Month: November 2018

Defective Deformed Sensor Caused Soyuz Launch Failure

Video Caption: Dramatic video from the Soyuz MS-10 launch on Oct. 11, 2018 showing the moment of separation and its destructive aftermath of booster collision– taken from a rear facing camera on the side of the Soyuz FG booster. The two person Russian-American crew survived unharmed. Credit: Roscosmos Ken Kremer  —  —   2 November 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –

Kepler Mission Ends after Paradigm Changing Discovery of Thousands of Planets

This illustration depicts NASA’s exoplanet hunter, the Kepler space telescope. The agency announced on Oct. 30, 2018, that Kepler has run out of fuel and is being retired within its current and safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 exoplanet discoveries.  Credits: NASA/Wendy Stenzel Ken Kremer  —  —   31 October 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL,

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Human Made Object to Sun in History

Parker Solar Probe, shown in this animation, became the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun on Oct. 29, 2018, when it passed within 26.55 million miles (43 million km) of the Sun’s surface. Credit:  NASA/JHUAPL Ken Kremer  —  —   30 October 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In a truly groundbreaking feat, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe became the closest human-made object