Soyuz Start Failure / Fehlgeschlagener Sojus Start – Update Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 11.10.18

ISS Soyuz Start Failure /
Fehlgeschlagener Sojus Start zur ISS

Fehlgeschlagener „Sojus“-Start: Notfall in 70 Kilometer Höhe – SPIEGEL ONLINE – Wissenschaft

Bei Start der Mission „Sojus MS-10“ ist es zu einem schweren technischen Problem gekommen. Die Crew hat überlebt. Für die bemannte Raumfahrt ist die Notlandung ein herber Rückschlag.

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE – October 11, 2018 at 02:49PM

Soyuz Rocket Launch Failure Forces Emergency Landing for US-Russian Space Station Crew

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a new U.S.-Russian crew to the International Space Station failed during its ascent Thursday (Oct. 11), sending its crew capsule falling back toward Earth in a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said. A search-and-rescue team has reached the landing site, both crewmembers are in good condition and have left the Soyuz capsule as of 6:10 a.m. EDT, NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean said during live television commentary. Russian space agency Roscosmos has released photographs of both astronauts being checked over after their abrupt landing.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 11, 2018 at 11:15AM

Soyuz-Crew übersteht Notlandung nach Raketen-Fehlstart unbeschadet

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via Abenteuer Astronomie https://ift.tt/2MdIuV3 October 11, 2018 at 05:42PM

Crew in Good Condition After Booster Failure

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 11, 2018 at 02:14PM

Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 11, 2018 at 01:14PM

NASA Administrator Promises Investigation into Astronauts‘ Emergency Landing After Soyuz Failure

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 11, 2018 at 01:59PM

Here’s What Today’s Soyuz Launch Failure Means for Space Station Astronauts

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via Space.com – October 11, 2018 at 03:52PM

Sojus-Rakete: Fehlstart bringt russische Raumfahrt ins Wanken – WELT

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via DIE WELT – October 11, 2018 at 03:59PM

ISS: Sojus-Start zur ISS endet mit Notlandung

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via astronews.com https://ift.tt/2Nsqawi October 11, 2018 at 02:43PM

Rescued Soyuz Crew is landing in Baikonur / Gerettete Sojus Besatzung landet in Baikonur

Video from live coverage (starting at 1:14 hours) / Video der Liveübertragung (Start ab 1Std 14 Min.)

 

Front Page / Titelseite

Gyro Failure happened on Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble in safe mode as gyro issues are diagnosed

NASA is working to resume science operations of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope after the spacecraft entered safe mode on Saturday 6 October, shortly after midnight CEST. Hubble’s instruments still are fully operational and are expected to produce excellent science for years to come.

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via ESA Science & Technology http://sci.esa.int- October 9, 2018 at 05:23PM

Hubble Space Telescope Malfunction Won’t Last Long, NASA Says

Worry rippled through the astronomical community this weekend as NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope was in safe mode — but NASA confirmed in a statement released yesterday (Oct. 8) that the agency expected the instrument to be back at work soon.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 9, 2018 at 04:47PM

Hubble Space Telescope Is In Safe Mode After Gyro Failure

According to these tweets from Dr. Rachel Osten, Deputy Mission Head for the Hubble Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Hubble Space Telescope is in Safe Mode.

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via NASA Watch http://nasawatch.com/- October 8, 2018 at 03:50AM

Hubble: Nasa versetzt Weltraumteleskop in „Safe Mode“

Am Weltraumteleskop „Hubble“ ist ein Kreiselstabilisator ausgefallen. Mit Hilfe der Instrumente orientiert sich das Gerät im All, doch nur noch zwei von sechs sind funktionsfähig.

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE http://www.spiegel.de- October 8, 2018 at 06:50PM

Hubble Space Telescope Apparently in ‚Safe Mode‘ After Gyroscope Failure

Hubble, which has been observing the heavens since 1990, went into a protective safe mode after another one of its orientation-maintaining gyroscopes failed, mission team members said Sunday night (Oct. 7)

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 8, 2018 at 07:35AM

Space Station Leak / ISS-Leck

Statement on International Space Station Leak Investigation

On Aug. 29, 2018 a small hole was discovered on the International Space Station. This resulted in a pressure leak. The hole has been identified and fixed by space station crew. Russian media recently reported that General Director Rogozin said the hole was not a manufacturing defect. Ruling out a manufacturing defect indicates that this is an isolated issue which does not categorically affect future production.

