Daily News update on – Science


July 18, 2021

NEWS

The Washington Post

Bezos’ launch would touch off a series of increasingly frequent human spaceflight missions on its New Shepard rocket that would fly space tourists on quick, suborbital jaunts through the atmosphere just past the edge of space.

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The Seattle Times

To achieve that far-reaching goal, he’s built at Blue Origin a company culture reflective of the Silicon Valley venture capital values that created Amazon and the other tech giants: an unshakable belief that technology linked with the capitalist profit motive will …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

(NASA) – NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch at 2:53 p.m. EDT Friday, July 30, the second uncrewed flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew …

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CNN

The astronauts are growing red and green chile peppers in space for what will be “one of the longest and most challenging plant experiments attempted aboard the orbital lab,” NASA said. Hatch chile pepper seeds arrived at the station in June aboard a SpaceX …

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EarthSky

The Juno spacecraft made its most recent flyby of the giant planet Jupiter on June 8, 2021. Shortly before its closest point to Jupiter – the 34th of the mission, or perijove 34 – Juno flew closer to Jupiter’s large moon Ganymede than any spacecraft has in more …

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CNET

A Perseid meteor crosses the sky in 2016. NASA/Bill Ingalls. One of the best celestial displays in the solar system has kicked into gear with the Perseid meteor shower. We can thank large comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle for the little pieces of space debris that hit …

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Digital Trends

The Veil Nebula and its delicate threads and filaments of ionized gas. This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope revisits the Veil Nebula, which was featured in a previous Hubble image release …

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The Bakersfield Californian

The evening sky in late July looking south-southeast with an inset looking at Venus and Mars through the end of the month. Courtesy of Nick Strobel.

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Lake County News

A speckle-skinned whale shark. Photo courtesy of NASA. While scientists at our partner institutions are directly focusing on shark conservation, NASA’s Earth-observing satellites collect key information about sharks’ habitat …

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SlashGear

NASA has announced that it will be holding a briefing on early science discoveries from the Perseverance Mars Rover next week. The virtual media briefing will take place at 1 PM EDT on Wednesday, July 21. At the briefing, NASA will discuss early science …

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