NASA adviser quits after request to change name of James Webb telescope denied
An adviser for NASA wrote an open letter on Tuesday on why they decided to quit after a request to change the name of the James Webb Space Telescope was denied by the agency.Lucianne Walkowicz, who is nonbinary, wrote that they were resigning "because NASA's handling of the questions regarding James Webb as a choice for naming its next flagship mission has made a farce of this [NASA Astrophysics Advisory] committee."The letter was also sent toLucianne Walkowicz, who is nonbinary, wrote that they were resigning "because NASA's handling of the questions regarding James Webb as a choice for naming its next flagship mission has made a farce of this [NASA Astrophysics Advisory] committee.
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(Reuters) - an exit in the planned space on Tuesday to repair a defective antenna of the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed Sine Die, announced the NASA, invoking a "Debris Notification" that it has received from the Space Research Laboratory.
Two American astronauts had to make a spatial station output at 12:10 GMT to start their work, a mission considered at risk slightly high by NASA officials because of the debris generated by a Russian anti-catellite missile test this month.
Battle brews over creating Space National Guard
Lawmakers say the Space Force needs it. But the White House says no way.Lawmakers from Colorado, Florida, Hawaii and other states that are home to space operations are pushing for a dedicated Space National Guard that can provide a talent pool for the technical space branch — while also benefiting from some of the additional spending that would go with it. The House recently passed bipartisan defense policy legislation mandating that a Space Guard be established within 18 months.
"NASA has received debris notification for the space station. Due to the lack of possibilities to correctly assess the risk that this could represent for astronauts, the teams have decided to postpone the exit into the space of November 30 Until more information is available, "NASA announced on Twitter five hours before the start of the output.
The American space agency did not specify how debris had approached from the spatial station, orbit about 402 km above the land, nor if they were related to the Russian trial.
The objective of the output is to remove a defective radio communication antennas set, which now has more than 20 years, to replace it with a new outside of the spatial station.
Four astronauts reached the space station on November 11 aboard a Spacex dragon capsule launched from Cape Canaveral's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, to join two Russian astronauts and another from NASA aboard the front -job.
Let’s Get to Know Space Force, Trump’s Most Misunderstood Creation
Despite Trump’s misleading hype and the constant sci-fi jokes, the newest military branch has a serious mission (though it’s still a bit funny).Perhaps there was no way for the U.S. military to create a service focused on space without eliciting giggles and incredulity, as Americans have been fed a steady diet of militaristic science fiction for decades. But it didn’t help that Space Force was established by President Donald Trump, who is known for his childish whims. When he proclaimed in 2018 that “space is a war-fighting domain,” it felt like there was a nonzero chance he was picturing U.S. troops blasting their way across the surface of Mars.
Four days later, an anti-hellite missile test carried out without warning by Russia generated a field of debris that forced the seven people aboard the international space station to take refuge in their ships, according to NASA.
The cloud of residual debris caused by the explosion has since dispersed, according to Dana Weigel, Deputy Director of the Program of the International Space Station (ISS) at NASA.
But the US Space Agency believes that the remaining fragments continue to pose a "slightly high" background risk for the entire space station, and a higher 7% risk of perforation of astronaut combinations compared to before the Russian missile test, said Weigel Monday.
(Steve Gorman Report, French Version Diana Mandiá, edited by Sophie Louet)
10 new astronaut candidates inaugurated at NASA .
NASA inaugurated a new astronaut candidate class on Monday, it announced. The 10 candidates were selected from 12,000 applicants and will begin two years of training in January as they prepare to possibly walk on the moon or conduct research on the International Space Station, according to NASA. "Today we welcome 10 new explorers, 10 members of the Artemis generation," NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, a former Florida senator, said on Monday at a ceremony in Houston near NASA's astronaut headquarters.