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Historic NASA/SpaceX Mission Could Pave the Way for Space Tourism by 2021

Historic NASA/SpaceX Mission Could Pave the Way for Space Tourism by 2021

After a minor setback, a new era in space travel and tourism is set to launch this weekend. On Wednesday, a SpaceX rocket launch carrying NASA astronauts was postponed 16 minutes before liftoff due to weather concerns. “We had simply too much electricity,” said Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, to BBC. “There was a concern that […]

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    NASA Plans Drone Mission to Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon

    NASA Plans Drone Mission to Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon

    U.S. space agency NASA said Thursday its new mission would explore Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, using a drone lander called Dragonfly. The crewless craft with four propellers is slated to launch in 2026 and reach its destination in 2034. “What really excites me about this mission is that Titan has all the ingredients needed for […]

    NASA Flew Over Not One But Two Rectangular Icebergs

    NASA Flew Over Not One But Two Rectangular Icebergs

    Last week, NASA tweeted a photo of a perfectly natural and rectangular iceberg spotted during a flyover of the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The unusual image blew up online and now NASA is back with more photos of weirdly angular icebergs from the same Operation IceBridge trip. From yesterday's #IceBridge flight: A tabular iceberg can be […]

    2018 Likely to Rank as Fourth-Hottest Year on Record

    2018 Likely to Rank as Fourth-Hottest Year on Record

    After a summer of record-breaking heatwaves and devastating wildfires, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the planet’s hottest years in recorded history. From January through September, the average global temperature was 1.39°F above the 20th century average of 57.5°F, making it the fourth warmest year-to-date on record, and only 0.43°F lower than the […]

    NASA’s New Space Laser to Measure Earth’s Changing Ice

    NASA’s New Space Laser to Measure Earth’s Changing Ice

    NASA will soon activate the “most advanced laser instrument of its kind” to study Earth’s changing polar ice. The incredibly precise Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) is the main feature of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) that successfully launched into space from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sept. […]

    NASA Climate Scientist Warned Us About Warming 30 Years Ago

    NASA Climate Scientist Warned Us About Warming 30 Years Ago

    Climate science marks a troubling anniversary this week: in June of 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen told Congress that global warming had already begun to affect the world and would only get worse. A sweeping AP analysis finds that in the decades since Hansen’s testimony, global temperatures have risen nearly 1 degree F, while the […]

    Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past ‘Troubling’ 410 ppm Threshold

    Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past ‘Troubling’ 410 ppm Threshold

    By Jessica Corbett As the Trump administration charges forward with its war on science by canceling a “crucial” carbon monitoring system at NASA, scientists and climate experts are sounding alarms over atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) that just surpassed a “troubling” threshold for the first time in human history. “The reading from the Mauna […]