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SpaceX might fire up Falcon Heavy’s 27 engines Monday – CNET

SpaceX shows off the Falcon Heavy rocket on the launchpad. SpaceX The first demonstration launch of the new biggest rocket in the world could still be weeks away. But first, SpaceX is planning to test fire Falcon Heavy‘s 27 engines on launch pad 39-A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as soon as Monday. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said Falcon Heavy, which is basically three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together and attached to a single upper stage, will be the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V beast that…

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Why has it been delayed? When will it launch?

Although SpaceX has chosen not to set a definite launch date, the Falcon Heavy was due to perform a series of static-fire tests this week. Crews at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida were spotted on Monday loading the vertical Falcon Heavy spacecraft with fuel at Launch Pad 39-A. Unfortunately, the tests were twice postponed due to “logistical and safety concerns”. It is thought that SpaceX has now been made to step aside to allow the launch of the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket later today (January 19).…

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NASA 2019 budget expected to include lunar exploration program details

WASHINGTON – Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency’s 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February. NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) civil space forum here Jan. 18, didn’t discuss specifics of those plans, but suggested both international and commercial partnerships would play key roles in NASA’s approach to implementing Space Policy Directive 1. That directive, signed by President Trump Dec. 11,…

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Atlas V rocket launch live stream: How to watch online – What time is the launch TONIGHT?

What time is the Atlas V launch?  The rocket is due to blast off at 12.48am GMT (19:48 ET) from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral air force station in Florida.  The launch was due to take place yesterday but was abandoned due to technical difficulties.  The United Launch Alliance (ULA), who operate the Atlas rockets, tweeted last night: “Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 4 mission was scrubbed today due to a ground issue associated with the booster liquid oxygen system.” How to watch the Atlas V rocket launch…

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New technique for finding life on Mars

Miniaturized scientific instruments and new microbiology techniques successfully identified and characterized microorganisms living in Arctic permafrost — one of the closest analogs to Mars on Earth. By avoiding delays that come with having to return samples to a laboratory for analysis, the methodology could also be used on Earth to detect and identify pathogens during epidemics in remote areas.

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Mantis Shrimp Can Punch Each Other to Death But Prefer to Resolve Conflicts Peacefully

When an argument comes to blows, it’s especially devastating for a mantis shrimp. Their punches are powerful enough to break glass, so if they fight among themselves, a disagreement could be fatal. But a new study shows that mantis shrimp communicate without trying to kill each other. Scientists at Duke University decided to create some conflict between mantis shrimp in order to see if and when they would resort to drastic violence to solve it. They took pairs of mantis shrimp of a certain species, Neogonodactylus bredini, and gave one of each pair…

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SpaceX might fire up Falcon Heavy’s 27 engines this week – CNET

SpaceX shows off the Falcon Heavy rocket on the launchpad. SpaceX The first demonstration launch of the new biggest rocket in the world could still be weeks away. But first, SpaceX is planning to test fire Falcon Heavy‘s 27 engines on launch pad 39-A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as soon as Friday. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said Falcon Heavy, which is basically three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together and attached to a single upper stage, will be the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V beast that…

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Here’s the controversial key to NASA’s bold plan for Mars

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Begun in 1998 and completed in 2011, the International Space Station is celebrated as a remarkable feat of engineering as well as a far-flung home away from home for the astronauts who have lived and worked aboard the orbiting outpost. But with the ISS slated for retirement in 2028, NASA is now making bold plans for the next phase of human spaceflight. The plans call for astronauts to return to the moon and then venture deeper into space. As President Trump said in December, these…

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Asteroid warning: Space rock as big as a HOUSE on ‘uncertain orbit’ to skim Earth in DAYS

The space rock had been invisible to astronomers until January 5, but scientists quickly calculated the asteroid, named 2018 AJ, will fly past Earth Tuesday, January 23. But NASA admits it is not yet certain of its orbital path. New asteroids are given a condition code of between 0 to 9 based on how certain astronomers are about its course. Zero means they are fairly certain, but 9 is classed as “highly uncertain”. It is currently believed it will pass at a comfortable 4.6 times the distance from Earth to…

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New discovery of water on Mars could help future missions to the planet

Scientists found eight sites with evidence of ice beneath the martian surface. These discoveries were made based on recent images sent back by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View. About NBC News MACH Mach asks big questions and celebrates big ideas. It champions science & innovation, challenges technology, and explores our universe. See More Check out more stuff on Yahoo View

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