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  • Scientists want to fire 'indestructible' tardigrades to distant stars at 100 million miles per hour using massive LASERS in a bid to see how interstellar space travel affects them

    01/11/2022 3:32:01 PM PST · by fruser1 · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/11/2022 | Jonathan Chadwick
    The US experts want to know how interstellar space travel affects the microscopic animals, known for an ability to survive extreme conditions including in outer space. In a new paper, they've proposed building small space probes containing tardigrades, also known as 'water bears', that would travel at up to 30 per cent the speed of light into space. These probes would be propelled by laser light instead of rocket fuel, from a laser array stationed on Earth, or possibly the moon. At speeds of roughly 100 million miles per hour, tardigrades would reach the next solar system, Proxima Centauri, in...
  • NASA has hired a Catholic priest to help humans prepare for alien encounters

    12/26/2021 6:49:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 98 replies
    rifnote ^ | 12/26/2021 | DAVID SIDMAN
    In a rather bizarre move, NASA has recruited a British priest to prepare the religious for the discovery of alien life as space agencies claim to be getting closer to discovering evidence that life exists outside of planet earth reports The Times. Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison, a priest and theology professor at the University of Cambridge, is among 24 theologians who participated in a program sponsored by NASA at the space agency’s Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University. The theologians attempted to assess how major religions would react to news of alien life being found. A NASA expert...
  • NASA 'looks to the heavens' for help: Agency enlists 24 theologians to assess how the world would react to the discovery of alien life on distant planets and how it might change our perception of gods and creation

    12/24/2021 2:23:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 121 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/24/2021 | By STACY LIBERATORE
    NASA is looking to the heavens for help with assessing how humans will react if alien life is found on other planets and how the discovery could impact our ideas of gods and creation. The agency is hiring 24 theologians to take part in its program at the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University in New Jersey, which NASA gave a $1.1 million grant to in 2014.CTI is described as building 'bridges of under understanding by convening theologians, scientists, scholars, and policymakers to think together - and inform public thinking - on global concerns.'
  • DARPA Funded researchers accidentally create the world's first warp bubble

    12/07/2021 1:59:36 PM PST · by reed13k · 26 replies Warp drive pioneer and former NASA warp drive specialist Dr. Harold G “Sonny” White has reported the successful manifestation of an actual, real-world “Warp Bubble.” And, according to White, this first of its kind breakthrough by his Limitless Space Institute (LSI) team sets a new starting point for those trying to manufacture a full-sized, warp-capable spacecraft.
  • U.S. Satellites Are Being Attacked Every Day According To Space Force General

    12/01/2021 8:16:53 AM PST · by PIF · 30 replies
    The War Zone ^ | November 30, 2021 | Joseph Trevithick
    Space Force general details how jamming, blinding lasers, cyber attacks, and other satellites have America's space-based capabilities under siege. US. Space Force's General David Thompson said last week that Russia and China are launching "reversible attacks," such as electronic warfare jamming, temporarily blinding optics with lasers, and cyber attacks, on U.S. satellites "every single day. “The Chinese are actually well ahead of Russia. They're fielding operational systems at an incredible rate.” ... when asked, Thompson could not confirm or deny whether any American satellites had actually been damaged in a Russian or Chinese attack. Beyond that ... even if such...
  • Closest Supermassive Black Hole Pair to Earth Discovered, On Verge of Collision

    11/30/2021 9:11:05 PM PST · by blueplum · 30 replies
    Newsweek via msn ^ | 30 November 2021 | Robert Lea
    Astronomers have discovered the closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth. Not only are they the most proximate objects of this type to our planet, but they are also closer to each other than any such pairing ever before observed. This closeness indicates that the black holes, which are 89 million light-years away from Earth in the galaxy NGC 7727 in the constellation Aquarius, are moving towards each other and will eventually collide and merge, forming an even more massive black hole.... ...The two supermassive black holes are separated by just 1,600 light-years, half the separation ...
  • Space debris forces astronauts on space station to take shelter in return ships

    11/15/2021 10:14:49 AM PST · by C210N · 29 replies ^ | 11/15/21 | Meghan Bartels
    Seven astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to take shelter in their transport spacecraft early Monday (Nov. 15) when the station passed uncomfortably closed to orbital debris, according to reports.
  • Man who flew into space with William Shatner dies in plane crash

