Article Trunk



Posts Tagged ‘space’

Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt uncrewed Mars flight in two years, human landing in four to six

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk was given an award from media giant Axel Springer on Tuesday, and he sat down to provide a wide-ranging interview that covered topics including space, Tesla, AI and even underpopulation. Musk addressed SpaceX’s Mars ambitions first, providing current timelines he’s working toward for reaching the red planet with SpaceX’s ...

Find out how we’re working toward living and working in space at TC Sessions: Space 2020

The idea of people going to live and work in space, outside of the extremely unique case of the International Space Station, has long been the strict domain of science fiction. That’s changing fast, however, with public space agencies, private companies and the scientific community all looking at ways of making it safe for people ...

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon

Chinese state news agencies are reporting a successful landing of the Chang’e-5 lunar robotic lander, which will seek to return lunar rock samples back to Earth. The launch took off on November 23, and attained lunar orbit on November 28. It launched the lander vehicle on November 30, and the reports today from the China ...

How does sound travel through space?

Twenty Thousand Hertz is a podcast about sounds. Case in point: the latest episode, "Space Audity," which explores how, exactly, sound travels through the vacuum space, and the very practical technological complications that would make potential ... ...

China launches robotic spacecraft to grab Moon rock samples

[VIDEO: CGTN, a Chinese state broadcaster] China on Tuesday launched a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon. Reuters reports it's the first attempt any nation has made since the 1970s to retrieve samples from the lunar surface. &#... ...

Watch live as SpaceX tests the limits of Falcon 9 reusability with sixteenth Starlink satellite launch

SpaceX is set to launch its sixteenth Starlink mission on Monday at 9:34 PM EST (6:34 PM PST). This launch will carry 60 of the company’s broadband internet satellites to low-Earth orbit, where they’ll join the existing constellation and contribute to its growing network of eventually global coverage. The launch is also significant because it ...

Investors Lockheed Martin Ventures and SpaceFund are coming to TC Sessions: Space 2020

The space industry, once dominated by government-funded programs and a small handful of corporations, has seen a surge in startups in recent years. And with startups aplenty, the venture firms can never be far behind. Venture capital has played an increasingly important role in rooting out the best and most promising of these startups. The ...

SpaceX’s Saturday launch of Sentinel-6 is a first step toward leveling up climate studies

11.21.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Saturday's SpaceX launch may be a small step for a company that is making increasingly regular trips into orbit, but the latest mission's payload represents a giant step for climate studies here on Earth. The launch itself was a success by all measur... ...

Watch SpaceX launch a satellite that will monitor the world’s oceans

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday morning, with a target liftoff time of 9:17 AM PST (12:17 PM EST). This is the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Mission, which carries a satellite of the same name developed by the European Space Agency, NASA, and both U.S. ...

Iconic Arecibo radio telescope to be dismantled after 57-year run

The famous Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which has provided an invaluable service to scientists for 57 years as well as establishing itself in popular culture, will be dismantled after it incurred irreparable damage in recent months. The enormous observatory was completed in 1963 and immediately established itself as a powerful tool for astronomers ...