Month: April 2019

This op-ed originally appeared in the March 25, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Nuclear deterrence requires satellites for early warning of missile launches and satellites for communications in a nuclear-disrupted environment. Yet, these satellites will face a window of vulnerability in the 2020s. At this 11th hour, the United States can still close the window, provided
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Unique green Australian seaweed in the genus Ulva. Courtesy of Dr. Pia Winberg, Venus Shell Systems. Throughout history, cultures around the globe have enjoyed the nutritional and medical merits of seaweed. In more modern times, these macroalgal plants’ diverse ecological properties have captured scientists’ attention. Algae expert-turned-entrepreneur Dr. Pia Winberg is exploring the manifold qualities
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SAN FRANCISCO – Lockheed Martin Corp. expanded its business line April 1 with the introduction of Vector, a fragrance designed to capture the aroma of space. The aerospace prime contractor worked with Tony Antonelli, the retired NASA astronaut who leads Orion spacecraft mission planning for Lockheed Martin, to bottle the scent Antonelli encountered the first
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This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER’s primary mission. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury’s surface. Credit: NASA/Johns
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