Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend – WRAL.com

By Tony Rice Raleigh, N.C. — The Orionid meteor shower will peak overnight, and your best opportunity to see meteors comes before dawn Sunday morning when an astonishing 15-20 meteors per hour are forecasted to be visible under the best viewing conditions (away from light pollution). These meteors are caused by debris left behind by […]

Astronauts wrap up spacewalk, accomplishing all primary tasks – Spaceflight Now

Astronauts wrap up spacewalk, accomplishing all primary tasks – Spaceflight Now

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) after spacewalk’s conclusion. STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Astronaut Joe Acaba works outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk Friday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now Staging NASA’s third spacewalk in 15 days, two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday and installed a […]

A newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say – Washington Post

(K.M. Chaudhry/Associated Press) At the close of the Apollo age, just months before the final moon walk in 1971, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface. There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long voids beneath the moon, just like volcanoes carved out the Kaumana Lava Tubes in Hawaii. What a sight a lunar lava cave would […]

Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky – Washington Post

SEA GIRT, N.J. — Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland and Delaware was a fireball. A fireball is […]

Astronauts Stage Third Spacewalk In 15 Days – News On 6

Staging NASA’s third spacewalk in 15 days, two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday and installed a new high definition camera, replaced a degraded camera on a recently attached robot arm grapple fixture, finished lubricating the mechanism and carried out a variety of other “get-ahead” tasks. The only items the crew missed were two low […]

Astronauts complete 3rd spacewalk in 2 weeks – SpaceFlight Insider

Astronauts complete 3rd spacewalk in 2 weeks – SpaceFlight Insider

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba working on the robotic Canadarm2 on October 20, 2017. Photo Credit: NASA TV International Space Station Expedition 53 astronauts Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba stepped outside for the third spacewalk this month dedicated toward outpost maintenance activities. U.S. Extravehicular activity (EVA) 46 lasted 6 hours, 49 minutes. It started at 7:47 […]

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