Japanese Startup to Launch Public Space-Viewing Balloon Flights to Rival SpaceX
A Japanese aerospace startup is hoping to make space tourism even more accessible with a balloon capsule that hovers up 14 miles above the Earth. With an unobstructed view of space above, and the curvature of the Earth clearly visible below, the capsule is designed to rival existing space tourism flights that cost millions per […]
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Stranded ISS crew to get a new spacecraft
Russia said this week it will launch a Soyuz on Friday, February 24, 2023, to bring home the 3 stranded ISS crew members whose craft sprung a leak in December.
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Pacific winter snowstorm coming â¦ again
A Pacific winter storm has the US West Coast in its sights. Flooding rainfall, wind, and snow measured in feet are in store over the weekend.
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Nord Stream spill is biggest methane leak ever, but minuscule compared to global release of the greenhouse gas: UNEP
Arresting methane release is crucial in combating climate change
Crew-6 to launch to ISS Monday
Crew-6 will launch to the International Space Station on February 27, 2023. The four crew members arrived at Kennedy Space Center on February 21.
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Sundog obliterated by a rocket 13 years ago
On February 11, 2010, a solar observatory that launched into space ripped apart a sundog and created a new ice halo that amazed scientists.
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Could space dust help protect the Earth from climate change? – Harvard Gazette
Casting a shadow According to the team, a sunshield’s overall effectiveness would depend on its ability to sustain an orbit that casts a shadow on Earth. Sameer Khan, Utah undergraduate student and study co-author, led the initial exploration into which…
Starship fires (almost) all her engines
SpaceX performed a successful full-duration static test fire of the Starship Heavy Booster on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
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A new space junk catalog for moon missions
With more moon missions in the works, scientists are creating a space junk catalog to track debris between Earth and the moon.
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Researchers want to create a dust shield in space to fight climate change – The Washington Post
Imagine a world where global warming on Earth has meaningfully diminished. Fossil fuels are on the back burner. Affordable renewable energy sources run most of our activities. Oh, and there’s a cannon on the moon shooting lunar dust into space…