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  • Delayed Harvest: Why September's Full Moon Arrives in October

    September 29, 2017 6:14 PM 19

    The moon officially turns full when it reaches that spot in the sky opposite to (180 degrees from) the sun, and this moment will occur on Thursday at 1840 GMT (2:40 p.m. EDT, 11:40 a.m. PDT). But this full moon is also the one that comes closest on the calendar to the September equinox. In 2017, this circumstance occurs later than usual; it's in October

  • Elon Musk updates his Mars plan and unvels aspirations to reach the moon

    September 29, 2017 2:11 PM 20

    Elon Musk thinks he’s figured out a way to pay the billions of dollars in development costs for his Mars colonization plans: Shrink the size of the rockets and spaceships so they can pull double duty on missions closer to home. In a speech Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, the SpaceX chief executive showed off new specs

  • Field Museum scientists comment on your specimens on ID Day

    September 22, 2017 7:43 PM 18

    CHICAGO (AP) — Curious nature-lovers can have experts check out that fossil found on the bike path or the photo of a rare bird snapped in the woodlands. The Field Museum has its annual "ID Day" Saturday. A world-renowned scientist will be available to examine clean and dry bones, fossils, rocks, meteorites, shells, feathers, artifacts or photos of wildlife

  • EchoStar 105/SES-11 Shipped from Toulouse to the Cape for SpaceX Launch

    September 20, 2017 9:42 AM 28

    LUXEMBOURG & CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. & ENGLEWOOD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite

  • Lotto Max jackpot grows to $60M as no one wins it

    September 16, 2017 1:49 PM 28

    TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for Friday night’s huge $55 million Lotto Max jackpot. However, one of the four Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Sept. 22 will now grow to a staggering $60 million, and there will be 14 Maxmillions up for grabs. The winning

  • U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

    September 15, 2017 3:22 AM 28

    BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and flight engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA lifted

  • Paragon Space Development Corporation® Teamed With SGT in NASA’s Research, Engineering, Mission and Integration Services (REMIS) Contract Award

    September 13, 2017 9:36 PM 15

    Paragon has teamed with Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) on NASA's Research, Engineering, Mission and Integration Services (REMIS) Contract which was just awarded to SGT. REMIS will be conducted as a multiple award Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract, which includes five Contract Line Item Number(s) (CLINS). SGT was awarded

  • Tucson's Paragon Space teams up on space-station contract

    September 13, 2017 9:36 PM 27

    Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corp. has teamed up with a Maryland-based company on a multitask NASA contract for work supporting the International Space Station that could be worth up to $500 million over seven years. Under the contract NASA awarded to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, the ISS Program office will issue task orders to provide

  • NASA will study the moon in new ways

    September 10, 2017 5:02 PM 43

    NASA is scheduled to hold a work aimed at to study the lunar surface and its features. To do this, U.S. scientists invented a new way. In order to better understand the surface features of the Earth satellite, NASA experts came up with insertion into its orbit two micro-satellites. A special feature will be that they will be joining the thread. One satellite

  • WATCH: Telescope captures images of NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft

    September 9, 2017 1:37 PM 39

    As NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft. This is the first Earth-based view of OSIRIS-REx since its launch on September 8, 2016, NASA said on Friday. The images were taken on September 2, by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory