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  • Must See: United States Space Force Releases Insignia Designs (It's Right Out Of Star Trek)

    06/19/2018 7:25:39 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 106 replies
    United States Space Force ^ | June 19, 2018 | United States Space Force
    Here's a first look at the ranks and insignia designs of the new 6th military branch, the United States Space Force. The ranks are right out of Star Trek's Starfleet Command.
  • Trump Enters History Books, Orders Pentagon to Establish a Space Force

    06/18/2018 4:22:33 PM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    President Trump announced on Monday during a press conference that he is aiming at creating a Space Force as soon as possible, and he already ordered the Pentagon to “make it so”. Obviously, service guarantees citizenship, to quote from a famous sci-fi movie from the 90s. The US Space Force would make for an independent service branch and I bet dollars for donuts that today, June the 19th, 2018 will become famous in the future as the day when the US Intergalactic Space Force was created, and all that jazz. Joke aside, President Trump has said on Monday that, just...
  • US President Donald Trump announces 'Space Force' military wing

    06/18/2018 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.18.2018 | es/aw (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    US President Donald Trump announced a sweeping new space policy on Monday that will focus both on reducing satellite clutter in space as well as creating a specific “Space Force” as the newest branch of the military. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” said Trump, saying that he wished to revive the US’ flagging space program that has been bogged down by rising costs and a lack of political will. Trump said he does not want “China and Russia and other countries leading us.” […] He also...
  • Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

    06/18/2018 9:25:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies
    https://abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 18, 2018, 6:59 PM ET | By STEPHANIE EBBS
    President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. "It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. "We are going to...
  • Always Go With the Visionary

    06/19/2018 5:20:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-19-18 | MOTUS
    "That's no moon. It's a space station." - Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars IV A New HopeAir Force, Space Force: may the Force be with you. At a meeting of National Space Council intended to transfer space responsibilities from military to civilian hands, president Donald Trump surprised attendees by ordering the top US military officer to launch a new branch of the military in space.While the creation of a Space Force has been debated for several years, the move has been opposed by the military, which has instead begun restructuring the Air Force Space Command to better address threats in...
  • Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch

    06/18/2018 10:00:09 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 173 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch.</p> <p>Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</p>
  • Way too fast

    06/17/2018 11:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | June 18, 2018 | JoongAng Ilbo
    After the Singapore summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, denuclearization and a peace process is accelerating at a dizzying pace on the Korean Peninsula. But the public has mixed feelings. While welcoming a North Korea without nuclear weapons and the possibility of peace in a divided land, they cannot calm their anxieties over the stunning developments. First of all, our concerns involve Trump’s remarks about stopping joint military exercises between the two allies. After Trump defined them as “provocative,” the Moon Jae-in administration nearly accepted the suspension of the annual drills. But discontinuing those...
  • South Korea hails Trump-Kim Singapore summit as 'talks of the century'

    06/11/2018 11:30:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | June 12, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL: South Koreans erupted in applause Tuesday (Jun 12) as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for what local media billed as the "talks of the century". As the historic first meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader began in Singapore, images of Trump and Kim exchanging handshakes and warm words drew jubilant reactions in Seoul and hopes for a new beginning with Pyongyang. "We hope the summit will be a success and bring us a complete denuclearisation, peace and a new era" in relations between the two Koreas and the United States, South Korean President...
  • Days on Earth Are Getting Longer, Thanks to the Moon

    06/06/2018 11:11:59 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    Space.com ^ | June 5, 2018 | Samantha Mathewson, Space.com Contributor
    Days on Earth are getting longer as the moon slowly moves farther away from us, new research shows.  The moon is about 4.5 billion years old and resides some 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) away from Earth, on average. However, due to tidal forces between our planet and the moon, the natural satellite slowly spirals away from Earth at a rate of about 1.5 inches (3.82 centimeters) per year, causing our planet to rotate more slowly around its axis.  Using a new statistical method called astrochronology, astronomers peered into Earth's deep geologic past and reconstructed the planet's history. This work revealed...
  • Moon pairs with brightening Mars tonight

    06/03/2018 8:03:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Saturn will not be too far away. It will be just west of Mars and not as bright as the Red Planet. Mars is growing brighter every night. On July 27, Mars will reach opposition. This is when Earth will be directly between Mars and the sun. Therefore, Mars will look very bright and grace the sky all night. It will be brighter than Jupiter! Before Mars reaches opposition, the Earth passes directly between Saturn and the moon. This is a great time to view Saturn; it’s in the sky all night, and it is bright. Earthsky.com has a great...
  • South Korea works to prevent war between U.S., North Korea

    05/29/2018 12:03:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 29, 2018 | Mac William Bishop
    BEIJING — South Korea is desperately trying to manage the diplomatic crisis between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in order to avert threatened American military action against North Korea. Trump's announcement Thursday that he was calling off the Singapore summit was followed by a flurry of reversed decisions and policy re-statements, rhetorical declarations both hostile and conciliatory, shuttle diplomacy by minor officials around the globe, high-profile meetings and low-key discussions. The leadership in Seoul has been working around-the-clock to keep peace talks on track. On Saturday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un held a “surprise...
  • Moon may join U.S., N. Korean leaders in Singapore for 3-way summit: official.......

