Front Page: NASA Requests Information For American Crew Transportation To Space Station
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Front Page: NASA Requests Information For American Crew Transportation To Space Station

NASA released a request for information from American industry capable of providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective human space transportation services to and from the International Space Station to ensure a continuous human presence aboard the microgravity laboratory. NASA is considering the acquisition of commercial crew space transportation services from one or more U.S. providers through commercial services…

GAMING: Starfield Features Dangerous Space Pirates, Fanatical Zealots, And More In Its Expansive Universe
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GAMING: Starfield Features Dangerous Space Pirates, Fanatical Zealots, And More In Its Expansive Universe

Starfield isn’t launching for another year, but Bethesda is slowly dip-feeding new information about the universe you’ll be open to explore when its latest original title does arrive.Starfield is first and foremost about exploration, which takes place in what is known as the Settled Systems. The game, which is set in the year 2330, will…

Front Page: Connecting The Dots | Crowded Orbits Pose New Security Threats
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Front Page: Connecting The Dots | Crowded Orbits Pose New Security Threats

by Jason Rainbow — October 20, 2021 The value of smallsats will be fully realized when the disorganized flock is transformed into a carefully orchestrated constellation. Credit: NASA illustration Cybersecurity threats are a growing concern for day-to-day life on Earth. As thousands of satellites are launched to orbit, are there new risks to consider in…

Front Page: Crew Works Maintenance, Botany Before Resupply Ship Relocation
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Front Page: Crew Works Maintenance, Botany Before Resupply Ship Relocation

An aurora streams over the Earth as the space station orbited above the southern Indian Ocean in between Australia and Antarctica.Life support, spacesuits and botany work filled Wednesday’s schedule for the Expedition 66 crew aboard the International Space Station. The orbital residents are also gearing up for a Russian resupply ship backing away from the…

RUSSIA NEWS: Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions: Satellites find, monitor methane leaks in country
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RUSSIA NEWS: Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions: Satellites find, monitor methane leaks in country

RUSSIA NEWS: On the morning of Friday, June 4, an underground gas pipeline running through the ancient state of Tatarstan sprang a leak. And not a small one. In a different era, the massive leak might have gone unnoticed. But a Washington Post photographer, using satellite imagery and tracking GPS coordinates, found a likely spot…

FIRE: How 30-Person Hotshot Crews Could Help Firefighters Recuperate Between Assignments
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FIRE: How 30-Person Hotshot Crews Could Help Firefighters Recuperate Between Assignments

Inyo Hotshots on the KNP Complex of fires, Sept. 29, 2021. InciWeb.Guest postBy Tim Swedberg On September 26, Wildfire Today published an article titled, Survey of Wildland Firefighter Spouses Finds the Job Creates Stress for the Family. The Survey tabulated responses from 1,841 persons including 1,599 from the Forest Service. One of the findings was “78.1…

Front Page: Rhea Space Activity To Develop Cislunar Space ‘dashboard’ For U.S. Air Force
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Front Page: Rhea Space Activity To Develop Cislunar Space ‘dashboard’ For U.S. Air Force

by Sandra Erwin — October 20, 2021 A notional illustration of an Earth-moon “transportation network” for access throughout cislunar space. Credit: Purdue University/Kate Starr RSA physicist Cameo Lance: ‘There are literally infinite amounts of trajectories in cislunar space’ WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has extended a research contract with startup Rhea Space Activity to…

Front Page: From Space Traffic Awareness To Space Traffic Management
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Front Page: From Space Traffic Awareness To Space Traffic Management

The term “space traffic management” (STM) inevitably triggers comparisons to air traffic management. It conjures visions of controllers looking at screens and directing spacecraft to maneuver to avoid collisions, much like air traffic controllers do with aircraft. The reality is far different. Defunct aircraft don’t linger in airspace for years or decades, unlike satellites. Aircraft…

Front Page: Meet The Winners Of Two ESA Competitions At The IAC 2021
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Front Page: Meet The Winners Of Two ESA Competitions At The IAC 2021

Agency 20/10/2021 180 views 4 likes Ten start-up companies and SMEs secured the top places in ESA’s 2020 start-up competition and the Agency’s 2021 Global Space Markets Challenge.  They will attend the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai on 25–29 October as part of their awards and will showcase their companies at dedicated events. Meet the…

FRONT PAGES: New Insights Into Heat Paths Improve Understanding Of Fusion Plasma
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FRONT PAGES: New Insights Into Heat Paths Improve Understanding Of Fusion Plasma

Newswise — A high-tech fusion facility is like a thermos — both keep their contents as hot as possible. Fusion facilities confine electrically charged gas known as plasma at temperatures 10 times hotter than the sun, and keeping it hot is crucial to stoking the fusion reactions that scientists seek to harness to create a clean,…

