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October 18, 2017 5:27 PM Aerospace Firms to Put Inflatable Habitat in Orbit Around Moon

New ‘lunar depot’ could be in place by 2022. The two companies plan to send another of Bigelow's expandable modules, called the B330, into low lunar orbit by late 2022, aboard one of ULA's Vulcan rockets, according to the joint statement.Unlike BEAM, the newer B330 is a stand-alone station, though according to Bigelow Aerospace, it still has the modular 5

October 5, 2017 6:03 AM How long before Theresa May gets P45 for real?

The Prime Minister's quest for respect leads to standing ovations of sympathy - but will it end in a real P45? That none of the three mishaps to afflict the Prime Minister in Manchester were her fault - a coughing fit, slipping signage, accepting a P45 from a comedian - means that for now no MP will make the mistake of being seen to take advantage 2

September 24, 2017 10:50 AM NASA's Juno Spacecraft Swooped Over Jupiter To Snap Swirling Gas Clouds & It's Spectacular!

On its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured swirling clouds over Jupiter and it's breathtaking! The four-photo series released by NASA shows a head-on look at the planet and its stormy south pole. This series of enhanced-colour images shows Jupiter up close and personal, reports NASA. The Juno spacecraft was launched 8

September 3, 2017 1:44 AM Soyuz MS-04 descent module lands in Kazakhstan

The spacecraft carries Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer KOROLEV /Moscow Region/, September 3. /TASS/. The descent module of Russia’s Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft with three people on board landed in Kazakhstan early on Sunday, the Russian Mission Control center said. The three international crew members 13

August 30, 2017 11:38 PM For Cassini spacecraft, the end is near

It will become part of Saturn, the planet it studied for over a decade. LOS ANGELES — After 13 years of observing Saturn, its rings and its myriad moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is less than three weeks away from a fiery, brutal end. Early in the morning on Sept. 15 the aging spacecraft will hurl itself into Saturn’s atmosphere at speeds of more than 75,000 mph. It’s a deliberate 13 1

July 10, 2017 9:18 PM NASA’s Juno spacecraft readies close flyby of Jupiter’s massive Great Red Spot maelstrom

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA/MIAMI – NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to give us our best look yet of Jupiter’s swirling Great Red Spot. The spacecraft flies directly above the monster storm Monday night, passing 5,600 miles (9,000 km) above the cloud tops. That’s close by space standards. Juno’s instruments will peer through the clouds and help scientists 10

July 2, 2017 11:19 AM NASA probe to pass over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot on July 10

NASA has said its Juno spacecraft will pass directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the gas giant's iconic, 16,000-km wide storm, on July 10. NASA has said its Juno spacecraft will pass directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the gas giant’s iconic, 16,000-km wide storm, on July 10. This will be humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the gigantic 30

June 30, 2017 8:34 AM Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan has revealed ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the Moon around 2030 in new proposals from the country's space agency. This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said it aims to send an astronaut beyond the International Space Station, an agency spokeswoman told AFP on Friday (June 30). The idea is to first 15

June 15, 2017 9:25 AM Man killed in wildfire caused by Russian spacecraft launch in Kazakhstan

ALMATY - One man has died from burns in a wildfire caused by a discarded part of the Russian booster rocket launched on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan's emergency situations committee said. Another man, who along with the dead man had been collecting the rocket debris on the steppe in central Kazakhstan, has been hospitalized after 3

May 29, 2017 1:52 PM Touching the sun: NASA to reveal plans for hellish mission (PHOTOS)

The US space agency is working on the Solar Probe Plus project, a daring plan to send a spacecraft towards the hellishly hot outer atmosphere of the life-giving star. The mission to fly a probe within 4 million miles of the sun’s surface was revealed last February. Since then, NASA has stayed tight-lipped about its attempt to uncover the mysteries of the sun’s 20