NASA will try to redirect an asteroid’s orbit with a kamikaze ship

Published on: 23/09/2022 – 09:40Changed: 23/09/2022 – 09:44 NASA will attempt to do what science fiction has long imagined: redirect an asteroid’s orbit for the first time by crashing a ship onto its surface. A test of “planetary defense” that would allow humanity to be better protected against a possible future threat. The test is … Read more

In Paris, the directors of the space agency describe the state of space today

Sunday 18 September at 73e The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris, this high mass of the civil space sector begins as usual with an exchange of visions between the space agencies of the major powers. This year, however, we note the absence of Russia and China. On the programme: The moon and sustainability. It … Read more

here are the Liège municipalities that will boycott the World Cup in Qatar

Published on 19/09 at 11:11 By Stefano Barattini Several Walloon municipalities will not install giant screens in public spaces to broadcast World Cup matches, for ethical reasons, but also for energy reasons. Here is the decision of the Liège municipalities. *************************************** ** **************** ** ** ****** *** ******* *** ** *********** ******* ****** * **** … Read more

Space, a new market to conquer

Published on: 19/09/2022 – 09:45 The 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the most important space event in the world, opened on Sunday 18 September in Paris in the presence of several thousand representatives from all continents. France is hosting the event for the first time and has announced more than €9 billion in investment in … Read more

On September 21, you can discover the world of space at IAC 2022 in Paris

Wednesday 21 September 2022 is a regular public day at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which begins on Sunday the 18th at the Porte de Versailles. Take your seats now! From Sunday 18 September to Thursday 22 September 2022, the world of space has an appointment in Paris! The most important event in the field, … Read more

The Japan Astronomical Observatory’s black hole hunters are urgently seeking funding

After budget cuts, black hole hunters at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan are turning to fundraising. Gathering funds to observe black holes The Mizusawa VLBI Observatory of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), located in Ôshû, Iwate Prefecture, plays an important role in efforts to unravel the mysteries of black holes. Honma Mareki, … Read more

Frank Drake, pioneer in the search for extraterrestrial life, dies at the age of 92

After NRAO, Frank Drake worked briefly at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Research Laboratory as director of the Lunar and Planetary Science Service. In 1964 he joined the astronomy department at Cornell University. He was also director of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico from 1966 to 1968 and then of the National Center for Astronomy and … Read more

new equipment helps Chinese astronauts

As the outer airlock cabin opened, two crew members of the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft poked their heads out in their white spacesuits, and several tools then began to assist the walkers in the airlock. Taikonauts Chen Dong and Liu Yang began their spacewalk on September 1 and completed all the extravehicular tasks assigned to them the … Read more

30 years ago, South Koreans took their first steps into space (1/2)

Part 1 – From the Origins to the First Actors Traumatized by the Communist North Korean War of Invasion (1950-53), the South Korean authorities have never stopped wanting to acquire and master any weapon system that allows them to ensure the security of the territory, starting with rockets. The first rocket studies Initially, despite American … Read more

the Americans’ return to the Moon, a breath of “optimism about the future”

Roger Launius was 15 on the night of July 21, 1969, when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. In the memory of this former chief historian of NASA, as in millions of other Americans, the memory is indelible. “It was unreal, these images of men floating like ghosts on the Moon. I remember feeling … Read more