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  1. Jan

    5 important things happening in tech today - 16 June 2021

    5 important things happening in the tech world today Samsung has developed a chip that will bring flagship-like performance to more mid-range phones and the company said it will start appearing in smartphones from this month, June 2021. 25% of all graphics cards shipped in Q1 2021 went to...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    Watch - Nasa performs the first helicopter flight on Mars

    Watch - Nasa performs the first helicopter flight on Mars Nasa successfully performed the first-ever powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet on Monday. The flight – which lasted for about 40 seconds – was carried out by the ultralight solar-powered helicopter Ingenuity on...
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    NASA honours Japie van Zyl by renaming Mars flight location after him

    NASA honours Japie van Zyl by renaming Mars flight location after him NASA has honoured Stellenbosch University alumnus and former solar system exploration director Japie van Zyl by naming the location of its upcoming Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's flight after him. Van Zyl was born in Outjo...
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    NASA to look into SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket engine failure

    NASA to look into SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket engine failure NASA will review an engine failure last month that caused Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s Falcon 9 rocket booster to land in the sea after a satellite launch, as the U.S. agency prepares for the next crewed flight to the...
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    First video released of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

    First video released of Perseverance rover landing on Mars The successful Mars landing of the rover Perseverance on Feb. 18 provides the U.S. with the chance to accomplish several firsts: a drone helicopter flight on another planet, access to an ancient river delta that may yield microbial...
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    NASA's first regular SpaceX commercial crewed flight delayed until Sunday

    NASA's first regular SpaceX commercial crewed flight delayed until Sunday NASA and SpaceX delayed the launch of their first regular commercial crew flight by a day because of weather conditions that could threaten recovery operations at sea if the Dragon capsule has to abort the flight during...
  7. J

    NASA unveils the most powerful rocket ever built

    NASA unveils the most powerful rocket ever built NASA has given members of the media their first look at the Artemis Project's Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket system which will be used to take astronauts to the Moon. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine showcased the new rocket system...
  8. Gordon_R

    Voyagers shed light on Solar System's structure

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50289353
  9. Gordon_R

    Chris Kraft - Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary (age 95)

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49082897
  10. J

    NASA's next Moon mission could be delayed and over budget

    NASA's next Moon mission could be delayed and over budget NASA's project to send more astronauts to the Moon is likely to suffer more delays and surge further over budget, The Verge reported. The two rockets that NASA has been developing to send astronauts to the Moon were both expected to...
  11. J

    NASA investigating hack of employee information

    NASA investigating hack of employee information Hackers downloaded Social Security numbers and other personal information from an unknown number of current and former NASA employees, the agency told workers. NASA began investigating the intrusion of its servers on Oct. 23, according to a memo...
  12. J

    NASA partners with private companies to return to the Moon

    NASA partners with private companies to return to the Moon NASA has announced that nine United States space companies are now eligible to bid on its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts. One of the nine companies will be tasked with delivering science and technology payloads to...
  13. J

    NASA investigates SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked weed

    NASA investigates SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked weed NASA is ordering a safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, prompted by Elon Musk's recent behaviour. A number of sources familiar with the investigation spoke to The Washington Post, stating that the review was undertaken due to SpaceX CEO...
  14. J

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally dead

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally dead NASA has announced that after its launch 11 years ago, the agency's Dawn spacecraft has finally run out of fuel. Dawn missed scheduled communications sessions with NASA on 31 October and 1 November, with the flight team eventually concluding that the...
  15. J

    NASA explains photos of nearly perfectly rectangular iceberg

    NASA explains photos of nearly perfectly rectangular iceberg The almost perfectly rectangular iceberg spotted by NASA's Operation IceBridge is nothing unusual or unnatural, CNN reported. Quoting glaciologist Jan Lieser, who is with the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research...
  16. J

    Boeing struggles to meet production goals for NASA's next big rocket

    Boeing struggles to meet production goals for NASA's next big rocket NASA's inspector general has released a report on the development of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS). The report found that NASA's rocket will cost far more than expected to build and will not be ready to launch by the...
  17. J

    NASA probe on closest-ever journey to the Sun

    NASA probe on closest-ever journey to the Sun NASA successfully launched a spacecraft toward the sun on Sunday, hoping to increase scientific understanding of how our star works. The Parker Solar Probe’s departure promises to set a plethora of records, including speediest spacecraft...
  18. J

    How NASA plans to prevent an asteroid apocalypse

    How NASA plans to prevent an asteroid apocalypse Among Earth’s natural disasters—hurricanes, floods, earthquakes—the one humans probably ponder least is asteroids, huge objects zipping through our solar system at ludicrous speeds. Federal officials call an asteroid or comet collision “low...
  19. J

    NASA will send a helicopter to Mars

    NASA will send a helicopter to Mars NASA has announced that it is sending a helicopter to Mars to explore the surface of the planet. Named the Mars Helicopter, the aircraft aims to demonstrate the viability of heavier-than-air vehicles on other planets.
  20. J

    NASA's lunar space station will begin construction soon

    NASA's lunar space station will begin construction soon NASA’s goal of returning to the moon should see a major push in early 2019, when the agency awards its first contract for the lunar “Gateway” program. [Bloomberg]
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