VIRGIN ORBIT COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL CAPTIVE CARRY TEST FLIGHT WITH “FLYING LAUNCHPAD”

A new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful test flight for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne. Sir Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company completed a flawless test flight, proving that its carbon-fiber two-stage rocket […]

AHA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH SPACETY TO LAUNCH THE WORLD’S FIRST POPULAR CARTOON CHARACTER INTO OUTER SPACE

AHA Entertainment, in cooperation with Spacety, one of the first commercial aerospace companies in China, held a successful press conference at the 2018 Tencent Global Partner Conference OPEN DAY on November 1, 2018 in Nanjing. The two companies announced a strategic partnership, whereby SEVEN, the popular character of AHA Entertainment’s franchised animation TV series Killer […]

IROC CEO BRUCE FURST SIGNS 1ST INTERGALACTIC MUSIC LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR OUTER SPACE

Megatrax is proud to enter a strategic partnership, via a licensing agreement, with Intergalactic Royalty Operations Corporation (iROC), an Austin, Texas, based provider of content and brand marketing, for use exclusively off planet earth; above the Karman Line (62 miles above sea level). Bruce Furst is the forward-thinking, Founder and CEO of iROC, formed in […]

EARTH’S DUST CLOUD SATELLITES CONFIRMED

A team of Hungarian astronomers and physicists may have confirmed two elusive clouds of dust, in semi-stable points just 400,000 kilometers from Earth. The clouds, first reported by and named for Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski in 1961, are exceptionally faint, so their existence is controversial. The new work appears in the journal Monthly Notices of […]

NASA SEEKS INFORMATION FOR GATEWAY CARGO DELIVERY SERVICES

NASA will lead the development of the Gateway, a permanent spaceship orbiting the Moon, to serve as a home base for human and robotic missions to the surface of the Moon and ultimately, Mars. The first orbiting lunar laboratory will be a temporary home and office for astronauts for up to three months at a […]

COSMOSPHERE SATELLITE LOCATION TO OPEN EARLY WITH HISTORIC NASA EXHIBIT

Cosmosphere Innovation Space and Bluhawk today announced that a significant piece of American history, the Mercury spacecraft Liberty Bell 7, will be the early centerpiece of a new exhibition by Cosmosphere Innovation Space at Bluhawk in Overland Park. “We have an exceptional plan that meets the needs of Cosmosphere, Bluhawk and the public, which is […]

EUROPA PLUME SITES LACK EXPECTED HEAT SIGNATURES

The study of two potential plume sites on Jupiter’s moon Europa has shown a lack of expected hotspot signatures, unlike Enceladus where plumes have a very clear and obvious temperature signature, research by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Julie Rathbun shows. “We searched through the available Galileo thermal data at the locations proposed as the […]

WEB VISION TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES THE VISION FOR MARS PROJECT TO HELP NASA PROTECT THE VISUAL HEALTH OF ASTRONAUTS

Web Vision Technologies is working closely with National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) to develop an “All-in-One” vision testing (diagnostic) device that can be deployed on spacecraft to do comprehensive vision testing, evaluation, and to guide medical interventions of astronauts experiencing vision problems on future long-duration, deep space missions. There is limited room for vision testing […]

PLANT HORMONE MAKES SPACE FARMING A POSSIBILITY

With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists from the University of Zurich have shown. The hormone supports the symbiosis between fungi and plant roots, thus encouraging plants’ growth – even under the challenging conditions […]

NASA CALLS FOR INSTRUMENTS, TECHNOLOGIES FOR DELIVERY TO THE MOON

NASA has announced a call for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads that will fly to the Moon on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or 2020. The agency is working with U.S. industry and international partners to expand human exploration from the Moon to Mars. It all starts with robotic missions on […]

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