Day: April 23, 2019

A New Signal for a Neutron Star Collision Discovered

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NASA – Chandra X-ray Observatory patch. April 23, 2019 A bright burst of X-rays has been discovered by NASA�s Chandra X-ray Observatory in a galaxy 6.6 billion light years from Earth. This event likely signaled the merger of two neutron stars and could give astronomers fresh insight into how neutron stars � dense stellar objects […]

Major Incident for SpaceX: Crew Dragon Capsule Exploded in Ground Test

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SpaceX  – Crew Dragon / NASA Demo-1 patch. April 23, 2019 On April 20, 2019, during a static test, the Crew Dragon capsule that had flown to the ISS was likely completely destroyed. It was to be reused for an emergency ejection test in mid-June. The next flight of a Dragon ship, which was to […]

First Seisms Detected on Mars

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NASA – InSight Mission patch. April 23, 2019 A Martian tremor has been recorded on the red planet. This should allow, in the long run, to learn more about its history.  First Likely Marsquake Heard by NASA’s InSight Video above: This video and audio illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA’s Mars InSight rover on […]

Human Research, Materials Science and Robotics on Tuesday�s Schedule

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 23, 2019 The Expedition 59 crew spent the majority of Tuesday conducting space experiments and setting up research hardware. The International Space Station residents are also continuing to unpack a pair of recently arrived cargo ships while training for the next U.S. cargo mission. The weightless conditions of […]

New Life Science Begins; Next Dragon Cargo Mission Due This Week

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 22, 2019 The Expedition 59 crew has been unpacking Northrop Grumman�s Cygnus cargo craft over the weekend and began science operations on the newly delivered space research. The 17th SpaceX Dragon mission is now due to launch next week to replenish the International Space Station. Three NASA astronauts […]