SCIENCE

  • At 82, NASA pioneer Sue Finley is still reaching for the stars
    by Nathalia Holt on July 17, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Sue Finley is one of NASA's longest serving women, starting out as one of its 'human' computers,” whose critical yet long-hidden contributions to the space program. Sue Finley began work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the US prepared to launch its first ... […]

  • UK enjoys partial lunar eclipse on 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon mission launch
    on July 17, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Stargazers have been treated to a cosmic spectacle as a partial lunar eclipse was visible across parts of the UK. The event on Tuesday evening coincided with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launching its moon mission. Clear skies across much of the ... […]

  • Virginia Tech celebrates the 50th nnniversary of Apollo 11
    by Steve Hammer on July 17, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Virginia Tech celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 16, 2019. Photo Credit: Steve Hammer / SpaceFlight Insider. BLACKSBURG, Va. — “The Real McCoy”, that's what astronaut Michael Collins wrote on the cover of the Apollo ... […]

  • Fossil of smallest Old World monkey found
    on July 17, 2019 at 4:00 am

    The discovery of a tiny monkey which weighed no more than a pineapple may change scientists' understanding of how primates evolved. Researchers working in Kenya have found a 4.2 million-year-old fossil of a miniature monkey which only weighed one ... […]

  • Inspiration from Apollo 11 mission felt 50 years later
    by Devon Haskins on July 17, 2019 at 3:19 am

    PORTLAND, Ore. — In 1966, three years before the launch of Apollo 11, a group of 19 astronauts, as well as scientists and NASA officials, hiked to Newberry volcano just south of Bend. In KGW archive video you can hear the tour guide tell the group, "I'd like ... […]

  • Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
    by Marcia Dunn on July 17, 2019 at 3:09 am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for ... […]

  • Blast Off: Children's Museum celebrates Apollo anniversary
    by Denise Cathey on July 17, 2019 at 2:34 am

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, the Children's Museum hosted a Rocket Party as part of their “Stellar Steam Space Camp” on Tuesday where more than 50 children participate this summer. The museum's event was part of a ... […]

  • NASA Reveals First Fruit To Be Grown On The International Space Station
    on July 17, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Life at the International Space Station is about to get spicier as NASA announced its plans to grow the first fruiting plant in space. ISS Quests For Space-Grown Chiles. NASA said it chose the Española chile pepper plant or Capsicum annuum because it has a ... […]

  • Gene Kranz: 'There is no equivocation. It was go or no go.'
    by Rose-Ann Aragon on July 17, 2019 at 1:45 am

    HOUSTON - The Apollo 11 lunar landing is a moment that changed history. Fifty years later, key leaders, such as Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Flight Director Gene Kranz, remember it as if it were yesterday. KPRC 2's Rose-Ann Aragon sat down with Kranz. […]

  • 'One small step for man,' one big day at Georgia College to celebrate moon landing
    by Ada Montgomery on July 17, 2019 at 1:07 am

    BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. -- It's been 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronaut Neal Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind," and Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville plans to commemorate that historic event. GSCU will ... […]

  • Waco: Museum visitors remember 1969 Moon mission
    on July 17, 2019 at 12:54 am

    WACO, Texas (KWTX) At the Mayborn Museum in Waco Tuesday, families took turns checking out the "Be the Astronaut" exhibit. It's a timely showcase of galactic artifacts and space travel simulators since the country is celebrating the mission that put the first ... […]

  • Hurting an insect may force it to live in agony for the rest of its life
    by Mike Wehner on July 17, 2019 at 12:53 am

    If your first instinct upon noticing a pesky fly buzzing around your person is to swat at it in the hopes of sending it elsewhere or even killing it, well, you're pretty normal. We don't often think twice when it comes to dispatching insects we find in our homes or ... […]

  • US Capsules Unlikely to Launch With Astronauts Before 2020
    by Andy Pasztor on July 17, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Plans by the White House and NASA to start using new U.S. space capsules to blast humans into orbit before the end of this year appear to be slipping, according to government and aerospace industry officials. The 2019 goal has been a mainstay of the ... […]

  • Making Mars habitable might be possible thanks to aerogel
    by Mike Wehner on July 16, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    As far as anyone knows, Mars is currently totally devoid of life. We don't know if that was always the case, but we know that modern-day Mars is a rather hostile place to be thanks to frigid temperatures and deadly radiation. When humans eventually arrive on ... […]

  • SpaceX tries to spin Crew Dragon module components as safe, despite explosion
    on July 16, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    In April, while aerospace giant SpaceX was testing a spacecraft known as Crew Dragon, a plume of smoke rose over Cape Canaveral in Florida, raising suspicion among those who witnessed it. Soon after, footage appeared online of the test spacecraft ... […]

  • Breastfeeding a survival tool for early humans, often till 6 years of age
    on July 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    More than two million years ago, Australopithecus africanus lived in South Africa during a period of major climatic and ecological change. This human ancestor had both human and ape-like traits, and sits in the family tree just before the origins of our own ... […]

  • How the moon landing still shapes our lives
    by James Devitt-NYU on July 16, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Whether you view it as an unlikely feat of engineering, a definitive surge ahead in the Cold War, or even just really, really good live TV, Neil Armstrong's “giant leap for mankind” emerges as one of the defining moments of human history. To celebrate the 50th ... […]

  • Jeff Bezos and Caroline Kennedy on plans to head back to the moon
    on July 16, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell sat down with Jeff Bezos and Caroline Kennedy. They discussed the future of space travel, along with plans to put the first woman on the moon. Bezos hopes his moon ... […]

  • Utah man who mapped the moon for Apollo 11 shares his preserved treasures
    on July 16, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    STANSBURY PARK, Utah (KUTV) — It's been called the greatest feat of mankind, and a Utah man played an instrumental role in making Apollo 11 happen. Jim Taylor, of Stansbury Park, was the senior computer engineer for Data Corporation from 1962 to ... […]

  • Chimpanzees grow closer when they watch a movie together
    by Katie Camero on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Watching a movie with a friend can make you feel closer to that person, and more likely to hang out with them in the future. The same, it turns out, is true of chimpanzees. Researchers analyzed 36 pairs of chimpanzees in the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee ... […]

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