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  • NASA chief warns Congress about Chinese space station

    09/24/2020 3:18:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 9/24/2020
    NASA chief Jim Bridenstine told lawmakers Wednesday it was crucial for the US to maintain a presence in Earth's orbit after the International Space Station is decommissioned so that China does not gain a strategic advantage. The first parts of the ISS were launched in 1998 and it has been continuously lived in since 2000. The station, which serves as a space science lab and is a partnership between the US, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada, is currently expected to be operated until 2030. "I'll tell you one thing that has me very concerned—and that is that a day is...
  • NASA’s Dragon riders capture the flag, nine years after it was left on the space station

    06/01/2020 5:35:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Geekwire ^ | 6/01/20 | Alan Boyle
    A day after arriving at the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken laid claim to a U.S. flag that symbolizes America’s capability to send people to orbit from U.S. soil. The handkerchief-sized flag, sealed in a plastic envelope, has been kept aboard the space station since 2011, when NASA’s final space shuttle crew left it behind before making their departure aboard Atlantis. It was displayed above the Harmony module’s hatch - and, for a time, stored in an equipment bag, nearly forgotten - with instructions that it was to be taken...
  • Astronauts depart space station Thursday to a changed world

    04/19/2020 5:28:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/17/20 | Paul Brinkmann
    April 16 (UPI) -- Two astronauts and a cosmonaut were scheduled to depart from the International Space Station at 9:53 p.m. EDT Thursday after concluding their mission. NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, who has spent nine months living and working on the space station, will join NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos for the return flight. All three had left Earth before the coronavirus pandemic began, as Meir noted in a live broadcast Friday from the space station. "It's a little bit difficult to believe that we are truly going back to a different...
  • 9/11 attack: New York City subway station reopens after 17 years

    09/09/2018 10:18:05 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/09/2018 | BBC
    A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed 17 years ago in the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack. Cortlandt Street on the 1 line was buried under debris when the two World Trade Center towers collapsed after hijackers crashed planes into them. On Saturday, people were welcomed into the newly renamed WTC Cortlandt station as the first train rolled in at midday.
  • The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

    05/28/2018 5:21:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 50 replies
    citylab ^ | 22 May 2018 | ALLAN RICHARZ
    ... Japanese rail system occasionally becomes the focus of international headlines—as on May 11, when West Japan Railways issued a florid apology after one of its commuter trains left the station 25 seconds early.... The orderliness of society is taken as a given—Japanese commuters know how to queue on an escalator and can easily navigate the confusing, but wide-open, spaces of Tokyo’s rail stations without assistance. This allows rail operators to instead focus on deeper psychological manipulation. Operating on the theory that exposure to blue light has a calming effect on one’s mood, rail stations in Japan began installing these...
  • 4K Video: Across North America Seen From The International Space Station ISS (8 minutes)

    02/03/2018 8:30:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/3/18
    Okay, a composition of various pics and videos, but really well done... Clickee here! This 4K / UHD video is created from a many photos taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The video has been recomposed to cover the same amount of time it would have taken the ISS to pass over this part of the Earth.
  • New York Port Authority 'Explosion': Terrified Tourists 'Stampede' Reports Of Enormous Blast

    12/11/2017 4:58:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/11/17 | Sophie Evans
    An explosion has reportedly gone off at New York's main bus station - with terrified tourists seen "stampeding" from the scene. A bomb squad has been dispatched to Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal following the reported blast, witnesses claim. Taking to Twitter this morning, one woman wrote: "Just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare." She added: "Cops EVERYWHERE." The reports are currently unconfirmed. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
  • Reports Of Stabbings At Oval Sub Station In Central London With Casulties.. DEVELOPING

    06/19/2017 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 131 replies
    BREAKING: Reports of stabbings at Oval sub station in central London with casulties. DEVELOPING
  • Welcome to the 'Oculus': New York City's new $4bn transit hub finally opens at the World Trade [tr]

    02/28/2016 8:36:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | February 28, 2016 | Staff
    A new transit hub designed to evoke a bird in flight will open next week at the World Trade Center in New York. Its architect called it a 'monument to life.' 'It is a monument of faith in this city and a monument dedicated to the people,' said Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava, 64, of the Oculus, a $4 billion structure that was built around, beneath and above an existing, still-operating subway line. Steve Plate, the chief of major capital projects for the Port Authority, which funded the project, described how the building 'is aligned precisely to allow the sun to...
  • International Space Station astronauts celebrate Happy New Year 16 TIMES as it orbits the globe

    01/01/2015 6:27:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/14 | Darren Boyle
    International Space Station astronauts celebrate Happy New Year 16 TIMES as it orbits the globe at 17,500 miles per hour Astronauts on board the International Space Station will celebrate New Year's Day 16 times as it repeatedly crosses the globe. The 'official' New Year starts on the space ship at midnight GMT which is also known as the Universal Time Clock. However, Expedition 42 crew, who are travelling at 17,500 miles-per-hour will pass a point on the earth at the stroke of midnight today a staggering 16 times.
  • Space Station's '42' Crew Links Expedition to 'Hitchhiker's Guide'

