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  • 40-year mystery about rising temps on moon solved — and it was probably the Apollo astronauts' fault

    11/25/2018 10:55:45 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 12, 2018 | Hilary Brueck
    An explorer's adage says to "take only photos, leave only footprints." But it seems the footprints of NASA's Apollo astronauts had unintended consequences for the surface of the moon after they landed there nearly 50 years ago. Newly discovered temperature data from the 1970s moon landings, released in the Journal of Geophysical Research in April, reveals that NASA astronauts probably warmed up the moon's surface temperature by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit by walking around and poking into the lunar surface. The data comes from so-called heat-flow experiments that were installed on the moon in 1971 and 1972 during...
  • Mack to debate Nelson, says he's no astronaut

    07/11/2012 6:44:49 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 10 replies
    Bizpacreview.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Congressman Connie Mack, R-Fla., was the center of attention Sunday night at a town hall meeting sponsored by the 1830 Project Inc., a nonprofit focused on engaging 18- to 30-year-olds in the political process. The event, held in downtown Orlando, was attended by local tea party members and featured a question-and-answer session with Mack. The following are highlights from the hour-long session, where Mack, who is running for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, discussed his penny plan, voting record and his friendship with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. He also asserted that his Democratic opponent Bill Nelson is "not really an...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes after quoting, praising Winston Churchill

    10/07/2018 7:00:17 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics," Kelly wrote on Twitter in the evening.
  • Corn maze honoring former astronaut (Thomas P. Stafford) is visible from space

    09/24/2018 5:17:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/24/18
    HYDRO, Okla. — It’s apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth. The image of Oklahoma-born Thomas P. Stafford is cut into a 10-acre field at P Bar Farms in Hydro, about 60 miles west of Oklahoma City. The maze was created in partnership with the Stafford Air and Space Museum, named for the astronaut, in nearby Weatherford. A satellite photographed the tribute from its orbit 400 miles away.
  • India Unveils Its Own Spacesuit Design for 2022 Astronaut Flights

    09/11/2018 2:40:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 10, 2018 02:57pm ET | Meghan Bartels,
    The display comes weeks after the country announced an ambitious timeline to launch its first crewed mission by 2022 in time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the country's independence. The human-spaceflight program is called Gaganyaan and will build on the legacy of India's first astronaut, Rakesh Sharma, who flew in 1984. But this time, India is developing every aspect of the program, which means tackling problems like spacesuit design. The spacesuits, which have been in the works for two years, are each equipped with an oxygen cylinder that can support an astronaut for an hour, local reports added. The...
  • Hey Martha, Get a Republican Astronaut Next Time!

    08/09/2018 4:30:47 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 23 replies
    Vanity | 8/9/18 | Originalbuckeye
    Next time you want an astronaut to comment on the new Space Force, why don't you try a Republican, Martha McCallum? Do you expect Gabbi Giffords’ brother-in-law to be supportive of anything Trump??
  • Soyuz MS-07 returns station crew to Earth after 168 days in space

    06/03/2018 12:56:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    June 3, 2018 — A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew members home from a five month stay on the International Space Station returned to Earth on Sunday (June 3). Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige "Neemo" Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and astronaut Scott "Maker" Tingle of NASA touched down aboard Russia's Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Descending under a parachute, the gumdrop-shape capsule was further slowed by braking thrusters and landed southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 8:39 a.m. EDT (1239 GMT or 6:39 p.m. local Kazakh time). "That was a good ride!"...
  • Nation [India] Pays Tributes To Kalpana Chawla On Her 56th Birth Anniversary

    03/17/2018 7:53:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    NEWS WORLD INDIA ^ | | March 17 , 2018 , 19:23 IST
    An inspiration and idol to countless girls, Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian woman to fly in space. Born on 17 March 1962, in Karnal, Haryana. She acquired her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh in 1982. After completing her graduation in Engineering, she moved from India to the US in 1982 and made her first space trip aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997. During her first space mission, she also spoke to the then Prime Minister of India Inderjit K Gujral from the orbit. Chawla's second space trip in 2003 ended...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly Now Has Different DNA Than His Identical Twin Brother After One Year In Space

    03/14/2018 5:10:38 PM PDT · by goldendelicious · 75 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 3-14-2018 | CBS Staff
    “Scott’s telomeres (endcaps of chromosomes that shorten as one ages) actually became significantly longer in space,” NASA researchers wrote in a statement. The space agency added that Kelly had hundreds of “space genes” activated by the year-long flight which reportedly altered the astronaut’s “immune system, DNA repair, bone formation networks, hypoxia, and hypercapnia.” While Scott Kelly’s height and 93 percent of his DNA returned to normal after returning to Earth, NASA confirmed that seven percent of his genes have remained changed and may stay that way. “This is thought to be from the stresses of space travel, which can cause...
  • U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

