NASA to open untouched moon samples for 1st time since Apollo missions (VIDEO)
16 March, 2019, 07:44
At the NASA Ames Research Center/Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, Alexander Sehlke will lead a team whose mission is to complete an experiment started 50 years ago whose aim was to see how volatiles like water are stored on the moon's radiation-bombed surface.
Bridenstine said NASA will decide in the next couple weeks whether to stick with its rocket and delay - or go commercial for this one test flight. That's why it's "a critical piece of what NASA needs to build", Bridenstine told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
NASA's SLS, or Space Launch System, rocket, could do everything in one fell swoop.
Female astronauts could soon embark on a history-making mission to Mars.
"The goal is to get back on track", he said. In response, he asked mission teams to take a serious look at commercial options. ULA's heavy lift rocket has launched payloads for the U.S. Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office and NASA in the last 15 years with a 100 percent success rate.
He did not say which private company he had in mind, but SpaceX would be a natural candidate with its Falcon Heavy rocket. It could also include in-orbit assembly of a launch vehicle with an upper stage, which would then be used to direct Orion and the SM to the Moon.
"I want to be clear, we do not have right now an ability to dock the Orion crew capsule with anything in orbit". "Here's the glory of the USA of A. We have an fantastic capability that exists right now that we can use off the shelf to accomplish this objective".
Bridenstine said the decision on whether to proceed with the shift could be made in the next couple of weeks.
With the move away from the more powerful SLS variant, a number of missions slated to be launched aboard the Block 1B will be shifted to commercial rockets.
Bridenstine said the Gateway will help explore other places, like Mars.
President Donald Trump unveiled his proposed budget this week, including plans for a ramped up effort to return to the moon and good news for the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Moses became the first woman to fly in a US commercial spacecraft.
Released by the Office of Management and Budget on March 11, the proposed budget allocates $21.02 billion to NASA. The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission and the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder instrument are also facing termination due to budget cuts, while funding will be restored to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) and Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) missions.
We're limiting access to non-resettable device identifiers , including device IMEI, serial number, and similar identifiers. This is something most devices have for ages, and with the Q update this feature will be natively supported.
Singh's appointment is historic, as it makes her the only woman to now lead a late-night show on a broadcast network. In 2017, Forbes listed her as one of the top 10 highest earning Youtubers, earning a reported $10.5 million.
She says: "They're not going to be in the goldfish bowl of Kensington Palace, it will be much harder to photograph them". Harry and Meghan are to get their own court inside the Royal Family as they split from William and Kate in the Spring.
To me, I think it's racial, and I think it's inappropriate in the sense that there's no protection for the players. Mitchell noted the incident was "not the first time something like that has happened in [their] arena".
We were thus surprised to learn that local authorities in a few cities have chose to impose a ban on playing our game. Aravalli district administration has also issued a ban on both PUBG and the controversial MOMO Challenge .
Isco has not been included in Spain boss Luis Enrique's 23-man squad for the games against Norway and Malta. Zidane added on the 26-year-old playmaker: " Isco just wants to play football, nothing else".
Felicite was well known on social media and regularly shared posts with her 1.3 million followers on Instagram . It is the second family tragedy to hit Louis after his mum Johannah died from leukaemia in 2016.
Thunberg said on Twitter that nearly 100 countries will be involved. " Many people [are losing] their homes and livelihoods". She says the science on climate change is clear, and the time for action is now.
Still, Hook said the decision on waivers will be made by President Trump, who is closely watching oil prices. Altogether, more than 20 other tankers in Iran's fleet have been reflagged to Iran this year.
Wireless earphones could be releasing potentially carcinogenic radiation into the heads of the users, finds a new study. The petition signed by the scientists notes that children are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF.
Thursday is National Pi Day!
When new subscribers sign up for the service they'll be able to add a free dessert to their subscription orders for a full year. If you're dining at a BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse location on Thursday, you can get a mini one-topping pizza for just $3.14.
Titans acquire Tannehill from Dolphins
According to Ian Rappoport of NFL Network, the Dolphins are receiving a 4th round pick in 2020 and the 2019 7th round pick. He's also battled injuries for nearly all of his career, and the Titans have struggled when Mariota has missed time.
James, Lakers top Bulls to end skid
With 15 games to play, L.A. trails the Utah Jazz by 6½ games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. In spite of all the bad news circulating the Lakers, James achieved an awesome milestone Wednesday night against the Nuggets.