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Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:20 am

Countdown for NASA’s return to crewed space missions

http://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/20 ... -missions/


NASA is getting back into human spaceflight. The US space agency will name the astronauts assigned to the first flight tests and missions of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon next Friday 3 August.

The Starliner and Crew Dragon are part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to develop and operate a new generation of spacecraft and launcher to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit. They will be the first launches of American astronauts on American-made spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station (ISS) since NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011.

The Boeing Starliner spacecraft is launched from a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the Crew Dragon launches from a Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA says experiments and a presence on the space station are critical for understanding the challenges of long-duration spaceflight, and necessary for a sustainable presence on the Moon and missions to Mars.

For those who like to stay up late (surely a reasonable assumption about astronomy and space enthusiasts) the announcement will be shown at 11 am US eastern time on the agency’s website, or 1 am on Saturday 4 August Australian eastern standard time.

CASA currently has jurisdiction over airspace from ground level to 100 km altitude, where space is accepted to begin. Until recently, little happened in the upper 80 km of this jurisdiction, CASA executive manager stakeholder engagement, Rob Walker, told the Aerospace Futures conference in Canberra last week.

‘The development of commercial space launches means this is about to change and even before the establishment of the Australian Space Agency on 1 July we were talking with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science about how we would share the administration of this airspace,’ Mr Walker said.
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Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:59 pm

PeteC wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:07 pm
No telescope needed to see Saturn on June 27
Saturn, with its remarkable rings, will be visible to the naked eye on June 27 and astronomers are urging people to have a look.
The gas giant will be at its closest point to Earth this year and in opposition to the Sun, with Earth squarely in the middle, affording the best possible views throughout that night.
National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand director Saran Poshyachinda said Saturn will be 1.353 million kilometres from Earth, as close as it gets this year, and if the sky isn’t overcast, the planet and its rings will be clearly visible. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... l/30348359
Super-eclipse just hours away

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... recent_box

Thai stargazers will be staying up into the wee hours of Saturday to witness the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, as a “super blood moon” dazzles the world.

The total eclipse will last 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse precedes and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of 3 hours and 54 minutes in the earth's umbral shadow, according to Nasa.

In Thailand, the total eclipse will be visible from 2:30am to 4:13am local time on July 28.
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Post by JWWhite » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:13 am

Astronomers In Canada Are Baffled By Mysterious Fast Burst Radio Signals Coming From Outer Space.

A baffling and mysterious radio signal has been spotted by a telescope in Canada, and it’s one of the lowest in frequency to date.......

https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomer ... from-space
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Post by laphanphon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:11 am

Perseids Meteor Shower 2018 ... Aug 12–13, 2018

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/m ... rseid.html
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Post by JWWhite » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:56 am

Is Southeast Asia the New Bastion for Space Technology?
Space technology is being developed and having rapid progress for liftoff in Southeast Asia
https://videos.inc-asean.com/is-southea ... -for-space
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