    09/27/2014 11:32:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | September 26, 2014 07:44am ET | Robert Pearlman
    What do astronauts and cosmonauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew, who is set to take up residency onboard the orbiting laboratory in November, has embraced the connection between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the Douglas Adams' sci-fi franchise, adopting its imagery and slogans for their official poster and unofficial patch.
  • Complex Design, Political Disputes Send World Trade Center Rail Hub's Cost Soaring

    09/05/2014 6:15:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2014 | Eliot Brown
    The most expensive train station in the U.S. is taking shape at the site of the former World Trade Center, a majestic marble-and-steel commuter hub that was seen by project boosters as a landmark to American hope and resilience. Instead, the terminal connecting New Jersey with downtown Manhattan has turned into a public-works embarrassment. Overtaking the project's emotional resonance is a practical question: How could such a high-profile project fall eight years behind schedule and at least $2 billion over budget?
  • Picture: The Great Lakes from the Space Station

    07/10/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
  • 3D Printer Passes Zero-Gravity Test for Space Station Trip

    06/20/2013 7:24:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | 6/19/13 | Mike Wall
    A 3D printer bound for the International Space Station in 2014 has passed a series of key microgravity flight tests, the device's builders say. Three prototype versions of space manufacturing startup Made in Space's 3D printer showed their stuff during four airplane flights that achieved brief periods of microgravity via parabolic maneuvers, company officials announced today (June 19). "Today, we demonstrated that our 3D printers can print in microgravity," Made in Space strategic officer Mike Chen said in a statement. "Next year, we will demonstrate that they can print on the International Space Station." 3D printers use a technique called...
  • Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science

    04/04/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 4/4/13
    Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science April 04, 2013; 7:56 AM If nature is kind, the first detection of dark matter might be credited to the International Space Station soon. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment hangs on the side of the International Space Station, July 12, 2011. CREDIT: NASAToday (April 3), researchers announced the first science results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a $2 billion cosmic-ray particle detector mounted on the exterior of the football-field-size International Space Station. The instrument has observed a striking pattern of antimatter particles called positrons that may turn out to...
  • The Roman Station Liturgy - Lenten Station Churches of Rome

    02/22/2012 1:40:04 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    pnac ^ | February 22, 2012
    The information in this section comes largely from The Urban Character of Christian Worship, by Rev. John Baldovin, S.J. Footnotes refer to the pages in his text where further information can be found.Station Churches 2012 Each year, the North American College follows the ancient tradition of the Roman stational liturgy. All are invited to join us for the celebration of Mass each day. Using the side bar on the left, you will find the schedule and listing of the churches. Each page contains a short description and history of each church. At the bottom of each page, you will find...
  • Russia considering unmanned space station (after supply ship blows up)

    08/31/2011 1:28:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/31/11
    Russia considering unmanned space stationRussia's space agency Roskosmos is considering ending a permanent human presence in space, an agency official said on Wednesday following last week's crash of a supply ship delivering precious cargo to the ISS. 7:20PM BST 31 Aug 2011 "Perhaps in the future, we will not need a constant manned presence in the lower Earth orbit," Roskosmos deputy director Vitaly Davydov told journalists in Moscow. "We don't exclude the possibility of returning to the concept of DOS (long-term orbital) stations that we had before stations with constant human presence," he said. **SNIP** Davydov's remarks came days after...
  • The Space Station: From Russia With(out) Love

    07/29/2011 5:34:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Now that America has no way to put people into space, we have to rely on the Ruskies. They might have been Communists for almost 80 years but they sure understand market economies (specifically, supply and demand) because the pre-negotiated deal of $51 million per U.S. astronaut expires at the end of 2013. The General Director of Russian Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, said in 2010: We have an agreement until 2012 that Russia will be responsible for this. But after that? Excuse me but the prices should be absolutely different then! The Comrade was right… NASA just inked a...
  • Vanity: I just saw the space station!

    07/04/2011 9:09:09 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 38 replies
    Sky ^ | 07/04/11 | Self
    The coolest thing ever! That was amazing. Waiting for the fireworks but to see the space station go by was even cooler! Anyone else see it too?
  • 'Space station' found on Mars

    06/03/2011 3:35:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    The Sun ^ | 6/2/11
    A GOOGLE geek has found what he believes is a 'space station' on Mars.He found the spec on the Red Planet by accident but has provided fellow explorers with the coordinates of the 'object' so they can discover it for themselves. American armchair astronaut David Martines posted a clip of his trip to the surface of the planet on YouTube. He used the search giant's maps of the astral body and his video has already clocked up a staggering 58,000 views. David explains how he found the 'space station' or possibly 'power station' quite by accident at coordinates 71 49'19.73"N...