Sunday, September 26

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Commercial Crew Trivia: Week 4
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Commercial Crew Trivia: Week 4

Commercial Crew Trivia: Week 4This month’s trivia questions are all about Commercial Crew missions, from Boeing’s Starliner to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. What are you waiting for? Test your knowledge below! SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket hit what major milestone earlier this month? 50th successful launch 75th successful launch 100th successful launch None of the above Correct! Wrong! On Dec. 6, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket hit a major milestone with the launch of the uncrewed CRS-21 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The liftoff earlier this month marked the 100th successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. This mission also marked the first flight of the newly up...
NASA HOUSTON SPACE CENTER IN TEXAS | Visiting the NASA Johnson Space Center
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NASA HOUSTON SPACE CENTER IN TEXAS | Visiting the NASA Johnson Space Center

NASA HOUSTON SPACE CENTER IN TEXAS | Visiting the NASA Johnson Space Center Welcome to NASA Houston! Today, we spent the whole day at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Yes, this is the main NASA Headquarters and the operation center for NASA's human spaceflight program. It is a good idea to arrive at the Space Center Houston right before they open and to do the NASA Tram Tour first before the crowds start to arrive. We joined the Astronaut Training Facility Tour and visited the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility in Building 9. We also visited the Saturn V Rocket Park. The NASA Space Center is a big place, and we spent the rest of the day exploring its Starship Gallery, Astronaut Gallery, and Independence Plaza. There are a handful theaters, as well...
Life (maybe) Found on Venus
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Life (maybe) Found on Venus

Life (maybe) Found on Venus Today, new findings come from scientists in the US and UK that say that there may be life in the clouds on Venus thanks to the discovery of phosphine. So, why is phosphine such a big deal? Well because scientists only know of two ways to create this chemical compound. Either in a lab or naturally created by certain kinds of microbes that live in oxygen-free environments on earth. Follow TJ on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TJ_Cooney Support I Need More Space: http://patreon.com/INeedMoreSpace SOURCES: https://web.archive.org/web/20200914003530/https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dUWrpm80WHsJ:https://earthsky.org/%3Fp%3D343883+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us http://astrobiology.com/2020/09/phosphine-detected-in-the-atmosphere...
Laying the Groundwork for a New Generation of Commercial Supersonic Aircraft
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Laying the Groundwork for a New Generation of Commercial Supersonic Aircraft

Laying the Groundwork for a New Generation of Commercial Supersonic AircraftAs we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing, remember that many Apollo astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, the first person on the Moon, were test pilots who flew experimental planes for NASA in our earliest days. Since long before we landed on the Moon, aeronautics has been a key piece of our mission. The U.S. founded the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), our predecessor, in 1914. NACA, collaborating with the U.S. Air Force, pioneered the X-1 aircraft, the first crewed plane to achieve supersonic speeds. NACA was largely responsible for turning the slow, cloth-and-wood biplanes of the early 1900s into the sleek, powerful jets of today.When NACA was absorbed by the newly...
Celebrating 81 Years of Ingenuity
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Celebrating 81 Years of Ingenuity

Celebrating 81 Years of IngenuityOn this day 50 years ago, human beings embarked on a journey to set foot on another world for the very first time. At 9:32 a.m. EDT, millions watched as Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, flying high on the most powerful rocket ever built: the mighty Saturn V.As we prepare to return humans to the lunar surface with our Artemis program, we’re planning to make history again with a similarly unprecedented rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS will be our first exploration-class vehicle since the Saturn V took American astronauts to the Moon a decade ago. With its superior lift capability, the SLS will expand our reach into the sol...