Day: April 10, 2019

Crew Trains to Capture U.S. Spaceship and Studies the Brain and Breathing

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 10, 2019 The Expedition 59 crew is now training to capture a U.S. cargo ship when it arrives at the International Space Station next week. The orbital lab residents are also busy researching how living in space affects the human mind and body. Fresh off their spacewalk Monday, […]

First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

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ESA & ROSCOSMOS – ExoMars Mission patch. 10 April 2019 New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack of methane, are among the scientific highlights of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter�s first year in orbit. Two papers are published in the journal Nature […]

Northrop Grumman Carries Technology, Scientific Investigations on Mission to Space Station

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Northrop Grumman – CRS Cygnus NG-11 patch. April 10, 2019 A Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft scheduled to liftoff on April 17 carries supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station. It uses a new late load capability that allows time-sensitive experiments to be loaded just 24 hours before liftoff. Previously, all cargo had to […]

NASA Launches Two Rockets Studying Auroras

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NASA – Wallops Flight Facility patch. April 10, 2019 NASA successfully launched the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment or AZURE mission on April 5 from the And�ya Space Center in Norway. Image above: An aurora is seen dancing across the night sky prior the launch of AZURE rockets at the And�ya Space Center in Norway. […]

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

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ESO – European Southern Observatory logo. 10 April 2019 ESO, ALMA, and APEX contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87 First Image of a Black Hole The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) � a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration � […]

NASA Demos CubeSat Laser Communications Capability

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NASA logo. April 10, 2019 Animation above: A brief laser flash at the center of the frame was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats. In it, one small satellite used a laser to send information to the ISARA CubeSat, managed by JPL. Image Credit: The Aerospace Corporation. Two NASA CubeSats teamed up […]