Boeing Tests Starliner Astronaut Capsule

(NASA/Bill Ingalls)Starliner Capsule | NASA/Bill Ingalls

Boeing has launched its new Starliner astronaut capsule on a test flight from Florida bound for the International Space Station on Thursday. Starliner lifted off a pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 6:54 PM, setting off the …

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China Claims Rover Discovered Water on Mars

Fourth EstateMartian Polar Ice Caps - NASA

Chinese Scientists published Wednesday, findings from a Chinese rover mission to Mars, suggesting evidence that the planet had a more active water cycle tens of millions of years ago than scientists expected.   The lead researcher at the National Space …

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China Sets Up Everest Weather Station

Fourth EstateChinese researchers installing the world’s highest automatic meteorological station at 8800 metres on Mount Everest. - Courtesy CCTV

Chinese researchers installed the highest automatic weather station in the world on Wednesday at an altitude of 8,800 meters on top of Mount Everest to study the effects of climate change. The new weather station would be the first to …

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EU Unveils Huge Ban on Dangerous Chemicals Plan

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The European Commission unveiled its plan to prohibit thousands of harmful chemicals used in various consumer products, ammunition, and buildings. As part of the European Green Deal, the commission has extended its Chemical Strategy for Sustainability to restrict certain substances …

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New Species of Millipede Named After Singer Taylor Swift

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A total of 17 new animal species have been discovered in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina, including one named after the world-famous American singer Taylor Swift. Scientists discovered and named a new species of millipede Nannaria swiftae, a twisted-claw …

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Scientists Find New Discoveries on the Differences Between the Near and Far Side of the Moon

Fourth EstateSatellite image of the far side of the Moon, and the Earth in the background. - NASA/LRO

Researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island identified new differences between the Moon’s near and far sides that are linked to a massive ancient impact. According to a new study published in Science Advances, the impact that created the Moon’s …

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ESA Astronaut Simulates Polar Moon Landing

Fourth EstateThe ESA simulator 'flown' by ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori to practice lunar polar orbit landings - DLR

A European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut used a sophisticated flight simulator to practice a simulated polar landing as part of a mission to develop a ‘human-in-the-loop’ lunar landing system. The ESA-led ‘Human-in-the-Loop Flight Vehicle Engineering’ technology research looked into the …

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First Private Astronaut Mission to Visit International Space Station

Fourth EstateThe crew of Axiom Space's Ax-1 mission (from left) Mark Pathy; Larry Connor; Michael López-Alegría; and Eytan Stibbe, pose for a photo inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft while training. - SpaceX/Axiom Space

The International Space Station continues to prepare for the arrival of SpaceX’s Axiom Space-1 (Ax-1) private astronauts crew on Saturday. With the use of the Dragon Endeavour rocket, the world’s first private astronaut mission will launch on Friday from the …

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