10 exhilarating spaceflight missions to watch in 2024
From long-awaited rocket launches and lunar landers to crewed flights around the moon, here are a few exciting spaceflight missions to look forward to in 2024. Comments (0). in the dark of night, a rocket blasts fire from its engines, sending plumes.
Explosions and exploration: Why 2023 was an exciting year in space
“Failure is not an option” was once the most famous phrase uttered in any of the world’s mission control rooms. In 2023, it was “rapid unscheduled disassembly” – after Elon Musk’s new Starship spacecraft exploded. Twice, as it turned out.
10 dramatic discoveries about Earth from 2023
1. Hottest summer on record · 2. Devastating Maui wildfire · 3. Return of El Niño · 4. Possible shutdown of key ocean current system · 5. Record-low sea ice extent in Antarctica · 6. Smoke from Canadian wildfires · 7. Changes to the tilt of Earth’s axis · 8. A …
SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket to launch secretive military space plane
SpaceX’s hulking Falcon Heavy rocket will return to the skies Thursday evening, and this time it’s launching a mysterious spacecraft for the US military that will carry out cutting-edge research. The rocket is scheduled to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy …
NASA astronauts test SpaceX Starship elevator for future moon landings
The company’s Starship human landing system (HLS) will carry two astronauts from the Orion spacecraft in lunar orbit to the moon’s surface, serve as the crew’s habitat for the duration of their one-week stay on the moon and then launch them back to Orion.
SpaceX is launching Starlink satellites today and you can watch live for free
SpaceX is launching its latest batch of satellites today (Dec. 28) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and you can watch it live for free. The 23 Starlink broadband proving spacecraft will be carried to low Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket with …
2023’s Mind-Bending Revelations in the Brain Sciences
This year the explosion of interest in AI had a profound impact on how experts in the fields of neuroscience and psychology think about biological intelligence and learning. By Gary Stix. This video is a stylized depiction of the language decoding …
Why ‘resurrection biology’ is gaining traction around the world
The work is a far cry from the genetically engineered dinosaurs that escape in the blockbuster movie “Jurassic Park,” although for some scientists the ultimate goal is de-extinction and resurrecting animals and plants that have been lost.
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Celestial News: Look out for the top 10 celestial events in 2024
A chance for the aurora borealis in Colorado all year long · The crescent moon meets Pleiades on March 14 · A total eclipse of the sun across the USA on April 8 · Comet Pons-Brooks and Planet Uranus appear close to Jupiter on April 13.
Two SpaceX launches tonight: What to know about the Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9 launches
The Falcon Heavy’s twin side boosters will generate sonic booms by targeting landings at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Less than three hours later, at 11:01 p.m., …