    01/06/2018 10:51:31 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 6, 2018 | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.
  • Astronaut Peggy Whitson Ends Record-Breaking Space Mission with Smooth Landing

    09/03/2017 10:09:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 2, 2017 10:10pm | Hanneke Weitering,
    NASA's record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson returned home on the Soyuz from an extended 288-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). During her stay, she set a new record for the most cumulative time in space by an American with 665 days accrued. Her crewmates, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin both spent 136 days aboard the orbiting laboratory. Landing occuured at 9:21 p.m. EDT (0121 Sept. 3 GMT), though it was Sunday morning local time at the touchdown site. ... They successfully touched down on target in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan....
  • NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets US Space Endurance Record, Speaks to President Trump

    04/25/2017 7:25:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 04/25/2017 | Ken Kremer
    NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson set the endurance record for time in space by a U.S, astronaut today, Monday, April 24, during her current stint of living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS) along with her multinational crew of five astronauts and cosmonauts. Furthermore Whitson received a long distance phone call of exuberant congratulations from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins direct from the Oval Office in the White House to celebrate the momentous occasion. “This is a very special day in the glorious history of American spaceflight!” said President Trump during the...
  • California Woman Who Tried to Sell a Moon Rock Wins Round Against NASA

    04/14/2017 9:25:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Liam Truchard
    Joann Davis had a moon rock. Yes, it was real. A gift, she said, from Neil Armstrong to her late husband. She also had an ill son and the Lake Elsinore resident wanted to help with his medical care. So she contacted NASA about her intention to sell it. That led to a nightmare situation on May 19, 2011, when Davis stood in the parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant in pants soaked in urine, answering questions from a federal agent about a rice-sized piece of moon. “He kept saying, ‘You will be going to federal court, you will be...
  • Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

    01/16/2017 1:10:10 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2017 | Fox News
    "...America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow," Cernan said. "And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus- Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."
  • Farewell to a hero: Former astronaut John Glenn - the first American man to orbit the earth....

    12/08/2016 3:41:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 08, 2016 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Farewell to a hero: Former astronaut John Glenn - the first American man to orbit the earth - dies aged 95 Former senator John Glenn, a war hero who went on to become the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, has passed away at the age of 95. Glenn passed away on Thursday afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, over a week after he was first hospitalized for an unknown illness. Glenn is survived by his wife of 73 years, Annie; his son John Glenn Jr.; his daughter Carolyn;...
  • John Glenn has died

    12/08/2016 12:26:19 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 262 replies
    Fox News | 12/8/2016 | self
    Fox News just announcing.
  • Chinese astronaut puzzled by 'knocking sound' in space

    11/30/2016 6:48:04 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 85 replies
    http://www.bbc.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | unk
  • Astronaut Peggy Whitson...reaches International Space Station, to celebrate 57th birthday

    11/21/2016 10:11:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    hngn.com ^ | 11/21/2016
    Whitson will be celebrating her 57th birthday aboard the ISS in February 2017. On completion of her 179-day stint aboard the ISS, she will rewrite several space record books. She is already the oldest woman to orbit the earth. She will hold the record as the woman with the most time in space. She will also become the American astronaut with the most time in space, 556 days, beating the existing record, 534 days, of astronaut Jeff Williams. Among the other crew members, the 45-year-old Novitskiy is on his second flight into space, having already spent 144 days on an...
  • Agency Directed by Obama to Perform Muslim Outreach Commissions Jobs Propaganda Posters for Mars

    06/19/2016 4:05:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Mars.NASA.gov ^ | Mars.NASA.gov
    BE A MARTIAN! Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day.
  • Former NASA astronaut (Jim Halsell) charged (murder) in double-fatal crash

    06/07/2016 11:16:11 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Stephanie Taylor
    A former NASA astronaut suspected of drunken driving was charged with the murders of two young girls killed in a crash early Monday. Enlarge James Halsell Jr., 59, of Huntsville was charged with the murders of two young girls killed in a crash early Monday. Alabama State Troopers arrested James Halsell Jr., 59, after a preliminary investigation of the two-vehicle crash. Naomi Deona James, 13, and Jayla Latrice Parler, 11, were killed, said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Senior Trooper Reginal King. Brent Mayor Dennis Stripling said that the girls live in Texas. He had picked them up and was...