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Israeli scientists’ attempt at the first private moon landing failed because of a glitch that caused a high-speed crash into the lunar surface

SpaceIL/IAI via YouTube On April 11, Beresheet — the four-legged spacecraft from Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL's private moon mission — crashed into the moon's surface. In a press release, .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 15th, 2019

SpaceX just launched an Israeli mission toward the moon. If successful, it would be the world"s first private lunar landing.

SpaceIL On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 22nd, 2019

NASA wants to get to the moon ‘as fast as possible.’ But countries like China and India are racing there, too.

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing, the space race has been reinvigorated by China, India and private space companies locked in a high-stakes contest for scientific discoveries on moon......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 14th, 2019

SpaceX launches first private mission to the moon

SpaceX’s second mission of 2019 had a special passenger onboard: Beresheet — an Israeli lunar spacecraft that competed in the Google Lunar XPrize......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 21st, 2019

Fake Moon Dust Alters Human DNA. Could the Real Stuff Stop Us From Colonizing the Moon?

"Dust" is a bit of a misnomer: Moon dust is essentially tiny particles of glassy rock formed when things crash into the lunar surface and briefly melt the rocky crust......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 8th, 2018

$50 for High-Speed Internet? Chet Kanojia’s Starry Could Help People Forget Aereo’s Crash

Starry has enormous appeal.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 13th, 2019

Scientists Design An Accurate Model For Predicting Space Weather

Researchers developed the first-ever space weather model which can accurately predict space storms caused by high-energy particles. Those storms can be extremely harmful for satellites and other spacecraft researchers use for exploration. An acc.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkApr 10th, 2019

Tesla driver killed in high-speed Florida crash and fire

The driver of a Tesla Model S was killed when his car crashed near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and erupted in flames......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 25th, 2019

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid

A Japanese spacecraft is approaching the surface of an asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 21st, 2019

Scientists noticed a strange shimmering spot on Titan, and it"s the first evidence of rainfall in the Saturn moon"s northern hemisphere

Reuters/NASA/JPL Astronomers noticed a glistening spot on Titan, one of Saturn's moons, that could indicate rainfall in the lunar satellite's northern hemisphere. The image was taken from the Cass.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 17th, 2019

A scientist at NASA has figured out exactly where China landed its historic lunar mission on the moon"s far side

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side. The Chang'e-4 mission safely placed a rover and lander on the lunar surface Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in China). .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 4th, 2019

This map shows exactly where China landed its Chang"e-4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon

CNSA/CASC via Weibo For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side. The Chang'e-4 mission safely placed a rover and lander on the lunar surface Wednesda.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 3rd, 2019

Research Suggests Breathing Lunar Dust Puts Astronauts In Danger

The last trip to the lunar surface was decades ago, and people still wonder why no one has returned to the Moon yet. Nonetheless, lunar missions equipped researchers with a lot of data, but new research suggests that b.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 17th, 2018

Fatal Train Crash Near Turkish Capital

President Erdogan vowed to identify those responsible after a high-speed train rammed into a locomotive near Ankara before sunrise on Thursday, leaving nine people dead and dozens injured......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 14th, 2018

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) may continue to consolidate

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) may continue to consolidate  USD/JPY marks another failed attempt to test the 2018-high (114.55)as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell tames speculation for an extended hiking-cycle,and the dollar-yen exchange.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsDec 3rd, 2018

NASA administrator: "The US is returning to the surface of the moon, and we"re doing it sooner than you think!"

NASA The last time NASA landed a spacecraft on the moon was in December 1972. The US space agency said it's about to announce "moon partnerships" with American companies to return to the lunar surface. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine claimed.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 28th, 2018

The New York Post: NASA InSight landing craft successfully touches down on surface of Mars

NASA scientists successfully touched down a spacecraft on Mars Monday — completing a nail-biting landing they’d dubbed the “seven minutes of terror.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 26th, 2018

Lion Air Jet Struck the Water at High Speed, Investigator Says

A Lion Air jet with 189 people on board hit the surface of the Java Sea with enough speed that it “disintegrated” upon impact, the lead investigator said Wednesday......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 31st, 2018

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning lower after failed attempt to break resistance

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning lower after failed attempt to break resistance GBP/USD has failed to rally through the $1.3258 swing high, raising doubts about the longevity of this rebound. The direction for this pair will b.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsOct 18th, 2018

After SEC settlement, Musk teases Tesla profitability and "epic victory"

Shares of Palo Alto-based Tesla Inc. jumped 15 percent at the opening bell Monday, after CEO Elon Musk agreed to settle a lawsuit with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his failed attempt in August to take the automaker private. He’ll .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 1st, 2018

After SEC settlement, Musk teases Tesla profitability and "epic victory"

Shares of Palo Alto-based Tesla Inc. jumped 15 percent at the opening bell Monday, after CEO Elon Musk agreed to settle a lawsuit with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his failed attempt in August to take the automaker private. He’ll .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 1st, 2018