inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has collected its first sample of Mars rock in its search for ancient alien microbes. NASA plans to bring Perseverance's samples to Earth via a "mind-bendingly complicated" mission. But NASA still needs about a decade, $4 billion, and new technology to bring the Mars rocks to Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. The finger-width chunk of ...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Alien Life, Mars, Reuters, European Space Agency ESA, NASA JPL Caltech, David Parker, Tech Insider, Jezero, Thomas Zurbuchen


Amazon rips into Elon Musk in its dispute over Starlink, saying his companies believe 'rules are for other people'

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Amazon ripped into SpaceX and Elon Musk in its latest FCC filing over a Starlink complaint. The company said the SpaceX CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter comes a week after SpaceX said Jeff Bezos' lawsuits were hindering the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon ripped into Elon Musk in its latest filing in a series of tiffs with SpaceX over its plans to expand Starlink ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Getty Images, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Musk, Blue Origin


Scientist says viruses may be the key to colonizing other planets

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! If you let NASA tell the story, some of the people walking around on this planet right now may end up taking a stroll on the surface of Mars during their lifetimes. People such as Elon Musk believe we’ll colonize the red planet entirely and become a two-planet species. And this could be one of humankind’s most importa...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, Mars, Neural, Next Featured


NASA's Perseverance rover has finally drilled a sample of Mars rock, kicking off its search for alien microbes

A rock core is visible inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled a sample from a rock on Mars for the first time. NASA aims to collect dozens of samples, then return them to Earth someday to study. The rover's first sample attempt came up empty after that rock crumbled into powder. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled into a rock in Mars' Je...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alien Life, Mars, Adam Steltzner, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Mars Sample Return, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero, Jennifer Trosper, NASA JPL Caltech ASU


NASA’s Perseverance rover finally gets hold of Mars rock sample

NASA says it’s confident its Perseverance rover has successfully collected its first Mars rock sample following a failed attempt last month.
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Mars Rover, Jpl, Perseverance


Mars Rover Perseverance Appears to Have Grabbed Its First Rock Sample

The Perseverance rover had a bit of a false start to its science campaign on Mars last month, when it appeared to have successfully collected a rock only to find its sampling tube empty. In its second coring attempt, NASA directed the rover to a different patch of rock, and images received on Earth today suggest the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Abigail Allwood, Perseverance, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars rovers, Exploration Of Mars, In Spaceflight


China’s Concept for a Martian Helicopter Seems Awfully Familiar

China’s National Space Science Center is working on an aerial drone that bears a striking resemblance to NASA’ Ingenuity helicopter, currently on Mars. It’s got four outstretched wiry legs, two rotors stacked atop each other, and a simplified fuselage. It’s China’s take on NASA’s wildly successful aerial drone.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, China, Environment, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon, Andrew Jones, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars


The Perseverance rover has collected a sample of a Mars rock - the first of dozens NASA aims to bring back to Earth

A rock core is visible inside the Perseverance rover's sample tube, September 1, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled a sample from a rock on Mars for the first time. NASA aims to collect dozens of samples, then return them to Earth someday to study. The rover's first sample attempt came up empty after that rock crumbled into powder. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover has drilled into a rock in Mars' Je...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alien Life, Mars, Adam Steltzner, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Mars Sample Return, Perseverance Mars Rover, Lake Jezero, NASA JPL Caltech ASU, NASA JPL Caltech ASU NASA


The Brilliant 19th-Century Astronomical Drawings of Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

The first photo of the moon was taken in 1850 by Louis Daguerre, from whom the daguerrotype gets its name. We have no idea what that first image looked like as it was lost in a studio fire. But the need to catalog the heavens with modern tools had started, and was both fascinating as it was lacking. Into this evolution of science and art stepped Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, the French immigrant, living in the States, an amateur scientist and an illustrator. He would dismiss photography of the hea...
Tags: Facebook, Astronomy, Science, College, Wikipedia, Nasa, Harvard, Mars, North America, New York Public Library, KCRW, Louis Daguerre, Ted Mills, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Trouvelot, Emma Converse


During Richard Branson's spaceflight, Virgin Galactic's rocket plane blared a red warning light and flew out of its clearance zone

A still image from video shows Virgin Galactic's rocket plane, VSS Unity, carrying Richard Branson and crew to the edge of space, July 11, 2021. Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space has triggered an FAA investigation, The New Yorker reported. A red light on the pilots' console warned that the spaceship could fly out of bounds on its descent. Virgin Galactic's pilots kept flying, and the ship left its airspace clearance zone on its return. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Science, News, Stephen Colbert, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, New Yorker, Branson, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Space Flight


Elon Musk's SpaceX says Jeff Bezos' lawsuits have 'become a bigger bottleneck than the technology' as his companies have filed complaints roughly every 16 days this year

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Elon Musk said Jeff Bezos has taken on suing SpaceX as his "full-time job." On Tuesday, SpaceX issued a response to a protest letter from Amazon designed to halt Starlink Gen2. In the letter, SpaceX called Bezos' lawsuits a massive "bottleneck" to the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. The billionaires are at it again. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Pluto, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Amazon and Blue Origin


NASA Flight Tests of Futuristic ‘Air Taxi’ Are Finally Underway

The first official tests of Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle have begun. NASA is leading these tests, which it’s doing to foster the development of similarly advanced aircraft. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Nasa, Aviation, Human Behavior, Federal Aviation Administration, Vtol, Electric Aircraft, Emerging Technologies, Flight Test, Air Taxi, Evtol, Joby Aviation, VTOL aircraft, Human Activities, Technology Internet


Student from the Hart Union High School District talk to astronauts on the International Space Station

La Mesa Junior High Principal Michele Krantz counted down to the moment two astronauts on the International Space Station connected with her students in the multipurpose room on campus Tuesday morning. With astronomical precision, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Megan McArthur appeared on the oversized monitor in the auditorium in front of a collection of students from the WIlliam S. Hart Union High School District, parents and politicians from the Santa Clarita Valley. Thomas Pesquet and Megan ...
Tags: Science, Education, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Mars, Local News, Artemis, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Huffman, NASA Television


Astronauts' photos from the space station reveal the highs and lows of watching Earth from above in 2021 so far

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa, February 3, 2021. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy mesmerizing views of Earth. They orbit the planet every 90 minutes, so they see lots of sunrises, nighttime city lights, blue ocean water, and colorful landscapes. The best photos taken from the space station in 2021 so far, which follow below, showcase bright auroras, hypnotizing crop patterns, and s...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Science, News, Climate Change, Washington Post, Russia, Africa, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, United States, South Africa, National Parks



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