For example, in April and again in July, the Space Force detected an anti-satellite missile test conducted in low Earth orbit by Russia. The April test "provides yet another example that the threats to the U.S. and allied space systems are real, serious and growing," Space Force commander Gen. John "Jay" Raymond stated following that incident. … [Read more...] about Countries around the world want a Space Force — but why?
On this #MondayMorning, look at a Labor Day p.m. capture of the #California fires by @NOAA's #GOESWest. As of late last night, the Creek, Valley, and Oak fires were under 5% containment. Strong winds with gusts of 40-50 mph are forecast today, possibly fanning the flames. pic.twitter.com/OtvFf85JRSSeptember 8, 2020 … [Read more...] about California’s fast-moving Creek Fire spawns ‘fire cloud’ visible from space
Eötvös was testing Einstein's equivalence principle, the idea that two objects dropped at the same time would fall toward a source of gravity at the same rate no matter their mass, no matter how fast the room they're in is moving or where it is in the universe. Eötvös, like countless later experimenters, found that Einstein's equivalence principle was correct Adelberger said. But Fischbach, pouring through the data decades later, thought he'd found a hint of something else, a signature of this fifth force. … [Read more...] about Physicists who disproved ‘5th force’ win $3 million ‘Breakthrough’ prize
According to a Los Angeles Times report, Justice was approached by the undercover agent after a search of his car in January 2016 uncovered handwritten notes with the addresses of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and the Russian embassy in Washington, DC. Justice told the agent that he needed the money for his wife's mounting medical bills. However, he sent $21,000 in cash and a number of gifts he purchased with the payments from the agent to another woman (referred to as "C.M." in court documents). … [Read more...] about Engineer at Boeing admits trying to sell space secrets to Russians
The spacecraft touched down at "the scheduled landing site after a two-day in-orbit operation," Xinhua added, without specifying the landing site's location. The mission launched on a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, at a time that Chinese officials have not yet specified. … [Read more...] about China’s reusable experimental spacecraft returns to Earth after two-day mystery mission