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 2019-07-21 02:53 

SpaceNews

NASA announces Orion achievement on Apollo 11 anniversary...

NASA and the White House used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and reaffirm plans to use it to return humans to the moon by 2024. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-21 02:39 

BBC

Teen kayaker clocks up 100 miles in Norfolk Broads clean-up...

Will Darling has paddled more than 100 miles in his search for rubbish....

 2019-07-20 23:43 

BBC

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?...

Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?...

 2019-07-20 21:40 

Scientific American

Why Two Moonships Were Better Than One...

Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon....

 2019-07-20 21:27 

SpaceNews

Space Development Agency looking to recover from tough start...

The SDA is preparing to host its first public meeting with space industry contractors as it tries to reassure skeptics. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-20 20:00 

Space.com

'Shocking' Apollo 11 Success Stands Alone in Modern History, Astronaut Scott Kelly Says...

The former NASA astronaut who notched the longest American space mission says he still remembers clearly the historic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969....

 2019-07-20 19:21 

Space.com

Apollo 11 'Will Be Remembered Forever,' Vice President Pence Says...

NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing is an icon of history, one that will be remembered forever, Vice President Mike Pence says....

 2019-07-20 18:40 

Universe Today

Starship Prototype Catches Fire After a Recent Test, But Appears Undamaged...

Despite the fireball that engulfed the Starshopper this past week, both the vehicle and its Draco engine appear to be unscathed. The post Starship Prototype Catches Fire After a Recent Test, But Appears Undamaged appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2019-07-20 16:42 

Space.com

Soyuz MS-13 Crew Lifts Off to Space Station on First Moon Landing 50th...

Drew Morgan will likely never forget where he was on July 20 — not because it was the day humans first landed on the moon, but because it was his first launch into space. The 43-year-old NASA astronaut lifted off with Aleksandr Skvortsov and Luca Pa...

 2019-07-20 16:39 

Astrobiology Magazine

Vanishing methane on Mars: New mechanism proposed...

An interdisciplinary research group from Aarhus University has proposed a previously overlooked physical-chemical process that can explain methane's consumption on Mars....

 2019-07-20 16:00 

Space.com

Astronaut Mae Jemison Wants to Spread Space Enthusiasm with New Apollo App...

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison remembers well the excitement of the first moon landing, 50 years ago — and she just launched an initiative to bring the fun, literally, to the next generation....

 2019-07-20 16:00 

Space.com

Ask A Spaceman: The Science of Apollo | Video Show...

Astrophysicist Paul Sutter breaks down the science behind NASA's historic Apollo moon missions for Space.com. Tune in here!...

 2019-07-20 14:26 

The Daily Galaxy

"A Smoky Dragon" The Cosmos is a 'Participatory Universe' (Weekend Feature)...

The question that intrigued the great American quantum physicist John Archibald Wheeler in the last decades of his life was: "Are life and mind irrelevant to the structure of the universe, or are they central to it?" Wheeler originated the notion ...

 2019-07-20 13:11 

Space.com

SpaceX to Launch Used Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA on July 24...

The next SpaceX launch is just days away as the California-based rocket builder is targeting Wednesday, July 24, for the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS)....

 2019-07-20 13:00 

Space.com

Apollo 11's Risky Moon Landing Included 'Lumpy Gravity,' Craters and More...

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to troubleshoot unexpected problems, like a "lumpy" lunar gravitational field and a rocky landing site....

 2019-07-20 12:43 

Space.com

Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 20, 1969: The Moon Landing...

It was the main event: On July 20, 1969, NASA's Apollo 11 crew touched their Eagle lander down on the lunar surface. Here's how Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins did it....

 2019-07-20 12:14 

LiveScience.com

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Showed That Aliens Might Be More Than Science Fiction...

The moon may be dead, but the Apollo 11 astronauts still managed to bring extraterrestrial life back to Earth. Astronomer/alien hunter Seth Shostak explains....

 2019-07-20 12:00 

The Daily Galaxy

From the X Files -An Alien Signal may be a "Death Monument" (Weekend Feature)...

"Perhaps in ten thousand years, the starry sky that humankind gazes upon will remain empty and silent," writes Liu Cixin, China's foremost philosopher of first contact and author of the Three Body Problem. "But perhaps tomorrow we'll w...

 2019-07-20 12:00 

SpaceNews

Op-ed | Reflections on the U.S. space program a half-century after Apollo 11...

Indeed, we were witnessing "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Nevertheless, my maternal grandmother who lived with us and was born in Eastern Europe in 1890, exclaimed, "I don't believe it and will never believe it."...

 2019-07-20 12:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins on the Past and Future of Space Exploration...

Fifty years after humans landed on the moon, the command module pilot of the mission discusses the purpose of exploring the unknown...

 2019-07-20 11:54 

LiveScience.com

If Dolphins Are Swimming Nearby, Does That Mean Sharks Aren't?...

Spoiler: Flipper was wrong...

 2019-07-20 11:50 

Space.com

Alone at the Moon: What Was Michael Collins Thinking During the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing?...

Often thought of as the loneliest Apollo 11 astronaut, Michael Collins has revealed what he was really thinking about while alone in orbit around the moon....

 2019-07-20 11:30 

Space.com

Space.com at 20: A Letter (and Thank You!) from the Editor...

Twenty years ago today, on July 20, 1999, Space.com went live for the very first time....

