Planned Euro-Russia Joint Mars Mission Called ‘Very Likely’

this Launch planned in 2022 The European Space Agency said on Monday that it is “highly unlikely” that a European space mission with Russia will land a robot on Mars. The possible postponement of the mission is a result of the European Union’s sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Civil space cooperation between […]

Who Can Be Called an Astronaut? The FAA Won’t Tell Anymore.

Jeff Bezos is officially an astronaut. Really – just ask the federal government. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it is ending a program that awards small gold badges called “Commercial Space Astronaut Wings” to certain individuals flying into space by private spacecraft. But before the program officially retires in January, the agency said anyone […]

Space Station Emergency Called with Russian Propellant Firing

The International Space Station tilted briefly from its normal position in orbit during test firing of thrusters on one of Russia’s docked spacecraft on Friday. Russian space agency announced in a statement on their website He said the crew and the station were never in danger. but it was second such emergency at the station […]

Yale Says Vinland Map Once Called Medieval Treasure Is a Fake

In 1965, Yale made the map public, and the stories were published in major newspapers. Front page of The New York Times. At the time, school experts believed the map was compiled around 1440, some 50 years before Christopher Columbus sailed west. Archaeologists and scientists believe that a small number of Scandinavian people reached Newfoundland […]

Exxon, Chevron, BP and Others Called to Testify on Climate

The House Oversight Committee called on senior executives and lobbyists at Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Royal Dutch Shell to broaden its investigation into the oil and gas industry’s role in the spread of disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. The American Petroleum Institute and the United States Chamber of […]