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SpaceX launches Qatar's Es'hail 2 communications satellite
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket darted into a partly cloudy sky over Florida's Space Coast with a roar Thursday afternoon, carrying the Japanese-built Es'hail 2 communications satellite into space to beam commercial video and data services across the Middle East and expand connectivity for Qatar's military.
Nov 15 11:55PM Space Flight Now

Video: Press site view of Falcon 9's launch with the Es'hail 2 satellite (members only)
Watch a video replay of Thursday's liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying the Es'hail 2 communications satellite into orbit.
Nov 15 11:16PM Space Flight Now

Academics call for renewed chemical weapons vigilance
The implications of chemical research must be reviewed, UK researchers argue. Nick Carne reports.
Nov 15 7:01PM Cosmos

NASA Receives Eighth Consecutive Clean Financial Audit Opinion
NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2018 financial statements, marking the eight consecutive "clean" opinion from an external auditor - the highest opinion that may be received.
Nov 15 6:55PM

Science history: Kepler's optics and orbits
In a time of witch trials, Johannes Kepler was a champion of reason. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
Nov 15 1:03PM Cosmos

Volcanoes might have formed on Mars the same way they did in Hawaii
Space . By studying Martian meteorites, scientists think they've found an explanation for ancient eruptions on the Red Planet. Most images we see of Mars make its landscape look flat and vast, but it's actually home to some of the largest mountains in the entire solar system.
Nov 15 1:00PM PopSci Outer Space

Watch SpaceX Launch a Satellite and Land a Rocket Today!
SpaceX plans to launch a communications satellite and land a rocket today (Nov. 15) at 3:46 p.m.
Nov 15 12:56PM

Epic Crash of Neutron Stars Creates 'Hypermassive Magnetar
The historic neutron-star crash that astronomers observed last year generated a hypermassive, supermagnetic neutron star, a recent study suggests.
Nov 15 12:43PM

Pluto's strange ridges formed from ancient glaciers
Researchers believe bizarre landforms at the edge of the dwarf planet's "heart" were created by sheets of nitrogen ice.
Nov 15 12:00PM Astronomy

Looking ahead to the LISA gravitational-wave detector
Researchers are getting ready to build a trio of satellites that will show us a whole new view of the cosmos.
Nov 15 12:00PM Astronomy

The outer solar system awaitsbut getting there may not be as easy as we'd like
Space . We're under a time crunch. A new decade is just over a year away, and with it comes a whole new slate of NASA mission ideas, some nearlike Marsand others far.
Nov 14 10:55PM PopSci Outer Space

NASA Administrator Asks Canada to Participate in Lunar Space Station
. OTTAWA - The hard sell is on. NASA wants Canada to get involved in its lunar space station. The Trudeau government hasnt committed yet, but one minister promises Canada will have a long-term space strategy before the end of the administrations mandate in late 2019.
Nov 14 10:39PM

Super-Earth found orbiting Barnard's Star just six light years away
Astronomers analysing 20 years of data precisely charting the position of Barnard's Star some six light years away have discovered the second closest exoplanet to Earth.
Nov 14 6:17PM Astronomy Now

Aerospace Companies Need Government Support To Stay Competitive: AIAC Panelists
. OTTAWA Canadian aerospace companies require a government-led industrial strategy to grow their services nationally and internationally, executives warned at a panel today at the Canadian Aerospace Summit of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC). While the industry is strong enough today to stand on its two feet, representatives from IMP Aerospace & Defence, . The post Aerospace Companies Need Government Support To Stay Competitive: AIAC Panelists appeared first on SpaceQ.
Nov 14 6:12PM

Gravity waves marked birth of merged hypermassive neutron star
Detailed analysis of gravitational wave data collected last year indicating the merger of two neutron stars shows the result was a single massive neutron star, not a black hole.
Nov 14 3:21PM Astronomy Now

Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines
International air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last month's Lion Air crash in Indonesia becoming rarer.
Nov 14 3:00PM AP

International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice
An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
Nov 14 1:43PM

Watch The Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend
Hopefully you don't have anything planned between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday because with a clear calendar and clear skies you should be able to catch a glimpse of a few meteors.
Nov 13 10:27PM NPR-Space

New York Students to Speak with Astronaut Aboard Space Station
NASA astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Station's Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at New York's University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, Nov.
Nov 13 4:18PM NASA Space Shuttle

NASA to Air Launch of Russian Cargo Ship, Docking at International Space Station
Loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:14 p.m. EST Friday, Nov.
Nov 13 12:26PM NASA Space Shuttle

Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines
International air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last month's Lion Air crash in Indonesia becoming more rare.
Nov 12 9:29PM AP

Lulu's Log: The Legacy Of Kepler
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with NASA's Charlie Sobeck. He was the former manager of the Kepler Space Telescope mission and they discuss Kepler's legacy.
Nov 4 1:00PM NPR-Space