NASA funds Nokia plan to provide cellular service on moon

This is an artist's conception of a lunar lander operated by Vodafone and Nokia that would bring 4G cellular communications and robotic rovers to the moon. Image courtesy of Vodafone ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- NASA will fund a project by Nokia to build a 4G cellular communication network on the moon with $14.1 million, [...]

2020-10-15T15:27:26+00:00October 15th, 2020|

China prepares to launch orbiter, lander, rover to Mars

By Paul Brinkmann  (0) This is an artist's depiction of the Mars rover on the Tianwen-1 mission slated for a launch as early as Thursday. Image courtesy of Xinhua July 22 (UPI) -- China plans to launch its initial attempt to reach Mars -- the first such mission in history to include an orbiter, lander and [...]

2020-07-22T17:15:14+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

America gets ready to again see astronauts head into space from U.S. soil

The astronaut walkway is extended to SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket to prepare for liftoff Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo courtesy of SpaceX ORLANDO, Fla., May 26 (UPI) -- NASA and SpaceX plan to provide more than 24 hours of live coverage for the return of human spaceflight from the [...]

2020-05-27T02:04:58+00:00May 27th, 2020|

Boom heard in Washington state likely……..

By Ben Hooper  (0) May 8 (UPI) -- A loud booming sound reported by multiple witnesses in Washington state was likely a meteor exploding over the area, experts said. The American Meteor Society said several reports came in about a bright object streaking across the sky over the Puget Sound area about 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by [...]

2020-05-11T00:14:19+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Astronaut’s blocked vein, treated in space, brings medical insight

By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News  (0) With planning in progress to send humans back to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars, both of which will include long periods of exposure to weightlessness, doctors are learning how to treat medical conditions in space -- with implications for treatment back on Earth. Photo by Christina Koch/NASA Jan. [...]

2020-01-05T16:12:47+00:00January 5th, 2020|

Boeing Starliner mission hits snag, misses docking at space station

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches an unmanned Boeing Starliner spacecraft at 6:36 a.m. EST Friday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo by Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell/UPI | License Photo KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- An uncrewed Boeing Starliner space capsule failed to reach the International Space Station after launching [...]

2019-12-21T17:13:05+00:00December 21st, 2019|

Space collisions a growing concern as Earth orbit gets more crowded

By Brooks Hays  (0) The two Van Allen Probes, launched in August 2012 and pictured in an artist's conception, operate in the Van Allen Radiation Belt of Earth and suffer the harsh conditions they are studying. Photo by NASA Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Elon Musk sent a tweet Monday via the burgeoning Starlink satellite constellation. The [...]

2019-10-23T13:44:59+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Army inks deal with Blink-182 founder for UFO, weapons research

By Ed Adamczyk  (1) The U.S. Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command, charged with evaluations of military technology, signed a five-year cooperative agreement last week with the To the Stars Academy, an organization dedicated to examination of unexplained aerial phenomena, including unidentified flying objects. Photo by Jerome Aliotta/CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center/U.S. Army Oct. 21 (UPI) [...]

2019-10-22T14:41:20+00:00October 22nd, 2019|

Water detected on planet in ‘habitable zone’ — a first

By Brooks Hays  (0) An illustration showcases a watery world orbiting within its host star's habitable zone. Photo by UCL Sept. 11 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists have detected water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet positioned within its host star's habitable zone. The exoplanet K2-18b, which is located 110 light-years from Earth, completes [...]

2019-09-16T14:19:44+00:00September 16th, 2019|

Newly spotted comet is likely an interstellar traveler

By Brooks Hays  (0) Astronomers suspect the comet C/2019 Q4 -- imaged here by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Big Island -- is just passing through our solar system. Photo by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Astronomers have identified a new comet, named C/2019 Q4, traveling inbound toward the sun. Early analysis of the [...]

2019-09-14T15:27:24+00:00September 14th, 2019|
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