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Lift-off to the European Union’s new space program

Josef Aschbacher, CEO of Esa, said: “We all know that public spending in the United States is about five, six, seven times as large as in Europe; and private spending is huge. In 2019, the private sector (in the United States) ) put $ 5 billion into space, in Europe, in start-ups and SMEs, it was $ 188 million, so …

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Did the ancient Mayans have parks?

University of Cincinnati biology professor David Lentz stands in front of a pyramid at Tikal in Guatemala. Credit: UC The ancient Mayan city of Tikal was a busy metropolis and home to tens of thousands of people. The city consisted of roads, paved squares, towering pyramids, temples and palaces and thousands of homes for its inhabitants, all supported by agriculture. …

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NASA selects 3 new scientific experiments for commercial lunar missions

It will undoubtedly be The Artemis programCrew missions – returning humans to the moon for the first time in over five decades – will be NASA’s presentation when Artemis really comes off Earth later this decade. But behind the scenes, Artemis has a cast: the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, which plans to enter into contracts with private companies …

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AI helps design high-performance steel

PNNL’s distinctive ability to join steel to aluminum alloys enables lightweight vehicle technologies for sustainable transportation. Credit: Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Machine learning techniques have contributed to advances in science and technology ranging from healthcare to high energy physics. Now machine learning is ready to accelerate the development of stronger alloys, especially stainless steel, for America’s fleet …

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‘Mega comet’ discovered flying into the solar system: scientists

Astronomers have reportedly discovered that a large object moving from the outer range of the solar system will approach as close as Saturn’s orbit in the next decade. The comet, known as the 2014 UN271, was first discovered by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) – an international collaborative project started in 2013, listed as working on Chile’s Victor Blanco Telescope …

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It looks like Hubble may be dead forever

NASA is still trying to revive the iconic observatory. Orbital CPR The Hubble Space Telescope is still offline nine days after it first failed, despite several attempts to bring its payload computer back online. NASA still does not know for sure what caused computer errors that brought the orbital observatory offline according to Insider. But after three failed attempts to …

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Do not miss Strawberry Moon – The Last Supermoon of 2021

The moon rises when a Metrorail car crosses the Potomac River in Washington DC on July 16, 2019 – 50 years the day after astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin launched on Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon. Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls The next full moon is strawberry, mead, honey, rose, flower, …

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Europe proposes launcher alliance – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON – The European Union is proposing a “launcher alliance” involving companies and governments to develop the next generation of European launch vehicles, although some European startups are skeptical of these plans. In a speech on 22 June highlighting EU space programs, including the signing of a Financial Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Space Agency, the EU Commissioner for …

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