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India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper stage engine fire test

The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead on its way to becoming the first private space launch vehicle maker in the country, making significant technical progress with a new, successful upper stage engine burn test. Skyroo...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, India, Tech, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Science and Technology, Raman, Vikram, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO, Indian Space Research Organization, Skyroot, Pawan Kumar Chandana, Solar Industries


Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets

During the January 2019 total lunar eclipse, astronomers trained the Hubble Telescope on our moon in order to calibrate how future telescopes will look for possible life on exoplanets by measuring ozone levels. Via NASA: Though numerous ground-based observations of this kind have been done previously, this is the first time a total lunar eclipse was captured at ultraviolet wavelengths and from a space telescope. Hubble detected the strong spectral fingerprint of ozone, which absorbs some o...
Tags: Video, Space, News, Nasa, Earth, Hubble, Moon, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Exoplanets, Astrobiology, Lunar Eclipse, Hubble Telescope, Johannes Plenio


NASA declares initial TESS satellite mission a roaring success

NASA's planet-hunting satellite has made lots of fascinating discoveries
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Exoplanets, Tess


Perseid meteor shower peaks early Wednesday. How about taking a look?

The Perseid meteor shower offers some of the best of nature's fireworks
Tags: Outdoors, Space, News, Trends, Meteor Shower, Meteors, Perseid Meteor Shower, Perseid, Breaking Twitter


How To See The Perseid Meteor Shower As It Peaks Tonight

(CNN) — The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, will face some competition from the moon this year during its peak. The shower will peak with the most number of meteors during the late evening hours of August 11 and early morning hours of August 12 — which coincides with the last quarter moon phase, or a bright half moon. Even though it’s not a full moon, it will still have about 52% illumination, bringing the expected number of meteors visible down from mo...
Tags: Space, News, Local, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Gogh, Perseids, Perseid, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Watch the skies! The peak of the Perseid meteor shower takes place overnight tonight! The bright quarter Moon will limit the number of shooting stars you'll see but you can still expect around 15-20 per hour depending on where you're at. The meteors are debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle burning up in Earth's atmosphere at speeds of 130,000 miles per hour. It can take more than 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness so be patient and enjoy the view. From NASA: Make plans to st...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Meteors, Perseids, Watch The Skies, Comet Swift Tuttle


SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Micheal Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to the small Boca Chica area where SpaceX has built out its existing test and development site. The job posting seeks a manger to “oversee the development of SpaceX’s first reso...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace


SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news – much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums period where things slow down considerably. That’s probably especially true right now, with a lot of companies coming off some Herculean efforts and big successes. This down time will lead to big developments to come, including the first official Inter...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Mars, Hilary Swank, Astronaut, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, SpaceX SpaceX


Max Q: SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news — much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums period, when things slow down considerably. That’s probably especially true right now, with a lot of companies coming off some Herculean efforts and big successes. This down time will lead to big developments to come, including the first official Inter...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Mars, Hilary Swank, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, SpaceX SpaceX, NDA


Dwarf planet Ceres is an 'ocean world' with sea water beneath surface, mission finds

Ceres, believed to be a barren space rock, has an ‘extensive reservoir’ of brine beneath its surface, images showThe dwarf planet Ceres – long believed to be a barren space rock – is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath its surface, the results of a major exploration mission showed on Monday.Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has its own gravity, enabling the Nasa Dawn spacecraft to capture high-resolution images of its surface. Continue ...
Tags: Space, Science, Mars, Ceres, Nasa Dawn


Planet Ceres is an 'ocean world' with sea water beneath surface, mission finds

Dwarf planet, believed to be a barren space rock, has an ‘extensive reservoir’ of brine beneath its surface, images showThe dwarf planet Ceres – long believed to be a barren space rock – is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath its surface, the results of a major exploration mission showed Monday.Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has its own gravity, enabling the Nasa Dawn spacecraft to capture high-resolution images of its surface. Conti...
Tags: Space, Science, Mars, Ceres, Nasa Dawn


Cool NASA illustrations of Jupiter's lightning and atmospheric "mushballs"

Piloting a craft through Jupiter's atmosphere would be very hard due to massive bolts of "shallow lightning" and the equally scary giant "mushballs" of water and ammonia that fall like hail. To celebrate the 9th anniversary of Juno, NASA shared some cool illustrations and a visualization of what it would feel like to fly through a Jovian storm. The mushball findings solve a mystery of Jupiter's "missing" ammonia. Scientists believed the planet had more ammonia than was being observed by sen...
Tags: Post, Space, News, Nasa, Earth, Lightning, Jupiter, Jpl, Nice France, NASA JPL Caltech, Journal of Geophysical Research, Guillot, Mushballs


Watch the trailer for Netflix’s new family space drama about a mission to Mars

As deep space missions and Mars colonies continue to shift from science fiction to potential near future reality, it’s not surprising to see Hollywood think about different types of stories to tell about space exploration. Away, a new series from Netflix premiering on September 4, looks like that kind of story. The show stars Oscar-winner Hilary Swank, and is created by the people behind Parenthood and Friday Night Lights. It’s a show about an astronaut mission to Mars – but it’s clearly a...
Tags: TC, Science Fiction, Space, Hollywood, Tech, Netflix, Oscar, Mars, Hilary Swank, Astronaut, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space, Josh Charles