 2019-07-20 11:05 

Space.com

Astronauts Will Launch to Space Station 50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Watch Live!...

Three new crewmembers will launch to the International Space Station today (July 20) on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing....

 2019-07-20 10:58 

Space.com

In Photos: NASA Celebrations Honor the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11...

NASA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission with some out-of-this-world events....

 2019-07-20 10:45 

Space.com

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Moon Landing Reminds America What It's Capable Of...

The hopping steps of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left lasting marks on the lunar surface in July 1969 — and a legacy here on Earth that's similarly indelible....

 2019-07-20 10:07 

Phys.org

50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world...

Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people....

 2019-07-20 07:00 

New Scientist

Strange illusion makes people forget where their teeth are...

An illusion can trick people into thinking their teeth are closer to their neck than in reality, showing that our bodily perceptions are easily influenced...

 2019-07-20 04:01 

SpaceNews

The Apollo 11 anniversary and why it is so important...

Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains th...

 2019-07-20 00:34 

Space.com

NASA Draws From Apollo Emblem For New Artemis Moon Program Logo...

Fifty years after Project Apollo landed the first astronauts on the moon, NASA is drawing inspiration — and a new insignia — from its historic lunar program. The space agency revealed the logo for Artemis, its next effort to return Americans t...

 2019-07-20 00:04 

Universe Today

The Lunar Gateway Will be in a "Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit"...

After months of discussion, the space agencies behind the Lunar Gateway have decided how the space station will orbit the Moon. NASA and the ESA are developing the Lunar Gateway jointly, and the orbital path that it will follow around the Moon is a key pa...

 2019-07-19 23:16 

Scientific American

One Small Scoop, One Giant Impact for Mankind...

Just before Neil Armstrong climbed back into the lunar module, he scooped up a few last-minute soil samples--which upturned our understanding of planetary formation. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2019-07-19 22:54 

The Conversation AU

Why isn't Australia in deep space?...

This weekend marks 50 years exactly since humans first walked on the Moon. It also marks Australia's small but significant role in enabling NASA to place boots on the lunar landscape or at least to broadcast the event. Those literally otherworldly ima...

 2019-07-19 21:50 

Universe Today

There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan...

Some lakes on Titan have ring-like shapes around them, and scientists are trying to find out how they formed. Understanding how they formed may tell us something about how the entire region they're in, including the lakes, formed. The ring-shaped feat...

 2019-07-19 21:36 

ScienceDaily.com

More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, research finds...

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data....

 2019-07-19 21:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Nations with strong women's rights likely to have better population health and faster growth...

Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these values....

 2019-07-19 21:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep...

Biomedical engineers have found a way for people to get better shuteye. Systematic review protocols allowed researchers to analyze thousands of studies linking water-based passive body heating, or bathing and showering with warm/hot water, with improved s...

 2019-07-19 21:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease...

A team scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications -- blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke....

 2019-07-19 21:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Biologist leads pioneering study on stress...

A biologist conducted a pioneering research study that could help us to better understand the role of dopamine in stress resilience in humans through analyzing wild songbirds. This study could lead to increased prevention and treatment of stress-related d...

 2019-07-19 20:51 

Space.com

China's Tiangong-2 Space Lab Falls to Earth Over South Pacific...

China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday....

 2019-07-19 20:32 

Space.com

We're Still Learning from the Apollo Moon Landings, But What If We Went Back?...

Apollo's moon rocks changed science — but there's more to learn if we go back....

 2019-07-19 20:22 

SpaceNews

Ruag to supply Firefly Aerospace payload adapters...

WASHINGTON — Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. Ruag Space will provide the adapters, which lock satellites in place during launch and...

 2019-07-19 20:10 

Space.com

The Eagle Has Landed in NYC: A New Yorker's Guide to Apollo 11...

This weekend, New York will be flooded with space fans as institutions ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Intrepid host incredible special events for the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing....

 2019-07-19 20:00 

SpaceNews

Op-ed | The Apollo program and the Chinese treasure fleets...

During the decades since the cancellation of the Apollo program, some have used the Chinese treasure fleets of the early 1400s as a cautionary tale. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-19 19:35 

Space.com

If Apollo 11 Had Gone Terribly Wrong, Here's What Nixon Would Have Told the Country...

Richard Nixon's staff had a speech ready to go if astronauts were stranded on the moon during the first human landing 50 years ago....

 2019-07-19 19:31 

SpaceNews

Rocket Lab hits engine production milestone as next Electron launch approaches...

Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-19 19:21 

Space.com

Destination: Moon — What to Watch for the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary...

From animated kids movies to detailed documentaries and tear-jerking feature films, these Apollo movies are the perfect addition to any Apollo anniversary celebration....

 2019-07-19 19:17 

Universe Today

LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth...

LightSail 2, the brainchild of The Planetary Society, has gifted us two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft is currently in orbit at about 720 km, and the LightSail 2 mission team is putting it through its paces in preparation for solar sai...

 2019-07-19 18:30 

Scientific American

How to Make a Mouse Hallucinate...

A real-time capture of brain-circuit activity shows how simple it is to change what an animal sees...

 2019-07-19 18:26 

NPR

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An Imagined Future Speaks In 'Talking To Robots'...

If you want to see what that future might look like, David Ewing Duncan's book is a fun place to start; he imagines various future bots based on interviews with scientists and engineers, among others....

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