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Boeing's Starliner capsule corroded due to high humidity levels, NASA explains, and the spaceship won't fly this year

Meanwhile Elon's running orbital tourist trips and ISS crew missions Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule, designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, will not fly until the first half of next year at the earliest, as the manufacturing giant continues to tackle an issue with the spacecraft’s valves.…
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It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity that grounded Boeing’s Starliner (ars technica)

Enlarge / The Boeing Starliner spacecraft to be flown on Orbital Flight Test-2 is seen at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2021. (credit: NASA) NASA and Boeing officials said Tuesday that they have successfully removed two valves from the Starliner spacecraft and have shipped them to Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama for further analysis. The forensic examination—the two valves will be inspected with a variety of techniques, including a CT scan—is part of Boeing's...
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NASA’s take on future space travel is a wild sci-fi ride

A dramatic video from NASA dreams of future space travel where humans visit distant Saturn moons and planets beyond our solar system.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Solar System, Goddard Space Research Center

Elon Musk's SpaceX is stirring up trillion-dollar hype. Here's what Morgan Stanley says clients are talking about.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon capsule lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on September 15, 2021. Joe Raedle/Getty Images SpaceX has been stirring up trillion-dollar hype among Morgan Stanley's clients. Morgan Stanley analysts have a $200 billion bull-case valuation for the firm - double what it is today. But they acknowledge SpaceX continues to challenge "any preconceived notion of what was possible and the time frame possible..." Sign up here for our daily ne...
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The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week, but a Hunter's Moon will make shooting stars harder to spot

A stargazer waits to watch a meteor shower in Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2015. The Orionids meteor shower peaks late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Up to 20 shooting stars per hour will streak across the sky, but a full moon will make it hard to see them. The Orionids happen annually when Earth travels through debris left by Halley's Comet. NASA calls the annual Orionids meteor shower one of the most beautiful of the year, due to the many speedy meteors that move a...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Eta, Shooting Star, Hunter, Northern Hemisphere, Malaga Spain, Halley, Ontario Canada, Betelgeuse

NASA's Lucy mission struggles with solar array issue after launching to space

The first NASA mission that will fly by eight ancient asteroids launched early Saturday morning, but not everything went according to plan once the Lucy spacecraft reached space. One of the spacecraft's twin solar arrays did not fully deploy.
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Hey, space nerd! Here’s what Mars sounds like

We’ve long known what Mars looks like, but the Perseverance rover is finally teaching us how it sounds. The buggy shared the first audio of the Martian surface in February and has gone on to record five hours of the planet’s sounds. NASA this week released an array of audible delights captured by the six-wheeled spacecraft. The sounds of gusting winds, rattling wheels, and whirring motors provide a new perspective on Mars. They also play key a role in Perseverance’s science mission. Perseverance...
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NASA time-lapse shows Mars rover speeding across planet’s surface

A time-lapse video released by NASA this week shows its six-wheeled Perseverance rover tackling the rocky terrain of Mars.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Rover, Mars, Mars Rover, Perseverance

Boeing was supposed to start flying astronauts for NASA 2 years ago. Now its glitching spaceship may not do so until 2023.

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is stacked atop an Atlas V rocket at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on July 17, 2021. Boeing Boeing may not fly astronauts for NASA until 2023 - more than three years behind schedule. Boeing's Starliner spaceship is grounded for the rest of the year due to hardware issues. Starliner must fly to the International Space Station without a crew before it can launch humans. Boeing may not fly astronauts for NASA unt...
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The Sounds from Mars

For the last nine months, NASA’s Perseverance rover has been rolling around on Mars taking photos and doing science. It’s also been recording audio of its environment with a pair of microphones and in this video, a pair of NASA scientists share some of those recordings and what we might learn about Mars from them. This is one of my absolute favorite sounds. This is the sound of a helicopter flying on Mars. We used this sound to actually understand the propagation of sound in general through...
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New NASA telescope will observe star birth and death in the Milky Way's evolution

A new space telescope being developed by NASA will launch in 2025 to help scientists understand the evolution of our galaxy. The gamma-ray telescope is called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager, or COSI.
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A meteor that incinerated the residents of an ancient city inspired the biblical story of Sodom, research suggests

An artist's depiction of a meteor in the sky above Tall el-Hammam, an ancient Middle Eastern city in present-day Jordan. Allen West and Jennifer Rice In the biblical story of Sodom, God destroys the city and its inhabitants due to their wickedness. A study suggests the tale was inspired by a meteor that wrecked the ancient city of Tall el-Hammam. A 165-foot meteor exploded in the sky there 3,600 years ago, incinerating people and homes. About 3,600 years ago, residents of the city of T...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Bible, Middle East, Meteorites, Jordan, Elizabeth City State University, Dead Sea, Lecompte, Middle Eastern city, Hammam, East Carolina University

Listen to the bass-heavy sounds of Mars as recorded by the Perseverance rover

Over the last eight months, NASA's Perseverance rover has used two onboard microphones to record more than five hours of sounds on the Red Planet, from wind gusts to the roll of the rover's wheels and the buzzing of the Ingenuity autonomous helicopter's blades. — Read the rest
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Deep Space Atomic Clocks Will Improve Future Space Missions

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab has had a successful two-year mission using a new deep space atomic clock. Next-generation deep space atomic clocks will improve spacecraft navigation. The technology... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Meet Our Speedmaster Archive — More Than 200 Speedmaster Articles In One Place

