Volcano begins erupting in Iceland near international airport – National

Volcano begins erupting in Iceland near international airport – National

A volcano in southwest Iceland began erupting Wednesday, the country’s meteorological authorities said – just eight months after its last eruption officially ended. The Icelandic Meteorological Office urged people not to go near the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which is located some 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the capital, Reykjavik. The eruption in an uninhabited valley … Read more

NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA put an asteroid mission on hold Friday, blaming the late delivery of its own navigation software. The Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid of the same name was supposed to launch this September or October. But the agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab was several months late delivering its software for navigation, guidance and control … Read more

NASA wraps up moon rocket test; to set launch date after fix

NASA wraps up moon rocket test;  to set launch date after fix

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA said Thursday it has finished testing its huge moon rocket and will move it back to the launch pad in late August. A date for the first flight will be set after a leak that popped up during a dress rehearsal is fixed, the space agency said. Earlier this … Read more

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time Monday and went ahead with a critical countdown test despite a fuel line leak. This was NASA’s fourth crack at the all-important dress rehearsal, the last major milestone before the moon rocket’s long-awaited launch debut. The previous attempts in April … Read more