“Trump names climate science denier to run NASA”


THINK PROGRESS

“In a Friday night news dump, the White House announced that President Donald Trump Plans to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), a climate science denier to be administrator of NASA.

Bridenstine is a politician without any scientific credentials, unlike previous NASA chiefs, and for that reason his nomination has already been criticized by both Florida’s senators Marco Rubio (R) and Bill Nelson (D), Politico reports. Rubio said, “I just think [his nomination] could be devastating for the space program.”  MORE

“Orbiting bacteria: Space Station may need some tidying up”


CNN

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“Rosetta mission: Philae lander is on its way for comet touchdown”


CNN

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“Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes over eastern Virginia”


CNN

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“NASA: Methane hot spot in U.S. is triple the size of previous estimates”


DAILY KOZ

attribution: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan
attribution: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan

“NASA’s deep-space craft readying for launch”


CNN

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“NASA: Antarctic ice sheets begin inevitable collapse”


MSNBC

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(At this hour NASA astronauts are performing a space walk)


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“Astronauts plan spacewalks to repair International Space Station”


CBS NEWS

After an exhaustive effort to come up with a workaround to fix a balky valve in one of the International Space Station’s two coolant loops, NASA managers decided Tuesday to change gears and press ahead with at least two and possibly three spacewalks to replace a refrigerator-size ammonia pump module.

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio, a spacewalk veteran, and first-time flier Mike Hopkins are scheduled to begin the first spacewalk, or EVA, Saturday around 7:10 a.m. EST (GMT-5). The second EVA is planned for Monday with the third, if necessary, on Christmas day.

The decision to carry out multiple spacewalks to repair coolant loop A means a delay for the planned launch of an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket carrying the company’s Cygnus cargo capsule. Orbital engineers rolled the rocket to its seaside pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island, Va., flight facility early Tuesday for a possible launch try Thursday night.

The flight now will be put on hold until next month.

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“David Bowie Astronaut ‘Space Oddity’ Video: NASA’s Chris Hadfield Sings ‘Space Oddity”


“Ground Control to Major Tom…”

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