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Monday
May 30 2016
07:35 UTC

BEAM, completata con successo l'espansione del modulo sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, spettacolare video in Time-Lapse

... modulo BEAM, i tecnici NASA e Bigelow avevano programmato una nuova attivit per Sabato scorso.E questa volta il 2 tentativo ha avuto successo. BEAM ha completato l'espansio

Posted by News Spazio

Sunday
May 29 2016
18:22 UTC

Reborn Antares Raised at Virginia Launch Pad for Crucial May 31 Engine Test

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - The soon to be reborn Orbital ATK Antares commercial rocket sporting new first stage engines has been raised at its repaired launch pad on Virginia's scenic eastern shore for a long awaited test firing of the powerplants. The static test firing is now slated to take place in less than 3 days on Tuesday evening, May 31. The now revamped launch vehicle - dubbed Antares 230 - has been re-engined' and upgraded with a pair of modern and more powerful first stage engines -

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
May 29 2016
14:20 UTC

NASA SDO Year 6 in Ultra-HD

... always changing and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is always watching. Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, SDO keeps a 24-hour eye on the entire disk of the sun, with a prime view of the graceful dance of solar material coursing through the sun's atmosphere, the corona. SDO's sixth year in orbit was no exception. This video shows that entire sixth year -- from Jan. 1, 2015, to Jan. 28, 2016, as one time-lapse sequence. At full quality on YouTube, this video is ultra-high definition 3840x216

Posted by OrbitalHub

Friday
May 27 2016
22:37 UTC

Back to the Moon? New House bill defunds NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission

... House bill defunds NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission appeared first on planetaria.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Friday
May 27 2016
08:02 UTC

BEAM, problema durante l'espansione, attivit interrotte

(Credit NASA TV)NEWS SPAZIO :- Facciamo un salto sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, dove ieri era in programma a partire dalle 11:30 ora Italiana l'attivit di espansione del 1 modulo abitativo di test gonfiabile BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) dell'azienda Bigelow Aerospace, arrivato sulla ISS lo scorso 12 Aprile con la missione di rifornimento CRS-8 ed installato Sabato 16 Aprile. L'attivit di espansione si protratta ben oltre quanto pianificato. Dopo circa du

Posted by News Spazio

Thursday
May 26 2016
17:40 UTC

The House Makes NASA A Counteroffer It Probably Can't Refuse

... According to their plan, NASA's budget would be $19. 5 billion. That amount is $500 million more than President Obama had asked for, and $200 million above what the Senate had proposed. If the bill is approved by the House of Representatives, then this

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
May 25 2016
19:44 UTC

The Bigelow Expandable Module Is About To Blow Up

People who aren't particularly enthusiastic about space science and space exploration often accuse those of us who are, of "living in a bubble." There are so many seemingly intractable problems here on Earth, so they say, that it's foolish to spend so much money and time on space exploration. But if all goes well with the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) at the ISS this week, astronauts may well end up living in a sort of bubble.[embed]https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=RlApew9O3TE&feature

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
May 22 2016
04:11 UTC

America's First Asteroid Sampling Mission OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Florida Launch Base

... months from today. NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will launch from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 20 2016
22:12 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — May 20, 2016: Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guests: Mike Brown is the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy at CalTech. Konstantin Batygin is Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at CalTech. They'll be here discussing their discovery of Planet 9 and what's been happening since that amazing announcement. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg. com / @MorganRehnberg) Kimberly Cartier […]The post Weekly Space Hangout — May 20, 2016: Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin a...

