NASA mission is set to launch and deliberately crash into an asteroid’s moon

NASA mission is set to launch and deliberately crash into

But the true test for this asteroid deflection technology will come in September 2022, when the spacecraft reaches its destination, to see how it impacts the motion of a near-Earth asteroid in space. Near-Earth objects are asteroids and comets with orbits that place them within 30 million miles (48 million kilometers) of Earth. Detecting the … Read more

SpaceX encapsulates NASA DART spacecraft for first interplanetary Falcon 9 launch

SpaceX encapsulates NASA DART spacecraft for first interplanetary Falcon 9

NASA says SpaceX has finished encapsulating its DART asteroid redirection spacecraft inside Falcon 9’s fairing and opened up its West Coast launch pad hangar to give VIPs and mission team members a tour of their rocket. Measuring 70m (230ft) tall, 550 metric tons (1.2M lb) fully fueled, and capable of producing more than 775 tons … Read more

Nine in 10 NASA Employees Are Vaccinated, But More Than 1,100 Are Seeking Exemptions

Nine in 10 NASA Employees Are Vaccinated But More Than

About 90% of NASA employees have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, according to agency data, but about 1,150 workers are seeking an exemption to President Biden’s governmentwide mandate. Most of the civil servants at NASA who have requested a medical or religious exception to the vaccination requirement, as allowed for under … Read more

The head of NASA admits: a manned mission to the moon will not take place in 2024

„[Rok] 2024 was not a goal that was technically feasible, “said Bill Nelson, referring to the implementation of the Artemis lunar program so far and its earlier schedule at a press conference held on November 9 this year. Announcing the revision of the schedule of manned missions to the moon, the head of NASA indicated … Read more

NASA postpones the return of astronauts to the Moon to 2025, “at the earliest”

NASA postpones the return of astronauts to the Moon to

NASA boss Bill Nelson on November 5, 2021, in Greenbelt, Maryland. OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP The Moon will wait a little longer. The return of astronauts to lunar soil, as part of the American Artemis program, has been delayed from 2024 to 2025 ” as soon as possible “, announced Tuesday, November 9, NASA. The … Read more

NASA, Space Force see growing opportunities to use commercial space services – SpaceNews

NASA Space Force see growing opportunities to use commercial space

Chief NASA economist Alex MacDonald: ‘We found the commercial capabilities are able to move at speeds, while the government programs maybe not always can’ WASHINGTON — NASA’s chief economist Alexander MacDonald said aggressive competition for space agency contracts is “one of the most exciting things that we’re seeing.” Speaking Nov. 2 on a TechCrunch online … Read more

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