FIRE: Congress May Try Again To Create A Firefighter Cancer Registry
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FIRE: Congress May Try Again To Create A Firefighter Cancer Registry

4:40 p.m. MDT Oct. 19, 2021 Firefighters on Pine Gulch Fire during night shift, August 17, 2020. InciWeb.A bill soon to be introduced in the House of Representatives, the Tim Hart Wildland Firefighter Classification and Pay Parity Act, would accomplish several things to improve the pay and other working conditions of federal wildland firefighters. We…

GAMES: Celebrating Three Epic Months Of Back-To-Back Blockbuster Game Launches In Xbox Game Pass
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GAMES: Celebrating Three Epic Months Of Back-To-Back Blockbuster Game Launches In Xbox Game Pass

This has been a remarkable year for Team Xbox and for you, our fans. We welcomed Bethesda to the family, announced a new slate of games together in June, and launched Psychonauts 2 and Microsoft Flight Simulator, two of the highest-rated games of the year, into Xbox Game Pass. Twenty-five million players have now joined…

Front Page: Calm Above Storm
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Front Page: Calm Above Storm

Auroras make for great Halloween décor over Earth, though ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped these green smoky swirls of plasma from the International Space Station in August. Also pictured are the Soyuz MS-18 “Yuri Gagarin” (left) and the new Nauka module (right).  The Station saw quite some aurora activity that month, caused by solar particles…

FIRE: Legislation Announced To Raise Pay For Federal Wildland Firefighters To At Least $20 An Hour
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FIRE: Legislation Announced To Raise Pay For Federal Wildland Firefighters To At Least $20 An Hour

Would also pay “portal to portal” on fire assignments and provide housing stipends 3:53 p.m. MDT Oct. 19, 2021 Today federal legislation was announced that would benefit wildland firefighters in several ways. The Tim Hart Wildland Firefighter Classification and Pay Parity Act would increase their take home pay by raising firefighters’ salaries and would provide…

Front Page: Station Gears Up For Russian Resupply Ship Relocation
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Front Page: Station Gears Up For Russian Resupply Ship Relocation

The waxing gibbous Moon is pictured from the space station over Earth’s horizon.Tuesday aboard the International Space Station was devoted mainly to orbital maintenance tasks with some light science duties on the schedule. The Expedition 66 crew is also gearing up for a Russian cargo craft backing away from the station and moving to a…

CANADA NEWS: RCMP says it’s collaborating with Haitian police following Canadian’s kidnapping
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CANADA NEWS: RCMP says it’s collaborating with Haitian police following Canadian’s kidnapping

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it’s working with police in Haiti and the U.S. on the abduction of a group of 17 missionaries — one of them a Canadian — as the Caribbean country once again struggles with a spike in gang-related violence. A man walks through a street empty of traffic due to…

FRANCE NEWS: France v England: Vibrant domestic game helps French rugby league rise again
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FRANCE NEWS: France v England: Vibrant domestic game helps French rugby league rise again

Toulouse Olympique will play in Super League next seasonVenue: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan Date: Saturday, 23 October Kick-off: Women’s 12: 00 BST, men’s 14: 30 BSTCoverage: Watch live on BBC Two (women’s) and BBC One (men’s), with text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. After an historic season for the Catalans Dragons and…

FIRE: BLM Produces Video About Their Fire Management Activities
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FIRE: BLM Produces Video About Their Fire Management Activities

Still image from the BLM video below.Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management published a slickly-produced three-minute video that is an introduction to the wildland fire management activities of the agency. The BLM’s description of the video: “The BLM, a leader in wildland fire management, conducts a broad range of actions to protect the public, natural…

FIRE: Method Developed To Predict Onset Of Strong Winds 8-10 Hours In Advance
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FIRE: Method Developed To Predict Onset Of Strong Winds 8-10 Hours In Advance

Upper-air profiles detected with sodar can measure upper-air winds before they begin at the surface Sodar system used in the upper-air profiler pilot test. Image courtesy of Sonoma Technology.A team of researchers with Pyregence have developed a system for predicting when strong upper-air winds will descend to the surface 8 to 10 hours in advance.…

BUSINESS: ADDING MULTIMEDIA Weizmann Institute Of Science Joins Giant Magellan Telescope As A Top Priority For Science Worldwide
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BUSINESS: ADDING MULTIMEDIA Weizmann Institute Of Science Joins Giant Magellan Telescope As A Top Priority For Science Worldwide

PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On September 14, 2021, the GMTO Corporation welcomed the Weizmann Institute of Science into its international consortium of distinguished universities and research institutions building the Giant Magellan Telescope. The new partnership reinforces that completing the largest and most powerful Gregorian optical-infrared telescope ever engineered is a top priority for the global scientific community.…

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