NASA scraps Tuesday moon launch due to storm

NASA scraps Tuesday moon launch due to storm

Workers pressure wash the logo of NASA on the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, May 19, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] WASHINGTON — NASA said on Saturday that it was scrapping Tuesday’s plans to launch Artemis, the United States’ return to the moon after five decades, noting concerns about a … Read more

Retirement means financial independence and no curfew for this ‘sen-ager’

Retirement means financial independence and no curfew for this ‘sen-ager’

Vince Mayne in October, 2021. Vince Mayne, 69, St. Catharines, Ont. I initially retired in 2012 after a career as a chartered professional accountant (CPA), the last part of which was working as an IT executive at Hewlett Packard. I was ambivalent about retirement at first. A lot of my persona was wrapped up in … Read more

Five-hectare wildfire sparks at Stave Lake in Mission, BC

Five-hectare wildfire sparks at Stave Lake in Mission, BC

BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to a new wildfire that sparked in Mission, BC, Saturday night. The five-hectare wildfire is burning around 20 kilometers up the Florence Lake Forest Service Road near Stave Lake. Images captured late Saturday night show active fire activity in Mission, BC City of Mission Story continues below advertisement The … Read more

67-year-old man charged in connection to 2017 homicide of Abbotsford, BC’s Chelsey Gauthier

67-year-old man charged in connection to 2017 homicide of Abbotsford, BC’s Chelsey Gauthier

After a multi-year investigation, a suspect has now been arrested and charged in connection to the 2017 homicide of Chelsey Gauthier of Abbotsford, BC Homicide investigators announced Saturday afternoon that 67-year-old Gary Losch was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and indignity to human remains. Gary Losch, 67, has been arrested and charged with second-degree … Read more

Europa Clipper’s High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Precision Testing at NASA Langley – NASA’s Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper’s High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Precision Testing at NASA Langley – NASA’s Europa Clipper

The high gain antenna (HGA) for the Europa Clipper recently underwent testing at the Experimental Test Range (ETR) at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. There, researchers assessed its ability to precisely beam data from the spacecraft back to Earth. The HGA is pictured here arriving in March. He spent time at the ETR … Read more

SpaceX Polaris Dawn is planning its first crewed launch in December

SpaceX Polaris Dawn is planning its first crewed launch in December

Speaking at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 29, Isaacman revealed the mission would likely fly late this year. “We’re looking at the end of the year right now so, so likely December.” What does Isaacman hope to achieve on this historic mission? Amazing few days https://t.co/ndKdcFJ6IU — Jared … Read more

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts is famous for supporting outlandish ideas in the astronomy and space exploration fields. Since being re-established in 2011, the institute has supported a wide variety of projects as part of its three-phase program. However, so far, only three projects have gone on to receive Phase III funding. And one of … Read more

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Final Selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered with far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, not long after landing – or in its second selfie, composed of … Read more

Astronomers Unveil The Most Detailed Map of The Metal Asteroid Psyche Yet

Astronomers Unveil The Most Detailed Map of The Metal Asteroid Psyche Yet

If you wanted to do a forensic study of the Solar System, you might head for the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. That’s where you can find ancient rocks from the Solar System’s early days. Out there in the cold vacuum of space, far from the Sun, asteroids are largely untouched by space … Read more