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via NASA – October 7, 2018 at 01:36PM

RIA Nowosti:   Sojus-Besatzung brachte Luftfilter aus ISS mit zur Erde

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 7, 2018 at 02:39PM

ISS-Leck wird jetzt auch kriminalistisch untersucht

Das Leck in der Internationalen Raumstation ISS,  das seit Ende August Rätsel aufgibt, wird jetzt auch kriminalistisch untersucht. Die Luftfilter aus dem betroffenen Raumschiff Sojus MS-09, die am vergangenen Donnerstag zur Erde zurückgebracht wurden, sind jetzt den Rechtsschutzorganen übergeben worden,  meldet die Nachrichtenagentur RIA Nowosti unter Berufung auf eine nicht näher benannte Quelle.

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 10, 2018 at 07:03AM

Final assembly

BepiColombo is scheduled for launch at 01:45 GMT (03:45 CEST) on 20 October on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou. Final assembly of the two orbiters and transfer module has taken place, ready for the spacecraft to be integrated into its Ariane 5 launcher.

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via ESA Space Science https://ift.tt/2CKg5Xg October 9, 2018 at 02:03PM

Einladung für Medienvertreter zum Start der Mission BepiColombo zum Merkur

Der Start der Merkur-Mission BepiColombo an Bord einer Ariane-5-Trägerrakete von Europas Raumflughafen Kourou in Französisch-Guayana aus ist am 20. Oktober 2018 um 3.45 MESZ geplant. Vertreter traditioneller sowie sozialer Medien sind eingeladen, sich anzumelden, um den Start vom Missionskontrollzentrum der ESA in Darmstadt aus live mitzuverfolgen.

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via ESA Germany https://ift.tt/2x4SuLK October 8, 2018 at 05:29PM

Call for Media: BepiColombo launch to Mercury

The BepiColombo mission to Mercury is scheduled to launch aboard an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 01:45 GMT (03:45 CEST) on 20 October 2018. Representatives of traditional and social media are invited to apply for accreditation to follow the launch live from ESA’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

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via ESA Science & Technology http://sci.esa.int- October 8, 2018 at 06:20PM

 

Feature – ISS Horizions Mission Alexander Gerst

Horizons’ is the name of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s second mission to the International Space Station.
The mission name evokes exploring our Universe, looking far beyond our planet and broadening our knowledge. Alexander would also like to make people realise that there is always a chance to go beyond their personal horizons. Alexander will be launched on 6 June with US astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.
Alexander will take over command of the International Space Station for the second half of his mission. Alexander Gerst is the 11th German citizen to fly into space. The astronaut is now in the last stages of training for his challenging spaceflight. The science programme is packed with European research: more than 50 experiments will deliver benefits to people back on Earth and prepare for future space exploration.

„Horizons“ – die neue Mission von Alexander Gerst

„Horizons“ – so heißt die nächste Mission des deutschen ESA-Astronauten Alexander Gerst. Anfang Juni 2018 soll der 41-jährige Geophysiker mit der Expedition 56/57 seine zweite „Forschungsreise“ zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS antreten. Gerst wird nach dem Belgier Frank de Winne der zweite Europäer sein, der als Kommandant auf der ISS eingesetzt wird. Knapp fünf Monate – bis Ende Oktober 2018 – soll Gerst in knapp 400 Kilometern Höhe unterwegs sein. Der englische Name der Mission, Horizons, symbolisiert dabei die Neugier und Faszination, Unbekanntes zu entdecken und zu erforschen.

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Alexander Gerst: als Kommandant auf die ISS

Podcast auf Omega Tau. Dort wird über die Aufgaben des Kommandanten, über die Ausbildung zum Astronaut generell und zum Kommandant im Speziellen, sowie über wissenschaftliche Experimente auf der ISS gesprochen. Natürlich kommen auch seine Eindrücke während seines früheren Fluges 2014 zur Sprache.

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41 Experimente des Alexander Gerst sind „made in Germany“

Wie kann Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) den Astronauten bei ihrem Job im All helfen und was lernen wir für die Anwendung auf der Erde daraus? Wie verhalten sich lebende Zellen in Schwerelosigkeit? Was macht der Aufenthalt im All mit unserem Immunsystem? Wie lassen sich aus Schmelzprozessen auf der ISS die industriellen Gießprozesse auf der Erde verbessern? Was können wir vom Wanderverhalten der Tiere über den Klimawandel lernen? Diese und viele weitere wissenschaftlich und gesellschaftlich relevante Fragen sollen auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS in 41 deutschen Experimenten beantwortet werden, die das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) für die nächste Mission von Alexander Gerst zur ISS – „horizons – Wissen für Morgen“- koordiniert und steuert.

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Die Maus im Weltall – Die Seite mit der Maus

Am 06. Juni 2018 pünktlich um 13:12 Uhr ist unser Maustronaut Alexander Gerst zusammen mit der Maus zu seiner zweiten Mission ins Weltall gestartet. Sechs Monate wird er auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS verbringen, drei Monate lang sogar als Kommandant. Die neue Mission trägt den Titel „Horizons“, das ist englisch und bedeutet „Horizonte“. Denn Alexander will herausfinden, was sich hinter dem Horizont verbirgt – und Maus und Elefant werden ihn dabei begleiten.

