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  • Total eclipse towns stock toilet paper, add cell towers ahead of unprecedented crowds

    08/14/2017 12:05:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.accuweather.com ^ | 08-14-2017 | By Olivia Miltner, AccuWeather staff writer
    As the Aug. 21 solar eclipse nears, communities within the path of totality are preparing for masses of people traveling in search of the optimal viewing experience. The expected influx has placed an unprecedented task in front of cities and towns that are unaccustomed to large tourist populations. Places like Hopkinsville, Kentucky, are working to transform their communities to prepare for the event. “This is unlike anything this community has ever seen or will probably ever see again,” Hopkinsville Solar Eclipse Marketing and Events Consultant Brooke Jung said. “We’ve got people coming from 42 different states and 18 different countries.”...
  • Calling the Moon: Startup to Put Cellphone Tower on the Moon

    08/11/2017 9:10:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 10, 2017 03:25pm ET | Tereza Pultarova
    German company Part Time Scientists, which originally competed for the Google Lunar X Prize race to the moon, plans to send a lander with a rover in late 2018 to visit the landing site of Apollo 17. (Launched in 1972, this was NASA's final Apollo mission to the moon.) Instead of using a complex dedicated telecommunication system to relay data from the rover to the Earth, the company will rely on LTE technology — the same system used on Earth for mobile phone communications. "We are cooperating with Vodafone in order to provide LTE base stations on the moon," Karsten...
  • South Korea President Moon Jae-in requests urgent call with Trump

    08/06/2017 7:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 6, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    South Korea President Moon Jae-in has requested a call with President Trump sometime Sunday evening, the White House said. The notice, which came from a brief White House press pool report, did not indicate the purpose of the call. However, Trump tweeted around 9:22 p.m. Eastern to say he just got off the phone and brought up new international sanctions on North Korea....
  • VP Pence Vows Return to the Moon, Boots on Mars during KSC Visit

    07/09/2017 4:30:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    “Let us do what our nation has always done since its very founding and beyond: We’ve pushed the boundaries on frontiers, not just of territory, but of knowledge. We’ve blazed new trails, and we’ve astonished the world as we’ve boldly grasped our future without fear.” “From this ‘Bridge to Space,’ our nation will return to the moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars.” Pence declared. Lined up behind Pence on the podium was the Orion spacecraft flown on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in 2014 flanked by a flown SpaceX cargo Dragon and a mockup of...
  • Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade

    06/30/2017 7:25:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2017 | David Brunnstrom and Lisa Lambert
    Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade By David Brunnstrom and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called for a determined response to North Korea after talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday where he stressed the importance of their alliance but took aim at Seoul over trade and sharing the cost of defence. Trump said the United States was renegotiating what he characterized as a "rough" trade deal with South Korea agreed to five years ago by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and reiterated that an era of "strategic patience"...
  • Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030

    06/30/2017 1:22:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06/30/2017
    This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said it aims to send an astronaut beyond the International Space Station, an agency spokeswoman told AFP on Friday. The idea is to first join a NASA-led mission in 2025 to build a space station in the moon's orbit, as part of a longer-term effort by NASA to reach Mars. Tokyo hopes that contributing to the multinational mission and sharing Japanese technology will land it a coveted spot at the station, from which it could eventually send an astronaut to the Moon, the spokeswoman said. The plan was...
  • This is Important! Students Are Figuring Out How to Make Beer on the Moon

    05/20/2017 7:33:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 05/19/2017 | Matt Williams
    f and when Lunar or Martian colonies become a reality, will the colonists be able to brew and enjoy their own beer? Or will imported beer be the only thing available to them? That’s the question a team of bioengineering students from the University of California San Diego sought to answer. As finalists who competed in the Lab2Moon competition being held by TeamIndus, they combined their love of beer with their love of space exploration. ... The Lab2Moon competition was held in order to see a youth experiment brought to the Moon aboard that spacecraft. And while their experiment did...
  • The devil went down to Georgia

    05/19/2017 10:48:12 PM PDT · by Rabin
    Not very polished. Young American.
  • Will we build a VILLAGE on the moon? China in talks with Europe about launching a lunar settlement

    04/26/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:27 EDT, 26 April 2017 | By Daisy Dunne
    Tian Yulong, secretary general for China's space agency, confirmed the plans ESA has described its 'Moon Village' as a launching pad for missions to Mars The lunar site could also support space mining missions and even tourism It could also act as a 'pit stop' for the further exploration of deep space China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human settlement on the moon. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong, disclosed the talks today in Chinese state media. The ESA has previously described its 'Moon Village' as a potential international launching pad...
  • California Woman Who Tried to Sell a Moon Rock Wins Round Against NASA

    04/14/2017 9:25:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Liam Truchard
    Joann Davis had a moon rock. Yes, it was real. A gift, she said, from Neil Armstrong to her late husband. She also had an ill son and the Lake Elsinore resident wanted to help with his medical care. So she contacted NASA about her intention to sell it. That led to a nightmare situation on May 19, 2011, when Davis stood in the parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant in pants soaked in urine, answering questions from a federal agent about a rice-sized piece of moon. “He kept saying, ‘You will be going to federal court, you will be...
  • Lunar Lava Tubes Could Offer Future Moon Explorers a Safe Haven