How to View the Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this week, so now is the time to plan your escape to a dark spot under open sky.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Lifehacks, Perseid Meteor Shower, Meteor Showers, Perseid Meteor Shower This Week


Hubble image shows the beautiful aftermath of two galaxies merging

Galaxy NCG 1614 has an unusual shape due to its turbulent past
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Hubble, Breaking Twitter


Hubble’s first observation of a total lunar eclipse could help us find alien life

The Hubble Space Telescope set its sights on a total lunar eclipse, using the Moon as a mirror to study Earth. Here’s how it could help us find life on other worlds. The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a total lunar eclipse, becoming the first space telescope to ever image such an event. This also marked the first time that a total lunar eclipse has been thoroughly examined in ultraviolet light, as well as the first time ultraviolet (UV) light was seen from space after passing through the atmo...
Tags: Startups, Space, World, Hubble Space Telescope, Syndication


Russia wants to build its own reusable rocket, Roscosmos chief says

The agency also wants to go back to Venus
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Russia, Trends, Soyuz, Roscosmos, Breaking Twitter


NASA’s InSight lander shows what’s beneath Mars’ surface

Scientists discovered the depths of three Martian subsurface boundaries
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Insight, Mars, Breaking Twitter


In space, bacteria is even more deadly and resilient to antibiotics

China recently launched its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars. A rocket holding an orbiter, lander and rover took flight from the country’s Hainan province, with hopes to deploy the rover on Mars’s surface by early next year. Similarly, the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission marked the Arab world’s foray into interplanetary space travel. And on July 30, we saw NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover finally take off from Florida. For many nations and their people, space is becoming the ultimate frontier. But al...
Tags: Startups, Space, Florida, China, Nasa, Mars, Hainan province, Syndication, Tianwen


Nasa to change 'harmful' and insensitive' planet and galaxy nicknames

Space agency says ‘certain cosmic nicknames are insensitive’ and vows to drop any reference to themNasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.In a statement last week, the space agency said that as the “community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it ha...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa


Nasa to change 'harmful' and discriminatory planet and galaxy nicknames

Space agency says ‘certain cosmic nicknames are insensitive’ and vows to drop any reference to themNasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing the unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.In a statement last week, the space agency said that as the “community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become...
Tags: Space, Nasa


NASA completes another testing milestone on its next-generation Artemis rocket

It's progressing toward its final hot fire engine test
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Artemis, Space Launch System, SLS, Breaking Twitter


NASA detects unexpected lightning storms in Jupiter's upper atmosphere

The Juno space probe orbiting Jupiter has observed lightning at impossibly high points in the Jovian atmosphere. The findings, combined with other atmopsheric data, led to the creation of a new model of the atmosphere. The findings answer a few questions about Jupiter, but create many more. Since 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft has been observing Jupiter's atmosphere, magnetosphere, and gravitational field. It has already managed to take fantastic images, discovered new cyclones, and analyze the ga...
Tags: Weather, Space, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Planets, Jupiter, Cornell University, Juno, Galileo


How to See Mars and the Moon Align This Weekend

If you’ve gotten used to having something to look at up in space during weekends this summer, don’t worry—there’s something to see tonight. Last weekend we were treated to NASA’s live coverage of the SpaceX crew returning to Earth. This weekend, we have to opportunity to see Mars and the moon align and rise together.…Read more...
Tags: Space, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Lifehacks, How To Watch


SpaceX and United Launch Alliance win launch contracts for U.S. Air Force

They beat out Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Ula, United Launch Alliance, U.S. Air Force


See spring arriving on Mars in these ExoMars images

Ice melts to reveal beautiful rock formations
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Mars, Solar System, ExoMars


Hubble demonstrates how to see exoplanet atmospheres by using lunar eclipse

Astronomers were able to detect Earth's ozone by observing the moon
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Earth, Hubble, Exoplanets, Lunar Eclipse, Solar Sysrwm


SpaceX aims to please astronomers with its latest Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX's latest Starlink satellites have been modified for a special reason
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, StarLink, Breaking Twitter


Watch SpaceX launch its tenth Starlink mission to build out its satellite internet constellation

SpaceX is getting ready for a third try at launching its tenth Starlink mission, after two prior attempts were scrubbed, first in June and then again in July. Meanwhile, SpaceX has accomplished a lot – including another launch of a GPS satellite, and returning astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth from the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon. This Starlink mission attempt is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 1:12 AM EDT (10:12 PM PDT on August 6) and will take off ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Earth, Broadband, Canada, United States, International Space Station, Satellite, Gps, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center


Astronauts recount Sunday's splash-down: a "significant jolt" and prank calls

On Sunday, the SpaceX capsule containing NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. (Video above.) It was the first time a private company took humans off-world and returned them to Earth and also the first splash-down of American astronauts in 45 years. At a press conference yesterday, Behnken and Hurley recounted their trip home. From Reuters: “It came alive,” Behnken told reporters of the nearly 12-minute thruster burn. “It doesn’t sound l...
Tags: Video, Space, Spacex, News, Nasa, Earth, Astronauts, Gulf of Mexico, Reuters, Hurley, Fahrenheit, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley