June 15, 2021

The best 2016 supermoon photo we’ve seen yet took several years of waiting

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By Dave Mosher From Business Insider The largest moon of the year, called the supermoon, shined its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years early Monday morning. Supermoons happen when the moon’s wonky elliptical orbit lines up perfectly with the Earth and the sun. On November 14, this dance of orbital physics brought the moon […]

Why is NASA sending its astronauts to the bottom of the ocean?

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By Joseph Dussault, Christian Science Monitor From Business Insider On Thursday [21], NASA sent a team of astronauts and scientists more than 60 feet below sea level for a 16-day underwater expedition. NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 21, or NEEMO, is designed to simulate scenarios that may arise in future Mars missions. “Equipment can fail, communication […]

ISS installs networking tech that may soon connect the whole Solar System

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By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch When you really need to get a signal in from Pluto, a direct connection isn’t always possible. Oh sure, when it’s a big project like New Horizons, you can make sure the line is clear and someone’s listening — but for routine updates from a Neptune orbiter or power-starved comet […]

orbiting space laboratory

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Get inside the largest orbiting space laboratory in history By Dan Turkel From Business Insider Thanks to the efforts of European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, you can share the dizzying experience of floating through the International Space Station’s many modules. Watch NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman travel from one side of the ISS to the […]

2008 Was The Worst Year Of Elon Musk’s Life

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By Ajai Raj From Business Insider Between scoring a contract to shuttle astronauts to the ISS, unveiling the latest model of the groundbreaking Tesla, and making ownership of solar power systems more affordable than ever before, to say that Elon Musk is having a good year would be a serious understatement. But just 6 years […]

SpaceX capsule returns to Earth loaded with lab results

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From Discovery SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts hope could yield significant results. A boat was ferrying the spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where NASA said the haul of 1.5 […]