Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly ending Twitter fight with Russian space chief: report

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly plans to halt his Twitter fight with a senior Russian space official, which was sparked by the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. In a CNN report ¬†published on Tuesday (March 15), Kelly said that NASA had requested that he and other former agency astronauts stop such feuds, as they could … Read more

Safety of The ISS Has Once Again Been Threatened by Roscosmos Chief

Western sanctions against Russia could cause the International Space Station (ISS) to crash, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos warned Saturday, calling for the punitive measures to be lifted. ¬† According to Dmitry Rogozin, the sanctions, some of which predate Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, could disrupt the operation of Russian spacecraft servicing the ISS. … Read more

Russian space chief, former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly trade barbs on Twitter

The space partnership between Russia and the U.S. looks shakier and shakier every day. That partnership has been fraying badly since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, spurring the United States and a number of other countries to impose new economic sanctions. Russian space officials have decried these sanctions; in response, they have stopped the … Read more

Ukraine’s proud space industry faces obliteration but country’s former space chief has hope for future

Ukraine has a mighty space industry whose Zenit rocket is Elon Musk’s favorite. But the country’s potential might soon lie in ruins together with its dreams as Russia continues its bloody siege. However, the country’s former space boss told Space.com that he still has hopes for the future and believes the underdog Ukraine could help … Read more

Europe’s space chief says cooperation with Russia will continue, but experts aren’t so sure

Business with Russia continues as usual amid the escalating situation in Ukraine, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) chief said on Friday (Feb. 25). But it’s unclear if the partnership can survive Russia’s recent aggression, experts say. On Friday, ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher released a statement via Twitter addressing the Russian invasion of Ukraine and … Read more

Russian space chief criticizes sanctions imposed by United States

The head of Russia’s space agency warned Thursday (Feb. 24) that new sanctions imposed on his country could have dire consequences for the International Space Station program. “Do you want to destroy our cooperation on the ISS?” read one of the tweets from Roscosmos Director-General Dimitry Rogozin, which was translated by Rob Mitchell for Ars … Read more

Russian military could target satellites in Ukraine conflict, NRO chief warns: report

Various satellites could be targets of the Russian military as it invades Ukraine, said the head of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which operates the nation’s fleet of spy satellites. “I think we’re seeing pretty clearly that Russia is committed to doing what they want to do in Ukraine, and they want to win,” … Read more

News at a glance: New FDA chief, nighttime wildfires, and endangered koalas | Science

CONSERVATION Koalas declared endangered as wolves get reprieve The iconic koala is now endangered in parts of Australia, the government announced last week. The status of the marsupial was changed from threatened, on the advice of an expert panel that blamed dwindling numbers on habitat loss from land clearing and bush fires, droughts and heat … Read more

New trailer for ‘Halo’ TV series reveals more from Master Chief, plus a premiere date

The latest trailer for the live-action “Halo” TV show coming from Paramount Plus dropped during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game and not only did we get to see Spartans in action, but we also saw Cortana for the first time outside of the game, a teaser of some back story to Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 … Read more

How NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope project chief used Jimmy Buffett quotes to thank mission team

Turns out that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope project manager is a self-described “parrot head.” The term is a playful reference to fans of calypso singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who project manager Bill Ochs recently quoted when congratulating the Webb Space Telescope team. (For his part, Buffett was said to once call his fans “parrot heads” … Read more