PopMuse: Oceanography and Geography http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-historic-encore-astronauts-space.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-historic-encore-astronauts-space.html Sun, 31 May 2020 18:19:48 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Moscow bemused at US space 'hysteria' as Musk taunts Russia https://phys.org/news/2020-05-moscow-bemused-space-hysteria-musk.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-moscow-bemused-space-hysteria-musk.html Sun, 31 May 2020 18:18:30 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by "hysteria" around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ For Russia, SpaceX success is 'wakeup call' https://phys.org/news/2020-05-russia-spacex-success-wakeup.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-russia-spacex-success-wakeup.html Sun, 31 May 2020 10:26:28 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless manned launch by US company SpaceX. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Dragon-riding astronauts join exclusive inner circle at NASA https://phys.org/news/2020-05-dragon-riding-astronauts-exclusive-circle-nasa.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-dragon-riding-astronauts-exclusive-circle-nasa.html Sat, 30 May 2020 20:45:08 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken join NASA's exclusive inner circle by catching a ride on a SpaceX rocket and capsule. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts (Update) https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-rocket-ship-americans.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-rocket-ship-americans.html Sat, 30 May 2020 19:28:30 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly a decade. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ SpaceX begins final countdown for Saturday launch https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-countdown-saturday.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-countdown-saturday.html Sat, 30 May 2020 19:21:14 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration SpaceX began fueling its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday as it prepared to send two veteran NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a historic first crewed mission by a commercial company. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'No decision' on next launch attempt for historic SpaceX-NASA mission https://phys.org/news/2020-05-decision-historic-spacex-nasa-mission.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-decision-historic-spacex-nasa-mission.html Sat, 30 May 2020 10:00:02 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration A final decision on a launch attempt for SpaceX's milestone mission to the International Space Station on Saturday afternoon will take place after assessing the weather that morning, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said Friday. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ What you need to know about SpaceX's 'Demo-2' mission https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-demo-mission.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-spacex-demo-mission.html Sat, 30 May 2020 09:52:31 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration SpaceX's "Demo-2" mission from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida this weekend will be the first flight with astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon capsule built by entrepreneur Elon Musk's commercial space company. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Mergers between galaxies trigger activity in their core https://phys.org/news/2020-05-mergers-galaxies-trigger-core.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-mergers-galaxies-trigger-core.html Fri, 29 May 2020 20:40:02 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) play a major role in galaxy evolution. Astronomers from SRON and RuG have now used a record-setting sample of galaxies to confirm that galaxy mergers have a positive effect on igniting AGNs. They were able to compile about 10 times more pictures of merging galaxies than previous studies by using a machine-learning algorithm. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Russia to send team to Guiana Space Center after fuel leak https://phys.org/news/2020-05-russia-team-guiana-space-center.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-russia-team-guiana-space-center.html Fri, 29 May 2020 17:11:21 UTC Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration Russia's space agency says it will send a team of specialists to South America to investigate the leak of toxic fuel from a Russian rocket stage at the Guiana Space Center. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/