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Frances "Poppy" Northcutt was the first female engineer in NASA's mission control.
Poppy Northcutt’s headset crackled as a fellow mission controller again directed his colleagues to turn to a specific camera channel on their consoles.

It was 1968 and the 25-year-old Northcutt often was too busy running Apollo 8 simulations to pay this channel any
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K2-18b is the only planet beyond our solar system known to have water vapor and temperatures that could support life. #Space
 
Space agency says Chandrayaan-2 lander module located on lunar surface, a day after it lost contact with space station. #Space #India #Asia #Business&Economy
 
Cool story and animation and relevant to the work I'm privileged to be a part of with @b612foundation in helping improve our ability to detect, track, and if necessary avoid collisions with near earth asteroids. #space

 
You've probably seen it before (I know I have) but it's cool every time #space #science
 

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of #Profit


Source: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/of-flying-cars-and-the-declining-rate-of-profit
The American victory in the #space race meant that, after 1968, U.S. planners no longer took the #competition seriously. As a result, the mythology of the final frontier was maintained, even as the direction of #research and #development shifted away from anything that might lead to the creation of Mars bases and robot factories.
#capitalism #technology #science #economy
Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit
 
skunksarebetter - 2019-09-07 03:49:35 GMT
#Starfighter is a 2D sidescrolling #space shooter #game.

In Project: Starfighter you pilot a space fighter which travels around several star systems to complete objectives. Various types of missions are available, including simple clear the enemies and rescue the pods missions. Your spacecraft may also be upgraded to carry more ammunition or deal more damage.

Website 🔗️: https://pr-starfighter.github.io/

apt 📦️: starfighter

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
 

Wanna watch a #livestream of the #Indian #Space Research Organisation attempting to land a craft on the lunar surface?


Of course you do.

#ISRO #Moon #Landings #Science #Exploration
 
Selfie of the Earth
Want to use land wisely? Then analyse the 'skin's of the Earth.

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#space #earth #science #selfie #land #water #satellite

 

An Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy





#nasa #photo #photography #space
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Indian space agency says $140m module has reached distance of 100km from moon's surface and is set to land on Saturday. #India #Space #Asia
 
Spokesperson rules out sabotage in rocket explosion and denounces Trump's tweet showing spy satellite image. #Iran #UnitedStates #Space #MiddleEast
 
Astronauts will no longer be able to urinate on bus that picks them up for launch

Russia has unveiled a new space suit but the design may have to be changed to continue a decades-old tradition – making a stop to pee on the way to the launch.

The Sokol-M prototype suit was designed as a replacement for suits worn during launches to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz spacecraft.
No-fly zone: Russian space suit redesign halts lucky pee ritual
#Russia #Europe #Worldnews #Space #Science
 
The Fedor robot will spend ten days on the International Space Station, learning tasks performed by astronauts. #Space #Russia #Science&Technology
 
#Space #News | #EvCochrane: #Mars The #Warrior-Hero

Published 21st August 2019

It’s perhaps one of the great unresolved yet overlooked mysteries facing academia and science — the extraordinary identities of planets in myth and tradition. Nothing in the familiar ideas about our history can explain the incredible patterns, found in extensive cross-cultural comparison, of words, phrases, imagery and storytelling describing a former age of gods and goddesses, of heroes and monsters.

In ancient myth, Mars is identified as a masculine, warrior-hero figure, a dragon slayer, the god of war. Does anything in Mars' appearance in our sky today explain this global pattern?

For decades, Ev Cochrane, a colleague of #DaveTalbott and the late Dwardu Cardona, has investigated this question. Ev has authored four books, including Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in #Ancient Myth & Religion. In part one of this two-part presentation, we asked Ev to begin by elaborating the incredible global patterns in myth and tradition identifying Mars as the warrior hero.

 
Lightly used Vostok memory core for sale apparently... #history #space #retrocomputing
 
Spacebound humanoid robot Fedor expected to dock at the ISS on Saturday with more than 650kg of cargo. #Space #Russia #Kazakhstan
 
101 East shows how space technology is helping uncover modern slavery and free bonded workers. #slavery #India #Space #WorkersRights #Science&Technology #HumanRights #AI #Asia #Childlabour #Childrights
 
- #WhatIf We #Lived in a #Globular #Cluster?



Take some #cosmic #dust and #gas, add #billions and billions of #planets and a whole lot of #stars to the #... Show more...
 