Das ist jetzt die Crew auf der ISS: In der hinteren Reihe schweben die Astronauten Oleg Artjemjew, Andrew Feustel, Richard Arnold und die Maus. Vorne siehst du Sergej Prokopjew, Alexander Gerst und Serena Auñón-Chancellor. Auf dem Foto hinter der Crew ist der russische Ingenieur Sergei Koroljow zu erkennen, der ein großer Weltraumpionier war.

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Further news / Weitere Nachrichten – Alexander Gerst

Expedition 56 Crew Hands Over the Space Station to Expedition 57

via – October 7, 2018 at 01:34PM

Crews Switch Command as Trio Readies for Departure

A European astronaut has taken command of the International Space Station for the second time since 2009. Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) accepted control of the orbital lab today from NASA astronaut and Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel.

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 4, 2018 at 12:02AM

Video footage – change of command

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via Alexander Gerst’s Horizons Blog https://ift.tt/2wVS9L1 October 5, 2018 at 08:56AM

First week in command

Only three people inhabit space right now. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst makes his debut as commander of the International Space Station with a reduced crew, following the departure of Expedition 56 astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev.
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via Alexander Gerst’s Horizons Blog https://ift.tt/2wVS9L1 October 8, 2018 at 01:40PM

 

Feature – NASA’s Insight Mars Lander

Homepage – NASA’s Insight Mars Lander

BR News – Einblick in das Innerste des Mars

Noch ist der NASA-Lander Insight auf dem Weg zum Mars. Ende November soll er dort ankommen und darauf Platz nehmen. Dieses Rendezvous wird dem Roten Planeten tatsächlich unter die Haut gehen. Die NASA ist dem Mars bereits mehrfach zu Leibe gerückt – unter anderem mit den Rovern Opportunity und Curiosity sowie den Sonden Odyssey, MRO und Maven. Am 5. Mai 2018 wurde der stationäre Lander InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) zum Schnüffeln losgeschickt. InSight startete mithilfe einer rund 57 Meter großen Atlas-V-401-Rakete von der Vandenberg Air Force Basis in Kalifornien und soll am 26. November auf dem Roten Planeten ankommen. Dann wird der Lander für rund zwei Jahre zum geduldigen Spürhund.

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Nasa’s InSight mission will target ‚Marsquakes‘

InSight will be the first probe to focus its investigations predominantly on the interior of the Red Planet. The lander – due to touch down in November – will put seismometers on the surface to feel for „Marsquakes“. These tremors should reveal how the underground rock is layered – data that can be compared with Earth to shed further light on the formation of the planets 4.6 billion years ago. „As seismic waves travel through [Mars] they pick up information along the way; as they travel through different rocks,“ explained Dr Bruce Banerdt, InSight’s principal investigator. „And all those wiggles you see on seismograms – scientists understand how to pull that information out. After we’ve gotten many, many Marsquakes from different directions, we can put together a three dimensional view of the inside of Mars.“

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Media resources | InSight

Homepage – InSight Media Resources

 

Further news / Weitere Nachrichten – Insight

Mars Landing: InSight Mission | NASA/JPL Edu

  • When: Monday, November 26, About 12 p.m. PST (3 p.m. EST)
  • Where: Watch online
  • Target Audience: General Public
  • Overview:

Watch live commentary and news briefings as NASA lands a spacecraft on Mars! The InSight mission is designed to study the deep interior of Mars for the first time, providing a new window into the evolution of rocky planets, including Earth.

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via NASA/JPL Edu – October 10, 2018 at 01:56PM

InSight Mission – Meet with Farah Slibay

Growing up, NASA-JPL engineer didn’t have a role model who was an engineer and a women of color. Bow, she hopes she can play that role for the next generation as Mars Cube One (MarCO) – a pair of experimental CubeSats – attempt to get to Mars and help the InSight lander to communicate with Earth.

 

 

International Spacestation (ISS)

Russisch-amerikanisches Trio sicher von der ISS auf die Erde zurückgekehrt

Nach 196 Tagen im All sind drei Astronauten am Donnerstag von der Internationalen Raumstation ISS sicher auf die Erde zurückgekehrt.

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 4, 2018 at 02:11PM

Space Station Crew Returns Safely to Earth After 197 Days in Orbit

Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut kicked off World Space Week on Thursday (Oct. 4) by returning home from a six-month stay on the International Space Station.

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via Space.com https://www.space.co

Station Crew Back on Earth After 197 Days in Space

Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station have landed safely in Kazakhstan.

