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  • Astronaut Sunita Williams On Her Time In Space and 'The Mars Generation'

    July 28, 2017 10:07 PM 65

    Sunita Williams, a native of Needham, has traveled far beyond Massachusetts as part of her work as an astronaut at the International Space Station. She served as the commander of the space station in 2012, and has spent a total 322 days in space. She also has spent more than 50 hours on space walks alone. She is featured in the new documentary film The Mars Generation

  • Sea World’s Last Captive-Born Baby Orca Dies

    July 25, 2017 3:21 PM 43

    Park officials suspect the three-month-old calf died from pneumonia, the same infection that killed the infamous captive whale Tilikum. Kyara, the 3-month-old killer whale calf at SeaWorld San Antonio, was being treated at the park’s Animal Hospital for an infection. The last killer whale bred in captivity under Sea World's controversial orca breeding

  • Video: What it is like to fly over Pluto and its moon Charon

    July 17, 2017 4:10 AM 66

    In July 2015, NASA New Horizon spacecraft sent back first close-up images of Pluto and its moons, allowing many at Earth to wonder what it would be like to flyover the icy terrains of the planet Pluto. It’s been two years since the first set of images were released and now, the space agency is celebrating the milestone. NASA has released a couple of videos

  • Russia sends record 72 satellites into orbit

    July 14, 2017 10:08 AM 43

    Russia has sent 72 satellites into orbit around the Earth in a national record on Friday, state media reported. The satellites included several for U.S., German, Japanese, Norwegian and Canadian operators, Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement. The satellites were carried into space by a Russian-designed Soyuz-2.1a rocket that launched from the Baikonur

  • Moon Express Announces Plan for Solar System Exploration

    July 13, 2017 3:35 PM 54

    The first post-GLXP mission, scheduled to launch in 2019, will set up a robotic research outpost near the lunar south pole and prospect for water and other resources. Then, in 2020, Moon Express will launch the first commercial lunar sample-return mission. That effort, Richards said, should prove out the company's technologies and its business model

  • Ghana launches first satellite, 60 years after independence

    July 7, 2017 10:33 PM 41

    Accra – Ghana’s first satellite, dubbed Ghansat-1, was released and deployed into orbit at an altitude of 420 km, local media reported on Friday. “This followed the successful launch on June 10 into the International Space Station (ISS) by SpaceX, Flight 11 from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, the United States,’’ local media said. It further said that the process

  • Milky Way's fastest stars could be runaways from another galaxy

    July 5, 2017 4:11 PM 41

    Hypervelocity stars might not come from black holes after all. In a paper published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers explain that they wanted to discover why high-speed stars have mainly been recorded in the Northern Hemisphere. If the supermassive black hole theory was correct, the stars would be more evenly-distributed

  • Watch live: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set to launch satellite

    July 3, 2017 5:10 PM 37

    July 3 (UPI) -- SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the Intelsat 35e into orbit on Monday evening. The rocket and attached satellite will blast off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Launch time is set for 7:37 p.m. EDT. The high-throughput geostationary communications satellite will be operated by Intelsat. It was designed

  • Stephen Hawking Says Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Accord Could 'Push the Earth Over the Brink'

    July 3, 2017 2:41 AM 36

    World renowned physicist Steven Hawking said that President Donald Trump's decision to quit the Paris Climate Agreement could have catastrophic consequences for planet Earth. "We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible," the Cambridge professor said in an interview with BBC News, Sunday. "Trump's action could push the Earth

  • NASA Denies Bizarre Conspiracy Theory That Children Are Kidnapped And Sent As Slaves On Mars

    June 30, 2017 10:06 AM 39

    The claims were made by Robert David Steele on American radio talk show InfoWars, according to whom, "children were kidnapped and sent to a Mars colony as "slaves." According to The Daily Beast, Robert David Steele, an ex-CIA case officer appeared on Alex Jones' radio show and claimed that kids have been secretly shipped to the red planet over the last two decades