Britain’s First Astronaut Says Aliens Definitely Exist and May Already Be Living Among Us

John Vibes, The Mind UnleashedWaking Times According to the first Briton to go into space, Dr. Helen Sharman, extraterrestrials do exist, and it could even be possible that they are among us here on Earth. Sharman recently spoke with Observer Magazine about her beliefs on the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe, and had some very surprising things to say. She seemed extremely confident in her beliefs, saying with certainty: “Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.“ “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there…

Read More

2020 in Space! Astronauts Ring in New Year (and Decade) from Orbit

The people of Earth weren’t the only ones ringing in the year 2020 at midnight. Six explorers in orbit celebrated the new year’s arrival – and indeed, a new decade – aboard the International Space Station. “Happy New Year from low Earth orbit!” NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan wrote on Twitter as Earth began the year 2020. Morgan celebrated 2020’s arrival with crewmates Christina Koch and Jessica Meir (both of NASA), European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Skvortsov. Parmitano commands the crew, known as…

Read More

What’s the Point of the James Webb Space Telescope?

The oft-delayed space observatory will be worth the wait. The fully assembled James Webb Space Telescope with its sunshield and “unitized pallet structures” (which fold up around the telescope for launch) are seen partially deployed to an open configuration to enable telescope installation. (Image: © NASA/Chris Gunn) Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and author of “Your Place in the Universe.” Sutter contributed this article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is (currently) scheduled to launch in March of…

Read More

China Accuses US of ‘Weaponizing’ Space, US Hits Back Blaming Russia & China

A view from ‘neutral’ lower orbit (Image Source: Arch Daily) Back in 2018, US President Donald Trump announced, to relatively mild fanfare, the Pentagon’s creation of new a “Space Force,” as the sixth branch of the US military which would henceforth be managing and conducting missions in the space domain. Up until this time, the ideal of militarizing or ‘weaponizing’ outer space had been more or less retrained by a series of international treaties and UN agreements which delineates space as a ‘neutral’ domain, and thus prohibits any one nation…

Read More

Boeing’s failed Starliner mission strains ‘reliability’ pitch

Source: SEATTLE/CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s (BA.N) stunted Friday debut of its astronaut capsule threatens to dent the U.S. aerospace incumbent’s self-declared competitive advantage of mission reliability against the price and innovation strengths of “new space” players like Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, has anchored its attempt to repel space visionaries like Musk and Amazon.com (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos partly on its mission safety record built up over decades of space travel. While SpaceX and Bezos’ Blue Origin are racing to send their own crewed…

Read More

NASA BUILDING SUPERSONIC PLANE THAT GOES AS FAST AS CONCORDE – WITHOUT THE SOUND

Plane expected to make sound of a ‘a gentle thump’ if it can be heard at all NASA has started production of a plane that will fly faster than the speed of sound, but will be almost inaudible from the ground below. [embedded content] NASA’s X-Plane will fly faster than the speed of sound, but will be almost inaudible from the ground below “It is super exciting to be back designing and flying X-planes at this scale,” said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for aeronautics at NASA. “Our long tradition of solving…

Read More

NASA Parker Probe Finds Solar Wind Spikes to Double Speed

Source: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has uncovered the processes that drive the solar wind – the constant outflow of hot, ionized gas that streams outward from the Sun and fills up the solar system – and how the solar wind couples with solar rotation. The mission has examined the dust of the coronal environment, and spotted particle acceleration events so small that they are undetectable from Earth, which is nearly 93 million miles from the Sun. During its initial flybys, Parker studied the Sun from a distance of about 15 million…

Read More

Asteroid as big as the pyramids on its way and could zoom past Earth on Friday

An asteroid as big as the Egyptian pyramids is zooming towards Earth and will squeeze past us on Friday – if it doesn’t smash on to our home planet’s surface. Named 2019 WR3, NASA expects the space rock to make a “close approach” to Earth later this week. The space agency has classified the asteroid as a “near-Earth object (NEO)” which means its orbit brings it very close – in cosmic terms – to Earth. The asteroid was first spotted late last week. NASA has now observed the asteroid some 74 times to better…

Read More

NASA’s Curiosity Has Detected An Unexplained Spike In Oxygen On Mars

Mars has a very tenuous atmosphere, roughly 1 percent of Earth’s own, which is overwhelmingly made of carbon dioxide. Tiny fractions of other gases have been measured and studied over time, leading to several puzzling findings. The recently reported spike in methane is certainly among them and now we can add another one: an unusual increase in oxygen. As reported in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Curiosity has collected years’ worth of data of the amount of oxygen relative to carbon dioxide present above Gale Crater, where the industrious rover is operating.…

Read More

Former NASA Scientist Claims Alien Life Was Found On Mars In The 1970s

John Vibes, Truth TheoryWaking Times Former NASA scientist Gilbert Levin has recently published an opinion piece for Scientific American, on his long-held belief that evidence of alien life was discovered on Mars in the 1970s. Gilbert Levin worked with NASA on the Viking missions to Mars, and he claims that evidence of life was found on the Red Planet during those missions. Levin’s new article is simply titled, “I’m Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s,” and details his first-hand experience with the Viking missions. In his article, Levin…