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 4, 2018 at 02:06PM

Crews Say Farewell, Close Soyuz and Station Hatches

At 1:06 a.m. EDT, the hatches were closed between the Soyuz spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold of NASA, along with Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are scheduled to undock their Soyuz at 3:57 a.m.

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 4, 2018 at 07:34AM

Expedition 56 Trio Undocks For Trip Home

Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold of NASA, along with Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos undocked from the International Space Station at 3:57 a.m. EDT to begin their trip home.

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 4, 2018 at 10:05AM

m- October 4, 2018 at 03:44PM

International Space Station Partners Show Interest in Outpost’s Life Extension

NASA’s partners in the International Space Station are showing a growing interest in extending the station’s operations beyond 2024 regardless of NASA initiatives to end direct funding of the station around that time.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 05:16PM

Going Up? Waiting for the Space Elevator

Space-elevator tech, a longtime sci-fi staple, is about to get a test here in the real world. The Japanese STARS-Me (Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-Mini Elevator) payload arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sept. 27, aboard Japan’s robotic HTV-7 cargo spacecraft. The experiment was produced by researchers at Shizuoka University in Japan, in collaboration with Obayashi, a Japanese construction firm.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 5, 2018 at 11:25PM

ISS: DESIS liefert erste Aufnahmen

Ende August wurde auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS das hyperspektrale Erdbeobachtungsinstrument DESIS montiert. Nun wurde es erfolgreich in Betrieb genommen und hat erste Aufnahmen geliefert, die in der vergangenen Woche präsentiert wurden. Von der Datenqualität sind die beteiligten Teams vollauf begeistert.

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via astronews.com https://ift.tt/2Nsqawi October 8, 2018 at 05:27PM

Livecall aus dem Palmenhaus mit Asto Alex

Umgeben von Palmen warteten Schülerinnen und Schüler aus Konstanz und Umgebung am 9. Oktober 2018 ungeduldig auf ihren Gesprächspartner aus dem All, den deutschen ESA-Astronauten Alexander Gerst. Um 15.00 Uhr war es dann so weit: Astro Alex nahm von der Internationalen Raumstation ISS Funkkontakt mit den Jugendlichen auf, die sich im Palmenhaus auf der Insel Mainau versammelt hatten.

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via DLR Portal – News-Archiv Raumfahrt https://ift.tt/2MixW72 October 10, 2018 at 01:08PM

Rocket Rolls Out to Launch New Crew on Thursday

The next rocket that will launch NASA’s Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexey Ovchinin to the International Space Station stands ready at its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The duo will liftoff atop the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft Thursday at 4:40 a.m. EDT for a six-hour ride to their new home in space.

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 9, 2018 at 08:34PM

 

Earth / Erde

Satellite Photos Help Indonesian Relief Workers Sort Through Earthquake, Tsunami Aftermath

Relief workers can now use freely available satellite imagery to navigate destruction from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 3, 2018 at 06:21PM

ICESat-2 Laser Fires for 1st Time, Measures Antarctic Height

The laser instrument that launched into orbit last month aboard NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) fired for the first time Sept. 30. With each of its 10,000 pulses per second, the instrument is sending 300 trillion green photons of light to the ground and measuring the travel time of the few that return: the method behind ICESat-2’s mission to monitor Earth’s changing ice. By the morning of Oct. 3, the satellite returned its first height measurements across the Antarctic ice sheet.

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via NASA – October 7, 2018 at 01:10PM

NASA, NOAA Convene GOES 17 Mishap Investigation Board

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have appointed a board to investigate an instrument anomaly aboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 17 weather satellite currently in orbit. During postlaunch testing of the satellite’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument, it was discovered that the instrument’s infrared detectors cannot be maintained at their required operating temperatures under certain seasonal and orbital conditions, resulting in a loss of approximately three percent of the instrument’s availability over the course of a year. This loss exceeds a key design requirement.

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via NASA – October 7, 2018 at 01:11PM

Globales 3D-Höhenmodell der TanDEM-X-Mission frei verfügbar

Das TanDEM-X-Höhenmodell mit 90 Meter Abtastung wurde für die wissenschaftliche Nutzung freigegeben und steht nun als globaler Datensatz zur Verfügung. Damit orientiert sich das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) an der europäischen Datenpolitik im Rahmen des Erdbeobachtungsprogramms Copernicus mit einem offenen und kostenfreien Zugang zu Satellitendaten.

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via DLR Portal – News-Archiv Raumfahrt https://ift.tt/2MixW72 October 8, 2018 at 10:15AM

 

Solar System / Sonnensystem

Curiosity Rover

Curiosity Rover to Temporarily Switch ‚Brains‘

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week commanded the agency’s Curiosity rover to switch to its second computer. The switch will enable engineers to do a detailed diagnosis of a technical issue that has prevented the rover’s active computer from storing science and some key engineering data since Sept. 15.

