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NASA chief excited for Starliner launch, touts importance of competition

NASA chief excited for Starliner launch, touts importance of competition

Reported by Space.com

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is ready to cheer on the launch of Boeing's Starliner crew capsule on a vital uncrewed test flight this week....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:00 +0000

A space laser is tracking subglacial lakes hidden in Antarctica

A space laser is tracking subglacial lakes hidden in Antarctica

Reported by Space.com

A NASA satellite in space that shoots a laser beam down to Earth has spotted still more subsurface lakes sandwiched between Antarctica's land and ice....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:59 +0000

Iceland may be the tip of a sunken continent

Iceland may be the tip of a sunken continent

Reported by Space.com

Iceland may be the last exposed remnant of a nearly Texas-size continent — called Icelandia — that sank beneath the North Atlantic Ocean about 10 million years ago...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:59 +0000

Will the average person need to exercise during a commercial spaceflight?

Will the average person need to exercise during a commercial spaceflight?

Reported by Space.com

This year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch the first private space mission into orbit with no professional astronauts....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:57 +0000

On This Day in Space! Aug. 2, 1971: Apollo 15 makes 1st televised lunar liftoff

On This Day in Space! Aug. 2, 1971: Apollo 15 makes 1st televised lunar liftoff

Reported by Space.com

On Aug. 2, 1971, a lunar liftoff was televised for the first time. Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin spent three days on the moon before departing in the lunar module, named "Falcon." See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:57 +0000

Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

Reported by Space.com

Read live updates of Boeing's second uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft, scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on July 30....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:05 +0000