    11/12/2021 3:41:44 PM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 28 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | November 12, 2021 | AP, Nexstar Media Wire
    A man who traveled to space with William Shatner last month was killed along with another person when the small plane they were in crashed in a wooded area of northern New Jersey, according to state police. Glen M. de Vries, 49, of New York City, and Thomas P. Fischer, 54, of Hopatcong, were aboard the single-engine Cessna 172 that went down Thursday.
  • NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered organic molecules such as ammonia on Mars that could be indicators life once existed on the Red Planet

    11/06/2021 2:23:48 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 November 2021 | STACY LIBERATORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered previously unknown organic molecules, ammonia and benzoic acid, on Mars that could be possible indicators of ancient life. The findings stem from a new technique used by the American space agency in 2017 when the rover's drill stopped working, but the team re-routed Curiosity to place dirt samples into cups pre-filled with a chemical mixture instead of the typical empty containers. The molecules are not biosignatures, evidence of past or present life, but according Maëva Millan, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, they are good indicators of the presence of biosignatures.... The dirt...
  • Soviet LIES over first dog in space: How the world looked up on this day in 1957 believing mongrel Laika would spend six days in orbit before being humanely poisoned... but Russia knew she had died within HOURS of blast off

    11/03/2021 7:34:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/2021 | Harry Howard
    Whilst Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are rightly hailed as being the first men to step on the moon, it was a stray mongrel named Laika who propelled the space race into new territory. On November 3, 1957, the little part-husky dog – who was also known as Curly – became the first animal to orbit Earth when she flew out of the atmosphere in the Soviet Union's Sputnik 2 spacecraft. At the time, the Russians told the world that, until her air supply ran out, the dog had survived for six days inside a capsule which provided her with...
  • China Hints it Stuck Time Bombs on U.S. Satellites

    10/27/2021 7:28:54 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Youtube and others. ^ | Oct 27, 2021 | Tomo News via South China Morning Post
    HONG KONG — China has developed a space weapon that can creep into the tailpipes of enemy satellites, where it would grab on and hide, waiting for the right time to blow up. Here are the details: The South China Morning Post reports that Chinese scientists say they’ve created a space weapon that attaches itself to the inside of an enemy satellite’s booster exhaust cone. The scientists published their weapon research in the Chinese journal Electronic Technology & Software Engineering in September. They say that the weapon is designed to fit snugly in the exhaust cones of the gas boosters...
  • William Shatner Says Duke of Cambridge Has ‘Got the Wrong Idea’ About his Space Flight

    10/16/2021 7:48:47 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Spacex Mania ^ | 15 Oct 2021 | Alex Bruno
    Following Prince William’s comments about issues around current space flights, William Shatner responded to the royal’s concerns. The actor both justified his trip as well as to shut down what the Duke of Cambridge had to say. “He’s a lovely, gentle, educated Englishman, but he’s got the wrong idea,” Shatner told Entertainment Tonight. The star explained what he meant by noting that the “idea here is not to go, ‘Yeah, look at me. I’m in space.’” Instead, he said that “the prince is missing the point. The point is these are the baby steps to show people [that] it’s very...
  • Watch Live! China to launch Shenzou 13 crew to new space station

    10/15/2021 7:27:00 AM PDT · by Islasorna · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/15/2021 | VideoFromSpace
  • George Takei (Mr. Sulu): William Shatner an ‘Unfit’ Guinea Pig after Spaceflight

    10/14/2021 4:54:09 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 83 replies
    Page Six ^ | October 14, 2021 | Nicki Gostin
    George Takei’s decades-long feud with William Shatner is rocketing into space. The “Star Trek” actor threw enough shade at his former on-screen captain to cause an eclipse, as he dismissed Shatner’s flight this week on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule and described him as “not the fittest specimen.” “He’s boldly going where other people have gone before,” snarked Takei, 84, when Page Six asked him what he thought of Captain Kirk’s brief trip Wednesday to the edge of space. “He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what happens,” Takei added, as he spoke at...
  • 'The weightlessness, oh Jesus': Moment awestruck Star Trek star William Shatner, 90, floats around New Shepard capsule in zero gravity and looks down at Earth as he becomes the oldest person in space