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via Latest News – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program https://ift.tt/2O4OzrQ October 4, 2018 at 01:34AM

Mars-Rover Curiosity wechselt wieder die Gehirnhälften

Der NASA-Rover Curiosity hat zwei Hauptcomputer an Bord. Wegen eines Speicherfehlers hat er den aktiven nun gewechselt. Das ist nicht das erste Mal.

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via heise online News https://ift.tt/2wPbflo October 5, 2018 at 09:59AM

Curiosity Rover Activates Backup ‚Brain‘ on Mars

As engineers scramble to fix a glitch in the Curiosity rover on Mars, they have switched the rover from its misbehaving computer to a second, backup brain, according to a statement released by NASA yesterday (Oct. 3).

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 07:52PM

Asteroid Ryugu – Hayabusa 2 – MASOT

DLR-Asteroidenlander Mascot: Mission auf Ryugu erfolgreich abgeschlossen

Die Mission des DLR-Landers Mascot auf dem Asteroiden Ryugu war ein Erfolg. Die Sonde konnte sogar eine Stunde länger forschen als geplant.

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via heise online News https://ift.tt/2wPbflo October 5, 2018 at 11:10AM

Drei Hüpfer in drei Asteroidentagen: Lander MASCOT schließt erfolgreich die Erkundung der Oberfläche des Asteroiden Ryugu ab

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via DLR Portal – News-Archiv Raumfahrt https://ift.tt/2MixW72 October 5, 2018 at 10:03AM

RIP, MASCOT: Hopping Lander Meets Its End on Asteroid Ryugu

The MASCOT asteroid lander lived fast and died young, as planned. The shoebox-size, hopping robot, which touched down on the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu Tuesday night (Oct. 2), has given up the ghost, mission team members announced this morning (Oct. 4).

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 08:06PM

Ein Roboter geht hops

Eine deutsch-französische Sonde ist auf dem Asteroiden Ryugu herumgehüpft, hat Bilder geschossen und Messdaten gesendet und jetzt seine Arbeit eingestellt.

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via tagesspiegel.de: News https://ift.tt/2y3TgsS October 5, 2018 at 12:23PM

MASCOT: Drei Hüpfer auf Asteroid Ryugu

Die Verantwortlichen für den Asteroidenlander MASCOT werten ihre Mission zur Erkundung der Oberfläche des Asteroiden Ryugu als vollen Erfolg: Der Lander hatte am Mittwoch auf Ryugu aufgesetzt, mehrfach seine Position verändert und sogar länger Daten geliefert, als ursprünglich erwartet worden war.  Insgesamt machte MASCOT drei Asteroidentage und zwei Nächte lang Beobachtungen.

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via astronews.com https://ift.tt/2Nsqawi October 5, 2018 at 06:29PM

MASCOT 2.0? Mars Moon Rover to Fly on Japanese Mission to Phobos in 2024

The hopping asteroid lander MASCOT may be dead, but its bloodline will live on — and get to explore the Mars system a few years from now.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 5, 2018 at 01:01PM

NASA Solar Probe Flies By Venus on Its Way to ‚Touch‘ the Sun

A NASA sun-studying spacecraft’s first Venus flyby is in the books. The agency’s Parker Solar Probe zoomed within 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) of Venus as planned this morning (Oct. 3), getting an orbit-sculpting gravity assist, NASA officials said.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 12:58AM

IAC 2018: Erst eine Station am Mond, dann auf zu den Eismonden

Auf die ISS könnte eine Raumstation im Mondorbit folgen. Ideen wurden in Bremen ausgetauscht. Aber auch andere Monde rücken in den Fokus.

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via heise online – October 5, 2018 at 10:48AM

Cassini’s Death Dive into Saturn Reveals Weird Ring ‚Rain‘ & Other Surprises

To distant, Earthling eyes, the gap between Saturn and its rings looks calm, like a deep breath of empty space between one beautifully intricate structure and another. But in 11 new papers, born from the demise of one of NASA’s most beloved planetary science missions, scientists destroy that illusion, laying out a set of unexpectedly complicated phenomena dancing through that emptiness.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 08:42PM

Gespenstische Steinwüste: „Rosetta“-Foto zeigt Gebirge auf Komet Tschuri

Die Raumsonde „Rosetta“ funkte spektakuläre Fotos von der Oberfläche des Kometen „Tschuri“ zur Erde. Nun hat ein Hobby-Forscher eines aufbereitet.

