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nasaSpace Launch System Could Finally Stop

It could finally be the beginning of the end for the Space Launch System/Orion. The Office of Management and Budget March 11 propose to defer work on the Block 1B version of the SLS. Block 1B would increase the rocket’s …

astronomyWater Moving on the Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) measurements of the sparse layer of molecules temporarily stuck to the surface helped characterize lunar hydration changes over …

astronomyMilky Way Weighs 1.5 Trillion Suns and Most is Dark Matter

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite have more precisely weighed the Milky Way galaxy. Above – On the left is a Hubble Space Telescope image of a portion of the globular star cluster NGC 5466. …

nasaCarnival of Space 601

The Carnival of Spadce 601 is up at Universe Today. NASA is on track to launching the WFIRST space telescope around 2025. The telescope will be about the same size as the Hubble Telescope, but it will have a vastly …

nasaSpaceX Crew Dragon Has Successful Launch

Here is the planned schedule is for the SpaceX crew Dragon schedule. <del>The countdown should start in less than one hour.</del> There was a successful launch. It will take one day to rendezvous with the space station. There will be …

energyNASA Will Flight Test a Nuclear Rocket by 2024 and Other High Tech NASA Projects

A portion of NASA’s $21.5 billion 2019 budget is for developing advanced space power and propulsion technology. NASA will spend $176 to $217 million on maturing new technology. There are projects that NASA has already been working on and others …

nasa13 Hours From Scheduled SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

If all goes as scheduled the SpaceX Crew Dragon will make its first flight to the international space station. SpaceX and @NASA have completed thousands of hours of tests, analyses, and reviews in preparation for Crew Dragon’s first test flight …

futureNASA and SpaceX are on Track to Saturday Unmanned Crew Dragon Test Flight

SpaceX and Tesla are no track for a Saturday, March 2nd unmanned crewed dragon test flight. New Flight Planning Dates SpaceX Demo-1 (uncrewed): March 2, 2019 Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): NET April 2019 Boeing Pad Abort Test: NET May …

astronomyAfter NASA JPL Reset the Curiosity Rover is Working Normally

NASA’s Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars. The rover has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014 and recently reached a clay region that may offer new clues about the ancient Martian environment’s potential to support life. Curiosity …

energyIf We Master Building in Space Then the Solar System Will Be Wide Open

Marc G. Millis, Jeff Greason, Rhonda Stevenson of the Tau Zero Foundation provided a 69-page review to NASA of the Interstellar Flight Challenges and Prospects. A lot of the focus is on the massive speed, distance, and power challenges. We …