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A week before landmark mission, NASA’s head of human spaceflight bows out due to ‘mistake’

NASA's top executive concentrating on human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, has resigned just a week before the scheduled start of a milestone space mission. Loverro became NASA's associate administrator for human exploration and operations last December, and was playing a leading role in NASA's Artemis moon program as well as preparations for next week's launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon...


TUESDAY 19. MAY 2020


New rules streamline procedures for licensing commercial space imaging systems

The Commerce Department has released a new set of rules aimed at making the procedure for licensing Earth-imaging satellite systems more in tune with what's technically possible and commercially available on the global market. The regulatory streamlining effort was one of the initiatives sparked by Space Policy Directive 2 back in 2018. The need for such streamlining came to the fore earlier...

Judge: Salvage firm can recover Titanic's telegraph machine

In an order released Monday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith agreed that the telegraph is historically and culturally important and could soon be lost within the rapidly decaying wreck site. Smith wrote that recovering the telegraph “will contribute to the legacy left by the indelible loss of the Titanic, those who survived, and those who gave their lives in the sinking." Smith is the...


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When Did Coronavirus Arrive in the U.S.? Here's a Review of the Evidence.

SEATTLE -- In a county north of Seattle, two people who came down with respiratory illnesses in December now have antibodies for the coronavirus. In Florida, a public health official who got sick in January believes he had COVID-19.And in California, a surprising discovery that an early-February death in San Jose was linked to the coronavirus has triggered a broader search for how that person was...

'Star Trek, not Star Wars:' NASA releases basic principles for moon exploration pact

NASA on Friday set the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how humans will live and work on the moon, as it released the main tenets of an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords. The accords seek to establish 'safety zones' that would surround future moon bases to prevent what the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration called...


FRIDAY 15. MAY 2020


NASA lays out the ‘Artemis Accords’ for international cooperation on moon trips

NASA today unveiled a list of 10 principles for a set of bilateral international agreements for participation in the moon exploration program known as Artemis. The Artemis Accords would apply to missions aimed at sending astronauts to the lunar surface beginning as early as 2024. NASA has been discussing international participation in the Artemis moon program for months. During a conference last...