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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars

They have now been operating for 41 years making it NASA's longest-running mission. The unprecedented space achievement precedes the upcoming Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission scheduled for 2024. "Both spacecraft are very healthy, if you consider them senior citizens", said Suzanne Dodd, Director for the Interplanetary Network Directorate, as the science results were unveiled at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in the United States capital.

SpaceX's Falcon rocket ditches in water after sending cargo to ISS

The Falcon rocket used for Wednesday's launch was not used in any prior mission. "Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data". He wrote, "The engine stabilized the rocket spin on time, due to which the Falcon could safely land safely in the water".

NASA Announces New Moon Partnerships with U.S. Companies

Musk's brief hit of a joint offered to him by Joe Rogan in a video broadcast on YouTube on September 6 "was not appropriate", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters at a news briefing in Washington Thursday , according to a report in Fortune .

Astrobotic Selected by NASA to be a Lunar Delivery Provider

Instead of running a government-funded space program, like Apollo , the United States space agency will buy services, essentially becoming a customer to private businesses that build their own spacecraft. Remarks made on Thursday, Nov. 29 reinforced NASA's assertion it was returning to the Moon. In response, NASA submitted a plan to Congress: the National Space Exploration Campaign , which "calls for human and robotic exploration missions to expand the frontiers of human experience and ...

NASA scientists are freaking out over Mars rover landing

But then, the spacecraft's thrusters begin to fire, further slowing down the 800-pound (365 kilogram) spacecraft to a speed of just about 5 miles per hour (8 kph) when it reaches the surface. EST, when NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will be in position to relay data to Earth. Since 1964, the United States has now launched 23 robotic spacecraft to the red planet at a cost of more than $20 billion in an evolving campaign to map out the red planet's surface, determine the role of water in its ...

NASA announces Mars 2020 rover landing site

The $800 million USD InSight lander was launched earlier this year from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Launching a probe to Mars took place on 5 may, 2018 with the help of the rocket Atlas V. 30 seconds after deployment of the chute, the InSight lander will drop its heat shield and activate its radar. There are various factors that NASA needed to consider while choosing an arrival site.

Scientists say mystery space object could be alien spacecraft

Scientists first spotted 'Oumuamua, a Hawaiian word for scout or messenger, in 2017, when they detected it blazing through the solar system at 196,000 miles per hour, Reuters reported . Others have since suggested it was actually an asteroid. A handout image of an artist's impression released by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows Oumuamua - the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System - June 27, 2018.

Russian Federation blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

They warned that two other Soyuz rockets could be defective, and said additional checks have been introduced. Its next humans-onboard flight will take place on December 3rd, when Soyuz MS-11 will take three people to the International Space Station .

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico’s west

Models suggest, however that the storm has the potential to be formidable, as it will develop as the remnants of Category 5 Hurricane Willa, now in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Mexico's west coast, are drawn northeast into the Gulf of Mexico by the middle of the week.

NASA head: rocket mishap shows need for range of transport options

The Soyuz-FG rocket, with the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft atop, lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:40 p.m. local time (4:40 a.m. "We need more data". Veteran cosmonaut Krikalyov said that "in theory" the ISS could remain unmanned but added Russian Federation would do " everything possible not to let this happen".

Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida

As thousands of National Guard troops, law enforcement officers and medical teams spread out, the governor pleaded with people in the devastated areas to stay away because of hazards such as fallen trees and power lines. Laidlaw called the damage "catastrophic". Michael is now pushing maximums sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and is moving at a speed of 21 miles per hour.

Carolina coast battening down, boarding up as hurricane nears

At 2300 EDT (0300 GMT), the NHC said Florence had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km), and was slowly drifting westward over SC. The Florence is expected to approach both north and south coast of Carolina after hitting the Bermuda and Bahamas on Thursday.

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

And if you were wondering, "We'll do a bunch of test launches before having any people on board", Musk said. "I want to share this". He revealed he purchased all available seats for the BFR lunar mission and plans to invite six to eight artists from around the world to go with him.

Power outages near 800000 as Florence rocks the Carolina coast

A gust of 170kph was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago. A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and SC were told to evacuate ahead of Florence's arrival. Federal and local officials have warned for days for residents in the storm's path in the Carolinas to make preparations for the hurricane and heed evacuation orders.

Tropical storm Florence dumps metres of rain on Carolinas

Evacuation warnings were issued for 1.7 million people in the region. The storm traveled from east to west across the north of Luzon. Colleen Roberts, city public information officer for the area, told BBC World News more than 4,000 homes had been "destroyed or completely damaged" there, based on calls they had received for emergency services.

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

Florence peaked at a terrifying Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph (225 kph) over warm ocean water before making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles (kilometers) east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line.

Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

Others could only wait and hope someone would come for them. About 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians have been deployed, with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats. At the Wilmington airport, the wind was measured at 105 miles per hour - the highest since 1958, Cooper said. Airlines cancelled more than 2,100 flights through Sunday.

Tropical Storm Isaac nearing hurricane strength

The governor held a press conference Sunday afternoon alongside state emergency response officials to update the state on the potential impacts Hurricane Florence can have on SC. "We here in North Carolina are bracing for a hard hit", Cooper said Monday. Storm surge and hurricane watches may be issued Tuesday morning for portions of southeastern USA states, the NHC said.

Hurricane Florence Could Be East Coast's Strongest Storm In Decades

As data on the storm grows more and more ominous-it will likely be a Category 4 hurricane at least and at this point seems unlikely to blow out to sea-mandatory evacuation orders have already been issued, and Virginia, North Carolina, and SC have preemptively declared states of emergency , ahead of an anticipated landfall that won't occur until roughly Thursday night.

TROPICS: Helene, Florence to become hurricanes this weekend

However, the NHC says that swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and are beginning to reach portions of the U.S. East Coast. "There is an increasing risk of two life-threatening impacts from Florence: storm surge from the coast and freshwater flooding from a prolonged heavy rainfall inland".