Are you handling coronavirus lockdown like a champ and think you could take 8 additional moths of isolation? If so, NASA is willing to pay volunteers to eight months locked up in a simulated spacecraft on its way to Mars. One caveat: since it takes place in Moscow, Russia, you are required to speak both English and Russian to even be considered
It’s official, the sixth mission of the Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-6) is set to be launched on May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office in partnership with the U.S. Space Force. No details about the mission were mentioned, but it aims to test new systems in space and return them to Earth to help the U.S. more efficiently and effectively develop space capabilities necessary to maintain superiority in the space domain.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope managed to capture stunning images of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) between April 20-23, 2020, giving us the clearest views yet of it disintegrating. The telescope managed to identify 30 fragments on April 20th, and then another 25 on April 23rd, all enveloped in a sunlight-swept tail of cometary dust.
Photo credit: Elon Musk
Elon Musk announced that Starship prototype SN4 successfully passed a cryogenics test on Sunday at a SpaceX site in Texas. This is a milestone for the project as it will eventually send payload to the Red Planet. It also marks the first full-scale Starship prototype to pass this critical test involving filling the ship with liquid nitrogen to ensure it’s capable of surviving in-flight pressure conditions.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured these incredible new images of Jupiter on April 10th and processed b y Kevin M. Gill. Simply put, they look like paintings, thanks to Juno’s onboard imaging technology, which recorded the data while traveling 5,375 miles above the clouds at a latitude of 50° degrees North at 127,000 mph.