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RS-25 rocket engine No. 0525 is positioned onto the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in preparation for a series of developmental tests. Image Credit: NASA
RS-25 rocket engine No. 0525 is positioned onto the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in preparation for a series of developmental tests. Image Credit: NASA


NASA Begins Engine Test Project For Space Launch System Rocket

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Stennis team […]

Seattle, Washington. Photo by Rattlhed, Wikipedia Commons.
Seattle, Washington. Photo by Rattlhed, Wikipedia Commons.


Estimating Earthquake Frequency And Patterns In Puget Lowland

The hazard posed by large earthquakes is difficult to estimate because they often occur hundreds to thousands of years apart. Because written records for the Puget Lowland of northwestern Washington cover less than 170 years, the size and frequency of the largest and oldest earthquakes on the Seattle and Tacoma faults are unknown. Past earthquakes […]

International Space Station
International Space Station


EU Courts Support For Space Code Of Conduct – Analysis

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Daniel A. Porras The attempt at global governance of outer space has been gaining momentum in recent years. There are multiple efforts underway — the European Union-proposed International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, the Russia- and China-proposed draft Treaty on the Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in […]

The University of Hertfordshire ‘Bold Hearts’ Humanoid Kid-sized Robots and development team: from left to right Massod Ahmed, Daniel Polani, Sander van Dijk and Drew Noakes
The University of Hertfordshire ‘Bold Hearts’ Humanoid Kid-sized Robots and development team: from left to right Massod Ahmed, Daniel Polani, Sander van Dijk and Drew Noakes


Can England Still Bring Home World Cup From Brazil?

Football success in Brazil may not be over yet for England. Although England’s national team failed to make the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup, the University of Hertfordshire’s robot football team, the ‘Bold Hearts’, is set to fly out to Brazil next week to compete in the 2014 RoboCup robotics world championship – […]

International Space Station
International Space Station


New Report Flags Up Non-Space Breakthroughs That Could Enable Future Space Missions

(CORDIS) — The European Science Foundation (ESF) has released a new report on ‘technological breakthroughs for scientific progress’. While the sector is known to be a key driver of society-benefiting innovation, both ESF and the European Space Agency are banking on part of its future lying in non-space technologies. It is no secret that investment […]