SpaceX is targeting Saturday, June 18 at 7:19 a.m. PT, 14:19 UTC, for a Falcon 9 launch of the SARah-1 mission from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. A backup opportunity is available on Monday, June 20 at 7:19 a.m. PT, 14:19 UTC. The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched the…

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Scientists Fail to Locate Once-Common CA Bumble Bees

Climate change, urbanization and pesticides imperil wild pollinators Newswise — Several species of California bumble bees have gone missing in the first statewide census of the fuzzy pollinators in 40 years. If they can be found, a recent court ruling could help save them. Smaller-scale studies have documented significant declines in bumble bee populations around the world due to climate…

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NASA Updates Astronaut Assignments for Boeing Starliner Test Flight

NASA will fly two astronaut test pilots aboard the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission to the International Space Station, where they will live and work off the Earth for about two weeks. CFT commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore, whom NASA assigned to the prime crew in October 2020, will join NASA astronaut Suni Williams, who will serve as pilot. Williams previously…

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NASA, ESA Finalize Agreements on Climate, Artemis Cooperation

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and ESA (European Space Agency) Director General Josef Aschbacher signed two agreements Wednesday at the ESA Council meeting in Noordwijk, Netherlands, further advancing the space agencies’ cooperation on Earth science and Artemis missions. “With these two agreements, NASA and ESA are strengthening the relationship on two of our agencies’ primary mission areas: Artemis and Earth science,”…

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NASA, Partner Agency Leaders to Talk to Space Station Astronauts

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, Italian Space Agency (ASI) President Giorgio Saccoccia, and leadership from the U.S. Embassy in Rome will speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station this week. ESA (European Space Agency) Director General Josef Aschbacher will join the event virtually. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 7:40 a.m. EDT Friday, June 17,…

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General Hyten Joins Blue Origin as Executive Director of Club for the Future and Strategic Advisor

Blue Origin today announced that General John Hyten (Ret.) will serve as executive director for its foundation, Club for the Future, and as a strategic advisor to senior leadership. General Hyten brings decades of experience as a space operations and acquisitions officer and held multiple assignments that included leading Air Force Space Command and U.S. Strategic Command.   “We are deeply honored…

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WATER: We Have Too Much, But Not Enough – To Air On The Science Channel And MotorTrend TV

NEW YORK (June 15, 2022) – Water – it’s one of the greatest challenges all nations face today. Though it covers about 71% of the earth’s surface, more than 97% is found in the ocean, unusable for drinking, growing crops and most industrial uses. In fact, less than 3% of the world’s water is fresh, and, of that, less than 1% is…

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NASA Invites Media, Public to View Webb Telescope’s First Images

NASA, in partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency), will release the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data during a televised broadcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 12, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Released one by one, these first images from the world’s largest and most powerful…

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NASA Discoveries Highlighted at American Astronomical Society Meeting


Scientists will discuss new research from NASA missions – on topics ranging from exoplanets to citizen science discoveries – at the 240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The meeting began Sunday, June 12, and continues through Thursday, June 16, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Agency leaders and researchers will discuss the latest developments in astrophysics…

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