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April 30, 2018 5:53 AM New Mexico firm hopes to offer Wi-Fi for space travelers

New Mexico firm hopes to offer Wi-Fi for space travelers A small New Mexico-based firm is hoping to join NASA in offering Wi-Fi in space. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Solstar Space Co. of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is working to create reliable internet connections in space for everyone, starting in the orbital realm. Solstar CEO M. Brian Barnett recently 72

April 25, 2018 11:59 AM You Can Now See Nearly 1.7 Billion Stars With This Incredibly Detailed Map of the Milky Way

(BERLIN) — The European Space Agency is releasing the most detailed star chart yet for the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies. The data released Wednesday include high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars collected by the space agency’s Gaia probe, which was launched in 2013. It follows the release two years ago of a smaller batch of measurements 115

April 16, 2018 1:14 PM A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted

An asteroid estimated to be at least 150 feet in diameter made an alarmingly close pass to Earth on Sunday morning just hours after it was first observed by astronomers. The asteroid, named Asteroid 2018 GE3, was closest to Earth at around 2.41 a.m. ET on April 15 when it was spotted about 119,500 miles away, EarthSky.org reports. That’s closer than the moon, which 126

April 9, 2018 7:08 PM 'Jupiter Triangle' to shine bright in April's night sky

Planet Jupiter is going to delight stargazers with a rare show this week when it connects two of the brightest stars in the solar system: Arcturus and Spica. (NASA/Handout) Jupiter is set to delight stargazers with a special show this week when it connects two of the brightest stars in the solar system: Arcturus and Spica. The fifth planet from the Sun formed 238

April 8, 2018 7:29 PM Kansas space museum finalizes renovation project

Kansas space museum finalizes renovation project The renovation of a space museum in Kansas will include four mission control consoles, once used by NASA engineers to guide astronauts to the moon. The Cosmosphere's $151,500 remodel will also include improvements to the flight room and mission control room, The Hutchinson News reported. New technology 67

April 6, 2018 4:33 AM NASA, Boeing Signal Regular Missions to Space Station to Be Delayed

Revised Boeing contract signals capsule won’t fly with crew until 2019 NASA and Boeing Co. have agreed to turn the initial test flight of the company’s commercial crewed capsule into an operational mission, one of several recent signs officials are hedging their bets on when U.S. spacecraft will start regularly ferrying astronauts to the international 81

April 5, 2018 5:40 PM Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds) of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes grown inside 169

April 4, 2018 2:25 PM SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

A SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments and other goods for NASA has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day journey. The Dragon capsule and its 6,000-pound shipment was captured by the space station's robot arm Wednesday. It's the second trip to the 250-mile-high orbiting outpost for this capsule, refurbished following a visit 35

March 23, 2018 7:58 PM 2 Americans, 1 Russian dock with International Space Station

MOSCOW – A Soyuz capsule carrying two Americans and a Russian cosmonaut has docked with the International Space Station. The docking at 10:40 p.m. (1940 GMT) Friday came two days after the capsule blasted off from Russia's manned space launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On board the capsule were NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and Russian 66

March 21, 2018 9:11 PM US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station. A Soyuz rocket carrying the three men blasted off Wednesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan. On board the capsule were NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and Roscosmos' cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. The trio will join station 82