Dragon Docks to Station with Solar Arrays and Science – Space Station

Nov. 27, 2022: International Space Station Configuration. Six spaceships are parked at the space station including the Cygnus space freighter, the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft and Crew Dragon Endurance, and Russia’s Soyuz MS-22 crew ship and the Progress 81 and 82 resupply ships. While the International Space Station was traveling over the Pacific Ocean, a … Read more

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to deliver new solar arrays to space station – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule climbed into space from Florida on Saturday. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now SpaceX launched an all-new Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule Saturday from Kennedy Space Center on a mission to deliver new roll-out solar arrays, belated Thanksgiving treats, CubeSats, and a cornucopia of experiments … Read more

Second pair of new space station solar arrays set for launch on Dragon cargo ship – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Cargo Dragon capsule on pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: SpaceX A second pair of new roll-out solar arrays to upgrade the International Space Station’s power system is set for launch as soon as Tuesday on a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship. Astronauts will help deploy the power-generating solar wings … Read more

The Most Devastating Solar Storms in History are Scoured Into Tree Rings

Trees are like sentinels that preserve a record of shifting climates. Their growth rings hold that history and dendrochronology studies those rings. Scientists can determine the exact ages of trees and correlate their growth with climatic and environmental changes. But they also record the effects of more distant changes, including the Sun’s activity. Carbon is … Read more

Asteroid Ryugu was born out in the cold, in the solar system’s earliest days

The near-Earth asteroid Ryugu formed far from the sun, in the cold depths of the outer solar system, according to new analysis of samples returned from Ryugu by the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission. Hayabusa2 collected two samples of material from Ryugu‘s surface in 2019, then returned those samples to Earth in 2020. Early analysis indicated that … Read more

Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

Over sixty years ago, the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), known as Project Ozma, was conducted. This campaign was led by legendary astronomer Frank Drake, which relied on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia to listen to Tau Ceti and Epsilon Eridani for any signs of radio transmissions. Since … Read more