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Boeing completes tests of Starliner thrusters

WASHINGTON — Boeing has accomplished floor testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner business crew automobile, practically a 12 months after a setback in earlier testing of these thrusters. In an announcement, Boeing mentioned it accomplished hot-fire testing Could 23 of the spacecraft’s total propulsion system, together with varied …

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Space Science Groups at Odds with NASA’s “Ill-defined and Untested” Artemis Moon Plan

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/USGS   U.S. Vice-President Pence not too long ago introduced the Trump Administration’s aim of returning American astronauts to the lunar floor by 2024. That NASA plan is nicknamed “Artemis.” Final week the Administration delivered to Congress an modification to its initially proposed fiscal 12 months (FY) 2020 …

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Greek Space Agency Signs Space Cooperation MoU With Airbus

Greek Islands as photographed by Astronaut Tim Peake from the Worldwide House Station on 5 Might 2016. courtesy of ESA/NASA. Airbus and the Hellenic House Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) protecting future house cooperation. The MOU will concentrate on Earth statement, house exploration and future progress alternatives …

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Gas Insulation Could Be Protecting An Ocean Inside Pluto

Pure colour picture of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. Picture Credit score: NASA/Johns Hopkins College Utilized Physics Laboratory/Southwest Analysis Institute/Alex Parker Could 22, 2019 – A gassy insulating layer beneath the icy surfaces of distant celestial objects might imply there are extra oceans within the universe …

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Book Review: Apollo’s Legacy – Perspectives on the Moon Landings

  Apollo’s Legacy: Views on the Moon Landings by Roger Launius; Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C., 2019; hardcover: 264 pages, $27.95 Area historian Roger D. Launius has authored this distinctive and notable guide, one which recollects the triumph that was Apollo…but additionally Apollo’s much less optimistic elements. “Every chapter of the …

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NASA’s Juno Finds Changes In Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

This animation illustrates Jupiter’s magnetic discipline at a single second in time. The Nice Blue Spot, an-invisible-to-the-eye focus of magnetic discipline close to the equator, stands out as a very sturdy characteristic. The grey strains (referred to as discipline strains) present the sector’s path in area, and the deepness of …

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