    05/28/2018 2:22:19 AM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2018/05/28 | Yonhap
    - South Korean President Moon Jae-in could make a trip to Singapore for a three-way summit with his U.S. and North Korean counterparts next month, depending on the outcome of ongoing discussions between Washington and Pyongyang, a ranking government official here said Monday. A three-way summit was originally proposed by Moon and the North Korean leader when they held their first-ever meeting at the border village of Panmunjom on April 27. The trip, if made, will likely be made around June 12 when U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are scheduled to hold their bilateral summit,...
  • Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA

    05/26/2018 8:24:26 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 31 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Gina Cherelus
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said.
  • Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86

    05/26/2018 11:20:27 AM PDT · by DFG · 56 replies
    ABC Houston ^ | 05/26/2018
    The Apollo astronaut and the fourth man to walk on the moon, Alan Bean has died at age 86. Bean died on Saturday at Houston Methodist Hospital. "Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew. He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly," said Leslie Bean, Alan Bean's wife of 40 years. "A native Texan, Alan died peacefully in Houston surrounded by those who loved him."
  • [N. Korea] Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un hold surprise second summit: Blue House

    05/26/2018 4:34:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NK News ^ | May 26th, 2018 | Hamish Macdonald
    Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un hold surprise second summit: Blue House Leaders met at Panmunjom for the second time, Seoul says, with results to be announced tomorrow South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a surprise meeting at Panmunjom on the inter-Korean border on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the Blue House. The meeting is the second between the two leaders, with the first having taken place at the same location and resulting in the signing of the Panmunjom Declaration. “President Moon Jae-in held a second summit meeting with Kim Jong...
  • Nope, our Temporary Moon Isn’t Space Junk, it’s an Asteroid

    10/20/2017 12:12:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universe today ^ | Matt Williams
    In April of 2016, astronomers became aware of a distant object that appeared to be orbiting the Sun, but was also passing close enough to Earth that it could be periodically viewed using the most powerful telescopes. Since then, there has been ample speculation as to what this “Temporary Moon” could be... ... “While HO3 is close to the Earth, its small size – possibly not larger than 100 feet – makes it challenging target to study. Our observations show that HO3 rotates once every 28 minutes and is made of materials similar to asteroids.” ... Reddy and his colleagues...
  • NASA says Mystery Object Orbits Earth

    09/20/2002 3:30:37 PM PDT · by Mark Felton · 45 replies · 549+ views
    NASA ^ | 9/20/02 | NASA
    Mystery Object Orbits Earth A puzzling object just discovered in orbit around Earth might be an Apollo rocket on a fantastic journey through the solar system. Listen to this story via streaming audio , a downloadable file , or get help . Sept. 20, 2002: Something odd is circling our planet. It's small, perhaps only 60-ft long, and rotates once every minute or so. Bill Yeung, an amateur astronomer in California, first spotted the 16th magnitude speck of light on Sept. 3rd in the constellation Pisces. He named it J002E3.Automated asteroid surveys scan the skies every few weeks, yet...
  • New 'Moon' Found Around Earth

    09/11/2002 11:35:35 AM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 76 replies · 519+ views
    BBC ^ | September 11, 2002 | Dr David Whitehouse
    New 'moon' found around Earth There could be another one By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor An amateur astronomer may have found another moon of the Earth. Experts say it may have only just arrived. Much uncertainty surrounds the mysterious object, designated J002E2. It could be a passing chunk of rock captured by the Earth's gravity, or it could be a discarded rocket casing coming back to our region of space. It was discovered by Bill Yeung from his observatory in Arizona and reported as a passing Near-Earth Object. It was soon realised however that far from...
  • South Korean official: ’99.9 percent’ sure Trump-Kim summit will go on as planned

    05/22/2018 9:50:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 22, 2018 | Cristiano Lima
    A South Korean official placed the odds of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holding their historic summit as planned at "99.9 percent," despite recent threats by the Pyongyang to withdraw from the gathering. Chung Eui-yong, national security adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, forecast that U.S. and North Korean officials would hold talks in Singapore on June 12 as scheduled, even as tensions have risen over Pyongyang's objections to military exercises executed by the U.S. and South Korea. "We believe there is a 99.9 percent chance the North Korea-U.S. summit will be held as...
  • China launch will prep for Moon landing

    05/21/2018 12:51:32 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/21/18
    China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to launch in the next six months. The satellite was launched at 22:28 BST on Sunday (05:28 local time) from Xichang launch centre in the country's south-west. It will settle in an orbit about 455,000 km (282,555 miles) from Earth. This orbit will also take it more than 60,000 km from the lunar farside, where China will aim to put down with a lander...