Tag Archives: Space

Warning issued about fake eclipse glasses

The country’s top astronomical organization says it’s alarmed by reports that potentially unsafe eclipse glasses are flooding the market in advance of the all-American solar eclipse on Aug. 21 – and in response, it has issued a list of approved … Continue reading

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Oshkosh crowds mob Blue Origin spaceship

Even Jeff Bezos was impressed when Blue Origin’s suborbital space booster and capsule mockup went on display at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wis. The line to get a look inside the New Shepard capsule snaked around the … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit’s jet gets set to launch rockets

Virgin Orbit’s modified Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, christened “Cosmic Girl,” is back at its home base in Long Beach, Calif., for preparations that will lead to its use as a launch platform for small satellites. The jet returned to Long … Continue reading

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Science educator celebrates his asteroid

The Pacific Science Center’s senior adviser, Dennis Schatz, has achieved a kind of fame that so far has eluded the likes of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates: getting his name on an asteroid. Asteroid Schatz joins more … Continue reading

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Why asteroids loom as future space frontier

It’s been 55 years since satellite communications became the first commercial space frontier, and space tourism is looming as the next frontier. But what comes after that? Would you believe in-space mining and manufacturing? Those are the opportunities that came to the fore on … Continue reading

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Here’s how the eclipsed sun’s corona will look

Skywatchers will see a rare celestial sight during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse: the sun’s shimmering outer atmosphere, known as the corona. What will it look like? Astronomers worked their magic to give us a glimpse. The corona is … Continue reading

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Oregon braces for eclipse’s agony and ecstasy

MADRAS, Ore. – If there’s one thing central Oregon has in abundance, it’s open space. And that’s a good thing for the total solar eclipse that’s due to sweep through the region on Aug. 21. Even though hotel rooms are sold … Continue reading

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