‘Star Trek’ Scotty: James Doohan’s ashes smuggled on Space Station

The late Doohan, who famously portrayed chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott on the original TV series “Star Trek,” had his ashes smuggled aboard the International Space Station, where they fittingly float in space today. “I have been keeping a secret for over 12 years,” Chris Doohan, one of the sons of the “Star Trek” actor wrote on […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 and Cargo Dragon Stand Ready for CRS-21 Launch – SpaceX

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and cargo Dragon spacecraft stand ready for liftoff at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida for the company’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission to the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for today, Dec. 6, at 11:17 a.m. EST… More about this article in the link […]

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Flying Astronauts to Space Is Never Routine – The Atlantic

SpaceX’s first attempt to fly astronauts to space and back was, from start to finish, a success. The launch into orbit—seamless. The spacecraft’s arrival at the International Space Station—smoothly done. On return, the capsule, buffeted by billowy parachutes, coasted through the sky, toward the waters off the coast of Florida—a vision of a new era […]

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NASA Finally Makes Contact With Voyager 2 After Longest Radio Silence in 30 Years

There’s never been a radio silence quite like this one. After long months with no way of making contact with Voyager 2, NASA has finally reestablished communications with the record-setting interstellar spacecraft… More about this article in the link below… https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-finally-makes-contact-with-voyager-2-after-long-spell-of-radio-silence

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Rosetta spacecraft detects unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft have helped reveal auroral emissions in the far ultraviolet around a comet for the first time. At Earth, auroras are formed when charged particles from the Sun follow our planet’s magnetic field lines to the north and south poles. There, solar particles strike atoms and molecules in […]

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