Source: Cassini’s End Viewed In Colorado: ‘A Sad Moment, But A Fantastic Mission’Unexpected accident in universal invention are expected but human have enough courage to carry it continuously
When Elon Musk ‘s SpaceX rocket nailed its historic landing at Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Monday night and the enormous dust cloud settled, it was more than an engineering feat hailed around the world.
More than two years after a GoPro-fitted weather balloon was sent to the edge of space, the camera that was believed to be lost was recently found by a hiker filled with amazing aerial footage of the Grand Canyon.
After Finding Water, Nasa’s Mars Rover Scouts New Location.After investigating the “Marias Pass” region where it found a geological contact zone and rocks that are unexpectedly high in silica and hydrogen content, Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover has now moved to an entirely new location on the Red Planet.
The hydrogen indicates that the area was once brimming with water. Hydrogen in the ground beneath the rover is monitored by the rover’s Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument.
NASA tests shuttle-era engine for new rocket.A shuttle-era main engine roared to life in a ground-shaking Mississippi test firing Thursday, the latest in a series of full-duration burns to make sure the upgraded powerplants can handle the higher temperatures, pressures and thrust levels needed for the agency’s new Space Launch System — SLS — super rocket.
Bolted into the Apollo-era A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., RS-25 engine No. 0525 ignited at 5:01 p.m. EDT, throttling up with a 120-decibel roar as it gulped more than 300 gallons of liquid oxygen and hydrogen rocket fuel per second.
With the propellants burning at some 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit — hot enough to melt lead — the Aerojet Rocketdyne engine’s exhaust plums shot out its liquid hydrogen-cooled nozzle at 13 times the speed of sound, blasting a billowing cloud of white steam high into the sky above the test stand