PopMuse: Astronomy and Cosmology http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ From the Crew Dragon to Mars: Cady Coleman on NASA's Path Forward http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/out-there/~3/kiG7tIUeQ5Q/from-the-crew-dragon-to-mars-cady-coleman-on-the-path-forward http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/out-there/~3/kiG7tIUeQ5Q/from-the-crew-dragon-to-mars-cady-coleman-on-the-path-forward Mon, 01 Jun 2020 02:00:00 UTC Out There | Discover Magazine The veteran astronaut weighs in on the first US crewed flight since 2011, and what may come next. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Starwatch: a subtle shadow on the face of the moon https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/31/starwatch-moon-penumbral-lunar-eclipse https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/31/starwatch-moon-penumbral-lunar-eclipse Sun, 31 May 2020 20:30:21 UTC Stuart Clark at Astronomy | The Guardian Less spectacular than a total eclipse but no less interesting, the penumbral lunar eclipse to be seen on Friday will be well worth watchingThis week’s astronomical event will be easy to see but hardly anyone will notice it. On 5 June, the full moon will clip the outer portion of Earth’s shadow, creating a penumbral lunar eclipse. This is much subtler than a total lunar eclipse, in which the moon appears to turn red as it passes through the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, situated right behind our planet. Penumbral lunar eclipses are difficult to discern by eye because only a portion of the sun’s light is blocked from reaching the moon. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX 'stowaway' revealed by crew as sons' dinosaur toy 'Tremor' https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-tremor-dinosaur-doll.html https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-tremor-dinosaur-doll.html Sun, 31 May 2020 18:59:40 UTC at Space.com A stowaway aboard SpaceX's first mission to launch astronauts to the International Space Station may have set a new record — the most sequins to enter Earth orbit. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon with astronauts docks at space station in historic rendezvous https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-demo-2-docking-success.html https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-demo-2-docking-success.html Sun, 31 May 2020 18:35:11 UTC at Space.com SpaceX's first crewed Dragon capsule slid into its dock on the International Space Station successfully today, concluding a 31-hour voyage to orbit for two veteran NASA astronauts. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX's historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut test flight: Full coverage https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-demo-2-test-flight-explained.html https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-demo-2-test-flight-explained.html Sun, 31 May 2020 18:24:51 UTC at Space.com SpaceX is about to make history. See Space.com's complete coverage of the company's crewed Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, which launches on May 27. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With The International Space Station https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/866340499/spacex-crew-dragon-capsule-successfully-docks-with-the-international-space-stati?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=space https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/866340499/spacex-crew-dragon-capsule-successfully-docks-with-the-international-space-stati?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=space Sun, 31 May 2020 14:55:37 UTC Brendan Byrne at Space : NPR The docking came above China and Mongolia as the ISS was traveling at 17,000 mph. It docked 19 hours after the historic launch with NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ On This Day in Space! May 31, 1990: Kristall module launches to Mir Space Station https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html Sun, 31 May 2020 12:42:58 UTC at Space.com On May 31, 1990, the Soviet Union launched a new module to the Mir space station. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series! http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Astronauts Set To Land At International Space Station After Historic Launch https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/866306922/astronauts-set-to-land-at-international-space-station-after-historic-launch?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=space https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/866306922/astronauts-set-to-land-at-international-space-station-after-historic-launch?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=space Sun, 31 May 2020 12:02:00 UTC Nell Greenfieldboyce at Space : NPR NASA and SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts from US soil into space for the first time since 2011 on Saturday afternoon. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe' https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/861962175/this-bedtime-book-helps-kids-find-their-place-in-the-universe?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=space https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/861962175/this-bedtime-book-helps-kids-find-their-place-in-the-universe?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=space Sun, 31 May 2020 12:02:00 UTC Samantha Balaban at Space : NPR Before he became an astrophysicist, Ray Jayawardhana was just a kid, looking up at the night sky with his father. "I remember being awed," he says. He's written a book called Child of the Universe. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon with astronauts to dock at space station today. Here's how to watch. https://www.space.com/spacex-demo-2-astronauts-space-station-docking-webcast.html https://www.space.com/spacex-demo-2-astronauts-space-station-docking-webcast.html Sun, 31 May 2020 10:02:03 UTC at Space.com After a historic launch yesterday from the coast of Florida, two NASA astronauts arrive today at the space station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/