Daily Archives: 15.11.2020

Live coverage: SpaceX, NASA counting down to launch of new space station crew

Live coverage of the mission of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft, and Crew-1 astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi on a flight to the International Space Station. Text updates will appear automatically in a new post. Follow us on . NASA TV NASA clean feed Spaceflight Now members can of the Falcon 9 rocket ...

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Midway Between Storms: Our Guide to the 2014 Leonid Meteors

If there’s one meteor shower that has the potential to bring on a storm of epic proportions, it’s the Leonids. Peaking once every 33 years, these fast movers hail from the Comet 55P Temple-Tuttle, and radiate from the Sickle, or backwards “question mark” asterism in the constellation Leo.  And although 2014 is an “off year” in terms of storm prospects, ...

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You’re Not Alone: Ripple Exec Lost Thousands on ‘Worthless’ Tokens Too

David Schwartz. Source: A video screenshot, Youtube/UNCHAIN Convention Learn from your mistakes, goes the old adage. And when it comes to crypto investment, it appears that there is no shortage of mistakes to be made – providing the rest of the world with plenty of opportunities to learn from other investors’ cryptoasset-related mishaps. In an eye-opening Quora thread that gathered ...

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Thales Alenia Space to build Copernicus CHIME satellites

(13 November 2020 – Thales) Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a 90 Meuro first tranche contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to design and build the 2 environmental monitoring satellites of the Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission for the Environment (CHIME), the global amount being 455 million euros. The CHIME mission is part of the expansion ...

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Preventing frailty could delay or prevent dementia

Dementia is in the cards for many. It is a common typically age-related cognitive decline, which is a burden for the patients and their families. Dementia is an incurable condition and one of the most common causes of death as well. It is estimated that around 50 million people globally live with dementia, but who knows the real number – ...

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The Average Temperature of the Universe has Been Getting Hotter and Hotter

For almost a century, astronomers have understood that the Universe is in a state of expansion. Since the 1990s, they have come to understand that as of four billion years ago, the rate of expansion has been speeding up. As this progresses, and the galaxy clusters and filaments of the Universe move farther apart, scientists theorize that the mean temperature ...

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Argentinean Crypto Bill Headed for Parliamentary Vote

Source: Adobe/Bernardo Galmarini Crypto is dominating the headlines across the board in Argentina, with an ambitious private member’s bill proposing the legalization of cryptoassets and the launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) heading toward a parliamentary vote. According to iProUp, the bill has been masterminded by Ignacio Torres, an MP for the main opposition coalition party Juntos por ...

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Crew-1 Readies for Sunday Launch, 28-Hour Trek to Space Station

Crew-1 astronauts (from left) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi are pictured at the doors of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) last week. Photo Credit: NASA A day later than originally planned, SpaceX will launch a brand-new Falcon 9 core, a brand-new Crew Dragon spacecraft and a brand-new team ...

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Veteran Japanese astronaut to become SpaceX’s first international passenger

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi during training at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Credit: SpaceX Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi has traveled to the International Space Station on a space shuttle and a Russian capsule. He’s now gearing up to launch on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship, becoming only the third person to launch from Earth into orbit on three different types ...

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