Yoon opens state visit with spotlight on space, mega deals
Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off the state visit of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol with a tour of a NASA facility as the Biden administration looks to deepen ties with a close ally that it sees as only growing in importance in an increasingly complicated Indo-Pacific.
Two space fans get seats on billionaire's private flight
Isaacman also revealed some details about his Inspiration4 mission, as the four gathered Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Their SpaceX Dragon capsule — currently parked at the International Space Station for NASA — will launch no earlier than mid-September, aiming for an altitude of 335 miles (540 kilometers). That’s 75 miles (120 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station and on a level with the Hubble Space Telescope. AdThe capsule will be outfitted with a domed window in place of the usual space station docking mechanism for their trip. The St. Jude physician assistant was treated there as a child for bone cancer.
Part of Wright brothers' 1st airplane on NASA's Mars chopper
(NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars. NASA’s experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday. The helicopter, named Ingenuity, hitched a ride to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, arriving last month. It will mark a "Wright brothers' moment," noted Bobby Braun, director for planetary science at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers' great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht.
NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet
This illustration provided by NASA depicts the Mars 2020 spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover as it approaches Mars. Perseverance's $3 billion mission is the first leg in a U.S.-European effort to bring Mars samples to Earth in the next decade. Almost 50 years after the first casualty at Mars, NASA is attempting its hardest Martian touchdown yet. The rover named Perseverance is headed Thursday for a compact 5-mile-by-4-mile (8-kilometer-by-6.4-kilometer) patch on the edge of an ancient river delta. AdROUND-TRIP TICKETScientists have wanted to get hold of Mars rocks ever since NASA’s Mariners provided the first close pictures a half-century ago.
Facts and Figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations
Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Colin Hutton/HBO via AP)LOS ANGELES Notable facts and figures from Tuesdays nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards:___WATCHMEN SOARS BUT ROOTS RUNS DEEPHBO's Watchmen led all shows with a whopping 26 nominations, but that doesn't come close to the record for a limited series. Another HBO limited series, 2008's John Adams, holds the record for limited series Emmy wins with 13, from 23 nominations. The work earned Aldrin and Collins 2020 Emmy nominations for best cinematography for a nonfiction program. The nominees for best supporting actress in a limited series also include 69-year-old Margo Martindale and 60-year-old Tracey Ullman for Mrs.
NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch
(SpaceX via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Its back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. aboard a retro-style Right Stuff capsule. SpaceXs Dragon crew capsule outshines NASAs old Apollo spacecraft in virtually every way. This fresh take on a vintage look will be on full display Wednesday when SpaceX plans to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station a first for a private company. Russias workhorse Soyuz capsules, still in use after a half-century plus, have kept NASA astronauts flying to the space station. A test dummy soloed on last years Dragon crew capsule debut.
SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style
It will be the first astronaut launch from NASAs Kennedy Space Center since the last shuttle flight in 2011. They'll catch a ride to the launch pad in a Tesla Model X electric car. It will be the first astronaut launch from NASAs Kennedy Space Center since the last shuttle flight in 2011. The worm adorns the Astro-Tesla, Falcon and even the astronauts' suits, along with NASAs original blue meatball-shaped logo. The white-suited Hurley and Behnken will transfer from the white Tesla to the white Dragon atop the equally white Falcon 9.
Take a selfie with (wax) Apollo 11 astronauts at DC's Madame Tussauds
The "Meet the Legends" exhibit at Madame Tussauds in D.C. features relaunched sculptures of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong as well as a lunar module where guests can pose to take photos with the astronauts. Now, the astronauts involved in the mission are getting a permanent photo-op thanks to Madame Tussauds newest additions to its attraction in the US capital. In conversation with Madame Tussauds' General Manager Therese Alvich, Stern explained just how significant the moon landing was for science and technology. "We are about to enter a new age of exploration with the Artemis Project, which will send astronauts to the moon in the 2020s. That will be in preparation for sending astronauts to the surface of Mars in the 2030s and beyond.
This Apollo 11 experiment is still happening on the moon
Later, the Apollo 14 and 15 missions would also add similar arrays to the surface. This allows researchers to determine the moon's orbit, rotation and its current orientation, which will be needed to land on the moon. Previously it was believed that the moon had a solid core, but data from the arrays has revealed that the core is fluid. Until 1964, there weren't any closeup or detailed photos of the lunar surface. In 1964, Ranger 7 successfully reached the moon and returned 4,316 images of the surface before it collided intentionally with the surface.
