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NASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment

A NASA executive tasked with leading the strategy to return U.S. astronauts to the moon have stepped down just six weeks after his appointment. Mark Sirangelo was tapped in April as special assistant to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine James (Jim) Frederick BridenstineNASA chief: Budget boost good first step for return to moon This is not the time to abandon NASA's …

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SpaceX launches 60 Starlink internet satellites from Cape …

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After wind and a software update caused by two scrub launching attempts last week, SpaceX launched 60 satellite internet on low Earth orbit Thursday night. The 60 Starlink satellites are packed inside the nose cone of Falcon 9 rocket, or fairings, which make up the largest space rocket for SpaceX, weighing about 19 tonnes, according to …

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Stronger than aluminum, a heavily altered wood cools passively

Enlarge / A look at the lignin-free compressed wood. University of Maryland Most of our building practices are not particularly sustainable. Concrete production is a major source of carbon emissions, and steel production is very resource intensive. Once completed, heating and cooling buildings becomes a major energy sink. There are various ideas on how to handle each of these issues, …

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NASA executives stop weeks after an appointment to lead the 2024 month landing plan

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A leading NASA executive who was accepted in April to guide the strategy for returning astronauts in the month of 2024 resigned, space agency said Thursday, ending internal conflicts and suspense support in congress for the lunar initiative. Mark Sirangelo, named six weeks ago as special assistant to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left the agency …

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The man who made famous Einstein in the world

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image Caption Einstein (left) and Eddington (right) meet only in the early years after the end of Word War One It's hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein's name was not recognized around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, he was almost unknown outside Germany – until …

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Aftershocks of 1959 earthquake rocked Yellowstone in 2017-18

Map of Maple Creek Horde, made with data from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. Credit: USGS On August 17, 1959, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the U.S. has not yet sent someone in space and the country's flag has 49 stars, the Yellowstone National Park has been raging violently for about 30 seconds. The shock is strong enough …

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NASA officially orders the first segment of a lunar space station

Maxar chose to build and fly to NASA's first lunar Gateway element. NASA has chosen its first commercial partner for a proposed station space, known as the Lunar Gateway, being built near the Moon. On Thursday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Maxar Technologies will build the first part of the Gateway-the power and function element. As the name suggests, it …

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Major Martian ice discovery thrills scientists

Scientists have discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole that could help unlock the Red Planet's history. Experts from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona harnessed the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to make the discovery. The ice, they say, could be the remains of ancient polar …

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A Magnificent Water Value Discovered Under the Martian North Pole

The Martian north polar cap. Photo: SA / DLR / FU Berlin; NASA MGS MOLA Science Team Using radar hidden in the ground, scientists see a massive reservoir of frozen water sandwiched through sand layers under the northern polar ice cap on Mars. This reservoir contains so much ice that, when melted and brought to the surface, it sinks across …

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