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE – Nachrichten http://www.spiegel.de- October 5, 2018 at 03:33PM

Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe Changed the Game Before it Even Launched

On Oct. 3, 2018, Parker Solar Probe performed the first significant celestial maneuver of its seven-year mission. As the orbits of the spacecraft and Venus converged toward the same point, Parker Solar Probe slipped in front of the planet, allowing Venus‘ gravity — relatively small by celestial standards — to twist its path and change its speed.

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via NASA – October 7, 2018 at 12:21PM

New Horizons New Year’s Flyby of Ultima Thule

New Horizons Sets Up for New Year’s Flyby of Ultima Thule

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn on Oct. 3 to home in on the location and timing of its New Year’s flyby of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule.

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via New Horizons – October 7, 2018 at 12:22PM

Engine Burn Puts New Horizons on Track for New Year’s Flyby of Ultima Thule

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft successfully completed a brief engine burn on Oct. 3, the first maneuver in which it was able to rely on actual photographs it had already taken of its eventual target.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 6, 2018 at 01:29PM

NASA Voyager 2

NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 11 billion miles (about 17.7 billion kilometers) from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.

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via NASA/JPL – October 7, 2018 at 12:23PM

Voyager 2 May Be Leaving the Solar System Soon, NASA Says

Want to get away? Want to get far, far away? Voyager 2 has you beat: The spacecraft, launched in 1977, is approaching the edge of the solar system, according to a NASA statement released today (Oct. 5).

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 5, 2018 at 11:11PM

Destination, Asteroid: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Starts Final Approach

Even as a European lander performed an epic touchdown on an asteroid this week, NASA started its final maneuvers on Monday (Oct. 1) to send its own spacecraft to a space rock.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) mission executed the first asteroid approach maneuver that day, putting the spacecraft on track for its arrival at asteroid Bennu in December, NASA said in a statement.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 6, 2018 at 01:29PM

These Photos of Asteroid Ryugu from the Successful MASCOT Landing Are Amazing

Earlier this week, a spacecraft plopped a small lander on a diamond-shaped space rock far, far away — and before that robot ended a marathon 17-hour work session, it sent back some incredible images of its descent.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 5, 2018 at 06:41PM

Cassini: Der Regen aus den Saturnringen

In der letzten Phase der Cassini-Mission hatten Wissenschaftler die Gelegenheit, ein ganz besonderes Phänomen rund um den Ringplaneten Saturn zu untersuchen: den sogenannten Ringregen. Es handelt sich dabei um Partikel aus den Ringen, die in die Atmosphäre des Gasriesen gelangen. Analysen zeigten, dass diese Teilchen Wassereis und Silikate enthalten.

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via astronews.com https://ift.tt/2Nsqawi October 8, 2018 at 12:22PM

Jupiter Moon Europa’s Jagged Ice Towers Could Imperil Robot Landers

Exploring the tropics of Jupiter’s ocean moon Europa would be no walk on the beach. Equatorial regions of the potentially life-supporting Europa, which harbors a huge ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell, are probably studded with blades of ice up to 50 feet (15 meters) tall, a new study suggests.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 8, 2018 at 05:16PM

Dwarf Planet Ceres Got an Epic Makeover from Wobbly Surface

Imagine Earth’s north pole drifting as far south as Ireland — that is about how much the crust of the dwarf planet Ceres has wandered over the rest of that miniature world over time, a new study finds.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 8, 2018 at 05:09PM

 

Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Hubble – Exomoon / Mond um Planet Kepler-1625b?

Hubble: Ein Riesenmond um Planet Kepler-1625b?

Durch Beobachtungen mit dem Weltraumteleskop Hubble haben Astronomen erstmals stichhaltige Indizien für die Existenz eines Mondes um einen extrasolaren Planeten gefunden. Der Exomond kreist um den Planeten Kepler-1625b, der rund 8000 Lichtjahre von der Erde entfernt ist. Der Mond ist größer als alle Monde, die man in unserem Sonnensystem kennt.

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via astronews.com https://ift.tt/2Nsqawi October 4, 2018 at 03:14PM

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have uncovered tantalizing evidence of what could be the first discovery of a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system.

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via Kepler News and Features http://www.nasa.gov/- October 3, 2018 at 08:10PM

Hubble finds compelling evidence for a moon outside the Solar System [heic1817]

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and older data from the Kepler Space Telescope two astronomers have found the first compelling evidence for a moon outside our own Solar System. The data indicate an exomoon the size of Neptune, in a stellar system 8000 light-years from Earth. The new results are presented in the journal Science Advances.

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via ESA Science & Technology http://sci.esa.int- October 5, 2018 at 12:05PM

Discovery of Potential Exomoon Raises Hopes of Real-Life Pandora or Endor

The potential discovery of a huge exomoon around a gas-giant planet is stirring up some sci-fi fantasies

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 11:18PM

Tracing the Universe: X-ray survey supports standard cosmological model

Scanning the sky for X-ray sources, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has been busy with the XXL Survey, its largest observational programme to date. The second batch of data from the survey has just been released, including information on 365 galaxy clusters, which trace the large-scale structure of the Universe and its evolution through time, and on 26 000 active galactic nuclei (AGN).