Apollo 11 astronauts receive buttery tribute at Ohio State Fair
Paul Brooke and a team of sculptors paid homage to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Part of a series of butter sculptures -- made out of more than 2,000 pounds of creamy goodness -- one work features the three Apollo 11 astronauts -- Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. The American Dairy Association Mideast collaborated with the fair to commemorate the role that Ohio played in the world-famous mission. But the Apollo 11 mission is not the only anniversary that the fair has recognized. The Ohio State Fair runs through August 4.
11 things to know about the historic Apollo 11 mission
To pull it off, the Apollo astronauts and the teams that supported them put in grueling hours of training. Cool'The Apollo 11 crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins traveled 240,000 miles in 76 hours to reach the moon. The Apollo 11 astronauts, meanwhile, had more than 70 food items to choose from. 400,000 people worked on the Apollo 11 missionThe full triumph of Apollo 11 doesn't just belong to the astronauts. Over the years, Apollo Mission Control and its surrounding rooms fell into disrepair.
Bryan Norcross recalls thrilling moments of 1969 moon landing
The moon landing was scheduled for late afternoon, but before that was possible, a precisely choreographed series of maneuvers had to come off perfectly or else. But we all knew that the moon landing was going to require a machine that had not been thoroughly tested to work perfectly the first time. But there was also the possibility they would jam communications or otherwise foul up the delicate maneuvering required for a moon landing. Apollo Moon Landing Astronaut Neil Armstrong did something no one had ever done before. No human since Apollo has gone higher than low earth orbit, yet in 1969 men went to the moon.
Bryan Norcross recalls thrilling moments of 1969 moon landing
The moon landing was scheduled for late afternoon, but before that was possible, a precisely choreographed series of maneuvers had to come off perfectly or else. But we all knew that the moon landing was going to require a machine that had not been thoroughly tested, to work perfectly the first time. But there was also the possibility they would jam communications or otherwise foul up the delicate maneuvering required for a moon landing. Apollo Moon Landing Astronaut Neil Armstrong did something no one had ever done before. No human since Apollo has gone higher than low earth orbit, yet in 1969 men went to the moon.
Google Doodle celebrates 50 years since moon landing
Scott Barbour/Getty Images(CNN) - The moon landing got the Google Doodle treatment for its 50th anniversary, retold from launch to landing by one of the three astronauts on the history-making mission. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Collins began their mission July 16, 1969, launching from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin departed on the lunar module, called the "Eagle," which would separate from the command module to make the 13-minute descent to the surface of the moon. Collins waited on the other side of the moon from the comfort of the command module that would take all three men home. In the words immortalized on the plaque they planted on the moon: "We came in peace for all mankind."
5 astronaut movies you have to watch to celebrate the moon landing
Fifty years ago on July 16, 1969, NASA launched the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon, and as we all know, they accomplished the mission. We decided to round up some of our favorite movies not only involving the Apollo 11 mission, but movies that focused on the race to the moon in general. "First Man"It's kind of surprising there aren't a whole lot of movies about the first moon landing. Luckily, "First Man," starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, is a fantastic send-up to the people who worked on Apollo 11. "Apollo 11"The only other film about the historic Apollo 11 mission is a documentary that shares its name.
WATCH LIVE: Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Apollo 11's astronauts are returning to the exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago. NASA has invited Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on Tuesday. They will mark the precise moment - 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 - that their Saturn V rocket departed on humanity's first moon landing. It kicks off eight days of golden anniversary celebrations for each day of Apollo 11's voyage. Also Tuesday morning, 5,000 model rockets are set to launch simultaneously at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Try these cosmic treats to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing
Apollo Moon Landing Astronaut Neil Armstrong did something no one had ever done before. It's called a Zero Gravity Blizzard, and it's served to you upside down, or the next one is free. And finally, everyone's favorite cookie, Oreo, is celebrating 50 years since the moon landing, too. Oreo decided to guess what the moon tastes like -- and made it into an Oreo filling. The official anniversary of the moon landing is July 20, so you better get your hands on these far-out cosmic treats.