ESA Plans to Privatize Robotic Space Plane by 2025

ESA’s robotic Space Rider vehicle aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent and reusable space transportation system for routine access and return from low orbit. LE BOURGET, FRANCE — Although Europe’s Space Rider reusable space plane is three years or so from its debut, the European Space Agency (ESA) is already making plans to privatize […]

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#AsteroidDay webcast

On 30 June, ESA experts will join scientists, astronauts and (space) rock stars in a 24-hour global webcast. Live segment from ESA’s ESOC mission control centre runs 08:30-10:00 GMT (10:30-12:00 CEST) To source

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2 Million Free Eclipse Glasses Coming to US Libraries

Over 2 million pairs of free eclipse glasses will be distributed by libraries and library organizations across the U.S. for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse. Public libraries across the United States will distribute more than 2 million pairs of free eclipse glasses to skywatchers for the total solar eclipse that will sweep over […]

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This Isn't the 1st Eclipse to Occur on Aug. 21, and It Won't Be the Last

A composite image of the 2013 total solar eclipse with individual frames obtained by Jay Pasachoff, Vojtech Rusin (Slovak Academy of Sciences), and Allen Davis (Williams College ’14, now at Yale University), viewed from Gabon, and then combined with special methods by Miloslav Druckmüller (Brno University of Technology). On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar […]

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