After NASA's internal analysis, a good match was found between these capabilities and an existing project, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST. WFIRST is planned to achieve three different goals. Its general survey of the infrared sky should identify objects of interest that could then be examined by the James Webb Space Telescope, which would have a much higher resolving power. The second goal would be to track the distribution of early galaxies and supernovae, which would let us get a better grip on the properties of dark energy accelerating the expansion of the Universe. … [Read more...] about NASA gets two unneeded Hubble-sized spy telescopes
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Behnken and Hurley will then float aboard the space station, kicking off a stay of unknown duration. Demo-2 will last between 30 days and four months, NASA officials have said; the end date will be determined later, after mission team members have had a chance to assess Crew Dragon's performance and the readiness of the capsule that will fly Crew-1, SpaceX's first operational human spaceflight mission. … [Read more...] about SpaceX will launch NASA astronauts for the 1st time today. Here’s what to expect.
SpaceX’s first two passengers are veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The duo is set to take off inside SpaceX’s capsule from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, May 27th, at 4:33PM ET. When they do, it’ll mark the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 that US astronauts have flown to orbit from American soil. It will also be the first time that a privately made vehicle carries people to orbit. … [Read more...] about SpaceX’s first crewed launch: all the updates on the company’s historic mission for NASA
Saturday's launch would occur at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT). If that doesn't work out, SpaceX could try again on Sunday (May 31) at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT). (Demo-2 has an instantaneous launch window; the capsule must launch at a specific time, when the space station is at a certain spot in its orbital path.) … [Read more...] about SpaceX delays 1st astronaut launch for NASA due to bad weather
Deze vertraagde SpaceX Demo-2 missie blijft historisch, want ze vindt plaats in het Kennedy Space Center van de NASA in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Het is de eerste lancering op Amerikaanse bodem in bijna tien jaar. Het is ook de eerste keer dat een herbruikbare raket van SpaceX NASA-astronauten de ruimte in wordt gestuurd. Het is de geboorte van commercieel gesteunde menselijke ruimtevaart. … [Read more...] about Lancering SpaceX geannuleerd: zo kijk je deze zaterdag de nieuwe livestream