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This week in space: lots of NASA and Kepler, and a mysterious dimming star

This week in space: lots of NASA and Kepler, and a mysterious dimming star Over the next two years, NASA will work with six companies to produce prototypes for deep space habitats.Boeing is also working with NASA on the SLS, and Bigelow recently sent up the BEAM inflatable space hab module to the ISS.

Juno makes a death-defying swoop for its first and closest flyby of Jupiter

Juno makes a death-defying swoop for its first and closest flyby of Jupiter It’s all because of the extreme electromagnetic environment around Jupiter.Liquid metallic hydrogen circulating in Jupiter’s interior contributes to the strength of the magnetic fields forming a deadly donut around Jupiter’s equator (we think; Juno is designed in part to confirm or correct this hypothesis).

New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on a desert island

New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on a desert island But — and this is critical — these skeleton measurements are the merest tip of the iceberg as far as the evidence TIGHAR has encountered.The discovery of a water catchment system in 1944 that could’ve been built using materials carried aboard Earhart’s Electra.

NASA plans two new Discovery Program asteroid intercept missions

NASA plans two new Discovery Program asteroid intercept missions The first mission to launch will be dubbed Lucy, a probe built by Lockheed-Martin to study Jupiter’s so-called Trojan asteroids.The plan is to launch Lucy in October 2021 for an efficient transfer to Jupiter’s orbit.

The F-35 program is once again in trouble, with full flight tests delayed until at least 2018

The F-35 program is once again in trouble, with full flight tests delayed until at least 2018 The Pentagon has released its end-of-year progress report on the F-35, and once again, the news isn’t very good.” The Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) has been in SDD since 2001 and was expected to complete that process this year.

Lockheed wants to launch manned Mars Base Camp mission by 2028

Lockheed wants to launch manned Mars Base Camp mission by 2028 The hypothetical project would be based on Lockheed’s Mars Base Camp design, which is capable of a three-year round-trip journey to Mars.The Mars Base Camp would not look like your typical spacecraft with its symmetrical appearance.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.

Lockheed Martin Built Powerful Laser for US Army

Lockheed Martin Built Powerful Laser for US Army The laser, which recently broke a world record by producing a single beam of 58 kW, is being shipped to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Ala.The scalable technology, based on a design developed under the Department of Defense’s Robust Electric Laser Initiative Program, allows the device to be made more powerful by simply adding additional fiber laser subunits.

NASA's Quiet Supersonic Plane Could Soon Take Flight

NASA's Quiet Supersonic Plane Could Soon Take Flight It has been more than a decade since the Concorde was retired from service, and since then no passenger aircraft has exceeded the speed of sound.The agency is close to testing its design for Quiet Supersonic Transport, or QueSST, which could lead to passenger jets that can again reach supersonic speeds.

Your flight times could be cut in half, thanks to NASA's supersonic tech

Your flight times could be cut in half, thanks to NASA's supersonic tech The agency has a design for a new supersonic jet meant to reduce the effects of sonic booms to a much less noticeable "quiet thump.The phenomenon was one of the major reasons the super-fast transport was largely banned over U.

NASA Has Supersonic Ideas That Could Cut Your Flight Time in Half

NASA Has Supersonic Ideas That Could Cut Your Flight Time in Half Ever since 1973, the FAA has set a ceiling on the maximum speed of aircraft traveling over US soil.At farther ranges, they sound like mortar bombs from fireworks, and can wreak similar havoc on both pets and farm animals.