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Now that Many Countries Have the Ability to Destroy Satellites, the US is Figuring Out Ways to Make Them More Armored

Reported by Universe Today

With all the advances made in anti-satellite technology, Sandia National Laboratories is seeking partnerships to develop satellites that can defend themselves The post Now that Many Countries Have the Ability to Destroy Satellites, the US is Figuring Out W...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:27 +0000

The Black Knight Satellite: A Hodgepodge of Alien Conspiracy Theories

The Black Knight Satellite: A Hodgepodge of Alien Conspiracy Theories

Reported by Space.com

Some think it could be an extraterrestrial spacecraft — but is it?...
  • By: David Crookes
  • On: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:10 +0000

A NASA Panel Says We Don’t Need to be so Careful About Infecting Other Worlds

Reported by Universe Today

It’s time to update the rules. That’s the conclusion of a panel that examined NASA’s rules for planetary protection. It was smart, at the dawn of the space age, to think about how we might inadvertently pollute other worlds with Earthly m...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:18 +0000

Virgin Galactic Powers Up New SpaceShipTwo Vehicle (Video)

Virgin Galactic Powers Up New SpaceShipTwo Vehicle (Video)

Reported by Space.com

The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic's manufacturing subsidiary, recently wrapped up a landmark "Power On" test of the third SpaceShipTwo vehicle, which is being assembled in Mojave, California. ...
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:17 +0000

Meet NASA's New Leader of Human Spaceflight Operations

Meet NASA's New Leader of Human Spaceflight Operations

Reported by Space.com

Agency chief Jim Bridenstine announced last week that Douglas Loverro has been named the agency’s new associate administrator for its Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate....
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:17 +0000

We Could Go to Venus with Today's Technology, Scientists Say

We Could Go to Venus with Today's Technology, Scientists Say

Reported by Space.com

We could go to Venus tomorrow with the technology we have today, urged a NASA scientific advisory group, and the group's members would like to get a mission off the ground as soon as possible....
  • By: Elizabeth Howell
  • On: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:00 +0000