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Ben Wright McGee
Intrepid geoscientist, nuclear analyst/responder, hoopy frood. Studies trinitite, asteroids, atomic rockets, space archaeology & human factors. Jazz, INTP.
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David Grinspoon Dec 12
Stunning astronaut photo: Oblique view of Everest and the Himalayas beneath the thin blue line of air and the deep black of space.
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National Atomic Testing Museum Dec 12
The Smithsonian Affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum “Using lessons of the past to better understand the present.” On Sunday, 9 December at the request of the local DOE office, 6 Kazakhstan scientists toured...
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Alan Stern Dec 4
Check out this cool brand new infographic is releasing about the Kuiper Belt! (Second of four we're doing.) ENJOY!
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SpaceNews Dec 5
Pentagon analyzing possible missions for a new Space Development Agency
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Northolt Branch Obs Dec 4
2018 XA is an Apollo-type asteroid with a diameter of 60-135 metres. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on December 1st. 2018 XA made a close approach to Earth the day before, on November 30th, at a...
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SpaceNews Nov 29
NASA has picked nine companies, ranging from startups to aerospace giants, to be eligible for future contracts to deliver payloads to the surface of the moon, but with no guarantee of business for any of them.
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American Nuclear Soc Nov 29
: Wow, fusion progress. What are your thoughts on fusion vs. fission as an energy source? Weigh in below!
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SpaceNews Nov 26
Advisory committee seeks to enhance commercial space activities
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SpaceNews Nov 26
FCC license application sheds light on SpaceX vehicle testing plans
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Northolt Branch Obs Nov 22
Near Earth asteroids 2018 WD and (163899) 2003 SD220 2018 WD is an Apollo-type asteroid with a diameter of 42-94 metres. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 16th. 2018 WD will make a close...
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SpaceNews Nov 20
As NASA works on details about its plans to return humans to the moon, the agency is studying concepts for “human-class” lunar landers that would involve three-stage vehicles whose individual components could be flown on a range of launch vehicles.
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SpaceNews Nov 16
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Thursday, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit.
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Jeff Foust Nov 15
NASA’s plans for the moon for the next decade, including humans back on the lunar surface.
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Jim Bridenstine Oct 9
I’m sad to hear that we recently lost astronaut Rick Searfoss. I got to know Rick when he was a test pilot at XCOR. My prayers are with his family.
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Robin Snelson Oct 30
Very cool. Thanks for the view to everyone who donated!
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VICE News Oct 31
Miss today's ? We hung out in the Mars Yard at . Watch it right here
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Nov 10
Think we live in violent times? During World War I, on average more than 10,000 people died per day for every day of the war — a football-stadium’s worth of people every week.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Nov 10
Replying to @FLOOR_BABA @sapinker
By many measures we are living in one of the most peaceful eras in the history of civilization. The normalization is accurate and justified. (e.g. ’s book: The Better Angels of our Nature)
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Ben Wright McGee Nov 12
Replying to @SciGuySpace
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Northolt Branch Obs Nov 10
The NEO Confirmation Page object ZVA6E8C, which we observed a few nights ago, has been designated 2018 VO5. 2018 VO5 is an Apollo-type asteroid with a diameter of 13-30 metres. It was first observed on November 7th at Mt....
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