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DART asteroid-smashing mission ‘on track for an impact’ Monday, NASA says

Home News Spaceflight An artist’s illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft approaching its asteroid target. (Image credit: NASA) NASA is just days away from slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth.The agency’s long-awaited Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will impact with the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos on Monday (Sept.…

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Artemis 1 moon mission is ‘go’ for Saturday launch, NASA says

Home News Spaceflight NASA’s Artemis 1 stack on the pad ahead of its planned Sept. 3 liftoff attempt. (Image credit: NASA) It’s official: NASA will indeed try to launch its Artemis 1 moon mission this weekend.After a meeting today (Sept. 1), the Artemis 1 team gave the go-ahead to proceed with a liftoff attempt on…

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The mission to safeguard Black history in the US | Julieanna L. Richardson

853,245 views | Julieanna L. Richardson • TEDxMileHighBlack history in the US is rich, profound — and at risk of being lost forever, if not for the monumental efforts of Julieanna L. Richardson. As the founder of The HistoryMakers — the largest national archive of African American video-oral history — Richardson shares some of the…

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DART asteroid mission: NASA’s first planetary defense spacecraft

Home References Science & Astronomy NASA’s DART mission will test asteroid defense techniques by conducting an asteroid redirection test. (Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins, APL/Steve Gribben) NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, or DART for short, is an ambitious project designed to test a method of deflecting an asteroid for the purpose of planetary defense, using…

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EnVision Mission: Readying Spacecraft To Surf Venus’ Hot, Thick Atmosphere

EnVision aerobraking in Venus atmosphere. Credit: ESA/ Paris Observatory / VR2Planets / Damia BouicEnVision, a project of the European Space Agency (ESA), is a mission to Venus that will perform optical, spectral and radar mapping of Earth’s sister planet. However, before getting down to work the van-sized spacecraft needs to ‘aerobrake’ – lowering its orbit…

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Mission Blue Recognizes Hong Kong Waters As the Newest ‘Hope Spot’

Ocean conservation organization Mission Blue announced this week that it has recognized the waters off the southern coast of Hong Kong as the newest “Hope Spot.” The announcement is in recognition of local activists advocating for a formal marine protected area in Hong Kong waters. Hong Kong’s coastline used to have over 6,000 species of…

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How to complete mission two: The Entrance Exam in Escape Academy

Screenshot by Gamepur You’ve succeeded where others have failed and passed the test that got you to Escape Academy. There isn’t time to relax, however, because you still need to pass The Entrance Exam, and the Headmaster won’t go easy on you. The room will be filled with a memory-erasing gas if you fail, and…

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NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA put an asteroid mission on hold Friday, blaming the late delivery of its own navigation software.The Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid of the same name was supposed to launch this September or October. But the agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab was several months late delivering its software for navigation, guidance and control –…

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MenuSifu: On A Mission to Bring Technology to Asian Restaurant Owners

Your browser does not support the audio element. According to a recent study by Technavio, the global restaurant management market is set to witness a growth of nearly USD 2.95 billion from 2002 to 2025, growing at a CAGR of 14.04% during this period. North America will contribute 46% of that growth. While the pandemic…

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Teaser: “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Pt 1”

Paramount Pictures Following its leak online over the weekend across social media, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Christopher McQuarrie’s “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”. The seventh overall film in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, regulars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames return in the new adventure which saw…