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 20 2016
04:04 UTC

Orbital ATK Proposes Man-Tended Lunar-Orbit Outpost by 2020 for Link Up with NASA's Orion

... lunar link-up with NASA's Orion crew module during its maiden mission, when American astronauts finally return to the Moon's vicinity in 2021 - thus advancing America's next giant leap in human exploration of deep space. The intrepid offer by Orbital could be carried out rather quickly because it utilizes an evolved version of th

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
May 19 2016
19:31 UTC

New Horizons Sends Back First Science On Distant Kuiper Belt Object

Even the most curmudgeonly anti-space troll has to admit that the New Horizons mission to Pluto has been an overwhelming success. It's not like New Horizons discovered life or anything, but it did bring an otherwise cold, distant lump to life for humanity. Vivid images and detailed scientific data revealed Pluto as a dynamic, changing world, with an active surface and an atmosphere. And we haven't even received all of the data from New Horizons' mission to Pluto yet. Fresh off its historic visit

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
May 19 2016
05:04 UTC

NASA's Orion EM-1 Crew Module Passes Critical Pressure Tests

... and then shipped to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida just 3 months ago. The pressure

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
May 17 2016
22:11 UTC

2 By Sea, 1 By Land, 3rd Recovered Booster Joins SpaceX Siblings: Up Close Gallery

... delivery launches for NASA a

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
May 16 2016
19:34 UTC

ESA Regrets Not Buying Windshield Insurance

It is known as the Cupola, an observation and work area that was installed aboard the International Space Station in 2010. In addition to giving the crew ample visibility to support the control of the Station's robotic arms, it is also the best seat in the house when it comes to viewing Earth, celestial objects and visiting vehicles. Little wonder then why sp many breathtaking pictures have been taken from inside it over the years. So you can imagine how frustrating it must be for the crew when a

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
May 16 2016
07:21 UTC

Kepler, identificati 1.284 nuovi pianeti alieni in orbita intorno a stelle lontane

... 10 Maggio scorso la NASA ha annunciato che sono stati individuati 1. 284 nuovi esopianeti. Ciò vuol dire che tra i dati registrati da Kepler sono stati confermati i dati di 1. 284 pianeti candidati i quali risultano quindi essere effettivamente pianeti. Stiamo seguendo la meravigl

Posted by News Spazio

Monday
May 16 2016
04:19 UTC

Upgraded Antares Rolls Out to Virginia Launch Pad, High Stakes Engine Test Looms

An upgraded version of Orbital ATK's commercially developed Antares rocket has at last rolled out to its launch pad on the Virginia shore - thus paving the path for a high stakes first stage engine test looming in the next few weeks, according to the aerospace firm. This stage test paradigm is a design verification test, said Kurt Eberly, Orbital ATK Antares deputy program manager, in an interview with Universe Today. The rocket will be erected at the pad during the hot fire test whi

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
May 14 2016
14:49 UTC

Mercury Transit Recorded by SDO

Around 13 times per century, Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9, between roughly 7:12 a. m. and 2:42 p. m. EDT. Please visit OrbitalHub to read more...

Posted by OrbitalHub

Friday
May 13 2016
22:16 UTC

1st Boeing Starliner Hull Assembled as 1st Crew Flight Delays to 2018

As completion nears for the prototype of Boeing's first Starliner astronaut taxi, the aerospace firm announced a slip into 2018 for the blastoff date of the first crewed flight in order to deal with spacecraft mass, aerodynamic launch and flight software issues, a Boeing spokesperson told Universe Today. Until this week, Boeing was aiming for a first crewed launch of the commercial Starliner capsule by late 2017, company officials had said. The new target launch date for the first astronauts fly

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 13 2016
19:49 UTC

Super Secret X-37B Nears One Year In Orbit Doing ???

... intended as part of a NASA project to develop a reusable unmanned spacecraft, this Boeing-designed spaceplane was taken over by the Department of Defense in 2004. And while it has been successfully tested on multiple occasions, there remain some unanswered questions as to its intended purpose and what has been taking place during these flights. This, predictably, has lead to all kinds of rumors and

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
May 13 2016
15:17 UTC

Orion, diamo un'occhiata all'interno della nuova capsula spaziale, bellissime foto by NASA!

