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  • Kayla Barron Joins NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to Space Station
    on 17/05/2021 at 16:57

    NASA has assigned Kayla Barron to serve as a mission specialist for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, which is targeted to launch as early as Oct. 23.

  • China’s Zhurong Rover Lands on Mars
    by David Dickinson on 17/05/2021 at 16:37

    The Zhurong rover has successfully landed on the Red Planet in an ambitious first for China’s space agency. The post China’s Zhurong Rover Lands on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • China’s Zhurong Rover Lands on Mars
    by David Dickinson on 17/05/2021 at 16:37

    The Zhurong rover has successfully landed on the Red Planet in an ambitious first for China’s space agency. The post China’s Zhurong Rover Lands on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • NASA Rocket Chasing the Source of the Sun’s Hot Atmosphere
    on 17/05/2021 at 16:00

    After glimpsing faint but widespread super-heated material in the Sun’s outer atmosphere, a NASA sounding rocket is going back for more. This time, they’re carrying a new instrument optimized to see it across a wider region of the Sun. The Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph, or EUNIS for short, will launch no earlier than May 18.

  • A New Space Instrument Captures Its First Solar Eruption
    on 17/05/2021 at 14:00

    During a close solar pass in February, the Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager – the only instrument on Solar Orbiter led by a US principal investigator – captured its first solar eruption.

  • Europa’s icy shell may have pockets of water that could support life
    on 17/05/2021 at 12:00

    Pockets of liquid water in the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa may last only tens of thousands of years, but they could still be potential habitats for life

  • Solar Orbiter images first coronal mass ejections
    on 17/05/2021 at 12:00

    First Solar Orbiter movies showing coronal mass ejections (CMEs) A pair of CMEs were detected by multiple instruments during February’s close flyby of the Sun CMEs are eruptions of particles from the solar atmosphere that blast out into the Solar System and have the potential to trigger space weather at Earth Solar Orbiter will begin its main science mission in November this year Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA

  • Studying Urban Air Traffic
    on 17/05/2021 at 10:59

    Flight Research Inc.’s Bell OH-58C Kiowa helicopter hovers over a helipad after completing an urban air mobility approach at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.

  • Name the mission
    on 17/05/2021 at 10:00

    Video: 00:01:56 We need a name for our new spacecraft. Its mission? To spot potentially hazardous solar storms before they reach Earth.Between them, our greatest minds have come up with … not very much.ESA needs you.Send us your suggestions now.

  • New ESA contracts to advance Prometheus and Phoebus projects
    on 17/05/2021 at 09:00

    ESA is forging ahead with advanced developments in two flagship space transportation demonstration projects, Prometheus and Phoebus. This will benefit Europe’s new Ariane 6 launcher in the near-term, and prepare for a new generation of European launch vehicles in the next decade.