Here are 10 alternative ideas for what NASA could do with its Moon budget

Since then, of course, the world has turned upside down. In the weeks after NASA released this cost estimate, the threat posed by COVID-19 has swamped space budget debates or policy concerns. Moreover, most of the space agency’s major hardware development programs for the Moon landing are temporarily shuttered. And truth be told, no one knows what […]

Fly by Night! BepiColombo Space Mission Takes Final View of Earth Before 8.5bn km Trip to Mercury

The satellite is expected to arrive around 5 December 2025 after one flyby past Earth, two with Venus and six at its final destination, Mercury, where it will record data for a year with a possible mission extension, totalling 9 flybys and 18 orbits around the Sun, it was revealed.

Rocket Report: New Shepard push angers workers, Falcon 9 gets wormed

First crack at big money … This is a big deal for SpaceX in that it provides yet another customer for the Falcon Heavy and showcases the booster as a viable vehicle for delivering cargo (and yes, maybe even crew inside a modified Crew Dragon) to the vicinity of the Moon. NASA is expected to […]

In-depth study: Commercial cargo program a bargain for NASA

“it is arguable that the US Treasury has already made that initial investment back and then some merely from the taxation of jobs at SpaceX and its suppliers only from non-government economic activity,” the study finds. “The over $1 billion (net difference) is US economic activity that would have otherwise mostly gone abroad. This is very […]

Encounters with Jupiter send asteroid on a bizarre backward spin

What’s less clear is how any body could have ended up falling into this sort of arrangement in the first place. The authors suspect an interaction with both Jupiter and Saturn could have pushed a body into the right location for Jupiter to take over. And, based on that location, it would probably be a […]

3-decade-old ‘Ramayan’ a hit, garners 170 mn viewers in 4 shows

Vision: Electric submarinesJules Verne is considered one of the most forward thinking authors of the 19th century and has predicted numerous things in his most famous book, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, which was published in 1870. Verne not only predicted electric submarines 90 years before they were invented, he also imagined them just […]

What’s New On Netflix: April 2020

The more we practice social distancing and sheltering in place, the more we rely on streaming entertainment to make the most of our days and nights. And luckily, Netflix has a new slate of movies, TV series, specials and documentaries, all set to be released throughout April.

Astronaut Scott Kelly on surviving isolation: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for April 3

You know, when you look at this Earth from space, it doesn’t look all that big. You don’t see political borders. It makes you think we are all part of the same team. And now, you know, with this pandemic, you realize, you know, we are all interconnected for better or for worse in this […]

New To Netflix In April 2020: New Movies, Anime, TV Shows, And More

Top New Video Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Month — April 2020Let’s Play Resident Evil 3 RemakeThe Biggest New Changes In Persona 5 Royal7 Big Ways NPCs Make Fallout 76 Feel More AliveApex Legends – “The Old Ways” Bloodhound Cinematic TrailerHow Persona 5 Royal’s New Character Was Made | Audio […]

1,400-year-old mystery of strange ‘red sign’ in Japan’s sky solved

They began by comparing the historical description with a modern understanding of auroras. Although these celestial dances are often green, they can appear in other colors, including red, depending on which elements in Earth’s atmosphere are being activated by charged particles spit out by the sun.