Oct. 25 (UPI) — The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that was residing at the International Space Station for the past month has successfully returned to Earth. —> Read More Here
(Reuters) – A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 25 miles (40 km) above New Mexico, a feat that broke the sound barrier and shattered a world altitude record.
There was already a high probability that active region (AR) 2192 was going to erupt with a powerful solar flare, so it came as little surprise when, yesterday, the huge sunspot fired a powerful X-class flare right at Earth. And … Continue reading → —> Read More Here
People with a rare disorder called anhidrosis cannot produce sweat, and now a new study finds that the condition may be caused by a mutation in a single gene. —> Read More Here
Russia on Sunday is set to turn back its clocks to winter time permanently in a move backed by President Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with non-stop summer time that proved highly unpopular. —> Read More Here
Google’s Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft leaves the International Space Station on the morning of Saturday, October 25.
The images that adorn the enigmatic Phaistos Disc have been puzzling archaeologists for decades. Discovered by Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in … —> Read More Here
A space-weathered @SpaceX #Dragon looking great moments before release today – Oct. 25, 2014 . Credit: NASA/Reid Wiseman
Concluding a busy five week mission, the SpaceX Dragon CRS-4 commercial cargo ship departed the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, Oct. 25, after delivering a slew of some 2.5 tons of ground breaking science experiments and supplies that also inaugurated a new era in Earth science at the massive orbiting outpost.
Dragon was released from the snares of the station’s robotic arm at 9: 57 a.m. EDT while soaring some (…)
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