NASA teams prepare for SLS fueling test to inform launch date

As part of continued troubleshooting and seal replacement validation efforts, teams at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida will take the SLS rocket through a Core Stage and Interim Cryogenic Propulsion System (ICPS) fueling test on Wednesday, Sept. 21. NASA officials hope the test will reveal no leaks of the liquid hydrogen (LH2) system, which … Read more

Everything that we know about Star Wars: Andor – release date, cast, trailers

See the darker side of the Rebel Alliance as we look at everything we know about Andor, the Star Wars prequel series coming soon to Disney+. Rebel agent Cassian Andor returns to screens later this summer with the premiere of the new Star Wars TV show, simply named ‘Andor’, with the promise of filling in … Read more

Artemis 1 SLS mission gets preliminary launch date

Derek Richardson July 20th, 2022 NASA has preliminarily set Aug. 29 as the first launch attempt for the Artemis 1 Space Launch System rocket, which will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a test flight around the Moon. Credit: Theresa Cross / Spaceflight Insider On the 53rd anniversary of humans first setting foot on the … Read more

Are your COVID-19 vaccinations up to date? It might depend on your politics, new study suggests

Among the survey participants, the three-fifths who had already taken their shots, described the COVID vaccine with positive words like “safe” and “good.” Unvaccinated respondents leaned toward negative descriptors, such as “no” and “not getting.” The UH Hobby School of Public Affairs report “COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Two Years After the Outbreak” takes a deep look … Read more

Gaia sees strange stars in most detailed Milky Way survey to date

Science & Exploration 06/13/2022 194 views 0 likes Today, ESA’s Gaia mission releases Its new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy. Astronomers describe strange ‘starquakes’, stellar DNA, asymmetric motions and other fascinating insights in this most detailed Milky Way survey to date. Gaia is ESA’s mission to create the most accurate and complete … Read more

Researchers home in on Thera volcano eruption date

The volcanic craters of Aniakchak II (left) and Thera (right). Credit: Charlotte Pearson A University of Arizona tree-ring expert is closer than ever to pinning down the date of the infamous Thera volcano eruption—a goal she has pursued for decades. Charlotte Pearson, an associate professor in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, is lead author of … Read more