Boeing Starliner, SpaceX Starship missions achieve major space travel goals

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Events in space don’t often play out like they do in the movies.

But a spaceship’s journey can provide more awe-inspiring sights and surprising moments than fiction.

SpaceX stacked its Mega Moon rocket and capsule Starship on the launch pad this week for its fourth test flight. The sensational show did not disappoint.

The uncrewed starship capsule traveled in an orbit before performing a controlled reentry and deploying its heat shield to the blistering temperature of Earth’s atmosphere. Eventually, the rugged ship burned its intended landing and splashed into the Indian Ocean.

Milestones achieved during the flight demonstrate the starship’s culmination Reusability, which will come in handy when the SpaceX crew sends its vehicle on missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Meanwhile, SpaceX’s rival Boeing made historic progress during its maiden flight by the crew of its Starliner spacecraft.

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule lifted off Wednesday atop an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

After liftoff Wednesday, Starliner and its first human crew set a course for the International Space Station.

But not without problems, including the plane Helium leaks and propulsion failures.

After experiencing potential setbacks with mission control, NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams received a warm welcome aboard the station Thursday afternoon. Now, both astronauts will spend the next eight or so days aboard the station.

“We’re happy to be in the space,” Williams said. “It’s not very good.”

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Giant snake figures dominate a collection of ancient rock carvings found across Venezuela and Colombia, believed to be the largest ever discovered.

Researchers suggest that the monumental works, which include human figures, geometric shapes and birds, served as boundary markers of the territories occupied by the carvers.

One of the serpent carvings is about 138 feet (42 meters) long Largest single rock carving recorded in the worldAccording to researchers.

“One could be a warning sign – you’re in our backyard, behave yourself. The other could be a sign of identity – you’re in our backyard, you’re among friends,” said lead study author Dr. Philip Riris, a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University in England.
“But I don’t think they have the same purpose, so they can both be easy.”

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The family that discovered the dinosaur will return to the site in July 2023 for excavations, including Sam Fisher, Emmeline Fisher, Daniel Fisher, Liam Fisher, Kaiden Madsen and Jessin Fisher.

A family hike through the badlands of North Dakota in 2022 leads to a remarkable scientific discovery — and soon, a rare dinosaur find will be on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Sam Fisher, his sons, Jessen and Liam, then 10 and 7, and their cousin Kaiden Madsen, 9, saw what looked like a dinosaur leg poking out of a rock, so they consulted a researcher at the museum.

A Preliminary excavations suggest it is a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rexAnd the fossil will be on display at the museum from June 21.

Experts at the museum will determine the fossil’s authenticity while cleaning it, and the public can watch the entire process in real time.

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Geologists have discovered the first evidence of fresh water on Earth, locked inside ancient crystal grains dating back about 4 billion years, much older than expected.

Researchers previously thought Earth would have been completely covered in a global ocean at that time, rather than dry land.

A new study suggests that Earth’s water cycle was already underway.

Invention means, geologically speaking, there was a recipe for the beginning of life Shortly after our world was formed.

Jacob C. Blackland

An artistic life reconstruction shows Geniornis newtoni, the last of the Mihirungs, at the water’s edge.

About 50,000 years ago, giant “thunderbirds” taller than humans and weighing hundreds of pounds lived in the forests and grasslands of Australia.

But these flightless birds, called mihirungs, have been hard to find in the fossil record — until now.

When researchers discovered a skull from a species called Geniornis newtoni, they set out to create a digital reconstruction of the creature.

The final product turned out to be a massive thunderbird Not an odd duck-like face with a powerfully muscled jaw.

Take a curious journey with these stories:

– Engineers have decided on a new plan to power NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Keep making mind-blowing observations of the universe After this year’s monitoring repeatedly went into “safe mode”.

– The The world’s largest collection of fossilized feces It’s now on display at the Museum in Williams, Arizona, where visitors can “get first-hand insights into the diets, behaviors and environments of ancient creatures,” said owner George Franzen.

– a An elaborately decorated blue room It is the latest discovery at the Pompeii archaeological site, and researchers believe it served as an ancient Roman temple.

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– Botanists have discovered 50 times more DNA than humans in the cells of a tiny fern. Largest genome knownAccording to new research.

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