NASA Bigwig Defies Science, Boldly Declares ‘Pluto Is a Planet’

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By CCN.com: NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine is not impressed with the scientific establishment. Last Friday (Aug. 23), the contrarian boldly declared that – astronomer consensus be damned – Pluto is a planet. My favorite soundbyte of the day that probably won’t make it to TV. It came from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. As a Pluto … Read more

SpaceX Fesses Up: Mysterious ‘Anomaly’ Was Capsule Being Blown to Bits

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By CCN.com: The only thing worse for Elon Musk than a Tesla car exploding for no reason is a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule exploding to smithereens during a high-stakes test. The only thing worse than that, however, is describing the capsule’s obliteration as “an anomaly”. Nobody was aboard the Crew Dragon space capsule…this time. The … Read more

How to Watch Today’s Historic SpaceX Launch & Epic Triple Landing Attempt

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is gearing up to launch the most powerful rocket into space on Thursday. SpaceX will also attempt an epic triple landing which has never been done before. You can watch it right here on CCN.com.

The launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy was originally slated for Wednesday, but it was delayed due to high winds. The launch will now take place on Thursday at 6.35pm EDT. The SpaceX live stream is available below and will begin at roughly 6.15pm, 20 minutes before takeoff.

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Exclusive: Ex-NASA Engineer Raises Serious Questions about Boeing 737 MAX 8 Certification

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes have experienced their second fatal crash in five months. Former NASA Engineer Mike Slack commented on the trend in an interview with CCN.com and raised some sobering questions about the aircraft’s certification. Former NASA Engineer: Boeing 737 MAX 8 Definitely Has Safety Issues Debris strewn about the ground, families grieving, … Read more

NASA Scolds Elon Musk’s SpaceX Over ‘Serious Challenges’ Facing Launch Schedules

Nasa is pressuring SpaceX and its embattled CEO Elon Musk to fix rocket design and safety issues that could keep the U.S space program grounded firmly on Earth. The government space agency took SpaceX to task in its 2018 annual report released this month, noting four “key risks” to the rocket and capsule system designed … Read more

NASA Researches Ethereum Blockchain Tech for Deep Space Exploration

A research project funded and co-run by NASA is looking to leverage the Ethereum blockchain’s smart contracts technology to automate spacecraft maneuvering while avoiding space debris. In developments that could potentially have significant implications for deep space probes, NASA is putting resources behind a research project that fundamentally envisions the use of blockchain technology to … Read more