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SpaceX’s first operational version of Dragon successfully ends its 20th and final mission

SpaceX has been resupplying the International Space Station (ISS) since it began flying cargo missions on behalf of NASA in 2012. Now, the version of the Dragon capsule that SpaceX first employed to fly those missions is retiring, after one of the spacecraft based on that design splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday afternoon, having returned from the ISS. This marks the completion of CRS-20, the 20th Commercial Resupply Services mission that SpaceX has flown for NASA. The Dragon had be...
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Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to launch its first mission to space in a two-hour window beginning at 2:57 p.m. ET on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, sending a communications satellite into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Earth, Military, US military, Satellites, Spaceflight, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Space Force, U S Space Force, Atlas V


Watch ULA’s first dedicated rocket launch for the U.S. Space Force live

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a mission today, launching a specialized secure communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force. That’s the new space-focused arm of the U.S. military that was officially formed last year, in response to what the administration has characterized as a growing need to ensure America’s assets in space are properly defended. The launch today is set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with a lift-off time set for 2:57 PM EDT (11:57 AM PDT). The roc...
Tags: TC, Space, Florida, America, Tech, Atlas, United States, Telecommunications, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, U.S. Air Force


Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden Passes Away

"Former astronaut Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar landing, passed away March 18, 2020, in Texas," reports NASA.gov. His son-in-law told the New York Times Worden apparently died of a stroke. "Al was an American hero whose achievements in space and on Earth will never be forgotten," tweeted NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Slashdot reader Iwastheone shares NASA's remembrance: As command module pilot, Worden stayed in orbit while commander David Scott and lunar ...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Rogers, Cape Canaveral, Fred, Smithsonian Magazine, David Scott, AL WORDEN, Worden, Rogers Neighborhood, Alfred M Worden, New York Times Worden, Jim Bridenstine Slashdot, James B Irwin


SpaceX launches its original Dragon capsule for the last time

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft made history in 2012 by becoming the first ever commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS. Last night, the space company sent the first-gen Dragon on its 20th resupply and its last mission ever -- starting in October, SpaceX will use the upgraded Dragon 2 capsule for it ISS trips. That's not even the only reason this mission is far from your typical resupply run. SpaceX also pulled off its 50th rocket booster landing when the Falcon 9 it used for the flight touc...
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Sebastian Barry: ‘Family stories mean a whole different thing in your 60s’

As his sequel to the Costa-winning Days Without End is published, Barry talks about reinventing his ancestry and writing in the voice of a Native AmericanIf someone tells you they have an idea for a book, says Sebastian Barry, advise them to “go home and drink for a few months, and then come back and have no ideas. Because you don’t have ideas for books.” Indeed, if one does happen to occur, then sadly, “that’s the end of that book. You have ideas for books when you finish them.” This is very mu...
Tags: Books, Culture, Stage, Barry, Einstein, Costa, Cape Canaveral, Buzz Aldrin, Sebastian Barry


The Mars 2020 rover has a new name: Perseverance

The next NASA rover to go to Mars has shed its code name and assumed a new one, sourced from the ingenuous youth of our nation. Keeping with the tradition of using virtues as names, the Mars 2020 rover will henceforth be known as “Perseverance.” This particular virtue was suggested by Alexander Mather, a middle-schooler in Virginia. He and some 28,000 other kids proposed names in an essay contest last year. The final nine contenders were: Endurance, Tenacity, Promise, Vision, Clarity, Ingenui...
Tags: Space, Virginia, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Alex, Cape Canaveral, Gilligan, Mather, Science Mission Directorate, Perseverance, Mars 2020, Mars 2020 Rover, Thomas Zurbuchen, Perseverance Rover, Alexander Mather


Where to see rocket launches 2020

Rocket launches aren’t just for Florida anymore. Noting that the second-most-popular tourist attraction in Central Florida is the massive Kennedy Space Center, the rest of America — and the world – has begun developing tourism around the awe-inspiring experience of watching a rocket shoot into space. And many of them are in places worth visiting for more than just the launch. Though our American launch pads are easily the most accessible, if you were planning a trip to South America, Japan, o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Florida, California, China, Russia, US, America, Washington Dc, Paris, Sputnik, Moscow, Brazil, Tokyo, Rockets


Hidden Figures Hero Katherine Johnson Reminded Us That Space Was Never Safe From America’s Worst Impulses

Katherine Johnson performed what might have been the most important job of her life backwards—because backwards was exactly the right way to do it. The job was figuring out how to ensure that John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, would splash down in the Atlantic as close as possible to the recovery team that would be awaiting him. So Johnson—the legendary NASA “computer,” or mathematician, who was made famous by the book and movie Hidden Figures and who died at 101 on Monday—s...
Tags: Space, News, Obama, Washington, Race, Uncategorized, America, History, Nasa, Earth, Racism, Atlantic, Smithsonian, John F Kennedy, Pentagon, Johnson


SpaceX’s spin-outs are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston. In the ensuing years, Los Angeles and its entrepreneurial talent pool has captu...
Tags: Spacex, New York, La, Boston, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Snapchat, Blue Origin, Cape Canaveral, Ellis, Noone, Tim Ellis, Jordan Noone


SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston. In the ensuing years, Los Angeles and its entrepreneurial talent pool has captu...
Tags: Spacex, New York, La, Boston, Alabama, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Snapchat, Blue Origin, Cape Canaveral, Ellis, Noone, Tim Ellis, Jordan Noone


NASA Could Get a Raise Next Year to Help Fund a 2024 Human Trip to the Moon

For decades, NASA has been the kid politely asking for a raise in its allowance. Time was NASA’s pocket money was huge. Go back 54 years, to 1966, and the space agency was getting $5.9 billion a year—which would be a tidy $47 billion in 2020 dollars. That represented 4.1% of America’s annual household budget. But in 1966 there was also a bully on the block, whose mailbox at the time read “the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” They were racing the U.S. to be the first to leave the block ...
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SpaceX and new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021

SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including Anousheh Ansari, Guy Laliberté and Mark Shuttleworth to space. Space Adventures has worked with seven clients across high serrate missions to the International Space Station (ISS) for private paying commercial space missions, using paid seats on the Russian Soyuz rocket to get its clients to ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Flight, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace


SpaceX and a new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021

SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including Anousheh Ansari, Guy Laliberté and Mark Shuttleworth to space. Space Adventures has worked with seven clients across eight separate missions to the International Space Station (ISS) for private paying commercial space missions, using paid seats on the Russian Soyuz rocket to get its clients t...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Flight, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Jeff Bezos says he's giving $10 billion — about 7.7% of his net worth — to fight climate change. The Amazon CEO and richest man in the world announced in a post on Instagram that he'd start the Bezos Earth Fund.  Apple warned it won't sell enough iPhones to meet its second-quarter forecast for revenue due to the coronavirus. The iPhone manufacturer announced supply would be constrained amid lower Chinese demand.  The Trump admi...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, Microsoft, US, Trends, European Union, Bill Gates, Met Office, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Gates, WSJ


SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral on 80th Falcon 9 mission

Fog and low-level clouds cleared just in time on Monday, making way for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to vault a batch of 60 satellites to low-Earth orbit.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Cape Canaveral, SpaceX Falcon, StarLink


SpaceX delivers the Crew Dragon capsule to its launch site

The SpaceX Crew Dragon, which is slated to be the first spacecraft to carry humans to orbit from American soil since 2011, has arrived at its Cape Canaveral launch site. NASA and SpaceX are already preparing the vehicle for its first flight manned test and will put it through final testing and prelaunch processing over the next months. If all goes well, the first manned flight test will happen as soon as this spring -- Elon Musk previously revealed that the launch's working date is May 7th -...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Cape Canaveral, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


Watch this long exposure of the Atlas V launch kicking off ESA’s Solar Orbiter (SolO)

Norman Peay has always been fascinated by aviation. In this photo, he captured the launch of the Altas V rocket on February 10th, 2020. The launch was set to 11:30 PM from Kars Park, Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island offered a gorgeous, unobstructed south view of LaunchPad 41, approximately 10 miles in the distance. This […] The post Watch this long exposure of the Atlas V launch kicking off ESA’s Solar Orbiter (SolO) appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Nasa, Space X, Usaf, Cape Canaveral, Atlas V, Norman Paey, Rocket Photography, Norman Peay, Kars Park Merritt Island Florida Merritt Island


See the Solar Orbiter launch into space

The Solar Orbiter, built by NASA and ESA, launched from Cape Canaveral and began its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at the sun.
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The Solar Orbiter mission has launched. It will give an unprecedented look at our sun

The Solar Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral and began its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at our star.
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A new mission will give an unprecedented look at our sun

The Solar Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral and began its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at our star.
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Max Q: A SpaceX spin-out sounds great

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Two rocket launches were set to take off Sunday, including one from Wallops Island in Virginia and another from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The first is a relatively standard (but still exciting – we are talking about rockets here, very little is ‘standard’) ISS resupply mission, and the second is a major scientific mission from NASA and the ESA called the ‘Solar Orbiter.’ Unfortunately, ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Virginia, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Esa, International Space Station, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing


Solar Orbiter blasts off on mission to discover the secrets of the sun

The Solar Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday night at the beginning of a joint ESA/NASA mission.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Esa, Sun, Cape Canaveral, Emerging Tech, ESA NASA, Solar Orbiter


New Solar Orbiter mission will give an unprecedented look at our sun

The Solar Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral and began its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at our star.
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Solar Orbiter launches on mission to reveal Sun's secrets

The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launched Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth. The mission, a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA, successfully blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral at 11:03 pm (0403 GMT Monday) and could last up to nine years or even beyond. Scientists say the craft is expected to provide unprecedented insights ...
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, European Space Agency, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, US European Solar Orbiter


Solar Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets

The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launches Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth. The mission, a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA, is set to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral at 11:03 pm (0403 GMT Monday) and could last up to nine years or even beyond. Scientists say the craft is expected to provide unprecedented insights into ...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, Nasa, European Space Agency, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center


Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets

The European Space Agency is set to embark upon one of its most ambitious projects to date, with the launch late Sunday from Florida's Cape Canaveral of its Solar Orbiter probe bound for the Sun. The mission, due to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center at 11:03 pm (0403 GMT Monday), is set to last up to nine years. Scientists say the craft, developed in close cooperation with NASA, is expected to provide unprecedented insights into the Sun's atmosphere, its winds and its magnetic fields.
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, European Space Agency, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center


New Solar Orbiter mission will give an unprecedented look at our sun

This weekend, the Solar Orbiter is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral and begin its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at our star's north and south poles.
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New mission will give an unprecedented look at our sun

This weekend, the Solar Orbiter is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral and begin its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at our star.
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Solar Orbiter spacecraft will capture the sun's north and south poles

Scientists hope the telescope will capture the imagination like ‘science fiction’ The sun’s uncharted north and south poles are set to be revealed for the first time by an ambitious mission that will fly above our home star and beam back images.The Solar Orbiter spacecraft, a joint Nasa and European Space Agency (ESA) mission, is set to be launched from Cape Canaveral just after 4am UK time on Monday morning, and will reach its vantage point above the planetary plane by the end of 2021. Continue...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Nasa, European Space Agency, Planets, Venus, Cape Canaveral, European Space Agency ESA