The astrophotography you can get with backyard equipment is pretty astounding #space #photography
 

Cosmologists #Debate How Fast the #Universe Is #Expanding


Source: https://www.quantamagazine.org/cosmologists-debate-how-fast-the-universe-is-expanding-20190808/
Ahead of the conference, a team of cosmologists calling themselves H0LiCOW had published their new #measurement of the universe’s expansion rate. By the light of six distant quasars, H0LiCOW pegged H at 73.3 kilometers per second per #megaparsec — significantly higher than #
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Hubble Spots Jupiter’s Great Red Spot





#nasa #photo #photography #space
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#Stanford and #NASA Ames researchers put inexpensive chip-size satellites into orbit
A swarm of 105 tiny satellites the size of computer chips, costing under $100 each, recently launched into Earth’s orbit.
https://news.stanford.edu/2019/06/03/chip-size-satellites-orbit-earth/
#space #science #Stanford
Inexpensive chip-size satellites orbit Earth
 
Mesmerizing #space

 


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#SPACE FENCE MENACE! SUBORBITAL SERVITUDE - DARK JOURNALIST & ELANA FREELAND
 
skunksarebetter - 2019-07-23 02:03:26 GMT
#EmptyEpsilon is a starship bridge #simulator.

Empty Epsilon simulates the various stations of a starship bridge. Each of these stations are controlled by someone, be it locally or across the internet. These stations perform various tasks, and it is the captain's responsibility to coordinate these stations. Empty Epsilon supports a GM mode and scripted events, enabling interesting collaborative stories.

Website 🔗️: https://daid.github.io/EmptyEpsilon/

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #space #game
 
skunksarebetter - 2019-07-20 17:39:54 GMT
#Celestia is a open #space #simulator.

Celestia allows you to explore the solar system and beyond, complete with fully 3D modelled planets, moons, asteroids, and even spacecraft. Visit Jupiter, Pluto, or even our friendly Moon in all of its glory. Celestia is great for teaching the mechanics and true scale of space in an intuitive and fun way.

Website 🔗️: https://celestia.space/

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
 
We explore India's plans to probe the moon, discuss the rise in world hunger, and look at the Muslim fashion industry. #Business&Economy #Space #Science&Technology #NASA #India #Food #Humanitariancrises #UnitedNations #Africa #Islam #Arts&Culture
 
Egyptian-born Farouk El-Baz was part of NASA's Apollo 11 ground crew at just 31 years old. #Science&Technology #NASA #Space #Egypt
 


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#DARK JOURNALIST #X-SERIES 60: #UFOS IN THE #HOTZONE! #BIMINI #ATLANTIS #SPACE #MYSTERY!

DARK JOURNALIST X-SERIES 60: UFOS IN THE HOTZONE! BIMINI ATLANTIS SPACE MYSTERY! SPECIAL LIVESTREAM FRIDAY JULY 19TH 8PM EST!
 
"The development of #space thus far has been focused on facilitating activity down below—mainly #satellite communications for broadcasting and navigation. Now two things are changing."
 
Published 18th July 2019

What's different about #food in space? Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino breaks down all the differences between eating on Earth and eating in #space. Is astronaut ice cream REALLY a thing? Who decides what food is brought to space? Can you eat burgers in space? Why do astronauts use tortillas instead of bread?

#MikeMassimino is a former NASA #astronaut, senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Museum, and professor at Columbia University.

 
Pair my previous "live" Apollo 11 audio/capcom link with this "live" vis by @AGItweets and their STK tool (they are within 13 seconds of each other) #space #history
 
Pair my previous "live" Apollo 11 audio/capcom link with this "live" vis by AGI and their STK tool (they are within 13 seconds of each other) #space #history
 
So cool! The Apollo 11 mission in real time (shifted 50 years of course) ( H/T @Christoph S ) #space #history:
 
Every time I see stories like this I want to fire up some mod/sim software and try to simulate it. There must be some open source or public domain software for this but needs a hefty computer...hmm...brain rationalizing... #space #science arstechnica.com/science/2019/0…
No exomoons yet, but we may have spotted a disk that will form them
 
I had heard about the laser ranging experiment on Apollo 11 but hadn't read about how it got there or how it went from the ground. We learned a lot from a simple experiment. #space #science
 
APOD: 2019 July 15 - The Space Station Crosses a Spotless Sun




That's no sunspot. It's the International Space Station (ISS) caught passing in front of the Sun. Sunspots, individually, have a dark central umbra, a lighter surrounding penumbra, and no solar panels. By contrast, the ISS is a complex and multi-spired mechanism, one of the largest and most sophisticated machines ever created by humanity. Also, sunspots occur on the Sun, whereas the ISS orbits the Earth. Transiting the Sun is not very unusual for the ISS, which orbits the Earth about every 90 minutes, but getting one's timing and equipment just right for a great image is rare. Strangely, besides that fake spot, in this recent two-image composite, the Sun la... Show more...
 
Space agency ISRO says launch of Chandrayaan-2 called off minutes before blast-off due to a technical snag. #Space #India #Asia #Science&Technology
 
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