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SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design

SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design The name refers to the red and while colors of Indonesia's flag. Its primary objective is to launch a 5.8-ton satellite called Merah Putih meant to improve telecommunications in Indonesia, India, and much of Southeast Asia. The rocket's upgrades are aimed at shortening the turnaround time for recovery and reuse. Update 1:50 AM ET: Merah Putih is in position. Merah Putih will be located at 108 ... [Full Article...]

NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing launches from the US

NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing launches from the US Since NASA's space shuttle program was shut down in 2011, it has had to rely on Russian Federation to fly astronauts to the space station. In attendance for the announcement will be NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine , Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana. [Full Article...]

Giant Rogue Planet Wandering Outside Our Solar System Has Been Discovered

Giant Rogue Planet Wandering Outside Our Solar System Has Been Discovered According to the study, the huge planet possesses a powerful magnetic field over 200 times stronger than that of Jupiter and can generate dazzling auroras outshining Earth's polar lights. The telescope spotted five objects, which scientists believed were all brown dwarves. The team is particularly excited by the new research because it relies in part on radio observations of the object's auror... [Full Article...]

Toll from worst S.W. Florida red tide in decade grows

Toll from worst S.W. Florida red tide in decade grows It is believed a combination of coastal pollution and nutrient-laden water being flushed into the warm waters of the gulf from Lake Okeechobee have caused the particularly severe red tide. A wind shift is likely what caused the thousands of dead fish to wash ashore on normally pristine Sanibel Island this past weekend. The FWC reports that this recent bloom has been monitored since November. [Full Article...]

Commercial astronauts named | Tech

Commercial astronauts named | Tech Both vehicles were developed in cooperation with NASA to deliver crew members to and from the orbiting laboratory. Nine astronauts were named to ride the SpaceX Dragon and Boeing Starliner capsules - five on the first crew flights and four on the second round of missions to the International Space Station. [Full Article...]

Powerful Hurricane Hector continues moving toward Central Pacific

Powerful Hurricane Hector continues moving toward Central Pacific Hurricane Hector maintained strength as a powerful Category 3 storm in the Eastern Pacific overnight as it continued moving closer to the Central Pacific. The forecast track for Hurricane Hector. "This is a good time for everyone in the Hawaiian Islands to ensure they have their hurricane plan in place". [Full Article...]

Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch

He was selected by NASA in 2009, and spent 166 days aboard the International Space Station during a mission that launched on a Russian rocket in 2013. The delays could even result in a gap in US access to the space station, because NASA has contracted for seats on Soyuz only through November 2019, the report found. [Full Article...]

Liberals plan on softening carbon tax because of competitiveness

Liberals plan on softening carbon tax because of competitiveness Canada's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change updated its carbon tax policy framework this week and revealed that subsidy rates for industrial emitters were up across the board, but that cement, steel-making, lime and nitrogen fertiliser companies would be entitled to the highest subsidies. [Full Article...]

Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019

Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019 Both Boeing and SpaceX have issues to work out before they can complete their first crewed flights; the 2019 dates are targets and may be optimistic ones at that. The nine astronauts, most with previous experience in orbit, will ride the SpaceX Dragon and Boeing Starliner capsules to the International Space Station. [Full Article...]

Moe continues to oppose carbon tax despite feds relaxing regulations

Moe continues to oppose carbon tax despite feds relaxing regulations The government in Ontario has eliminated the province's cap-and-trade system and is joining Saskatchewan in challenging the federal government's jurisdiction to impose a carbon price on provinces. Premier Doug Ford has vowed to scrap Ontario's cap-and-trade system and has taken steps to end the program since taking office last month. A spokeswoman for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna confi... [Full Article...]

Man who TAUNTED Bison in Yellowstone National Park ARRESTED for 'harassing wildlife'

Man who TAUNTED Bison in Yellowstone National Park ARRESTED for 'harassing wildlife' Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk thanked the officials at Grand Teton and Glacier for assisting in the investigation and arrest. The bison confrontation was just one of a number of alleged incidents across National parks over the course of a week. [Full Article...]

Ottawa eases carbon tax load for big emitters

Premier Doug Ford has vowed to scrap Ontario's cap-and-trade system and has taken steps to end the program since taking office last month. Catherine McKenna sat down with Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips on July 18, the first time since the Progressive Conservatives won a majority government in the spring provincial election. [Full Article...]

Sanedi calls on industry to move back Earth Overshoot Day

Other ways to address the overshoot include reducing meat consumption, developing wildlife-friendly renewable energy sources and universal access to birth control and family planning, the Center for Biological Diversity said. If everyone cut their food waste in half, shifted to lower carbon diets and consumed world-average calories, overshoot day would be 38 days later. [Full Article...]

NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships

NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships NASA contracted both companies to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station following the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2011. Sometimes called the "Commercial Crew Cadre", those astronauts are seasoned veterans who've worked closely with Boeing and SpaceX on their new spacecraft and systems over the past three years. [Full Article...]

Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space

Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space No FRB has ever been detected below a frequency of 700 Mhz before. On July 25, CHIME recorded a weird signal codenamed FRB 180725A at 17:59:43 UTC emitted at 580 MHz - a lower frequency than most FRBs. The question that remains is uncovering where these signals have come from, with many possible theories being thrown into the mix. A new bulletin from The Astronomer's Telegram reveals that the ... [Full Article...]

NASA reveals crews for first flights of commercial spaceships

NASA also unveiled part of the crews who will ride the CST-100 and Crew Dragon's first regular crew rotation flights, called "post-certification" missions by the space agency and its contractors. SpaceX carried out a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon vehicle in May 2015 . American astronauts haven't launched from the US since 2011, and the first commercial company to make that happen first wil... [Full Article...]

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years The last closest approach was in 2003 when Mars was 34.6 million miles (55.7 million kilometers) from Earth "and the closest it had been in almost 60,000 years", said NASA. You'll be able to see Mars into the fall, but it will get smaller and smaller as its orbit takes it farther away from Earth. The perihelion opposition of 2003 was unusually close-NASA said the two planets won't get that c... [Full Article...]

A closer look at SpaceX's and Boeing's Commercial Crew Spacecraft

A closer look at SpaceX's and Boeing's Commercial Crew Spacecraft Earlier this year, NASA said the two companies would conduct unmanned tests flight in August. SpaceX and Boeing won't be flying crewed test flights of their new astronaut taxis until well into 2019, according to a new schedule NASA released today (Aug. [Full Article...]

Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

Now, the Trump administration is proposing to flatline fuel economy and tailpipe carbon dioxide emission standards from 2021 to 2026, locking models produced during those years to standards pegged to 2020. "It's a proposal that attacks the states' right to protect people from unsafe pollution, one that no one -- not the American public, not the states, not even most automakers -- really wants, a... [Full Article...]

Trump administration plans to lower auto emissions standards

Trump administration plans to lower auto emissions standards The administration billed the rollback it announced on Thursday, which would also revoke California's authority to set its own strict vehicle emissions rules, as a way to lower auto prices for consumers. The proposal argues that forcing automakers to reach a fleet-wide average of 51.4 miles per gallon by 2025, as the Obama administration required, would make vehicles more expensive and encou... [Full Article...]


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