Agency's 'nauts to ride in US commercial crew capsules 'going forward' ESA handed out contracts last week, with the usual suspects scooping up awards aimed at lunar exploration and beyond. The Register spoke to David Parker, ESA’s director of Human and Robotic Exploration, about the Moon, Mars and when Tim Peake would fly again.…
Astronauts aboard the ISS had to move to a safe section on Tuesday as controllers maneuvered the orbiting outpost out of the way of approaching space junk.
No word if a trip through Manchester was scarier than atmospheric reentryHaving spent the last 20 months being lugged around the UK, the Soyuz capsule used to ferry British Astronaut, Tim Peake, safely back to Earth is returning to London’s Science Museum.The capsule has enjoyed an eight-stop tour of the UK, popping up in locations as diverse as the National Railway Museum in York, Peterborough Cathedral and the Ulster Transport Museum Belfast, as well as visiting locations in Scotland and Ireland.All in all, the organisers reckon the attraction clocked up 1.3 million visits.Peake traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) on 15 December 2015 aboard Soyuz TMA-19M and accompanied by NASA's Tim Kopra and Russia’s Yuri Malenchenko.The gang, expedition 46/47, spent more than six months in orbit and returned safely to Kazakhstan on 18 June 2016.
When someone British does anything of importance that we aren't normally known to do, the country tends to go a bit nuts.Like when Andy Murray won Wimbledon, or Tim Peake flew off to the ISS for a visit.That last one is quite relevant today, because it's been announced that the Soyuz capsule Peake used to reach the ISS is going to tour the UK.The tour is a partnership between The Science Museum Group and Samsung, letting visitors come and gawp at Peake's capsule and the 25ft parachute used to slow its descent.Visitors will also be able to strap on a VR headset and experience the journey back down to Earth with Samsung's Space Descent VR - an experience narrated by Peake himself.The first port of call is the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, with the exhibition starting tomorrow (27th September) and running until 19th November.
Christian numerologists claim that the world will end on Sept. 23, 2017 as they believe a planet will collide with Earth.According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21: 25 to 26 is the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.“25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'"'26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.'Sept. 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a "date marker" in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.