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

Hawaii families impacted by Navy’s jet fuel leak worry about cancer, prepare legal action a year later

Waikīkī Beach, Honolulu, United States. Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The battle to hold the US military accountable for tainting public drinking water with jet fuel from the Red Hill bulk fuel storage facility continues almost a year after thousands of residents who were sickened and displaced last year. In November, a major jet fuel leak … Read more

A third straight La Niña is likely—here’s how you and your family can prepare

Flooding in Key Haven caused by hurricane Wilma on 10/24/2005. Credit: Marc Averette/Wikipedia Hearts sank along the Australian east coast this week when the Bureau of Meteorology announced a third consecutive La Niña was likely this year. La Niña weather events typically deliver above-average rainfall in spring and summer. But the last two La Niñas … Read more

SLS ready to roll to LC-39B for launch, teams prepare for multiple launch trajectories

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has completed all pre-launch preparations inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and is ready for its 4.2-mile (6.7-km) journey to Launch Complex 39B. The multi-hour rollout process is currently set to begin at 9 PM EDT on Tuesday, August 16 (01:00 UTC on … Read more

Mapping a country’s entire economy to predict—and prepare for—the next supply chain disruption

Firms are colored according to their systemic risk for the entire economy. Credit: CSHVienna Researchers at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) created a complete representation of Hungary’s economy. They mapped the entire country’s production network, including literally all of the relevant firms and all of the supply relationships with their clients and customers. With … Read more