Russia will journey two dwelling tourists to the ISS in lifeless 2021 – Engadget

Roscosmos wasn’t shy about the motivation to take on these tourists. It noted that these travelers were helping to fund Russia’s spaceflight industry, including future Soyuz vehicles. The publicity is almost secondary — this is as much about supporting future missions as anything else.The 2021 launch will take place under different circumstances, though. Space tourism…

Accumulate Ready For Gravitational Waves All Day, Every Day – WIRED

Aurore Simonnet/LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma Statea gravitational waves. These collisions, along with other astronomical activity that generates these spacetime disturbances, occur frequently enough that a wave should be rippling through some part of the universe at any given moment. But because the waves quiet to a murmur by the time they reach Earth, astrophysicists only managed to hear…

Some uncommon issues are going on with air pressure on Mars – Ars Technica

Undular bore — This feature is repetitive, and “slightly strange.” Eric Berger – Feb 20, 2019 1:13 pm UTC Enlarge / An artist’s image of InSight on the surface of Mars, showing the location of its weather sensors.NASAThere’s a new meteorologist on Mars. Although NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on the red planet late in 2018…

Israel to delivery first privately funded moon mission – The Guardian

Attempt to become fourth country to send spacecraft to the surface blasts off this week Technicians with the the SpaceIL lunar module. Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP A team of Israeli scientists is to launch what will be the first privately funded mission to land on the moon this week, sending a spacecraft to collect data from…

Controversial GMO Mosquito Experiment To Fight Malaria Kicks Off : Goats and Soda – NPR

By choosing “I agree” below, you agree that NPR’s sites use cookies, similar tracking and storage technologies, and information about the device you use to access our sites to enhance your viewing, listening and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic. This information is shared…