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Aug 09 2018

Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private U.S. spaceships

Boeing's uncrewed test flight will slip to the end of 2018, and its crewed test will launch in mid-2019. The agency assigned nine astronauts, including Sunita Willia...

Aug 09 2018

Drought a treadmill that won’t end: farmer

Dry farmland across eastern Australia is not predicted to get soaking rains through spring or summer. The opposition Labor party has criticized the aid as long overdu...

Aug 09 2018

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

The County of Hawai'i is under a Tropical Storm Watch. "Very rough surf is expected to impact mostly south- and east-facing coastal areas of the Big Island", AccuWea...

Aug 06 2018

First NASA Space Launch with Private Sector | aerospace | commercial space flight

SpaceX is targeting April 2019 for its crewed demonstration flight, Demo-2. It will mark Mann's first trip to space. More astronaut crew members will be assigned to fl...

Aug 04 2018

19 states vow to sue over proposed fuel efficiency rollbacks

Fuel efficiency standards were first introduced in 1975 and are estimated to have saved Americans more than $2tn in fuel costs since then. Trump's plan also undercuts...

Aug 04 2018

Aussie supermarket chain Coles to provide free 'reusable' plastic bags indefinitely

A spokesperson for Coles says while customers were starting to embrace the change, some were still finding they were short of bags at the checkout and need more time to m...

Aug 04 2018

NASA names astronauts for first manned US space launches since 2011

Astronauts Sunita Williams , Doug Hurley , Bob Behnken and Eric Boe have spent the past three years working with Boeing and SpaceX on their commercial crew spacesh...

Aug 03 2018

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

In its report , the GAO said NASA's projected "average" certification date for Boeing was December 2019, and January 2020 for SpaceX , with the potential for both c...

Aug 03 2018

Trump administration seeks to freeze gas mileage standards for new cars

Heidi King, the deputy administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, said the administration is excited about the idea of getting more m...

Aug 03 2018

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

During their encounter, Mars and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of Earth. One way to give the atmosphere a boost is by releasing more Carbon dioxide and sci...

Aug 02 2018

Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

Even if hybrids can reproduce, they'd likely face other challenges in their environment, like being disadvantaged by their uniquely inherited traits or competition from o...

Aug 01 2018

Mars Makes Close Pass By Earth | Connecticut Public Radio

The Italians say they used radar to detect the lake under the planet's southern polar ice cap. During an opposition , a planet is fully lit by the Sun as seen from Earth...

Aug 01 2018

Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting

The distance between Earth and Mars changes throughout the year due to their elliptical shaped paths . (And when this last approach occurred, it was the first time in ...

Jul 30 2018

World Gazes At Total Lunar Eclipse, Longest Of This Century

According to CNN, the totality of the eclipse will last around an hour and 43 minutes, with the entire time the moon is at least partially in the Earth's shadow b...

Jul 30 2018

Polar bear killed after attacking cruise line employee on Arctic archipelago

The unidentified man suffered unspecified injuries to his head, but they were not life-threatening and he was in stable condition shortly after the Saturday attack. Accor...

Jul 29 2018

Blood Moon: Best places to see Blood Moon 2018 REVEALED

Unfortunately for USA stargazers they won't be able to see the phenomena, which Christian fundamentalist groups claim will bring on the end of the world. The blood moon p...

Jul 29 2018

Did life once exist on the moon?

That same day, parts of the world will see a total lunar eclipse . "Contrary to solar eclipses this phenomenon is completely safe to see through the naked eye... Durin...

Jul 29 2018

Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly

The only sunlight hitting the moon comes from the surrounding edges of our planet giving the lunar landscape a reddish hue or burnt red color. Historically, blood red...

Jul 28 2018

SpaceX Plans Early Morning Satellite Launch From Vandenberg AFB

Steven . Following the launch, the Falcon's first stage successfully returned to Earth and landed on a barge - named "Just Read the Instructions" - floating in the Paci...

Jul 28 2018

Blood Moon 2018: How to view the total lunar eclipse in Australia

The best view of the eclipse will be reserved for the Indian Ocean, because it will be facing the Moon. As it lines up with the Earth and sun, the rising full moon wi...