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World celebrates 50 years of Apollo 11 touchdown at Moon
- July 21, 2019

That's more than 8,000 times what then-NASA intern Gary George paid for them in a government surplus auction in 1976, the auction house said in a news release. Any way of going directly without landing on the moon? The three already living on the space station also were born long after the moon landings. "Frankly, I'm a little disappointed in the last 10 to 15 years", he told the president during an Oval Office press conference with Collins. (more...)
SpaceX's Starhopper Engulfed by Fireball During Test SpaceX's Starhopper Engulfed by Fireball During Test
- July 21, 2019

However, people viewing the test site on Wednesday reported that Starhopper still seems to be physically intact after the fire. SpaceX completed the first "hop" of the prototype in April , using one of its next-generation "Raptor" rocket engines. (more...)
Crowds flock to Apollo 11 anniversary events Crowds flock to Apollo 11 anniversary events
- July 21, 2019

US President Donald Trump met Friday with astronauts who were aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft, as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing. Through Artemis, the agency will establish a sustainable human presence at the Moon by 2028 to continue scientific research and discovery, demonstrate new technologies, and lay the foundation for future missions to Mars. (more...)
Hundreds celebrate 50th anniversary of moon landing at JFK Library Hundreds celebrate 50th anniversary of moon landing at JFK Library
- July 21, 2019

If you find yourself still thirsty for more Apollo 11 action after the weekend you'll be happy to hear that NASA has several more programs dedicated to the 50th anniversary ready to roll through the first half of next week. Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. In Houston, thousands of space enthusiasts descended upon the visitor area of the NASA Johnson Space Center, where military personnel put on a parachute display and held musical ... (more...)
Chinas space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth Chinas space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth
- July 20, 2019

With unfolded solar modules it has a span of over 18 meters. As with the Tiangong-1, the space lab will be nearly entirely incinerated by the friction of reentry, but some debris is expected to survive. The in-depth cooperation between Chinese and European scientists in the experiment is an important breakthrough, laying a solid foundation for more and deeper cooperation between the two sides in the future, said Sun Jianchao, a member of the team from the High Energy Physics Institute of CAS. (more...)
Record-Breaking Heat Wave Threatens Most of U.S. Record-Breaking Heat Wave Threatens Most of U.S.
- July 20, 2019

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on Thursday and the rain is expected to continue throughout the day. Limit activity, especially during peak heat from roughly 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Officials in the affected areas are warning people to stay cool and hydrated, and of course, not to leave children or animals in hot cars. (more...)
Celebrate the totally real moon landing with this fresh Google Doodle Celebrate the totally real moon landing with this fresh Google Doodle
- July 19, 2019

The Lunar Module Timeline Book, which was on board Apollo 11, has almost 150 notes handwritten by the astronauts - and possible traces of moondust. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) is preparing for the celebrations of its 50th anniversary of the historic touchdown of Apollo 11 Moon mission on Friday, July 19. (more...)
Excessive heat watch will be in effect Saturday Excessive heat watch will be in effect Saturday
- July 18, 2019

Temperatures will be in the mid-90s this weekend, however, the heat index will be as high as 105. "Over the last 30 years, on average, exposure to extreme heat was the top cause of weather-related deaths in the United States", the study states. (more...)
Partial Lunar Eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan, parts of World tonight Partial Lunar Eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan, parts of World tonight
- July 17, 2019

Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth crosses between the Sun and Moon - casting a shadow on the lunar surface. The next partial lunar eclipse will not be until November 2021. Of course, none of us will have the ultimate view from the lunar nearside, where you could see (with proper eye protection and a space suit) a partial or total solar eclipse . (more...)
Climate activists disrupt five British cities with 'summer uprising' Climate activists disrupt five British cities with 'summer uprising'
- July 17, 2019

Martine Dubuc of the Montreal police says the protesters were arrested at around 5 p.m. after they refused to disperse to allow traffic to pass. Environmental activists rallied in Britain en masse again Monday as part of their "summer uprising" to demand action to fight climate change. (more...)
Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary
- July 17, 2019

Tuesday's meeting kicked off a series of commemorative events across the US. Safire's lunar disaster plan- which the speechwriter sent to Nixon's chief of staff H.R. Aldrin also opened up about the mission at a 50th anniversary gala on Monday at the Ronald Reagan Library outside Los Angeles, according to Reuters . (more...)
Scientists propose to make Mars habitable with a layer of aerogel Scientists propose to make Mars habitable with a layer of aerogel
- July 17, 2019

The vehicle measured meanderer, which has voyage just about 13 miles on Mars in the course of the most recent seven years, is now cautiously crawling up the base of Mount Sharp , a 3.5-mile tall mountain sitting amidst the rambling Gale Crater . (more...)
Plan to make Mars habitable
- July 17, 2019

What if, instead of changing the whole planet, they took a more regional approach. Scientists in the new study are proposing that the material could be used to create a greenhouse and to protect a garden in Mars from harmful radiation while sufficient light could pass through for plants to grow. (more...)
Florida will experience 'life-threatening' heat by 2036, says study Florida will experience 'life-threatening' heat by 2036, says study
- July 17, 2019

Temperatures will flux a bit this week thanks to the post-tropical Barry and then a prominent heat ridge. Wednesday will be the most manageable day, with a heat index of "only" 94 degrees. Heat index comes into play because of the high humidity levels expected with the heat. At night, forecast data shows it may not ever feel like less than 85 degrees along the I-95 corridor. (more...)
Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later
- July 16, 2019

CDT to commemorate the time that the Apollo 11 mission took-off from Cape Canaveral, 50 years ago. Earlier in the day, the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore as he took the first steps on the moon was unveiled at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. (more...)