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NASA Removes Astronaut Who Would Have Been First African American ISS Crew Member From June Launch – Newsweek

January 19, 2018 6:58:00 am | 0 Comments

NASA announced on Thursday that it was shuffling astronaut assignments for launches taking place later this year. Jeanette Epps, who was scheduled to launch in June, was removed from the mission, replaced by Serena Auñón-Chancellor. If Epps had launched in June, she would have become the first African American space station crew member and the seventh…

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'Super Blue Blood Moon' Coming Wednesday, January 31 To Complete Lunar Trifecta – SpaceCoastDaily.com

January 19, 2018 6:37:01 am | 0 Comments

By NASA  //  January 19, 2018 eclipse begins at 5:51 AM ET [embedded content] ABOVE VIDEO: ScienceCasts: A Supermoon Trilogy. (NASA) – If you live in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands, you might set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a lunar trifecta: a pre-dawn…

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The Zuma failure has emboldened critics of SpaceX – Ars Technica

January 19, 2018 6:25:00 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge / The Zuma mission launched on January 7 from Florida. SpaceX reader comments 144 Share this story The space community has not learned much about the apparent loss of the Zuma payload launched by SpaceX on January 7, but the mystery has had one clear aftereffect: critics of SpaceX, including several far-right publications, have…

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Astronomers Find Mass Limit for Neutron Stars Before Collapsing Into Black Holes – Popular Mechanics

January 19, 2018 6:13:46 am | 0 Comments

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger The subtle difference between when a massive dying star compresses into a core and when it collapses entirely may have been found. In a study published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers at the Goethe University in Frankfurt say they’ve found the dividing line between compact objects called neutron stars…

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Buckingham Palace, the Empire State Building and the Pentagon Are All Full of Tiny Fossils From the Jurassic Period – Newsweek

January 19, 2018 6:12:00 am | 0 Comments

Buckingham Palace is made from stone containing microscopic ancient fossils from the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Along with a number of other historic London buildings, the palace is constructed from oolitic limestone, a material that contains microbes dating to the Jurassic period, around 200 million years ago, according to an Australian National University press…

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Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 4:11:12 am | 0 Comments

By Marcia Dunn | AP, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station. As NASA’s first designated teacher in space, McAuliffe was going…

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Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space – Miami Herald

January 19, 2018 4:05:42 am | 0 Comments

Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station. As NASA’s first designated teacher in space, McAuliffe was going to experiment with fluids and demonstrate Newton’s…

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Blue lunar eclipse supermoon deadlier than blood one – The Straits Times

January 19, 2018 3:59:20 am | 0 Comments

What’s blue, red and super in the sky? Nah, it’s not Superman.  It’s a supermoon which is also a blue moon experiencing a lunar eclipse.  The moon during a total lunar eclipse is known as a blood moon due to it likely turning red. It won’t actually turn azure. “Blue moon” is a term given…

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NASA removes astronaut Jeanette Epps, Syracuse high school grad, from flight crew – Syracuse.com

January 19, 2018 3:36:08 am | 0 Comments

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Astronaut Jeanette Epps, a Syracuse native, will no longer travel to space later this year, according to a news release from NASA. Epps, a Corcoran High School and Le Moyne College graduate, was set to become the first African American crew member on the International Space Station, according to sources. NASA announced Thursday…

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SpaceX and NASA Probed on Zuma Spy Satellite Failure That May Cost Taxpayers Billions – Newsweek

January 19, 2018 2:01:00 am | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, House lawmakers probed SpaceX and NASA on the possible loss of the Zuma secret spy satellite. The craft—whose value is estimated to be in the billions—may have to have failed to reach orbit. The potential failure of this mission raised questions in the House on the ability of SpaceX and other commercial providers to…

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