Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts

WASHINGTON — The two companies NASA selected earlier this month to develop spacesuits for the International Space Station and Artemis lunar missions were the only companies to bid on the project, according to agency procurement documents. NASA announced June 1 it awarded contracts to teams led by Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to develop new… Continue reading Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts

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NASA Johnson Space Center SpaceCast Weekly – 24 June 2022

SpaceCast Weekly is a NASA Television broadcast from the Johnson Space Center in Houston featuring stories about NASA’s work in human spaceflight. This includes the International Space Station and its crews and scientific research activities, and the development of Orion and the Space Launch System, the next generation American spacecraft being built to take humans… Continue reading NASA Johnson Space Center SpaceCast Weekly – 24 June 2022

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This Week at NASA – Power for Exploration Missions on the Moon and More

Looking to power surface exploration on the Moon, new imagery from the surface of Mars, and our newest flight directors … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA. Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. Continue Reading News Source: http://spaceref.com/missions-and-programs/nasa/this-week-at-nasa—power-for-exploration-missions-on-the-moon-and-more.html spaceref.com

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Major Upgrade for 19-Year-Old Martian Water-Spotter

Artist’s impression of Mars Express. The background is based on an actual image of Mars taken by the spacecraft’s high resolution stereo camera. Credit: Spacecraft image: ESA/ATG medialab; Mars: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO The MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft, famous for its role in the discovery of signs… Continue reading Major Upgrade for 19-Year-Old Martian Water-Spotter

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Mysterious Star Survives a Thermonuclear Supernova Explosion

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this dramatic spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309. Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA) and A. Riess (STScI) A Tenacious Star Validates a Revised Model of Supernovae A supernova is the cataclysmic explosion of a star. Thermonuclear supernovae, in particular, signal the complete destruction of a white dwarf… Continue reading Mysterious Star Survives a Thermonuclear Supernova Explosion

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Signs in Martian Soil Point to Habitable Conditions For Life Over a Long Period

Is there life on Mars? Has there ever been? It’s one of the biggest questions we have about our planetary neighbor; now, research points to one particular part of the red planet that could have been able to harbor life several times across billions of years.   Through a thorough study of images captured by… Continue reading Signs in Martian Soil Point to Habitable Conditions For Life Over a Long Period

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U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures

WASHINGTON — The British government announced a series of measures June 23, from regulations to funding active debris removal projects, intended to make the country a leader in space sustainability. George Freeman, minister for science, research and innovation, announced a package called the Plan for Space Sustainability intended to create a standard that will encourage… Continue reading U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures

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Astronomers Have Identified The Most Powerful Pulsar Yet in a Distant Galaxy

Neutron stars are dense remnants of large stars. They are the collapsed cores of stars formed during a supernova explosion. While we know generally how they form, we are still learning how they evolve, particularly when they are young.   But that’s starting to change thanks to large sky surveys, which have allowed astronomers to… Continue reading Astronomers Have Identified The Most Powerful Pulsar Yet in a Distant Galaxy

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Astronomers Combine the Power of 64 Telescopes To Observe the Structure of the Universe

South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope. Credit: South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) An international team of astronomers has combined the power of 64 radio telescope dishes for the first time to detect the faint signatures of neutral hydrogen gas across cosmological scales. The feat was achieved using the South African-based MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the… Continue reading Astronomers Combine the Power of 64 Telescopes To Observe the Structure of the Universe

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NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 24 June, 2022

Status Report – Source: NASA Posted June 25, 2022 10:34 AM View Comments ©NASA The Kibo laboratory module’s Logistics module. (June 15, 2022) NASA’s Space to Ground is your weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station. … Continue Reading News Source: http://spaceref.com/international-space-station/nasa-weekly-iss-space-to-ground-report-for-24-june-2022.html spaceref.com

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