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via ESA Science & Technology http://sci.esa.int- October 5, 2018 at 12:05PM

X-ray glow

Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have captured the X-ray glow (shown here in purple) emitted by the hot gas that pervades the galaxy cluster XLSSC006.

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via ESA Space Science https://ift.tt/2CKg5Xg October 8, 2018 at 09:28AM

 

Politics / Politik

Nasa-Chef Jim Bridenstine: Der Weltraumdiplomat – SPIEGEL ONLINE – Wissenschaft

Der Favorit von US-Präsident Trump fiel zunächst mit zweifelhaften Aussagen zum Klimawandel auf. Seit April führt Jim Bridenstine nun die US-Weltraumbehörde Nasa. Wie tickt der Mann?

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE – October 9, 2018 at 07:52AM

NASA-Chef Bridenstine besucht Sternenstädtchen und Roten Platz

Der Administrator der US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA,  Jim Bridenstine,  hat erstmals das Kosmonautenausbildungszentrum (ZPK) Juri Gagarin im Sternenstädtchen bei Moskau und den Roten Platz in der russischen Hauptstadt besucht.

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 8, 2018 at 08:51PM

NASA-Chef umwirbt Russland beim US-Mondprogramm

Der Chef der US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA, Jim Bridenstine,  wirbt um die Teilnahme Russlands am amerikanischen Programm zur Errichtung einer Raumstation, die den Mond umkreist. Er möchte,  dass sich die GK Roskosmos dem Projekt anschließt, sagte Bridenstine am Dienstag in einem Vortrag an der Moskauer Lomonossow-Universität.

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 9, 2018 at 04:58PM

 

Technology / Technologie

Construction of Europe’s exoplanet hunter PLATO begins

The construction of ESA’s PLATO mission to find and study planets beyond our Solar System will be led by Germany’s OHB System AG as prime contractor, marking the start of the full industrial phase of the project.

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via ESA Science & Technology http://sci.esa.int- October 4, 2018 at 11:01AM

NASA Confident Air Leak on Space Station Won’t Affect Future Soyuz Capsules

NASA has provided an update on the continuing investigation into a small air leak aboard the orbiting laboratory that astronauts patched on Aug. 30.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 3, 2018 at 07:46PM

SpaceX’s 1st Dragon Spaceship for Astronauts Won’t Fly Until 2019

SpaceX’s first uncrewed test flight of its Dragon capsule for astronauts has slipped to no earlier than January 2019 on account of the International Space Station’s docking schedule, NASA announced today (Oct. 4).

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 5, 2018 at 12:08AM

Space China: Chang’e-6 will leave 10kg for foreign payloads

The Chinese space program is speeding up and closing the gap with the US inch by inch. But now it’s getting even faster as a government official in charge of the program announced on Monday that the Chang’e-6 moon lander, which is two generations ahead of the current Chang’e-4, will be so large that it can provide 10 kilograms of weight for foreign payloads.

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via – October 7, 2018 at 12:23PM

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Speaks for the First Time at Northrop Grumman

The two super elements of the James Webb Space Telescope successfully communicated for the first time. The test was completed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), in partnership with NASA, and demonstrated operability of the electrical interfaces between the Optical Telescope element/Integrated Science instrument module (OTIS) and Spacecraft Element (SCE).

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via Northrop Grumman Newsroom – October 7, 2018 at 12:26PM

China could expand its space station to six modules

China could extend plans for its space station by adding further modules to the planned orbital complex, a senior space official has stated.

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via GBTIMES – October 7, 2018 at 01:36PM

SpaceX to Attempt 1st West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing on Sunday

SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM-1A satellite and landed its Falcon 9 booster on a new landing pad at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, the first-ever West Coast landing for the rocket.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 5, 2018 at 06:41PM

SpaceX startet erfolgreich Radarsatelliten –   Erststufe auf Air Force Base zurückgekehrt

Das US-Unternehmen SpaceX  hat in der Nacht zum Montag erfolgreich einen argentinischen Radarsatelliten gestartet.

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 8, 2018 at 07:15AM

Spectacular SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up the Southern California Night Sky

It was a night sky sight so dazzling, the mayor of Los Angeles told everyone not to worry about aliens: a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaking into the evening sky, leaving a brilliant glowing plume in its wake.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 8, 2018 at 07:28AM

Russische Raumfahrtfirmen unterbreiten GK Roskosmos Vorschläge für mehrfach verwendbare Trägerraketen

Mehrere russische Raumfahrtunternehmen haben dem Staatskonzern GK Roskosmos ihre Vorschläge für mehrfach verwendbare Trägerraketen unterbreitet. Dabei handelt es sich um die Raketenzentren Chrunitschew,  Progress und Makejew,  wie Moskauer Medien unter Berufung auf die Behörde für Staatsaufträge berichten.

