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Lockheed, Boeing venture says engine uncertainty could jeopardize new rocket | Reuters

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co on Wednesday said uncertainty over its use of Russian rocket engines for Air Force satellite launches could undermine its plans to build a new rocket with a U.S. engine.<p>Tory Bruno, president of the United …

Aviation

China's Huawei shows smartphone credentials with P8 launch | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - China’s Huawei [HWT.UL] unveiled its flagship P8 and P8 Max smartphones on Wednesday, devices that stack up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget.<p>A worker adjusts the logo at the stand of Huawei at the CeBIT trade …

IT

Dark Matter Can Interact With Itself, Galaxy Collisions Show

It appears that dark matter — the mysterious stuff that makes up most of the matter in the universe — may be able to interact with other bits of dark …

Dark Matter

Dark matter may not be completely 'dark' after all, say scientists

A clump of dark matter appears to be lagging behind its galaxy suggesting it is interacting with something else...but what?<p>Dark matter may be having an even bigger impact on the Universe than previously thought, after scientists found the first signs that it interacts with something other than …

Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised

Rosetta and Philae investigate magnetic properties of Comet 67P/C-G<p>14 April 2015<p>Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe’s multiple …

funded Study Explains Saturn's Epic Tantrums

The long-standing mystery of why Saturn seethes with enormous storms every 30 years may have been solved by scientists working with data from NASA's …

NASA Lab supporting space exploration with new ideas, prototypes

In a small corner of the Kennedy Space Center where astronauts once trained for missions to the moon, a group of 20 NASA scientists and engineers …

NASA's New Horizons probe beams back its first color image of Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.<p>The initial picture released on Tuesday shows a couple of orange-tinged blobs: Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.<p>But the probe will soon be beaming …

Solar System

Clock time and sun time agree

The image at the top of this post shows the equatorial sundial at Denver’s Cranmer Park, when it is a little past 11 a.m. by the sun. The shadow …

Inside the most powerful explosions

<i>In the most common type of gamma-ray burst, illustrated here, a dying massive star forms a black hole (left), which drives a particle jet into space.</i> …

IRS in Space: How Will We Tax a Mars Mission?

WASHINGTON – Paying taxes is an inescapable reality — even in space.<p>Taxes are going to play a big role in a Mars mission, both in getting there and …

Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX multimedia receiver for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay review: With Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Pioneer's flagship is the one receiver to rule them all - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX features Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink, and Pioneer's AppMode smartphones, covering all of the integration bases. Onboard navigation won't leave the driver stranded should they forget their phone.<p><b>The Bad</b> The 8100NEX carries a high MSRP and its …

Android Auto

Orbital, GenCorp Spar Over Cause of Antares Rocket Crash

Antares

Is this Chinese drone maker worth $10 billion?

The world's most innovative drone maker is not based in Silicon Valley. It's in China -- and it could be worth $10 billion.<p>SZ DJI Technology Co., better known as DJI, is looking to raise money from investors at a $10 billion valuation, according to media reports. A company spokesman confirmed to …

Drones

SpaceX rocket blasts off, then lands - too hard - on ocean barge

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Florida on Tuesday to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station, then flipped around and made a hard landing on a platform in the ocean.<p>The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon lifts off from launch pad 40 at the …

Space Exploration

European Space Agency’s gravity probe leaves UK for final tests before launch

“This is the first of a new breed of spacecraft,” says Cesar Garcia, Esa Project manager for the LISA-Pathfinder mission, “It is exquisite.”<p>He is speaking to me in the giant cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. On Friday 27 February, LISA-Pathfinder was painstakingly lifted onto its …

European Space Agency

How often does a solar eclipse happen on the March equinox?

A total solar eclipse happened on the day of the March equinox in 2015. When is the next one after this, and how often do we get an equinox-eclipse?<p>A …

U.S. satellite likely exploded after temperature spike: Air Force | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. military weather satellite appears to have exploded while in orbit last month after a sudden temperature spike in its power system, producing 43 pieces of new space debris, the Air Force said on Tuesday.<p>The blast, which was first reported by the industry …

Military

Here’s A Closer Look At The Montblanc Smart Band For Fancy Watches

Montblanc, a Swiss luxury company, recently announced a little add-on to its mechanical watch line – the e-Strap, a small OLED system that displays notifications on the bottom of your watch band. I snorted at the concept back in January but now we get to nod sagely at the implementation.<p>To be clear …

Astronaut Mark Kelly and twin help study effects of space missions

Identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are participating in a unique NASA study looking at the effects of long-term space missions on the human body. The goal: insights into what could happen to humans on a mission to Mars.<p>As part of the study, next year Scott Kelly will travel with Russian …

'Human On Mars' Mission Plans Announced By World's Space Agencies

Perhaps unnerved by the storming progress of private companies in the space industry, the world's leading space agencies have announced a plan to put …

The New 'Space Fence' Will Protect Satellites from Earth's Halo of Garbage

A sphere of garbage is zooming along at 17,000 miles per hour around Earth, but the US Air Force is making a renewed effort to do something about it.<p>Image: Lockheed Martin<p>Ever since the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, the space around the Earth has been filling up with dead satellites, spent …

Audit: NASA short of funds for deep-space rocket

NASA's staggering budget shortfall has put its rocket program at "high risk" of missing the planned 2017 launch date for its $12 billion deep-space rocket, a federal watchdog said.<p>A report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, estimates that NASA may need an …

NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts on One-Way Missions to Deep Space

NASA can't arbitrarily change its health standards just because it wants to.<p>Image: NASA<p>It goes pretty much without saying that flying to Mars is a dangerous proposition. In fact, right now, any deep space mission easily fails NASA’s minimum safety requirements. Regardless, the agency is planning …

Awesome Space Probe Map Shows Every Mission Now Exploring Our Solar System

They say outer space is a lonely place, but a new chart shows that some regions have gotten a bit crowded. It purports to show the positions of all the space probes now at work snapping photos and collecting data in our solar system.<p><i>Story continues below.</i><p><i>A diagram, updated once a month, of active</i> …

NASA chooses Boeing & SpaceX to transport a human crew on deep space missions

It’s a big win for the commercial space industry, as today NASA finally made a decision on which private companies it will charge with transporting its human crew to space on future missions.<p>Today the space agency announced new contracts worth $6.8 billion for Boeing and SpaceX to build …

Bacteria in space could help create new vaccines - CNN.com

One challenge for astronauts is keeping well nourished and free of infection, especially on long-duration manned missions.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Staying healthy in space<p>Life support<p>Breeding bacteria<p>Spirulina<p>Super germs<p>Space Salmonella<p>Super food?<p><i>Editor's note: Since originally publishing this story, we have</i> …

Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission

Resembling a small space shuttle, the X-37B landed in southern California after 674 days in orbit on a secret mission<p>A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an air force base on the southern California coast.<p>The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the …