Repair Work Underway, Preparations Continue for Next Launch Opportunity 

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is seen at Launch Pad 39B Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as teams work to replace the seal on an interface, called the quick disconnect, between the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line on the mobile launcher and the rocket.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Chad Siwik) Read More

NASA to stand down on Artemis I launch attempts

in Early September, Reviewing Options After standing down on today’s Artemis I launch attempt when engineers could not overcome a hydrogen leak in a quick disconnect, an interface between the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, mission managers met and decided they will forego additional launch attempts in early Read More

NASA Targets Sept. 3 for Next Artemis I Moon Mission Launch Attempt

Get excited! We’ve set a new date for the launch of our Artemis I mission to the Moon. We are now targeting Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2:17 p.m. EDT (18:17 UTC)—the beginning of a two-hour window—for the launch of our Space Launch System rocket and uncrewed Orion spacecraft. The initial launch attempt was scrubbed Monday Read More

SpaceX launches Starlink 4-23 at 11:41 PM EDT After Having To Move To SLC-40 Due To Artemis 1 at 39B In Countdown Mode!

SpaceX had to move their rocket launch originally planned from LC-39A to SLC-40 due to NASA Artemis 1 being to close and the 48 hour countdown had all ready started for the heavy lift moon rocket. Due to poor weather SpaceX delayed their Starlink 4-23 launch by over an hour and nineteen minutes from 10:22 Read More

NASA Artemis 1 faces waterspout, funnel clouds and lightning strikes …

…while sitting on the launch pad two days before liftoff! Something you definitely do not want to see 8-27-22 at mid day just two days away from NASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket is a lightning strike direct hit on the southeastern most lightning tower which has seven camera positions both inside and outside of Read More

Protecting Artemis and lunar explorers from space radiation

In brief “There’s no such thing as bad weather…” The Artemis I mission, set to launch on 29 August, will mark a significant step in humankind’s return to the Moon. While there are no human passengers on board this test flight, future missions will once again cast space explorers beyond the protective environments of Earth’s Read More

ESA – Drought causes Yangtze to shrink

Drought causes Yangtze to shrink A record-breaking drought has caused parts of the Yangtze River to dry up – affecting hydropower, shipping routes, limiting drinking water supplies and even revealing previously submerged Buddhist statues. The Yangtze is China’s most important river, providing water to more than 400 million Chinese people. This summer, it has reached Read More