    04/02/2017 11:03:41 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 13 replies
    EOS ^ | 3/24/17 | Wendel
    Lunar colonization isn’t mere science fiction anymore. Billionaires plan to send tourists on once-in-a-lifetime trips, and politicians say that they hope to colonize the Moon in the next few decades. There may even be ways for human colonists to harvest water from ice that may be permanently shadowed in certain caves. But where could a human colony actually live? The Moon has no atmosphere or magnetic field to shield it from solar radiation and micrometeorites that constantly rain onto its surface. That’s no environment for our squishy, earthling bodies. Scientists studying the Moon’s surface may have found the answer: shelter...
  • Astronaut who walked on the moon: ‘why I know aliens haven’t visited Earth’

    03/24/2017 7:39:42 PM PDT · by amorphous · 83 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | 24 March 2017 | Megan Palin
    HE was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon and the fourth man to walk on its surface. Alan Bean, 85, is one of only 12 people to have taken “one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” on the moon.
  • South Korea liberals likely to win power, may bring softer North Korea stance

    03/12/2017 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 12th, 2017 | By Hyunjoo Jin and James Pearson
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The liberal politician expected to succeed disgraced Park Geun-hye as South Korea's next president could significantly soften Seoul’s stance toward North Korea and possibly delay deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system that has enraged China. A Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed Park from office after upholding her impeachment over a corruption scandal involving "chaebol", the family-run conglomerates that dominate Asia's fourth-biggest economy, and which could also face reform under a liberal leader. A presidential election will be held by May 9 and opinion polls suggest South Koreans will opt for change by electing a liberal into the...
  • India's Chandrayaan-1 lost since 2009 found orbiting moon [NASA JPL New Technique]

    03/10/2017 6:31:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    03-10-2017 | Staff
    Considered lost since 2009 when radio contact with it was lost, India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has been found orbiting the moon. The spacecraft has been found by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Earlier, JPL's calculations indicated that Chandrayaan-1 was circling some 200 kilometres above the lunar surface, but it was generally considered "lost." Chandrayaan-1 was India's first mission to the moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from Sriharikota. ISRO says the "satellite made more than 3400 orbits around the moon and the mission was concluded when the communication with the spacecraft was lost on August 29,...
  • Here's Our Best Look Yet at Saturn's 'UFO' Moon (Moon's name: Pan)

    03/10/2017 1:05:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 3/9/17 | Nadia Drake
    Here's Our Best Look Yet at Saturn's 'UFO' Moon Adorned with a thin band of icy ring particles, the small moon Pan inspires comparisons to alien spacecraft, walnuts, and even ravioli. View Images One of Cassini's new views of Saturn's moon Pan. Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute By Nadia Drake PUBLISHED March 9, 2017 There’s a tiny “flying saucer” orbiting deep within Saturn’s rings, and a NASA probe has just gotten its most impressive look yet at the strange object. The saucer is actually a little moon called Pan, and NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured its distinctive shape on March 7...
  • SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year

    02/27/2017 2:26:54 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 59 replies
    SpaceX ^ | 2/27/2017 | spacex
    We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes and dreams of all humankind, driven by the universal human spirit of exploration. We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year. Other flight teams have also expressed strong interest and we expect more to follow. Additional information will be released...
  • Could Trump take us back to the moon?

    02/18/2017 6:09:44 PM PST · by HLPhat · 51 replies
    NBC news ^ | 17 Feb2017 | Alyssa Newcomb
    President Trump has said he wants to "unlock the mysteries of space" and "focus on stretching the envelope of space exploration." He may now have the chance to send astronauts to orbit the moon, a mission that carries significant risk — but which, if executed smoothly, could bring huge benefits to accelerating future missions to deep space...
  • Stargazers' delight: Lunar eclipse, comet, and 'Snow Moon' in one incredible night

    02/10/2017 6:00:38 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/17 | Fox News staff
    Stargazers are in for a triple treat: Friday night will feature a type of lunar eclipse, the Full Snow Moon, and even a comet. You’ve likely heard of a “supermoon,” when the full moon appears brighter than usual because it’s closer to Earth. Friday night, something different will happen, in effect. The full moon will be darker. That’s because the Earth’s natural satellite will experience something called a penumbral eclipse. A full lunar eclipse happens when the Earth is right in between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow onto the moon. In a penumbral eclipse, it’s just the...
  • Oxygen Atoms From Earth Bombard The Moon

    01/31/2017 7:01:49 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 9 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | JANUARY 30, 2017 | Thomas Sumner
    Life on Earth may have made its mark on the moon billions of years before Neil Armstrong’s famous first step.Observations by Japan’s moon-orbiting Kaguya spacecraft suggest that oxygen atoms from Earth’s upper atmosphere bombard the moon’s surface for a few days each month. This oxygen onslaught began in earnest around 2.4 billion years ago when photosynthetic microbes first flourished (SN Online: 9/8/15), planetary scientist Kentaro Terada of Osaka University in Japan and colleagues propose January 30 in Nature Astronomy.The oxygen atoms begin their incredible journey in the upper atmosphere, where they are ionized by ultraviolet radiation, the researchers suggest. Electric...
  • Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

    01/16/2017 1:10:10 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2017 | Fox News
    "...America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow," Cernan said. "And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus- Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."