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Boeing’s Starliner Set for Historic First Crewed Launch

Boeing's Starliner Set for Historic First Crewed Launch

Boeing's Starliner capsule, which will carry two NASA astronauts during the Crew Test Flight, sits atop an Atlas V rocket at Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Friday. John Raoux/AP

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is poised for its first crewed mission, a milestone nearly a decade in the making. The launch is scheduled for Saturday at 12:25 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. You can catch the event live on NASA’s website, with the stream starting at 8:15 a.m. ET. Weather conditions […]

NASA Plans Maglev Rail System for Lunar Transport

NASA Plans Maglev Rail System for Lunar Transport

An artist’s concept of a future human habitat on the Moon.Illustration: Ethan Schaler

NASA is exploring innovative solutions to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon, including a magnetic levitation (maglev) railway system for cargo transport. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program recently selected six projects for further development, including the Flexible Levitation on a Track (FLOAT) system. FLOAT employs unpowered magnetic robots that levitate over […]

Sun’s Largest Solar Flare in a Decade Hits, Impact on Earth Unclear

Sun's Largest Solar Flare in a Decade Hits, Impact on Earth Unclear

The flash of light pictured on the right side of the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. NASA/SDO via CNN Newsource

The sun emitted its most powerful flare in nearly a decade, just days after severe solar storms created the captivating Aurora Australis in parts of Australia. The effects of this recent blast on Australian skies and technology remain uncertain. First detected on Tuesday, the solar magnetic storm, also known as a coronal mass ejection, sent […]