Tag Archives: Space

NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch

NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch

NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch NASA has spent years and billions of dollars developing a giant rocket known as the Space Launch System, designed to take astronauts to moon and perhaps farther out into the solar system someday. But the first launch of the rocket — an …

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Making Time and Space for All You Need to Do at Home

Making Time and Space for All You Need to Do at Home

Making Time and Space for All You Need to Do at Home Making Time and Space for All You Need to Do at Home Welcome. On a recent virtual visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, I stopped into the Thorne Miniature Rooms, a series of dollhouse-scale dioramas, created by Narcissa Niblack Thorne in the 1930s and ’40s, depicting dozens …

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Ashes of Star Trek ‘Scotty’ actor James Doohan smuggled aboard the International Space Station: ‘He always wanted to go to space’

Gina McKee: ‘I’ve only seen Notting Hill once – at the premiere’

Ashes of Star Trek ‘Scotty’ actor James Doohan smuggled aboard the International Space Station: ‘He always wanted to go to space’ Ashes of Star Trek ‘Scotty’ actor James Doohan smuggled aboard the International Space Station: ‘He always wanted to go to space’ The ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan were allegedly smuggled aboard the International Space Station by video …

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China Moon Mission Brings Lunar Rocks to Earth, and New Competition to Space

China Moon Mission Brings Lunar Rocks to Earth, and New Competition to Space

China Moon Mission Brings Lunar Rocks to Earth, and New Competition to Space China Moon Mission Brings Lunar Rocks to Earth, and New Competition to Space Entrepreneurial space companies could further upend any competition between NASA and China. By the time that NASA or Chinese astronauts reach the moon, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, says he will be …

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Outer Space Just Got a Little Brighter

Outer Space Just Got a Little Brighter

Outer Space Just Got a Little Brighter Outer Space Just Got a Little Brighter The universe is a shade too bright. That might be the last news you expected to hear toward the darkening end of a dark year. But that is what a band of astronomers has discovered, using cameras on the New Horizons spacecraft that once visited Pluto …

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A Demand for More Space Boosted Townhouse Sales in November

A Demand for More Space Boosted Townhouse Sales in November

A Demand for More Space Boosted Townhouse Sales in November A Demand for More Space Boosted Townhouse Sales in November Just a block or so away, a four-story, red brick house at 315 East 18th Street, near Second Avenue, which was owned by Mr. Mitchell and his wife, Heidi Mitchell, a freelance writer, sold for $9.35 million. The buyer used …

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In a Pandemic, Even Minimalists Need Space

In a Pandemic, Even Minimalists Need Space

In a Pandemic, Even Minimalists Need Space In a Pandemic, Even Minimalists Need Space For years, Erin Boyle wrote about living in a tiny apartment on her blog, “Reading My Tea Leaves,” detailing the creative, thrifty ways she made a roughly 500-square-foot one-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights work for her, her husband, James Casey, and their two children, Faye, 6, and …

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SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station The Crew Dragon spacecraft, a privately built and operated vessel carrying four NASA astronauts, successfully arrived at the International Space Station on Monday night. “Docking confirmed — Crew Dragon has arrived at the @space_station!” the rocket company SpaceX, started by Elon Musk, announced on …

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New Technology Claims to Pinpoint Even Small Methane Leaks From Space

New Technology Claims to Pinpoint Even Small Methane Leaks From Space

New Technology Claims to Pinpoint Even Small Methane Leaks From Space New Technology Claims to Pinpoint Even Small Methane Leaks From Space Of the climate-warming gases humans produce, few have been as vexing as methane. Besides production of fossil fuels including coal, methane also comes from landfills and agriculture, including livestock and rice farms. Natural sources such as wetlands produce …

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Chris Hadfield’s spirited song in space was no “oddity.”

Chris Hadfield’s spirited song in space was no “oddity.”

Chris Hadfield’s spirited song in space was no “oddity.” Chris Hadfield’s spirited song in space was no “oddity.” Although Chris Hadfield’s performance of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” ranks among the International Space Station’s most iconic moments, the Canadian astronaut insists he is not a “backwards looking guy.” He prefers to anticipate the next set of challenges in space. “It seems …

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