... del nuovo lanciatore NASA per carichi pesanti SLS (Space Launch System) ed

Posted by News Spazio

Friday
May 13 2016
06:42 UTC

Un eccezionale filmato storico in slow-motion del lancio del Saturn V di Apollo 11

NEWS SPAZIO :- Era il 16 Luglio 1969 (h. 15:32 qui in Italia) quando dalla storica piattaforma di lancio Pad 39A del Kennedy Space Center partì un razzo vettore Saturn V con in cima una capsula spaziale con astronauti a bordo. Era la missione Apollo 11 e l'equipaggio era composto da Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin e Michael Collins. Insieme a loro avevano anche un modulo di comando (Columbia) ed il veicolo LEM (Eagle). La missione la conosciamo tutti, raggiungere per primi la superficie Lun...

Posted by News Spazio

Friday
May 13 2016
06:14 UTC

SRS Explorer, un progetto tutto Italiano di esoscheletro per Marte in gara al NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016

... sta partecipando alla NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016. Loro sono il team "Sfogliatella To Mars" ed il loro progetto "SRS Explorer" (Spide

Posted by News Spazio

Wednesday
May 11 2016
23:51 UTC

SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth After Splashdown with Critical NASA Science

... two tons of critical NASA science and technology experiments and equipment returned to Earth this afternoon, Wednesday, May 11, safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean - and bringing about a successful conclusion to its mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that also brought aloft a new room for the resident crew. Following a month long stay at the orbiting outpost, Dragon was released from the grip of the stations Canadian-built r

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
May 11 2016
20:15 UTC

Thanks, Comet Pluto. Solar System Nomenclature Needs A Major Rethink

Pluto can't seem to catch a break lately. After being reclassified in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union, it seemed that what had been the 9th planet of the Solar System was now relegated to the status of "dwarf planet" with the likes of Ceres, Eris, Haumea, and Makemake. Then came the recent announcements that the title of "Planet 9" may belong to an object ten times the mass of Earth located 700 AU from our Sun. And now, new research has been produced that indicates that Pluto may nee

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
May 10 2016
19:56 UTC

Winged Telescope Detects Martian Atomic Oxygen

... detected. In the 1970's, NASA's Viking and Mariner missions detected Martian atmospheric oxygen, and now, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has detected atomic oxygen in the upper portion of the Martian atmosphere called the mesosphere. SOFIA is a specially modified Boeing 747 aircraft which carries a 100 inch telescope. It flies at altitudes

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
May 10 2016
09:14 UTC

Il transito del pianeta Mercurio davanti al Sole, eccezionale video in time-lapse by NASA SDO!

... nel 2006). La sonda NASA SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) ha registrato questo raro evento astronomico ed in questo post potete vedere un filmato in time-lapse del transito.[ Continua a leggere >>> ]

Posted by News Spazio

Saturday
May 07 2016
00:57 UTC

Unveiled Webb Telescope Mirrors Mesmerize in Golden' Glory

... mirror at the heart of NASA's mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) - a sentiment shared by the team building the one-of-its-kind observatory and myself during a visit this week by Universe Today. The telescope is cup up now [concave]. So you see it in all its glory! said John Durning, Webb Tel

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
May 04 2016
17:21 UTC

Starshade Prepares To Image New Earths

For countless generations, people have looked up at the stars and wondered if life exists somewhere out there, perhaps on planets much like ours. But it has only been in recent decades that we have been able to confirm the existence of extrasolar planets (aka. exoplanets) in other star systems. In fact, between 1988 and April 20th of 2016, astronomers have been able to account for the existence of 2108 planets in 1350 different star systems, including 511 multiple planetary systems. Most of these

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
May 03 2016
04:11 UTC

ExoMars 2018 Rover Postponed to 2020 Launch

Liftoff of the ExoMars 2018 rover mission currently under development jointly by Europe and Russia has just been postponed for two years to 2020, according to an announcement today, May 2, from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The delay was forced by a variety of technical and funding issues that ate up the schedule margin to enable a successful outcome. Taking into account the delays in European and Russian industrial activities and deliveries of the sc

Posted by Universe Today

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