Day: April 1, 2019

April Brings Three New Spaceships and a Third Spacewalk at the Station

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 1, 2019 April is shaping up to be a busy month bringing three new spaceships and another spacewalk to the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crew has already wrapped up two spacewalks this year and welcomed the first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and the latest Soyuz MS-12 […]

Hubble Spots Flock of Cosmic Ducks

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NASA – Hubble Space Telescope patch. April 1, 2019 This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a �V� shape that somewhat resembles a flock of […]

Mars Express Matches Methane Spike Measured by Curiosity

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ESA – Mars Express Mission patch. 1 April 2019 A reanalysis of data collected by ESA�s Mars Express during the first 20 months of NASA�s Curiosity mission found one case of correlated methane detection, the first time an in-situ measurement has been independently confirmed from orbit. Reports of methane in the martian atmosphere have been […]

It takes a team

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ISS – International Space Station logo. 1 April 2019 Look again at that Space Station. That�s there. That�s home for a crew of six astronauts. That�s us too. On it every human being lives out their lives, performs science and maintains the spacecraft with the support of a whole team on Earth. International Space Station […]