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NASA’s ‘historic’ spacewalk no longer all-female due to spacesuit availability: officials – Fox News

Mar 25, 2019

Plans for NASA’s upcoming spacewalk have been altered. The March 29 assignment was supposed to be the first all-female spacewalk, but there won’t be enough of the correctly-sized spacesuits ready in time for Friday, so it will be performed by a man and a woman instead, a NASA press release said Monday. Anne McClain and Christina Koch, […]

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Cold Water Currently Slowing Fastest Greenland Glacier – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mar 25, 2019

NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland’s fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years, has made an unexpected about-face. Jakobshavn is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean instead of retreating farther inland. The glacier is still adding to global sea level rise – it continues to […]

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University of Alberta discovers world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex – rdnewsnow.com

Mar 25, 2019

EDMONTON- Paleontologists at the University of Alberta say they have discovered the world’s biggest and oldest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Named for a bottle of scotch that was shared the night it was discovered, “Scotty” is also the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The meat-eater, which has a skeleton that is 13 meters long, weighed […]

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Could Orion Ride Falcon Heavy to the Moon? – Hackaday

Mar 25, 2019

Things aren’t looking good for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). Occasionally referred to as the “Senate Launch System”, or even less graciously, the “Rocket to Nowhere”, the super heavy-lift booster has long been a bone of contention for those in the industry. Designed as an evolution of core Space Shuttle technology, the SLS promised to […]

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NASA considers sidelining its Boeing-built rocket for an upcoming Moon mission – CNN

Mar 25, 2019

NASA is expected to announce this week whether it will sideline its long-overdue rocket, Space Launch System, and instead use commercial launch vehicles. The space agency contracted Boeing in 2012 to build SLS’s core components. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine made a stunning announcement during a Senate hearing on March 13 that the space agency would […]

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon could launch astronauts in late July, says Russian source – Teslarati

Mar 25, 2019

By Eric Ralph Posted on March 25, 2019 A source familiar with Russia’s aerospace industry recently informed state newspaper RIA Novosti that NASA has provided Russian space agency Roscosmos with an updated planning schedule for International Space Station (ISS) operations, including a preliminary target for SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon launch with astronauts aboard. According to […]

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Rocket Lab launch with DARPA's R3D2 satellite rescheduled for Tuesday – Spaceflight Now

Mar 25, 2019

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket during a countdown Sunday (U.S. time). Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab’s launch team canceled a launch attempt Sunday in New Zealand after discovering a misbehaving video transmitter on the Electron booster set to loft a small U.S. military satellite into orbit to test an innovative antenna design. Engineers rescheduled the mission […]

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