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  • SpaceX delivers for Intelsat on heavyweight Falcon 9 mission

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rumbled into the sky Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, flexing the rocket’s muscles and lofting a massive Intelsat satellite to orbit supporting wireless communications, television broadcasting and trans-Atlantic data relays. Recovering from back-to-back countdown aborts earlier in the week, the two-stage,...
  • Scientists make giant leap in age-old pursuit of longer, healthier life

    Scientists have found a way to reverse the ageing process, extending the lifespan of mice by 20 per cent and raising the prospect of an anti-ageing treatment for humans within a decade. The discovery has attracted the attention of US space agency #Nasa , which is keen to protect...
  • The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along

    NASA had some big news this past week. No, it wasn’t aliens. It was the next best thing: the discovery of seven new “Earth-sized exoplanets,” a few of which could be hospitable to life. Now, it turns out that Elite: Dangerous actually predicted the existence of the TRAPPIST-1 star...
  • NASA Has A Whole Lot Of Science Planned For 2017

    NASA has a whole lot of research planned for 2017, including continued work to transport humans to Mars and efforts to track our home planet’s changing climate, despite an incoming administration that’s proved to be highly antagonistic to science in general. The U.S. space agency released a video Wednesday of next...
  • NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

    LAST WEEK, NASA announced its scientists had found “surprising activity” on Jupiter’s moon Europa. And, just like you’d expect, the space-dork corner of the Internet whipped itself into a frenzy. Because that kind of vague statement can only mean they found aliens, right? Well, not really. But some people...
  • Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A massive fireball and explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX’s main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa. There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed...
  • NASA to give free access to its research on the Internet; Here’s why it is important

    American space agency NASA has announced that their hundreds of research articles will be released online and can be accessed for free. Since its establishment in 1958, NASA has been gathering information on everything scientific but most of the research data had been kept hidden. The amount of information...
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