SpaceX rocket tagged for reuse test-fired in Texas – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX rocket tagged for reuse test-fired in Texas – Spaceflight Now

The test-firing of a previously-flown Falcon 9 first stage booster in late January paves the way for its second launch scheduled for no earlier than March. Credit: SpaceX The Falcon 9 first stage booster assigned to launch as soon as March on SpaceX’s first mission with a previously-flown rocket has been test-fired at the company’s […]

Scientists plan to march on Washington — but where will it get them? – Washington Post

Participants in the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) A few months from now, thousands of scientists will leave their labs and take to the streets to rally on behalf of publicly funded, openly communicated, evidence-based research. At least, that’s the vision of the organizers of the March for Science, which […]

NASA’s Home for EPIC Photos of Earth from Space Just Got Better – Space.com

NASA has overhauled its archive of amazing Earth views from space. The space agency’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) website will now provide daily, up-close views of the planet in both natural and enhanced color.  EPIC lives aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, which orbits the sun about 1 million […]

Is Anything Wrong With Natural, Non-Man-Made Climate Change? – Forbes

Is Anything Wrong With Natural, Non-Man-Made Climate Change? – Forbes

Hoesung Lee (L), chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa (2nd-L), COP22 president Salaheddine Mezouar (C) and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal (R) attend the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016.UN talks to implement the landmark Paris climate pact opened in Marrakesh, […]

How to Photograph the Supermoon: NASA Pro Shares His Tips – Space.com

The biggest, brightest full moon of 2016 is just around the corner. If you’d like to capture the memory of Monday’s supermoon on camera, a pro photographer at NASA has some tips for you. A so-called supermoon takes place when the moon, in its full phase, is at the closest point to Earth […]

Chinese Construction Workers Set Off Dynamite And Uncover ‘New’ Dinosaur Species – NPR

Chinese Construction Workers Set Off Dynamite And Uncover ‘New’ Dinosaur Species – NPR

Two views of the Tongtianlong limosus full skeleton. Scientific Reports Workmen building a high school in southern China were dynamiting through bedrock – and when the dust settled, they found they had inadvertently uncovered a well-preserved dinosaur skeleton. It turned out to be the first example of its species, which scientists have poetically named Tongtianlong […]

Will President Trump Invest in Space Exploration? – NBCNews.com

President-elect Donald Trump will step into his new role during a pivotal time for future space endeavors, with NASA currently planning a Mars mission and preparing to end its dependence on Russia for rides to the International Space Station. In an interview with Aerospace America earlier this year, Trump called NASA “one of the most […]

Trump taps climate-change skeptic to oversee EPA transition – Washington Post

President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency, saying the regulations it has put out under President Obama are “a disgrace.” He has vowed to roll back Obama’s signature effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, known as the Clean Power Plan, and to scrap a litany of other “unnecessary” rules, […]

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