Wednesday, November 25

NASA

NASA, SpaceX, World

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make first splash in 45 years – The Canadian News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in dramatic, retro-styled fashion, with their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close an unprecedented test flight conducted by Elon's SpaceX company. Musk. It was the first splash by American astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to transport people to and from orbit. The return clears the way for another SpaceX crew launch starting next month and possible sightseeing flights next year. Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken traveled in the SpaceX Dragon capsule back to Earth less than a day after leaving the International Space Station and two months after taking off from Florida. The capsule was parachuted into the calm waters of the gulf about...
ames research center, andrew streett, drones, hale, high altitude long endurance, NASA, rick heise, swift engineering, Tech, UAS, unmanned aerial system

This high speed, self-driving aircraft is an affordable alternative to satellites

Swift Engineering just developed an affordable alternative to satellites.In partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center, Swift created a high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS). Basically, it’s a self-driving, highspeed aircraft that can operate autonomously at 70,000 feet. The 72-foot solar-powered aerial vehicle weighs less than 180 pounds and can safely carry up to 15 pounds. The HALE UAS will be used for upper atmosphere operations like commercial and military surveillance, monitoring, communications and security applications. Swift Engineering applauded NASA’s Earth Science Division for allowing the company to use its case studies to design HALE.“We developed a cost-efficient power and propulsion system that can withstand h...
Central New York, Comet Neowise, engagement, Erica Pendrak, John Nicotera, Life, NASA, Space, Utica

Couple gets engaged under incredibly rare sight

A New York couple who met on Instagram got engaged under an extremely rare but picture-perfect sight, Syracuse.com reports.John Nicotera, a Utica resident and teacher in Central New York, originally had plans to propose to his fiancée Erica Pendrak, who is also a teacher, on a trip to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Unfortunately, the pandemic forced him to cancel those plans and come up with a new idea.“I was bummed that it was canceled,” Nicotera recalled. “Any plan I came up [with] just didn’t seem to compare to Crater Lake.”But when Nicotera, an avid space junkie, soon learned that Comet Neowise — a long period comet that had been spotted earlier in March by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) — could be observed...
Astrology, astronomy, fake science, horoscope, Life, NASA, Science, Space, zodiac

NASA, a Libra, reveals there are more than 12 zodiac signs

Horoscope devotees have been rocked by a NASA report stating that there are up to 21 zodiacal constellations total — not just the 12.A post about a 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, was published by NASA in January 2016, but now it’s suggested that we’re ignoring many, many more.The concept of zodiac signs originates from the Babylonians 3,000 years ago, in an attempt to better understand the planet. NASA speculates based on stories that the group split the sky up into 12 sections to mimic the 12 seasons, even though they were fully aware of the existence of Ophiuchus.The post itself debunks astrology right off the bat — obviously, the writer behind it has not downloaded The Pattern or turned on notifications for Co-Star — and explained that Babylonians only pick...