Scientists propose ‘Spaceline’ elevator to the Moon – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fans of sci-fi and fringe tech may already be familiar with the idea of the “space elevator,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — and totally impossible with today’s technology. But a pair of scientists think they’ve found an alternative: a Moon elevator. And it’s slightly less insane… technically. The idea […]

India loses contact with spacecraft during historic moon landing attempt – gpgmail

[ad_1] India’s attempt to become the first nation to soft land a robotic spacecraft at the moon’s South Pole, an unexplored region, has ended in failure, the space agency said Saturday. Less than two miles above the lunar surface, the Vikram lander (named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program) lost communications with […]

Watch India’s Chandrayaan-2 make its historic moon landing attempt right here – gpgmail

[ad_1] It’s a big day for India’s highly audacious Chandrayaan-2 mission. The nation will attempt to land its lunar orbit on the moon’s surface shortly as it inches closer to become the fourth in the world to complete a successful lunar landing. ISRO, India’s equivalent of NASA, will be live streaming the landing on its website, […]

Disney introduces “She Hulk”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” to Disney+ streaming service – gpgmail

[ad_1] As part of its big reveal of the slate of shows coming to Disney+ streaming service, Marvel head Kevin Feige introduced three new shows that would be joining the Marvel pantheon: “She Hulk”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” as part of the expanded Marvel Universe. Ms. Marvel tells the story of teenager Kamela Khan, […]

Japan’s ispace now aims for a lunar landing in 2021, and a Moon rover deployment in 2023 – gpgmail

[ad_1] One of the private companies aiming to deliver a commercial lunar lander to the Moon has adjusted the timing for its planned mission, which isn’t all that surprising given the enormity of the task. Japanese startup ispace is now targeting 2021 for their first lunar landing, and 2023 for a second lunar mission that […]

NASA’s new HPE-built supercomputer will prepare for landing Artemis astronauts on the Moon – gpgmail

[ad_1] NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have teamed up to build a new supercomputer, which will serve NASA’s Ames Research Center in California and develop models and simulations of the landing process for Artemis Moon missions. The new supercomputer is called ‘Aitken,’ named after American astronomer Robert Grant Aitken, and it can run simulations […]

NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to explore its icy oceans – gpgmail

[ad_1] NASA has confirmed a mission to Europa, one of the Moons of Jupiter, will indeed happen. The mission was initially explored starting in 2017, with the space agency looking for reports on how it might proceed, and now NASA has said it will go ahead and move to the key stop of finalizing mission […]

ULA tapped to launch Astrobotic’s lunar lander to the Moon in 2021 – gpgmail

[ad_1] The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has been chosen to launch the lunar lander of one of the companies chosen by NASA for its commercial lunar payload program. ULA will deliver Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander to the Moon in 2021, the companies announced today. Peregrine will fly aboard ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket, taking off from Space […]

NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin and 11 more companies for Moon and Mars space tech – gpgmail

[ad_1] NASA has selected 13 companies to partner with on 19 new specific technology projects it’s undertaking to help reach the Moon and Mars. These include SpaceX, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin, among others, with projects ranging from improving spacecraft operation in high temperatures to landing rockets vertically on the Moon. Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin […]