NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are set to conduct the first spacewalk to be performed by two women on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. They will be replacing a faulty battery charge/discharge unit that failed to activate after a spacewalk Oct. 11. The faulty unit is preventing a set of recently installed batteries from providing increased power. It must be replaced before continuing a series of spacewalks to install new batteries. Watch live coverage here on NASA TV and nasa.gov/live Friday beginning at 6:30 a.m. Eastern. The spacewalk is scheduled to begin at about 7:50 a.m.
NASA made history Friday morning when astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station to replace a faulty battery charger.The all female spacewalk the first of its kind "in human history," the agency said began at 7:38 a.m. Eastern time as the two American astronauts set their suits to battery power mode.
This historic event happened seven months after its original intended target date, after that attempt had to be scrubbed because the ISS was missing a medium sized spacesuit that one of the two woman would need. Astronaut Anne McClain was going to take part alongside Koch at that time, but McClain;s time on the station ended in June. McClain attempted to make a large sized suit work, but her mobility was too limited.NASA sent up a second medium spacesuit in October to ensure that they wouldn 't encounter a similar problem a second time around, but rightly faced criticism for the apparent discrimination of having enough suits to ensure multiple men could spacewalk, but not multiple women. The agency seems to have a genuine interest in curbing any perception of discrimination inherent in its spacesuit program, however, and emphasized that the spacesuits designed for its Artemis Moon mission program are designed to provide maximum mobility for astronauts of all shapes and sizes.
The exhibition "Moving to Mars" at the Design Museum in London, scheduled to run from Oct. 18 to Feb. 23, 2020, explores how sending humans to Mars is not just a new frontier for science but also for design.Over 200 exhibits, including original objects and material from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the private American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX, along with works from U.S. industrial designers Raymond Loewy and Chesley Bonestell plus new commissions from design company RAEBURN, clothing designer Anna Talvi and industrial designer Konstantin Grcic tell the complete story of designing for Mars.
NSF's Jack Beyer visited Bigelow Aerospace for the media event on September 12 and provided this first person footage of the two modules.
"We are soon going to re map the city with the help of the latest satellite images from the Indian space agency, which used geospatial technology in mapping accurately all the properties that have come up exponentially over the last decade," a senior official told IANS. Though the civic body drew the maps based on satellite pictures a decade ago, the latest images reveal the fault lines in its property records, including open lung spaces and commercial residential buildings that have mushroomed in all its 198 wards due to reckless and explosive growth of the city.
"We are soon going to re map the city with the help of the latest satellite images from the Indian space agency, which used geospatial technology in mapping accurately all the properties that have come up exponentially over the last decade," a senior official said.
Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) today released the first illuminated image of surface of moon taken by Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) payload on board Chandrayaan 2. The space agency tweeted and shared the image on its account, See the first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by #Chandrayaan2 s IIRS payload. IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface in narrow and contiguous spectral channels.
Observations of the interstellar Comet 2I Borisov have been flooding in for six weeks, and the more astronomers duplicate one another's work, the more confident they are in their analysis of the object.
LeoLabs launched Kiwi Space Radar (KSR) today. As the first commercial radar to track objects in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) smaller than 10 centimeters, the KSR aims to set a new standard for tracking threats to satellites from orbital debris. Located in New Zealand, the KSR also expands LeoLabs radar network to the southern hemisphere, and marks the first of a series of next generation LeoLabs radars to be deployed globally. The Kiwi Space Radar raises the bar on addressing the threat of collisions that have never before been tracked in LEO, said Michael Nicolls, co founder and LeoLabs Chief Technology Officer. By operating at a higher frequency than our earlier sensors, the KSR was designed to track an estimated 250,000 additional objects down to 2 centimeters in size. These objects account for most of the risk of collisions in space, and KSR is the first big step towards addressing that risk. It will enable thousands of new satellites to safely use LEO.
TwitterEmailFacebookTwitterEmailSay what you will about the US health care system; if you #x27;re trying to stay healthy in space, it s a dream. Just ask Mike Massimino, a former NASA astronaut who has flown to space twice for extended stays.Getting medical treatment on the International Space Station is complicated, so NASA does its best to ensure astronauts are in peak physical condition before they leave for the final frontier. This involves a regimented exercise schedule in the weeks leading up to launch, as well as an extensive physical examination. If NASA doctors find anything that might cause serious health problems for an astronaut, like a predisposition to getting kidney stones, the astronaut probably won t fly.
Account Log in Home Latest Topics Magazine Newsletter Gift Subscribe Account Log in Home Latest Topics Magazine Newsletter Subscribe Subscription Biology Geoscience Mathematics Palaeontology Physics Space Technology More Digital Issues Buy a back issue Renew my subscription Give a Gift Manage my subscription News Society 16 October 2019 7 minute read Share Toggle Dropdown Email to Kindle Save to Pocket Email link Print article Facebook Twitter Reddit Copy link Email link Print article The winners of The Prime Minister s Science Prizes Eight outstanding scientists and two educators comprise the 2019 recipients of Australia's Prime Minister's Prizes for Science. Amelia Nichele reports. Share Tweet Winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, Cheryl Praeger is recognised for her acclaimed mathematics research. The Prime Minister s Prizes for Science are Australia s most prestigious science awards. Seven prizes are awarded for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research based innovation, and excellence in science, maths or technology teaching.
The India Mobile Congress (IMC), one of the biggest events in the telecom space, began in New Delhi on Monday with the focus being on 5G. However, the heads of two telecom operators likely to play a leading role in the 5G roll-out were missing in actionâ€”Reliance Jio head Mukesh Ambani and Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Bharti Mittal.
The Indian social media space has been witnessing substantial growth, thanks to the increasing base of internet users in the country. With the growing popularity of Instagram, there is a dire need to understand how users perceive and use the platform. WATConsult, the digital and social media agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, under their market research division, Recogn has launched its latest report on Instagram in India from a user's perspective.The report focuses on the user 's point of view on Instagram, highlighting usage patterns, content likeability, celebrity influence and what pushes them to shop on the platform. Interestingly, ads on Instagram that are perceived to be appealing lead users to search for more information for the said products or services, enabling users to shop. More than 75% of the shoppers have had a satisfactory experience while shopping from Instagram and a majority of them are likely to shop in the future as well. Instagram, which was perceived to be a discovery platform because of visual nature and stickiness, has over time transformed itself into a platform that induces discovery as well as an influence leading to a purchase decision.
TwitterEmailTo make a 3D printable rocket, Relativity Space simplified the design of many components, including the engine.Photograph: RelativityFacebookTwitterEmailFor a factory where robots toil around the clock to build a rocket with almost no human labor, the sound of grunts echoing across the parking lot make for a jarring contrast. That s Keanu Reeves stunt gym, says Tim Ellis, the chief executive and cofounder of Relativity Space, a startup that wants to combine 3D printing and artificial intelligence to do for the rocket what Henry Ford did for the automobile. As we walk among the robots occupying Relativity s factory, he points out the just completed upper stage of the company s rocket, which will soon be shipped to Mississippi for its first tests. Across the way, he says, gesturing to the outside world, is a recording studio run by Snoop Dogg.
He stressed the planet as it is today will never be as hospitable as Earth, despite once boasting the right ingredients for life. Meanwhile, space psychologist Dr Iya Whiteley, who like Prof Martin Torres gave a talk at the New Scientist Live event at London Excel on Saturday, warned before mankind could even consider building bases on the Red Planet, NASA and other space agencies would have to consider very carefully the psychological impact on spending months isolated in spacecrafts million of miles from Earth. Prof Martin Torres, an atmospheric scientist at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden, set out his ideas during a presentation entitled Could We Live on the Red Planet?Referring to a period between 3.8 and 3.1billion years ago known as the Hesperian era, Prof Martin Torres said: ”Mars was habitable in the past.