Daily News update on – Science


April 27, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

After six months in orbit, the four astronauts who make up the SpaceX Crew-1 mission are ready to head home. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, plus Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi …

Facebook Twitter

Spaceflight Now

SpaceX aims to resume launching satellites for its Starlink internet network with the liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday night at Cape Canaveral, and company founder Elon Musk says SpaceX will use the sizeable backlog of Starlink missions to keep pushing …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

On Crew-1, Glover became the 15th Black astronaut in space and the first Black astronaut to stay for an extended period on the ISS, where he is expected to spend nearly six months in orbit as part of Expedition 64.

Facebook Twitter

Spaceflight Now

High winds predicted off the coast of Florida this week will keep SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft and its four-person crew in orbit until Saturday, three days after the mission’s previously scheduled return to Earth from the International Space Station.

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

He is also one of only three people to have flown into space on three different spacecraft: NASA’s space shuttle, Soyuz and Crew Dragon. He is the first non-American astronaut to do so.

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

The 78-year-old Nelson — who made space issues a cornerstone issue in his decades representing Florida in the House and Senate — said NASA is still technically committed to a 2024 deadline for landing people on the moon under the Artemis program, …

Facebook Twitter

Orlando Sentinel

Weber and her colleagues are the latest custodians of the Beal seed viability experiment: a multicentury attempt to figure out how long seeds can lie dormant in the soil without losing their ability to germinate. Every 20 years …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

The opportunity allows for new and existing launch providers to introduce new rockets that aren’t currently part of the NASA Launch Services-2 contract. In order to qualify, potential contractors must be able to successfully …

Facebook Twitter

Phys.Org

Nuclear physicists have made a new, highly accurate measurement of the thickness of the neutron “skin” that encompasses the lead nucleus in experiments conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and just …

Facebook Twitter

Space.com

SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype has roared to life. The company performed the first “static fire” test on Starship SN15 Monday (April 26) at 5:57 p.m. EDT (2157 GMT) …

Facebook Twitter