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futureNASA Reveals a Moon Plan That Relies on the Terrible SLS Rocket

NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts — the first woman and next man — on the Moon’s south pole …

nasaNASA Says SpaceX and Boeing Crew Capsules Have Parachute Problems

On Wednesday, William Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said of SpaceX's Crew Drago. during a House subcommittee hearing. The parachutes did not work as designed. Boeing Starliner parachute drop tests have had similar to the one …

businessAluminum Parts Fraud Caused $700 Million Losses to NASA in 2009 and 2011

The cause for the Taurus XL launch failures of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) and Glory missions in 2009 and 2011 were bad materials and parts provided by aluminum manufacturer, Sapa Profiles, Inc. he Taurus XLs that failed for the …

astronomyCarnival of Space 609

The Carnival of Space 609 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Methane-Filled Lakes on Titan are “Surprisingly Deep”. During Cassini’s final flyby of Titan, it aimed its radar at some of the moon’s liquid lakes. The data shows …

nasaSpaceX Crew Dragon Had a Problem

SpaceX Crew Dragon Had a Problem

astronomyNASA TESS Discovers Earth Sized Exoplanet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size exoplanet. The exoplanet, HD 21749c, is about 89% Earth’s diameter.