Read More

Boy Applies For NASA’s Planetary Protector Job In The Most Adorable Way

“I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien.” This fourth grader’s job application letter to NASA is something to phone home about. Nine-year-old Jack Davis laid out exactly why he believes he’s perfect to take on the space agency’s recently advertised role of Planetary Protection Officer in an adorable handwritten letter. And with his cute claim that he’s still young enough to “learn to think like an Alien,” his sweet appeal is now going viral: “One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien also,” he wrote, explaining his…

Read More

How Can a Star Be Older Than the Universe?

Space Mysteries: If the universe is 13.8 billion years old, how can a star be more than 14 billion years old? or more than 100 years, astronomers have been observing a curious star located some 190 light years away from Earth in the constellation Libra. It rapidly journeys across the sky at 800,000 mph (1.3 million kilometers per hour). But more interesting than that, HD 140283 — or Methuselah as it’s commonly known — is also one of the universe’s oldest known stars. In 2000, scientists sought to date the star using observations…

Read More

NASA Study Reveals Mars Holds A Large Reservoir Of Water

The possibility of life on the other planets in the Solar System has always been deliberated by astronomers and scientists in an effort to search for water on these entities. However, this might not be a theory anymore. Scientists have discovered a massive reservoir of frozen water beneath the northern polar ice cap on Mars using a ground-penetrating radar. Mars’ northern cavi unit, resting about a couple of kilometres below the Martian North pole, was found having multiple layers of ice mixed in with sand was considered to have formed…

Read More

Will the Space Launch System Reckoning be in 2020 or 2021?

Source: Brian Wang Jim Bridenstine congratulated SpaceX on Starship and then poked them about the Commercial Crew program being year late. NASA technical people and NASA Director Bridenstine know that they could save about $5 billion over the next two years by canceling the Space Launch System and using the flight-proven SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch the Orion capsule. Bridenstine told Congress in 2019 that the SLS EM-1 mission (which is delayed into 2021 with SLS) would require two launches: one to place the Orion into orbit the Earth, and…

Read More

NASA And ESA Announce Plans For “Insurance Policy For Earth”

Source: Mac Slavo NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and the ESA (Europeans Space Agency) are finally ready to test the Earth’s planetary defenses to see whether we can successfully defend ourselves from the apparent scourge of “space rocks”. Calling it an “insurance policy for Earth,” scientists intend to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid at over 14,000 miles per hour. According to RT, the target they have chosen to crash a spacecraft into is the asteroid Didymos B.  This space rock is roughly 160 meters in diameter, one half…

Read More

Blue Origin Upgrades to Kennedy Space Center Site 36 for Reusable New Glenn Launches

Blue Origin has made major investments and upgrades to facilities at the Kennedy Space Center site 36. Blue Origin is clearly preparing for major New Glenn reusable rocket launches. The launch site and reusable rocket refurbishment facilities are getting prepared for a major rocket testing and launching program. [embedded content] In 2018, Jeff Bezos started increased the staff of his rocket company Blue Origin to 3000 people over the next two or three years. Blue Origin staff was at 1500 people in 2018. SpaceX has 6000 people. Blue Origin has…

Read More

Did Astronauts Really Go 1000 Times Farther Than They Can Today – 50 Years Ago?

Source: Bart Sibrel Have you ever wondered why they claimed to have walked on the moon in 1969, on the very first attempt, even though right here on earth Mt. Everest and the South Pole took numerous tries before success, allegedly accomplishing this amazing feat with fifty year older technology (a cell phone has one million times more computing power than all of NASA did back then), yet fifty years later, the farthest that astronauts can travel from the earth is only one-thousandth the distance to the moon, despite five decades more…

Read More

Trump Launches New US Space Command, With Vintage ‘Netscape-style’ Website

There’s something eerily awkward about the roll-out of this latest venture by the US federal government. It’s as if Washington is claiming imminent domain over outer space. Equally as awkward is the 1990s looking, Netscape-style website accompanying the roll-out of this new program. “Earth to Washington…” IMAGE: The flag of USSPACECOM On August 29th, US President Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence, announced the establishment of a new US Space Command. Watch: [embedded content] South Front reports… This was a follow-up on a December 18th memo in which Trump…

Read More

Indian Spacecraft Carrying Lunar Rover Enters Moon’s Orbit

India is now set to join a very exclusive international club, hoping to become the fourth country to successfully land in the Moon, behind the US, Russia (USSR), and China. Addressing the world’s media, K Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the new mission had achieved a milestone. “Chandrayaan-2 mission crossed a major milestone today, the precise lunar orbit insertion maneuver was carried out at 9 am for about 30 minutes and Chandrayaan 2 was precisely inserted in the defined orbit.” ISRO officials are confident that…

Read More