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 9, 2018 at 07:54AM

First Orion Service Module Ready for Shipment to the US

The first European-built service module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft is finally ready to be shipped to the United States  for final preparations before a scheduled mid-2020 launch.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 9, 2018 at 01:43PM

Painting Cars for Mars

What does NASA do to get a rover ready for Mars? JPL’s paint shop does a thousand different paint jobs a year. And while every piece of spacecraft that comes through the shop is important, one headed for the Red Planet adds a little extra oomph. Video Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Download video and caption.

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via Latest News – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program https://ift.tt/2O4OzrQ October 9, 2018 at 07:03PM

 

Entertainment / Unterhaltung

Watch an Astronaut Rock Out with The Tragically Hip from Space!

Just days before an epic return from space, Expedition 56 commander Drew Feustel recorded a music video on the International Space Station celebrating the ways that people can connect on Earth. Helping him was the lead bassist from the Canadian troubadour band The Tragically Hip.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 12:46PM

Space.com Debuts New Series of Free Posters to Celebrate NASA Milestones

The Saturn V rocket and its predecessors soar toward open space in the first of three new posters by Space.com celebrating landmark anniversaries in space history.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 12:39PM

New Planet, Same Old Humans: Nat Geo’s ‚Mars‘ Returns for Season 2 Next Month (Trailer)

When it comes to colonizing Mars, transporting astronauts and keeping them alive might seem like the biggest hurdles today. But that’s only the beginning — as the population of Mars continues to grow, so will the scope of the colonists‘ problems.

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via Space.com – October 7, 2018 at 01:40PM

 

World / Welt

Rogosin:  Russland will mit eigenem Transportsystem zum Mond fliegen

Russland arbeitet an einem Transportsystem für Flüge in eine Mondumlaufbahn ohne neue bemannte Raumschiffe. In sechs bis sieben Jahren könne sein Land sogar die derzeitigen Sojus-Schiffe zum Erdtrabanten schicken, …

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2wJFMB0 October 5, 2018 at 09:48AM

China Could Be Facing Space Station Delay, Tiangong-2 To Be Deorbited

China’s plan to launch and construct a space station could be hit by a test flight delay of the launcher designed to send the modules into orbit. An online report by People’s Liberation Army Daily, a military newspaper, reports Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO), as saying at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday that the Long March 5B will not make its planned test launch in the first half of 2019.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 5, 2018 at 12:54PM

Astronaut Rick Searfoss, Who Flew On Three Space Shuttle Missions, Dies at 62

Rick Searfoss, a former NASA astronaut who launched on three space shuttle missions before serving as a test pilot for a commercial rocket plane, has died. He was 62.

Searfoss died on Sunday, Sept. 29, at his home in Bear Valley Springs, California, according to the Tehachapi News on Friday (Oct. 5). The cause of death was not reported.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 9, 2018 at 01:29PM

Erforsche das Klima der Erde und des Mondes – mit zwei neuen ESA-Schulprojekten!

Mit großer Freude stellt die ESA pünktlich zu Beginn der Internationalen Weltraumwoche zwei neue Schulprojekte vor: das Mond-Camp und die Klimadetektive. Die Projekte wurden für Schülerteams unter Anleitung eines Lehrers oder Erziehers entworfen. Die Idee hinter dem Mond-Camp und den Schülerdetektiven: Jungen Menschen die Möglichkeit zu geben, interdisziplinäre Projekte durchzuführen und dabei neue Fähigkeiten in den Bereichen Wissenschaft, Technologie, aber auch Teamarbeit und Kommunikation zu entwickeln – und dabei genauso zu arbeiten wie echte Weltraumexperten.

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via ESA Germany https://ift.tt/2x4SuLK October 9, 2018 at 05:03PM

 

Science / Wissenschaft

Deep-Space Radiation Could Damage Astronauts‘ Guts

Deep-space missions, to Mars and beyond, could spell trouble for astronauts, according to new research showing that cosmic radiation can damage the digestive tract, stomach and colon.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 05:45PM

 

History / Geschichte

Apollo 17: The Last Men on the Moon

Apollo 17 took 12 people to the surface of the moon and marked the end of the Apollo program. By the time the mission launched, on Dec. 7, 1972, public interest in space exploration had declined and the government had shifted focus to the Vietnam War. These and many other factors brought the program to a close, even though three more flights were originally planned.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 4, 2018 at 12:08AM

 

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