Category: Science

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New Air Force Hypersonic Missile Can Hit Targets 1,000 Miles Away In Less Than 12 Minutes

The U.S. Air Force says the hypersonic boost-glide vehicle warhead in its forthcoming AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid-Response Weapon hypersonic missile will fly at an average speed of between 5,000 and 6,000 miles per hour…

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Solar Panels Are Starting To Die: What Will We Do With Their Megatons Of Toxic Trash?

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Most people seem to believe that wind and solar panels produce no waste and have no negative environmental impacts. Unfortunately, these people are wrong. In reality, everything that humans do has an environmental impact, whether it be mining, using a coal-fired power plant, or even tourism. When it comes to energy and environmental policy, the real question to ask is not “will there be an impact?” but rather, “can the impacts be minimized?” and “do the benefits outweigh the costs?”

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Chalks Up Picture-Perfect International Space Station Docking Maneuver

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Nineteen hours after a spectacular Florida launch, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule caught up with the International Space Station early Sunday and glided in for a problem-free docking, bringing veteran astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the outpost in SpaceX’s first piloted space flight…

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First Manned Space Flight From US In Nearly 10 Years Set For Launch

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The first manned spaceflight to launch from the United States since 2011 is slated to take off on Wednesday, depending on the weather. “We are once again launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil,” Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of NASA, told reporters at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday. “This is a big moment in time. It’s been nine years since we had this opportunity.”

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Trump White House ‘Drafting Legal Blueprint For Mining The Moon’ As Part Of New Deal Called ‘Artemis Accords’

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The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new US-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters. The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around Nasa’s plan to put humans and space stations on the moon within the next decade, and comes as the civilian space agency plays a growing role in implementing American foreign policy. The draft pact has not been formally shared with US allies yet.

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