The Omega Speedmaster is probably the most iconic chronograph in the world. However, it is not always easy to find your way into the world of the Speedmaster. There have been so many different variations in the past, and they’re still are today. Since 2004, we have published 500+ stories on the Speedmaster. From hands-on […] Visit Meet Our Speedmaster Archive — More Than 200 Speedmaster Articles In One Place to read the full article.
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NASA’s fancy-pants asteroid missions can save Earth AND reveal its history

Asteroids are remnants of the early Solar System, with the potential to reveal secrets of our planet’s origins. But they could also bring an end to life on Earth. Now two missions, Lucy and DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) will provide further insights into both of these features – with DART even attempting to redirect the orbit of a moon around an asteroid. Space rocks are generally considered to be asteroids if they are larger than approximately 1km in size and made of “non-volatile” ma...
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NASA’s Mars sounds open up whole new world for scientists

A new NASA video features some of the fascinating sounds collected by its Mars rover, and also explains how the recordings are assisting scientists.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Mars Rover, Jpl, Perseverance, Perseverance Rover, Mars Sounds

12 Movies To Watch If You Loved Tenet

Christopher Nolan, known for movies like "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" trilogy, has become an influential director not only for his sleek and stylish filmmaking, his groundbreaking visuals, and his movies' larger-than-life soundscapes, but also for his love of conceptual ideas like time travel, the shifting nature of reality, the transitory properties of memories, and the power of dreams. His latest offering, "Tenet," is no different. It's an action-packed time-travel heist flick starring Jo...
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Engineers investigating iffy solar array latch on NASA's Lucy as probe begins long journey to Trojan asteroids

Spacecraft otherwise stable and working well NASA's Lucy is on its way to the Trojan asteroids, but engineers have already spotted a problem with one of the probe's 7.3-metre solar arrays.…
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23 gifts your boyfriend will love - all available on Amazon

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Getty Images The holidays are both great and terrible. The former, because they're an opportunity to make the lives of your loved ones a little better, and the latter, because that knowledge can put pressure on you during an already hectic time of the year.To make it easier, I've cherrypicked a few of our favorite tried-and-true gifts from Amazon that would work for most boyfriends, no matter h...
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NASA's Lucy mission carries Amanda Gorman poem, Beatles lyrics to space

On a 12-year journey to explore Jupiter's never-before-seen Trojan asteroid swarms, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is accompanied by messages from Earth, including an original poem by Amanda Gorman and words from the Beatles, as well as tributes and dedications.
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10 Things in Politics: Tracing Trump and QAnon's roots to smog

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:The roots of denialism: How the birth of smog in 1943 led to Trump and QAnonFauci says full-vaccinated Americans can enjoy the holidaysSen. Kyrsten Sinema's campaign spent $1,180 at a wineryWith Phil Rosen. Valerie Chiang for Insider 1. ...
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The Moon Will Soon Have Its Own Internet (slashdot)

"Humanity will return to the lunar surface in 2024 as part of the Artemis program," writes the Auto Evolution site. "However, before NASA begins shuttling people to our natural satellite, it has to build a network there that will go beyond Earth's low orbit and connect space to Earth in a sort of Internet connection..." The network's name? LunaNet: Astronauts will be able to use the LunaNet via numerous nodes and communicate with the crew on and around the Moon in the same manner that we use W...
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NASA investigating possible issue with Lucy spacecraft hours after launch

NASA says its engineers are currently investigating a potential issue with its Lucy spacecraft where one of its solar arrays may have failed to lock into place.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Lucy, Trojan asteroids, Lucy Spacecraft

The Moon Will Soon Have Its Own Internet

"Humanity will return to the lunar surface in 2024 as part of the Artemis program," writes the Auto Evolution site. "However, before NASA begins shuttling people to our natural satellite, it has to build a network there that will go beyond Earth's low orbit and connect space to Earth in a sort of Internet connection..." The network's name? LunaNet: Astronauts will be able to use the LunaNet via numerous nodes and communicate with the crew on and around the Moon in the same manner that we use W...
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James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana ahead of launch

The James Webb Space Telescope, which will allow astronomers to hunt for habitable exoplanets, has arrived at its launch destination in French Guiana.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Esa, James Webb Space Telescope

NASA is studying how to build a Wi-Fi network on the moon in the hope it could solve Earth's digital divide

An artist's concept of NASA astronauts returning to the surface of the moon via its Artemis program. NASA A new NASA study explores the possibility of building a Wi-Fi network on the moon. It compared a lunar surface area with an area around Cleveland, NASA's Steve Oleson told Insider. The framework, which is conceptual at this stage, also hopes to inform NASA's Artemis program. A new study revealed by NASA considers the possibility of building a lunar Wi-Fi network, the agen...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cleveland, Artemis, Glenn, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Glenn Research Center, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Oleson, Zahra Tayeb, Steve Oleson, Mary Lobo, Insider Engineers

University Offers to Rehire Prof Acquitted of Ties to China

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has offered to reinstate a professor who was acquitted of federal charges that accused him of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving NASA research grants.
Tags: China, Nasa, Knoxville, University of Tennessee, University Offers to Rehire Prof Acquitted of Ties

Perseverance rover captures stunning panoramic image of Mars’s South Séítah

NASA has released a stunning panoramic view of the surface of Mars, composed of pictures taken by the Perseverance rover.
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NASA’s Asteroid Chaser Lucy Soars Into Sky With Diamonds

The rocket will spend more than a decade exploring asteroids thought to date back to when the planets formed.
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