    10/13/2021 10:26:00 PM PDT · by Trillian · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 October 2021 | Gina Martinez
    New footage shows Star Trek's William Shatner marvel at his view of Earth from his mission orbiting the planet aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Shatner, who is famed for his role as Captain Kirk in the 1960s sci-fi series, and newly minted astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers, ventured 351,186 feet above Earth's surface where they spent three minutes in weightlessness. They were captured floating weightlessly in wonder and excitement as they looked down on Earth. A new clip of the epic journey shows Shatner and crew adjust to their new conditions, with Shatner seemingly taken...
  • FLYING HIGH: Video from inside the Blue Origin spacecraft shows William Shatner and the crew expressing amazement as they floated through the air and looked down on Earth from space.

    10/13/2021 5:43:13 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 58 replies
    CBS News on Twitter ^ | October 13, 2021 | CBS News
    CBS News @CBSNews FLYING HIGH: Video from inside the Blue Origin spacecraft shows William Shatner and the crew expressing amazement as they floated through the air and looked down on Earth from space. 4:20 PM · Oct 13, 2021
  • Breaking: Evil Mirror Universe William Shatner Returns From Space

    10/13/2021 4:31:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 77 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 10/13/2021 | Babylon Bee
    On Wednesday, William Shatner, the beloved Boston Legal actor famous for portraying attorney Denny Crane, traveled to space. Shatner was one of four people aboard Jeff Bezos’s cucumber-shaped Blue Origin rocket as it soared to the edge of the atmosphere, offering breathtaking views and a few minutes of weightlessness. The shaft of the eggplant-shaped craft then detached and passengers floated back to earth. The mission seemed to be a success, but concerned witnesses said something about Shatner seemed off. "He seemed…evil," said another crew member. "And he had a black goatee that really added to his evil look." After attempting...
  • Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Terran Orbital will Invest $300 Million in Florida to Construct the World’s Largest, State-of-the-Art, Commercial Spacecraft Facility

    09/30/2021 5:33:47 PM PDT · by · 17 replies
    Governor Ron Desantis ^ | Sept 27, 2021 | staff
    EXPLORATION PARK, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis announced Terran Orbital’s decision to choose Merritt Island for the construction of its Commercial Spacecraft and Constellation Facility, bringing valuable spacecraft manufacturing opportunities and capabilities to the State of Florida by investing more than $300 million in new construction and equipment. This will be the largest satellite manufacturing facility in the world. The project is expected to create approximately 2,100 new jobs with an estimated annual average wage of $84,000 by late 2025. “I am excited to announce that Terran Orbital will be investing $300 million in the Space Coast to build the...
  • Shadowed By Controversy, NASA Won't Rename New Space Telescope

    09/30/2021 5:22:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | September 30, 2021 | NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE
    NASA does not plan to rename its new $10 billion technological marvel, the James Webb Space Telescope, despite concerns about it being named after former NASA administrator James Webb, who went along with government discrimination against gay and lesbian employees in the 1950s and 1960s. The space agency tells NPR it has investigated the matter and decided to keep the telescope's name as is, ahead of the long-awaited launch in December. "We have found no evidence at this time that warrants changing the name of the James Webb Space Telescope," says NASA administrator Bill Nelson. The powerful telescope, often viewed...
  • Jupiter's Great Red Spot is getting faster! Winds around the edge of the storm have increased in speed by 8% since 2009 and now exceed 400mph, NASA reveals

    09/28/2021 6:51:08 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/2021 | Ryan Morrison
    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland analysed the Hubble Space Telescope's regular 'storm reports' and discovered winds in the 'high-speed ring' on the edge of the storm had increased by eight per cent since 2009. In contrast, the winds near the red spot's innermost region are moving significantly more slowly, 'like someone cruising lazily on a sunny Sunday afternoon,' said NASA. The actual changes aren't that much over the 11 years of measurements, working out at an increase of less than 1.6mph per Earth year of observation. 'We're talking about such a small change that if you didn't...